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  • Ted Cruz: Harry Reid, Obama Holding Migrant Children for ‘Ransom’

    07/20/2014 3:04:04 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Jul 2014, 8:55 AM PDT
    On Fox News Sunday, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NA) are holding the illegal immigrant children flooding across the U.S. Mexico border “hostage” with promises of "amnesty." Laying the blame for the humanitarian crisis squarely on President Obama, Cruz said, "I agree with the president in one respect. We are seeing a humanitarian crisis. We're seeing tens of thousands of young children coming in illegally, being brutalized, being mistreated by global transnational drug cartels. And the cause of this crisis is the promise of amnesty. If you look at the history of...
  • Cruz to Harry Reid: Get Out of ‘Ritz- Carlton in D.C.’ and See the Border

    07/20/2014 11:53:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    mediiaite ^ | 7/20/14 | Evan McMurry
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) responded to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) characterization of the U.S.-Mexico border as “secure” by telling his colleague to come take a look for himself. “President Obama and Harry Reid both engage debates divorced from the facts and divorced from the reality,” Cruz said on Fox News Sunday. “Harry Reid lives in the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C., and I’m sure from his perspective the border seems secure. I would invite Harry Reid to come with me down Texas and see the border.” “I’ll tell you who is holding these kids ransom,” Cruz continued, “Harry Reid...
  • Breaking: Harry Reid Tied to MASSIVE Bribery Case (VIDEO)

    07/17/2014 12:25:45 PM PDT · by lbryce · 127 replies
    Political Insider ^ | July 17, 2014 | Editor
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is a shady operator. From changing the Senate rules which allowed him to increase the tax-raising power of the Senate Democratic majority, ties to shady lobbyists, and numerous scandals in Nevada, it is little wonder how a guy on a relatively modest public servant salary has become obscenely wealthy. Now, Reid has been linked to a new massive bribery case that had two state attorneys general arrested already. Utah prosecutors on Tuesday filed criminal charges against two former state attorneys general in a court filing that makes tantalizing references to a possible pay-to-play influence...
  • Reid: ‘Dreamers’ here legitimately

    07/17/2014 8:30:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 17, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says immigrants who came to the country illegally at a young age are now legitimate residents and should not be deported. Reid made the remarks in response to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who is demanding that an emergency spending bill for the border reverse President Obama’s 2012 order halting deportations of so-called Dreamers. “Before Republicans help our Border Patrol agents and all the personnel trying to do something to handle this humanitarian crisis, they want President Obama to deport the Dreamers who are already here, legitimately here,” he said on the Senate floor Thursday...
  • Sheltering the chrysaIis

    07/17/2014 7:49:20 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 17, 2014 | Sarge
    I looked up the word idiot in a children’s illustrated dictionary and a picture of Harry Reid appeared. If there was any greater Poster Child to evidence the utter and complete disdain the Democrat Party holds for the American citizen in general it must be the fact Harry Reid is a party leader. As a matter of fact he is the Chief Cook and Bottle Washer of the party under Obama. Some people carry Obama’s water like good little Gunga Din; Harry releases a torrent of lies from his position at the control valve holding back any semblance of intelligent...
  • Harry Reid: The Border is Secure, Now We Need Illegal Alien Amnesty

    07/16/2014 4:50:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | July 15, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Ladies and gentlemen, an idiot. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday asserted the southern border is secure despite the massive surge of illegal minors from Central America that has overwhelmed federal agencies. “The border is secure,” he told reporters after the Senate Democrats’ weekly policy lunch. “[Sen.] Martin Heinrich [(D-N.M.)] talked to the caucus today. He’s a border state senator. He said he can say without any equivocation the border is secure.” Pay no attention to what the border patrol agents say, to the tens of thousands swamping detention centers. Marty said it’s secure. Reid said lawmakers...
  • Reid: Southern border is secure

    07/16/2014 1:13:36 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/15/14 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday asserted the southern border is secure despite the massive surge of illegal minors from Central America that has overwhelmed federal agencies. "The border is secure,” he told reporters after the Senate Democrats’ weekly policy lunch. “[Sen.] Martin Heinrich [(D-N.M.)] talked to the caucus today. He’s a border state senator. He said he can say without any equivocation the border is secure.” Reid said lawmakers need to worry less about border security and focus instead on President Obama’s $3.7 billion request to help process the tens of thousands of children from Honduras, Guatemala...
  • Harry Reid’s name surfaces in Utah bribery case against two ex-attorneys general

