Alex Carpenter

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Reid, McConnell's icy start to '14

Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell are starting off 2014 with a relationship as icy as the polar air that’s engulfing Washington.<p>Echoing the rhetoric of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) — who called Reid a “dictator” on Tuesday — McConnell took a broadside to the majority leader on Tuesday for stifling …

Gates fires back at Reid criticism

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates fired back at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday night, quipping that “it’s common practice on the Hill to vote on bills you haven’t read, and it’s perfectly clear Sen. Reid has not read the book.”<p>Reid faulted Gates’s book in an interview with The …

Kochs fire back at Reid

The Koch brothers are firing back at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for his broadside on their political activities, with a spokesman calling Reid’s comments “beneath the office he holds.”<p>After Reid on Thursday accused the billionaires Charles and David Koch of trying to “buy the country,” a top …

Harry Reid's unemployment bet

Faced with Democrats’ first big defeat of 2014, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is betting that his party’s message will trump growing Republican complaints about his leadership.<p>For more than a week, Reid kept the Senate focused on reviving expired emergency unemployment benefits, an effort that …