Harry Reid: Out of Work Men Become Abusive – The Hill


by Michael O’Brien Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) suggested Monday that domestic violence by men has increased due to U.S. joblessness. Reid, speaking in the midst of a Senate debate over whether to pass a $15 billion package meant to spur job creation, appeared to argue that joblessness would lead to more domestic violence. […]

Anger all around for Democratic leaders – POLITICO.com


President Barack Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will be all smiles as the president arrives at the Capitol for his State of the Union speech Wednesday night, but the happy faces can’t hide relationships that are fraying and fraught. The anger is most palpable in the House, where Pelosi […]

Dems lack workable plan and retreat on health care – AP


WASHINGTON – Democrats retreated Tuesday from a quick push to pass President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, lacking a workable strategy to salvage the sweeping legislation that has consumed Congress for more than a year.”There is no rush,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said after a meeting of Senate Democrats. His comments came as […]

Senate healthcare bill set to pass by Christmas — latimes.com


fter a dramatic month of sometimes round-the-clock negotiating and deal-making, Senate Democrats came together Saturday behind sweeping healthcare legislation, providing a powerful boost for President Obama’s top domestic policy goal. The breakthrough came after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and his lieutenants engineered a delicately crafted compromise to prevent federal funding of abortions, the […]

Lieberman’s Ties to Ex-Party Frayed by His Use of Swing Vote – WSJ.com


Sen. Joseph Lieberman’s use of his swing vote to help quash a proposed expansion of Medicare marked the latest act in his deteriorating relationship with the Democratic Party. Cheered nine years ago by Democrats as their vice-presidential nominee, Mr. Lieberman later left the party and now is an object of vilification among many in the […]

Media Matters auditions for ‘Born Yesterday,’ loses role to Harry Reid


Show biz lore holds that you have to be really smart to play the dumb blond, and that Jayne Mansfield and Judy Holliday actually had Mensa-level I.Qs.
So maybe Media Matters is now lifting tactics from The Girl Can’t Help It instead of Rules for Radicals. But is “playing dumb” really the, er, smartest strategy a [...]

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Harry Reid: Slave Of The Shadow Party


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) accused Obamacare opponents of acting just like the supporters of slavery ”who dug in their heels” against those who were trying to end slavery.   I hope that Karl Rove was right last night in saying on “Hannity’s America” that Reid, who will be running for re-election next year, is way behind [...]

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GOP erupts over Reid slavery, segregation remarks – Glenn Thrush – POLITICO.com


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid D-Nev. upped the rhetorical ante this morning by comparing opponents of health care reform to conservatives who tried to block emancipation and equal rights — prompting the Republican national chairman to question his sanity.Speaking on the floor of the Senate, Reid blasted GOP leaders who have urged Democrats opt for […]