Harry Reid http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Harry Reid en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:01 MDT Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:42:19 MDT Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 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 Wright Words: I jumped on the bed for Ronald Reagan http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598889/I-jumped-on-the-bed-for-Ronald-Reagan.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598889/I-jumped-on-the-bed-for-Ronald-Reagan.html My son is just a few months older than I was when Ronald Reagan won in 1980. With the 2016 race revving up with a slew of... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 05:00:00 MDT Sen. Mike Lee says he's not target of any investigation http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598878/Sen-Mike-Lee-says-hes-not-target-of-any-investigation.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598878/Sen-Mike-Lee-says-hes-not-target-of-any-investigation.html Sen. Mike Lee didn't sound concerned Monday about his name popping up in a joint county investigation of former Utah... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:14:35 MDT Utah prosecutors forward allegations against Sens. Mike Lee, Harry Reid to feds http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598667/Utah-prosecutors-forward-allegations-against-Sens-Mike-Lee-Harry-Reid-to-feds.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598667/Utah-prosecutors-forward-allegations-against-Sens-Mike-Lee-Harry-Reid-to-feds.html County prosecutors investigating former Utah Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff say they have come across... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:11:48 MDT Democrats grapple with dilemma on Keystone XL pipeline http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765649725/Democrats-grapple-with-dilemma-on-Keystone-XL-pipeline.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765649725/Democrats-grapple-with-dilemma-on-Keystone-XL-pipeline.html Democrats are grappling with an election-year dilemma posed by the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:53:03 MDT Senate investigation of CIA dogged by controversy http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765649560/Senate-investigation-of-CIA-dogged-by-controversy.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765649560/Senate-investigation-of-CIA-dogged-by-controversy.html House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday he is concerned over allegations of CIA snooping into computer files used by Senate... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:59:03 MDT Senate Democrats choose election strategy: Turn voters against rich, obscure Koch brothers http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765649428/Senate-Democrats-choose-election-strategy-Turn-voters-against-rich-obscure-Koch-brothers.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765649428/Senate-Democrats-choose-election-strategy-Turn-voters-against-rich-obscure-Koch-brothers.html Democratic Senate candidates are gambling they can turn voters against two obscure billionaire brothers who are funding... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:59:39 MDT 4 nations urge US gas exports amid Ukraine crisis http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765649279/4-nations-urge-US-gas-exports-amid-Ukraine-crisis.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765649279/4-nations-urge-US-gas-exports-amid-Ukraine-crisis.html Four Central European nations are urging the United States to boost natural gas exports to Europe as a hedge against the... Sat, 08 Mar 2014 11:28:05 MST Democrats seek to curb filibusters on appointees http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765642034/Democrats-seek-to-curb-filibusters-on-appointees.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765642034/Democrats-seek-to-curb-filibusters-on-appointees.html Accusing Republicans of unprecedented obstruction, Senate Democrats launched a bid Thursday to confirm President Barack... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 10:40:26 MST Latest federal Internet gambling bill proposes tax http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641863/Latest-federal-Internet-gambling-bill-proposes-tax.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641863/Latest-federal-Internet-gambling-bill-proposes-tax.html If Congress makes no progress on a national framework for online gambling this session, it won't be for a lack of legislation. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 13:07:51 MST Best-seller's claims about Huntsman could hurt his political future http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590707/Best-sellers-claims-about-Huntsman-could-hurt-his-political-future.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590707/Best-sellers-claims-about-Huntsman-could-hurt-his-political-future.html A best-selling book that claims former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr.'s advisers in the 2012 presidential race dismissed him as... Fri, 15 Nov 2013 19:17:55 MST Dan Liljenquist: Utah Attorney General John Swallow is now trapped http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590488/Utah-Attorney-General-John-Swallow-is-now-trapped.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590488/Utah-Attorney-General-John-Swallow-is-now-trapped.html Like the ape in Aesop’s fable, Attorney General John Swallow is caught in a trap. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 09:20:31 MST George F. Will: Politicians need a history lesson on immigration http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590491/Politicians-need-a-history-lesson-on-immigration.