    07/15/2014 6:10:21 PM PDT · by blueplum · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 15, 2014 | John Solomon
    Utah prosecutors on Tuesday filed criminal charges against two former state attorneys general in a court filing that makes tantalizing references to a possible pay-to-play influence scheme involving U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. In a court filing in Utah County, District Attorney Sam Gill charged former attorneys general John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff with numerous felony state crimes, including bribery, acceptance of illegal gifts, evidence tampering and a “pattern of unlawful activity.” The charges were expected for months and both men were taken into custody. Mr. Shurtleff served for many years as Utah’s top law enforcement official before retiring...
  • Reid: Southern border is secure

    07/15/2014 1:42:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 15, 2015 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday asserted the Southern border is secure despite the massive surge of illegal minors from Central America that has overwhelmed federal agencies. “The border is secure,” he told reporters after the Senate Democrats’ weekly policy lunch. “[Sen.] Martin Heinrich [D-N.M.] talked to the caucus today. He’s a border state senator. He said he can say without any equivocation the border is secure.” Reid said lawmakers need to worry less about border security and focus instead on President Obama’s $3.7 billion request to help process the tens of thousands of children from Honduras, Guatemala...
  • Reid backtracks on money votes (Exempt Dingy frightened about 2014 election)

    07/09/2014 4:38:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/09/14 | Alexander Bolton
    Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has upset some Democratic senators by backtracking on his commitment to put spending bills on the floor this summer. The broken promise is not sitting well with appropriators, but Democratic sources point to the November elections, noting appropriations bills attract a slew of controversial amendments. Keeping the legislation off the floor shields vulnerable Democrats from taking tough votes that could be used in campaign ads this fall. Reid told Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) earlier this year that he would set aside June and July for debating appropriations bills on the floor, but...
  • BREAKING: Senate Democrats introduce bill to override Hobby Lobby decision

    07/09/2014 2:21:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 9, 2014 | Kirsen Andersen
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A pair of Democratic senators introduced legislation Wednesday that would overturn a recent Supreme Court ruling that defended the rights of private for-profit employers to opt out of providing insurance coverage for abortifacient drugs on religious grounds. Sens. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Mark Udall (D-CO) held a press conference Wednesday morning to announce the introduction of the bill, dubbed the “Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act.”  The bill would force for-profit employers to comply with the Obamacare birth control mandate, which requires business owners to provide employees and dependents with full, co-pay-free coverage for contraception, sterilization...
  • Menendez Tries to Blame Castro For Ethics Woes

    07/09/2014 11:53:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    NLPC ^ | July 9, 2014 | Ken Boehm
    Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) is claiming that Cuban intelligence operatives may have planted reports that he patronized underage prostitutes. According to a Washington Post story on Monday by Carol Leonnig and Manuel Roig-Franzia: The alleged Cuba connection was laid out in an intelligence report provided last year to U.S. government officials and sent by secure cable to the FBI's counterintelligence division, according to the former official and a second person with close ties to Menendez who had been briefed on the matter. The Post apparently did not have a copy of the "report," nor could it verify its existence. To...
  • Behind Harry Reid’s war against the Koch brothers

    07/08/2014 8:41:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    politico.com ^ | 7/7/2014 | KENNETH P. VOGEL
    At first, it seemed like just another example of Harry Reid being Harry Reid. The Senate majority leader, whose unscripted attacks can veer into bellicosity and take liberties with facts, spoke on the Senate floor last October and appeared to blame billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch for the government shutdown. “By shutting down the government,” Reid said, “we’re satisfying the Koch brothers and Ed Meese, but millions of people in America are suffering.” In January, he went further, accusing the Kochs of “actually trying to buy the country.” His staff affectionately refers to such ad libs as Reid “getting...
  • Harry Reid’s land sale to gold mine is boon for him and opportunity for Searchlight

    07/05/2014 11:22:00 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 5, 2014 | By Rosalind S. Helderman
    SEARCHLIGHT, Nev. — Harry Reid grew up in a shack in this dusty old gold-mining outpost in the middle of the desert. As he rose to political power, he amassed personal wealth and began living part time in a condo in Washington. But he never stopped holding tightly to a gritty public persona grounded in his Searchlight roots — building a house here and keeping the town his official residence. Along the way, a tiny town that thrived only briefly during a gold rush more than a century ago gained bragging rights as home to the most powerful man in...
  • Senate Democrats skittish on voting (Dingy Harry retirement watch)

