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  • Corruption Scandals Led to Harry Reid’s Abrupt “Retirement”

    03/30/2015 10:17:29 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 30, 2015
    You’d never know it from the mainstream media puff pieces of Harry Reid’s sudden retirement, but it was a long string of corruption scandals—including a recent one involving his attorney son—that drove the veteran Nevada senator to abruptly leave public office. For nearly a decade Judicial Watch has investigated and exposed Reid’s involvement in a multitude of transgressions and JW even warned the Senate Ethics Committee, but not surprisingly, no action was ever taken. On multiple occasions the Senate minority leader appeared on JW’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” list for his role in a number of political scandals that...
  • So What Really Did Happen to Harry Reid? [It looks like someone actually beat him up...]

    03/30/2015 7:31:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/29/2015 | Michael Walsh
    It’s pretty obvious from the photographs that somebody beat the bejesus out of the soon-to-be-former senator from Nevada. And yet the national media has uncritically swallowed the cover story that “exercise equipment” was to blame for the loss of sight in the former majority leader’s right eye. Baloney. As far as I can tell, the piece of equipment allegedly behind the beatdown of Sen. Pat Geary has not been identified, but I can tell you from experience if the senator was using, say, a Soloflex machine this would be impossible: the weight straps simply come apart without any snapping...
  • MSM Incurious About Harry Reid's Gym Equipment 'Accident'

    03/30/2015 8:12:42 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 30, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    It has been three months since Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's exercise equipment "accident" and he remains blind in his injured eye. So when will Reid sue the exercise equipment company or even mention the brand name? So far nothing solid on this from Reid and the mainstream media continues to remain on incurious mode. This was particularly noticebable last week when Reid announced that he won't be seeking re-relection. Speculation again heated up on talk radio and in the blogosphere about this "accident" but from the MSM.....the sounds of silence. Among those taking note of the strange circumstances of Reid's...
  • Brother of Sen. Harry Reid arrested, accused of punching Nevada state trooper

    03/30/2015 7:00:44 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 29 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 5, 2015 | FoxNews.com
    The younger brother of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid was arrested Monday afternoon after allegedly driving under the influence and punching a Nevada state trooper during a traffic stop. Larry Reid, 73, was found sitting inside a Lexus SUV that had been driving in the median of Highway 95 near Searchlight, Nev. shortly after noon. According to KVVU, the arrest report for Reid said that the trooper asked him why he was driving in the median. Reid responded with what was described as "incoherent, slurred speech."
  • Was Harry Reid beat up by mobsters? (answer:yes)

    03/29/2015 6:56:20 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 106 replies
    Was Harry Reid beat up by mobsters? Is that the real reason for his eye injury that he blamed on exercise equipment? Harry Reid being beaten up by mobsters on New Years Day is just the latest rumor as to what really happened to Dingy Harry Reid. Supposedly, according to the rumor, Reid was unable to deliver a deal that the mobsters demanded. In addition to failing the get the deal for the mobs, rumors say Reid made a comment that the mobsters considered disrespectful, and one of them beat him up.
  • WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO HARRY REID? PART 2

    03/29/2015 6:30:55 AM PDT · by libstripper · 56 replies
    Powerline ^ | Mar. 28, 2015 | John Hinderaker
    Scott wrote here about Harry Reid’s announcement that he will not run for re-election, a decision which, Reid was quick to say, was not the result of his “elastic exercise band” accident. In January, I wrote OK, So What Really Happened to Harry Reid? I noted the injuries that Reid suffered on New Year’s Day, in Las Vegas: multiple broken bones around his right eye, damage to the right eye, severe facial bruising, broken ribs, and a concussion. Was all of this really the result of losing his balance because an elastic exercise band broke? That seems unlikely, to say...
  • OK, SO WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO HARRY REID?

