Harry Reid Wins Again
Nevada Sen. Harry Reid wins re-election, defeating GOP's Sharron Angle, CNN projects.
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With all the trouble America is facing -- the economy, global unrest, corruption, every foreign policy secret imaginable being posted on the internet -- Harry Reid decided to spend taxpayer time and money to talk football. College football. It's almost as if Reid could care less about the country as it crumbles around him. Glenn has Coach Harry Reid's comments and reaction on radio today. Ref. Source 6
Harry Reid steps up to the plate...for earmarks
Harry Reid isn't backing down from trillions more planned in earmarks to be spent by Congress - even though the American people sent a clear message on Election Day to STOP SPENDING. He's actually doubling down on spending - an issue he feels so passionately about. Ref. Source 5
What is the dumbest thing Harry Reid has ever said?
It's tough to narrow it down, as stupid comments flow out of Reid's mouth like the Salmon of Capistrano. Despite the monumental task, on radio today they attempted to identify the dumbest thing Harry Reid has ever said. Hispanics can't be Republicans, the war is lost, voluntary tax system, and the latest hit: Social Security is a program that's working. What was crowned dumbest? Ref. Source 1
Harry Reid: GOP Must Give Up De-Funding Planned Parenthood
Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said today that Republicans who favor cutting taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business need to give up their quest because the Senate will not agree to it.
House Republicans passed a long-term continuing resolution - a bill to fund the federal government through the latter part of the year - that Senate Democrats rejected recently. Both chambers are back to negotiating a new bill now that another short-term measure has been approved by both to fund the government for three weeks.
Today, Reid, a Nevada senator who claims to be pro-life but has carved out a strongly pro-abortion voting record - led off those negotiations with a brick wall by telling Republicans cutting the tens of millions of dollars Planned Parenthood gets annually is a nonstarter. He said de-funding Planned Parenthood can't be a part of any long-term bill the Senate negotiates.
"The stuff they"ve done with something I"ve worked on for years - contraception - is untoward and won't be part of an agreement," Reid said, according to a report in The Hill.
The comment focuses only on the small portion of Planned Parenthood's business that deals with family planning - while it has become the largest abortion business in the nation and now does more than one-quarter of all abortions in the United States each year.
Staff for both Reid and pro-life Speaker John Boehner met for over 90 minutes Wednesday night to begin the discussions on putting together a long-term bill that will fund the federal government beyond April 8, when the most recent short-term measure runs out. Ref. Source 8
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he's canceling July 4 recess for Senate to deal with the debt ceiling crisis.
Lawmakers must raise the nation's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling by Aug. 2. Otherwise, the Treasury will run out of money to pay the nation's bills in full and on time.
Republicans have demanded that any deal to raise the debt ceiling include deep spending cuts, but they have been reluctant to consider measures favored by Democrats that would increase revenue. Ref. CNN
Harry Reid can't be serious...
Senator Harry Reid can't be serious - he's come out now and said "cut, cap and balance" is the 'worst legislation' in history. Balancing the budget = worst in history? Seems like a lot of legislation would be worse than balancing the budget -- Stu goes over just a few of the many on radio today. Ref. Source 7
Tell Harry Reid: You Can't Break the Rules to Change the Rules
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is trying to change the Senate rules that have historically protected the minority party from the majority running rough-shod over them. Ref. Source 9