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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., faces reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 11, 2014.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Reid apologizes for Asian jokes at Vegas luncheon

  LAS VEGAS (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is apologizing for jokes he made about Asians during a luncheon in Las Vegas this week. Reid was addressing the city’s Asian Chamber of Commerce […]

08/22/2014

This June 24, 2014, file photo shows Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada on his way to speak to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Democrats to try to override contraception ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats say they will advance legislation to override the Supreme Court’s recent ruling allowing some companies with religious objections to avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama’s health care law. […]

07/08/2014

This June 24, 2014, file photo shows Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada on his way to speak to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Fear of voting grips Senate Democratic chiefs

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fear of voting has gripped Democratic leaders in the Senate, slowing the chamber’s modest productivity this election season to a near halt. With control of the Senate at risk in November, […]

06/27/2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., faces reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 11, 2014.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Reid rejects Redskins invite, presses for change

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he won’t attend a Washington Redskins home game until the football team changes its name. In a letter Monday to the team’s president, Reid called the […]

06/17/2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Obama, fellow Dems are at odds on big trade bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wants to put major emerging trade deals with Europe and Asia on a “fast track” to congressional passage. But with midterm elections looming, many fellow Democrats are working to […]

02/18/2014

An unmanned aerial vehicle flies at the unmanned aircraft flight station at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla., on Dec. 12, 2013. With an established graduate program at OSU and a competitive bid with about two dozen other states to become a federally designated testing facility for drones, Oklahoma is positioning itself to become a hotbed for this booming sector of the aerospace industry. (AP Photo/ Oklahoma State University, Jamey Jacob)

Feds announce test sites for drone aircraft

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration announced six states on Monday that will develop test sites for drones, a critical next step for the march of the unmanned aircraft into U.S. skies. Alaska, […]

12/30/2013

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., center, is pursued by reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Dec. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Senate’s leader Reid in hospital for observation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was hospitalized early Friday after feeling unwell and undergoing tests that revealed nothing wrong, his spokesman said. “Everything is normal,” Adam Jentleson, Reid’s press secretary, said in […]

12/20/2013

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., center, is pursued by reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Dec. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Gridlock in the Senate, progress in the House

WASHINGTON (AP) — A budget agreement between key Republicans and Democrats. Even President Barack Obama was on board. All without anyone threatening to repeal this or shut down that. Gridlock, however briefly, took an early […]

12/12/2013

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Congressional subcommittee weighs online gambling

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Organizations and advocates on all sides of the online gambling debate are cheering a Congressional hearing on the state of online gambling. The hearing took place Tuesday before the House Subcommittee […]

12/10/2013

Demonstrators rally for higher wages outside a McDonald's restaurant in Chicago, Thursday, Dec., 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Fast-food strikes return amid push for wage hikes

NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food workers and labor organizers are set to turn out in support of higher wages in cities across the country Thursday. Organizers say walkouts are planned in 100 cities, with rallies […]

12/05/2013

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