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NV gubernatorial candidate debates cardboard cutout at Bundy ranch as roosters heckle him

A fringe candidate for Nevada governor debated a cardboard cutout of his incumbent opponent about the Cliven Bundy standoff with federal agents in a video posted online over the weekend. Crowing roosters repeatedly interrupt the 21-minute “debate” between David Lory VanDerBeek, the Constitution Party candidate for governor, and Republican Gov.…

Mitch McConnell accuses Harry Reid of coddling Iran for Obama

The Senate’s Democratic leadership is shielding US President Barack Obama from potentially embarrassing fallout by refusing to vote on new sanctions against Iran, the chamber’s top Republican warned Wednesday. Lawmakers from both parties are keen to expand economic penalties on Iran, which is in the midst of negotiations with world…

Senate to vote on Janet Yellen’s nomination next week

The US Senate will vote next week on the new budget deal and Janet Yellen’s nomination to lead the Federal Reserve, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Friday. “On Tuesday, we’ll begin consideration of the budget. On Wednesday, the defense bill, and after that we’ll address further nominations, of which…

Senate’s defense bill would allow Guantanamo Bay to finally close

The US Senate debated a defense bill Tuesday that would ease restrictions on detainee transfers from Guantanamo, a major first step toward closing the controversial war-on-terror prison. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the provision should be the first measure debated and voted on in the defense spending bill for…

IT’S OVER: House approves Senate deal ending shutdown and raising debt limit

The House of Representatives approved a bipartisan Senate agreement that will end the federal government shutdown and raise the country’s debt limit, NBC News reported on Wednesday night. The bill, put together by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Tuesday, passed through the…

Harry Reid will push for ‘clean’ debt ceiling increase

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is expected to introduce a bill calling for an increase to the federal debt ceiling that will not include social program cuts demanded by House Republicans, ABC News reported on Monday. The bill, which has been referred to as a “clean” increase, is scheduled…

Ted Cruz declines Reid’s offer to continue speaking so he can make Limbaugh appointment

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and some of his Republicans ended their filibuster-style speech Wednesday against Obamacare after more than 21 hours. The tea party-backed Texas senator began speaking at 2:41 p.m. Tuesday and continued until shortly after noon Wednesday, in a speech that covered a wide range of unrelated topics,…

Harry Reid admits: ‘We don’t have the votes’ for new gun legislation

U.S. Democrats demanded a renewed gun debate Tuesday following the Washington Navy Yard shooting but admitted there was not enough support yet for new legislation. The killing of 12 people by a gunman at the Washington base was greeted with a chorus of revulsion across the political spectrum. But it…

Reid rips tea party on the Senate floor: ‘Anarchists have taken over’ Congress

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on Thursday said that efforts by tea party-backed Republicans in the Senate to use an energy efficiency bill to defund Obamacare was evidence that “anarchist have taken over” Congress. In a speech on the Senate floor, Reid said that some senators had attempted to…

Suspect arrested in ricin letters case released from jail

Update: New ricin letter found, according to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), details below Federal authorities said Tuesday that a Mississippi man accused of sending letters containing ricin to prominent officials, including President Barack Obama, has been released from jail following the cancellation of a preliminary detention hearing. Jeff…

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