Irony Appears Lost on Romney

By: Friday August 3, 2012 11:57 am

Senate Majority Harry Reid made waves when he claimed a source connected to Bain Capital informed him it is likely Mitt Romney didn’t pay taxes for several years while at Bain. We don’t know if this is true. There is probably no legal way even for Reid to prove it since Mitt Romney refuses to [...]

Romney’s Secret Tax Returns Allow Hearsay and Speculation to Run Wild

By: Wednesday August 1, 2012 2:16 pm

Yesterday Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) made news by claiming an unnamed third party connected to Bain Capital told him it is likely Mitt Romney payed almost no taxes for years. From Huffington Post: Saying he had “no problem with somebody being really, really wealthy,” Reid sat up in his chair a bit before [...]

What the GOP Wants is Something Obama Won’t Call Victory

By: Monday July 25, 2011 5:19 pm

We now have two very similar proposals for dealing with the debt ceiling from Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican Speaker John Beohner. Both are large packages of all cuts and neither of them increases revenue. Importantly both contain a Catfood Commission II, whose recommendation would get special fast tracking through Congress As [...]

FDL’s Big Midterm Election Liveblog (Part Five): House Lost, Senate Held

By: Wednesday November 3, 2010 1:37 am

Welcome to part four of FDL  midterm election night liveblog (link to part one, part two, part three, and part four). For the most recent list of FDL top 108 House races to watch tonight go here. The Democrats have lost the House by a large margin but thanks in part to a surprisingly strong [...]

NV Sen: Reid Reclaims Seat by Solid Margin

By: Wednesday November 3, 2010 12:51 am

MSNBC is reporting that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has held on to his Nevada Senate seat, defeating GOP challenger Sharron Angle by a margin of more than five percent. Fox and CNN have also called the race for Reid. According to MSNBC, Reid won 90% of the Hispanic vote. This is a convincing margin [...]

FDL’s Big Midterm Election Liveblog (Part Four): Results Start Coming in for Prop 19

By: Tuesday November 2, 2010 11:13 pm

Welcome to part four of FDL  midterm election night liveblog (link to part one, part two and part three). For the most recent list of FDL top 108 House races to watch tonight go here. Polls are now closed in all states except Hawaii and Alaska. The Democrat loses in the House so far have [...]

2010 Senate Races: Last PPP Polls Show GOP Gains

By: Monday November 1, 2010 10:52 am

Tomorrow is election day, and PPP has just released a slew of polls on the most important Senate races. PPP found Republicans leading in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Alaska and Kentucky, and Democrats with the lead in California and West Virginia. Colorado, Nevada, and Washington are all likely too close to call. Lean Republican Kentucky Rand Paul [...]

NV Sen: Tight Race with Terrible Candidate Becomes Depressing Political Science Experiment

By: Thursday October 28, 2010 9:50 am

It almost seems like this year, in Nevada, the Republican Party is running a grand political science experiment to see if it is possible to run a candidate so bad that they counteract the overwhelming political determinism of skyrocketing unemployment. Harry Reid has made no major gaffes or been involved in any big scandals, but [...]

NV Sen: Reid and Angle Still Effectively Tied in New Poll

By: Tuesday October 12, 2010 6:42 pm

So far this year, no major political contest has been found to be so consistently tied over such a long period by so many pollsters as the Nevada Senate race. The latest PPP poll of likely voters is no exception, it finding Harry Reid leading by only two points. PPP (PDF) (10/7-9) Harry Reid (D) [...]

Ads of the Day

By: Thursday October 7, 2010 8:41 pm

(A recurring feature of ads that have caught my eye) • CA-Gov: This isn’t going on television, at least not in this form. But it’s a catchy Web ad slamming Meg Whitman, and one of the most interesting aspects of it is who it comes from – the prison guards’ union, not seen as a [...]

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