Sen. Harry Reid
Dec 27, 2012 — President Obama has returned to Washington. The Senate is back in session. House Republicans have said they're willing to talk. But with just a few days to go, both sides are saying the other will be at fault if automatic tax hikes and spending cuts aren't averted.
Dec 1, 2012 — Every student of Washington knows the Senate has become the definition of a legislative graveyard, in part because of the frequency with which the minority party invokes its right to filibuster legislation and nominations. The Senate majority leader may push to change that — which could make matters worse.
Nov 7, 2012 — Senate Democrats did better than just keep their slim majority. Wednesday brought news that they expanded it by managing to retain control of two of their most threatened seats, in Montana and North Dakota.
Nov 7, 2012 — With the election behind them, Congressional leaders are now facing automatic spending cuts and tax hikes that economists fear could plunge the economy back into recession. Can they work together to avert disaster?
Jul 16, 2012 — Sen. Harry Reid doesn't believe in playing it safe when it comes to his public utterances. On Monday he said the failure to pass new campaign-finance disclosure legislation could lead to "17 angry old white men" owning the country.
Jun 19, 2012 — On Capitol Hill Tuesday, Sen. Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican and the Senate minority leader, told reporters he would let the all-but-official Republican presidential nominee first announce a position on Obama's decision before offering his own position publicly.
May 16, 2012 — The descriptions of the White House lunch meeting from those on the opposing red and blue teams made it sound like yet another meeting featuring the nation's top policymakers that you could have accurately scripted beforehand.
Oct 5, 2011 — From the Democratic perspective, the beauty of such a surtax comes from how voters across the ideological spectrum have expressed approval for higher taxes on the wealthy to reduce federal deficits and for job creation. Not surprisingly, Democratic voters show the strongest support but there's significant support among Republicans, too.
Aug 9, 2011 — Sen. Harry Reid has made his picks for the deficit super committee whose task it is to recommend with $1.5 trillion in federal spending cuts over 10 years — Senators John Kerry of Massachusetts, Patty Murray of Washington State and Max Baucus of Montana.
Aug 4, 2011 — Whatever the cause it, the news that the FAA's partial shutdown would end at least temporarily meant laid off workers, 4,000 at the FAA and 70,000 at contractors could go back to work for now.