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Senate Democrats Amass Support For Gorsuch Filibuster

  WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats on Monday amassed enough support to block a U.S. Senate confirmation vote on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, but Republicans vowed to change the Senate rules to ensure the conservative judge gets the lifetime job. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11-9 along party lines to send Gorsuch’s […]

April 3, 2017
Clinton fake news

Hillary Clinton: ‘Fake News A Threat To U.S. Democracy’

“It’s now clear that so-called ‘fake news’ can have real-world consequences. This isn’t about politics or partisanship. Lives are at risk. Lives of ordinary people just trying to go about their days, to do their jobs, contribute to their communities,” Clinton said.

December 8, 2016
Harry Reid

The Three Senate Ds: Leaving Vigor And Voices Behind

Three great Democratic players are taking their last bows. Their vigorous voices will be missed in the fight against President Trump. There’s nobody quite like this trifecta, all proudly from humble origins.

December 3, 2016
Comey

Is Reckless Comey Seeking Revenge On Critics Via FBI Twitter Account?

It seems that he’s either signed off on an election-week records dump, via Twitter, from an old investigation of the Clinton Foundation, or has lost control of the agents who staff the FBI’s Twitter account. Either way, he’s made a choice to let chaos reign in the closing days of a presidential campaign.

November 2, 2016
Trump

Is Comey’s FBI Sitting On A Scandal That Could Destroy Trump’s Candidacy?

According to Reid, the FBI director “possess[es] explosive information about close ties and coordination between Donald Trump, his top advisers, and the Russian government—a foreign interest openly hostile to the United States, which Trump praises at every opportunity.”

November 1, 2016
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid scorched FBI director James Comey in letter to him, October 30, 2016

FBI Gets Email Warrant As Senator Reid, Bush Ethics Counsel Scorch Comey

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid sent an angry letter to Comey on Sunday suggesting he violated the Hatch Act. “Through your partisan actions, you may have broken the law,” he wrote.

October 31, 2016
Merrick Garland

Democrats Launch New Push For Obama U.S. Supreme Court Nominee

Supporters of Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama’s U.S. Supreme Court selection, on Tuesday launched a new push to persuade the Republican-led Senate to act on the nomination before the Nov. 8 presidential election, but their calls fell on deaf ears.

September 7, 2016

Harry Reid To Donald Trump: Take The Naturalization Test, You’ll Likely Fail

“He would almost certainly fail, given his general ignorance and weak grasp of basic facts about American history, principles and functioning of our government,” Reid said. “The fact is, Donald Trump is nothing more than a spoiled, unpatriotic drain on society who has earned nothing and helped no one.”

August 16, 2016
Harry Reid Senate Minority Leader scorched James Comey in letter, October 30, 2016

SCOTUS: Senate Democrats Will Try To Force A Vote

“They spend a lot of time these Republicans, spending a lot of energy trying to separate themselves from Donald Trump. But as long as they’re holding a Supreme Court seat open for him, they’re his minions. They’re his enablers.”

August 11, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders climbs up the steps to the podium as he arrives at a rally in Vista, California, United States May 22, 2016.REUTERS/Mike Blake

Sanders ‘Accepts’ Clinton’s Nomination, Says Harry Reid

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said on Thursday that Senator Bernie Sanders “accepted” Hillary Clinton’s nomination.

June 10, 2016
A Sanders supporter holds up a campaign sign after police and hotel security were brought in to break up the Nevada Democratic convention in Las Vegas early Sunday. Griffin de Luce via Medium user Yvonne C. Claes.

Sanders Issues Defiant Statement On Tumultuous Nevada Convention

Following a rowdy Nevada state Democratic convention on Saturday, in which supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders shouted down state chair Roberta Lange and a variety of other speakers including California Sen. Barbara Boxer, Bernie Sanders issued a statement that blamed Nevada Democratic officials for skewing the convention against his campaign.

May 17, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama carries a binder containing material on potential Supreme Court nominees as he walks towards the residence of the White House in Washington

Republican Party Gears Up To Fight Obama Court Nominee

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid denounced on the Senate floor what he called a “smear” campaign against federal appeals court judge Jane Kelly, who had been on Obama’s short list of potential nominees.

March 14, 2016
Harry Reid Senate Minority Leader scorched James Comey in letter, October 30, 2016

Hillary Clinton Scores Endorsement From Harry Reid

In a move that seems to signal the readiness of Democratic leaders to end their party’s contentious rivalry on the campaign trail, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president in the November general election.

February 24, 2016

White House Rebuts Supreme Court Hypocrisy Charge Against Obama

Spokesman: Obama’s vote to block Alito “symbolic,” contrasted to “Republicans’ reflexive opposition” to Obama nominating new justice to replace Scalia.

February 17, 2016
File photo of Hillary Clinton arriving at the NALEO conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Nevada Democratic Caucuses Are More Uncertain Than Ever

One thing is clear: Karl Rove wants Bernie Sanders to be the Democratic nominee.

February 16, 2016

Senate Democrats Block Move To Derail Iran Nuclear Deal

A Republican-backed measure to derail the Iran nuclear agreement was blocked in the U.S. Senate on Thursday, in a major foreign policy victory for President Obama.

September 10, 2015

U.S. Democratic Senate Leader Reid Backs Iran Nuclear Deal

“I strongly support the historic agreement with Iran and will do everything in my power to ensure that it stands,” Reid said.

August 23, 2015

Harry Reid Applauds Man Who Hoaxed The Right Wing

“I wish I’d meet this guy and pat him on the back,” Reid said, of the man who roped in right-wing conspiracy theorists.

April 29, 2015

Reid: ‘I Will Force A Vote’ On Loretta Lynch

Reid: “I had a conversation today with a number of Republicans and told them really to get her done, or I will make sure they will have an opportunity to vote against her.”

April 16, 2015

Endorse This: ‘I Think They’re All Losers’

Watch Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) bring on some trash talk about the 2016 Republicans, with a casual flippancy that would make Don Rickles proud.

April 15, 2015

This Week In Crazy: The Gays Are Coming! The Gays Are Coming!

Our reliable update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Today we bring you Indiana Freakout: The Gay Apocalypse!

April 3, 2015

Endorse This: Harry Reid Gets The Last Laugh

Harry Reid gloats about his final term in office — and why he ran for it in the first place.

March 31, 2015
Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate Harry Reid speaks during the dedication of the Dr. Norman Borlaug statue in the National Statuary Hall at the U. S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Mar. 25, 2014. (U.S. Department of Agriculture/Flickr)

Harry Reid vs. The Smooth Deal

Democrats will miss Harry Reid more than they think.

March 30, 2015

Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘The Good Fight’

Harry Reid’s 2009 memoir, ‘The Good Fight: Hard Lessons from Searchlight to Washington,’ chronicles his journey from poverty to the Senate floor.

March 29, 2015

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid To Retire In 2016

During his time as Majority Leader, Reid presided over some of the most important legislation in decades.

March 27, 2015