Harry Reid

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

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks at the center for American Progress Action Fund in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Reid considering change to nominations rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday that he’s considering changing his chamber’s rules to make it harder for minority Republicans to block President Barack Obama’s nominations, a warning shot that suggested […]

11/19/2013

Latest federal Internet gambling bill proposes tax

LAS VEGAS (AP) — If Congress makes no progress on a national framework for online gambling this session, it won’t be for a lack of legislation. Two lawmakers introduced bills over the summer that would […]

11/18/2013

This May 15, 2013 file photo shows stacks of paperwork awaiting members of the House Agriculture Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington as it meets to consider proposals to the 2013 Farm Bill. Members of the House and Senate are scheduled to begin long-awaited negotiations Wednesday, Oct. 30, on the five-year, roughly $500 billion farm bill. If they don't finish it dairy supports could expire at the end of the year, sending the price of a gallon of milk skyward, and a contentious debate over food stamps could spill into election season. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Food stamps, milk prices on table in farm talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight over renewing the nation’s farm bill has centered on cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program. But there could be unintended consequences if no agreement is reached: higher milk […]

10/28/2013

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