    06/29/2014 5:22:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Philly ^ | 6/29/14 | Andrew Taylor
    WASHINGTON - A fear of voting has gripped Democratic leaders in the Senate, slowing the chamber's modest productivity this election season to a near halt. With control of the Senate at risk in November, leaders are going to remarkable lengths to protect endangered Democrats from casting tough votes and to deny Republicans legislative victories in the midst of the campaign. The phobia means even bipartisan legislation to boost energy efficiency, manufacturing, sportsmen's rights, and more could be scuttled. The Senate's masters of process are finding a variety of ways to shut down debate.
  • Why Reid Is Wrong to Try to Bring Back Earmarks

    06/27/2014 7:12:37 PM PDT · by lbryce · 2 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | June 27, 2014 | Michael Sargeant
    With the momentum of the appropriations process stalled in the Senate, Sen. Harry Reid is trying to bring back the grease that helps the legislative wheels roll: earmarks. It is no secret that the Senate Majority leader is a huge proponent of the specially-tailored spending provisions that have faced a moratorium in congress since 2011. “I have been a fan of earmarks since I got here the first day,” Reid proselytized in May, right as eager appropriators got off to the fastest start in recent history. But congressional appropriators’ optimism has faltered as lawmakers have failed to reconcile policy and...
  • Dems struggle to show anti-Koch amendment is 'reasonable'

    06/27/2014 5:56:18 AM PDT · by don-o · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 26, 2014 | Byron York
    While much of Washington grapples with international crises, chronic economic troubles, and upcoming midterm elections, Senate Democrats are steadily pushing forward with what they hope will become the 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution. The proposed amendment would give Congress authority to regulate every dollar raised, and every dollar spent, by every federal campaign and candidate in the country. It would give state legislatures the power to do the same with state races. Framed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as a response to campaign spending by the conservative billionaire Koch brothers, the proposed amendment, written by Democratic Senators...
  • Reid blasts House on immigration bill one year since its passage

    06/26/2014 7:05:47 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Thursday marked the anniversary of the passage of comprehensive immigration reform in the Senate and slammed the House for doing nothing on the issue. “Today marks the 365th day that the Tea Party-driven House of Representatives has sat on their hands refusing to fix our broken immigration system,” Reid said on the floor. “The Senate was able to pass immigration reform 52 weeks ago because both Democrats and Republicans in the Senate understood the urgent need to mend our nation’s immigration laws.”
  • Despite ‘Powerful Rebuke’ from Supreme Court, Reid Says Ruling Shows Need for Nuclear Option

    06/26/2014 9:14:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 26, 2014 | Bridget Johnson
    Republicans on the Hill cheered the 9-0 Supreme Court decision that found President Obama’s January 2012 appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional, while the top Democrat in the Senate maintained that the White House was in the right. Obama branded them “recess appointments,” but the Senate was actually in pro-forma session at the time. In September of that year, 41 GOP senators filed an amicus brief in support of the case brought against the presidential appointments. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled the appointments of Sharon Block and Richard Griffin were unconstitutional...
  • See cringe-worthy clip:Nancy Pelosi, John Boehner, Harry Reid & others that set social media on fire

    06/24/2014 10:20:46 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 12 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | june 24, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    Republicans and Democrats joined hands, swayed side-to-side and sang “We Shall Overcome” during Tuesday’s Congressional Gold Medal ceremony — and it was as awkward as it sounds. Video of the ceremony, awarding Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King Congressional Gold Medals, quickly went viral on social media, with most people stating how “cringe-worthy” the moment was. “I watched killers being executed by the State of Arkansas. They looked happier and more at ease than this,” National Journal’s Ron Fournier wrote on Twitter. Pictured holding hands were House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Sen....
  • Redskins lose trademark, Harry Reid says team will be 'forced' to change name

    06/18/2014 10:59:40 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 93 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 18, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    In what some see as the first step to forcing the Washington Redskins football team to change their name, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday cancelled six federal trademarks of the team name because it's “disparaging” to Native Americans. “Petitioners have shown by a preponderance of the evidence that a substantial composite of Native Americans found the term REDSKINS to be disparaging,” said the decision. Fans, however, won’t see any immediate change — even if Daniel Snyder’s team eventually loses in court. That’s because all the order will do is eliminate the trademark the team has on merchandise....
  • Harry Reid says he won't attend Redskins game until team changes name

