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  • Harry Reid threatens weekend work to finish nominations

    12/15/2014 10:00:23 AM PST · by Dave346 · 53 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/15/14 12:34 PM EST | Burgess Everett
    Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid pulled out one of his most familiar threats during perhaps his last week as majority leader, pledging to keep the Senate in session through the weekend to get 23 of President Barack Obama’s nominations confirmed and pass bills extending billions in tax breaks and providing terrorism risk insurance to commercial buildings. The Senate already worked one Saturday this month, so why not another? While the Nevada Democrat is not yet warning senators that the chamber could work on Christmas, his remarks on Monday morning were clearly aimed at getting Republicans to relent on procedurally fighting...
  • Senate Spending Bill Thwarted by Late-Night Cruz Challeng

    12/13/2014 2:22:29 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 32 replies
    Bloomberg | December 13, 2014 | By Heidi Przybyla and Kathleen Hunter
    Bloomberg is title and link only: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-13/senate-push-on-final-spending-bill-thwarted-by-disputes.html
  • Struggles Continue as Senate Attempts to Pass Funding Bill

    12/13/2014 2:16:28 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 13, 2014 | BY ANDREW RAFFERTY AND FRANK THORP V
    Congress gave itself until Wednesday to pass a government funding bill after the two Republican senators whose efforts led to a government shutdown in 2013 disrupted legislation that would avert a shutdown. Unable to pass a massive spending bill that would keep the government funded for a year, the Senate on Saturday approved a stopgap measure to prevent a shutdown at midnight. The maneuver came during a rare Saturday session after GOP Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee demanded a vote Friday to defund President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, thwarting Senate leadership's hopes to pass a $1.1 trillion...
  • CRUZ, LEE WIN WAR WITH HARRY REID, FORCE VOTE AGAINST EXECUTIVE AMNESTY

    12/13/2014 1:16:21 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 144 replies
    Breitart ^ | 12/13/2014 | Mathew Boyle
    enate Majority Leader Harry Reid is keeping senators in Washington for a rare Saturday session—and risking a government shutdown—after he went to extraordinary lengths to block Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) from forcing a vote to block President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty.
  • GOP hits the brakes on Obama nominees

    12/12/2014 12:39:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 12, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Republicans are throwing up obstacles to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) plans to confirm a batch of executive and judicial branch nominees this weekend. Sen. Chuck Grassley (Iowa), the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, said if Reid wants to confirm 12 pending federal district judges, he will have to run them through the regular floor process, which could take days. Grassley noted that Republicans don’t have enough votes to block the judicial nominees but they can drag out the process, which may force Reid to bring the Senate in next week if he wants to get the...
  • Should Ted Cruz Delay The Omnibus Bill 30 Hours By Forcing Reid To Hold A Cloture Vote?

    12/12/2014 9:21:59 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 29 replies
    12/12/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    If some (i.e. Harry Reid) in the Senate seek unanimous consent to go straight to a vote on Cronybus, but Cruz (and others who may wish to join him) delay this move by forcing Reid to hold a cloture vote - and thus stall the vote in the Senate on Cronybus by 30 hours - would you support this if it led to a short-term funding measure? While this move may upset Boehner, who has now bent his will to Obama's desire, would you support Cruz (or whomever may wish to do this - Warren?) doing this?
  • Sen. Harry Reid eviscerates GOP leaders in NYT exit interview

    12/11/2014 12:48:17 PM PST · by YankeeReb · 27 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 10, 2014 | Dylan Stableford
    Outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blasted Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, his soon-to-be successor, and other Republicans, vowing Democrats will wage "a new battle" with the GOP when the Senate reconvenes on Jan. 6. “Is there enough they can do to help Wall Street? I don’t think so. Big banks? I don’t think so,” Reid told the New York Times in an exit interview published Wednesday. “That’s where the new battle is going to be.” The 75-year-old Nevada Democrat said Republicans are at odds with Americans when it comes to environmental protection laws. “They want to eviscerate Clean Air, Clean...
  • Sen. Harry Reid Eviscerates GOP Leaders In New York Times Exit Interview

    12/10/2014 6:27:10 PM PST · by Steelfish · 36 replies
    YahooNews ^ | December 10, 2013 | Dylan Stableford
    Sen. Harry Reid Eviscerates GOP Leaders In New York Times Exit Interview Asked whether any of his Republican counterparts could become president, outgoing Senate majority leader replies, 'Of what?' By Dylan Stableford Outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blasted Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, his soon-to-be successor, and other Republicans, vowing Democrats will wage "a new battle" with the GOP when the Senate reconvenes on Jan. 6. “Is there enough they can do to help Wall Street? I don’t think so. Big banks? I don’t think so,” Reid told the New York Times in an exit interview published Wednesday. “That’s where...
  • Reid faces challenges as Senate Dems transition to minority (Exempt backbencher's bathroom office)

    12/07/2014 6:50:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/05/14 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid faces a tough task as his conference transitions to the Senate minority next year. The Nevada Democrat is leading a divided party smarting from a midterm election that saw Senate Democrats lose eight seats. It includes a number of centrists who could be eager to cut deals with the new GOP majority, particularly after watching several centrist incumbents fall in the 2014 midterms. But Reid must also lead liberals hoping to give Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who many Democrats viewed as an obstructionist over the last several years, a taste of his own...
  • Utah to seize own land from government, challenge federal dominance of Western states

    12/04/2014 12:37:49 PM PST · by george76 · 118 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 3, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    Transfer of Public Lands Act’ demands Washington relinquish 31.2 million acres by Dec. 31. In three weeks, Utah intends to seize control of 31.2 million acres of its own land now under the control of the federal government. At least, that’s the plan. In an unprecedented challenge to federal dominance of Western state lands, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert in 2012 signed the “Transfer of Public Lands Act,” which demands that Washington relinquish its hold on the land, which represents more than half of the state’s 54.3 million acres, by Dec. 31. ... With the 2012 law, Utah placed itself on...
  • Reid threatens to extend lame-duck

    12/01/2014 1:22:16 PM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 1, 2014 | Ramsey Cox
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) warned senators that they might have to stay in session through the week of Dec. 15. In comments on the floor, Reid said he hoped the Senate could avoid staying at work the week before Christmas, but warned an additional week of work was possible. “We have a lot to do and not a lot of time to accomplish it,” Reid said. “We might have to be here the week before Christmas, however Mr. President, not into the Christmas holiday.” Both the House and Senate are scheduled to recess for the year by Dec....
  • Harry Reid: 'We Sure Do Like' Pope Francis

    11/28/2014 11:42:46 AM PST · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    NewsMax ^ | November 26, 2014 | Cathy Burke
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Mormon, says he's an unabashed fan of Roman Catholic Pope Francis. "We sure do like this new pope," Reid gushed to the The New York Times. The veteran Democrat acknowledges that he can profess his admiration even though he's "had dealings" with Cardinal Raymond Burke, a powerful Roman Catholic leader who's been demoted twice from key positions by the pope.
  • Immigration move roils Nevada

    11/23/2014 12:31:09 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 20 replies
    thehill.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Cameron Joseph
    President Obama's executive actions on immigration threw gasoline on the fire of border politics — and nowhere is it burning hotter than in Nevada, where incoming Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is gearing up for a tough reelection. Obama chose the Silver State, which has proportionately more illegal immigrants than anywhere else in the country, to begin a tour aimed at winning support for his decision to stop deportations for as many as 5 million people. His first shout-out in a Friday speech at a heavily Hispanic Las Vegas high school went to Reid, who has been emphasizing his...
  • Vanity: Need Good Information to Convince the Miseducated

    11/22/2014 4:37:34 AM PST · by CincyRichieRich · 17 replies
    11-22-14 | Self
    I am in need of some information that will help many of us here especially over those tough family interactions during Thanksgiving and Christmas. We know Stinky Reid scuttled many bills on immigration reform...amongst other bills...we also know the ministry of truth (aka MSM) has kept this a secret. The Left and Caesar 0bummer claim they had to do the EO because Republicans gave them nothing to work with...a Joe Wilson screaming lie! Long preamble...stay with me...what I need - and I think many of us here need - is such a list perhaps with thumbnails of the bills /proposed...
  • Reid made Warren an offer she couldn't refuse

