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The Policy Racket

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Legalized medicinal pot has new supporter: Harry Reid
Thursday, January 16, 2014
everal Nevada municipalities are issuing moratoriums on medical marijuana dispensaries, but Harry Reid really thinks they should be moving in the opposite direction – toward making medicinal pot legal. “If you’d asked me this question a dozen years ago, it would have been easy to answer – I would have said no, because (marijuana) leads to other stuff,” the Senate majority leader told the Sun today. “But I can’t say that anymore.”
Harry Reid on lawmakers bent on defunding Obamacare: They’re ‘weird’
Friday, September 27, 2013
Sen. Harry Reid’s got a new term of endearment for Republicans who want to defund Obamacare. They’re “weird.”
Effort to clear VA backlog isn't enough to appease Nevada lawmakers
Effort to clear VA backlog isn't enough to appease Nevada lawmakers
Monday, May 27, 2013
The Veterans Administration’s new effort to expedite the claims backlogged for a year or more is likely to help many veterans in Nevada, where it takes veterans an average of 17 months to get their benefits. But that isn’t a complete enough solution for Nevada’s delegation.
Reid defends Obama on two scandals, but not on a third
Reid defends Obama on two scandals, but not on a third
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
It’s only Tuesday, but it's shaping up to be one of President Barack Obama’s roughest weeks on the job. The White House is fighting back the flames of three scandals.
Legal arguments in Proposition 8 gay-marriage case could ripple in Nevada
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The first case concerning gay marriage that came before Supreme Court this week was focused on the constitutionality of Proposition 8, a ballot measure to ban gay marriage in California. But the case — or at least the arguments presented in it — may have significance for states like Nevada as well.
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Senate Democrats wary of Obama's hopes for 'grand bargain'
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
President Barack Obama began his week of congressional meetings among friends, huddling with Senate Democrats for over an hour during their regular weekly lunch to talk strategy as the country edges closer to the effective date for sequestration cuts later this month.
Senate confirms candidate for federal judgeship in Nevada
Monday, March 11, 2013
Nevada’s judicial vacancy count just dropped by one, after the Senate voted Monday afternoon to confirm Andrew Gordon for a seat on the federal bench.
Heller’s ‘no budget, no pay’ plan part of debt ceiling agreement
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The Senate gave its final blessing to a bill to temporarily suspend the debt ceiling today, with a vote that simultaneously sent Nevada Sen. Dean Heller’s “no budget, no pay” legislation to the White House for President Barack Obama’s signature.
Harry Reid says immigration is ‘top priority’ but won’t rush it
Harry Reid says immigration is ‘top priority’ but won’t rush it
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Immigration is the “top priority” for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his team of top Democrats, who are confident 2013 “will be the year” that a comprehensive reform bill gets through Congress.
LV lawyer Gordon, a federal bench nominee, faces benign grilling at hearing
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Las Vegas lawyer Andrew Gordon received his first official grilling Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the first step in the process toward confirming him as a federal judge for Nevada.
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Joe Heck: We need to know what happened in the days leading up to Benghazi attack
Sunday, November 18, 2012
WASHINGTON — Last week’s hearings with former Central Intelligence Agency Director Gen. David Petraeus have not fully cleared the air surrounding the Obama administration’s response to September’s terror attack. At least one Nevada representative wishes lawmakers would focus on bigger takeaways from the Libya tragedy.
Harry Reid casts early vote in North Las Vegas
Harry Reid casts early vote in North Las Vegas
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Sen. Harry Reid was in North Las Vegas today, where he visited a Cardenas Market and cast an early vote. It was one of Reid’s first public appearances in the Las Vegas area since he was involved in a car accident last week.
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More action on tax-cut extensions, but no closer to a compromise
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Senate Democrats declared victory last week after passing a bill to extend tax cuts on income up to $250,000, while striking down a plan to extend cuts at upper income levels. On Wednesday, House Republicans declared the same victory — by doing the opposite.
Reid: Romney couldn't be confirmed as dog-catcher
Thursday, July 12, 2012
As the flame-throwing over Mitt Romney’s Bain background grows more heated on the campaign trail, Sen. Harry Reid has dedicated himself to stoking things from the sidelines.
Sen. Harry Reid furious over China-made Olympic team uniforms
Sen. Harry Reid furious over China-made Olympic team uniforms
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Sen. Harry Reid is ripping that the U.S. Olympic team’s opening ceremony uniforms are made in China — so much so that he’d rather see American athletes show up for the London ceremonies in original Olympian nude than sport threads made by the United States’ biggest economic competitor.