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590491/Politicians-need-a-history-lesson-on-immigration.html One reason Washington makes so much bad history is that so many people here know so little history. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 00:00:00 MST Utah House panel subpoenas Jeremy Johnson in Attorney General John Swallow investigation http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590432/Utah-House-panel-subpoenas-Jeremy-Johnson-in-Attorney-General-John-Swallow-investigation.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590432/Utah-House-panel-subpoenas-Jeremy-Johnson-in-Attorney-General-John-Swallow-investigation.html State lawmakers want information from the man who touched off the political firestorm that led to their investigation of... Tue, 12 Nov 2013 15:10:00 MST Booker goes to Washington a celebrity and senator http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641451/Booker-goes-to-Washington-a-celebrity-and-senator.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641451/Booker-goes-to-Washington-a-celebrity-and-senator.html When the U.S. Senate passed a bill to ban job discrimination against gay and transgender people, its newest member's first... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 14:38:08 MST Book review: 'Three Mormon Towns' celebrates southern Utah life http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590202/Book-review-Three-Mormon-Towns-celebrates-southern-Utah-life.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590202/Book-review-Three-Mormon-Towns-celebrates-southern-Utah-life.html 'Ansel Adams & Dorothea Lange's Three Mormon Towns," edited by Mark Hedengren, is a retrospective collection of black and... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 05:00:00 MST LDS Church responds to inquiries about Harry Reid comment http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590140/LDS-Church-responds-to-inquiries-about-Harry-Reid-comment.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590140/LDS-Church-responds-to-inquiries-about-Harry-Reid-comment.html The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints responded with a statement Thursday evening to inquiries about a comment on... Thu, 07 Nov 2013 22:01:20 MST Payday loan firm seeks to quash subpoena in Swallow investigation http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590119/Payday-loan-firm-seeks-to-quash-subpoena-in-Swallow-investigation.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590119/Payday-loan-firm-seeks-to-quash-subpoena-in-Swallow-investigation.html A payday loan software company that once employed Attorney General John Swallow wants a judge to quash a subpoena it received... Thu, 07 Nov 2013 17:45:00 MST Employment bill signals changes in attitudes for, against gay rights http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590018/Employment-bill-signals-changes-in-attitudes-for-against-gay-rights.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590018/Employment-bill-signals-changes-in-attitudes-for-against-gay-rights.html The Senate's anticipated passage of legislation that would ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender... Wed, 06 Nov 2013 18:25:00 MST Sebelius: Couple of hundred website fixes required http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641235/Sebelius-Couple-of-hundred-website-fixes-required.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641235/Sebelius-Couple-of-hundred-website-fixes-required.html Prodded to be more candid with Congress, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday the... Wed, 06 Nov 2013 09:32:44 MST Missing Swallow records 'deeply worrisome,' committee told http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589904/Missing-Swallow-records-deeply-worrisome-committee-told.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589904/Missing-Swallow-records-deeply-worrisome-committee-told.html A lawyer for the Utah House committee investigating Attorney General John Swallow says it's troubling that records are... Tue, 05 Nov 2013 17:19:54 MST Senate moves ahead on gay rights bill http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641172/Senate-moves-ahead-on-gay-rights-bill.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641172/Senate-moves-ahead-on-gay-rights-bill.html Invoking the Declaration of Independence, proponents of a bill that would outlaw discrimination against gays in the workplace... Tue, 05 Nov 2013 15:56:18 MST Davison Cheney: Football more important than world peace in recent (unscientific) poll http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589906/Davison-Cheney-Football-more-important-than-world-peace-in-recent-unscientific-poll.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589906/Davison-Cheney-Football-more-important-than-world-peace-in-recent-unscientific-poll.html Watch how the camera lingers on Tom Brady. I’m sure shampoo sponsors pay a pretty dime for that slow-mo shot of him... Tue, 05 Nov 2013 13:29:13 MST Gay rights bill heads for first hurdle in Senate http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641131/Gay-rights-bill-heads-for-first-hurdle-in-Senate.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641131/Gay-rights-bill-heads-for-first-hurdle-in-Senate.html The Senate prepared to push major gay rights legislation past a first, big hurdle Monday as Democrats and a handful of... Mon, 04 Nov 2013 12:35:35 MST Jon Huntsman Sr. says book's Romney tax claim is 'supermarket tabloid trash' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589632/Jon-Huntsman-Sr-says-books-Romney-tax-claim-is-supermarket-tabloid-trash.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589632/Jon-Huntsman-Sr-says-books-Romney-tax-claim-is-supermarket-tabloid-trash.html According to a new book about the 2012 presidential election, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's July 2012 claim that... Fri, 01 Nov 2013 11:20:00 MDT