    11/21/2014 6:43:52 AM PST · by luke1825
    lowell sun ^ | 11/20 | peter lucas
    You've got to hand it to U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III for showing good judgment in turning down the offer to head the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. If ever there was a loser of an assignment, this is it. It is a job that almost wrecked his cousin, former Rhode Island U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, son of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy. Patrick Kennedy, before not seeking re-election in 2010 after serving eight terms in the U.S. House, headed the committee from 1999 to 2001. He was appointed by then-House Democrat Majority Leader Richard Gephardt, who had visions of running...
  • The De Blasio Democrats

    11/21/2014 2:55:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 11/21/14 | Matthew Continetti
    Bill de Blasio, the New York mayor, says he knows why Democrats lost the 2014 election. Income inequality defines our times, he said during a visit to Washington this week, and his party did not talk about the issue enough. De Blasio needs a hearing aid. Democrats speak of little else. Dodging questions about Hillary Clinton, de Blasio praised Elizabeth Warren. He called the liberal heroine “one of the indispensable voices” among Democrats, and appeared with her at a Center for American Progress event later that day. The policy conference featured other darlings of the left: Julian Castro, Tammy Baldwin,...
  • Accused child rapist rode on Air Force One with Obama, raised $500k for Prez

    11/20/2014 7:59:16 PM PST · by TigerTown · 15 replies
    Radix News ^ | November 20, 2014 | Brett M. Decker
    A major Democratic donor was arrested this week by the Sex Crimes Unit in Portland, Ore., for raping a minor. Terrence Bean, a liberal activist who bundled more than $500,000 for Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, is charged with having sex with a 15-year-old boy. Bean has made contributions to influential Democrats such as Hillary Clinton, outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin and Rep. Barney Frank, who has had his own smarmy brushes with the law. Bean’s Instagram account shows him on Air Force One with President Obama and getting chummy with Vice President Joe...
  • Democrats to unflinchingly back Obama on executive amnesty for illegal immigrants

    11/19/2014 11:35:23 AM PST · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    As President Obama prepared to announce a new temporary amnesty for illegal immigrants, congressional Democratic leaders said Wednesday they back him, and said Republicans have themselves to blame for pushing the White House into the move. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Mr. Obama warned them for months that if they didn’t act, he would. “I’m glad,” Mr. Reid said on the Senate floor.
  • Reid: Excutive Amnesty About "Fairness"

    11/19/2014 9:51:27 AM PST · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 19, 2014 | Caroline May
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama should move quickly on his executive amnesty because it is the fair thing to do for families that fear deportation.
  • Report: Obama to Sign Executive Amnesty Friday in Vegas

    11/19/2014 7:18:34 AM PST · by RummyChick · 320 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 11/19 | halper
    John Harwood of CNBC and the New York Times reports that President Obama's executive amnesty order is coming Friday in Las Vegas: Confirmed by source familiar: Obama to announce immigration order on Friday in Las Vegas — John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) November 19, 2014 Obama immigration announcement in Las Vegas on Friday may also serve as unofficial launch of Reid 2016 re-election campaign — John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) November 19, 2014
  • Reid: This is not ‘get even time’

    11/18/2014 4:19:14 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 13, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says he will work with Republicans when he's in the minority, vowing it will not be “get-even time.” Reid said Democrats, who lost the Senate in the midterm elections, will not operate the way Republicans did as the minority party, accusing them of obstruction. "We want to legislate. We’re not for stalling," he told reporters Thursday.
  • Harry Reid praised Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber on Senate floor

    11/14/2014 2:09:20 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 25 replies
    PUNDITPRESS ^ | NOV 14, 2014 | Dan Butcher
    In 2009, current Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid praised Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber on the Senate floor as “one of the most respected economists in the world.”
  • Harry Reid Urges White House to Delay Immigration Executive Action

    11/13/2014 3:49:52 PM PST · by dware · 28 replies
    ABCNews ^ | 11.13.2014 | Jeff Zeleny
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has privately asked the White House to delay an executive order on immigration until Congress passes a spending bill to keep the government running, ABC News has learned. While Reid supports President Obama’s ability to act on his own on immigration, he told senators today that he is increasingly concerned some Republicans will seize on the move and try to block the funding bill, which could lead to a government shutdown.
  • Reid to Obama: Wait on Immigration Move (Updated)

