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  • Chuck Schumer Cries Over ‘Dirty Harry’ Reid's Departure

    12/09/2016 7:40:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | 12/09/2016 | S. Noble
    Hack Senator Chuck Schumer called ‘Dirty Harry’ Reid, “truly one of a kind”, “one of the most unique men any of us…any of us..would ever meet.” “Harry,” he said, “I would not be the senator nor the man I am today without you.” He called him his mentor. He couldn’t help but cry as he spoke. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO.... Harry Reid ran the Senate like a little despot and Chuck apparently plans to follow his lead. He is his mentor after all. Senator Bob Corker, not one given to hyperbole, described his leadership as akin to Putin’s....
  • Harry Reid bids farewell to Senate after 30 years (Gives lengthy speech, VIDEO AT LINK)

    12/09/2016 7:05:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    MSN via AP ^ | 12/09/2016 | ERICA WERNER
    WASHINGTON — Minority Leader Harry Reid bid farewell to the Senate Thursday after 30 years in the chamber and more than a decade as top Democrat, a remarkable run during which he shepherded key Obama administration legislation including the sweeping health care law. But Reid leaves with his Democrats stuck in the minority despite his best efforts, and Republicans and President-elect Donald Trump making plans to repeal President Barack Obama's signature law as their first order of business next year. In an uncharacteristically lengthy and personal farewell speech on the Senate floor, Reid warned of "a new gilded age" ahead...
  • If you’re up for a terrifying endurance test, you can watch Harry Reid’s final farewell speech

    12/08/2016 6:10:01 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/08/16 | Robert Laurie
    Zzzzzzzzzz....... I’ll be honest. I have no idea if this thing ever gets interesting. I had it on in the background and I made it all of 15 minutes before I had to turn it off. Ethically-challenged Senator Harry Reid’s final farewell speech is a tedious, rambling, monotone diatribe that clocks in at just under an hour and a half.
  • Reid calls for limits to his own methods as divisive tenure draws to close

    12/08/2016 5:39:30 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Sen. Harry Reid warned his colleagues not to abuse the filibuster, asked for a return to pork-barrel spending and begged them to find a way to limit the power of interest groups to spend money in elections, saying Thursday that the fate of American democracy depends on it. The Nevada Democrat who led his party to political heights of a 60-vote majority, then watched as it slipped away over the last six years, delivered a pair of swan song speeches, regretting nothing from his hard-nosed approach to politics, while doling out advice to all who would listen. He is retiring...
  • Harry Reid wants to stay, says blind eye forced retirement

    12/06/2016 4:10:14 AM PST · by kevcol · 43 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 5, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has few regrets, but one is his injury-forced retirement from the Senate. "I love this institution," he said. "I wish I could be here forever." In a profile for GW, the George Washington University magazine, the school alum said an exercise accident that blinded his right eye two years ago has forced him to leave.
  • Democrats won't be able to block Trump appointments due to rules they imposed

    11/19/2016 9:07:35 AM PST · by BulletBobCo · 97 replies
    The Gazette ^ | November 19, 2016 | The Washington Post
    Senate Democrats are not going to be able to block Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions bid to become attorney general. And they can’t do much to stop Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo from assuming the helm of the CIA. And they have only themselves to thank for it. That’s because exactly three years ago, the Democratic Senate majority — led by Harry Reid (Nev.) — rammed through controversial rules fundamentally changing the way the Senate does business. They unleashed in November 2013 what’s called the “nuclear option” allowing senators to approve by a simple majority all presidential appointments to the executive branch...
  • Rule Change Pushed By Harry Reid Could Allow Trump To Get All Of His Appointments ead more:

    11/20/2016 3:48:50 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 65 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11-20-16 | Alex Pfeiffer
    A senate rule change championed by outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid could leave Democrats powerless to stop any of President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet appointments. In 2013, Sen. Reid and other Democrats pushed forward with a rule change dubbed the “nuclear option” to eliminate filibusters for all presidential nominations except Supreme Court justices. This means that a simple majority of 51 votes instead of 60 votes is necessary to confirm executive office appointments. The Republicans are set to enter 2017 with at least 51 senators and can gain another seat with a likely win in the December senate run-off race...
  • President Trump’s Cabinet picks are likely to be easily confirmed...because of Senate Democrats.

