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House GOP Presses Reid to Avoid Massive Defense Cuts

House GOP Presses Reid to Avoid Massive Defense Cuts

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — With the House voting to extend the current tax rates this week, House Republican Leaders sent a letter today to Senate Majority Leader Reid that commits to calling the House back into session during the five-week …

Sen. Harry Reid Spreads Rumor About Mitt Romney’s Tax Returns

Sen. Harry Reid Spreads Rumor About Mitt Romney’s Tax Returns

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., in an interview with the Huffington Post, was apparently happy to spread a totally unsubstantiated rumor regarding Gov. Mitt Romney.
Democrats have criticized Romney for …

Harry Reid Jumps on Romney for Insulting ‘Everybody’ in the UK

Harry Reid Jumps on Romney for Insulting ‘Everybody’ in the UK

Alex Wong/Getty Images(LONDON) — The criticism of Mitt Romney’s remarks in London that there were some things “disconcerting” about the Olympic Games have officially crossed the pond. In an exclusive interview with The Huffington Post stateside, Senat…

Senate Democrats Block Vote on Obama’s Tax Plan

Senate Democrats Block Vote on Obama’s Tax Plan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Senate Democrats Wednesday blocked a vote on President Obama’s own tax plan. On Monday, the president called on Congress to pass an extension of the “Bush tax cuts” for middle-income earners while…

Small Signs of Progress Show in Student Loan Impasse

Small Signs of Progress Show in Student Loan Impasse

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Is progress being made in the student loan impasse? Perhaps a little. Late Thursday Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., counter-offered two proposals of his own to pay for the one-year extension of stud…

Reid Blames Tea Party Extremism for Looming ‘Taxmaggedon’

Reid Blames Tea Party Extremism for Looming ‘Taxmaggedon’

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Another line in the sand has been drawn as Congress faces a daunting lame-duck year-end fiscal crisis dubbed around Capitol Hill as “Taxmaggedon.”Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., responded to …

Reid Says JPMorgan Should ‘Take Their Business to Las Vegas’

Reid Says JPMorgan Should ‘Take Their Business to Las Vegas’

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., suggested Tuesday that JPMorgan “take their business to Las Vegas,” after the bank’s $2 billion loss stemming from bad trades.“Because it’s j…

Differences Persist in Congress’ Struggle to Extend Student Loan Rate

Differences Persist in Congress’ Struggle to Extend Student Loan Rate

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The top congressional leadership was out in full force on Thursday as leaders from both political parties in both chambers of Congress promoted the position of their respective caucuses in the latest battle over co…

Harry Reid: Secret Service Scandal Suggests ‘Stupidity’

Harry Reid: Secret Service Scandal Suggests ‘Stupidity’

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Asked in the wake of the Secret Service scandal if Congress should be more involved in reforming the culture of the U.S. Secret Service, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., declared Thursday that lawmakers j…

Senate Budget Chair Defends Kicking the Can Down the Road

Senate Budget Chair Defends Kicking the Can Down the Road

Douglas Graham/Roll Call/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) has a plan for solving the nation’s debt crisis but doesn’t expect anything to get done before the fall election.“I think Senator…

Judicial Nominations vs. Jobs: Deal Reached in the Senate

Judicial Nominations vs. Jobs: Deal Reached in the Senate

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Senate has averted a judicial standoff for now.On Monday Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced that he’s invoking cloture to confirm numerous noncontroversial court nominees, a move designed to br…

White House Urges Senate GOP to Stop Blocking Judicial Nominees

White House Urges Senate GOP to Stop Blocking Judicial Nominees

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The White House came out Tuesday in strong support of a move by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to try to force Senate Republicans to vote on the president’s halted judicial nominees.“What th…

Senate Leaders Agree: US Should Keep Timetable for Afghanistan Withdrawal

Senate Leaders Agree: US Should Keep Timetable for Afghanistan Withdrawal

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Democratic and Republican leaders of the Senate both said Tuesday they don’t believe the shooting rampage this weekend in Kandahar should affect the timetable for withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanista…

Reid Blasts Romney on Auto Bailout Opposition

Reid Blasts Romney on Auto Bailout Opposition

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — On the day of the Michigan primary, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid opened up the Senate floor by blasting Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney for opposing the $82 billion auto bailout in 2008.“It w…

GOP Tries to Add Contraception Repeal Language to Transportation Bill

GOP Tries to Add Contraception Repeal Language to Transportation Bill

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Senate Republicans Thursday tried to put language that would repeal the Obama administration’s mandate that religious entities cover contraception into the non-related highway bill that’s currently p…

Senate Dems Draft ‘Backup’ Plan If Payroll Tax Conference Committee Fails

Senate Dems Draft ‘Backup’ Plan If Payroll Tax Conference Committee Fails

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — For the second time in as many days, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is increasing the heat on the payroll tax conference committee.The committee, tasked with finding a deal to extend the payroll tax cut…

Reid Warns Payroll Conference Committee: ‘I Want to See Some Action’

Reid Warns Payroll Conference Committee: ‘I Want to See Some Action’

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The pressure is mounting on the payroll conference committee to strike a compromise to extend the payroll tax cut for a year before a Feb. 29 deadline.Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., on Thursday issued a…

Senate Democrats Celebrate Payroll Tax Cut Deal

Senate Democrats Celebrate Payroll Tax Cut Deal

Bill Clark/Roll Call via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Senate Democrats are celebrating the fact that the House of Representatives looks to be headed toward passing the two-month payroll tax extension on Friday.“I am grateful that the voices of rea…

Reid Urges Boehner to Pass Senate Payroll Tax Bill in Letter

Reid Urges Boehner to Pass Senate Payroll Tax Bill in Letter

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, has written a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, urging him to call the House of Representatives back from vacation to pass the Senate two-month payrol…

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