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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Harry Reid Pick Drops From U.S. Judge Nomination

AP | MICHELLE RINDELS | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

LAS VEGAS — A state judge from Las Vegas is abandoning her bid for a federal judgeship after she became embroiled in the national gun control de...

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

www.salon.com | 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...

Vegas To Get High-Speed Rail Link?

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 03.26.2012 | Travel

VICTORVILLE, Calif. -- On a dusty, rock-strewn expanse at the edge of the Mojave Desert, a company linked to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants t...

Lucia Graves

Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Opponents Launch New Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.07.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Keystone XL pipeline opponents have announced a new ad buy, hitting back on gas prices ahead of what could be a critical vote in the Sen...

Undocumented Teen Commits Suicide, Consequences of Failed DREAM Act Continue

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 01.27.2012 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

How much more bloodshed do we need to see before the system is fixed? May the suicide of Joaquin Luna not go in vain.

Sam Stein

Reid Vote Delayed To Sunday As Hints Of Deal Emerge

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A final Senate vote on raising the nation's debt ceiling was put off 12 more hours as the two sides inched toward a long-sought agreemen...

Arthur Delaney

Harry Reid: Extended Unemployment On The Table As Part Of 'Grand Bargain' On Debt Ceiling

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A deal to raise the statutory U.S. borrowing limit and cut the federal budget may preserve federal unemployment benefits set to expire a...

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Harry Reid 'Not Confident' About War In Afghanistan

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is unsure whether the war in Afghanistan is going to be a success and says the United States ...

Prostitution in Perspective

Vicky Collins | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
Vicky Collins

The ladies we met in the brothels were attractive, smart, friendly, savvy, confident and defied stereotypes. Most were not fallen women without other options. Many were educated and had goals.

Harry Reid's Son Caught Up In Campaign Contribution Scandal

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Nevada's secretary of state says his office is looking into whether former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rory Reid formed nu...

Sam Stein

Reid Opens The Door To Longer Background Checks For Gun Purchasers

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday appeared to open the door to pushing legislation that would revamp the waiting period and b...