    11/18/2016 9:24:29 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 67 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 19 Nov 2016 | Karoun Demirjian
    Senate Democrats are not going to be able to block Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions bid to become attorney general. And they can’t do much to stop Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo from assuming the helm of the CIA. And they have only themselves to thank for it. That’s because exactly three years ago, the Democratic Senate majority — led by Harry Reid (Nev.) — rammed through controversial rules fundamentally changing the way the Senate does business. They unleashed in November 2013 what’s called the “nuclear option” allowing senators to approve by a simple majority all presidential appointments to the executive branch...
  • US solar panel maker to cut 1,600 jobs, halt plant in Ohio

    11/17/2016 2:24:52 PM PST · by mdittmar · 43 replies
    The Associated Press. ^ | 11/17/2016 | The Associated Press.
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- The biggest U.S. manufacturer of solar panels is cutting a quarter of its jobs worldwide and will halt production at its only North American plant in Ohio. First Solar Inc. says it's facing challenging market conditions and needs to retool operations to begin making a more efficient solar panel.The company based in Tempe, Arizona, will cut 1,600 jobs worldwide.Details about the restructuring plan haven't been released, but the company says it will stop production at its plant near Toledo that employs about 1,400 workers.
  • Reid weighs in on Bannon: 'Don't do this'

    11/16/2016 4:43:16 AM PST · by kevcol · 114 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 15, 2016 | Susan Crabtree
    "He should rescind his appointment of Bannon – Don't do it – think about this," Reid said on the Senate floor Tuesday afternoon. "… Take responsibility. Rise to the dignity of the office … instead of hiding behind your Twitter account, and show America that racial bigotry will have no place" here.
  • Reid spokesman: Trump 'always used threats and intimidation' (to combat slander and libel)

    11/13/2016 1:25:24 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    Pollutico ^ | 11/13/2016 | REBECCA MORIN
    Several hours after Donald Trump's campaign manager warned Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid to be careful "in a legal sense" after he released a statement calling the president-elect a "sexual predator," Reid's spokesman criticized Trump for trying to "silence his critics with the threat of legal action." “It only took five days for President-elect Trump to try to silence his critics with the threat of legal action. This should shock and concern all Americans," Adam Jentleson, Reid's deputy chief of staff, said in a statement released Sunday. “Trump has always used threats and intimidation to silence his critics," Jentleson continued....
  • Conway: Obama, Clinton should call for calm; Reid should 'be very careful'

    11/13/2016 10:43:43 AM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 13, 2016
    President-elect Donald Trump's senior adviser Kellyanne Conway on Sunday called on Democratic leaders -- including President Obama and Hillary Clinton -- to publicly call for an end to violent protests over Trump’s election victory, while warning outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid to “be very careful” about his personal attacks on Trump. “I am calling for responsibility and decency. I hope President Obama says, ‘Cut it out,'" Conway said on “Fox News Sunday.” “Everybody is looking for a peaceful transition, and you have the Senate minority leader acting like a garden variety political pundit.” "I think that the president of...
  • 'A sexual predator who lost the popular vote': Senator Harry Reid(truncated)

    11/12/2016 4:48:59 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 45 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11/12/2016 | Clemence Michalon
    Full title : 'A sexual predator who lost the popular vote': Senator Harry Reid slams President-elect Donald Trump's victory for leaving law-abiding Americans 'wracked with fear' Senator Harry Reid slammed Donald Trump on Tuesday, telling in a searing statement how the president-elect's victory has left those around him terrified. Reid, 73, who has been a Nevada senator since 1987 and has held some form of public office since 1969, said the president situation resembled nothing he had ever seen before. 'White nationalists, Vladimir Putin and ISIS are celebrating Donald Trump's victory, while innocent, law-abiding Americans are wracked with fear –...
  • Donald Trump 'Fueled His Campaign With Bigotry and Hate,' Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid Says

    11/11/2016 1:39:33 PM PST · by detective · 107 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 11, 2016 | ALI ROGIN
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is not going quietly into retirement now that Donald Trump is the next president. While many of his Democratic colleagues released conciliatory statements this week after Trump’s victory, the retiring Nevada senator issued a blistering statement today that blamed Trump for fostering an atmosphere of negativity and fear that many in both parties are now saying they must move beyond. “If this is going to be a time of healing, we must first put the responsibility for healing where it belongs: at the feet of Donald Trump, a sexual predator who lost the popular vote...
  • Harry Reid rips Donald Trump for unleashing ‘tide of hate’

