The Democrats are trying to change the Senate rules so that they can ram through their agenda when their majority shrinks next week from 59 to 53 seats. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has been scheming behind closed doors to use his slim majority to vote on January 5 for the most drastic rules changes since 1975. “Democrats lost the election. Their power has been weakened significantly. So they […]
Senate Republicans’ aggressive move to block virtually all business in the chamber has created a fresh round of partisan anger, threatening to derail or delay the rest of the Democratic agenda in an already gridlocked lame-duck session of Congress. A day after both sides signaled a willingness to work together at the White House, all 42 Senate Republicans sent Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid a warning shot: any bill brought […]
Harry Reid and Sharron Angle were the boogeymen in the backdrop of this week’s political conventions in Las Vegas, with activists on the liberal and conservative side of the spectrum setting their sights on defeating the other. Reid (D-NV) and Angle (R-NV) each spent less than two hours addressing their respective groups — Netroots Nation and RightOnline — but their electoral showdown was high on the agenda at each.
Obama & Democrats said the ‘Nuclear Option’ or Reconciliation was an ‘Arrogant’ Power Grab Against the Founders’ Intent …. What did top Democrats think of this process previously? Barack Obama 4/25/05: “The President hasn’t gotten his way. And that is now prompting a change in the Senate rules that really I think would change the character of the Senate forever…what I worry about would be that you essentially still have […]
If the Pelosi argument that ObamaCare was really a jobs bill qualified as the weirdest moment of the summit, then Harry Reid’s laughable backpedal on reconciliation was the most dishonest. Democrats have threatened to use reconciliation for weeks, ever since the Senate passed a bill that no one thought had a prayer of getting enough votes in the House. Even Robert Gibbs talked about reconciliation as a strategy to get […]
It only took a couple of hours for the White House to endorse the new, bipartisan stimulus plan launched by Sens. Max Baucus and Charles Grassley yesterday — and a few minutes after for Harry Reid to kill it. The move angered Democrats in both the Obama administration and on Capitol Hill as Reid sent conflicting signals, surprised his colleagues, and might have touched off a leadership crisis if Reid […]