Ukraine Defense Minister Resigns; Harry Reid Blames GOP For Russia Annexing Crimea

By: Tuesday March 25, 2014 6:47 am

Though Ukraine has a meager military compared to Russia, the Ukraine Defense Minister has now given his resignation to the interim government, which they accepted. What was he supposed to do exactly – pretend the Russians didn’t know Ukraine’s forces were weaker than their own? Pretend that Crimea is not majority ethnic Russian that wanted to join the Russian Federation? Why hasn’t Interim Prime Minister Yatsenyuk resigned?

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had a different offering to the gods for failure – the GOP.

 

Why the Brennan/Feinstein/Reid Cage Match Isn’t No-Holds-Barred

By: Saturday March 22, 2014 7:52 am

Following last week’s dramatic Senate speech by Intelligence Committee head Dianne Feinstein denouncing the CIA for essentially spying on her oversight committee, today Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released his own statements, one to John Brennan, Director of the CIA, the other to Eric Holder, the Attorney General, regarding the CIA’s misbehavior. It’s quite a fracas: the Director of the CIA and the Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and Senate Majority Leader suddenly throwing punches at each other! All the fascinated onlookers shouting, “Fight! Fight!” An elbow, a knee, a bloody lip, a closed eye … is this thing going to get out of hand?

Probably not.

Senator Durbin Joins Call To Stop TPP Fast Track

By: Monday February 17, 2014 2:27 pm

Senator Dick Durbin has joined Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in opposing fast track trade authority for the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) as well as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Durbin’s opposition could signal the beginning of the end for the agreements as now prominent Democratic leaders in both the Senate and House are opposing giving the Obama Administration fast track trade authority for the controversial agreements.

Pelosi Comes Out Against TPP Fast Track Bill

By: Thursday February 13, 2014 6:40 am

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has now publicly opposed giving President Obama fast track authority on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). In a show of unity with other House Democrats Pelosi announced she would be opposing the current bill promoting TPP at a labor event.

Reid Pushes Back on Obama’s Push for TPP and TTIP

By: Thursday January 30, 2014 11:39 am

Majority Leader Harry Reid threw cold water on fast tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) despite a call to do so in President Obama’s State of the Union speech. Numerous Democrats in Congress have publicly objected to fast tracking TPP given the many controversial aspects contained in the bill including removing decision making authority from sovereign countries and re-deregulating Wall Street.

Harry Reid Now Backs Medical Marijuana

By: Friday January 17, 2014 8:58 am

This is not what you normally expect from a 74 year old Mormon but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is sounding very good on the issue of marijuana reform. He told the Las Vegas Sun he supports medical marijuana and thinks going after regular people for smoking pot is a waste of resources.

Senators Write Letter to Harry Reid Opposing Fast Track Authority for TPP and TTIP

By: Thursday January 16, 2014 10:50 am

According to a letter obtained by Firedoglake, 12 United States Senators have written a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to convey their opposition to the “prospect of renewing Trade Promotion Authority” or fast track authority. Specifically mentioned in the context of that opposition is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Two trade bills that shred national sovereignty as well as labor, environmental, and financial regulations passed in democratic governments.

Reid Leaves Door Open to Completely Eliminating the Filibuster

By: Monday January 6, 2014 1:04 pm

When asked by Bob Schieffer if he would be willing to do away with the filibuster entirely Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) refused to take the idea off the table.

Some Harry Reid Staffers Exempt From Obamacare Exchanges

By: Wednesday December 4, 2013 12:05 pm

Talk about bad optics. CNN is reporting that some staff workers for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid are exempt from Obamacare exchanges. I guess Reid thinks his staff deserves higher quality healthcare? Who trusts a chef that won’t eat his own food?

Democratic Senators Pushing For New Iran Sanctions Despite Deal

By: Tuesday November 26, 2013 6:44 am

Despite the securing of a short term deal by the White House to with Iran, some Senators remain on the war path. None more so than Senator Chuck Schumer of New York who gave a bellicose speech on Sunday night pledging more sanctions for Iran and to defeat the Arab world and Palestinians. “Democrats and [...]

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