    06/17/2014 7:40:30 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 98 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 16, 2014 | FoxNews.com
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he won't attend a Washington Redskins home game until the football team changes its controversial name. In a letter late last week to the team's president, Reid called the Redskins name a racial slur that disparages the American people. The Nevada Democrat, who said he represents 27 tribes in his state, rejected Bruce Allen's invitation to a Redskins home game until the team does "the right thing" and changes its name.
  • Harry Reid Revives Call for Universal Gun Registration

    06/15/2014 10:52:26 AM PDT · by forty_years · 39 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | Wednesday, 11 June 2014 | Written by Gun Owners
    ACTION: Contact your Senators. Ask them to oppose Harry Reid's new push for universal gun registration.Like a vampire who can't stop sucking the blood of horrific tragedies, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid is once again pushing to suck political gain from the pain of others.Speaking on the floor of the Senate in the wake of the shooting of three people in Las Vegas, Reid said that the "American people are depending" on the Senate to pass universal gun registry to, supposedly, keep guns out of the hands of people like the Las Vegas killers. After the Troutdale, Oregon, shooting in...
  • Reid: We need more Lindsey Grahams

    06/11/2014 11:26:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 56 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 6/11/14 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday said Republicans should follow the lead of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). Reid said Graham defeated conservative challengers and avoided a runoff after co-authoring immigration reform last year, unlike House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who was defeated in a shocking result the same night. ADVERTISEMENT “I believe the Republicans should follow the lead of Lindsey Graham. Lindsey Graham was part of the Gang of Eight to come up with immigration reform. He never backed down, backed up. He kept going forward on this issue,” Reid said. “We need more Republicans who are...
  • Harry Reid Sells House And Literal Gold Mine To Move To Las Vegas

    06/10/2014 8:50:00 AM PDT · by GilGil · 14 replies
    KITCO.COM ^ | 6/9/14 | upi
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is selling his Nevada estate and its mining claims to move closer to his family in Las Vegas. Located in Reid's hometown of Searchlight , the 110 acre property and its eight mining claims were sold to Nevada Milling and Mining for $1.7 million to build a gold-mining operation.
  • Sen. Harry Reid strikes gold with home sale

    06/09/2014 3:30:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 9, 2014 | By S.A. Miller
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has sold his home in Searchlight, Nevada, to a mining company for $1.7 million and is moving to Las Vegas, his office announced Monday. Mr. Reid, Nevada Democrat, sold his house with 110 acres of land to Nevada Milling and Mining, which plans to develop a gold mine in Searchlight. The $1.7 million deal closed Friday, according to the Las Vegas Sun. Mr. Reid grew up poor in the dusty mining town of Searchlight, about 60 miles south of Las Vegas, but as a lawmaker he managed to accumulate a personal fortune estimated at $5...
  • Senator Demands Investigation of Latest Koch Brothers Donation

    06/09/2014 8:48:51 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 32 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 June 2014 | John Semmens
    News that the billionaire Koch brothers have donated $25 million to the United Negro College Fund spurred Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev) to demand an investigation. "In the midst of a raft of phony scandals the GOP has been trying to cook up on the IRS, Benghazi, and now the terrorists traded for a POW, we see that the two most dangerous men in America are extending their tentacles into yet another sector of society," Reid complained. "I, for one, find this latest development frightening. What sinister plan are they trying to implement?" Reid contrasted "the very live threat represented by...
  • Dems prep Mississippi war plan

    National Democrats have begun to take steps toward contesting the Mississippi Senate race, channeling money to their cash-strapped underdog challenger and preparing a deep research file on tea party candidate Chris McDaniel as Republicans duke it out in a runoff primary. Party strategists have long watched the GOP campaign between McDaniel, an activist state legislator, and six-term incumbent Thad Cochran for signs of a general election opening. Though Mississippi leans strongly to the right, Democratic leaders increasingly believe McDaniel could be vulnerable to a concerted challenge in November — and in an election season that has Democrats overwhelmingly on defense,...
  • Harry Reid on Bergdahl Controversy: "What Difference Does it Make?"

