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Harry Reid Looks for Showdown Over Tighter Gun Laws

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) says he's considering a way to force lawmakers to take a side on the expansion of background checks for gun purchases.

Reid Wants Another Vote on Gun Background Checks

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) “is pushing for a vote on gun-control measures, including expanded background checks, in light of the mass shooting last week at an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, in which nine people were killed,” [...]

Senate Democrats give Republicans deadline for full transportation funding bill

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and his Democratic colleagues have given Majority Leader Mitch McConnell 45 days to negotiate a long-term transportation funding bill, threatening to block a short-term funding measure if that's what McConnell tries to push. Show More Summary

Yucca Mountain: Harry Reid’s Retirement Demands Shift in Opposition Strategy

Since Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced his retirement earlier this year, the issue of a proposed national storage site for nuclear waste and spent nuclear fuel (SNF) at Yucca Mountain, Nevada is back in the news. Senator Reid’s staunch opposition to the project has long been recognized as the biggest hurdle standing in its way. Show More Summary

Reid Calls for Full FSMA Funding on Senate Floor

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) urged Congress to fully fund the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in his remarks Tuesday on the floor of the U.S. Senate. “Unfortunately for many Americans, falling ill from contaminated food has become all too regular,” Reid said. He described the experiences of Rylee Gustafson and Lauren Bush, both of whom became... Continue Reading

Harry Reid Slams NFL For Caring More About Fantasy Football Than Racist Team Name

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) criticized the National Football League on Tuesday for shutting down a fantasy football event, but failing to take action against one of its teams' racist names. After the NFL canceled a Tony...Show More Summary

Reid, Senate Democrats prepared to block spending bills, break sequester

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has a plan to force Republicans to the negotiating table over federal spending. President Obama and Democrats want to get rid of sequestration, the strict budget caps imposed on almost all spending by the 2011 Budget Control Act. Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Monday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Mount Meathead Erupts. Again. - "The state of Maine saw the governor once again throw a temper tantrum." ---Maine Senate minority leader Justin Alfond (D) - "Respect my authoritah!!!" With time dwindling...Show More Summary

"The Senate opened a rare Sunday night session in a desperate attempt to extend a national security surveillance program... that was on the verge of expiring at midnight."

"Senator Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada, criticizing Mr. McConnell on the Senate floor, said, 'The majority leader had five months' to fix the problem through committee work. 'Everyone saw this coming,' Mr. Reid, the Senate minority leader, said."The session quickly became contentious when Senator Rand Paul, the other Kentucky Republican, whom Mr. Show More Summary

N.S.A. and Other Matters Vex Senate Leader and Leave Disarray

last monthNews : NYTimes: News

Mitch McConnell has found himself vexed by Democratic delaying tactics he himself honed in the minority, presidential aspirants with their own agendas and conservative firebrands demanding their say.

Harry Reid Would Rather 'Be Taken To Singapore And Caned' Than Become A Lobbyist

last monthNews : Huffington Post

When Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) retires after this term, there's at least one career he won't be pursuing: lobbying. “I would rather be taken to Singapore and caned,” Reid told Politico in an interview published Friday. Reid later tweeted about the interview: I was just being honest. Show More Summary

Harry Reid Would Rather Be ‘Caned’ Than Be a Lobbyist

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid sat down with Politico to discuss the trade deal he hates and what the Senate is like with Mitch McConnell. The longtime senator also briefly discussed his retirement plans. When asked if he would think about lobbying, Reid replied, “I would rather be taken to Singapore and... More »

Harry Reid Calls Trade Push By Obama And GOP 'Insanity'

last monthNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The push by President Barack Obama and Republicans for gigantic new trade deals meets the definition of insanity, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) charged in a Senate floor speech Wednesday. The president andShow More Summary

READ IN: House of Bolton Edition

By Reid Wilson -- The Senate will try again today to pass trade promotion authority after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Harry Reid announced a deal that will give Democrats a separate vote on Chinese currency manipulation. Once that bill is taken care of, the Senate will vote on TPA. Obama spoke with […]

Harry Reid Wants NFL Commissioner To Act ‘Swiftly And Decisively’ On Redskins’ Name

In the wake of the suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is calling on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to act on having the name of the Washington Redskins changed. According to aShow More Summary

Harry Reid: “Stunning” NFL Suspended Brady While Ignoring “Racist” Redskins Name (VIDEO)

Not the Onion….. Harry Reid blasted the NFL for suspending Tom Brady while ignoring “racist” Redskins name. Wow. The race-baiting never ends. The Hill reported: Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is slamming the NFL’s priorities as out of whack … Continue reading ?

Harry Reid: NFL Cares More About Deflategate than Redskins Name?

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) continued his prosecution of the Washington Football Team for its racist name during his opening remarks Tuesday morning, prompted by the NFL's punishment of the New England Patriots over ball deflation.

Senators pay tribute to historian, retiring after 4 decades

Senators pay tribute to historian, retiring after 4 decades Consulted by reporters, senators, staff and luminaries alike, Ritchie has authored more than a dozen books, including three textbooks, said Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. Author...Show More Summary

Harry Reid is messing up Republican plans, again

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, at odds once again Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is working to up-end Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's plan to quickly pass fast-track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Show More Summary

Despite Reid's Threat, GOP Won't Prioritize Highway Bill Over International Trade

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Top Senate Republicans made it clear Tuesday that in spite of threats from Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), they don't intend to address a bill on the nation’s transportation infrastructure -- at least not before...Show More Summary

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