Democrats backing off Vitter humiliation vote
September 17th, 2013
05:50 PM ET
7 months ago

Democrats backing off Vitter humiliation vote

Washington (CNN) - Democrats will probably not force votes on proposals meant to shine an unusually ugly spotlight on Louisiana GOP Sen. David Vitter's alleged past solicitation of prostitutes, a Senate Democratic aide acknowledged to CNN Tuesday.

Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, and other top Democrats have been considering holding the votes in response to Vitter's attempt to force a politically tough vote on whether to strip federal healthcare support from lawmakers and staff.

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Filed under: David Vitter • Harry Reid
Reid delays Syria vote after new Russia proposal, aide says
September 9th, 2013
06:46 PM ET
7 months ago

Reid delays Syria vote after new Russia proposal, aide says

(CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is holding off on taking steps toward a first vote on whether to authorize a military strike against Syria over alleged chemical weapons use. The decision follows Russia's proposal that Syria relinquish its chemical weapons stockpiles to international control.

An aide said that the Russia proposal is serious and fluid enough that members do not want to lock themselves into a position on Syria just yet. An initial Senate vote on the issue had been expected on Wednesday.


Filed under: Congress • Harry Reid • Syria
August 13th, 2013
09:02 PM ET
8 months ago

Can't afford an internship? Try asking for donations

Washington (CNN) – Internships can be crucial career-builders. But what if you can't afford to work for free all summer?

Jessica Padron of Nevada may have found the solution.

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Filed under: Harry Reid • The Lead
August 12th, 2013
09:00 PM ET
8 months ago

Analysis: Race in Obamacare debate

CNN "Crossfire" co-hosts S.E. Cupp and Van Jones weigh in on Sen. Harry Reid's comments about race and the Obamacare debate.


Filed under: Crossfire • Harry Reid • Health care
Reid predicts McConnell loss
August 9th, 2013
04:24 PM ET
8 months ago

Reid predicts McConnell loss

Washington (CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid predicted Friday the top Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, would lose his re-election bid in 2014.

Taking calls in his home state on Nevada's public radio station KNPR, Reid confidently said the math was hard for Senate Republicans to flip control of the chamber, when asked if Democrats could lose their majority in 2014.
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Filed under: Harry Reid • Mitch McConnell • Senate
Reid: A President Hillary Clinton 'even better' than her husband
July 25th, 2013
01:41 PM ET
9 months ago

Reid: A President Hillary Clinton 'even better' than her husband

Update: After this story was published, the senator's office clarified that Reid was referring to President Clinton, not President Obama. The post has been updated to reflect that change.

(CNN) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is gushing over his former Senate colleague Hillary Clinton, saying Wednesday night the former secretary of state would do a "better" job in the White House than her husband.

"Hillary Clinton may have a bigger fan than Harry Reid; I just don't know who it would be," he said in an interview that aired Wednesday night on PBS' "NewsHour."
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Filed under: Harry Reid • Hillary Clinton
Sources: Reid, McCain engaged in secret weekend talks on 'nuclear option'
July 15th, 2013
05:47 PM ET
9 months ago

Sources: Reid, McCain engaged in secret weekend talks on 'nuclear option'

Washington (CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Sen. John McCain engaged in quiet negotiations over the weekend and got close to averting the so-called nuclear option over a dispute surrounding President Obama's nominees, but they failed to seal the deal, sources in both parties tell CNN.

“The door opened a crack,” according to a senior Democratic source.
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Filed under: Harry Reid • John McCain • Senate • Uncategorized
Immigration’s prospects in House still not clear
July 14th, 2013
12:36 PM ET
9 months ago

Immigration’s prospects in House still not clear

(CNN) – Comprehensive immigration reform, approved last month by the Senate, still doesn’t have a clear path forward in the House of Representatives, lawmakers said Sunday.

Even the bill’s supporters, like Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Arizona, weren’t optimistic that the measure that passed with bipartisan support in the upper chamber would find a way forward.
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Filed under: Harry Reid • Immigration • Mitch McConnell
Harry Reid mix and match with MLB teams
July 11th, 2013
03:07 PM ET
9 months ago

Harry Reid mix and match with MLB teams

(CNN) – Nevada doesn't have a major league baseball team, so Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has to borrow some of his sports allegories from others.

In a speech on the Senate floor Thursday, the Nevada Democrat was trying to make a point about Senate disruption of presidential appointments when he referenced the manager of the Washington Nationals, Davey Johnson. Except Reid didn't call the District's home team "the Washington Nationals."
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Filed under: Harry Reid • Senate
First on CNN: Reid to push for ‘nuclear option’ in filibuster fight
July 11th, 2013
09:35 AM ET
9 months ago

First on CNN: Reid to push for ‘nuclear option’ in filibuster fight

Washington (CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is expected Thursday to push his fellow Democrats to support a controversial change to Senate rules - over the objection of Republicans - that would prevent filibusters against executive branch nominees, according to a Democratic source familiar with Reid’s thinking.

Such a move, if successful, would likely enrage Republicans who have warned of a “meltdown” in cooperation with Democrats if the new rules are enacted.
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Filed under: Harry Reid • Senate
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