Sen. Harry Reid

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves the Senate floor and walks back to his office, on Capitol Hill on Dec. 31, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

McConnell: Obama Refuses ‘To Lead On The Pressing Issues Of The Day’

A new Congress opened for business Thursday to confront long-festering national problems, deficits and immigration among them, in an intensely partisan and crisis-driven era of divided government. “The American dream is in peril,” said House Speaker John Boehner, re-elected to his post despite a mini-revolt in Republican ranks.

01/04/2013

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., leaves the Senate Chamber and heads to a meeting with Senate Democrats on Capitol Hill on Dec. 30, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Report: Reid Burns Obama Fiscal Cliff Proposal Hours Before Senate Vote

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was so upset with President Obama’s proposed “fiscal cliff” deal to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell that he burned it.

01/02/2013

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks toward his office after speaking on the Senate Floor on Capitol Hill on Dec. 27, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

McConnell: ‘The Phone Never Rang’ To Get Fiscal Cliff Deal Done

A deadline looming, President Barack Obama will meet with congressional leaders at the White House on Friday in search of a compromise to avoid a year-end “fiscal cliff” of across-the-board tax increases and deep spending cuts.

12/28/2012

Democratic senators are looking to curb GOP filibusters. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate Democrats Accuse GOP Of Excessive Filibusters

U.S. Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is vowing to join with other Democrats to limit the use of the filibuster — a move she said will help break gridlock in Washington by curbing the ability of Republicans to block votes.

12/01/2012

Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 28, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Boehner: ‘No Substantive Progress’ Made In Fiscal Cliff Talks With White House

Talks between the White House and Republicans are at a standstill as a little more than a month remains until the U.S. falls off the “fiscal cliff.”

11/29/2012

File photo of a polar bear. (credit: JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Votes On Polar Bear Carcasses In First Roll Call Since September

Congress is back in town after the election to find a way around automatic tax increases and spending cuts in January. But first, lawmakers are dealing with 41 polar bear carcasses.

11/14/2012

Railing against the Koch Brothers, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., declared his support for a constitutional amendment that would reverse a recent Supreme Court ruling and limit campaign contributions. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Reid: I’m ‘Not For Kicking The Can Down The Road’

The top Democrat in Congress called Wednesday for a quick solution to Washington’s “fiscal cliff” in an upcoming post-election session of Congress.

11/07/2012

Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks to members of the media at the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 19, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Sen. Reid: Mitt Romney ‘Is Not The Face Of Mormonism’

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is once again taking shots at Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, this time going after Romney’s religion, despite the Nevada senator himself being a Mormon.

09/25/2012

File photo of Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev. (credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Republican Party Chair: Sen. Reid Is A ‘Dirty Liar’

Top Republicans on Sunday accused Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of lying by passing along an anonymous claim that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney hasn’t paid taxes for 10 years.

08/06/2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney during a campaign event with Republican Governors at Basalt Public High School on Aug. 2, 2012 in Basalt, Colo. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Romney: Reid’s Bain Source ‘Probably’ Came From The White House

Put up or shut up, says Mitt Romney. Just sayin’, retorts Harry Reid. For both men, it’s a taxing situation.

08/03/2012

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