    03/29/2015 6:26:14 AM PDT · by libstripper · 34 replies
    Powerlline ^ | Jan 6, 2015 | John Hinerraker
    We wrote here about Harry Reid’s supposed close encounter with a piece of exercise equipment, which landed him in the hospital. The equipment was later claimed by Reid’s office to be an elastic exercise band. This is how the accident allegedly happened: The accident happened when an elastic exercise band broke, striking Reid in the face and causing him to fall, said spokesman Adam Jentleson. Reid struck some equipment as he fell, breaking multiple bones near his right eye. As he hit the floor, he broke several ribs, Jentleson said. … Jentleson said Reid is likely to have severe facial...
  • HARRY REID BATTLES EXERCISE EQUIPMENT, LOSES [UPDATED]

    03/29/2015 6:20:27 AM PDT · by libstripper · 24 replies
    Powerline ^ | Jan 2, 2015 | John Hinderaker
    Harry Reid sustained what sound like serious injuries on New Year’s Day, allegedly while exercising. This is the complete statement that was issued by his office: On Thursday, Senator Reid received treatment at University Medical Center in Las Vegas for injuries sustained in an accident he suffered while exercising at home in Henderson. A piece of equipment Senator Reid was using to exercise broke, causing him to fall and break a number of ribs and bones in his face. Senator Reid will return to Washington this weekend and be in the office Tuesday as the Senate prepares to reconvene. His...
  • THE REAL REASON HARRY REID IS RETIRING [fear of prosecution by GOP president]

    03/28/2015 4:43:28 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 28, 2015 | by MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) explains his shocking decision to not seek re-election and retire when his term ends in 2016 by telling the New York Times, “he was worried his race would consume campaign money that would be needed in other competitive states as Democrats try to regain control of the Senate.” “I think it is unfair for me to be soaking up all the money to be re-elected with what we are doing in Maryland, in Pennsylvania, in Missouri, in Florida,” Reid told the Times. Reid said neither his recent eye injury nor concern over his chances...
  • Meet the Woman Harry Reid Wants to Replace Him in the Senate

    03/28/2015 12:35:52 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 30 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 27, 2015 | Andrea Drusch
    Harry Reid's favored candidate to keep his Senate seat in the Democratic column is in many ways a stark contrast with himself: a Latina prosecutor who has only run one competitive political race in her career. Yet Democrats are abuzz about former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, who Reid essentially endorsed Friday. She won both of her campaigns for attorney general—including one in 2010 that she rendered basically uncompetitive—by more than 15 percentage points and has family lineage in state politics. Reid worked during his Senate career to promote change within his state party as its electorate grew more...
  • Amodei defends voting record at GOP fundraiser (All NV Rep's united to continue Reid amnesty)

    03/27/2015 3:02:58 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Elko Daily Free Press ^ | February 09, 2015 | DYLAN WOOLF HARRIS
    Facing a room of Republicans, Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., defended his decision to vote against an amendment put forth by a fellow GOP colleague aimed to reverse President Barack Obama’s deferred deportation plan. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., proposed a funding amendment to block dollars for the president’s 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which was expanded via executive action last year. (SNIP) Amodei was one of 26 Republicans – which included two other Nevada Republicans, Joe Heck and Crescent Hardy – to vote against Blackburn’s measure at the beginning of the year. (SNIP) “I don’t know if we can pass...
  • Mitch McConnell praises Harry Reid as 'son of Searchlight'

    03/27/2015 12:36:11 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 27, 2015 | Kelly Cohen
    Mitch McConnell reacted to Harry Reid's impending retirement. The Senate majority leader had kind words for his Democratic counterpart, who announced Friday he would be retiring in 2016. "Nothing has ever come easily to this son of Searchlight. Underestimated often, his distinctive grit and determined focus nevertheless saw him through many challenges," McConnell said in a statement. "They continue to make him a formidable opponent today."
  • FORMER US ATTORNEY: DOJ SHOULD OPEN A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION INTO HARRY REID PUSHING EB-5 VISA EXP

    03/27/2015 12:08:07 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 27, 2015 | by MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    EXCLUSIVE–FORMER U.S. ATTORNEY: DOJ SHOULD OPEN A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION INTO HARRY REID PUSHING EB-5 VISA EXPANSION Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) says he intends to retire at the end of his term in 2017. But he may still face legal pressure before he leaves. Former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova, a leading legal expert on the prosecution and defense of white collar criminals, tells Breitbart News there is enough public evidence to launch a criminal investigation of Reid. “Here’s the issue,” diGenova tells Breitbart News in an exclusive interview. “Because his son was involved representing the SLS Casino and Hotel...
  • Good Riddance, Dirty Harry

