Harry Reid http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Harry Reid en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:01 MDT Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:16:34 MDT Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Senate heads toward vote on border bill http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657581/Senate-heads-toward-vote-on-border-bill.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657581/Senate-heads-toward-vote-on-border-bill.html A bill to deal with the immigration surge at the border was headed for a procedural vote in the Senate Wednesday despite... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:41:22 MDT Lawmakers try to seal $225M aid package for Israel http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657543/Lawmakers-try-to-seal-225M-aid-package-for-Israel.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657543/Lawmakers-try-to-seal-225M-aid-package-for-Israel.html Democratic and Republican members of Congress scrambled Tuesday to seal a $225 million boost to Israel's Iron Dome missile... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:52:02 MDT Lawmakers complain Obama too aloof with Congress http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657379/Lawmakers-complain-Obama-too-aloof-with-Congress.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657379/Lawmakers-complain-Obama-too-aloof-with-Congress.html President Barack Obama's request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:24:56 MDT Obama nominee Robert McDonald pledges to 'transform' VA http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657159/Obama-nominee-Robert-McDonald-pledges-to-transform-VA.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657159/Obama-nominee-Robert-McDonald-pledges-to-transform-VA.html President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged Tuesday to transform the beleaguered... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:02:49 MDT D.C. Circuit Court limits Obamacare funds, White House hopes to appeal the ruling http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607343/DC-Circuit-Court-limits-Obamacare-funds-White-House-hopes-to-appeal-the-ruling.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607343/DC-Circuit-Court-limits-Obamacare-funds-White-House-hopes-to-appeal-the-ruling.html A three-judge panel at the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Affordable Care Act cannot provide subsidies to... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:30:00 MDT Prospects fade for resolution on border crisis http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656921/Prospects-fade-for-resolution-on-border-crisis.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656921/Prospects-fade-for-resolution-on-border-crisis.html Prospects for action on the nation's border crisis faded Thursday as lawmakers traded accusations rather than solutions,... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:50:00 MDT Senate GOP blocks bill on contraception coverage http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656876/Senate-GOP-blocks-bill-on-contraception-coverage.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656876/Senate-GOP-blocks-bill-on-contraception-coverage.html Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a bill aimed at restoring free contraception for women who get their health insurance... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:52:47 MDT Democrats seek political edge in contraception ruling http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656828/Democrats-seek-political-edge-in-contraception-ruling.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656828/Democrats-seek-political-edge-in-contraception-ruling.html Democrats see a political winner in the stinging defeat they suffered when the Supreme Court ruled that businesses with... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:25:15 MDT House GOP prepares response to border crisis http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656767/House-GOP-prepares-response-to-border-crisis.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656767/House-GOP-prepares-response-to-border-crisis.html House Republicans are preparing to recommend National Guard at the border and speedier returns of Central American youths as... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:07:56 MDT Letter: Determining rights http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606793/Letter-Determining-rights.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606793/Letter-Determining-rights.html If our government feels free to move into such personal areas, I ask, where will it stop? Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:00:00 MDT Obama official says immigrant kids draining funds http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656483/Obama-official-says-immigrant-kids-draining-funds.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656483/Obama-official-says-immigrant-kids-draining-funds.html The Homeland Security agency responsible for removing immigrants who are in the country illegally will run out of money by... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 MDT High court rebukes President Obama on recess appointments http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655809/High-court-rebukes-President-Obama-on-recess-appointments.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655809/High-court-rebukes-President-Obama-on-recess-appointments.html The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the president's power to fill high-level vacancies with temporary appointments, ruling... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:03:32 MDT What to do in Iraq? Obama consults Congress http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655343/What-to-do-in-Iraq-Obama-consults-Congress.