Reid cracks Asian jokes, apologizes
August 22nd, 2014
12:14 PM ET
2 months ago

Reid cracks Asian jokes, apologizes

Washington (CNN) – Harry Reid, who faulted his 2010 Republican opponent for making an insensitive remark to Asian-Americans, cracked two Asian-themed jokes at a Las Vegas event Thursday.

"I don’t think you’re smarter than anybody else, but you’ve convinced a lot of us you are," the Senate Majority Leader said to laughs from the audience at a Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce event.

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Filed under: Harry Reid
August 10th, 2014
02:59 PM ET
2 months ago

Cuccinelli: Harry Reid the lead blocker

Washington (CNN) – Ken Cuccinelli, Senate Conservative Fund president, blames the stalemate in Congress on the Democratic “obstructionist Senate.”

He says the House, at the very least, is voting more than the Senate, and he says the government should get out of the way.

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Filed under: Congress • Harry Reid • Ken Cuccinelli
GOP Rallies at Capitol to 'Fire Reid'
July 29th, 2014
02:46 PM ET
3 months ago

GOP Rallies at Capitol to 'Fire Reid'

Washington (CNN) – Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus Tuesday joined half dozen House Republican lawmakers at a rally outside the Senate steps to call on the American people to "fire" Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) by winning control of the Senate in 2014.

Speaking to a crowd of around 100 GOP staffers and supporters (and a handful of curious tourists), Priebus said, "For too long now, Sen. Reid has run the Senate with an iron fist, blocking legislation that would help working families."

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Filed under: Harry Reid • Reince Priebus
Rand Paul and his Democratic buds
July 22nd, 2014
03:10 PM ET
3 months ago

Rand Paul and his Democratic buds

Washington (CNN) - Republican Sen. Rand Paul teamed up with a Democrat once again Tuesday in his effort to restore voting rights for convicted criminals who've served time in prison.

The Kentucky senator held a panel discussion on Capitol Hill with Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, the latest high-profile Democrat publicly working with Paul to rally support around a policy or idea.

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Filed under: Cory Booker • Eric Holder • Harry Reid • Kirsten Gillibrand • Mark Udall • Rand Paul • Ron Wyden
House GOP leaders: Keep Iran out of the mix in Iraq
June 18th, 2014
02:00 PM ET
4 months ago

House GOP leaders: Keep Iran out of the mix in Iraq

Washington (CNN) - Ahead of a White House meeting Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner called on President Barack Obama to lay out a "broader strategy" for how to deal with sectarian violence in Iraq, but the Ohio Republican said the United States should "absolutely not" talk to Iranians about the crisis.

"I can just imagine what our friends in the region, our allies will be thinking by reaching out to Iran at a time when they continue to pay for terrorists and foster terrorism not only in Syria, in Lebanon but in Israel as well," Boehner told reporters after the House GOP weekly conference meeting.

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Filed under: Buck Mckeon • Harry Reid • Iraq • John Boehner • Nancy Pelosi • President Obama
Reid sells desert home in tiny Searchlight to be closer to family in Las Vegas
June 9th, 2014
04:31 PM ET
5 months ago

Reid sells desert home in tiny Searchlight to be closer to family in Las Vegas

Washington (CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his wife, Landra, announced Monday they sold their family home in the famously tiny desert mining town of Searchlight, Nevada, where the senator grew up and will move near Las Vegas.

Reid said they want to live closer to their four children and 16 grandchildren. He said it also will make it easier to run for a sixth term when he is up for re-election in 2016.

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Filed under: Harry Reid • Nevada
Reid on timeline of notifying Congress: 'What difference does it make?'
June 5th, 2014
04:30 PM ET
5 months ago

Reid on timeline of notifying Congress: 'What difference does it make?'

Washington (CNN) – The timing of when the Obama administration told Harry Reid about Bowe Bergdahl's release doesn't matter, the Senate Majority Leader argued Thursday.

"Is it Friday or Saturday? What difference does it make? What difference does it make?" the Nevada Democrat said at a press conference.
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Senate showdown likely coming over campaign spending
May 15th, 2014
01:08 PM ET
5 months ago

Senate showdown likely coming over campaign spending

Washington (CNN) - Saying that "No one should be able to pump unlimited funds into political campaigns, whether they are Democrat, Republican or independent," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday strongly backed a proposed constitutional amendment that would limit campaign spending by outside groups.

Reid announced on the Senate floor that the Judiciary Committee would soon hold a hearing on the amendment, introduced earlier this year by Democratic Sens. Tom Udall of New Mexico and Michael Bennet of Colorado, and that the full "Senate will vote on that legislation."

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Filed under: 2014 • Campaign finance • Citizens United • Harry Reid • Senate
Democrat v. Democrat: Reid opposes Obama nominee
May 14th, 2014
07:58 PM ET
5 months ago

Democrat v. Democrat: Reid opposes Obama nominee

Washington (CNN) - Top Senate Democrat Harry Reid struck a significant blow to one of President Barack Obama’s judicial nominations Wednesday, as the senator’s office confirmed that Reid personally opposes Michael Boggs’ nomination to the federal bench.

Reid spokesman Adam Jentleson told CNN that the Democratic leader feels he cannot vote for Boggs’ nomination to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, given Boggs’ past views on abortion, gay marriage and the Confederate flag.

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Filed under: Congress • Harry Reid
Reid: NFL should take note of NBA stance on race; force Redskins to change name
April 30th, 2014
04:21 PM ET
6 months ago

Reid: NFL should take note of NBA stance on race; force Redskins to change name

(CNN) - The National Football League should take note of NBA Commissioner Adam Silver's stance on race and force the Washington Redskins to change their name, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Wednesday.

The Nevada Democrat applauded Silver's decisive action on Tuesday in meting out a lifetime ban to Donald Sterling after the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers was recorded making racist comments. Silver also urged other league owners to support his bid to force Sterling to sell the franchise.

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