    11/13/2014 3:05:10 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 11/13/14 | Niels Lesniewski and Humberto Sanchez
    |Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday he would like President Barack Obama to wait for Congress to pass legislation funding the government before he takes executive action giving deportation relief to undocumented immigrants. “The president said he is going to do the executive action,” the Nevada Democrat said heading in to a Democratic lunch. “The question is when. It’s up to him. I’d like to get the finances of this country out of the way before he does it. But it’s up to him.” Reid said the president was aware of his preference.
  • Insurrection: Claire McCaskill will not support Harry Reid for minority leader

    11/13/2014 1:36:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/13/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Despite losing at least eight seats, and probably nine before all the votes are counted by 2015, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has not faced much in the way of a public pushback from his fellow Democrats… until today. Purple state Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) revealed on Thursday that she will not back Reid in his role as minority leader in the next Congress.The revelation came as a surprise when she was asked by reporters if she would stand by Reid. “I will not,” McCaskill replied.“Yesterday, I met with Harry Reid and told him I would not...
  • Harry Reid wants Warren in Senate leadership

    11/12/2014 7:02:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | November 12, 2014 | Manu Raju and John Bresnahan
    Senate Democrats want to enlist a progressive firebrand as a member of their leadership: Elizabeth Warren. The incoming Senate minority leader, Harry Reid, is engaged in private talks with the Massachusetts freshman to create a special leadership post for the former Harvard professor, according to several people familiar with the matter. It’s unclear exactly what the new job would entail — but luring the populist liberal into leadership could inject fresh blood into a team reeling from significant midterm election losses. Adding Warren, Democrats say, would bring in a nationally known name who could help sharpen the Democratic message as...
  • Boston Globe: Time for Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to go

    11/12/2014 3:49:47 PM PST · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 12, 2014 | Scot Leigh
    In politics, there’s nothing harder than realizing that it’s time to go. People who have made their careers as Beltway politicians start to think they’ve become indispensable to Washington, when in fact it’s Washington that has become indispensable to them. And so they can’t or won’t recognize when the moment has come to move on to other things. For Democrats Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, that moment has arrived. With the Democrats’ midterm losses, the two 74-year-olds should announce that when this session of Congress ends, they will relinquish their roles as leaders of their respective Democratic caucuses.
  • Harry Reid vows to cooperate when Dems become Senate minority (riiight)

    11/12/2014 11:42:38 AM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 12, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Sen. Harry Reid said Wednesday he’s seen obstruction from Republicans and has no intention of adopting those tactics when he lands in the minority next year. Mr. Reid, the Nevada Democrat who will go from being majority leader to minority leader, said he will work “in good faith” to make the Senate operate smoothly, and said that means rejecting the obstruction he said the GOP pioneered while they were in the minority. “I have no desire to engage in that,” Mr. Reid said in opening the Senate for the lame-duck session, which will see a number of retiring or defeated...
  • Harry Reid's dilemma: Side with Republicans or Obama?

    11/11/2014 6:30:28 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | November 10, 2014 | By BURGESS EVERETT
    Senate Democrats are split over whether to ram through the White House's stalled nominees. Reid’s approach would keep the holiday season from ending in a series of bitter midnight sessions and could avoid antagonizing Republicans. But other Democrats argue Republicans may have little interest in approving the bulk of the president’s nominees regardless of what happens in the next few weeks, so it’s now or never to act on a slate of new judges, ambassadors and perhaps even the confirmation of attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch. “Let’s clear the decks, unless we can get some agreement with Republicans,” said Sen....
  • Cummings 'comfortable' with Pelosi and Reid

    11/07/2014 1:19:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 7, 2014 | David McCabe
    Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said on Friday he doesn't think an overhaul of Democratic congressional leadership is necessary after Tuesday's midterms. But the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee said the party does have a problem with the way it communicates with voters. "We have to get our messaging right,” he said on MSNBC. Democrats, he said, should better convey their positions on issues such as raising the minimum wage and reducing student loan debt. At the same time, he backed Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who have come under...
  • No More of the Voting "Present" President, Goodbye Harry Reid~ Vanity

