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  • [Dems LIE] Harry Reid: No Regrets Over False Romney Charges

    08/04/2016 1:37:50 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 19 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | March 31, 2015 | Alex Rogers
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has no regrets with falsely accusing Mitt Romney of paying zero taxes for ten years during the 2012 presidential elections. (03/31/15 article/interview) VP Joe Biden: (08/14/12) "They're going to put y'all back in chains." (note the "y'all" - spoken for intent!?)
  • 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.
  • Reid: Trump is a 'hateful con man'

    07/27/2016 4:52:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 27, 2016 | Alexander Bolton
    Greg Nash Speaking for the last time at a Democratic convention as a party leader or elected official, Senate Minority LeaderHarry Reid (Nev.) used the occasion Wednesday to unload on Donald Trump, calling him a hateful con man. Reid blamed what he called the divisive tactics of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and other congressional Republicans for enabling Trumps rise. His Republican Party decided that the answer to hard-working Americans' dreams is to slander our African-American president, stoke fear of Muslims, sow hatred of Latinos, insult Asians, and, of course, wage war against women, Reid said. In other...
  • Harry Reid To Intel Community: Give Donald Trump Fake Briefings

    07/27/2016 2:24:15 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 76 replies
    huffingtonpost.com ^ | 7/27/16 | Ryan Grim
    PHILADELPHIA - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is advising intelligence officials that if they end up giving GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump classified briefings during the campaign, they should just fake it and make sure not to divulge anything important. How would the CIA and the other intelligence agencies brief this guy? How could they do that? I would suggest to the intelligence agencies, if youre forced to brief this guy, dont tell him anything, just fake it, because this man is dangerous, Reid said in an interview with The Huffington Post Wednesday afternoon. Fake it, pretend youre doing...
  • 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: ...
  • Top Senate Dems defend Lynch-Clinton meeting

    06/30/2016 9:50:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 65 replies
    thehill.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | Jordain Carney
    Two of the Senate's top Democrats are defending a private meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton this week. "She's an honorable person. We know that," Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), expected to be the next Senate Democratic leader, told reporters on Thursday. "She has said nothing was discussed related to the investigation so you have two choices: To say this didn't matter or she's lying. I think it didn't matter. I don't think she's lying." "All I can say is Loretta Lynch is one of the most outstanding human beings I've ever known," Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.)...
  • Reid: Terrorists Are Using Americas Lax Gun Laws Against Us

    06/15/2016 3:15:14 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 77 replies
    Harry Reid's Senate Web page ^ | 6/15/16 | Harry Reid
    Washington, D.C. Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senator floor today calling on Republicans to join with Democrats to pass legislation preventing suspected terrorists from buying guns and explosives. Below are his remarks: Here is a frightening quote from an Al Qaeda spokesman urging would-be terrorists to buy weapons here in the United States. America is absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms. You can go down to a gun show at the local convention center and come away with a fully automatic assault rifle, without a background check, and most likely without having to show an identification card....
  • 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 couldnt 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 Obamas death. ADVERTISEMENT The allegations followed Georgia Sen. David Perdues 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...
  • Pelosi, Reid: Cancel Memorial Day recess to deal with Zika, Supreme Court

    05/26/2016 12:23:44 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    House and Senate Democrats told Republican leaders Thursday to postpone a Memorial Day recess until their demands for Supreme Court nomination hearings and emergency spending to combat the Zika virus and other crises are met. From the opioids and heroin crisis to the lead-tainted water scandal in Flint, Mich., Congress faces a larger workload than ever but has opted to work less in a contentious election year, according to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. Congress is set to skip town Thursday for its Memorial Day break and will not return until the second week...
  • Harry Reid to Rep. Alan Grayson: 'I want you to lose'

    05/11/2016 8:52:57 PM PDT · by Kush · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/11/2016 | Burgess Everett and seung Min Kim
    Rep. Alan Grayson angrily confronted Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Wednesday, disrupting a meeting of the Congressional Progressive Caucus in front of dozens of staffers and members of Congress.Grayson (D-Fla.), whose bid for the open Florida Senate seat Reid vehemently opposes, arrived at the meeting with Reids February statement in hand, according to two sources in the room. In that statement, Reid said Grayson has no moral compass and used his status as a congressman to unethically promote his Cayman Islands hedge funds. ...The Florida Senate candidate said in a statement afterward: I have a low opinion of Reids...
  • 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. Its not true," Grayson said, according to sources in the room. "It is true and I want you...
  • 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...
  • Cliven Bundy sues Obama, Harry Reid, Nevada officials

