Summary Even if Democrats lose the majority, Reid's top deputies and potential successors, including Sens. The Democratic consensus shows how high the stakes are this year, with voters going to the polls in states from West Virginia to Montana -- but effectively deciding whether to stay the course with Reid or elevate Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell if he survives his own reelection challenge in Kentucky.
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Summary I found this piece in Politico fascinating to read. The article then quotes an array of Democrats in the Senate who -- at least in public -- place most of the blame for the poor standing of their party not on the despicable leadership of Harry Reid, but on the failures of the Obama administration:.
Summary Reid and Pelosi joined Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Workers at the Capitol Visitor Center. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Rep. George Miller (Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the House Education and Workforce Committee, who have sponsored legislation to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour also attended the event.
Summary Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid brought up the issue again, in light of questions about the soldier responsible for the fatal shootings at Fort Hood, Texas. Improved background checks are something that a majority of the people in the country want and that the big gun lobby, led by the National Rifle Association, does not.
Summary Moran railed against the liberal attacks on the Kochs (Koch Industries is based in Kansas, the state Moran represents), and read the entire op-ed into the congressional record. Later in the day, Reid spoke at a Democratic press conference on increasing the minimum wage, and during the event he took some shots at the Kochs and their Republican allies.
Summary Following weeks of Democratic attacks -- including barbs from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. -- billionaire industrialist Charles Koch fired back with a response in the Wall Street Journal. Charles Koch wrote that "it was only in the past decade that I realized the need to also engage in the political process."
Summary Perhaps the better question is this: would the Senate Majority Leader care about ethics and rules in the first place? It is the responsibility of each Senator, Committee Chairman (on behalf of the committee), Officer of the Senate, or office head to oversee the use of the Internet Services by his or her office and to ensure that the use of the services is consistent with the requirements established by this policy and applicable laws and regulations.
Summary According to The Washington Post , Reid said, "As I was told today, [Army Spc. Ivan Lopez] bought his gun a day or two before he killed these people. Couldn't we at least have background checks so that people who are ill mentally, or who are felons, shouldn't be able to buy guns?".
Summary In case you were wondering whether Reid's especially apparent inanity of late has any significant portion of Senate Democrats thinking about whether they maybe want to start considering a different, perhaps slightly more coherent leader after the midterms -- that would be a "no."
Summary TCEQ is the state agency responsible for safeguarding public health and protecting the environment. The agency's 597-page scientific report on ozone pollution cites a many studies that show even a 70 ppb concentration can be harmful to the respiratory system and can decrease lung function. .
Summary Bonhams auction house says the winning bid on Wednesday came from The Henry Ford museum. This undated photo provided by Bonhams shows the signature of Charles Darwin on a June 19, 1876 letter that is among the items being offered for auction on Oct. 22, 2014 by Bonhams auction house in New York.
Summary Prophet founder Ross Gatlin alleges that Twin City is the second excess insurer on a multimillion-dollar claim whose policy provides the same coverage as the policies of the two insurers underlying it. But although the two underlying insurers have exhausted their policies by paying millions of dollars...
Summary U.S. District Judge Dean Pregerson banned The Zaken Corp. on Wednesday from advertising or selling work-at-home business opportunities in the future. The Justice Department says the Thousand Oaks company claimed associates who purchased a $148 business plan could earn $3,000 to $6,000 in a few hours by locating excess inventory that Zaken would sell.