    11/07/2014 12:31:36 PM PST · by GraceG · 11 replies
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    When Obama was a Senator he voted "Present" instead fo having to take a stand on any bills that might come back to bite him... When he became president and and the House was lost tot he democrats in 2010 Harry Reid acted his "Blocker" to keep any bills that came passed from the house from advancing through the senate onto his desk so he didn't have to actually take a stand on any bills passed through the Republican House... Well now that Harry Reid is Gonzo, what is Obama to do, he will now have to to at least...
  • 'Dear Koch Brothers: We Aren't Going Anywhere' (Dems doubling down)

    11/07/2014 9:18:11 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 97 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/7/14 | KENNETH P. VOGEL and TARINI PARTI
    Democrats are doubling down on their attacks against the Koch brothers. Prompted by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Democrats spent millions of dollars spotlighting Republican ties to the billionaire conservative megadonors Charles and David Koch. But despite Republicans — and some Democrats — publicly decrying the strategy after Tuesday’s GOP wave as an ineffective waste of money, Reid told allies on election night that he planned to continue hammering the brothers, according to an operative close to him. Continue Reading Text Size And big-money liberal groups ranging from the Democrats’ Senate campaign arm and House super PAC to the outfits...
  • Since Harry Reid is so obsessed with the Kochs. . .

    11/07/2014 7:13:18 AM PST · by Salgak · 13 replies
    Chicks on the Right ^ | 11/7/2014 | Bill Perman
    Harry Reid is doubling down on his attacks on the Koch Brothers as the fount of all evil. . . . So here's an idea (shamelessly stolen from a poster on "Chicks On The Right". . .) When Reid is officially fired in January, we need to hold some kind of "Salute to Harry Reid." For his relentless attack on the Koch brothers, we'll call it "A Coke for Reid" day, in which everyone pours themselves a glass of Koch, errr, Coke, raises there glass, and drinks to Harry Reid's retirement. This could be as much fun as the icebucket...
  • Reid plots final days in power

    11/07/2014 5:54:42 AM PST · by PROCON · 46 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Nov. 7, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) hopes to confirm 50 of President Obama’s nominees and move an omnibus spending bill in a last hurrah before Democrats give up power in the Senate. The nominees are part of a packed lame-duck schedule that Reid is furiously planning, and that will be a topic at Friday’s White House lunch meeting between Obama and congressional leaders. Reid also wants to move a package of expiring tax provisions, the annual Defense Department authorization bill and an extension of a tax moratorium on Internet purchases in the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. That will be...
  • New Management Advises President They Are Closing Harry’s Roach Motel

    11/07/2014 6:51:41 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 20 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-7-2014 | MOTUS
    After staking out what some have deemed to be a defiant position at his Wednesday press conference, Barry will be meeting with Congressional leaders later today, including presumptive Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, (R-Kentucky) and the Speaker of the House, John Boehner. Also in attendance will be the current inn-keeper of the Senate Roach Motel, Harry Reid.Where Bills from the House of Representatives check in, butt they can never check out (SNIP) (h/t Mike Huckabee)Harry is appearing today under protest, as Big Guy had assured him repeatedly that “if you like your Senate Majority Leadership, you can keep your Senate...
  • Midterm disaster rips apart awkward ties between Obama and Senate Democrats

    11/06/2014 5:30:41 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 6, 2014 | By Paul Kane
    Less than two months after their most joyous moment together, the relationship between the Obama White House and Senate Democrats went off track and has never recovered. Instead of basking in the victory glow of President Obama’s impressive 2012 reelection and an improbable two-seat gain for Democrats, they found themselves at the edge of the now infamous “fiscal cliff.” But Reid’s operation, along with his close ally, Sen. Charles E. Schumer, did not trust Obama’s negotiating skills. At that point, McConnell called Biden and famously asked: “Does anyone down there know how to make a deal?” Reid, Schumer and other...
  • Reid: Why can’t we all just … get along?

