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Sen. Harry Reid Gets Ready to Go Nuclear

“The Amer­ic­an people be­lieve Con­gress is broken,” Sen­ate Ma­jor­ity Lead­er Harry Re­id said on the floor Thursday morn­ing. “The Amer­ic­an …

Harry Reid Pledges To Move Ahead With Iran Sanctions

By Patricia Zengerle<p>WASHINGTON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Thursday he was committed to moving ahead with a tougher Iran sanctions bill when the Senate returns from a holiday recess early next month, adding to pressure on negotiators meeting in Geneva on a …

Harry Reid's gambit

He once called the “nuclear option” an “un-American” move that would destroy the Senate and “ruin our country.”<p>But on Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid did it anyway. He took the unprecedented step of gutting Senate filibuster rules for presidential nominees on a straight party-line vote, …

Senate goes for 'nuclear option'

The Senate approved a historic rules change on Thursday by eliminating the use of the filibuster on all presidential nominees except those to the U.S. Supreme Court.<p>Invoking the long-threatened “nuclear option” means that most of President Barack Obama’s judicial and executive branch nominees no …

Harry Reid Not Rushing To Pass New Iran Sanctions

(Updates with comments from AIPAC and Boxer)<p>By Patricia Zengerle<p>WASHINGTON, Nov 25 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Monday the Senate will consider legislation next month to impose tighter sanctions on Iran, but only after studying the issue and possibly holding …

Harry Reid: Senate will look at stronger Iran sanctions in December

Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) says the Senate will "move forward appropriately" in its consideration of possible new sanctions against Iran.<p>The Senate is in the midst of a two-week Thanksgiving recess and not set to return until Dec. 9. Speaking Monday on NPR's "The Diane Rehm …

WHY HARRY REID WENT NUCLEAR – What the change means for future nominees – RADEL FIGHTS FOR SURVIVAL – Emails show little HealthCare.gov testing – REMEMBERING JFK

By Scott Wong (swong@politico.com or @scottwongDC)<p><b>WHY HARRY REID WENT NUCLEAR –</b> POLITICO’s Manu Raju explains why the Senate majority leader finally made good on all his threats: “He once called the ‘nuclear option’ an ‘un-American’ move that would destroy the Senate and ‘ruin our country.’ But on …

Mitch McConnell

Reid: Deal an 'important first step'

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that while the nuclear agreement with Iran is an “important first step,” he is keeping a tougher sanctions bill on the table.<p>The Nevada Democrat said Monday that his chamber will examine whether stronger economic penalties on Iran are needed when the Senate …

Harry Reid Went Nuclear. Here’s How Senate Republicans Can Hit Back

If you’re look­ing for a co­ordin­ated Sen­ate Re­pub­lic­an tac­tic­al re­sponse to Harry Re­id’s nuc­le­ar det­on­a­tion, you’re not likely to find …