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Nuclear Flashback: When Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell Sang Different Tunes

Nuclear Flashback: When Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell Sang Different Tunes

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Nearly a decade ago, the nuclear tables were turned in the Senate when the two leaders at the center of this month’s squabble over the so-called “nuclear option” sang entirely different tunes on t…

White House Likes Reid’s Plan to Delay Sequester Cuts

White House Likes Reid’s Plan to Delay Sequester Cuts

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — With the effect of across-the-board spending cuts rippling throughout the country, the White House said Wednesday President Obama supports Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s proposed plan t…

Proposed Gun Control Legislation Includes Background Checks

Proposed Gun Control Legislation Includes Background Checks

Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., will move forward with Senate Democrats’ gun control legislation, a move designed to set the Senate up to start working on the controversial legislation …

Obama, Republican Leaders to Meet as Sequester Cuts Look Likely

Obama, Republican Leaders to Meet as Sequester Cuts Look Likely

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The budget ax is about to fall, and there’s little lawmakers in Washington are doing to stop it.Despite a parade of dire warnings from the White House, an $85 billion package of deep automatic spending cuts a…

Obama to Meet with Congressional Leaders After Sequester

Obama to Meet with Congressional Leaders After Sequester

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — They are finally going to have a meeting.A congressional source with direct knowledge of the plans tells ABC News’ Jonathan Karl that the top four congressional leaders — Speaker of the House John Boehner, …

Sen. Harry Reid: Any Budget Deal Must Include Revenue

Sen. Harry Reid: Any Budget Deal Must Include Revenue

ABC/Martin H. Simon(NEW YORK) — Asserting that “the American people” are on his side, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said during an exclusive interview for “This Week” that any that deal reached between Republicans …

Sen. Harry Reid: Any Budget Deal Must Include Revenue

Sen. Harry Reid: Any Budget Deal Must Include Revenue

ABC/Martin H. Simon(NEW YORK) — Asserting that “the American people” are on his side, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said during an exclusive interview for “This Week” that any that deal reached between Republicans …

Republican Senator Calls Majority Leader an ‘Idiot’

Republican Senator Calls Majority Leader an ‘Idiot’

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is having a hard time lately smoothing out the partisan divide on Capitol Hill.During the height of the “fiscal cliff” negotiations at the end of December, House Speaker John Boeh…

Report: Boehner Gave Reid More than a Piece of His Mind

Report: Boehner Gave Reid More than a Piece of His Mind

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — House Speaker John Boehner reportedly hurled a colorful invective at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid during the tense negotiations to avert the fiscal cliff.Politico reports that when Boehner spotted Reid …

Cliff Campaigners? Marco Rubio, Republicans Up for Election Say ‘No’ to Deal

Cliff Campaigners? Marco Rubio, Republicans Up for Election Say ‘No’ to Deal

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Who voted “no” on the “fiscal-cliff” deal this morning? Republicans up for re-election in 2016, that’s who.
The Senate passed its last-minute “fiscal-cliff” deal 89-8 at 1…

Fiscal Cliff Talks: President Obama ‘Modestly Optimistic’

Fiscal Cliff Talks: President Obama ‘Modestly Optimistic’

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — With less than one day remaining for Congress to reach a budget agreement that would avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff,” a senior White House official tells ABC News that President Obama is still “modestly optimistic” t…

Major Setback in Last-Ditch ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Talks

Major Setback in Last-Ditch ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Talks

(NEW YORK) — Democratic Senate Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Sunday rejected the latest offer from Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R- Ky.), pushing the country that much closer to the fiscal cliff as the senators scrambled to find a bipartisan deal…

Sen. Charles Schumer: More than 50-50 Chance of Reaching Fiscal Cliff Deal

Sen. Charles Schumer: More than 50-50 Chance of Reaching Fiscal Cliff Deal

Win McNamee/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Sen. Charles Schumer, (D-N.Y.), called Congress’ failure to reach an agreement on a fiscal cliff deal “embarrassing,” but said he believed there was a better than 50-50 chance of a compromise befo…

White House Fiscal Cliff Summit Brings Hope for a Deal

White House Fiscal Cliff Summit Brings Hope for a Deal

The White House(WASHINGTON) — Washington brinkmanship appears to have created a last minute chance for the White House and Congress to agree on a plan to avoid sending the country over the fiscal cliff.President Obama emerged from a White House summit…

At Edge of ‘Cliff,’ White House Lashes Out at ‘Congressional Stupidity’

At Edge of ‘Cliff,’ White House Lashes Out at ‘Congressional Stupidity’

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — With only days to come up with a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, the White House said “congressional stupidity” was damaging the economy but that an agreement could be reached if Republican leaders …

Senators to Screen "Lincoln" with Daniel Day-Lewis, Steven Spielberg

Senators to Screen "Lincoln" with Daniel Day-Lewis, Steven Spielberg

David James, SMPSP©DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC(WASHINGTON) — As lawmakers struggle to solve the fiscal cliff, they’re set for a movie night Wednesday night in the Senate.Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.,will meet with the c…

John Boehner Welcomes Big Deficit Deal, Pledges to Work with President Obama

John Boehner Welcomes Big Deficit Deal, Pledges to Work with President Obama

Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — A day after holding onto his speakership and the House Republican majority, John Boehner signaled openness Wednesday to the inclusion of new tax revenue in a legislative package to address the so-called “fisc…

Sen. Harry Reid Hospitalized After Car Accident

Sen. Harry Reid Hospitalized After Car Accident

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(LAS VEGAS) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., was hospitalized briefly Friday after his caravan was involved in a six-car crash in Nevada, but his condition is “good” and he does not have life threatening …

Sen. Harry Reid Hospitalized After Car Accident

Sen. Harry Reid Hospitalized After Car Accident

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(LAS VEGAS) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., was hospitalized briefly Friday after his caravan was involved in a six-car crash in Nevada, but his condition is “good” and he does not have life threatening …

Mitt Romney Tells Harry Reid to ‘Put Up or Shut Up’ on Tax Return Accusation

Mitt Romney Tells Harry Reid to ‘Put Up or Shut Up’ on Tax Return Accusation

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call(LAS VEGAS) — Mitt Romney has a message for Harry Reid: “put up or shut up.”The Senate Majority Leader twice this week has repeated a wildly speculative rumor, that Mitt Romney did not pay any taxes for 10 years.
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