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June 30, 2015

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Sen. Harry Reid

  • UNLV mascot Hey Reb signals a three-point shot against UNI during their game Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at the Thomas & Mack. UNLV won 73-59 to push their record to 10-1.

    Reid: UNLV should consider changing ‘rebel’ mascot

    June 23, 2015

    Sen. Harry Reid says Nevada higher education officials should look at changing the Confederate-themed mascot at UNLV. Reid told reporters in Washington D.C. on Tuesday that Nevada's Board of Regents should take a look at changing UNLV's current mascot and ...

  • Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., followed by Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., left, and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., right, arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015.

    What will Harry Reid’s life after Senate leadership look like in 2017?

    June 22, 2015

    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says he has no plans for what he’ll do after he retires from Congress in January 2017. “I don’t know what I’m doing to do,” Reid said. “I’m not really worried much about it.” With 30 years of experience as a U.S. senator, eight of them as Senate majority leader, Reid has options. If he follows in the footsteps of his former colleagues, these are some of the moves he might consider ...

  • Harry Reid takes another jab at the NFL over Redskins

    June 9, 2015

    Continuing a long string of criticism against the NFL, U.S. Sen. Harry Reid today blasted the league for not changing the name of the Washington Redskins, a moniker some consider offensive. Reid’s latest attack ...

  • Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison won’t run for Reid’s Senate seat

    June 9, 2015

    Nevada Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison is ruling himself out of the race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Democratic Sen. Harry Reid. The Republican told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he won't be ...

  • Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada attends a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 2, 2015.

    GOP must reckon with Reid in Nevada, even on his way out

    June 5, 2015

    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is at it again. Known for meddling in politics at all levels in his home state of Nevada, the Democrat intervened earlier this week to help kill a GOP-backed bill in the Legislature that would have allowed Nevada to trade its presidential caucuses for primaries, seen as friendlier to establishment candidates like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio who might be ...

  • Congresswoman Dina Titus makes a few remarks during the fourth annual Philanthropy Leaders Summit, Friday Feb 6, 2015.

    U.S. Rep. Dina Titus won’t run for Harry Reid’s Senate seat

    May 26, 2015

    U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, widely believed to have been contemplating a bid to replace outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, announced plans to run for re-election ...

  • Trial date set for Sen. Harry Reid’s brother on DUI, weapons charges

    May 19, 2015

    A lawyer entered a not-guilty plea Tuesday before a local judge on behalf of the brother of U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, and he obtained a July trial date for ...

  • Protesters chant during a rally in front of NV Energy on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Las Vegas. Hundreds of activists gathered outside NV Energy headquarters in Las Vegas to protest a state cap affecting rooftop solar installations and urge the Legislature to lift it.

    Harry Reid: Raise the cap to allow more rooftop solar

    May 14, 2015

    The cap limiting how many homeowners in Nevada can provide solar power to the energy grid is “way too low,” said U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, the Democratic minority leader. Reid’s comments are the first from ...

  • Free trade divides top Democrats: Obama vs. Reid

    Free trade divides top Democrats: Obama vs. Reid

    May 11, 2015

    Obama is trying to work around Reid to get two trade deals approved by Congress, one with 12 Asian-Pacific countries and another with Europe. Reid opposes both. “I have never, ever, in my 33 years in Congress, supported a trade agreement, and I’m not going to start now,” Reid said last month. “It puts us at a disadvantage. So the answer is not only no, but hell no.” It’s likely, however, the deal will progress despite Reid’s objections ...

  • Aerial view of Michael Heizer’s “City” under construction in Nevada.

    Obama considering another national monument in Nevada

    May 7, 2015

    "I am appalled and deeply concerned," Republican Rep. Cresent Hardy said. Hardy's office obtained a draft of the president's proclamation to set aside land in ...

  • Congresswoman Dina Titus makes a few remarks during the fourth annual Philanthropy Leaders Summit, Friday Feb 6, 2015.

    Rep. Dina Titus in no hurry to decide about Senate bid

    April 30, 2015

    Democratic Congresswoman Dina Titus says she's considering running for the Senate seat soon to be vacated by retiring Sen. Harry Reid, but isn't in a hurry to make a decision. The Reno Gazette-Journal reported Thursday on the prospect of Titus ...

  • Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., takes questions from reporters during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015.

    Story behind the story behind the false story of Harry Reid’s injuries

    April 28, 2015

    In early April, John Hinderaker, one of the main authors of the conservative blog Power Line, wrote a story alleging that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) had not been injured in an accident involving broken exercise equipment, as he said he was. Rather, Reid was likely ...

  • Las Vegas resident Larry Pfeifer says he concocted a story that U.S. Sen. Harry Reid’s brother, Larry, showed up intoxicated at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting on New Year’s Eve in Henderson and claimed to have beaten up a relative. Pfeifer says that since he told the story this month to a conservative blogger, conservative media outlets have repeated it ad nasueam — all without corroboration.

    Las Vegas man watches as his Harry Reid lie takes off

    April 26, 2015

    A Las Vegas man claims he started a false rumor that the injuries suffered by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid several months ago were the result of an attack by Reid’s brother, not an exercise accident. Larry Pfeifer, a 50-year-old former consultant in the nightclub and entertainment industry, said he fabricated the story after ...

  • Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announces his retirement in a YouTube video to his supporters Friday, March 27, 2015.

    What will Harry Reid do with his leftover campaign cash?

    April 21, 2015

    There's a lot Sen. Harry Reid could do with his $1.5 million in leftover campaign funds. but there's one thing he most definitely can't: use the money as if it were his own personal checking account. He can't buy a million-dollar home or new clothes or pay for his grandchildren's tuition, for example. The most likely way he'll use it will be ...