    03/27/2015 11:43:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | March 27, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Harry Reid is retiring. Whatever happens to his Senate seat in 2016, this is good news for Republicans and it is good news for America. Good riddance, Harry. Good bloody riddance. Today we will hear a lot about Reid’s “service” to the Senate and to the American people. Ha! “Service” indeed. The truth of the matter is that Harry Reid is a stone-cold killer who has damaged Washington considerably, who has elevated his own political preferences above the institution he was elected to protect, and who has made worse the partisan rancor that our self-described enlightened class claims to abhor....
  • Harry Reid to retire

    03/27/2015 7:36:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 3/27/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Sen. Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., who suffered a serious eye injury while exercising in his home in January, announced what a lot of conservatives have been waiting with bated breath to hear: He’s not seeking reelection. He’s served for about three decades in Congress and has been one of President Obama’s biggest defenders on several of the White House leader’s key agenda pushes. “I understand this place,” he said, the New York Times reported. “I have quite a bit of power as minority leader.”
  • REID PRESSURED DHS TO EXPEDITE $115 MILLION FOREIGN INVESTORS EB-5 VISA DEAL CRITICAL TO SON’S

    03/26/2015 8:54:20 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 26, 2015 | by MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    HARRY REID PRESSURED DHS TO EXPEDITE $115 MILLION FOREIGN INVESTORS EB-5 VISA DEAL CRITICAL TO SON’S CASINO CLIENT Details in this week’s Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General’s report reveal only part of the story behind Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) abuse of his political office in 2012 and 2013. Through a brazen intervention, Reid ultimately forced the Department of Homeland Security to bend to his will in a way that benefited his political allies and family. The report concluded that Reid pressured a compliant DHS official to override normal departmental procedures and rush through 230 EB-5 foreign visa...
  • IG Report: Reid More Involved in Visa Controversy Than Previously Known

    03/25/2015 11:39:38 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 3-25-2015 | Lachlan Markay
    The Senate’s top Democrat was more deeply involved than previously known in an effort to secure U.S. visas for Chinese investors in a Las Vegas casino despite the concerns of career federal officials, according to an inspector general report released on Tuesday. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) and his staff received weekly updates from top officials at U.S. Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) regarding the status of visas for investors in the SLS Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, the report reveals. Executives at the casino’s parent company, a client of Reid’s son Rory, donated thousands of dollars to...
  • Report: Homeland Security Official Used Improper Influence

    03/24/2015 11:21:00 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03/24/2015 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    The No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department improperly intervened on behalf of foreign investors in three cases involving the U.S. government soliciting investments in exchange for American visas, the agency's inspector general said Tuesday. Investigators said he helped secure the visas, and created the appearance of favoritism and special access. The investigation could not suggest a motive for the official's involvement.
  • Top DHS official shows ‘favoritism’ to wealthy, Dem-connected immigrants: report

    03/24/2015 11:58:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 24, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department meddled in three high-profile immigration cases, giving special treatment to applications from wealthy and well-connected immigrants after calls from major Democrats despite the objections of career employees, the department’s inspector general concluded in a report Tuesday. Alejandro Mayorkas, who was elevated from head of the department’s legal immigration agency to be deputy secretary while the investigation was ongoing, also angered many of his colleagues by getting involved in the cases, and “created an appearance of favoritism and special access” for the wealthy immigrants, the inspector general concluded. Inspector General John Roth...
  • Vitter quotes '93 Reid Senate speech on ending birthright citizenship

    03/16/2015 3:15:00 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 13, 2015 | Sean Higgins
    Sen. David Vitter gave a speech on the Senate floor calling on Congress to end the practice of birthright citizenship, arguingthat "no sane country" would allow it for the children of illegal immigrants. Vitter ended the remarks Thursday by saying he was actually quoting an old speech by Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., who now opposes ending birthright citizenship. Reid had slammed Vitter over the issue the previous day. "This is not my statement. Let me clarify: This is Sen. Harry Reid's statement on the floor of the U.S. Senate," said the Louisiana Republican, who is sponsoring an anti-birthright...
  • Harry Reid Secured Subsidies for Aides’ Donors

