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November 2, 2010 | By Ashley Powers, Los Angeles Times
As Nevadans streamed to the polls Tuesday morning, Sen. Harry Reid gave handshakes and hugs to volunteers phone-banking in a Las Vegas campaign office, which was down the street from an apartment complex touting its "Recession Special!" The embattled Democrat was notably relaxed, considering his battle with Republican Sharron Angle has been so filled with mud-slinging that a radio station Tuesday dubbed the pair "Dirty Harry" and "Psycho Sharron. " Dressed in a button-down shirt and khaki pants, Reid joked about being scheduled to serve the volunteers doughnuts, a box of which had been opened in a different room.
March 7, 2009 | Mark Z. Barabak
When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid came home recently to address the Nevada Legislature, a small but vocal band of Republican protesters gathered at the state Capitol. They waved signs, razzed Democrats and marched outside. But the group fell silent when asked the chances of ousting Reid at the polls next year. "It's going to be tough," demonstrator Carol Howell, 65, finally said. Inside, Reid illustrated one reason why. Speaking to a bipartisan group of lawmakers, he touted hundreds of millions of dollars headed for Nevada under the economic stimulus legislation he helped push through Congress.
December 12, 2012
Nothing exposes partisan hypocrisy quite like the filibuster, that irksome parliamentary rule that allows a minority of U.S. senators to block legislation, judicial appointments and other business by requiring a 60-vote majority to proceed to a vote. Almost invariably, the party in power considers the filibuster to be an enemy of progress that must be squashed, while the minority fights to preserve it at all cost. That the same players often find themselves arguing from opposite sides depending on whether they control the Senate or are in the minority hardly seems to trouble most lawmakers.
The city of Los Angeles will have to look elsewhere for future electric power, and conservationists must find another way to acquire 392 pristine acres in the Santa Monica Mountains as parkland after a bill that would have paved the way for these developments quietly died in Congress last week. Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.
October 28, 2010 | Doyle McManus
There are many close races for the U.S. Senate this year, and many strange ones, but the bitter contest between two unlovable candidates in quirky Nevada is, for my money, the closest, strangest race of all. The Democratic candidate, Sen. Harry Reid, is one of the most powerful men in Washington, a master at steering billion-dollar federal projects to his economically busted state ? not someone you'd expect to find locked in a desperate fight for his political life. His Republican challenger, Sharron Angle, is a gaffe-prone "tea party" firebrand who canceled most of her public appearances in the last week of the campaign to avoid more missteps.
June 23, 2003 | Chuck Neubauer and Richard T. Cooper, Times Staff Writers
It was the kind of legislation that slips under the radar here. The name alone made the eyes glaze over: "The Clark County Conservation of Public Land and Natural Resources Act of 2002." In a welter of technical jargon, it dealt with boundary shifts, land trades and other arcane matters -- all in Nevada. As he introduced it, Nevada's senior U.S.
September 28, 2010 | By Ashley Powers, Los Angeles Times
Facing an irate electorate unsold on the new healthcare law, many Democrats have shied away from President Obama's signature domestic achievement on the campaign trail. Sen. Harry Reid has no such option. The Senate majority leader has been credited with ushering the law through the fractious chamber, but also criticized for the deals that whipped up public acrimony and nearly derailed its passage, including what the GOP derided as the Louisiana Purchase and the Cornhusker Kickback.
January 28, 2007 | Chuck Neubauer and Tom Hamburger, Times Staff Writers
It's hard to buy undeveloped land in booming northern Arizona for $166 an acre. But now-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid effectively did just that when a longtime friend decided to sell property owned by the employee pension fund that he controlled. In 2002, Reid (D-Nev.) paid $10,000 to a pension fund controlled by Clair Haycock, a Las Vegas lubricants distributor and his friend for 50 years.
January 5, 2010 | By Peter Nicholas
A commotion unfolds in the tiny public library here as the staff searches for a copy of the memoir written by Harry Reid, Senate Democratic leader and Searchlight native. "Has anyone seen Harry's book?" a librarian calls out. A local patron grabs a trash can and peers inside: "It's not where it's supposed to be," he says. In his hometown at least, there seems to be little affection for Reid, whom some residents describe as a distant figure out of touch with local concerns.
August 25, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid made his first public appearance since suffering a small stroke, joking with reporters and saying he's eager for Congress to reconvene next month. "I feel like I could go a couple of rounds with all of you," the former boxer said as he arrived at a community forum in North Las Vegas. Reid, 65, canceled several public appearances last week after what doctors said was a transient ischemic attack, a brief interruption of blood supply to part of the brain.
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