    11/05/2014 1:29:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 5, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Consider this karma avoidance by the soon-to-be-ex-Senate Majority Leader, but Harry Reid’s new act won’t fool anyone, least of all Mitch McConnell. Reid has run the US Senate for the past eight years like a dictatorship, steadily eroding minority privileges to the point where Republicans couldn’t offer amendments or put up any significant resistance to Barack Obama’s radical appointments, unless Democrats forced Reid’s hand on either score. After watching his party lay a historic egg in the midterms — the size of which is still not yet fully known — Reid tried spinning the results as a mandate for the...
  • This Shellacking Will Save the Obama Presidency

    11/05/2014 11:46:34 AM PST · by Starman417 · 29 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-05-14 | Wordsmith
    "You don't like a particular policy or a particularpresident? Then argue for your position. Go out there and win an election." -President Obama a year ago. President Obama's failing presidency just found salvation: A GOP controlled Congress for his last two years in office. They will salvage some of his legacy. Just a few years ago: In Obama’s first meeting with Democratic and Republican House and Senate leaders, just two weeks after his inauguration, he told the group that he wanted to hear everyone’s ideas and come to a bipartisan solution—words he had run his presidential platform on. He told...
  • Reid to Mitch McConnell: Americans Want Us to 'Work Together' (Completelu delusional)

    11/05/2014 7:27:49 AM PST · by bestintxas · 70 replies
    newsmax ^ | 11/5/14 | Drew MacKenzie
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has reached out to his presumed successor, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, saying that he hoped they could work together “to get things done” in Washington. In a statement, according to Mediaite, Reid said, "I’d like to congratulate Senator McConnell, who will be the new Senate Majority Leader. The message from voters is clear: They want us to work together. I look forward to working with Senator McConnell to get things done for the middle class." McConnell’s resounding victory in Kentucky over Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes started the GOP wave on election night. Democrats...
  • Democalypse

    11/05/2014 5:41:01 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 16 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-5-2014 | MOTUS
    For the first time in 6 years, I’m proud of my country.-I sure hope this works.Well, who knew? To quote the Ragin’ Cajun, “it’s the economy, stupid!” - followed closely by Obamacare, immigration, foreign affairs and Ebola. Big Guy was dead on: “make no mistake, my policies are on the ballot.” And the natives have weighed in with a resounding “take your policies and shove them.”Lady M is fuming because wherever she went, losses followed: Maine gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud Iowa Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Anthony Brown, Senate candidate Bruce Baily Braley, Florida gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist, Colorado senate candidate...
  • Harry Reid’s top man tears apart the White House

    11/04/2014 10:56:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Washington Post's Wonkblog ^ | November 5, 2014 | Zachary A. Goldfarb
    You almost never see this in politics. David Krone, the chief of staff to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D), launches a major attack on the White House in this blockbuster story by my colleagues Philip Rucker and Robert Costa: At a March 4 Oval Office meeting, Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and other Senate leaders pleaded with Obama to transfer millions in party funds and to also help raise money for an outside group. “We were never going to get on the same page,” said David Krone, Reid’s chief of staff. “We were beating our heads against...
  • the choice brothers...

    11/04/2014 1:05:32 PM PST · by Zakeet · 2 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | November 4, 2014 | William Banzai
    The Hobson's choice ... Dirty Harry vs. Munch McClownCar
  • Midterms Today & it;s All About Him: Obama Gazes at the Moon. The Moon Gazes Back.

    11/04/2014 5:31:32 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-4-2014 | MOTUS
    It’s election day, 2014. Obama: gazing at the moon and stars, gazing back at himSome people think it unimportant: The Washington Post may have been first in declaring the coming midterms “kind of—and apologies to Seinfeld here—an election about nothing.” Stephen Hayes tracked the ‘Seinfeld Election’ as it made it’s way through the rest of the supportive Press: Soon enough this description was popping up everywhere—the New Republic, the Los Angeles Times, the Christian Science Monitor, Bloomberg, Politico, and many others. The 2014 Midterms, the Seinfeld Election. Alas, if only it were true! Unfortunately, per Mr. Hayes, the opposite is...
  • Harry Reid: Senate Control Hangs On One Key Race