    11/11/2016 9:59:43 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 92 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | 11/11 | Colin Campbell
    “If this is going to be a time of healing, we must first put the responsibility for healing where it belongs: at the feet of Donald Trump, a sexual predator who lost the popular vote and fueled his campaign with bigotry and hate,” Reid said. Reid’s statement further declared that “white nationalists, Vladimir Putin and ISIS are celebrating Donald Trump’s victory” in Tuesday’s election, “while innocent, law-abiding Americans are wracked with fear.”
  • Reid Statement on the Election of Donald Trump

    11/11/2016 6:54:29 AM PST · by Cboldt · 77 replies
    Harry Reid Press Release ^ | November 11, 2016 | Harry Reid
    "I have personally been on the ballot in Nevada for 26 elections and I have never seen anything like the reaction to the election completed last Tuesday. The election of Donald Trump has emboldened the forces of hate and bigotry in America. "White nationalists, Vladimir Putin and ISIS are celebrating Donald Trump's victory, while innocent, law-abiding Americans are wracked with fear - especially African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Muslim Americans, LGBT Americans and Asian Americans. Watching white nationalists celebrate while innocent Americans cry tears of fear does not feel like America. "I have heard more stories in the past 48 hours...
  • Harry Reid accuses Comey of sitting on proof of Trump-Russia ties, possible Hatch Act violation

    10/30/2016 9:17:56 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 54 replies
    CBS ^ | October 30, 2016 | Reena Flores
    In his last few months in the Senate, Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, isn’t pulling any punches -- especially after the recent revelations by FBI Director James Comey that more emails were found that could be related to the Clinton email probe. The pugilistic Reid, who plans retire after finishing out this term in Congress, penned a blistering letter to Comey Sunday, accusing the FBI chief of holding back “explosive” information about Donald Trump’s close Russian ties while possibly violating the Hatch Act by reviving the Clinton email investigation. “Your actions in recent months have demonstrated a disturbing double standard...
  • Liar Reid Slams Comey

    11/01/2016 2:45:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 1, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Chutzpah has a new poster child and his name is Harry Reid. The man who stood idly by as the IRS used its ultimate power to target the Tea Party and other groups in 2012 in order to reelect President Obama, the man who lied on the Senate floor about GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, now claims that FBI Director James Comey violated the Hatch Act by fulfilling his obligation to notify Congress regarding new evidence in the Hillary email investigation: Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid set off a firestorm of criticism Sunday after he said that FBI Director James...
  • Hold Democrats Strictly Accountable for the Clintons

    11/01/2016 1:26:56 AM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 1, 2016 | J. Robert Smith
    Like me, you must be heartened. Democrats in force are condemning Hillary’s bald-faced corruption. It proves that truth, morality, and justice triumph. Hallelujah. Harry Reid, the outgoing Senate minority leader, has broken dramatically with Hillary. In a letter to FBI Director James Comey, per USA Today, Reid asserts: "Your [Director Comey’s] actions in recent months have demonstrated a disturbing double standard for the treatment of sensitive information, with what appears to be a clear intent to aid one political party over another," Reid wrote. "I am writing to inform you that my office has determined that these actions may violate...
  • Hillary Has Nobody to Blame But Herself

    10/31/2016 2:23:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 31, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: What is all anybody wants to know? Is this gonna have an effect on the election? That's all anybody wants to know. And I'm gonna tell you, yes! And, if you don't believe that, just listen to the Democrats. If you don't think this is gonna have an impact on the election, listen to the Democrats. You got Dingy Harry out there reviving a technique of his in 2012. Dingy Harry's got another friend. And this time the friend said that Comey is breaking the Hatch Act, that James Comey is breaking the law by doing what...
  • Democrats turn against FBI director, accuse him of meddling in election

    10/30/2016 7:25:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 30, 2016 | Valerie Richardson, Stephen Dinan
    Months after they declared James B. Comey an honest arbiter, Democrats are now mounting a full assault on the FBI director, accusing him of inappropriate meddling in the presidential election after he notified Congress last week that he has renewed an investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s secret email server. The revelation, which Mr. Comey made in a letter Friday, may already be hurting Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign. At least two daily tracking polls — the ABC News/Washington Post and IBD/TIPP surveys — found Republican Donald Trump surging to within 1 or 2 percentage points of Mrs. Clinton,...
  • Harry Reid: Comey may have violated the Hatch Act