    06/05/2014 12:24:30 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 5,2014 | Daniel Halper
    A reporter asked, "How come it seems that you were the only one who got a heads-up the day before?"
  • Harry Reid: ‘I’m glad’ Taliban Dream Team were released from Gitmo

    06/05/2014 7:52:30 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 25 replies
    BIZPAC REVIEW ^ | Jan 5 2014 | by Tom Tillison
    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., was only too happy to point out just how “disconnected from reality” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is for saying he’s “glad” the five most senior members of the Taliban held at Guantanamo were released.
  • Harry Reid: 'Glad' to Get 5 Taliban Out of Gitmo and Into Qatar [Who Needs Enemies..?]

    06/03/2014 8:52:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    Newsmax ^ | June 03, 2014 | Greg Richter
    Harry Reid: 'Glad' to Get 5 Taliban Out of Gitmo and Into Qatar Image: Harry Reid: 'Glad' to Get 5 Taliban Out of Gitmo and Into Qatar Tuesday, 03 Jun 2014 By Greg Richter Republicans and some Democrats have criticized President Barack Obama for releasing five Taliban leaders from the Guantanamo Bay military prison in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he's happy they've been freed and sent to Qatar. "Guantanamo has been there far too long, and I think that we should get them out of there as quickly as we can,"...
  • Harry Reid knew of Bowe Bergdahl deal before release

    06/03/2014 10:13:55 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 35 replies
    politico.com ^ | 6/3/14 | Burgess Everett
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid received a heads-up on the deal to transfer Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for the five Taliban officials detained in Guantanamo Bay — but it’s not clear who else did. In a brief interview, Reid said the White House contacted him ahead of the swap — but not by much. “It must have been either the day before or the day of. I don’t remember for sure,” Reid said. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) declined to comment when asked about White House outreach with regards to Bergdahl. Reid’s remarks underscore a growing divide on...
  • Tea Party hits Reid with ethics charge over Koch brothers

    06/02/2014 11:37:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 2, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    Tea Party Patriots has filed a complaint against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) with the Senate Ethics Committee to protest his repeated attacks against Charles and David Koch. Jenny Beth Martin, the co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, filed the complaint, charging Reid with “unlawfully and unethically targeting private citizens.” The complaint further states that Reid “has misused Senate staff or resources to engage in partisan campaign activity in violation of federal laws and Senate rules.” Reid has repeatedly slammed the Koch brothers, two of the richest men in the world, for funding attack ads against Democratic candidates. Americans for...
  • Sen. Reid, business leaders push to pass immigration reform(Tea Party mentioned;)

    05/27/2014 4:08:07 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 16 replies
    KLAS-TV ^ | May 27, 2014 | Brian Brennan
    LAS VEGAS -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is calling for the House of Representatives to vote on an immigration reform bill, which he says will strengthening the U.S. southern border, wipe out a trillion dollars of debt, and modernize an antiquated immigration system.The senator made the announcement during a news conference Tuesday. He was joined by the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, the Latin Chamber of Commerce, the Urban Chamber of Commerce and other business and tourism leaders.Senator Reid pointed to immigration reform being critical to the future of the nation's economy and specifically to the economies of...
  • Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer: Obama Acts Unilaterally in 6 Weeks if House Doesn't Pass Amnesty

    05/23/2014 4:06:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 22, 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) gave House Republicans six weeks to pass amnesty legislation before President Barack Obama starts to use executive actions to ease deportations and change immigration laws. “We’ve waited 329 days, we’re willing to wait another six weeks,” Reid said, according to Politico. “But at the end of six weeks, if something hasn’t been done, then there’s gonna have to be a move made. And it’s too bad we have to do that, because we all know things can be done administratively, but it’s better to change the law.”...
  • Harry Reid defends screening of Koch film

    05/20/2014 1:35:58 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/20/14 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is defending a screening of a film on the Koch brothers in the Capitol, saying GOP criticism of the event shows how the billionaires’ “tentacles” are all over congressional Republicans. A screening of “Koch Brothers Exposed: 2014 Edition” is scheduled for Tuesday at the Capitol Visitors Center. Rep. Candice Miller (R-Mich.), who chairs the House Administration Committee, fired off a letter Monday that argued the event could violate congressional rules. On Tuesday, Reid said Miller’s concern “shows how [the Koch brothers] tentacles are in every part of the Republican congressional establishment.” (Also on POLITICO:...
  • George Soros-backed group plots $40M course to win 2014 votes

    05/20/2014 11:20:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 20, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Koch brothers, move over. A group back by billionaire George Soros and other millionaires with progressive political slants are charting a course to give out nearly $40 million to various entities that can further their favored policy reforms — in 2014 alone, documents show. The documents, reported by the Washington Free Beacon, give a glimpse at the oft-guarded membership make-up of the Democracy Alliance, the umbrella network that’s funded by powerful liberals — including the noted progressive-minded Mr. Soros — to win crucial electoral battles. Within the pages obtained by the Free Beacon is the group’s core hope: to fundraise...
  • Would Democrats Amend Constitution to Stop the Koch Brothers?