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655343/What-to-do-in-Iraq-Obama-consults-Congress.html President Barack Obama briefed leaders of Congress on options for quelling an al-Qaida-inspired insurgency in Iraq as... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:02:56 MDT Redskins ready to fight for team trademark http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605396/Redskins-ready-to-fight-for-team-trademark.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605396/Redskins-ready-to-fight-for-team-trademark.html The Washington Redskins had their trademark registration canceled Wednesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. But with... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:00:00 MDT US shifts focus away from Iraq airstrikes http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655309/US-shifts-focus-away-from-Iraq-airstrikes.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655309/US-shifts-focus-away-from-Iraq-airstrikes.html President Barack Obama has shifted his focus away from airstrikes in Iraq as an imminent option for slowing a fast-moving... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 10:12:55 MDT Prospect of new Iraq fight turns hawks into doves http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655240/Prospect-of-new-Iraq-fight-turns-hawks-into-doves.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655240/Prospect-of-new-Iraq-fight-turns-hawks-into-doves.html The prospect of the U.S. military returning to the fight in Iraq has turned congressional hawks into doves. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:11:16 MDT Filibuster weakened, Senate OK'ing judges faster http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655070/Filibuster-weakened-Senate-OKing-judges-faster.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655070/Filibuster-weakened-Senate-OKing-judges-faster.html Seven months after curbing filibusters, Democrats are aggressively pushing President Barack Obama's judicial nominees through... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 07:14:05 MDT Obama waiting for House GOP to act on immigration http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654993/Obama-waiting-for-House-GOP-to-act-on-immigration.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654993/Obama-waiting-for-House-GOP-to-act-on-immigration.html To the frustration of many of his supporters, President Barack Obama is backing away from immigration changes he could make... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 09:01:47 MDT House, Senate move to improve health care for vets http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654840/House-Senate-move-to-improve-health-care-for-vets.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654840/House-Senate-move-to-improve-health-care-for-vets.html Congress is moving with what one senator called "lightning speed" to help thousands of military veterans enduring long wait... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 08:41:41 MDT House votes 421-0 to ensure speedier care for US vets http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654779/House-votes-421-0-to-ensure-speedier-care-for-US-vets.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654779/House-votes-421-0-to-ensure-speedier-care-for-US-vets.html United and eager to respond to a national uproar, the House overwhelmingly approved legislation Tuesday to make it easier for... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 13:29:15 MDT In our opinion: The filibuster is necessary, and the best tool against abuse of power http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604799/The-filibuster-is-necessary-and-the-best-tool-against-abuse-of-power.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604799/The-filibuster-is-necessary-and-the-best-tool-against-abuse-of-power.html It can be easy for lawmakers to be frustrated by the difficulty of enacting changes to law under the republican institutions... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 00:00:00 MDT Wayne Madsen: Obama acts lawfully in protecting insurers from health care losses http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604744/Obama-acts-lawfully-in-protecting-insurers-from-health-care-losses.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604744/Obama-acts-lawfully-in-protecting-insurers-from-health-care-losses.html In answering the question "Should the government reimburse insurers who lose money in the Affordable Care Act?" the writer... Sun, 08 Jun 2014 00:00:00 MDT Michael Gerson: The most ambitiously progressive in American history: Going for his legacy http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604626/The-most-ambitiously-progressive-in-American-history-Going-for-his-legacy.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604626/The-most-ambitiously-progressive-in-American-history-Going-for-his-legacy.html The president has always had a tendency to fly alone. From the start, his mission was singular and personal — a... Thu, 05 Jun 2014 18:38:09 MDT Senate moves toward vote on VA health care http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654526/Senate-moves-toward-vote-on-VA-health-care.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654526/Senate-moves-toward-vote-on-VA-health-care.html The Senate is moving forward on a compromise bill to help veterans avoid long waits to see a doctor and make it easier to... Thu, 05 Jun 2014 07:53:13 MDT Bergdahl swap may make closing Guantanamo harder http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654473/Bergdahl-swap-may-make-closing-Guantanamo-harder.