1:03 PM, Jan 22, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
In a press conference with reporters today on Capitol Hill, Harry Reid described what he's been up to since injuring his face and ribs in an exercising accident:
"As some of you know, I'm an avid reader. Read lots and lots of books, even some good ones during the break. So because -- I have not been able to read. They have told me if you have an eye that's healing and you try to overwork your good eye, it puts too much pressure on it. So I haven't been reading. I'm now on rehab so last night for example I was able to read. But I've been listening to audio books--I've quite enjoyed it, to be honest. I never thought I would. So I've finished a couple books that way," Reid said.
"I spend a lot of time with my staff. On the telephone, I have staff meetings at my home, and I've had good -- my daughter's been visiting with me. I've got son coming this weekend. So I'm doing fine."
He's scheduled to undergo eye surgery soon.
4:09 PM, Jan 21, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
The office of Harry Reid announced that the top Democrat in the Senate will undergo eye surgery to recover "full vision in his right eye." He'll miss a week of work while he's recovering.
“On Monday, as a necessary step to assist in recovering full vision in his right eye, Senator Reid will undergo surgery on his right eye at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Senator Reid was notified that this surgery will be necessary following a doctor’s appointment yesterday," announced a Reid spokesman today.
3:29 PM, Jan 6, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
The top Democrat in the Senate, Harry Reid, went directly to the camera to discuss his exercising accident:
11:15 AM, Jan 6, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
After a weekend exercise accident left the top Democrat in the Senate with broken ribs and bones in the face, Harry Reid is working from home.
"Working from home on doctor's orders. Just wrapped up a good meeting with my leadership team," Reid tweets, including a picture of himself.
10:06 AM, Jan 2, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Harry Reid had an accident while exercising, the Senate Democratic leader's office tells reporters.
Here's the full statement:
“On Thursday, Senator Reid received treatment at University Medical Center in Las Vegas for injuries sustained in an accident he suffered while exercising at home in Henderson.
5:28 PM, Dec 15, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
In one final ignominious act of parliamentary genius, outgoing Senate majority leader Harry Reid rolled Republican troublemaker Ted Cruz of Texas over the weekend, robbing the GOP of a chance to stop Democrats in the lame-duck session.
'I want to go home.'11:09 AM, Dec 15, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
The top Democrat in the Senate, Harry Reid, admitted today that he hasn't slept at home since May. The admission comes the same week Reid is beginning to plot his 2016 reelection.
7:01 AM, Dec 10, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
There's more Obamacare bashing from the political left today. This time it's from outgoing Senate majority leader Harry Reid.
As he tells a New York Times reporter:
And go fast.8:35 PM, Nov 18, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Harry Reid, who is finishing up his term as Senate majority leader, has some words of advice for President Obama: "go big" on executive amnesty.
"I believe that when the President decides to do his executive order, he should go big -- big as he can," Reid told the press today.
Congress ponders how to stop Obama’s unilateral immigration moves. Nov 24, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 11 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Move over, Barack Obama. The Republicans are now the party of hope—at least when it comes to Obama’s expected executive order on immigration.
“We hope the president isn’t going to do that,” Kentucky’s Mitch McConnell, the soon-to-be Senate majority leader, said November 13, in his first postelection press conference at the Capitol.
5:11 PM, Nov 13, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Senate majority leader Harry Reid wants President Obama to hold off on his planned immigration executive order.
11:44 AM, Nov 9, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Given the time and money that went into the recent elections, it seems there ought to be a final word. A summing up. A few words to put a period on the whole business. Something, somewhere. From somebody. There was plenty of analysis – not quite “instant,” but close enough.
Hosted by Michael Graham.8:45 AM, Nov 3, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on the GOP's good odds of retaking the Senate.
8:05 AM, Oct 31, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Harry Reid is now "begging" for support. He made the comment in an email to supporters of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
The subject for the email from Reid, the Senate majority leader, reads: "I'm begging." Which is no wonder considering his job is at stake -- if Democrats lose the Senate, Reid will no longer hold his current leadership position.
"Daniel -- I’ve been emailing a TON," Reid writes.
Will Unpopularity of Obama Hand Senate to GOP?5:50 PM, Oct 9, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with staff writer Jay Cost on the 2014 elections.