    10/30/2016 7:25:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | 7:01 PM ET, Sun October 30, 2016 | Caroline Kenny
    Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said on Sunday that FBI Director James Comey may have violated the Hatch Act, barring political activity by federal employees, through a late election season letter to Congress about the scope of the bureau's probe of Hillary Clinton’s private email service as secretary of state. Comey’s letter on Friday to congressional committee chairs said the FBI is reviewing newly discovered emails that might be linked to Clinton's private server. The new emails were found several weeks ago, law enforcement officials told CNN Sunday, but the FBI did not disclose them until Friday. The timing raises...
  • 'Comey may have broken the law'

    10/30/2016 5:46:34 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 69 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/10/16 | Ben Ariel
    Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid on Sunday claimed FBI Director James Comey may have violated a federal law when he disclosed, less than two weeks before the presidential election, that his office was pursuing potential new evidence related to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state, The Wall Street Journal reports. Reid was reportedly preparing to send a letter to Comey saying he appears to be aiding one political party over another. He further claimed that may violate the Hatch Act, which bars government officials from using their position to influence an election....
  • Harry Reid accuses Comey of sitting on proof of Trump-Russia ties, possible Hatch Act violation

    10/30/2016 4:39:13 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 114 replies
    CBS ^ | 30 Oct 2016 | REENA FLORES
    In his last few months in the Senate, Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, isn’t pulling any punches -- especially after the recent revelations by FBI Director James Comey that more emails were found that could be related to the Clinton email probe. The pugilistic Reid, who plans to retire after finishing out this term in Congress, penned a blistering letter to Comey Sunday, accusing the FBI chief of holding back “explosive” information about Donald Trump’s close Russian ties while possibly violating the Hatch Act by reviving the Clinton email investigation. “Your actions in recent months have demonstrated a disturbing double...
  • Washington at Its Worst: Senate Passes Nonexistent Bill

    09/22/2016 9:02:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 21, 2016 | Rachel Bovard
    On Tuesday night, the Senate voted to proceed to the continuing resolution, a bill that will allegedly fund the government until Dec. 9. The only problem is that there isn’t actually a bill yet. There is no text. There is no agreement between Democrats and Republicans on what the bill will fund—Planned Parenthood, the Export-Import Bank, control of the internet—all of it remains a mystery. Yet the Senate voted 89-7 to proceed to this nonexistent bill. The Senate operates under complex parliamentary rules that require a series of votes in order to “proceed to” or “get onto” a bill. The...
  • Reid: Dem gun bill 'would prevent the next attack'

    09/19/2016 3:19:25 PM PDT · by PROCON · 74 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Sep. 19, 2016 | SUSAN FERRECHIO
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Monday a gun control bill authored by Democrats would prevent another terrorist attacks like the ones carried out in New Jersey and New York this weekend. "We can argue from now on about whether this bill would have prevented this weekend's attacks," Reid, D-Nev., said. "But one thing is for sure, it would prevent the next attack." Democrats have authored a bill that would ban people on a federal terror watch list from purchasing guns or explosives. House and Senate Republicans have authored their own legislation, which would put in place a three-day waiting...
  • Save the Filibuster and Save the Senate From Partisanship

    09/02/2016 8:22:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 1, 2016 | Brian Darling
    The filibuster is under attack again, this time by Senate Democrats who are hoping to win back that chamber as well as the White House in November. Carl Hulse, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, reported Wednesday that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid wants Democrats to “move to curtail the filibuster” if they win both the White House and the Senate “only to run up against persistent use of the tactic by Republicans.” Hulse wrote:
  • Harry Reid's Seat in Nevada Up for Grabs

    08/14/2016 10:46:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 8/14/2016 | George Will
    On election night 2016, the nation’s attention might be focused on Nevada, where Republicans have their most promising, and probably their only realistic, chance to capture a Democratic Senate seat. Harry Reid, Senate minority leader, is retiring, and Republicans’ hopes of retaining their majority might depend on Joe Heck replacing Reid. He is a strong candidate for his party, as his opponent is for hers. Catherine Cortez Masto is a former two-term state attorney general who won reelection even against the 2010 anti-Democratic wave. She would be the Senate’s first Latina. Heck, an emergency room physician and a brigadier general...
  • LAWS ARE FOR THE LITTLE PEOPLE: Harry Reid admits to violating election law, (truncated)