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654473/Bergdahl-swap-may-make-closing-Guantanamo-harder.html President Barack Obama's goal of closing the Guantanamo Bay prison is facing re-energized opposition from Republicans and... Wed, 04 Jun 2014 15:09:27 MDT House GOP, Dems dig in heels on Benghazi probe http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765653182/House-GOP-Dems-dig-in-heels-on-Benghazi-probe.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765653182/House-GOP-Dems-dig-in-heels-on-Benghazi-probe.html House Republicans and Democrats dug in their heels Wednesday over how a special committee investigation of the deadly attack... Wed, 07 May 2014 11:33:25 MDT Does American policy value work? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602530/Does-American-policy-value-work.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602530/Does-American-policy-value-work.html American policy is tough on second wage-earners. What does that say about how we value work? Wed, 07 May 2014 04:00:00 MDT Group challenges health law as unconstitutional, claims it imposes new taxes http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765653077/Group-challenges-health-law-as-unconstitutional-claims-it-imposes-new-taxes.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765653077/Group-challenges-health-law-as-unconstitutional-claims-it-imposes-new-taxes.html The Sacramento-based Pacific Legal Foundation this week will take another step in its challenge to President Barack Obama's... Mon, 05 May 2014 20:33:39 MDT Nevada rancher's kin take grazing fight to sheriff http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652981/Nevada-ranchers-kin-take-grazing-fight-to-sheriff.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652981/Nevada-ranchers-kin-take-grazing-fight-to-sheriff.html Family members and other supporters took a Nevada rancher's grazing rights fight against the U.S. government to the sheriff... Fri, 02 May 2014 22:52:52 MDT In our opinion: Obama falters on free trade, comes back from Asia empty-handed http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602219/Obama-falters-on-free-trade-comes-back-from-Asia-empty-handed.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602219/Obama-falters-on-free-trade-comes-back-from-Asia-empty-handed.html President Obama said passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a free trade agreement in the Pacific Rim, “is going to... Fri, 02 May 2014 16:42:45 MDT Senate ready to sink effort to boost minimum wage http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652837/Senate-ready-to-sink-effort-to-boost-minimum-wage.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652837/Senate-ready-to-sink-effort-to-boost-minimum-wage.html Hemmed in by solid Republican opposition, the Senate seems ready to hand a fresh defeat to President Barack Obama by blocking... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 06:57:57 MDT John Hoffmire: When it comes to income inequality, whose wages matter? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601935/When-it-comes-to-income-inequality-whose-wages-matter.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601935/When-it-comes-to-income-inequality-whose-wages-matter.html It seems there is constant discussion surrounding income inequality and what it means for the economy. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 09:49:06 MDT Congress returns to work to do the bare minimum http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652581/Congress-returns-to-work-to-do-the-bare-minimum.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652581/Congress-returns-to-work-to-do-the-bare-minimum.html Congress gets back to work Monday after a two-week vacation, and it's looking like lawmakers will do what they do best: the... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 10:27:36 MDT Boogeymen and shady deals define spin in Democratic, Republican fight for Senate http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652472/Boogeymen-and-shady-deals-define-spin-in-Democratic-Republican-fight-for-Senate.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652472/Boogeymen-and-shady-deals-define-spin-in-Democratic-Republican-fight-for-Senate.html The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian — if party... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:31:47 MDT Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652078/Some-exempted-from-minimum-wage-increased-or-not.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652078/Some-exempted-from-minimum-wage-increased-or-not.html Some low-paid workers won't benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:51:55 MDT A year after defeat of curbs on firearms, inaction and modest goals http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652022/A-year-after-defeat-of-curbs-on-firearms-inaction-and-modest-goals.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652022/A-year-after-defeat-of-curbs-on-firearms-inaction-and-modest-goals.html Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:17:10 MDT Donors return to American Crossroads super PAC, give $5 million in March http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651953/Donors-return-to-American-Crossroads-super-PAC-give-5-million-in-March.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651953/Donors-return-to-American-Crossroads-super-PAC-give-5-million-in-March.html After a stretch of anemic fundraising, the Karl Rove-backed American Crossroads super PAC raised more cash in March than it... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:16:02 MDT 11 Senate Democrats to Obama: Approve Keystone XL http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651662/11-Senate-Democrats-to-Obama-Approve-Keystone-XL.