    05/10/2016 8:21:06 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 9 replies
    WND ^ | May 10, 2016 | Cheryl Chumley
    The suit filed Tuesday and posted on Larry Klaymans website names Obama, Reid, Clark County Commission Chairman Rory Reid who is Harry Reids son and U.S. District Court Judge Gloria Navarro, accusing them of violating his constitutional rights and seeking a release from solitary confinement, as well as a dismissal of his indictment.
  • 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...
  • Not over yet: Reid cautions Democrats relishing Trump election battle

    05/05/2016 1:51:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 5, 2016 | By Richard Cowan
    For some Democrats, Donald Trump may seem to be a gift - set to steer Republicans into a trainwreck election in November - but senior Democrat Harry Reid said on Thursday he worried people might be too confident. "Am I concerned about it? Of course I am," the U.S. Senate Democratic leader said. "I think this race could be a debacle for the Republicans," Reid added. "But I'm not taking anything for granted. I'm not being over confident." "By nominating Trump, I guess it's the natural evolution of a party that's spent eight years defining itself entirely on what it's...
  • Harry Reid: Democrats Will Take Senate Majority

    05/05/2016 7:12:50 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid vows that a Democratic takeover of the Senate is fairly certain in the November elections. Discussing the race for president, Reid said he was confident that Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton would win the party's nomination and then the general election. He stressed her intelligence and ability to grasp the issues on a wide variety of subjects. Reid harshly criticized Republican front-runner Donald Trump, saying that he "can't imagine how the establishment Republicans feel about somebody whos about as far from anything that anyone believes in as Donald Trump. I cant imagine this man being the...
  • Grassley fires back at Reid's 'juvenile' criticism

    04/21/2016 6:59:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 21, 2016 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) fired back Thursay at Minority LeaderHarry Reid for criticizing his probe into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. "I want to ... respond to Sen. Reid's juvenile attacks on my Judiciary Committee's investigations and to Sen. Reid's frequent crying about my previous State Department holds," said Grassley, who chairs the Judiciary Committee. The Iowa Republican's comments come after Reid said this week that Grassley's committee "continues to waste millions of dollars" on opposition research against Clinton. Grassley, however, said Reid's comments "ring hollow" and are "nonsense." "Let me empahsize, the Judiciary Committee cannot ignore these important...
  • Reid Wishes Senate Seat Were a "Lifetime Gig" [semi-satire]

    04/17/2016 4:56:39 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 Apr 2016 | John Semmens
    Though he has opted not to run again, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) said "I wish I could stay in the Senate until I drop dead. The whole process of having to repeatedly seek voter approval to stay in office is tiresome and demeaning. A senator should be allowed to stay as long as he wants or until he is deposed or executed by the ruling sovereign as was the case in ancient Rome." Reid opined that "pleasing an emperor or a president is a much simpler task than pleasing the average voter. Think about it. Isn't the voice...
  • Reid wishes he could stay in Senate 'til I drop dead'

    04/14/2016 1:50:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 86 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 14, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday he wishes he could stay in the Senate 'til I drop dead," even though he is not seeking reelection in November. "Well, I wish I could stay here 'til I drop dead, but I want to be remembered for my first 34 years, not my last six," Reid said in an interview with The Takeaway podcast . "I want everyone within the sound of my voice here today to understand what a joy it's been, an honor for me to serve in the Senate." The Nevada senator reflected on his unpopularity among some...
  • Harry Reid Plots Federal Land Grab Near Bundy Ranch

    04/07/2016 12:09:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 7 Apr 2016 | Dustin Stockton
    Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) is reportedly hoping the federal government specifically resident Barack Obamas administration will grab a stretch of land in Southern Nevada near the infamous Bundy Ranch, now that many in the Bundy group are in federal custody. The reason that the resident hasnt had an opportunity to look at that very closely is that is where the Bundy family raised the hell that they did. Now most of them are in jail so maybe we can move forward on that, Reid said, according to a Nevada political observer, Jon Ralston. ... Nevada...
  • Reid: 'Never, Ever, Ever Underestimate Trump'