    03/05/2015 8:21:09 AM PST · by Ray76 · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Mar 5, 2015 | Lachlan Markay
    Corporate donors to a green energy nonprofit operated by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s (D., Nev.) former staffers and a current campaign operative have received billions of dollars in federal loan guarantees and grant money as a result of Reid’s advocacy. Fulcrum Bioenergy began contributing to the Clean Energy Project (CEP) in 2013. One year later, the Nevada Democrat steered tens of millions of dollars in federal grant money to the California biofuel company. Fulcrum is one of at least nine corporate donors to the Clean Energy Project (CEP) that have secured federal financing for themselves or a client due...
  • Harry Reid Secured Subsidies for Aides’ Donors

    03/05/2015 5:40:28 AM PST · by lbryce · 3 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 5, 2015 | Lachan Markey
    Corporate donors to a green energy nonprofit operated by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s (D., Nev.) former staffers and a current campaign operative have received billions of dollars in federal loan guarantees and grant money as a result of Reid’s advocacy. Fulcrum Bioenergy began contributing to the Clean Energy Project (CEP) in 2013. One year later, the Nevada Democrat steered tens of millions of dollars in federal grant money to the California biofuel company.
  • 'Sharknado 3' Sets President and Vice President Roles (Exclusive)

    03/02/2015 8:22:59 PM PST · by Enterprise · 9 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 3/2/2015 | Lesley Goldberg
    Mark Cuban and Ann Coulter have joined the growing list of guest stars for the third TV movie in the phenomenon, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
  • Harry Reid swaps shades for frosted lenses as Nancy Pelosi dons dark sunglasses... (CAPTION!)

    02/28/2015 4:02:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/26/15
    Harry Reid swaps shades for frosted lenses as Nancy Pelosi dons dark sunglasses in solidarity with her bruised colleague Comedy on Capitol Hill - the intentional kind, anyway - is pretty rare. But House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi got chuckles Thursday when she started a news conference by donning dark glasses, a teasingly sympathetic gesture to the man standing next to her, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. 'I brought my glasses to be like Harry, but he switched on me,' Pelosi said, removing her shades.
  • McConnell and Reid to meet with Netanyahu

    02/26/2015 3:03:37 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 26, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Senate leaders from both parties will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his visit to Washington, D.C., next week. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will meet with Netanyahu on Tuesday afternoon, after his address to a joint session of Congress on the Iranian nuclear threat. On Wednesday, Netanyahu declined an invitation to meet only with Senate Democrats, fearing it would “compound the misperception of partisanship” surrounding his visit. The bipartisan invite comes amid rising tension between the Obama administration and Netanyahu. National security adviser Susan Rice on Wednesday called Netanyahu’s visit...
  • NC: Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid Supports armed Defense of Home

    02/26/2015 4:13:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A homeowner shot an intruder in North Carolina on Monday, February 23, 2015.  An accomplice escaped.   The pair broke in through a basement window, then broke down a door to gain access to the house.  The homeowner called 911.  He armed himself with a 12 gauge shotgun.  When the intruders kicked open the basement door and approached him in a hallway, the homeowner shot one once in the chest.  The intruder died at the scene.  The Sheriff, Coy Reid, had some advice for people who would consider breaking into homes.   From hickoryrecord.com: “The only thing I could advise these...
  • Sen. Harry Reid’s (younger)brother, 73, arrested for DUI, assaulting an officer and......

    02/05/2015 6:09:27 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 5, 2015 | Oliver O'connell
    The 73-year-old brother of Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid has been arrested after allegedly driving drunk and fighting with police officers. Larry Reid was arrested after being found in a parked Lexus SUV in the dirt median of a state highway in southern Nevada, the state his brother represents. He faces misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence, battery on an officer and possession of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol. He was also cited for not wearing a seat belt. He was released after spending the night in Clark Country Jail. Reid and his car were on...
  • Report: Harry Reid’s Brother, Larry Reid, Arrested for DUI and Assaulting Officer, Had Gun on Him

    02/04/2015 7:02:47 AM PST · by Zakeet · 82 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 4, 2015
    Sen. Harry Reid’s brother, Larry Reid, ... has been arrested for drunk driving, battery of a police officer, and possession of a gun while under the influence.
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Yucca Mountain Safe to Store Nuclear Waste

