• NBC Sep 29, 2019

    A Cold Call From Harry Reid Changed Elizabeth Warren's Life

    Elizabeth Warren was a professor at Harvard Law School, preparing barbecue and peach cobbler for a group of students expected at her home. The phone rang. The owner of the faint voice on the other end of the line was well known, but they had never met. “Who?” Warren asked. “Harry Reid,” he replied. “Majority leader, U.S. Senate.” That was...

  • LEADER Sep 25, 2019

    Al Franken to Make Return on Weekly SiriusXM Radio Show

    Al Franken, who resigned his U.S. Senate seat in 2017 amid sexual misconduct charges, will re-emerge into the public sphere on Saturday when he starts a new weekly radio show on the SiriusXM satellite service. The Minnesota Democrat is perhaps the most prominent public figure felled by the #MeToo movement to step back into public life. He said he has...

  • inc. May 12, 2019

    News4 Your Sunday: DC Bike Ride

    The DC Bike Ride is the one time of year you can pedal through downtown D.C. without dealing with cars. News4’s Pat Lawson Muse talks about the fun fitness event with Kate Brown, DC Bike Ride field marketing coordinator, Pete Kirschner, Events DC communications and marketing director, Jason Milliman, FITDC director, Adina Crawford, Black Girls Do Bike Ambassador, and Joe...

  • Donald Trump Apr 27, 2019

    Democratic Candidates Vying to Show Solidarity With Workers

    Six Democratic presidential candidates are promoting their solidarity with workers and focusing on wages and other issues of importance to labor as they hope to win support from one of the country’s major unions. A forum Saturday organized by the liberal Center for American Progress Action Fund and the Service Employees International Union comes as union leaders and their backers...

  • Donald Trump May 30, 2018

    2 Women Elected to US Senate Make Latina, Indian History

    Two women broke barriers in the U.S. Senate with their election on Tuesday. In Nevada, voters sent Catherine Cortez Masto to the Senate, making her the first Latina in the body. And Kamala Harris is the first Indian woman elected to the Senate, where she will represent California. Cortez Masto is a two-term former Nevada attorney general; Harris, California’s attorney...

  • Donald Trump May 30, 2018

    Departing Senate Minority Leader Reid Lashes out at ‘Sexual Predator' Trump

    Departing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid lashed out at Donald Trump on Friday as “a sexual predator who lost the popular vote and fueled his campaign with bigotry and hate.” The Nevada Democrat said in a statement that “If Trump wants to roll back the tide of hate he unleashed, he has a tremendous amount of work to do and...

  • Donald Trump May 30, 2018

    House GOP Nominates Ryan to Stay Speaker, With Trump's Support

    Speaker Paul Ryan unanimously won his GOP colleagues’ votes for another term at the helm of the House on Tuesday. He told fellow Republicans he had President-elect Donald Trump’s support, and heralded “the dawn of a new, unified Republican government.” “It feels really good to say that actually,” Ryan told reporters. “This will be a government focused on turning President-elect...

  • Senate May 15, 2018

    Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Undergoes Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer

    Former Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., was recovering after undergoing surgery Monday at Johns Hopkins Cancer Center in Baltimore to remove a cancerous tumor from his pancreas. Reid, 78, will undergo chemotherapy, according to a statement released Monday by his family. “His doctors caught the problem early during a routine screening and his surgeons are confident that the surgery was a...

  • Donald Trump Apr 25, 2018

    Harry Reid: Trump Has ‘Decimated' Institutions, But Don't Talk Impeachment

    Former Nevada Sen. Harry Reid said he worries U.S. institutions have been “decimated” under President Donald Trump, who he says is not a “nice man.” But the longtime Democratic leader is warning members of his party that “the less we talk about impeachment the better we are.” “I’ve been through impeachment, and they’re not pleasant,” he told NBC News in...

  • spokeswoman Dec 17, 2017

    Pentagon Program Spent Millions Investigating UFOs: Reports

    The Pentagon said that it had a secret program that lasted for five years that investigated unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, according to multiple reports published Saturday. The below-the-radar program ran from 2007 to 2012, according to reports in The New York Times and The Washington Post, and received $22 million in annual funding from the U.S. Department of Defense...

