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Jesse Rifkin

John McCain: 'Our Whole Goal Now Is Two Things: Govern And Elect A Republican President' | Jesse Rifkin | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

While running for re-election last year, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) pledged to allow more votes on amendments to bills if he became Senate majority ...

Understanding Richard Verma's Swift Senate Confirmation as U.S. Ambassador to India

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
Ronak D. Desai

Verma's rapid confirmation is remarkable given the acute political paralysis currently afflicting the Senate's confirmation process, particularly for ambassadorial nominees.

Paul Blumenthal

The World After Citizens United: Here Is Your First $100 Million Senate Race | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) on the election trail Oct. 25 to rally Democrats ahead of Tuesd...

Sam Levine

Harry Reid's College To Drop Name From Campus Center | Sam Levine | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A university that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) attended is dropping the powerful senator’s name from a campus center aft...

Kasey Varner

Veterans Group Targets Leading Republicans In New Ad Campaign | Kasey Varner | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

A new ad campaign by national veterans group Action Fund takes aim at GOP Sens. Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and Richard Burr (N.C.). Their qual...

GOP Senate Candidate Says He Fired Staffers Who Resigned

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

Senate candidate and North Carolina state House Speaker Thom Tillis (R) responded Thursday to Democratic attacks, saying he had fired staffers who had...

Amanda Terkel

Harry Reid Hit As 'Brain Dead,' 'Off His Meds' By Conservatives After Koch Criticisms | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has sure touched a nerve. In recent weeks, the soft-spoken former boxer has been aggressi...

Kate Sheppard

Harry Reid: 'Climate Change Is The Worst Problem Facing The World Today' | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that climate change is a really big deal -- the biggest, in fact. "Climate change is ...

Here's How To Get In Touch With The Senators Who Voted Not To Extend Unemployment Benefits

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Unemployment benefits expired for 1.3 million long-term jobless workers on Dec. 28, with millions more imperiled by the Senate’s inability to pass a...

"Putting Majority Back Into Democracy"

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

This was the democracy I learned about. A common interest of the nation governed by three branches of government with a system of checks and balances to prevent tyranny by the majority or minority.

McCain Threatened To 'Kick The Crap Out' Of Harry Reid

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

Infuriated with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) November decision to trigger the “nuclear option,” Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) appro...

Remedy for Government Shutdown Blues? Jazz

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Randee Mia Berman

After all, music soothes the savage beast. And there's plenty of wild legislators roaming the government corridors that could use some calming down. Jazz dudes may have found the elixir: jazz is Xanadu minus the Xanax.

Sam Stein

Republican Rep Acknowledges That Harry Reid Compromised On Shutdown Negotiations | Sam Stein | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It’s become a common House Republican talking point that Senate Democrats and President Barack Obama could end the shutdown of the gov...

Michael McAuliff

Here's How Democrats Have Compromised | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats have not done a good job explaining how they have compromised in the government shutdown fight, insisting they will not negoti...

Reid Leading Charge In Big Fight

Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

By PHILIP ELLIOTT, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid is driving his chamber toward rule changes that would he...

Reid Goes 'Nuclear'

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has told top advisers that he is prepared to take action if Senate Republicans block three upcoming nominat...

Reid Goes 'Nuclear'

The Washington Post | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is increasingly focused on the month of July as the time to exercise the so-called “nuclear option” and revisit ...

Amanda Terkel

Harry Reid: Benghazi Won't Stop Hillary Clinton In 2016 | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Wednesday that the Republican obsession with Benghazi is nothing but an effort to go aft...

Reid Shuns Former GOP Senator For Fathering Son From Extramarital Affair

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he declined a request from former Sen. Pete Domenici to meet last week, pointing to the New Mexico Rep...

Chelsea Kiene

Ted Cruz: Defund Obamacare Or Risk Government Shutdown | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz says that he is expecting a vote Wednesday on his amendment to defund Obamacare until economic growth is restored, adding ...

Filibluster: Senate Rules Deal Yields Good and Bad News

Jonathan Backer | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Backer

Despite the severity of the problem and Harry Reid's apparent determination to fix it, the negotiated package of reforms is pretty tepid. Nevertheless, months of debate about Senate dysfunction and passionate grassroots involvement on the issue did achieve some progress.

Senator Harry Reid and Guns: Time to Take a Stand

Medea Benjamin | Posted 02.19.2013 | DC
Medea Benjamin

With President Obama insisting that preventing gun violence will be a second-term policy priority, and Harry Reid not facing re-election until 2016, perhaps the senator will now be willing to stand up to the NRA? The clock is ticking.

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid To GOP: Dance With Me | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Dance with me, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said to Republicans the day after his party humbled the GOP in Senate contests...

Harry Reid: Mitt Romney Trip To Louisiana 'Height Of Hypocrisy'

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) criticized GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Friday for traveling to Louisiana to survey damage left ...

Romney Defends Decision Not To Release More Tax Returns, Says He's 'Not A Business'

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney continued to defend his decision to not release more tax returns in an interview with Businessweek published on Thursday, saying he is "no...