Archive for the 'Reid' Category

Mosques, Maxims, Monticello and Mojo

By mw | Related entries in Bloomberg, Civil Liberties, Constitution, News, Obama, Reid, Religion

In America, in matters of religious tolerance, there should be no close calls, no qualification of primary principles, and the first amendment should not be location dependent. I hold no quarter with the distinction of “rights” vs. right which strikes me as a Clintonian parsing for those looking to rationalize making the Cordoba Project move the mosque/cultural center.

August 19th, 2010 | Permalink| 46 Comments »

Reid Vows To Use Reconciliation For Health Care Reform? Good.

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Health Care, Legislation, Reid, Republicans

He’s saying it will pass in the next 60 days… “I’ve had many conversations this week with the president, his chief of staff, and Speaker Pelosi,” Reid said during an appearance Friday evening on “Face to Face with Jon Ralston” in Nevada. “And we’re really trying to move forward on this.” The majority leader said […]

February 20th, 2010 | Permalink| 24 Comments »

The Healthcare and the Lieberman

By donar | Related entries in Cartoons, Congress, Health Care, health care reform, Political Graffiti, Reid


December 17th, 2009 | Permalink| 13 Comments »

Divided Government rises from the grave.

By mw | Related entries in Democrats, Dodd, Elections, Reid, Republicans

After having an electoral stake pounded through its heart last November, after being exposed to the searing media morning light of a “permanent realignment” in the “center-left” American electorate, with a silver bullet in the brain of a “broken GOP brand”, and with a garlic necklace strangling it’s “sixty’s culture war” neck, the corpse of “Divided Government” seemed dead and buried in the media for the foreseeable future. But last week the undead meme was walking again

August 25th, 2009 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Senate Vote On Health Care In September

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Health Care, Legislation, Obama, Reid

They’re actually going to go on vacation instead of trying to pass it. Wow… Reid told reporters he expected the Senate Finance Committee would approve its version of the legislation before the Senate starts its recess August 7. “We’ll come back in the fall,” and work in the full Senate on the bill, he said. […]

July 23rd, 2009 | Permalink| 15 Comments »

Fiscal Responsibility is a Two-Way Street

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Conservatives, Democrats, Fiscal Responsibility, Reid

“We can only turn the page from recession to recovery if we watch every single taxpayer dollar the way families watch every dollar in their budget.” Who said this? A fiscal conservative appalled at the unrestrained level of spending coming out of congress? Nope. It was the estimable Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid opposing a […]

April 9th, 2009 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Democrats Could Resort to Procedural Rule to Avoid Healthcare Filibuster

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Congress, Health Care, Reid, Senate

Thanks to a little-known congressional budget procedure called “reconciliation,” Democrats could pass sweeping healthcare reform without fear of a Republican filibuster in the Senate. When President Clinton wanted to use the rule in 1993, Democratic leaders in the Senate decided they didn’t want to abuse Senate rules on such important legislation. Sixteen years later, things […]

March 25th, 2009 | Permalink| 13 Comments »

“Blagojemess” update: Why Roland Burris is in like Flynn

By John Burke | Related entries in Blagojevich, Burris, Illinois, Obama, Reid, Senate

Roland “I am the Senator” Burris Today, the Illinois House of Representatives voted 114-1 to impeach Governor Rod Blagojevich.  Meanwhile, the state’s Supreme Court declined to order Secretary of State, Jesse White, to sign the certificate by which appointed Roland Burris to fill Barack Obama’s Senate seat, but also ruled that the appointment document was […]

January 10th, 2009 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

“No Burris, no way, no how! (Never mind)”

By John Burke | Related entries in Blagojevich, Burris, Democrats, Illinois, Reid, Senate

Durbin, Burris and Reid enjoy a chuckle together Wow, that was fast! One minute Harry Reid and Dick Durbin are vowing never to seat anyone appointed to the Senate by Hot Rod Blagojevich and turning the appointee away in the rain. The next, we’re all chums (“Rod who?”). After several days in which only attacks […]

January 8th, 2009 | Permalink| 3 Comments »