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

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

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

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

LDS Bishop: Harry Reid Not Worthy Of Being Mormon Because He’s A Democrat

A Los Angeles LDS bishop says Harry Reid isn’t worthy of entering a Mormon temple because of his support of Democratic issues. LDS bishop Mark Paredes conceded Friday that, in retrospect, he could have worded his concerns about Reid, a fellow believer, “more artfully.” Writing on his long-standing blog at the Jewish Journal, Paredes began [...]

Stop the presses. Orrin Hatch is a filibuster flip-flopper.

The worst thing to ever happen to the Senate, said Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) was Majority Leader Harry Reid's decision to end the filibuster on nominations for everything but the Supreme Court last year. In fact, he expounded upon that...Show More Summary

Senate gears up for packed lame duck session

There's agreement on both sides of the aisle in the Senate that a great deal of work has to be done between now and January, primarily getting the government funded for another year to avoid another shutdown. Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell's...Show More Summary

Vinik: Democrats Should Filibuster Like Republicans

Danny Vinik, New Republic: When the 114th Congress starts in January, Harry Reid will find himself in an uncomfortable position: the minority. Along with this demotion, Reid will have to decide whether Democrats should use the filibuster to block GOP legislation, just as Senate Republicans have over the past six years.... Show More Summary

You Can Bet Your Ass Harry Reid Will Filibuster

Hey, at least we have this to look forward to! The New Republic on how Harry Reid will use the filibuster to prove Republicans can't govern: The blocking of nominees ended last November, when Democrats invoked the “nuclear option”—they changed the rules of the Senate to eliminate filibusters for all executive branch and judicial nominees. Show More Summary

Do You Trust The Election Day Polls? Should You?

In 2010, pollsters claimed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid would be forced into retirement by tea party Republican Sharron Angle. She was up an average of about 3 percentage points in the late days of the campaign and had leads in all of the final eight polls heading into the Nevada election. In the end, [...]

Harry Reid vs Yucca Mountain

In 2010, President Barack Obama scrapped plans to turn Yucca Mountain into a nuclear waste repository, generally citing safety concerns. In truth, the president had Harry Reid concerns. The Senate majority leader from Nevada didn't want the nation's nuclear waste stored in his state.

Reid Says It’s All About Iowa

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says if Joni Ernst beats Bruce Braley in Iowa, the Senate will turn Republican. “Joni Ernst would mean — coming to the United States Senate — that Mitch McConnell would be leader of the United States Senate, who agrees with her on everything. Think of what would mean for our [...]

Senate Democrats planning nominations push for lame duck session

Harry Reid and Senate Democrats have got a huge job ahead of them, starting November 12, when they return to work post-election. There are 156 pending nominations—people who have been approved by committee and are waiting for floor votes—along with passing a continuing resolution to keep the government functioning after January 1. Show More Summary

Senate Candidate Claims Harry Reid Is Conspiring To Let Obama Run The Country Unilaterally

Supporters of David Perdue (R-GA) told ThinkProgress they agree, and fear President Obama will "confiscate anyone's food, clothing and shelter" and "declare martial law." The post Senate Candidate Claims Harry Reid Is Conspiring To Let Obama Run The Country Unilaterally appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Top Presidential Candidate Says Anarchy May Force Cancelation Of 2016 Election

Carson is also worried that the nation will devolve into anarchy because Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) has "over three hundred bills sitting on his desk" that he won't bring to the floor for a vote. The post Top Presidential Candidate Says Anarchy May Force Cancelation Of 2016 Election appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Cenk Uygur Takes Joe Scarborough To School On Politics And The Koch Brothers

The Young Turks Cenk Uygur takes MSNBC's Joe Scarborough to task for his criticism of Harry Reid for going after the Koch brothers and the Democrats' strategy of making them the target in their campaign ads. Despite their best efforts...Show More Summary

Kochs proving toxic to Republicans in key states

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Boy, Ernst really knows how to pick her friends. Remember when Republicans were smugly insisting that the Kochs had such a low profile that it was a total waste of time for Democrats to focus on them, that Harry Reid was just grasping at straws (and being a big bully about two, fine patriotic Americans)? Yeah, not so much. Show More Summary

GOP Senate Candidate: Harry Reid’s Senate ‘Like A Plantation’

Louisiana Republican Senate candidate believes Harry Reid runs the Senate “like a plantation.” I guess that means we have slaves as senators. The Baton Rouge congressman, challenging Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu this fall, made the comment to the head of the Port of Terrebonne during a tour last week. Reid, a Nevada Democrat, “runs the [...]

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