Reid: Boehner will compromise on immigration reform
December 21st, 2013
03:09 PM ET
4 months ago

Reid: Boehner will compromise on immigration reform

Washington (CNN) - He will cave.

Despite his public statements to the contrary, House Speaker John Boehner will meet with Senate leaders to negotiate comprehensive immigration reform in 2014 - at least, Harry Reid says he will.
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid out of hospital
December 20th, 2013
06:55 PM ET
4 months ago

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid out of hospital

(CNN) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was hospitalized during the day on Friday before being released, his spokesman said.

The Nevada Democrat, 74, checked in not feeling well earlier in the day and doctors diagnosed exhaustion.

Spokesman Adam Jentleson said in a statement that his boss has been cleared to return to work although the Senate has left town for the holidays.

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Filed under: Capitol Hill • Harry Reid
Sen. Reid in hospital after bout of illness
December 20th, 2013
10:00 AM ET
4 months ago

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.
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Some Reid staffers exempt from Obamacare exchanges
December 4th, 2013
07:33 AM ET
5 months ago

Some Reid staffers exempt from Obamacare exchanges

Washington (CNN) – Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, one of Obamacare's architects and staunchest supporters, is also the only top congressional leader to exempt some of his staff from having to buy insurance through the law's new exchanges.

Reid is the exception among the other top congressional leaders. GOP House Speaker John Boehner, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell have all directed their staffs to join the exchange, their aides said.

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Filed under: Harry Reid • Health care • Obamacare
The man who coined the term 'nuclear option' regrets ever pursuing it
November 21st, 2013
01:32 PM ET
5 months ago

The man who coined the term 'nuclear option' regrets ever pursuing it

Washington (CNN) - Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott’s message to current Leader Harry Reid could be boiled down to this: I know how you feel, but trust me, you are going to regret this.

Lott watched Thursday as Senate Democrats invoked the “nuclear option” by voting to change filibuster rules and made it easier for them to approve President Barack Obama’s judicial appointments that Republicans have blocked.
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Filed under: Harry Reid • Senate • Trent Lott
November 21st, 2013
09:17 AM ET
5 months ago

Obama supports Senate's nuclear option to end some filibusters

Update 5:53 p.m. ET

Washington (CNN) - Senate Democrats dropped the filibuster bomb Thursday, and now the question is what kind of fallout will result from the so-called nuclear option.

By a 52-48 vote, the Senate ended the ability of minority Republicans to continue using filibusters to block some of President Barack Obama's judicial and executive nominations, despite the vehement objections of Republicans.
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Filed under: Congress • Harry Reid • Senate
Harry Reid could go nuclear this week
November 20th, 2013
11:10 AM ET
5 months ago

Harry Reid could go nuclear this week

Washington (CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, frustrated by Republicans who have been blocking President Barack Obama's nominees, could invoke the so-called "nuclear option" this week - a controversial move that would change Senate rules over GOP objections to prevent filibusters of presidential nominations, according to one senior Democratic aide and another Democratic source.

Democrats are particularly upset by recent GOP filibusters of three DC Circuit court nominees.
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Reid backs Gillibrand on military sexual assault bill
November 19th, 2013
04:14 PM ET
5 months ago

Reid backs Gillibrand on military sexual assault bill

(CNN) – Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, gained herself a powerful ally Tuesday on her amendment to combat military sexual assault.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, told reporters that he would be backing Gillibrand's bill to take prosecution of sexual assault in the military out of the chain of command, a divisive measure that has opponents and supporters on both sides of the aisle.
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Filed under: Harry Reid • Kirsten Gillibrand
October 31st, 2013
09:23 PM ET
6 months ago

Report: Obama campaign considered replacing Biden with Hillary Clinton

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama's closest advisers may have secretly considered replacing Vice President Joe Biden with Hillary Clinton on the 2012 ticket, but White House spokesman Jay Carney said Friday that it was never a remote possibility.

"Campaigns test everything," Carney said on CNN's "New Day." "When it comes to this particular issue, do campaigns test everything? Yes."

While he said the idea was "tested," Carney insisted that it wasn't going to happen.

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Reid: Cruz 2016 nomination would destroy GOP
October 31st, 2013
08:57 AM ET
6 months ago

Reid: Cruz 2016 nomination would destroy GOP

Washington (CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says in some ways, he hopes Ted Cruz becomes the Republican presidential nominee in 2016.

"If I didn't care so much about our country, I would hope he would get the Republican nomination for president, because that would mean the end of the Republican Party," the Nevada Democrat said about the freshman senator from Texas on Wednesday night in an interview on MSNBC.
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Filed under: Harry Reid • Ted Cruz
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