Harry Reid

Feds investigating threats against Harry Reid from Cliven Bundy supporters

Federal law enforcement officials are investigating threats made against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid by Cliven Bundy supporters. According to Politico, threats were made after Reid deemed Bundy’s supporters to be “domestic terrorists” and the rancher himself as a “hateful racist.” So naturally, to prove they aren’t domestic terrorists, threats were made.         […]

Then and Now: Mitch McConnell vs. Mitch McConnell on changing filibuster rules

Mitch McConnell helped lead the Senate Republican effort to change the filibuster rules in 2005, but to hear others say it, it was only Harry Reid who was against the nuclear option. Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid previously made a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ to end the unprecedented amount of obstructing votes by Republicans. That lasted a […]

Grassley blackmails Dems on Nuclear option, threatens more Scalias and Thomases

While Democrats have been clamoring for the nuclear option, this bit of blackmail just came in. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) threatened that if Democrats ‘go ahead’ and eliminate the filibuster for nominees with the nuclear option, then that would make it easier for future Republican appointees such as Justice Antonin Scalia.         […]

Senate Dems are ready for a showdown. This newest strategy could end Boehner’s shutdown

Democrats in the Senate are planning to try to end the government shutdown with a serious plan in motion. At least one party has a strategy. Senate Democrats are planning a stand-alone measure to increase the government’s borrowing cap, which challenges Republicans to a filibuster showdown that could unnerve financial markets as the deadline to […]

Tick Tock: Senate to reject House GOP’s Obamacare delay bill hours before shutdown

In Government shutdown news, the Democratic-led Senate is expected on Monday afternoon to reject the latest temporary spending bill which was passed by the House. This adds more pressure on House Republicans as the federal government is set to shutdown at midnight. During President Obama’s first term he caved to Republicans far more than he […]

Harry Reid slams Tea Party Republicans on the Senate floor: ‘Anarchists have taken over’ Congress

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on Thursday slammed Tea Party backed Republican efforts in the Senate to utilize an energy efficiency bill to defund Obamacare and said it was evidence that “anarchist have taken over” Congress. On an aside: This sounds reminiscent of the Motorcycle vagina bill. Raw Story reports, “In a speech on […]

Letter sent to Sen Roger Wicker (R) tests positive for deadly substance Ricin, suspect identified

An envelope that tested positive for the deadly poison ricin,  a highly toxic substance that takes an amount the size of the head of a pin to kill an adult, was intercepted Tuesday afternoon at the U.S. Capitol’s off-site mail facility in Washington, congressional and law enforcement sources, told CNN. Once exposed to ricin, there is no antidote. […]

Breaking: Assault weapons ban dropped from Senate bill, all but guaranteeing it won't pass Congress

While #TimeToAct is trending on worldwide, a hashtag created to tell Congress that gun control can not be dismissed, news just broke that the assault weapons ban won’t be included in major gun legislation set to take shape this week — all but guaranteeing it won’t pass Congress, according to MSNBC.           The […]

The Sequester is on after Senate Republicans take part in yet another filibuster

After much ado and drama, Senate Republicans filibustered the Democratic bill on the Sequester. So now, Congress will miss the Sequestration deadline and cuts will automatically proceed. The vote was 51-49 and needed at least 60 votes to pass.               TPM reports: Sens. Kay Hagan (D-NC), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), and […]

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