    03/23/2016 1:05:46 PM PDT · by sevinufnine · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/23/16 | By Burgess Everett and John Bresnahan
    Harry Reid has advice for Democrats already celebrating Hillary Clinton as the next president: Dont underestimate Donald Trump. No one should do that. I tried, others have tried. He's a hard guy to predict, Reid said in a telephone interview on Wednesday. One of the most unorthodox candidates for the presidency in modern times. Certainly in modern times, post-modern times. A real unusual deal we have here."
  • EXCLUSIVE: ICE Whistleblower May Depose Harry Reid

    03/20/2016 10:59:45 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3-22-2016 | Evan Gahr
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid could be deposed for ICE whistleblower Taylor Johnson’s new lawsuit because complaints from his office precipitated her ouster. Johnson’s attorney, Morris Fischer, told the Washington Gadfly that, “We will attempt to depose whoever is involved in this corruption up to and including Harry Reid. His fingerprints are all over the place.” The veteran law enforcement agent, who DHS fired in February after she rejected $100,000 in hush money, filed a Merit System Protection Board claim against the agency earlier this month. Johnson, a single mother of four, had a storied career until she ran afoul...
  • Reid Silent On Baffling Decision To Block Bipartisan IG-Empowering Bill

    03/18/2016 6:17:12 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 18, 2016 | Kathryn Watson
    Senate Democratic Minority Leader Harry Reid  refuses to say why for months he has blocked a bipartisan bill designed to ensure inspectors general access all of the official documents they need to fight waste, fraud and abuse in the federal government. Three months ago, the Nevada senator blocked an attempt to pass Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley’s IG Empowerment Act with unanimous consent, which would make it crystal clear that the 1978 Inspector General Act gives presidentially appointed IGs authority to access all agency records for investigations and audits. Reid still refuses to change his position or explain his objections....
  • Senate Committee Demands DHS Produce Whistle-Blower Smear Documents

    03/17/2016 7:52:19 PM PDT · by pilgrim · 6 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 03/17/2016 | Evan Gahr
    In a letter released Wednesday, Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson  60% (R-WI) asked Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson for all documents and communications regarding the dismissal of ICE whistle-blower Taylor Johnson and his underlings’ secretive effort to discredit her to reporters. Confused by all these Johnsons? It’s hard not to be. The story also features a cameo by then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid  2% (D-NV). In 2013, Johnson, a decorated agent, was stripped of her gun and badge without explanation and placed on desk duty. The single mother of four was ousted right after Reid’s office...
  • Senate Dem leader accuses GOP of moral cowardice on Trump

    03/17/2016 5:51:41 PM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 17, 2016 | Mary Clare Jalonick/AP
    Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid on Thursday accused the House and Senate Republican leadership of moral cowardice for failing to stand up to GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump. a speech on GOP policies and Trumps success, the Nevada Democrat said House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., have tried to have it both ways. They intend to support the eventual nominee, Reid said, but assail Trump for his call to bar Muslims from the United States and his slow disavowal of support from white supremacist groups. Giving Trump a slap on the wrist each time...
  • Grassley Slams Harry Reid's Tantrums over SCOTUS Nominee on Senate Floor

    03/08/2016 9:27:10 AM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 8, 2016 | Liz Sheld
    The Democrats have pulled out all the stops to pressure Senate Republicans to hold a vote on President Obama's eventual replacement for Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. In particular, they are targeting Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) with vile op-eds in partisan Iowa newspapers and threatening him with a challenge in his re-election bid. Grassley's challenger, former Lt. Governor Patty Judge, said she will focus on Grassley's refusal to cave into the Democrats' wishes hold hearings on Obama's nominee as part of her campaign. Like I said: ALL THE STOPS. Soon-to-be-retired Minority Leader and Chief Obstructor Harry...
  • Harry Reid: I Have Some Degree of Respect for Cruz, Rubios an Opportunist

    03/02/2016 5:10:10 PM PST · by springwater13 · 61 replies
    Reid said that as much as he doesnt like much of what Cruz stands for, I have some degree of respect for him because he believes in something. He has a set of values. Even on the government shutdown, Reid said he really hurt the country but at least he set out doing what he said he would do. He was far less kind to Rubio: Hes an opportunist first class Here is a man who is part of a group of senators, a very, very small group of senators, who came up with something important for the country: comprehensive...
  • Republicans rebuff Obama in meeting on SCOTUS nomination

