Sen. Harry Reid
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
The top Democrat in Congress called Wednesday for a quick solution to Washington’s “fiscal cliff” in an upcoming post-election session of Congress.
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.
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.
Put up or shut up, says Mitt Romney. Just sayin’, retorts Harry Reid. For both men, it’s a taxing situation.