January 24, 2013 |
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid shocked and infuriated many of his fellow Democrats on Thursday when he backed away from his pledge to put an end to the curse of the filibuster. Minority Republicans have been flagrantly using the old filibuster ploy to block even the most mundane bills unless they can win votes from at least 60 of 100 senators. This has effectively stunted the Democrats' 53-seat majority and stifled initiatives from the Obama White House. In times past, the filibuster was a rarely invoked parliamentary rule that allowed a single senator to halt legislative business if he was willing to stay on the Senate floor and talk for hour after hour, risking a raw throat, sleep deprivation and a distended bladder.
January 5, 2013 |
The Cleveland Browns are nearing a deal with Oregon Coach Chip Kelly to be their next coach, a person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press. The Browns interviewed Kelly on Friday and he was also supposed to meet with Philadelphia. However, a person familiar with the interviews but not authorized to discuss them publicly says the Eagles are "heading in another direction" because Kelly is nearing a deal with Cleveland. Kelly, 49, who turned down the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last year, said Thursday night after Oregon's Fiesta Bowl win over Kansas State that he wanted to get the interview process over quickly.
January 3, 2013 |
Andy Reid is on the verge of becoming the new coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, according to an ESPN report citing unnamed league sources. The report said there are still minor details to work out but that Reid and Chiefs officials met for nine hours Wednesday at a private airport in the Philadelphia area and that “the major issues have been discussed and agreed upon.” Reid had been scheduled to talk to the Arizona Cardinals about their coaching...
December 31, 2012 |
The NFL's longest-tenured head coach is now out of a job. Andy Reid has been fired after 14 seasons with Philadelphia, the Eagles announced Monday, a move that was long anticipated. Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie will hold a press conference at 9 a.m. Pacific time to discuss the decision to part ways with Reid, who steered the franchise to six NFC East titles, five NFC championship games and a Super Bowl appearance. Reid's 140 victories is a club record, ranking him 22nd on the NFL's all-time list.
December 31, 2012 |
Overnight, the NFL went from Xs and O's to ex-coaches and whoas . In a head-spinning blizzard of pink slips, seven head coaches were fired Monday, leaving openings in Philadelphia, San Diego, Buffalo, Chicago, Arizona, Cleveland and Kansas City. The dismissals included three coaches who led their teams to Super Bowls in the last eight years: Andy Reid of Philadelphia, Lovie Smith of Chicago and Ken Whisenhunt of Arizona. Also shown the door were San Diego's Norv Turner, Buffalo's Chan Gailey, Cleveland's Pat Shurmur and Kansas City's Romeo Crennel.
December 28, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican leader Mitch McConnell said in Senate floor statements Friday evening that they would try to come up with a "fiscal cliff" compromise by Sunday that could be presented to their respective party caucuses. Reid, a Nevada Democrat, said that a meeting Friday afternoon at the White House by congressional leaders and President Obama had been “constructive.” McConnell (R-Ky.) said he was “hopeful and optimistic” about the outcome.
December 27, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- President Obama and lawmakers returned to Washington on Thursday to try to jump-start the stalled “fiscal cliff” talks, even as optimism that there would be a deal before the year-end deadline remained in short supply. Obama placed calls to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) before leaving Hawaii for Washington, D.C., late Wednesday afternoon.
December 18, 2012 |
Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid (R-Nev.) reacted harshly Tuesday to House Speaker John A. Boehner's “Plan B” contingency measure to preserve tax cuts for a majority of Americans, but the proposal gained matter-of-fact acceptance by Republican leaders in the Senate. Boehner's plan would raise taxes on Americans earning more than $1 million a year, leaving the remaining rates untouched. It sits far above the $250,000 threshold originally set by Senate Democrats and the $400,000 recently proposed by President Obama in his negotiations with the Ohio Republican.
December 17, 2012 |
Steroids were found in the room of Garrett Reid the day he died of a fatal heroin dose at Philadelphia Eagles training camp this summer, a Pennsylvania prosecutor said Monday. Reid, the son of Eagles Coach Andy Reid, was helping the team's strength and conditioning coach at the time of his death, prompting speculation that the anabolic steroids could have been meant for players. Northampton County Dist. Atty. John Morganelli said there was no evidence that Reid was providing players with the steroids and that investigators could not determine if the drugs were for Reid's personal use or distribution, according to the Associated Press.
December 14, 2012 |
So long, L.A. Reid. The music mogul announced Thursday that he won't be back for Season 3 of Fox's "The X Factor" and will instead devote his full energies to the music label he runs for Sony. The TV singing contest was created by Simon Cowell, who also serves as a judge. "Of course, I will miss the show," Reid told the Hollywood Reporter. "In my opinion Simon attracts the best talent but I'm looking forward to getting back to my core business and the responsibility of running Epic Records.