    03/01/2016 12:00:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 1, 2016 | Jordan Fabian
    There were no signs of a breakthrough as President Obama met Tuesday with Senate Republican leaders pledging to block anyone he nominates to the Supreme Court. Senate Majority Leader (R-Ky.) and Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) both sat down with the president in the Oval Office. They were adamant. They said no, were not going to do this at all, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said after the meeting. All we want them to do is to fulfill their constitutional duty, and at this stage, they are deciding not to do that, he added. Theyre going to...
  • Harry Reid's Hypocrisy in the GOP's Refusal to Fill the Supreme Court's Vacancy Until Next Year

    02/25/2016 11:54:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2016 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats are attacking the Republican leadership for having the gall to suggest that any action to fill the Supreme Court's vacancy be put off until next year. Republicans argue that the nation is embroiled in a politically divisive presidential election. It would be an unfair end run around the will of the people to allow a lame duck president to fill the vacancy with a lifetime position that would likely turn the high court in a sharply leftist direction, perhaps for many years to come. With our nation preparing to vote in a little more than eight...
  • Reid lashes out at Grassley for Supreme Court stance

    02/23/2016 2:30:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 23, 2016 | Alexander Bolton
    Greg Nash Sen. Harry Reid on Tuesday warned that Sen. Chuck Grassley will go down as the "most obstructionist" Senate Judiciary Committee chairman in history for denying a hearing to a Supreme Court nominee from President Obama. The Democratic leader said Grassley (R-Iowa) would eclipse chairmen of the panel during the 1960s who blocked civil rights legislation. "Hard to comprehend, but it appears Sen. Grassley's going to follow through on this plan and go down in history as the most obstructionist Judiciary chair in the history of this country," Reid said. "That says a lot, because we knew about...
  • Harry Reid Says Obama Will Soon Replace Scalia

    02/22/2016 4:46:15 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 85 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 2/19/2016 | Staff
    According to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, his conversations with the president have led him to believe that Obama will nominate a Supreme Court justice soon. "We're going to have someone in the next few weeks," Reid said in an interview with MSNBC. "I think it will be a little over three weeks." Reid predicted that after all the talk coming from Senate Republicans, the GOP would eventually agree to a vote on confirmation. That would be a devastating, if unsurprising, betrayal; already, several Republicans - including Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley - have softened their tone on blocking an Obama...
  • Obama phones McConnell, Grassley about Supreme Court nominee

    02/19/2016 11:17:38 AM PST · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 19, 2016 | Jordan Fabian
    PastPresident Obama has begun to consult with key senators from both parties on nominating a successor to the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the White House said Friday. In the past 24 hours, Obama phoned Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), press secretary Josh Earnest said. Both senators have said replacing Scalia should be left to the next president. Earnest described the calls as "entirely professional" and said Obama made clear "he is going to nominate someone." "He is committed to talking to Congress," the spokesman added. "He reiterated his firm...
  • Senate Staffer: ‘McConnell Will Back Down’ Over SCOTUS Nomination

    02/17/2016 5:14:20 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 78 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/17/16 | Christian Datoc
    Adam Jentleson — Deputy Chief of Staff for Senate Minority leader Harry Reid — tweeted Tuesday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will allow President Obama’s eventual nomination to fill Antonin Scalia’s Supreme Court Seat.
  • Dems demand action on SCOTUS nominee (Dream on)

    02/13/2016 6:24:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 13, 2016 | Lydia Wheeler
    Senate Democrats moved quickly Saturday to demand action on a Supreme Court nominee following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) called Scalia a "brilliant man" and "dedicated jurist" in a statement and said the work on filling his vacancy should begin immediately. "The President can and should send the Senate a nominee right away. With so many important issues pending before the Supreme Court, the Senate has a responsibility to fill vacancies as soon as possible," Reid said. "It would be unprecedented in recent history for the Supreme Court to go a year with...
  • Harry Reid Moves to Provide Illegal Immigrants with Government-Funded Lawyers