    05/19/2014 3:18:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2014 | Byron York
    It's no longer news when Majority Leader Harry Reid takes to the floor of the Senate to denounce the Koch brothers. But most Americans probably don't know that Reid and many of his Democratic colleagues now want to amend the U.S. Constitution in far-reaching ways to put an end to the conservative billionaires' political influence. "The shadowy Koch brothers are attempting ... a hostile takeover of American democracy," Reid charged recently. "No one should be able to pump unlimited funds into a political campaign." Reid urged his fellow lawmakers to support a proposed constitutional amendment, written by Democratic Sen. Tom...
  • Reid Statement on Nevada’s April Employment Report($5.5 billion! "Nevada's clean energy economy.")

    05/19/2014 2:54:14 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 5 replies
    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid ^ | May 16, 2014 | U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
    Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today on Nevada’s April employment report. According to the Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation, the Nevada unemployment rate dropped to 8 percent. “Today’s report continues to show encouraging job growth and declining unemployment in Nevada. Over 3,000 jobs were added to the Nevada economy in April—dropping the unemployment rate to 8 percent–but despite this reassuring upward trend, there are still too many Nevadans out of work.“This week the Senate worked to pass the tax extenders legislation that would help continue Nevada’s economic growth by creating jobs, strengthening...
  • Harry Reid: Vote to Amend U.S. Constitution to Limit Political Speech

    05/18/2014 5:58:47 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 May 2014 | Ken Klukowski
    On May 15, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on June 3 on amending the U.S. Constitution to limit political speech. If ultimately adopted, it would mark the first time in American history that a constitutional amendment rescinded a freedom listed as among the fundamental rights of the American people. The proposed amendment was introduced by Sen. Tom Udall (D-CO) as S.J.R. 19 and if ratified would become the Twenty-Eighth Amendment. It provides in part that “Congress shall have power to regulate the raising and spending of money and in-kind equivalents...
  • Senator Proffers More Evidence of Encroaching Dementia

    05/17/2014 9:22:08 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 May 2014 | John Semmens
    Repeated rants against the Koch brothers appear to be insufficient to calm Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev). “What's needed,” says Reid, “is a Constitutional Amendment aimed specifically at stopping them.” “These two men are an existential threat to America,” Reid argued. “They are, perhaps, the single biggest factor behind global warming. We cannot afford to treat them like ordinary citizens. Extraordinary measures must be taken to stave off their attacks on our Government.” The “attacks” Reid wants to stave off are studies that contradict Administration policies and candidates that vie to unseat Democratic officeholders—both funded by donations from the...
  • ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT KILLS COP DRIVING ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE FREEWAY DRUNK

    05/16/2014 1:24:05 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 May 2014, | CAROLINE MAY
    An illegal immigrant who killed a police office while driving the wrong way in on an Arizona freeway Monday had a blood-alcohol level almost three times the legal limit, the Associated Press reported Friday. Raul Silva Corona had driven 35 miles in the wrong direction on three freeways with a blood alcohol level of .238 percent in the wee hours of Monday morning before he killed Mesa Police Officer Brandon Mendoza, according to the AP's report. In Arizona, a driver is considered intoxicated with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 percent. Mendoza, who served for thirteen years at the Mesa Police...
  • Reid Remarks Marking 321 Days Of House Republicans Blocking A Bipartisan Immigration Reform Bill

    05/15/2014 5:58:27 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 14 replies
    Senate ^ | Senator Harry Reid
    Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor to mark 321 days since the Senate passed a bipartisan immigration reform bill and call on House Republicans to do their part in mending the nations broken immigration system. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: This morning marks 321 days since the Senate passed a bipartisan, commonsense immigration reform bill. For 321 days, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives has done absolutely nothing to address our nation’s broken immigration system. And to the extremists in the House, the time went by just like that. So to House Republicans, 321 days...
  • Harry Reid Backs Constitutional Amendment To Limit Koch Brothers’ Influence

