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Republicans in Arizona Strike a Blow for Conservatism by Killing Children's Health Insurance Program

Marvin Meadors | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

The Arizona legislature has struck another blow for conservatism! They have killed a program which provides health insurance to children in low income families, although it is paid for entirely by the federal government.

Gold Butte, Nevada: A Cultural Environment Under Threat

JK Russ | Posted 05.02.2016 | Green
JK Russ

Coinciding with Earth Day, the indigenous Moapa Band of Paiute along with local environmental protection groups have organized an 11-mile Culture Walk to raise awareness of the damage being done to the culturally important and environmentally sensitive area of Gold Butte.

Senator Ted Cruz: Demagogue Or Just Serial Liar

Marvin Meadors | Posted 09.16.2016 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

Cruz openly identifies with the Tea Party movement which may help to explain his motivation. The Tea Party movement seems to expect lies from their candidates because speaking the truth is supported by facts and data, which is so often irrelevant to their arguments.

Jessica Schulberg

Tom Cotton's Latest Attempt To Kill The Iran Bill | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An unexpected procedural maneuver by hawkish freshman Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on Thursday threatened to torpedo the delicate effort to ...

Manchin: Harry Reid's Leadership In The Senate Did Not Work

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) called out Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Monday, saying his leadership didn't work. "Well first of all, ...

Journalist Accuses Las Vegas Sun Of Pulling Column Critical Of Harry Reid

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 04.02.2015 | Media

In the wake of Harry Reid's recent interview on CNN, in which the Senate minority leader seemed unapologetic for erroneously accusing Mitt Romney of t...

Amanda Terkel

Harry Reid: Human Trafficking Bill Doomed Unless GOP Removes Anti-Abortion Language | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told Republicans Wednesday morning that unless they remove an anti-abortion provision from a ...

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid Won't Rule Out Suing Exercise Equipment Maker Over His Injury | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Thursday made his first public media appearance since an exercise mishap left him with a s...

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...

Exposing the Koch Brothers and the Price We All Pay

Robert Greenwald | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

If there can be such a thing as a typical American billionaire, David H. and Charles G. Koch do not fit that bill. They are not just among the richest Americans -- $100 billion and counting. They are deeply political libertarian industrialists.

RNC Chairman Slams Harry Reid As 'Dirty' And 'Unethical'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus had harsh words for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday, accusing the senato...

Sam Stein

The Original, Nefarious, Big-Moneyed Koch Brothers Campaign | Sam Stein | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) took to the Senate floor two weeks ago to denounce energy tycoons Charles and David Koch...

Federal Minimum Wage War Outmaneuvered By Municipalities

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

All the reasons are there for an increase in minimum wage. It's good for the economy. It's good for workers and for business. It's good for social mobility, and it's good for the American Dream. What a patriotic policy, then, and how fitting for the nation's capital to consider it. Let's hope D.C. implements it and soon.

Why the Senate Filibuster Should Be Abolished Entirely

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The whole idea of democracy is government by the people, of the people, and for the people, so why is it that anything but the votes of the people are allowed to decide political measures?

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...

Three Reasons Why Harry Reid Should 'Go Nuclear'

Bill Bartmann | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics
Bill Bartmann

Senator Harry Reid has hinted that he might in the next few days use the nuclear option to secure the confirmation of Richard Cordray as Director of the CFPB.

Infamous Tea Party Candidate May Stage A Comeback

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

Sharron Angle is keeping the door open to another run for the U.S. Senate, according to the Elko Daily Free Press. Appearing as the guest speaker a...

Amanda Terkel

Harry Reid Comes Out For Assault Weapons Ban | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), a lawmaker who has been endorsed by the National Rifle Association in the past, came out on ...

Gun Control: A Case Study in How Money Has Changed Our Political System

Walker Bragman | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Walker Bragman

In spite of what the National Rifle Association says, the majority of Americans favor tighter gun control legislation. The hold-up in the Senate represents a failure of our democratic process.

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 ...

Telling the Truth About the Filibuster: It Is Time to Put It on the Shelf

Eric Segall | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Eric Segall

The filibuster was never a good idea; it was not anticipated by those who wrote the Constitution, and it has been abused over the last few years in ways that would have been unimaginable to most senators prior to 1975. It needs to go.

How Democrats Learned To Embrace Filibuster Reform | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics

How far we’ve come. This week, the White House endorsed reforming the filibuster and no one batted an eyelash. Of course the president supported ...

Harry Reid Hospitalized

Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has been hospitalized after a crash near the Sahara exit on I-15 northbound in Nevada, according to KNTV. The extent of Re...

A Clown Question on The DISCLOSE Act From Ruben Navarrette

Kristian Ramos | Posted 09.18.2012 | Latino Voices
Kristian Ramos

While on the Senate floor Senator Reid recently noted, "If this flood of outside money continues, the day after the election, 17 angry old white men will wake up and realize they just bought the country."

Harry Reid, John McCain Agree On Pacquiao Fight, Push Boxing Bill

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

Boxing may be a contentious sport, but it's bringing rare harmony to the halls of the Senate. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) disagreed with th...