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Senate majority leader Reid says payroll tax cut won’t be approved

December 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says his chamber won’t approve a House Republican bill extending the payroll tax cut that also clears the way for construction of a controversial oil pipeline. House Republicans put the final touches on the payroll tax measure today. It would also give the Obama administration two months to grant permits needed for work on the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would run from Canada to Texas. Continue Reading

S&P downgrades US credit rating

August 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Republicans and Democrats quickly doled out blame to each other for the first-ever downgrade in the nation’s sterling credit rating, an expected but unsettling move that further clouds prospects for the recovery of the fragile U.S. economy. Continue Reading

Struggling with debt, Congress talks defense cuts

July 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Taking a stance once unthinkable in a time of two wars, Democrats and Republicans alike are insisting that the billions spent on the military can be significantly cut back over the next decade as the nation struggles to reduce its spiraling debt. Continue Reading

Democrat Reid: Romney ‘doesn’t know who he is’

June 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the top elected Mormon in the Democratic Party, says the country is not ready for fellow Mormon Mitt Romney to be the Republicans’ presidential nominee. Continue Reading

Majority Leader Harry Reid re-elected in Nevada

November 2, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid survived a ferocious challenge from tea party star Sharron Angle today to win a fifth term, giving the White House reason to celebrate on a night of sweeping Democratic losses in Congress. Continue Reading

Nevada Senate race turns uglier with ad urging Hispanics not to vote

October 20, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

A Republican campaign urging Latinos not to vote has been yanked from the airwaves amid an outcry from Democrats that it was a dirty trick against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in his hotly contested race against Republican Sharron Angle.
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