Harry Reid http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Harry Reid en-us Copyright 2015, Deseret News Publishing Company Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:00:01 MST Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:26:55 MST Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss After accident, Reid says Senate re-election bid is on track http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666914/After-accident-Reid-says-Senate-re-election-bid-is-on-track.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666914/After-accident-Reid-says-Senate-re-election-bid-is-on-track.html Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid displayed a large bandage over his right eye, a determination to seek-re-election and an... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:41:02 MST Diminished in Congress and many states, Democrats weigh future http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666294/Diminished-in-Congress-and-many-states-Democrats-weigh-future.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666294/Diminished-in-Congress-and-many-states-Democrats-weigh-future.html As Democratic senators gather in Baltimore to talk strategy and lick election wounds, their party faces diminished powers in... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 14:51:57 MST Democratic aide: Harry Reid likely to return to Senate next week http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666331/Democratic-aide-Harry-Reid-likely-to-return-to-Senate-next-week.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666331/Democratic-aide-Harry-Reid-likely-to-return-to-Senate-next-week.html A Senate Democratic aide says Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is likely to return to the Senate next week after missing the... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 15:19:58 MST Obama sits down with leaders of new GOP-run Congress http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666214/Obama-sits-down-with-leaders-of-new-GOP-run-Congress.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666214/Obama-sits-down-with-leaders-of-new-GOP-run-Congress.html President Barack Obama, huddling with House and Senate leaders for the first time this year, urged lawmakers Tuesday to stake... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:38:37 MST Letter: Legislative shutdown http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619397/Legislative-shutdown.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619397/Legislative-shutdown.html Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:00:00 MST Sen. Harry Reid optimistic of recovery despite lost eyesight in right eye http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665900/Sen-Harry-Reid-optimistic-of-recovery-despite-lost-eyesight-in-right-eye.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665900/Sen-Harry-Reid-optimistic-of-recovery-despite-lost-eyesight-in-right-eye.html Sen. Harry Reid says he's on the mend despite injuries from an exercise accident that has taken away the vision in his right... Fri, 09 Jan 2015 12:18:51 MST McConnell blasts veto threat, asks Obama to work with GOP http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665719/McConnell-blasts-veto-threat-asks-Obama-to-work-with-GOP.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665719/McConnell-blasts-veto-threat-asks-Obama-to-work-with-GOP.html Sen. Mitch McConnell kicked off his new role as majority leader Wednesday by holding out hope for compromise with Democrats... Wed, 07 Jan 2015 09:31:46 MST Hatch, Love attract crowds as congressional session gets underway http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619063/Hatch-Love-attract-crowds-as-congressional-session-gets-underway.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619063/Hatch-Love-attract-crowds-as-congressional-session-gets-underway.html Anyone doubting the mark Utah's congressional delegation is making in Congress had only to spend a few minutes at a reception... Tue, 06 Jan 2015 20:35:00 MST GOP takes charge as new Congress convenes http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665628/GOP-takes-charge-as-new-Congress-convenes.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665628/GOP-takes-charge-as-new-Congress-convenes.html Republicans assumed full control of Congress on Tuesday for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and... Tue, 06 Jan 2015 16:26:52 MST Injuries force Harry Reid to skip opening session of Senate http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665678/Injuries-force-Harry-Reid-to-skip-opening-session-of-Senate.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665678/Injuries-force-Harry-Reid-to-skip-opening-session-of-Senate.html With a bandage across one eye and a black bruise near his jaw, the Senate's top Democrat offered a personal account of his... Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:48:17 MST Lois M. Collins: New Congress, new opportunity to behave like statesmen, serve America http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619003/New-Congress-new-opportunity-to-behave-like-statesmen-serve-America.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619003/New-Congress-new-opportunity-to-behave-like-statesmen-serve-America.html The seating of any new Congress provides an opportunity to change the tone of the national discussion and promote the... Tue, 06 Jan 2015 00:00:00 MST Chris Stewart: This Congress can move past Washington's gridlock http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618913/This-Congress-can-move-past-Washingtons-gridlock.