    08/02/2016 6:30:25 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 16 replies
    Instapundit ^ | 8-1-2016 | Glenn Reynolds
    LAWS ARE FOR THE LITTLE PEOPLE: Harry Reid admits to violating election law, but FEC won’t prosecute. The Federal Election Commission, which considered legal action against former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee for joking about fundraising, won’t punish Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid for admitting to violating an election law. The reason: It’s not worth the effort. The agency voted 4-0 against pursuing action after FEC lawyers wrote a four-page memo that said Reid’s fundraising committee admitted to failing to comply with an election law requirement, but that it wasn’t worth the time or money to prosecute. Boy, people in...
  • Harry Reid is the latest Democrat not to be prosecuted for breaking the law

    07/31/2016 1:02:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 31, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    If you’re thinking about breaking the law and prefer not to spend any time in court, you may want to check into registering as a Democrat. The latest person in our hit parade of folks who appear to have broken the law but somehow fail to attract the interest of the authorities is none other than soon to be retired Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. Before we get too carried away here, though, it’s worth noting that the law which Reid is accused of breaking isn’t exactly up there on the list with Grand Theft Auto. His office sent out...
  • Harry Reid admits to violating election law, but FEC won't prosecute

    07/30/2016 5:23:11 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 17 replies
    Washinton Examiner ^ | 07-30-2016 | Paul Bedard
    The Federal Election Commission, which considered legal action against former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee for joking about fundraising, won't punish Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid for admitting to violating an election law. The reason: It's not worth the effort.
  • Report: Trump ‘openly praising’ Harry Reid on campaign trail

    02/26/2016 9:19:36 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 138 replies
    New Zeal ^ | February 26, 2016 | renee nal
    Free Beacon writer Stephen Gutowski tweeted on Friday that presidential candidate Donald Trump was "openly praising" Senate Minority leader Harry Reid "for attacking Romney over his tax returns when Romney was running against Obama." Trump's praise for Reid comes in the wake of criticism of Trump by Senator Ted Cruz during Thursday's GOP debate in Houston for "funding Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi." Via the Washington Post, in response to Trump's assertion that Cruz is not well-liked in D.C., Cruz responded: ...
  • Reid: Bill Targeting Sanctuary Cities Would 'Undermine' Local Law Enforcement

    07/08/2016 8:43:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 6, 2016 | 3:41 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday that a bill targeting sanctuary cities that refuse to enforce immigration laws would “undermine the ability of local law enforcement to police their own communities to ensure public safety.” “Senator Toomey”s bill will undermine the ability of local law enforcement to police their own communities to ensure public safety. It would deny millions of dollars of critical community and economic development funding to cities and states that refuse to target immigrant families,” Reid said in a speech on the Senate floor. Sen. Pat Toomey’s (R-Pa.) bill, the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act,...
  • Reid: ‘Time to move on' from Clinton email scandal

    07/06/2016 1:44:44 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    July 06, 2016, 03:50 pm Reid: ‘Time to move on' from Clinton email scandal By Jordain Carney Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday slammed Republicans for focusing their fire on the FBI for not recommending charges against Hillary Clinton. "It's over. It's time to move on," Reid said. "Republican attempts to continue their political hit job are just that, they're political." Reid's remarks are the first time he's weighed in on the Clinton email scandal since FBI Director James Comey said Tuesday morning that he would recommend no charges for Clinton's use of a private email server while...
  • Senators roll out bipartisan gun proposal

    06/21/2016 12:03:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 21, 2016 | Jordain Carney
    Senators on Tuesday rolled out a bipartisan bill aimed at stopping suspected terrorists from buying a gun, as lawmakers try to overcome a stalemate on the issue. "Essentially we believe that if you are too dangerous to fly on an airplane, you are too dangerous to buy a gun," Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) told reporters. The legislation would allow the attorney general to block the sale of a gun if an individual is on the "no-fly" list or the so-called "selectee" list, which requires additional screening at an airport. Collins said the two lists affect approximately 109,000 people, most...
  • Sen. Reid: The NRA ‘Doesn’t Care About The Constitutional Rights’

    06/21/2016 9:44:31 AM PDT · by PROCON · 40 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | June 21, 2016 | Eric Scheiner
    (CNSNews.com) - Following the Senate rejection of a series of new gun control measures on Monday, Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D- Nev.) told fellow senators “the NRA doesn’t care about you” adding that the National Rifle Association doesn’t care for the constituents of lawmakers and “it doesn’t care about the constitutional rights of the followers.” “Here’s a little secret for my Republican colleagues,” Reid said on the floor of the Senate Tuesday morning, “The NRA doesn’t care about you. It doesn’t care about your constituents, it doesn’t care about the constitutional rights of the followers.”“The NRA and its leadership...
  • Fox News Anchor Joins Left in Calling For Assault Weapons Ban(gretchen)

