Ukraine Defense Minister Resigns; Harry Reid Blames GOP For Russia Annexing Crimea

By: Tuesday March 25, 2014 5:49 am

Let the recriminations begin. After US/EU backed forces overthrew the elected , Russian-backed president of Ukraine it should not really be surprising that Russia responded by trying to secure Crimea, a strategic location with historical significance. But that predictable and rational move is now being met with cries of incredulity and the need to find [...]

Senator Durbin Joins Call To Stop TPP Fast Track

By: Monday February 17, 2014 11:51 am

Senator Dick Durbin has joined Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in opposing fast track trade authority for the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) as well as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Durbin’s opposition could signal the beginning of the end for the agreements as now prominent Democratic leaders in both the Senate and House are [...]

Nancy Pelosi Comes Out Against TPP Fast Track Bill

By: Thursday February 13, 2014 5:31 am

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has now publicly opposed giving President Obama fast track authority on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). In a show of unity with other House Democrats Pelosi announced she would be opposing the current bill promoting TPP at a labor event. Pelosi is reported to have said “No on Fast Track — [...]

Majority Leader Reid Pushes Back On President Obama’s Push For TPP And TTIP

By: Thursday January 30, 2014 10:57 am

Majority Leader Harry Reid threw cold water on fast tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) despite a call to do so in President Obama’s State of the Union speech. Numerous Democrats in Congress have publicly objected to fast tracking TPP given the many controversial aspects contained in the bill including removing decision making authority from sovereign [...]

Senators Write Letter To Harry Reid Opposing Fast Track Authority For TPP and TTIP

By: Thursday January 16, 2014 9:55 am

According to a letter obtained by Firedoglake, 12 United States Senators have written a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to convey their opposition to the “prospect of renewing Trade Promotion Authority” or fast track authority. Specifically mentioned in the context of that opposition is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment [...]

Some Harry Reid Staffers Exempt From Obamacare Exchanges

By: Wednesday December 4, 2013 8:40 am

Talk about bad optics. CNN is reporting that some staff workers for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid are exempt from Obamacare exchanges. I guess Reid thinks his staff deserves higher quality healthcare? Who trusts a chef that won’t eat his own food? Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, one of Obamacare’s architects and staunchest supporters, [...]

Democratic Senators Pushing For New Iran Sanctions Despite Deal

By: Tuesday November 26, 2013 5:56 am

Despite the securing of a short term deal by the White House to with Iran, some Senators remain on the war path. None more so than Senator Chuck Schumer of New York who gave a bellicose speech on Sunday night pledging more sanctions for Iran and to defeat the Arab world and Palestinians. “Democrats and [...]

Filibuster Could Be Gone Permanently

By: Friday November 22, 2013 5:35 am

Yesterday Senate Democrats, under the leadership of Majority Leader Harry Reid, voted to junk the filibuster and approve President Obama’s judicial nominees by a simple 51 majority vote – the so-called “nuclear option.” While the move was in theory limited to judges – excluding Supreme Court nominees and bills – the cultural shift may be [...]

Harry Reid Says No ‘Grand Bargain’ Coming, Van Hollen Remains Open

By: Friday October 25, 2013 5:59 am

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, speaking on Nevada Public Radio, let it be known that there is not going to be a “Grand Bargain”. While the Senate bill that ended the shutdown seemed to open the door for a deal that would cut Social Security and Medicare, Reid was adamant that was not going to [...]

Unions Sacrificed In Reid-McConnell Filibuster Deal

By: Wednesday July 17, 2013 5:53 am

While some are trumpeting the deal reached between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on filibustered nominees, the devil is in the details. Part of the deal involved President Obama withdrawing nominees to the National Labor Relations Board, a move one union leader considers a betrayal. Larry Cohen, president of [...]

Boehner To Reid “Go F– Yourself”

By: Wednesday January 2, 2013 6:11 am

More news from the Republican meltdown: It was only a few days before the nation would go over the fiscal cliff, no bipartisan agreement was in sight, and Reid had just publicly accused Boehner of running a “dictatorship” in the House and caring more about holding onto his gavel than striking a deal. “Go f— [...]

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