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Rod St. Aubyn: New Congress, Same Gridlock

At the federal level we have faced continued gridlock during the past few years.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid famously refused to take up hundreds of House-passed bills, several with bipartisan support.  Senate Republicans were accused of putting up numerous legislative roadblocks to the point where Sen. Reid and his Democrat senators changed the rules...

Republicans Should Help Restore Bipartisanship By Bringing Back The Filibuster

About a year ago Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid changed the rules in the Senate to remove the filibuster for confirming appointments. What was worse was how he did it. Normally rule changes in the Senate require a 67 vote majority (ending a filibuster requires just 60 votes), but Reid changed the rules with a...

Ouch: Heidi Heitkamp Turning On Harry Reid?

Senator Heidi Heitkamp was a major beneficiary of (now lame duck) Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s campaign largesse in 2012. In addition to $10,000 in contributions made directly to Heitkamp’s campaign, Reid’s Majority PAC spent $3.37 million on independent advertising attacking Heitkamp’s opponent Rick Berg. Show More Summary

Why is Harry Reid still there?

It is remarkable that the Democrats are not talking about dumping Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) as their minority leader. Not only did his party lose the majority and sustain massive losses, but his strategy of preventing votes was the downfall of many Democrats. The reason Republicans could claim truthfully that their opponents had sided with […]

What a man we have in Manchin

(Scott Johnson) The Washington Post’s Ed O’Keefe explores Senator Joe Manchin’s frustrations with soon-to-be former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Manchin forthrightly describes the election returns as “a real ass-whuppin’.” He then expressed frustrations with Harry Reid’s preventive approach to voting on potentially controversial bills. Show More Summary

Harry, We Knew Ye Too Damn Well

(John Hinderaker) Harry Reid’s tenure as Senate Majority Leader hasn’t just been controversial, it has been disgraceful. Reid submerged the Senate in partisan politics of the most vicious sort, turning the Senate floor into a forum for...Show More Summary

IT’S PROBABLY WITH LOIS LERNER’S EMAILS: Poof: Casino ethics complaint against Reid disappears. “N…

IT’S PROBABLY WITH LOIS LERNER’S EMAILS: Poof: Casino ethics complaint against Reid disappears. “Nobody is saying ‘cover-up’ just yet, but an ethics complaint against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid received by the Senate Select Committee on Ethics nearly a year ago has mysteriously disappeared, and the panel claims it never received it despite a signed […]

Take your stale lines with you, Sen. Reid

If the Democrats suffer a big defeat in the midterms, they may lose not only their Senate majority and some more House seats, but also some favorite gambits. Along with his majority leader’s office, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) may have to retire his campaign demonizing of the Koch brothers. Obsessively talking about it on the floor […]

(OPEN THREAD) Sen. Leader Harry Reid’s Thug Staffer Physically Attacks Reporter

Consider this our weekend Open Thread, but first… In September reporter and activist Jason Mattera was physically attacked by one of Democrat Majority Leader Harry Reid’s staffers when Mattera asked how the senator had become a millionaire living off a government salary. Show More Summary

Phony independents, fake Obama skeptics

Faux-independent Senate candidates and a few actual Democrats are trying to disguise their fidelity to the White House and their role in the last Democratic gambit to keep Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) as Senate majority leader. So far it is not working out so well. Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) embarrassed himself when asked whether the […]

Pryor: I'd Support Chuck Schumer Over Harry Reid for Majority Leader

It seems Senate Democrats running for re-election have found their scapegoat. As The Washington Free Beacon recently reported, at a pricey...

Poll: Overwhelming Majority Says Washington Should Keep “Redskins” As Name

The science is settled, or something: Even after a whirlwind of leftist, progressive, anti-free speech, race-baiting propaganda spewed by Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who has his own rich

Reid rage

(Scott Johnson) Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s diatribes against the Koch brothers on the floor of the Senate might be evidence of certifiable insanity if anyone took them seriously. But the attitude of the mainstream media, to the extent one can be detected, is ho-hum. Show More Summary

Sen. Harry Reid’s name gets yanked from center building at his alma mater Southern Utah University

Sen. Harry Reid who disgraced himself and his office by scandalously claiming Mitt Romneydidn’t pay income taxes, has suffered an embarrassing setback. Fox News reports Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s

Rubio flips again on immigration

(Paul Mirengoff) Sen. Marco Rubio says that if Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid brought the immigration reform bill that Rubio sponsored last year to the floor for a vote now, he would vote against it. Rubio explained that passing his immigration bill wouldn’t be productive, and thus the vote would only be for show. Show More Summary

Harry Reid’s Gaffes Just Keep on Coming

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told the Asian Chamber of Commerce last week: “The Asian population is so productive. I don’t think you’re smarter than anybody else, but you’ve convinced a lot of us you are.” In remarks videotapedShow More Summary

Most Newspapers Skip Reid's Asian Gaffe; WashPost Pleads He's 'Almost Built Up a Gaffe Immunity' With 'Small-ish Gaffes'

Scott Whitlock noted earlier today that CBS and NBC skipped over Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s bad jokes about Asians (you’re not really the smartest, I can’t keep my Wongs straight). Additional Nexis transcript searches for “Harry...Show More Summary

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