    01/30/2015 1:37:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 30, 2015 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Yucca Mountain, located about 90 miles north of Las Vegas, Nev. (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) (CNSNews.com) – The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has released the final two volumes of a five-volume safety report that concludes that Nevada’s Yucca Mountain meets all of its technical and safety requirements for the disposal of highly radioactive nuclear waste. “With reasonable assurance, subject to proposed conditions, DOE’s [Department of Energy] application meets the NRC’s regulatory requirements” for the disposal of “high-level nuclear waste,” the regulatory agency announced Thursday. However, “completion of the safety evaluation report does not represent an agency decision on whether to...
  • Felony Conviction of Reid Contributor Upheld By Ninth Circuit

    01/27/2015 8:53:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 1/27/15 | Hans von Spakovsky /
    In the midst of his recovery from a serious accident at his home in Nevada, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has gotten some more bad news: the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the felony conviction of Harvey Whittemore, a big financial supporter of the senator. According to the Ninth Circuit’s opinion, which was released on Jan. 26, Whittemore is “a prominent attorney, developer and lobbyist who has long been active in Nevada politics and political fundraising.” In 2007, he was the chairman of “a holding company with significant interests in golf courses, land development, oil and gas properties, and...
  • Reid Can’t Read [semi-satire]

    01/27/2015 9:19:52 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Jan 2015 | John Semmens
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) acknowledged that injuries to his eye sustained in an exercise apparatus mishap last month prevent him from reading. Rather than being an impediment to his legislative performance, though, Reid insists that it will be an asset. “The premise that a lawmaker needs to read the words he is enacting into law is erroneous,” Reid asserted. “Attempting to read the 1000 page bills we are asked to act upon is time consuming and, ultimately, unnecessary. Even when I could read I couldn’t bring myself to wade through the 2000 pages of the Affordable Care Act....
  • Conviction upheld over contributions to Sen. Harry Reid

    01/26/2015 1:43:29 PM PST · by Kartographer · 20 replies
    A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the conviction of a former Nevada lobbyist accused of making illegal campaign contributions to Sen. Harry Reid's 2010 reelection campaign. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected F. Harvey Whittemore's contention that the evidence presented at trial was insufficient to convict him. Prosecutors say Whittemore promised to raise money for Reid in 2007 and distributed $145,000 to 17 relatives and employees, each of whom then made the maximum contribution of $4,600 to Reid's campaign and kept $400.
  • Steven Brill´s Latest Work of Fiction

    01/26/2015 4:14:02 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 6 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1/26/2015 | David Catron
    I put off reading Steven Brill’s new book, America's Bitter Pill, for much the same reason I procrastinate when it’s time to clean the gutters on my house. I was sure it would be a boring chore that would leave me yearning for a shower. A previous encounter with this writer’s work in a 2013 edition of Time suggested that this tome would contain a catalogue of canards about U.S. health care, a tendentious account of the tawdry political process that produced Obamacare, and some hare-brained theory on how to fix our medical delivery system once and for all. My...
  • Obama Takes on His Own Party

    01/26/2015 4:03:26 AM PST · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 1-26-2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The theme of Obama’s last campaign was “Forward.” Having thoroughly alienated Republicans in Congress, he is boldly moving forward on his final mission of also alienating the Democrats. It’s no secret that Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader, now loathes Obama. But the conflict between Senate Democrats and Obama is approaching explosive temperatures. Senator Menendez accused Obama of parroting talking points out of Tehran as the Senate approaches a sanctions vote. Obama has threatened to veto bills on Iran and Keystone, along with others, leading to a showdown in which Democrats will have to choose between Obama and electability....
  • Charles Koch: We’re just getting started ('Left-eye' Reid deeply saddened)

    01/25/2015 3:46:11 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/24/15 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    Charles Koch on Saturday signaled to hundreds of donors, operatives and conservative leaders gathered in the California desert that the political operation he and his brother David created was just getting started. “Americans have taken an important step in slowing down the march toward collectivism,” Charles Koch said in his speech, seemingly in reference to the Republican takeover of the Senate during the 2014 midterm elections. “But as many of you know, we don’t rest on our laurels. We are already back at work and hard at it! In fact, the work never really ends. Because the struggle for freedom...
  • Caption Ried