    06/15/2016 5:58:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 93 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/15/2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Calling for more gun control in the wake of mass shootings has become the norm for the president, politicians, and pundits alike—and Orlando has been no different. This time, however, a more surprising face has joined the bandwagon: Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson. “Yes, the Orlando massacre was terror,” she said, “But there’s no doubt that Omar Mateen was able to kill so many people because he was firing an AR-15, a military style assault weapon, a weapon easier to buy in the state of Florida than buying a handgun.” Let’s break for a moment here to point out that right...
  • Rainbow Flags With #ShootBack Written on Them Found in West Hollywood

    06/16/2016 8:22:16 PM PDT · by cll · 48 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 06/16/2016 | Ted Chen
    Rainbow flag signs with "#ShootBack" written on them were found plastered across West Hollywood on Thursday morning, causing a stir among residents and condemnation from city leaders, less than a week after the shooting rampage at a gay nightclub in Orlando. The flags, blending a snake symbol used by the Tea Party with the symbol for gay pride, were found all over the Southern California city Thursday morning, including in front of City Hall and one of the city's most popular gay bars, the Abbey. Crews worked all afternoon to remove the signs. City leaders say even though they're still...
  • Why Democrats aren't pushing an assault weapons ban

    06/16/2016 5:54:13 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/16/16 | Sarah Wheaton and John Bresnahan
    In a private meeting of Democrats on Wednesday, Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) begged his colleagues to push a measure that might have actually prevented Sunday morning’s carnage in Orlando: an assault weapons ban. Cicilline was answering the call of President Barack Obama and presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, to keep “weapons of war” off the streets. But Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi nixed it. Better, she said, to focus on barring terror suspects from buying guns. That measure’s a no-brainer for Democrats, she reasoned, and easier to explain to the public. "It’s not that we’re not strong enough to make the...
  • Nancy Pelosi Rejects Gretchen Carlson’s ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban

    06/17/2016 11:57:45 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/17/2016 | AWR HAWKINS
    During a private meeting on Wednesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi rejected the “assault weapons” ban being pushed my Democrat colleagues and Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson. Pelosi said Democrats should focus on fights that are actually winnable, and she does not see an AR-15 ban as one of those fights. According to Politico, Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) put forward the “assault weapons” ban, and Pelosi shut it down. She said, “It’s not that we’re not strong enough to make the fight. It’s just that we want to win the fight.” Breitbart News reported that Gretchen Carlson took time on air...
  • Judge nixes 'ridiculous' EPA request to block testimony in coal case

    06/17/2016 11:41:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 17, 2016 | Timothy Cama
    A federal judge ruled Friday that a lobbyist and former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official can testify for a coal company in its lawsuit against the agency. The EPA had sought to block Jeff Holmstead, who led the EPA’s air pollution office under then-President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005, from appearing as an expert witness in Murray Energy Corp.’s case. The agency argued that Holmstead’s time at the EPA is a significant conflict of interest and his testimony would amount to little more than unreliable legal conclusions. The EPA “effectively argues that, because Mr. Holmstead once worked at...
  • U.S. Senate Democrats discussing new gun control push

    06/13/2016 8:02:28 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 62 replies
    Reuters.com ^ | Jun 13, 2016
    World | Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:43am EDT Related: U.S., Election 2016, Politics U.S. Senate Democrats discussing new gun control push Leading U.S. Senate Democrats are discussing how to revive a push for legislation imposing additional gun controls in the wake of last weekend's mass shooting in Florida, according to a senior Senate Democratic aide on Monday.
  • Reid accuses GOP senator of 'praying' for Obama's death

    06/10/2016 5:30:02 PM PDT · by blueyon · 67 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6/10/16 | Chad Pergram
    As if the 2016 cycle couldn’t get any uglier, a nasty war of words broke out Friday when Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid accused a Republican senator of “praying” for President Obama’s death. ADVERTISEMENT The allegations followed Georgia Sen. David Perdue’s remarks Friday to a Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in Washington. “We are called to pray for our country, for our leaders, and yes, even our president,” Perdue said. “I think we should pray for Barack Obama.” He added, “We need to be very specific about how we pray. We should pray like Psalms 109:8 says. It says, 'Let...
  • Reid Vows To 'Stop' Clinton From Picking Certain Running Mates