    02/12/2016 3:47:56 AM PST · by detective · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | FEB. 12, 2016 | Caroline May
    Senate Democrat Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) wants the government to provide certain illegal immigrants with government-funded lawyers.
  • Democrats call for government-funded lawyers for illegal immigrants

    02/11/2016 10:05:16 AM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 11, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Top Senate Democrats introduced legislation Thursday that would grant government-funded lawyers to illegal immigrants who are part of the surge of Central Americans that have overwhelmed the border and stretched the immigration courts. Though unlikely to advance in the GOP-controlled Congress, the legislation is an important marker for both the presidential campaign and for the ongoing debate over how the U.S. treats the illegal immigrants -- and particularly the unaccompanied children -- that have skyrocketed in recent years. Sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, the bill would allow illegal immigrants to delay their court dates until the government has...
  • Trump Vows a ‘Close,’ ‘Good Relationship’ With Pelosi and Schumer as President

    01/26/2016 6:35:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 152 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 01/26/2016 | Fred Lucas
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump used a Tuesday appearance on MSNBC to tout the fact that, as president, he would work with Democratic leaders in Congress to get things done. He specifically talked about House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and asserted he was "close" to Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who is expected to replace outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) "I've always had a good relationship with Nancy Pelosi. I've never had a problem. Reid will be gone," Trump said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Tuesday. He continued: "I always had a decent relationship with Reid, although lately, obviously,...
  • Franklin Graham: 'I Have Resigned From the Republican Party'

    12/23/2015 6:41:23 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 72 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12-13-15 | Todd Beamon
    Franklin Graham has resigned from the Republican Party and become an independent, declaring that "I have no hope in the Republican Party, the Democratic Party, or tea party to do what is best for America. "Unless more godly men and women get in this process and change this wicked system, our country is in for trouble," Graham, 63, wrote on Facebook. Graham called on "Christians, even pastors, across the country to pray about running for office where they can have an impact. "We need mayors, country commissioners, city council members, school board members who will uphold biblical values." The budget...
  • Reid’s promise to Ryan prompts skepticism from Republicans

    12/23/2015 6:00:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 23, 2015 | Scott Wong
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) informed his GOP colleagues at a recent closed-door meeting that he had just received a “promise” from Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid. The room — filled with lawmakers skeptical of Reid’s motives — erupted in laughter.
  • Reid spikes the football: 'Successful year for Democrats'

    12/18/2015 11:40:07 AM PST · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 18, 2015 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Senate Democrats on Friday boasted that they successfully managed to get just about everything they wanted in a massive spending and tax cut bill, despite being the minority party in both the House and Senate. "Months ago, Democrats called on Republicans to work with us to craft a budget agreement. We wanted to get rid of sequestration, we were able to do that," said Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. [Snip] "The legislation caps off a successful year for Senate Democrats," Reid said.
  • Senate Leaders Block Public Debate On The $1.1 Trillion Budget Plan

    12/18/2015 5:50:07 AM PST · by Tareli · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 17, 2015 | Neil Munro
    With a mere 68 seconds of almost incomprehensible Senate legalese, the two top Republican and Democratic leaders together blocked any budget amendments, televised debate and roll-call votes over the myriad unpopular or popular, effective, dysfunctional or counterproductive measures in the $1.1 trillion 2016 omnibus spending plan.
  • Reid calls Scalia's remarks in affirmative action case 'racist'

    12/10/2015 11:16:27 AM PST · by redreno · 43 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 12/10/2015 | By Tal Kopan and Ted Barrett
    WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday took to the Senate floor to attack Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's comments during an affirmative action case as "racist," and sought to tie him to Donald Trump and Republicans. The Nevada Democrat was responding to a line of questioning from Scalia during oral arguments at the court on Wednesday in an affirmative action case, Fisher v. Texas. Scalia seemed to suggest that some African-Americans don't belong in top colleges.
  • Congressional Democrats urge Supreme Court to reinstate amnesty

    12/04/2015 12:03:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 4, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Congressional Democrats filed an extraordinary brief with the Supreme Court late Thursday urging the justices to overturn a lower court ruling and reinstate President Obama executive amnesty, arguing that the executive branch has a better handle on immigration than Capitol Hill. Led by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, the 218 Democrats said Congress intended for Mr. Obama to have sweeping powers to grant proactive stays of deportation, work permits and Social Security numbers to the more than 11 million illegal immigrants estimated to be in the country. "The patterns of immigration are subject to...
  • Harry Reid to force vote on gun amendment

