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Our Odd Upper House: The U.S. Senate's Peculiarities Don't End With the Filibuster

Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D.

When viewed from an international perspective, three other features -- the extraordinary scope of its powers, its drastic misapportionment, and the exceptional weakness of its leadership structures -- make the U.S. Senate a true global outlier.

JFK's Last 100 Days

Tom Alderman | Posted 11.06.2013 | Books
Tom Alderman

Whichever assassination theory you subscribe to, Thurston Clarke's JFK's Last Hundred Days will fill you with a tantalizing sense of what might have been -- had November 22 not happened.

Reid Thinks Congress Could Do Better

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told PBS NewsHour Wednesday that Americans are disappointed in Congress, and he agrees with them. On the...

McConnell's Tea Party Rival Makes A Move

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics

Kentucky businessman and Tea Party favorite Matthew Bevin has booked ad time in Louisville and Bowling Green, Politico reported on Friday. The move ha...

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 ...

Eric Fehrnstrom Asks Harry Reid: "Have You No Decency, Sir?"

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's top adviser Eric Fehrnstrom had just one question to ask of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid following the latter's charge that the pre...

Who Wins Leadership Battles That Never Happen?

Asher Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Asher Smith

Tangible victories may have been hard to find for non-establishment figures, but these symbolic victories may very well hold more meaning.

$30 Billion Is Being Allocated to Boost Small-Business Lending

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Big banks prefer making multimillion-dollar loans to large corporations instead of small-businesses because the fee income is greater and it allows them to hire experts in industries that they want to target.

Who Bankrolls Congress? Harry Reid Edition

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

A former professional gambler, a taxi company magnate, a telecommunications lobbyist, and a giant tobacco company are among the top lifetime givers to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who is facing a tough re-election.

Chuck Schumer: Next Senate Majority Leader?

The Washington Post | Jason Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Now, with confidant Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) hanging on to his seat by a thread, the Brooklynite is nearing the goal line of his long ...

Recess Appointments: Obama Prepares to Implement "Yes We Can!"

Victor Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Victor Williams

President Obama can and should fill federal vacancies with the stroke of his pen. In this time of crisis, history may judge harshly if he fails to do so.

The 41 Percent Majority

Kara Vallow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kara Vallow

So much for reconciliation -- apparently, when the GOP uses it, it's a legitimate legislative tool, but the Democrats refuse to touch the one potent weapon at hand.

Sam Stein

All Eyes Turn To Reid: Legacy In Balance As Health Care Debate Continues

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the Senate Finance Committee becoming the last of five congressional committees to pass health care reform legislation on Tuesday, the spotlight ...

Harry Reid Should be Asked: WWLBJD With Lieberman?

Don Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don Parker

If former Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Baines Johnson was still around today, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) would not be holding health care hostage. Droopy Joe would be singing soprano in the choir.

Health Care Debate Looms Large At Thanksgiving

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Chautin

Turkey, cranberry sauce, and a side of health care debate is dominating Thanksgiving tables this year. The debate gets more heated when some worry that their situation will be adversely affected.

Harry Reid Becomes GOP Target In Nevada

Wall Street Journal | JIM CARLTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mr. Reid, 69 years old, is facing mounting criticism in his home state and is trailing in the polls against two Republican challengers for his Senate ...

Did Espada Lie For $3 Million Grant?

Times Union | JAMES M. ODATO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY --- The attorney general's office is investigating if Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada Jr. submitted false statements in a grant application...

Sir Knavely and the Great Stimulus Package

Steven Denlinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Denlinger

"I'm bitter," Sir Knavely told me. He raised his glass and drank. His furry chin went deep into his Tiger's Milk. Then he set it down. "Why are ...

Reid Voted Against Gitmo Closure For Fear Of Appearing "Liberal": NYT

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Adam Nagourney reports this morning on the thinking of Harry Reid, suggesting that Reid dramatically broke with President Obama's policy of closing Gu...

Dawn Johnsen: Reid Says Another Obama Nominee May Be Blocked By GOP

Political Animal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) moves to ease a backlog of executive branch nominations, he suggested on Tuesday that he does not have t...

Reid Gets Help For 2010 Race With New Ad

MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Other than The Replacements -- Roland Burris and Kirsten Gillibrand -- likely no other Democratic senator will have a bigger target on his or her back...

Save the Jeep; Save the Nation

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Congress cannot let the Jeep die in bankruptcy. Congress must not fail the U.S. auto industry. Doing so would be abandoning the core of the American economy -- manufacturing.

Who Needs the Right When the Left Has Itself?

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

This is the nub of it for me with the Lefties: they do not truly understand who they are, nor what they are motivated by. The slightest bump in the road leads to anarchy or dissent.

Not a Woman in the Picture

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

Is it a coincidence that in the world's largest economy, whose military expenditure accounts for half the global total, the most senior posts dealing with money and war are still reserved for men?

Ten Democrats Who Should Go Away

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Cohen

The Democrats have in some ways, been worse than the Republicans. As a party, they've stood idly by as the Bush Administration has literally ransacked the country.