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18 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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The Remarkable And Complex Legacy Of One Harry Reid

During the tail end of an interview in July 2012, then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was asked about Mitt Romney’s reluctance to release his tax returns. The question was whether, in some hypothetical universe, the Senate would confirm a nominee without further disclosure of his personal finances. “Not a chance, no, not a chance,” Reid said, taking the bait. And ...

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19 HOURS AGO - Business Insider

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A 2016 rival says Ted Cruz's supporters are bombarding him with 'vulgar' phone calls

Rep. Peter King (R-New York) sent a statement on Friday accusing supporters of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) of hurling "vulgar, rabid and adolescent type" attacks at his office. King, who has said he's considering launching a presidential campaign, began his statement by claiming he felt obligated to send it out on behalf of his staff, "particularly the female members and ...

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MAR 27, 2015 - Business Insider

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Harry Reid just shocked the Senate — and everyone's trying to figure out what happens next

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) just set off a new high-stakes battle in the backrooms and corridors of Washington, D.C. Reid has led the Senate Democrats since 2005, but the wily legislative tactician announced on Friday that he will not run for reelection in 2016. He's leaving a huge power vacuum behind him.  The initial front-runner in the Democratic ...

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MAR 25, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Cruz eyes insurance via Obamacare, a law he vows to scrap

WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz could soon be buying his family's health care coverage through the Affordable Health Care Act he has vowed to dismantle. Cruz, whose Senate filibuster against the law he derides as "Obamacare" led to a partial government shutdown in 2013, is looking for health insurance because his wife, Heidi Cruz, took an unpaid ...

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MAR 24, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Senate Girds For Lengthy Budget Battle Over Obamacare And Defense Spending

The Senate on Tuesday kicked off what is likely to be a lengthy funding debate over Senate Republicans' budget blueprint, which aims to boost defense spending and to repeal the Affordable Care Act through a process known as reconciliation. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) plans to keep his promise of an open-amendment process on the Republican budget plan, which ...

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