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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Republicans search for their champion against Michael Bennet

Colorado Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet Leading Off: • CO-Sen: Along with Harry Reid, Michael Bennet has the dubious distinction of being 2016's most vulnerable Senate Democrat. The GOP, emboldened by Cory Gardner's victory over Mark Udall last year, is searching for their candidate and has a few possibilities in mind. Show More Summary

Harry Reid Breaks Ribs, Face in Exercise Accident

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid fell in his Nevada home Thursday when a piece of exercise equipment broke, causing him to break several ribs and facial bones. "Senator Reid will return to Washington this weekend and be in the office Tuesday as the Senate prepares to reconvene," his office said. "His doctors expect a full recovery."

Harry Reid Injured In Freak Exercise Accident

Ouch! Whatever broke must have broken in a rather spectacular way! Either that, or it's a cover story for being roughed up by thugs. Whichever it is, it sounds like Reid will be ready to take on the new role of Senate Minority Leader with a grimace and a wince next week. Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Show More Summary

Harry Reid Breaks Ribs, Facial bones While Exercising

Senator Harry Reid had an accident while exercising. According to a statement, Reid was exercising at home in Henderson, Nevada, when a piece of equipment broke and caused him to fall. “Senator Reid was first brought to St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Henderson by his security detail,” said the senator’s office. “He was then transferred [...]

Harry Reid's prepping for a fight next year

Majority Leader—and soon to be Minority Leader—Harry Reid is feeling feisty. His new mission: blocking "crazy stuff." From Politico: “I want to do some mainstream things. But I believe that if [Republicans] want to try to do all this crazy stuff, we’re getting out of that stream. Show More Summary

Thank You Ted Cruz

The Democratic controlled Senate is going out in style with a record number of confirmations for President Obama.  And they had some unlikely (if unintended) help: Thanks to some help from Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nevada — and arguably Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who delayed the Senate over a procedural fight — 132 executive nominations were approved [...]

Cruz apologizes for making senators work on Saturday, but not for helping Harry Reid

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee have faced some anger from other Republicans over their weekend stunt that forced the Senate into a Saturday session to express symbolic opposition to President Obama's immigration moves. Show More Summary

Democrats push to get judicial vacancies down to Bush-era levels

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) It's been two decades since the Senate confirmed as many judges as it is currently on track to do in 2014. If Democrats succeed at confirming the 12 judges Majority Leader Harry Reid is trying to get votes on before the Senate goes home for Christmas, the year's total will be 88, the highest since 1994. Show More Summary

Weekly Standard and a media hack attack Reid for family illness

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

As he tries to keep enough senators in town for long enough to hold confirmation votes for several of President Obama's nominees, Majority Leader Harry Reid expressed his sympathy for senators who want to go home, saying that "I haven't been home... Show More Summary

How Ted Cruz gave Harry Reid an opening to confirm Obama's nominees

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is happy to take advantage of any opening a Ted Cruz tantrum provides. By dragging out the road to a Senate vote on funding the government, Sen. Ted Cruz inadvertently gave Democrats the time to get a few other things done. Show More Summary

Cruz Stabs McConnell In Back, Forces Weekend Senate Vote-o-Rama

Senator Ted Cruz blew up a handshake deal between Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid to vote on Senate nominees and the so-called Cromnibus bill Monday evening. The Hill: Cruz took to the floor late Friday to castigate congressional leaders...Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell Wants to Open a Giant Loophole for Superrich Donors. Harry Reid Has Vowed to Stop Him.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is vowing to block any effort by his GOP counterpart, Mitch McConnell, to loosen the nation's campaign finance limits as part of a bipartisan budget deal taking shape in Congress. Last week,...Show More Summary

Reid says he won't agree to tax plan that doesn't extend tax breaks he was ready to jettison

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The plot is getting weirder in the case of the bad tax package Harry Reid negotiated with House Republicans, soon scuttled by a White House veto threat and profound opposition from liberal Senate Democrats. After initially working out...Show More Summary

Reid threatens to keep Senate in session another week to prevent government shutdown

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Work three weeks in December? You monster. And now, in accordance with the usual holiday traditions, it's time for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to let the world's slowest deliberative body know that if they can't get the most basic...Show More Summary

Reid's tax package deal with House GOP effectively dead after veto threat

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

WTF, guys? The deal Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was apparently close to sealing with House Republican leaders to make a bunch of tax breaks for corporations permanent while ending others that help lower- and middle-income families, seems pretty much dead now. Show More Summary

Harry Reid preps deal to lock in big business tax cuts and screw over middle class

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Would Harry Reid's last big act as majority leader for the next two years be to screw over the middle class to help out business? If ThinkProgress's sources are right, that's what could be happening. Igor Volksy writes that sources tell...Show More Summary

Republicans don't hate filibuster reform quite so much anymore

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Since Senate Democrats passed filibuster reform last year in order to get President Obama's nominees confirmed, Republicans have been on a rampage. Harry Reid ruled the Senate like a tyrant, they complained. He ruined the institution, they said. Show More Summary

The Right Is Lining Up Its Anti-Loretta Lynch Talking Points

Want to know how the GOP is going to prevent Loretta Lynch's confirmation if Harry Reid can't get her confirmed in the lame-duck session? This is the first line of attack: Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) said Saturday that President Barack Obama's nomination to replace Attorney General Eric Holder, Brooklyn U.S. Show More Summary

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