Harry Reid Supports Republican Abolition of SCOTUS Filibuster
Or at least he did back in 2013. From this NTK Network article (with embedded video):
In 2013, then-Senate Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) expressed support for the possibility that Senate Republicans might eliminate the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees during a press …
No, Harry Reid Is Not Yoda
No, Harry Reid Is Not Yoda.
Harry Reid, proud of his most shameful moment:
“As my staff will tell you,” Reid said to me when we spoke the next day, “I’ve done a number of things because no one …
Harry Reid Sarcastically ‘Apologizes’ for Disparaging New Hampshire
Senate minority leader Harry Reid brushed aside New Hampshire governor Maggie Hassan’s demand that he walk back his “disparaging” and “insulting” remarks about her state on Tuesday, offering a token apology before sarcastically doubling down on the comments.
Walter Lippman and Harry Reid
Here’s Walter Lippmann, long-time editor of The New Republic, in 1955:
But when the chaff of silliness, baseness, and deception is so voluminous that it submerges the kernels if truth, freedom of speech may produce such frivolity, or such mischief, …
Axelrod Overlooks Reid’s Romney Lie on Senate Floor: ‘Politics Ain’t Beanbag’
Although he started off saying he was “not going to defend everything Harry Reid said,” it sure sounded like that’s what David Axelrod was doing when he deemed the Senate minority leader’s infamous comments par for the political course.
Three Martini Lunch: By Any Means Necessary
Today’s Martinis: Hillary’s e-mail excuses continue to crumble, Harry Reid defends his baseless accusations against Mitt Romney, and Americans support a nuclear with Iran even if it won’t do any good.
Harry Reid Didn’t Do It Alone
I do not wish to unburden Harry Reid of his many sins, but, to follow up on Charlie’s post and on our scathing (and entirely apposite) editorial, two additional indictments are in order.
First, as Charlie notes, Reid happily …
The Political Downside of Reid’s Retirement
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) delighted Republicans across the country this morning by announcing that he will not seek reelection.
“On the verge of losing his own election and after losing the majority, Senator Harry Reid has decided …
Good Riddance, Dirty Harry
Harry Reid is retiring. Whatever happens to his Senate seat in 2016, this is good news for Republicans and it is good news for America. Good riddance, Harry. Good bloody riddance.
Today we will hear a lot about Reid’s “service” to …
One reason Senator Reid is giving for not running again may shed more light on his decision than he intended:
He also said he was worried his race would consume campaign money that would be needed in other competitive states …
There are many people to thank for the coming accession of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Donald Trump for winning the election. Hillary Clinton for losing it. Mitch McConnell for holding open the High Court seat through 2016, resolute and …
Charles Koch: Harry Reid’s ‘Dishonest’ Attacks Won’t Stop Me
Charles Koch appeared today on Morning Joe and hit back at Senator Harry Reid, who has at various times attacked the philanthropist brothers as “terrible,” “immoral,” and “un-American.” The Koch Industries CEO called the Nevada senator’s attacks “dishonest” but said …
Harry Reid Has His Own Ideas about Choosing a President
Senate Democratic minority leader Harry Reid criticized the first two presidential-primary states during a Q&A in Las Vegas on Monday, saying Iowa and New Hampshire have undue influence in the presidential-selection process and “do not demonstrate what America is …
Liberals Are the New McCarthyites—and They’re Proud of It
It was just over 60 years ago that the tactics of Senator Joseph McCarthy were repudiated when he was censured by the Senate in December 1954. Ever since then, McCarthyism — the reckless hurling of accusations at adversaries so as to destroy …
Veteran Nev. Reporter: Vegas Newspaper Killed My 2012 Anti-Harry Reid Column
Jon Ralston is no Harry Reid-hater. But he is a veteran reporter, now a contributing editor to Politico Magazine, who has spent a quarter-century covering Nevada politics. Now, with the Senate minority leader planning to retire — and adamant that …
Harry Reid Defends Baseless Romney Claims: ‘Romney Didn’t Win, Did He?’
Harry Reid (D., Nev.) appears to have believed that the ends justified the means when he used the Senate chamber to level unsubstantiated accusations against the Koch brothers and former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
In his first television interview …
Harry Reid, a boxer and a brawler, is throwing in the towel.
There is no gentle way to characterize Senator Reid’s career: He is and long has been one of the worst things about American government — a …
Editor’s Note: To mark Harry Reid’s announcement that he plans to retire in 2016, NR is running Kevin D. Williamson’s 2014 cover piece on the Nevada senator.
There are 53 Democrats in the Senate, plus two nominal independents who associate with them, and …
Harry Reid Heads into the Sunset
After insisting for months he would run for re-election, Senate minority leader Harry Reid is calling it quits and retiring next year. In 2013, Roll Call reported that Reid had told them he’d like to stay in the Senate leadership …
Why Is Harry Reid Blocking a Sex-Trafficking Bill?
The “Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015” is the sort of bipartisan bill Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid should like. Introduced in mid January by Republican whip John Cornyn, of Texas, the bill strengthens enforcement procedures against human trafficking, …