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651662/11-Senate-Democrats-to-Obama-Approve-Keystone-XL.html Eleven Senate Democrats are urging President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline by the end of May. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:21:41 MDT Gender pay gap bill faces tough road in Senate http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651564/Gender-pay-gap-bill-faces-tough-road-in-Senate.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651564/Gender-pay-gap-bill-faces-tough-road-in-Senate.html Leaders of both parties dueled Wednesday over which side was truly interested in helping women as the Senate approached a... Wed, 09 Apr 2014 09:33:39 MDT GOP expands coverage choices in health law they hate http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651392/GOP-expands-coverage-choices-in-health-law-they-hate.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651392/GOP-expands-coverage-choices-in-health-law-they-hate.html At the prodding of business organizations, House Republicans quietly secured a recent change in President Barack Obama's... Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:20:21 MDT Michael Gerson: Our dysfunctional Senate has lost its deliberative function http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600347/Our-dysfunctional-Senate-has-lost-its-deliberative-function.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600347/Our-dysfunctional-Senate-has-lost-its-deliberative-function.html Many senators I talk to, Republican and Democrat, are frustrated by this multifronted attack on the possibility of... Sun, 06 Apr 2014 17:46:26 MDT In our opinion: Supreme Court (correctly) rules that campaigns are speech, too http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600050/Supreme-Court-correctly-rules-that-campaigns-are-speech-too.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600050/Supreme-Court-correctly-rules-that-campaigns-are-speech-too.html On Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court struck down another limitation on participation in the political process. The decision... Thu, 03 Apr 2014 00:00:00 MDT Congress to pass bill to stop cut to Medicare docs http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765650941/Congress-to-pass-bill-to-stop-cut-to-Medicare-docs.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765650941/Congress-to-pass-bill-to-stop-cut-to-Medicare-docs.html Congress is poised to give doctors who treat Medicare patients an eleventh-hour reprieve from a cut in their government fees. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:06:30 MDT Unions for college athletes a question for NLRB http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765650780/Unions-for-college-athletes-a-question-for-NLRB.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765650780/Unions-for-college-athletes-a-question-for-NLRB.html The five-member regulatory board that will ultimately decide if Northwestern University football players can unionize has... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 10:24:08 MDT In our opinion: Digital Fourth Amendment http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599604/Digital-Fourth-Amendment.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599604/Digital-Fourth-Amendment.html The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution guarantees that the “right of the people to be secure in their persons,... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:04:38 MDT House approves bill to stop 24 percent cut to Medicare doctors http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765650641/House-approves-bill-to-stop-24-percent-cut-to-Medicare-doctors.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765650641/House-approves-bill-to-stop-24-percent-cut-to-Medicare-doctors.html The House on Thursday passed legislation to give doctors a reprieve from a looming 24 percent cut in their payments from... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:51:45 MDT Lawmakers rush to pass bill to aid Ukraine http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765650642/Lawmakers-rush-to-pass-bill-to-aid-Ukraine.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765650642/Lawmakers-rush-to-pass-bill-to-aid-Ukraine.html Lawmakers are rushing to get a bill to the president's desk that would provide $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine and... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 08:59:05 MDT On Second Thought http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599208/On-Second-Thought.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599208/On-Second-Thought.html A lighthearted look at news events of the day. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 00:00:00 MDT Obama to raise cash for Democrats at Disney executive's home http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765650165/Obama-to-raise-cash-for-Democrats-at-Disney-executives-home.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765650165/Obama-to-raise-cash-for-Democrats-at-Disney-executives-home.html President Barack Obama will raise money for House and Senate Democrats at the home of the chairman of The Walt Disney Studios. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:44:08 MDT Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid asks for computer examination in CIA dispute http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765650129/Senate-Majority-Leader-Harry-Reid-asks-for-computer-examination-in-CIA-dispute.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765650129/Senate-Majority-Leader-Harry-Reid-asks-for-computer-examination-in-CIA-dispute.html Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has instructed the Senate's chief law enforcement officer to examine the Intelligence... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 09:07:14 MDT