    05/24/2016 11:57:36 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 34 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | May 24, 2016
    Add Harry Reid to the list of troubles dogging Hillary Clinton as she stumbles toward the Democratic nomination for president. The powerful Senate minority leader delivered an unusual warning to Clinton on selecting a running mate, vowing to "do whatever I can" to stop her from choosing a Democratic senator from a state led by a Republican governor. “If we have a Republican governor in any of those states, the answer is not only no, but hell no and I would do whatever I can, and I think most of my Democratic colleagues here would say the same thing," Reid,...
  • Utah prosecutor wants grand jury probe of Harry Reid, Mike Lee, feds, others

    05/10/2016 4:11:28 PM PDT · by DaxtonBrown · 44 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | May 10, 2016 | JENNIFER DOBNER and Tom Harvey
    It reads like a cast of characters for a detective film noir: powerful politicians, shady businessmen, high-ranking law officers and an idealistic, persistent prosecutor. The plot includes allegations of corruption, cover-ups and the naked exercise of power. Let's title this movie "Rogue Runner" — only this story is not fiction. It's the code name Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings has given the sprawling probe he has spun off from the investigation that ensnared former Utah Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow. And now, in a dramatic twist, Rawlings wants a state grand jury this summer to hear the evidence...
  • Dems' meeting boils over with Reid/Grayson spat

    05/11/2016 1:03:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11, 2016 | Scott Wong
    A routine meeting of liberal Democrats grew heated on Wednesday when Rep. Alan Grayson(D-Fla.) went after Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) over ethics charges dogging Grayson as he vies for the Senate. Reid was a guest at the weekly gathering of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) when Grayson confronted him over Reid's previous calls for the Florida Democrat to resign from Congress over the ethics complaint, which accuses Grayson of running a hedge fund through his congressional office. "Shame on you. It’s not true," Grayson said, according to sources in the room. "It is true and I want you...
  • Harry Reid Assails Donald Trump With Adjectives

    05/07/2016 7:47:41 PM PDT · by Innovative · 73 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 7, 2016 | Carl Hulse
    Never one to hold back, Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the Democratic leader and bane of the Koch brothers and Mitt Romney, made clear on Thursday that he intended to spend much of the rest of the year savaging Donald J. Trump. In a conference call with reporters from his home in Las Vegas, Mr. Reid lit into Mr. Trump, calling him anti-woman, anti-Hispanic, anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant, anti-President Obama and anti-working people, to name a few. “It is a sad day for Republicans when they decide to bow to Trump,” said Mr. Reid, who is not running for re-election, potentially freeing...
  • Trump: 'I'd have to think about' Cruz for Supreme Court

    05/02/2016 6:33:23 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 286 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/2/2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Donald Trump had a tepid response when asked if he would consider GOP presidential rival Ted Cruz for the Supreme Court, should the businessman win the White House. "I don't know, I'd have to think about it," Trump told the Daily Mail in an interview Monday. "There's a whole question of uniting and there's a whole question as to temperament," Trump continued. "He's certainly a smart guy, but there's also a temperament issue. "He's got a tough temperament for what we're talking about," Trump said. "You have to be a very, very smart, rational person, in my opinion, to be...
  • Harry Reid says Sanders has no path to the nomination

    04/26/2016 12:32:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 26, 2016 3:07 PM EDT | Erica Werner
    Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he does not think Bernie Sanders has a path to winning the Democratic presidential nomination. Responding to questions at his weekly news conference Reid declined to suggest Sanders should drop out or cede the ground to Hillary Clinton, who’s expected to post a strong showing in primaries Tuesday in Maryland, Pennsylvania and elsewhere. …
  • Here Is Rothschild's Primer How To Launder Money In U.S. Real Estate And Avoid "Blacklists"

    04/23/2016 2:40:34 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 24 replies
    Bloomberg/ZeroHedge.com ^ | 7 April 2016 | Tyler Durden
    <p>Anyone closely following the Panama Papers tax haven story, is by now familiar with the role that Rothschild plays in providing virtually identical services right inside the US by the Rothschild Trust, as explained in our recent article "Rothschild Humiliates Obama, Reveals That "America Is The Biggest Tax Haven In The World."</p>