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618913/This-Congress-can-move-past-Washingtons-gridlock.html Americans are anxious, wondering how we will handle majorities in both the Senate and the House. While I understand their... Sun, 04 Jan 2015 00:00:00 MST Harry Reid suffers broken ribs, bones in accident http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665385/Harry-Reid-suffers-broken-ribs-bones-in-accident.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665385/Harry-Reid-suffers-broken-ribs-bones-in-accident.html Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid broke several ribs and facial bones when a piece of exercise equipment snapped at his... Fri, 02 Jan 2015 13:00:00 MST Letter: Removing Reid's name http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618586/Letter-Removing-Reids-name.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618586/Letter-Removing-Reids-name.html I was disappointed to learn that Sen. Harry Reid’s name was removed from the Southern Utah University’s Outdoor... Mon, 29 Dec 2014 00:00:00 MST Hatch 'sorry to see' Lee called an 'embarrassment' to Utah http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618390/Hatch-sorry-to-see-Lee-called-an-embarrassment-to-Utah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618390/Hatch-sorry-to-see-Lee-called-an-embarrassment-to-Utah.html Sen. Orrin Hatch said Tuesday he was "sorry to see" that Utah businessman and philanthropist Jon Huntsman Sr. called Sen.... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 19:40:00 MST Robert Bennett: Lesson for Cruz — Politics are a team sport http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618236/Lesson-for-Cruz-2-Politics-are-a-team-sport.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618236/Lesson-for-Cruz-2-Politics-are-a-team-sport.html The lame duck experience of Sen. Ted Cruz derailed early efforts of incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:00:00 MST Republicans fighting to hang onto Senate — in 2016 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664732/Republicans-fighting-to-hang-onto-Senate-2-in-2016.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664732/Republicans-fighting-to-hang-onto-Senate-2-in-2016.html Senate majority in hand, ascendant Republicans are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:24:52 MST Congress finishes up, its members still grumbling http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664675/Congress-finishes-up-its-members-still-grumbling.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664675/Congress-finishes-up-its-members-still-grumbling.html The 113th Congress began its turbulent life two years ago battling over whether to help Superstorm Sandy victims. They did,... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:58:37 MST Obama: US re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba, easing economic, travel restrictions http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664481/Obama-US-re-establishing-diplomatic-relations-with-Cuba-easing-economic-travel-restrictions.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664481/Obama-US-re-establishing-diplomatic-relations-with-Cuba-easing-economic-travel-restrictions.html President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations as well as an easing in economic and travel... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:06:42 MST 113th Congress ends with more fights than feats http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664483/113th-Congress-ends-with-more-fights-than-feats.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664483/113th-Congress-ends-with-more-fights-than-feats.html The tempestuous 113th Congress has limped out of Washington for the last time, capping two years of modest and infrequent... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:06:11 MST Democrats in Senate may confirm up to 88 federal judges in 2014 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664408/Democrats-in-Senate-may-confirm-up-to-88-federal-judges-in-2014.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664408/Democrats-in-Senate-may-confirm-up-to-88-federal-judges-in-2014.html No longer impeded by Republican blocking tactics, Democrats are on track to win confirmation of up to 88 of President Barack... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:04:42 MST Obama getting $1.1 T spending bill from Congress http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664275/Obama-getting-11-T-spending-bill-from-Congress.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664275/Obama-getting-11-T-spending-bill-from-Congress.html Congress cleared a $1.1 trillion spending bill for President Barack Obama's signature after a day of Senate intrigue capped... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 09:58:16 MST Senate averts shutdown fears; Democrats rush to confirm nominees http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664258/Senate-averts-shutdown-fears-Democrats-rush-to-confirm-nominees.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664258/Senate-averts-shutdown-fears-Democrats-rush-to-confirm-nominees.html Their power ebbing, Senate Democrats launched a last-minute drive Saturday to confirm roughly 20 of President Barack Obama's... