Video: Harry Reid Pays Tribute To Sen. Inouye

Almost immediately following the death of Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid rose on the Senate floor to remember the World War II veteran, Medal of Honor recipient and Hawaii’s senior senator. Inouye passed away from respiratory complications at 5:01 p.m. EST Monday at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, according to a statement released by his office. He was 88 years old. Following statehood in 1959, Inouye was privileged to serve as Hawaii’s first congressman. He ran for the Senate in 1962 where he served for nearly nine consecutive terms. Inouye served as the powerful chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Inouye began his career in public service at the age of 17 … Continue reading

Dog Whistles and Lies – Another Day on the Campaign Trail with Mitt

But recognize that the second that one rightly concludes the “race card” is being played, the Righties will go into Greco-Roman wrestling mode and scream that they’re not racists and anybody who says that they are is a racist, and why is it always that when they criticize Obama they get accused of racism, because, actually, they’d hate his ever-lovin’ guts even IF he wasn’t black, born in Kenya and not legally qualified to be President, and besides he’s the worst and most divisive president in American history, and you can always count on LIBERALS (invariably spoken with the “N-word” inflection of a Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan) to “play the race card” while they’re pushing forward their socialist, communist agenda, ad infinitum, ad nauseum. Continue reading

Jon Stewart’s Increasing Rightward Turn

He holds Harry Reid to the SAME STANDARDS AS JOURNALISTS. (Reid is a Senator, not a News Anchor or columnist.) And, that said, MOST news is simply repeated hearsay dignified by quotation marks. But exactly like YOU, Jon, Harry Reid is not a journalist. Nor is hearsay INADMISSIBLE in the Court of Public Opinion. Continue reading

VIDEO: Dems Say ‘Put The Middle Class First’

Even as he continued to stir the pot over Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s taxes, the top Senate Democrat continued to fight for continued tax cuts for the middle class. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada joined several of his Senate Democratic colleagues to lambast GOP lawmakers for continuing to insist that middle-class taxes can be cut only if the wealthiest Americans continue to receive their tax breaks. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:  

Harry Reid Knocks Romney In Tax Speech

The top Senate Democrat went after Mitt Romney by name Thursday, as Democrats continue to paint the presumptive GOP presidential nominee as out-of-touch with average Americans at a time when questions continue to surface regarding Romney’s time as a wealthy financier. In remarks on the Senate floor, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada invoked Romney’s name as he contrasted the tax policies of President Obama and other Democrats with those of Republicans. Reid cited a new report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) that found that in 2009 rates fell to their lowest level in more than 30 years. “Much of that decline is thanks to President Obama – who has consistently fought to lower taxes for middle-class … Continue reading

‘For Astrid’s Sake’: Reid Blasts GOP On Immigration, As Key Republican Walks Away

Even as he lauded President Obama’s decision to halt deportations of young undocumented immigrants, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took his Republican colleagues to task for their inaction on immigration reform. The Nevada Democrat’s remarks come as one key Senate Republican says he is giving up on the issue. Obama last week announced his administration would stop deporting young illegals brought to this country as children. In a floor speech Monday, Reid praised the president’s move as “courageous,” and mentioned by name one of his young constituents, Astrid Silva, brought to the United States by her parents at the age of four. “She doesn’t even remember Mexico, the country where she was born. She speaks perfect English. She was an … Continue reading

Congressional Sponsors Angry After SOPA/PIPA Votes Delayed

Wednesday’s massive Internet protest against two controversial anti-piracy bills appeared to have some effect, as congressional leaders agreed to put off a vote on the legislation. However, it’s obvious that the fight isn’t over for opponents who contend the bills are so broadly written that they could lead to unchecked online censorship. Although lawmakers bowed to the extraordinary pressure of Wednesday’s protest — in which many popular websites “went dark” in protest over the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and its Senate twin, the Protect IP Act (PIPA) — it’s clear they aren’t happy about it. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced Friday that he would delay the upcoming vote on PIPA. “In light of recent events, I have … Continue reading

SOPA Opponents Make Progress Ahead Of Blackout

Opponents of a bill targeting online piracy — but which they say could have far-reaching unintended consequences for Internet censorship — have made progress ahead of a planned web-based protest Wednesday. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, announced Friday that he would remove the controversial Domain Name System (DNS) blocking provision from the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), likewise, says that he would also modify the DNS provisions in the Senate companion, Protect IP Act (PIPA). The DNS provisions, opponents argue, could allow the federal government to shut down entire websites without recourse. Further, a bipartisan group of senators, including Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), also asked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid(D-Nev.) to … Continue reading