Harry Reid http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Harry Reid en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:00:01 MST Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:43:44 MST Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 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 Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Dissatisfaction with Utah's congressmen and Congress as a whole http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610911/Dissatisfaction-with-Utahs-congressmen-and-Congress-as-a-whole.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610911/Dissatisfaction-with-Utahs-congressmen-and-Congress-as-a-whole.html Usually, Americans like their own members of Congress but greatly dislike Congress as an institution. However, recent... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:00:00 MDT Extremism in defense of re-election http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610682/Extremism-in-defense-of-re-election.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610682/Extremism-in-defense-of-re-election.html Forty-eight members of the Democratic caucus attempted to amend the Bill of Rights. They tried to shrink First Amendment... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 23:35:48 MDT Officials: No threat of Islamic State attack in US http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765659427/Officials-No-threat-of-Islamic-State-attack-in-US.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765659427/Officials-No-threat-of-Islamic-State-attack-in-US.html The Islamic State group doesn't pose an immediate threat of an attack in the United States, senior U.S. officials testified... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:45:00 MDT Obama outlining mission to fight Islamic militants http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765659410/Obama-outlining-mission-to-fight-Islamic-militants.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765659410/Obama-outlining-mission-to-fight-Islamic-militants.html President Barack Obama will outline in an address to the nation Wednesday night an expanded military and political effort to... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 MDT Congress coming back after vacation, must act to avoid shutdown http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765659296/Congress-coming-back-after-vacation-must-act-to-avoid-shutdown.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765659296/Congress-coming-back-after-vacation-must-act-to-avoid-shutdown.html Lawmakers are streaming back to Capitol Hill after their summer vacation for an abbreviated September session in which... Sun, 07 Sep 2014 19:02:05 MDT In Senate races, candidates tackle the blame game http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765659282/In-Senate-races-candidates-tackle-the-blame-game.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765659282/In-Senate-races-candidates-tackle-the-blame-game.html Candidates in the battle for control of the Senate agree: It's the other guy, the other guy's party and — especially... Sun, 07 Sep 2014 09:21:19 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: A potpourri of political questions as summer ends http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610394/A-potpourri-of-political-questions-as-summer-ends.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610394/A-potpourri-of-political-questions-as-summer-ends.html As summer ends, a potpourri of political questions are rattling around in our heads. Sun, 07 Sep 2014 00:00:00 MDT Congress' task: Act fast on spending, return home http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765659195/Congress-task-Act-fast-on-spending-return-home.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765659195/Congress-task-Act-fast-on-spending-return-home.html Congress returns to work Monday with a basic task — act fast to keep the government open and then race home to campaign. Sat, 06 Sep 2014 13:59:01 MDT Orrin Hatch: It's time to fix the United States Senate http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610177/Its-time-to-fix-the-United-States-Senate.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610177/Its-time-to-fix-the-United-States-Senate.html Most observers agree: the United States Senate has become dysfunctional — and the public’s perception matches the... Wed, 03 Sep 2014 20:40:00 MDT US official airs 'myths' on Colorado River water http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765658831/US-official-airs-myths-on-Colorado-River-water.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765658831/US-official-airs-myths-on-Colorado-River-water.html A top federal water administrator said Friday that several myths stand in the way of broad agreements needed to deal with... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:33:05 MDT 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