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 14:38:34 MST First Dems, now Senate GOP object to spending bill http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664233/First-Dems-now-Senate-GOP-object-to-spending-bill.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664233/First-Dems-now-Senate-GOP-object-to-spending-bill.html First it was objections by House Democrats that stood in the way of passage of a $1.1 trillion catchall spending bill. Now... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 12:13:20 MST Huge $1.1 trillion spending measure narrowly clears hurdle http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664111/Huge-11-trillion-spending-measure-narrowly-clears-hurdle.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664111/Huge-11-trillion-spending-measure-narrowly-clears-hurdle.html A $1.1 trillion governmentwide spending bill narrowly cleared a major hurdle Thursday and headed toward a final vote later in... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:34:28 MST House GOP confident of finishing spending measure http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664125/House-GOP-confident-of-finishing-spending-measure.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664125/House-GOP-confident-of-finishing-spending-measure.html Confident House Republicans pressed ahead with a $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill Thursday despite persistent... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 09:37:47 MST Congressional deal upends pot legalization in DC http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664054/Congressional-deal-upends-pot-legalization-in-DC.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664054/Congressional-deal-upends-pot-legalization-in-DC.html Elected officials and drug-policy advocates hoped to make the nation's capital the first place on the East Coast with legal... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:41:54 MST Lawmakers agree on $1.1 trillion spending bill http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765663970/Lawmakers-agree-on-11-trillion-spending-bill.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765663970/Lawmakers-agree-on-11-trillion-spending-bill.html Time running short, Republicans and Democrats agreed Tuesday on a $1.1 trillion spending bill to avoid a government shutdown... Tue, 09 Dec 2014 17:20:53 MST Negotiations yield progress on $1.1T spending bill http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765663921/Negotiations-yield-progress-on-11T-spending-bill.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765663921/Negotiations-yield-progress-on-11T-spending-bill.html Lawmakers are finalizing a sweeping $1.1 trillion spending bill that would fund the government while addressing everything... Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:46:16 MST Greg Bell: Immigration reform succumbed to the 'nirvana fallacy' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617066/Immigration-reform-succumbed-to-the-nirvana-fallacy.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617066/Immigration-reform-succumbed-to-the-nirvana-fallacy.html The “nirvana fallacy” is to believe trying hard and long enough will bring about a perfect or a near-perfect... Fri, 05 Dec 2014 06:40:27 MST Charles Krauthammer: The real civil war going on between Democrats and Republicans http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617053/The-real-civil-war-going-on-between-Democrats-and-Republicans.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617053/The-real-civil-war-going-on-between-Democrats-and-Republicans.html So while Republicans are debating the tactics of stopping presidential lawlessness ... Democrats are trying to figure out... Thu, 04 Dec 2014 23:37:13 MST Elizabeth Warren draws praise, ire in 1st 2 years in Senate http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765663529/Elizabeth-Warren-draws-praise-ire-in-1st-2-years-in-Senate.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765663529/Elizabeth-Warren-draws-praise-ire-in-1st-2-years-in-Senate.html In her first two years in the U.S. Senate, Elizabeth Warren has drawn praise and ire among her Capitol Hill colleagues as... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 12:46:13 MST My view: Can we meet EPA carbon emissions goals without going nuclear? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615894/Can-we-meet-EPA-carbon-emissions-goals-without-going-nuclear.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615894/Can-we-meet-EPA-carbon-emissions-goals-without-going-nuclear.html EPA’s goal is to reduce power station carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030. How U.S. utilities will achieve 30... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 MST House Democrats re-elect Pelosi as minority leader http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765662930/House-Democrats-re-elect-Pelosi-as-minority-leader.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765662930/House-Democrats-re-elect-Pelosi-as-minority-leader.html Democrats re-elected Rep. Nancy Pelosi to another two-year term as House minority leader on Tuesday, two weeks after... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:00:00 MST Sen. Mike Lee: Congress needs to remind president 'he is not a king' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615750/Sen-Mike-Lee-Congress-needs-to-remind-president-he-is-not-a-king.