    05/14/2014 1:19:46 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 59 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | May 14, 2014
    WASHINGTON — Frustrated by the “sewer” of modern American political campaigns, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Wednesday said that he would bring a constitutional amendment to the floor granting Congress the ability to set strict new limits on campaign contributions, warning he will force multiple votes if necessary to pass the measure. “When I came to Congress, when you got money you had to list who you got it from, what their occupation was, address, and phone numbers if you had it. Then I saw things change. In 1998, [former Sen.] John Ensign and I ran against one another and...
  • Harry Reid, Caught in Land deal in Nevada

    05/08/2014 4:29:34 PM PDT · by dvan · 18 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | NA | NA
    Check out this video of the Land deal Reid-Bunkerville 93 acres owned by Harry Reid adjacent to Bundy's ranch. According to this information Reid has run 52 ranchers out of business during this period. BLM is also involved in buying land in the area where the $5 Billion Chinese Solar Program was planned.
  • Reid: Kochs ‘main causes’ of climate change

    05/08/2014 9:36:18 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 33 replies
    politico ^ | may 7, 2014 | BURGESS EVERETT
    Charles and David Koch are one of the “main causes” of climate change, charged Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on the Senate floor. “While the Koch brothers admit to not being experts on the matter, these billionaire oil tycoons are certainly experts at contributing to climate change. That’s what they do very well. They are one of the main causes of this. Not a cause, one of the main causes,” Reid said. Now in his fifth month of flogging the billionaire conservative benefactors on the Senate floor, Reid dubbed them “multizillionaires” on Wednesday and mockingly applauded their spokeswoman for saying...
  • Reid: ‘Don’t Pick On’ Sheldon Adelson— ‘I Know Him’

    05/08/2014 7:11:01 AM PDT · by don-o · 35 replies
    NRO ^ | May 8, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    Don’t expect Harry Reid to launch a tirade against Nevada businessman Sheldon Adelson anytime soon. Speaking with MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, the Senate majority leader explained why he targets the Koch brothers exclusively while leaving other wealthy donors for both parties out of his senate-floor criticisms. “They are in it to make money,” Reid said. “That’s their whole goal here: To add zeros to their billions.” When pressed why Adelson gets a pass, Reid got very defensive, pointing to his personal relationship with the magnate. “I know Sheldon Adelson — he’s not in this for money,” he said “He’s in it...
  • Democratic leader blocks Senate vote on Keystone

    05/07/2014 1:49:49 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 31 replies
    AP ^ | May 7 2014 | MATTHEW DALY
    Senate Democrats are refusing to let supporters of the Keystone XL oil pipeline to use an energy efficiency bill as a vehicle to attempt winning congressional approval for the controversial project. Majority Leader Harry Reid used a parliamentary move Wednesday to block a Republican amendment on the pipeline as well as a measure to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from imposing new greenhouse gas regulations on coal-burning power plants.
  • Unreal: Liberals Threaten to “Assassinate” Trey Gowdy Over Benghazi

    05/07/2014 12:39:38 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 104 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | May 7 2014 | Conservative Tribune
    The truth can be dangerous. Some extremists will go to great lengths to keep the truth from coming out, even if that means threatening harm to United States Congressman Trey Gowdy. Remember, it is Trey Gowdy who will be leading the House Select Committee into what really happened in Benghazi. Liberals fear that Gowdy, a highly successful prosecutor, will uncover the truth. That is exactly why threats of harm have been made against Congressman Gowdy. Liberals want the truth to remain hidden so they can protect Obama and Hillary Clinton from facing the consequences of their actions. POLITICO reports: The...
  • Poll: ACA more despised than ever, while Nevada faces 90,000 cancellations and price hikes

    05/07/2014 7:25:15 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 6, 2014 | Robert Laurie
    Democrats have long been promising that, once people get signed up, they’re going to love ObamaCare. Candidates are going to run on its merits, and the law is going to be a big positive for Dems during the 2014 midterms. Those who were still against it were a small, dwindling minority. As soon as the signup date passed, and the target numbers were (allegedly) reached, negative perception was supposed to fade away. Uh-oh. According to a new Washington Post piece entitled “ObamaCare hits new low,” that’s simply not happening. In fact, a new Pew poll shows the law is more...