    01/22/2015 8:40:40 PM PST · by garjog · 48 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | Jan 2015 | by DAN RIEHL21
    "Calling it “a necessary step to assist in recovering full vision,” doctors for 75-year-old Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid say he will need surgery following a recent accident said to have happened while he was exercising at home."
  • Harry Reid in winter

    01/22/2015 5:02:50 PM PST · by mdittmar · 30 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 1/22/15 | Manu Raju
    The Senate Democrats' wounded leader is desperate to show that he's still in charge. Harry Reid doesn’t particularly like long phone calls. He is known to abruptly hang up after a quick conversation with an aide, a senator or a lobbyist.But in the aftermath of a grisly New Year’s Day exercise accident, which gave him four broken ribs and may leave him permanently blind in one eye, the 75-year-old Nevada Democrat has been burning up the phones with up to 50 calls per day, trying to make clear that he’s still in charge.
  • Reid Says He's 'Doing Fine,' But Has 'Not Been Able to Read'

    01/22/2015 6:32:47 PM PST · by PittsburghAfterDark · 44 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | January 22, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    In a press conference with reporters today on Capitol Hill, Harry Reid described what he's been up to since injuring his face and ribs in an exercising accident: "As some of you know, I'm an avid reader. Read lots and lots of books, even some good ones during the break. So because -- I have not been able to read. They have told me if you have an eye that's healing and you try to overwork your good eye, it puts too much pressure on it. So I haven't been reading. I'm now on rehab so last night for example...
  • How US stopped Hambali

    02/10/2006 7:04:06 PM PST · by Fred Nerks · 39 replies · 879+ views
    The Australian ^ | February 11, 2006 | Natalie O'Brien and Patrick Walters
    How US stopped Hambali Natalie O'Brien and Patrick Walters February 11, 2006 IT should have been no surprise that the Southeast Asian terror group Jemaah Islamiah and its operations chief Hambali were named by US President George W. Bush as the figures behind a 2002 plot to fly a plane into California's tallest building. JI and Hambali, mastermind of the Bali bombing, were not only intimately connected with al-Qa'ida's chief strategist Khalid Sheik Mohammed in the plan to destroy the US Bank Tower in Los Angeles, they had been in cahoots for years, planning to blow up US airliners and...
  • Top Democratic Senator Harry Reid returns to US Capitol with eye bandages and bruises after exercise

    01/20/2015 12:27:14 PM PST · by Zakeet · 64 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | January 20, 2015 | David Martosko
    Complete Headline: Top Democratic Senator Harry Reid returns to US Capitol with eye bandages and bruises after exercise injury, but will skip State of the Union address Reid, 75, broke ribs and fractured bones in his face when an exercise machine broke and send him flying into cabinets at his new Nevada house He may lose sight in his right eye but is talking about running for a sixth term next year The Democrats' top senator will not attend the State of the Union address He has been taking meetings at his house in Washington, D.C. but hadn't been seen...
  • Harry Reid Likely To Return To Senate Next Week: Democratic Aide

    01/15/2015 11:19:43 PM PST · by Mozilla · 19 replies
    Huffpo ^ | 1-15-15 | Andrew Taylor
    A Senate Democratic aide says Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is likely to return to the Senate next week after missing the first two weeks of business due to injuries sustained in a fall at his new home in Nevada. Reid is suffering from broken facial bones and ribs after slamming into a counter when a piece of exercise equipment broke. He also sustained a concussion. The aide said Reid won't return without the permission of his doctors. The 75-year-old Democrat said in a radio interview this week that the injuries won't prevent him from running for a sixth term...
  • First Senate Race Ratings Revealed

    01/12/2015 1:30:36 PM PST · by george76 · 36 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Jan. 9, 2015 | Nathan L. Gonzales
    Democratic vulnerabilities appear to be limited to just two states. Former Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Michael Bennet’s re-election in Colorado is rated as Leans Democratic. His home-state colleague, Democrat Mark Udall, was defeated in November. And Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid can expect a tough race in Nevada if he seeks re-election. His race is also rated Leans Democratic, as Republicans search for a challenger. ... Four of the nine seats Democrats lost in 2014 were listed as Tossups nearly two years before the election. In January 2013, Alaska, Montana and North Carolina were rated as Leans Democratic, and...
  • Reid: 'No intention of just rolling over' (Broken ribs get worse?)

