Sen. Reid in hospital after bout of illness
December 20th, 2013
10:00 AM ET
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Sen. Reid in hospital after bout of illness

Update 1:53 p.m. ET, 12/20/2013

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was hospitalized on Friday because he wasn't feeling well, but he is now doing better, his office said.

"Tests have been conducted and everything is normal. He is alert, resting and feeling better," the Nevada Democrat's office said.

Doctors were keeping him at the hospital for observation.

Reid's office first flagged the news on Twitter.

Reid this week has been pushing the Senate to clear President Barack Obama's nominees for several appointments.

Reid turned 74 years old this month.

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soundoff (23 Responses)
  1. Harold Richards

    Thankfully he didn't sign up for Obamacare. even though he hypocritically was it's strongest advocate.

    December 20, 2013 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  2. Tampa Tim

    Have the right wingnuts realized that the light they see at the end of the tunnel, is the Obamacare Express about to destroy the republican obstructionist clown car that is always in the way of helping Americans?

    December 20, 2013 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  3. Tampa Tim

    Harry – Those of us who have decent health care are thankful , and are happy we no longer will have to worry about Cruz Care, Palin Care, or the worst of all, Republican Care for our health needs.

    December 20, 2013 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  4. Randy, San Francisco

    Wishing Sen Reid a speedy recovery and restful Christmas vacation break. Judging from the biting and unkind comments from the conservative right, Sen Reid will need to regain his strength to face fierece opposition from Senate Republican Tea Partiers in 2014.

    December 20, 2013 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  5. Sniffit

    "Thankfully he didn't sign up for Obamacare. even though he hypocritically was it's strongest advocate."

    Yeah, that private insurance with higher minimum standards that he would've been buying on the exchange from companies like Blue Cross Blue Shield and Humana would really have screwed everything up compared to private insurance bought elsewhere.

    December 20, 2013 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  6. Tampa Tim

    Earlier, a conservative poked fun at the democratic debt and pointed out that repubs have no debt. If it is like the debt republicans created for unnecessary wars and tax cuts for billionaires, it is not on the books, but hidden somewhere else.

    December 20, 2013 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  7. Rick McDaniel

    Now that's something that might actually improve Congress.

    December 20, 2013 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  8. Rudy NYC

    Get well, Senator. Don't let the politics get in the way of your health.

    December 20, 2013 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  9. wendel

    get well Harry we need you. Repos are scared of old Harry.

    December 20, 2013 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  10. current state of the union

    A case of republicanitis, curable, with common sense compassion

    December 20, 2013 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  11. The Real Tom Paine

    -Rick McDaniel

    Now that's something that might actually improve Congress.
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    Leave it to the resident secessionist to post something classless.

    December 20, 2013 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  12. rs

    Harold Richards

    Thankfully he didn't sign up for Obamacare. even though he hypocritically was it's strongest advocate.

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    Hey Harold- answer me this: Which Republican Wingnut in the Senate introduced the bill that ditched the Congressional Healthcare plans for the Congress creatures and their staff in favor of putting them into the ACA exchanges?

    December 20, 2013 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  13. Donna

    We can only hope and pray for the good of the country he has to resign his Senate seat.

    December 20, 2013 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  14. CryBabies

    @Donna..."And thats all I have to say about that". Diddo!

    December 20, 2013 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  15. Wes

    Even though I feel you are incompetent and should resign, I wish you a speedy recovery.

    December 20, 2013 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  16. rs

    Donna

    We can only hope and pray for the good of the country he has to resign his Senate seat.
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    hate, hate, hate- or do you just like the mindless do-nothing obstructionism of the GOP?

    December 20, 2013 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  17. ora pike

    he is lucky he does not have to have obamadon'tcare--hope they search him in places the sun don't hit

    December 20, 2013 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  18. tess

    it's time he went back to nevada and screwed up his own state. we don't need another day of that petty little piss-ant in washington! good riddance to very, very bad rubbish!!!!

    December 20, 2013 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  19. Malory Archer

    Donna

    We can only hope and pray for the good of the country he has to resign his Senate seat.

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    It must be awful to be as miserable as the donnas of the world. All that venom and bile has got to be doing terrible things to their insides!

    December 20, 2013 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  20. Name carl

    Get well and feel better Sen Reid. shame on bad comments from republicans.

    December 20, 2013 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  21. Al-NY,NY

    Malory Archer

    Donna

    We can only hope and pray for the good of the country he has to resign his Senate seat.

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    It must be awful to be as miserable as the donnas of the world
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    ..until Rush and Shammity come on the radio. She perks right up and says "Ditto" to anything those two clowns spew

    December 20, 2013 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  22. ThinkAgain

    Get well soon, Senator! I hope you and your family enjoy a wonderful and relaxing holiday!

    December 20, 2013 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  23. ThinkAgain

    @Donna: "We can only hope and pray for the good of the country he has to resign his Senate seat."

    Spoken like a true American right-wing evangelical "christian" ... special place in Hades for folks like donna ...

    December 20, 2013 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |