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December 20, 2013 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON --Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was taken to the hospital early Friday morning after not feeling well, and remained for observation, his spokesman said. Reid, the Nevada Democrat who turned 74 this month, led the chamber Thursday night through its second midnight session in recent days amid steep partisanship. He is not expected to be at work Friday, as the Senate wraps up its final workday of the year. Reid decided to go to the hospital "as a precaution," said the senator's spokesman Adam Jentleson.
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March 26, 2014 | By Daniel Rothberg
WASHINGTON -   Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) plans to reimburse his campaign more than $16,000 for purchasing holiday gifts from his granddaughter's jewelry business. The Federal Election Commission sent Reid's campaign a letter last week asking it to provide more information about payments listed as “holiday gifts” on its 2013 year-end campaign finance report. The filing lists two payments in October 2013 to “Ryan Elisabeth” totaling $16,786.93.
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NEWS
December 11, 2012 | By Morgan Little
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) took on the role of the Grinch on Tuesday, expressing doubt that a deal on the "fiscal cliff" will be reached before Christmas. Reid, speaking to reporters, said it would be “extremely difficult” to finish a deal by Dec. 25, placing the onus on Republicans in the House and a tightening legislative schedule. Reid pointed to Republican opposition as a main cause of the delays in the Senate, saying a bill would probably take “a couple weeks” to reach fruition as a result.
SPORTS
March 4, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Reid Budrovich, the standout kicker for St. John Bosco's 16-0 football team and the standout pitcher for the baseball team, said Tuesday he will attend USC in the fall and play both sports. Budrovich was a reliable kicker on field goals and kickoffs. He's also expected to be the ace for the Braves this spring.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
NEWS
November 27, 2012 | By Morgan Little
WASHINGTON -- With “fiscal cliff” negotiations appearing to be at a standstill, and President Obama taking his argument on the road , the two highest-ranking members of the Senate butted heads Tuesday, laying the blame on the opposite side of the aisle. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) called Republican efforts a “disappointment.” “They talked some happy talk about [raising] revenues, but we only have a couple weeks to get something done. So we have to get away from the happy talk and start talking about specific things,” Reid said to reporters.
NEWS
July 11, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, claiming Republicans have engaged in unprecedented obstruction of presidential nominations, signaled Thursday that he would proceed with long-threatened changes to Senate rules to limit use of the filibuster. In remarks on the Senate floor, the Nevada Democrat called it a “disturbing trend” that Republicans have blocked or delayed some of President Obama's appointees even when their qualifications are not in doubt, bogging them down “with unreasonable demands.” He cited an earlier filibuster of Chuck Hagel to be Defense secretary and continued delays in the confirmation of Obama's picks to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Labor Department and Environmental Protection Agency, as well as appointments to the National Labor Relations Board.
NEWS
December 4, 2011 | By Kathleen Hennessey
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will be unveiling a new proposal to extend a tax cut for American workers, a Democratic ally said Sunday. Interviewed on "Fox News Sunday," Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) said Reid will announce on Monday the details of a plan that would extend a cut in the payroll taxes used to pay for Social Security. Conrad would not reveal the specifics but said “it will be paid for” and will represent a compromise between the dueling plans Republicans and Democrats voted on last week.
NEWS
July 25, 2011 | By Christi Parsons, Washington Bureau
President Obama backs the plan coming Monday from Senate Democrats to head off the debt crisis, even though it may not contain the "balanced" mix of spending cuts and tax revenues for which he has been pressing. Obama plans to address the nation at 9 p.m. Monday to talk about the stalemate and is expected to discuss the contending plans arising in Congress and the need to act on one of them. A statement from Obama's press secretary Monday afternoon voiced support for the plan from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, calling it a "reasonable approach" that both parties in both chambers should be able to support.
NEWS
September 10, 2012 | By Adam Tschorn
NEW YORK -- Billy Reid, recent recipient of the CFDA's Menswear Designer of the Year Award for 2012, sent his men's and women's spring-summer 2013 collections down the runway  here on Sept. 7 during New York Fashion Week. The inspiration: Reid focused his attention - and love of tailoring - on lighter-weight spring and summer fabrications for both men and women, and the look and feel of the women's collection found additional inspiration in “Charles Brittin: West and South,” a  book compiling the work of Brittin, a photographer who chroniclied the arts and civil rights movements of the '50s and '60s.   Photos:NYFW Week celebrity sightings The look: The overall vibe was easygoing Southern chic -- for the men that meant linen double-breasted suits, relaxed khaki trousers and tennis shorts  and traditionally heavier outerwear pieces like lambskin jackets and  leather bombers that felt as breezy as the linen gauze shirts they were layered over.
OPINION
March 11, 2009
Re "Take him on at your own risk," March 7 While most Americans realize that our current situation requires sacrifice and working together, politicians still brag about who can bring home the most for their narrow constituencies. What about what is good for the nation? If the nation recovers, we all benefit, not just the scattered districts with powerful politicians. How can Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) expect players in areas such as healthcare to consider the overall good if he does not?
NEWS
February 26, 2014 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON -   Majority Leader Harry Reid, angered by a new round of anti-Obamacare ads he called "lies," condemned the Koch brothers as "un-American" on the Senate floor Wednesday. Reid's remarks attacking the billionaire Republican contributors Charles and David Koch reflect Democrats' increasing concern that the spending by outside groups like Americans for Prosperity against Democratic candidates could cost the party its Senate majority. The Nevada Democrat, in the first of two floor speeches on the subject Wednesday, questioned the veracity of new advertisements from Koch-backed groups that feature individuals sharing stories about the apparent hardships they've faced because of the Affordable Care Act. One features a Michigan resident who said she was fighting leukemia and had her insurance canceled because of the new law. The woman says Rep. Gary Peters' vote to pass the law "jeopardized my health.
NEWS
February 11, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
NEW YORK -- Billy Reid staged his fall and winter 2014 menswear collection in the Refectory of the High Line Hotel here Sunday, a cavernous Gothic hall with vaulted ceilings, ornate stained glass windows and an almost museum-like vibe, a space that was once the communal dining hall of an Episcopalian seminary.  Inspiration: Backstage before the show, Reid said that many of the textures and fabrications in the collection were a result of...
OPINION
January 26, 2014 | Doyle McManus
The most important person in the U.S.-Iran nuclear negotiations right now may be Harry Reid, the Senate Democratic leader from Searchlight, Nev. Two weeks ago, President Obama's nuclear diplomacy was in trouble, but not because of anything Iran was doing. The problems were domestic. A Senate bill proposing new economic sanctions against Tehran had swiftly gathered 59 supporters, a solid majority and only one vote short of the number needed to prevent a filibuster. The bill's backers, including the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the powerful pro-Israel lobbying organization, were pressing for a quick vote in the Senate.
NEWS
December 20, 2013 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON --Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was taken to the hospital early Friday morning after not feeling well, and remained for observation, his spokesman said. Reid, the Nevada Democrat who turned 74 this month, led the chamber Thursday night through its second midnight session in recent days amid steep partisanship. He is not expected to be at work Friday, as the Senate wraps up its final workday of the year. Reid decided to go to the hospital "as a precaution," said the senator's spokesman Adam Jentleson.
NEWS
December 17, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON -- Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) floated a possible deal Tuesday that would allow senators to go home for Christmas recess as soon as this week as long as Republicans agree to allow the pending slate of President Obama's nominations to be carried over to the next session without being formally resubmitted, a time-consuming process that would otherwise be required. The offer, which was certain to tempt lawmakers who are eyeing their first extended Christmas recess in years, was seen as a test of goodwill in the chamber in the aftermath of Republican anger over Democrats' move to prevent filibusters on most presidential nominations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2013 | Steve Chawkins
There was a time when Christian charities would raise money by showing films of their good works in church basements. Then Russ Reid, a marketing man who specialized in religious groups, came up with a bold plan for World Vision, a client that sought to feed the world's poor: Buy an hour of TV time and hire a camera crew to roam the world with a warmhearted celebrity, introducing viewers to impoverished children. Even if the grand effort flopped, there would be a saving grace, he jokingly told a dubious charity executive: "You'll have the most expensive church film ever made.
NEWS
November 21, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid signaled his intent to make good on a threat to deploy the "nuclear option" by changing Senate filibuster rules, a move he said was necessary after Republicans continued to hold up presidential appointments without cause. According to aides, Reid will begin taking the steps Thursday to eliminate use of the filibuster on executive branch and certain judicial nominations. If he succeeds, such appointees could be confirmed by a simple majority vote, rather than the 60-vote threshold that has become the standard in recent years.
SPORTS
May 9, 1989 | From Associated Press
University of North Carolina junior forward J. R. Reid said today that he will turn professional and give up his final year of college eligibility. "I have to do what's best for J. R. Reid," he said at a press conference. Reid said he convinced his mother that turning pro was best for him after he promised her that he would obtain his degree next year. Playing his senior year at North Carolina under Coach Dean Smith would have been fun, Reid said, but he had to what was best for him. He said he wanted to be available for the National Basketball Assn.
WORLD
November 21, 2013 | By Paul Richter
GENEVA -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday he will support consideration of new sanctions on Iran next month, putting new pressure on the Obama administration's efforts to negotiate a deal with Tehran over its disputed nuclear program. Despite the White House's appeals for at least a temporary delay in new sanctions, Reid announced on the Senate floor that he will begin moving legislation on new penalties after the chamber returns from its Thanksgiving break in early December.
NEWS
November 21, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid signaled his intent to make good on a threat to deploy the "nuclear option" by changing Senate filibuster rules, a move he said was necessary after Republicans continued to hold up presidential appointments without cause. According to aides, Reid will begin taking the steps Thursday to eliminate use of the filibuster on executive branch and certain judicial nominations. If he succeeds, such appointees could be confirmed by a simple majority vote, rather than the 60-vote threshold that has become the standard in recent years.
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