    11/01/2014 12:35:20 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 58 replies
    CBSNews ^ | November 01, 2014 | REBECCA KAPLAN
    REBECCA KAPLAN November 1, 2014 Harry Reid: Senate Control Hangs On One Key Race Republican takeover of the Senate will likely depend on the outcome of the Iowa Senate race. "What Joni Ernst would mean, coming to the United States Senate, is that Mitch McConnell would be the leader of the Senate, someone who agrees with her on virtually everything. Think what that would mean to our country," Reid said Saturday, according to Roll Call. Republican Joni Ernst is neck and neck with Rep. Bruce Braley, the Democratic candidate. Reid was participating in a conference call organized by the Progressive...
  • Harry Reid: Ernst too far right for conservatives

    11/01/2014 8:39:26 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 1, 2014 | Bernie Becker
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Saturday urged progressive activists to get out the vote for Bruce Braley, calling Iowa crucial to Democratic hopes to keep the Senate. “If we win Iowa, we’re going to do just fine,” Reid said on a call organized by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. “Iowa is a key for what we do.” During the call, Reid said Joni Ernst, the GOP Senate nominee in Iowa, would be a disaster for issues key to progressives, like protecting Social Security and raising the minimum wage. Ernst, a state senator, and Braley, a four-term congressman, are...
  • Georgia's Laconic U.S. Senate Race

    11/01/2014 10:29:23 AM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 3 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | November 1, 2014 | Larry Walker II
    It's Perdue vs. Reid:: By: Larry Walker II ::On October 2nd, President Barack Obama correctly uttered, “I am not on the ballot this fall... But make no mistake: these policies are on the ballot. Every single one of them.” True, Obama is 'Not' on the ballot this fall, but he neglected to mention that his left-hand henchman, the one responsible for ramming through Obamacare without any Republican support, for killing more legislation passed by the people's house than any other Senate majority leader in U.S. history, and the second most divisive and hated man in American politics today, Harry Reid...
  • Feds Retaliate against the Bundy Ranch and the Southern Nevada People

    10/30/2014 1:23:00 PM PDT · by yoe · 37 replies
    From The Trenches ^ | October 29, 2014 | admin.
    Feds Retaliate against the Bundy Ranch and the Southern Nevada People On Friday October 10th, 2014 a Notice from the federal registry reveals that the federal government is mounting retaliations against the Bundy family and the Southern Nevada people. Federal Register / Vol. 79, No.197 Notice, outlines plans to make the Bundy ranch and most of the rest of Southern Nevada, Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs). 90 days from October 10th, 2014 these proposals will become federal law without consent from the Nevada State legislatures or the people of Southern Nevada. Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs) are human...
  • Senate Ethics Committee: We Lost Complaint On Harry Reid And Obama Admin Getting Visas For Clients

    10/30/2014 2:03:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/29/14 | Patrick Howley
    The Democrat-controlled Senate Select Committee on Ethics said that it never received a complaint pertaining to Democratic Sen. Harry Reid and the Obama administration’s efforts to approve visas for certain investors, according to a government watchdog group, despite previously confirming that it received the complaint — and saying that it opened an investigation. **SNIP** And when The Washington Times wanted comment for a Jan. 21, 2014 report on the complaint, a “spokesman for the ethics committee and Chairwoman Barbara Boxer, California Democrat, said they couldn’t comment on the details of any investigation.”
  • Reid warns of impeachment fears in fundraising email

    10/29/2014 1:35:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 29, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid warned in a fundraising pitch Wednesday that Republicans could try to impeach and remove President Obama from office if the GOP wins control of the Senate in next week’s elections. “Frankly, a Republican House and Senate could go beyond shutting down the government — they could waste months of our lives on impeachment,” Mr. Reid said in a fundraising email sent by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, which is an outside group whose goal is to bolster liberal Democrats. The email appeal asks for support for three Democrats in particular: Sen. Mark Begich in Alaska,...
  • Democrats Run From Harry Reid

    10/28/2014 11:26:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Roll Call ^ | October 28, 2014 | Steve Dennis,Humberto Sanchez
    Harry Reid’s caucus is running from him on the campaign trail, but that doesn’t mean a revolt is in the works — yet.