  • Donald Trump May 12, 2017

    US Nuclear Site's Collapsed Tunnel May Have Gone Unnoticed for Days

    The large sinkhole that caved in a tunnel filled with radioactive waste at a sprawling Washington state nuclear waste repository may have gone unnoticed for days before its discovery because workers do not patrol tunnel sites daily, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Energy said Thursday....
    The sinkhole was found Tuesday, prompting an emergency at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation with...

  • Donald Trump Apr 6, 2017

    Analysis: What Is the Senate's ‘Nuclear Option'?

    The Senate has voted to “go nuclear” and eliminate the filibuster for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee and future court picks. The move came Thursday afternoon after Democrats blocked the nomination of Neil Gorsuch. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell raised a point of order to change the rules “under the precedent set on Nov. 21, 2013,” when Senate Democrats...

  • Donald Trump Feb 1, 2017

    Trump Picks Federal Appeals Judge Gorsuch for Supreme Court

    President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch, a fast-rising conservative judge with a writer’s flair, to the Supreme Court Tuesday night, setting up a fierce fight with Democrats over a jurist who could shape America’s legal landscape for decades to come.

  • Donald Trump Jan 31, 2017

    Trump's Supreme Court Justice Pick to Bring Intense Pressure on Senate

    When President Donald Trump nominates a Supreme Court justice, Senate Democrats and Republicans will immediately face intense political pressure, with liberals demanding that Democrats block the choice and the new president urging Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to blow up longstanding rules to secure confirmation. What happens depends in part on Trump’s choice for the opening. Federal appeals court judges William...

  • Donald Trump Jan 16, 2017

    Trump Team Seeks Names of Energy Dept. Staff Who Worked on Climate Deal

    President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team is asking Energy Department employees for information about the agency’s operations and personnel, including a list of employees and contractors who attended international meetings on climate change over the past five years. The detailed questionnaire seeks a list of all political appointees and senior executives and asks employees to offer their opinions on who “owns”...

  • Donald Trump Jan 3, 2017

    Harry Reid Warns of ‘New Gilded Age' in Senate Farewell Speech

    Minority Leader Harry Reid bid farewell to the Senate Thursday after 30 years in the chamber and more than a decade as top Democrat, a remarkable run during which he shepherded key Obama administration legislation including the sweeping health care law. In an uncharacteristically lengthy and personal farewell speech on the Senate floor, Reid warned of “a new gilded age”...

  • Donald Trump Nov 22, 2016

    ‘Hamilton' Actor: ‘There's Nothing to Apologize for' After Controversial Pence Visit

    If Donald Trump is waiting for an apology from the cast of “Hamilton,” he will have to continue to wait. Actor Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays Aaron Burr in the celebrated musical, told “CBS This Morning” on Monday that “there’s nothing to apologize for.” Dixon gave Vice President-elect Mike Pence an onstage earful about equality at the end of Friday’s...

  • Donald Trump Oct 24, 2016

    Obama Says Hillary Clinton, Dems Are a Winning Hand

    Getting into the Las Vegas spirit, President Barack Obama told Nevadans late Sunday they have a winning hand in Democrats Hillary Clinton and Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto. Obama was campaigning to boost Clinton’s prospects and help Democrats to retake Senate control, scheduling a stop Sunday in tightly contested Nevada before headlining party fundraisers in California. “You’ve got black jack,”...

  • Donald Trump Jul 29, 2016

    Could Candidate Donald Trump Be Denied National Security Briefings?

    Calls have increased for Republican nominee Donald Trump to be denied national security briefings offered to presidential nominees of major political parties after his entreaty to Russian hackers to find Hillary Clinton’s deleted e-mails, NBC News reported. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said he hopes the untrustworthy Trump is given “fake intelligence briefings.” Democratic Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island...

  • Donald Trump Jul 9, 2016

    Clinton Speaks in Philadelphia About ‘Vicious, Appalling Attack,' Trump Postpones Event

    Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton called this week’s two police involved shootings and the ambush shooting of police officers in Dallas “vicious” and “appalling” during a speech in Philadelphia Friday. Clinton addressed the 50th Quadrennial Session of the African Methodist Episcopal General Conference in Philadelphia — the day after the attack in Dallas, which left five officers dead and seven...

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