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615750/Sen-Mike-Lee-Congress-needs-to-remind-president-he-is-not-a-king.html Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, on Monday called on Democrats in the Senate to stand up to President Barack Obama's new plan to take... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:30:00 MST Robert Bennett: It looks to be a good last term for Sen. Orrin Hatch http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615727/It-looks-to-be-a-good-last-term-for-Sen-Orrin-Hatch.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615727/It-looks-to-be-a-good-last-term-for-Sen-Orrin-Hatch.html Many Utahns have asked me what the results of the midterm elections will mean for Sen. Orrin Hatch. Answer: Good things. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:46:05 MST My view: Congress must tackle tough issues http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613594/Congress-must-tackle-tough-issues.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613594/Congress-must-tackle-tough-issues.html Taking tough votes, picking the important fights and addressing the most complex problems is the job of every member of... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 MDT Obama switches gears, confronting Ebola head on http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765661481/Obama-switches-gears-confronting-Ebola-head-on.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765661481/Obama-switches-gears-confronting-Ebola-head-on.html President Barack Obama delayed acting on immigration and an attorney general nomination this fall to dodge the politics of... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:11:00 MDT Ralph Hancock: Can a Mormon be a liberal? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613043/Can-a-Mormon-be-a-liberal.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613043/Can-a-Mormon-be-a-liberal.html Can a Mormon be a liberal? Richard Davis, my colleague at Brigham Young University, in The Liberal Soul, has just answered... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 07:54:12 MDT Charles Krauthammer: The real reason Republicans winning the 2014 Senate matters http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612278/The-real-reason-Republicans-winning-the-2014-Senate-matters.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612278/The-real-reason-Republicans-winning-the-2014-Senate-matters.html Memo to the GOP: Win the Senate, then enact an agenda and dare the president to veto it. Show the country what you stand for.... Thu, 02 Oct 2014 21:05:00 MDT Sen. Harry Reid playing major role in Senate races http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765660457/Sen-Harry-Reid-playing-major-role-in-Senate-races.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765660457/Sen-Harry-Reid-playing-major-role-in-Senate-races.html Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has twice won elections he was supposed to lose. If Democrats maintain control of the... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:32:19 MDT George F. Will: High election stakes in Kansas http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611665/High-election-stakes-in-Kansas.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611665/High-election-stakes-in-Kansas.html Sensible Kansans have a problematic choice to ponder: Electing [Greg] Orman would deepen the Senate's pool of talent, but it... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:10:00 MDT Syria vote isn't last word from Congress on war http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765660106/Syria-vote-isnt-last-word-from-Congress-on-war.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765660106/Syria-vote-isnt-last-word-from-Congress-on-war.html As far as Congress is concerned, President Barack Obama's Mideast war strategy isn't in the clear yet. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:48:43 MDT Politics and money: Highlights from August filings http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765660013/Politics-and-money-Highlights-from-August-filings.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765660013/Politics-and-money-Highlights-from-August-filings.html The political parties, their campaign committees and some of their super PACs faced a Saturday deadline to disclose how much... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:01:14 MDT Mary Barker: Religion and politics — a two-step dance http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611184/Religion-and-politics-2-a-two-step-dance.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611184/Religion-and-politics-2-a-two-step-dance.html Religion reinforces our commitment to things like justice and mercy. Yet my conviction that justice and mercy are connected... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:10:13 MDT Statehood hearing for DC unlikely to spur change http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765659737/Statehood-hearing-for-DC-unlikely-to-spur-change.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765659737/Statehood-hearing-for-DC-unlikely-to-spur-change.html Congress is dusting off the notion of statehood for the District of Columbia for the first time in 21 years, but that doesn't... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:28:08 MDT