Posts Tagged ‘ Harry Reid ’

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

November 21, 2013
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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…

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

November 13, 2013
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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.        …

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

October 8, 2013
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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…

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

September 30, 2013
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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…

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

September 12, 2013
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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…

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

April 16, 2013
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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.…

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

March 19, 2013
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Breaking: Assault weapons ban dropped from Senate bill, all but guaranteeing it won’t pass Congress

While #TimeToAct is trending on Twitter 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…

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

February 28, 2013
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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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You mad?: Steps away from the Oval Office, John Boehner tells Harry Reid to F*ck himself

January 2, 2013
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After spotting Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the White House Lobby, House Speaker John Boehner told him to fuck himself. No, really.  According to an article on Politico, just days before American voters were preparing to take a swan dive off of the fiscal cliff, with no agreement in sight and just after Reid publicly…

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What we know on this fiscal cliff negotiations so far: Our politicians have yanked our chains into 2013

December 31, 2012
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What we know on this fiscal cliff negotiations so far: Our politicians have yanked our chains into 2013

And so, here we are at the Eleventh Hour waiting for our elected officials to get their act together. Previously, Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell reportedly were working together. I didn’t have much faith in that either. So, now Joe Biden and McConnell have been attempting to iron out details on the so-called ‘fiscal cliff’ negotiations.  Vice…

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When the Inmates ran the Asylum; Reviewing the last Debt Ceiling Debacle

December 27, 2012
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When the Inmates ran the Asylum; Reviewing the last Debt Ceiling Debacle

This year we’re reaching our debt ceiling again while Congress takes an unnecessary break. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner relayed to Congress Thursday that the Treasury Department will reach the debt ceiling on about Dec. 31. Raising the debt ceiling affords us the means to pay our country’s bills. Republicans are commingling the fiscal cliff negotiations with the debt…

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Harry Reid on Fiscal Cliff negotiations: “The House of Representatives is not here.”

December 27, 2012
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With the so-called fiscal cliff just days away we seem to have a missing Congress. If anyone spots the House of Representatives, please tell Harry Reid.  The Senate Majority Leader on Thursday slammed  House Speaker John Boehner for not calling the House of Representatives back into session. “They are not here” stated Reid. Via Daily Kos:…

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