    12/02/2015 9:33:43 PM PST · by RC one · 56 replies
    politico ^ | 12/2/15 | Jennifer Haberkorn
    The goal is to keep guns away from people convicted of violating laws protecting the entrances of health care clinics. Senate Democrats plan to force a vote on keeping guns out of the hands of people convicted of violating laws protecting the entrances of health care clinics. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has introduced the amendment, which would ban gun ownership by people who have been convicted of misdemeanors under the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, a 1994 law meant to prevent violence and harassment at abortion clinics.
  • Utah prosecutor says he's investigating US Sen. Harry Reid

    11/19/2015 2:17:08 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 18, 2015 | By BRADY McCOMBS
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah county prosecutor said Wednesday he is investigating U.S. Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada in connection with a pay-to-play scheme involving two former Utah attorneys general. Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings, a Republican, said in a statement that he's looking into allegations related to the Democratic senator. Rawlings declined to disclose the allegations and only said the claims are based on information from witnesses in the attorneys general case. Reid, who hasn't been charged, fired back at Rawlings in a statement from his spokeswoman Kristen Orthman. She said Rawlings is using "Sen. Reid's name...
  • Utah prosecutor says he's investigating Sen. Harry Reid

    11/18/2015 2:55:09 PM PST · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    AP ^ | November 18, 2015
    A county prosecutor in Utah says he's investigating Nevada Sen. Harry Reid in connection with an ongoing probe into a pay-to-play scheme involving two former Utah attorneys general.
  • Bill O'Reilly:Harry Reid A "Liar","Villain" For Blocking Vote On Kate's Law

    11/05/2015 3:48:11 AM PST · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 5, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday during his opening “Talking Points Memo” segment on Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” host Bill O’Reilly condemned outgoing Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) for blocking a vote on the so-called Kate’s Law, a law that O’Reilly supports that would make a five-year prison term mandatory for any illegal that is convicted of an aggravated felony in the United States and then returns after deportation.
  • Reid calls on Rubio to resign

    10/29/2015 2:39:47 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 64 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/29/15 04:10 PM EDT Updated 10/29/15 04:41 PM EDT | By Seung Min Kim , Burgess Everett and John Bresnahan
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid tore into Sen. Marco Rubio on Thursday, calling on the Florida Republican and 2016 presidential contender to resign his Senate seat as he racks up no-shows on his voting record while campaigning for the White House. "Why shouldn't he [resign]? He hates the Senate," Reid said in an interview with POLITICO on Thursday. "Why should the taxpayers of this country and people of Florida put up with having only one senator? Doesn't seem fair to me." Rubio's opponents - both Democrats and Republicans - have attacked the senator for his declining attendance record. The South...
  • Harry Reid: Why I Support Paul Ryan as Speaker

    10/22/2015 8:46:52 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 27 replies
    Time ^ | October 21, 2015 | Senator Harry Reid
    On Tuesday, I surprised some of my progressive friends by calling Congressman Paul Ryan reasonable. After I made my comments, my office was contacted by a number of progressive allies and fellow Democrats demanding to know why I would ever say nice things about a man who is launching the most sustained and aggressive attack on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security in recent history. The reason is simple: Democrats need responsible Republican negotiating partners if, together, we are going to avoid the twin challenges facing us in the coming weeks: avoiding the first-ever default of the full faith and credit...
  • HARRY REID EXPRESSES SUPPORT FOR PAUL RYAN SPEAKERSHIP

    10/20/2015 3:44:29 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 20, 2015 | by Julia Hahn
    Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)2% tells reporters he is a Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)58% fan and that he hope[s] the House Ways and Means Committee Chairman will be the next GOP Speaker of the House, according to multiple reports. FOX News reporter Kara Rowland tweeted, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid to reporters: Im a Paul Ryan fan. Says he appears to be someone who could be reasonable. Bloombergs Derek Wallbank wrote, Harry Reid on Paul Ryan: of all the speaker options, `I hope he gets it.' PBS Quin Bowman tweeted, Harry Reid volunteers that he hopes Paul Ryan...