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2009-06-16 09:47:00

SLDN Also Joins Call for Executive Option SANTA BARBARA, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has called on President Obama to sign an executive order suspending the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, according to the Advocate magazine. Referring to the repeal of the ban, Reid told Advocate reporter Kerry Eleveld that, "My hope is that it can be done administratively." Eleveld added that, "A Democratic aide later clarified that Reid was speaking...

2009-06-11 15:06:00

WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids applauds Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for leading the fight in the U.S. Senate to pass historic legislation that gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate tobacco products, including the authority to crack down on tobacco marketing and sales to kids. The U.S. Senate approved the bipartisan bill 79 to 17. The House has approved similar legislation, and Congress is expected to...

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2009-05-10 22:00:00

CBS Sports golf analyst David Feherty apologized Sunday to two top Democrats for joking that any U.S. soldier would kill them if given the opportunity. In an essay for Dallas' D Magazine about his new neighbor in Dallas, former President George W. Bush, Feherty wrote glowingly of Bush and said U.S. military personnel still strongly support their former commander in chief. However, he suggested such support could threaten the lives of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Majority...

2009-04-22 08:51:00

Benefits of Promoting Health and Wellness and Reducing Common and Costly Chronic Disease Not Fully Captured in Current CBO Estimates, Group Says to Senate and House Leadership WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 100 members of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) - an organization representing some of the nation's biggest voices in health care - today called on leaders in Congress to encourage updates in the manner in which the Congressional Budget Office...

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2009-04-02 07:35:00

Industrial-state lawmakers are feeling more at ease after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reached out on Tuesday to address concerns about recommended measures to reduce climate-warming carbon emissions, a Reuters report accounted.The ten Democratic senators he met with from states greatly reliant on coal, Reid told reporters on Wednesday, were not against a global-warming bill. Such states like Ohio, Michigan and Indiana fear their economies may suffer with the implementation of new...

2009-01-15 13:59:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- "When The Wall Street Journal noted recently that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada faces a tough campaign when he comes up for reelection, it brought to mind the potential impact on that campaign of the nomination of Eric Holder as Attorney General," John M. Snyder of Telum Associates said here today. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070821/NETU041 ) "Here's why," offered Snyder, named the senior rights activist in Washington by...

2009-01-13 12:10:00

Legislation provides women with the tools they need to prevent unintended pregnancies WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) joined Rules Committee Chairwoman Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY) and Energy and Commerce Committee Vice Chair Diana DeGette (D-CO) to introduce the Prevention First Act, legislation that will improve access to women's health care, reduce the rate of unintended pregnancy and reduce abortions -- all while saving scarce public...

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2008-12-11 22:35:20

A bipartisan plan to rescue U.S. automakers fell apart in the U.S. Senate Thursday night amid disagreement over requiring pay cuts for union autoworkers. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said earlier in the evening the plan to assist General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC took a different approach than the $14 billion bailout approved by the House Wednesday. That plan stalled in the Senate Thursday after Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., came out against it. A lot of struggling...

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2008-12-11 19:59:10

A bipartisan plan to rescue U.S. automakers could be close to a vote in the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Thursday. Reid said talks were under way on a deal to assist General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC, but did not disclose details of the plan, the Detroit Free Press reported. However, Reid said the plan would take a different approach than the $14 billion bailout approved by the House Wednesday, but stalled in the Senate Thursday after Minority Leader Mitch McConnell,...

2008-12-04 18:56:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd and House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank today sent a letter to President George W. Bush to again urge him to use the authority provided under the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act (EESA) of 2008 to provide limited, temporary assistance to the automobile industry during this...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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