    01/07/2015 6:15:44 PM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/07/15 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) on Wednesday fired back at Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) characterization of the chamber as dysfunctional during eight years of Democratic control. McConnell, speaking on the Senate floor this week, has repeatedly characterized the upper chamber as a body paralyzed by Reid’s iron grip on the agenda. The new Republican majority leader pledged Wednesday to “restore the Senate” by returning to regular order and getting committees working again. Reid said McConnell’s narrative is off-base. “The new majority leader claims the Senate has not achieved, in his words, ‘squat,’ in recent years. The numbers in...
  • Picture of Harry Reid after getting his ass beat by a treadmill

    01/06/2015 7:51:02 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 52 replies
    Harry Reid used to be a tomato can boxer. So he’s used to getting his ass beat. Harry Reid couldn’t make it to the start of the 114th Congress, so he decided to release a pity me video message instead. Harry Reid not only looks like the senile old coot he is, but also he’s starting to resemble a pirate.
  • The 7 Senate Races to Watch in 2016 (Wasserman Dipstick?)

    01/03/2015 12:42:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    National Journal ^ | 1/01/15 | Josh Kraushaar
    Democrats are looking to reclaim their Senate majority in two years, but after losing nine Senate seats in 2014, their path back to that majority won't be easy. **SNIP** Florida: Will Marco Rubio be running for a second term? Jeb Bush's decision to run for president complicates Rubio's own interests for higher office. With many of the freshman senator's most reliable donors lining up with Bush, it's increasingly possible that Rubio will opt to run for reelection. But what's bad for Rubio's national ambitions would be good for the GOP's chances of holding onto the swing Senate seat. If Rubio...
  • Reid Blames Koch Brothers for Injuries [satire]

    01/03/2015 12:07:36 PM PST · by John Semmens · 15 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 Jan 2015 | John Semmens
    Senator Harry Reid was injured when a home exercise apparatus he was using collapsed under him. The former Majority Leader suffered broken bones in his face and ribs. Though his injuries were described as "relatively minor," Reid's anger at the Koch brothers was not. "I don't know how they did it, but their insidious campaign of terror against this country's legitimate leaders must be stopped," Reid demanded. Doubtful that a judicial remedy could suffice due to lack of evidence, Reid vowed he would "call upon the President to utilize his newly asserted executive authority to ensure that justice is meted...
  • Reid Suffers Broken Ribs, Bones in Accident

    01/02/2015 7:23:46 AM PST · by don-o · 44 replies
    AP via abc ^ | January 2, 2015
    Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid was hospitalized after suffering an injury while exercising in his Nevada home. His office says Reid broke a number of ribs and bones in his face. The injury occurred when a piece of equipment Reid was using to exercise broke, causing the senator to fall.
  • Reid suffers broken ribs, bones in accident

    01/02/2015 8:01:29 PM PST · by Mozilla · 116 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 2, 2015 | By CHARLES BABINGTON
    Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid broke several ribs and facial bones when a piece of exercise equipment snapped at his Nevada home Thursday, causing the lawmaker to fall. In a statement issued Friday, Reid's office said the 75-year-old senator was hospitalized overnight at University Medical Center in Las Vegas as a precaution and was released on Friday.
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    01/02/2015 12:58:37 PM PST · by Deathtomarxists · 110 replies
    western journalism.com ^ | January 2, 2015 | Norvell Rose
    Harry Reid suffers severe injuries from freak exercise equipment accident. Rubber band breaks and smacks him in the face and he falls. Broken bones in face and ribs.
  • Harry Reid Breaks 'Number of Ribs and Bones in His Face' While Exercising

    01/02/2015 10:46:24 AM PST · by Bubba_Leroy · 15 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 2, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    Harry Reid had an accident while exercising, the Senate Democratic leader's office tells reporters. Here's the full statement: “On Thursday, Senator Reid received treatment at University Medical Center in Las Vegas for injuries sustained in an accident he suffered while exercising at home in Henderson. “A piece of equipment Senator Reid was using to exercise broke, causing him to fall and break a number of ribs and bones in his face. “Senator Reid will return to Washington this weekend and be in the office Tuesday as the Senate prepares to reconvene. His doctors expect a full recovery. “Senator Reid was...