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Senate bails out Boehner, funds Homeland Security for one week ... shutdown (maybe) averted for now

13 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Once again, Sen. Mitch McConnell is trying to bail out House Speaker John Boehner. McConnell and Minority Leader Reid have just agreed to—and passed by voice vote—a one-week funding extension. Since Boehner decided to skip the funding...Show More Summary

The Spirit Is Willing But The Orange Is Weak

Team WIN THE MORNING on Orange vs. Turtle and how it’s all Obama’s fault. The Senate majority and minority leaders cut a deal that did not have Boehner’s blessing, sources say, and now the speaker is weighing whether to go down without a fight. House Republican leaders are strongly considering amending the Senate’s “clean” DHS [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

#tbt: That Time Mitch McConnell Brought a Gun to CPAC

Remember that time Mitch McConnell brought a gun to CPAC 2014? We do. Presenting a musket to his colleague, Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), at last year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, then Senate Minority Leader took the stage...Show More Summary

Here's The Sweet Way Nancy Pelosi Showed Support For Recovering Harry Reid

Congress does more than just fight, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) proved that Thursday when she showed up for a press conference with a sign of support for her Senate counterpart, Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who's recovering...Show More Summary

The Inside Story Of How Citizens United Has Changed Washington Lawmaking

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Lobbyists and trade groups have pumped huge sums into the coffers of super PACs and nonprofits connected to Speaker John Boehner, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ever since the Citizens United decision. Show More Summary

GOP Rep: Kevin McCarthy Panned Harry Reid’s Demand

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) demands that the House Republicans back a clean Department of Homeland Security funding bill before Senate Democrats will drop their filibuster, but that proposal met with a chilly response...Show More Summary

Reid puts Boehner on spot over Homeland Security funding bill

In a surprise turn of events, Democratic Minority Leader Harry Reid put the brakes on a Tuesday proposal from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to pass a "clean" Homeland Security funding bill. Before Senate Democrats agree to that course of action, Reid said House Speaker John Boehner must signal his support for such a bill. Show More Summary

McConnell Offers Clean DHS Funding Bill; Reid Balks

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) offered to pass a clean appropriations bill funding the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the fiscal year, but Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) balked, saying...Show More Summary

Krauthammer: Abolish the filibuster

I've been radicalized. By Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and President Barack Obama. Goodbye moderation and sweet reason. No more clinging to constitutional and procedural restraint. It's time to go nuclear.

For the record

Harry Reid: In the Feb. 15 Section A, an article about Sen. Harry Reid's political future included a photo caption that gave his title as Senate majority leader. The Nevada Democrat is the Senate's minority leader.

Boehner needs to follow his own advice on DHS funding

Speaker Boehner is fed up. The Republican leader of the House of Representatives is highly annoyed at the Senate. To be more precise, Senate Democrats, who are now in the minority. And he had a tart way of expressing his pique yesterday. The House did its job. We won the fight to fund the Department […]

Reid To Push Hard For Title II Changes In Web Rules

It's good to have a parliamentary master like Reid backing this, because the Republicans and the telecoms are going to fight back hard: Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is putting his weight behind regulators' attempts to police...Show More Summary

GOP Effort to Oust Reid Rides on Sandoval Decision

Senate Republicans are unlikely to land their most formidable recruit to take down Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), The Hill reports. “With Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) delaying any decision until summer, his indecision is costing Republicans precious time in [...] The post GOP Effort to Oust Reid Rides on Sandoval Decision appeared first on Political Wire.

Doctors Optimistic After Sen. Reid’s Eye Surgery

Doctors are optimistic Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) will regain vision in his right eye following surgery Monday, his office said.

The Senate is Finally Getting Back to ‘Normal’ After the Disastrous Reign of Democrats, Harry Reid

Yes, we have some major problems with the Senate but there was a little good news coming out of the upper chamber this week. The new Senate Majority Leader, Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell, has gone back to allowing the minorityShow More Summary

Harry Reid speaks out against Obama’s trade plan

last monthNews : The Newsroom

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada on Thursday threw cold water on President Barack Obama’s plans to pursue trade agreements in 2015, one of the few points of bipartisan interest from his State of the Union address earlier this week.

Reid, Bruised but Emphatic: ‘I’m Fully Intending to Run’

Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the minority leader, made his first on-camera appearance Thursday since his eye injury, dispelling rumors about his health and repeatedly asserting he planned to seek re-election in 2016.

Harry Reid to Undergo Eye Surgery

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid will undergo eye surgery Monday after his exercise accident early this month.

Face Of The Day

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) leaves after the Senate Democratic weekly policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2015. Reid returned to work today after he was injured from a New Years Day exercise accident, which caused broken bones and temporary loss of vision in his right eye. By Alex […]

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