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Elizabeth Warren heads to Ky. to take on McConnell over student loans

Elizabeth Warren heads to Ky. to take on McConnell over student loans

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) --A furious Elizabeth Warren is heading to Kentucky to take Mitch McConnell to task for blocking her bill allowing refinancing on student loans.
Gabrielle Levy
Anti-Redskins commercial set to play during NBA finals

Anti-Redskins commercial set to play during NBA finals

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) --The California-based Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation is placing a 60-second commercial during the NBA finals encouraging the Washington Redskins to change their name.
Aileen Graef
Harry Reid sells house and literal gold mine to move to Las Vegas

Harry Reid sells house and literal gold mine to move to Las Vegas

SEARCHLIGHT, Nev., June 9 (UPI) --Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is selling his Nevada estate and its mining claims to move closer to his family in Las Vegas.
Matt Bradwell
Koch brothers donate $25 million to United Negro College Fund

Koch brothers donate $25 million to United Negro College Fund

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) --Controversial Republican donors Charles and David Koch pledged a $25 million dollar grant to the United Negro College Fund on Friday.
Matt Bradwell
WATCH: Senate candidate learns she lost live on Fox's 'the Kelly File'

WATCH: Senate candidate learns she lost live on Fox's 'the Kelly File'

NEW YORK, June 5 (UPI) --Megyn Kelly inadvertently broke the news that S.D. senate candidate Annette Bosworth had lost her primary race to Bosworth herself live on national TV.
Matt Bradwell
Marco Rubio: Obama is acting like a 'monarch' or 'emperor'

Marco Rubio: Obama is acting like a 'monarch' or 'emperor'

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) --Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said he thinks President Barack Obama is acting like an "emperor" and "monarch" by circumventing Congress.
Aileen Graef
Senators propose competing bills to fix VA problems

Senators propose competing bills to fix VA problems

WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) --Sens. Bernie Sanders and John McCain proposed competing bills this week in an effort to repair some of the problems plaguing the Veterans Affairs health system.
Gabrielle Levy
Constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United sparks First Amendment debate

Constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United sparks First Amendment debate

WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) --The Senate held its first hearing tackling a proposed constitutional amendment meant to reverse the much-villified Citizens United ruling.
Gabrielle Levy
Reid hit with ethics complaint over Koch attacks

Reid hit with ethics complaint over Koch attacks

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) --Americans may not be paying much attention to Harry Reid's sustained anti-Koch brothers tirade, but a tea party group says the attacks have crossed the line.
Gabrielle Levy
#RedskinsPride Twitter campaign drops the ball

#RedskinsPride Twitter campaign drops the ball

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) --Washington Redskins' #RedskinPride Twitter campaign aimed at Senator Harry Reid, D-Nev. backfires.
JC Sevcik
Stanley Fischer confirmed by Senate to Fed board

Stanley Fischer confirmed by Senate to Fed board

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) --Former Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer was confirmed by the U.S Senate to the Federal Reserve's board, delaying a vote to nominate him as its vice chair.
Ananth Baliga
John Lewis opposes Michael Boggs for federal court

John Lewis opposes Michael Boggs for federal court

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) --Rep. John Lewis,D-Ga., said he opposes President Obama's nomination of Michael Boggs to serve on the federal court, endangering a delicate deal to fill seven vacancies on the state bench.
Gabrielle Levy
Republicans block $85b tax cut package over amendments

Republicans block $85b tax cut package over amendments

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) --Another bipartisan measure fell in the Senate Thursday as Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell scrapped over amendments.
Gabrielle Levy
Harry Reid slams Obama judicial pick Boggs

Harry Reid slams Obama judicial pick Boggs

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) --Harry Reid slammed President Obama's pick to serve as a judge in Georgia, throwing a wrench in a carefully negotiated deal to fill vacancies on the state bench.
Gabrielle Levy
Graham pushes 20-week abortion ban

Graham pushes 20-week abortion ban

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) --South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham attempted to push through a measure banning abortions after the 20th week Tuesday.
Gabrielle Levy
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United States President Barack Obama makes a statement to the media as he meets bipartisan leaders of the Senate in the Oval Office to discuss the Supreme Court vacancy left by the retirement of Justice Stevens in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, April 21, 2010. From left to right: The President; U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid; and U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, and U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy,D-VT, Chairman, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. UPI/Ron Sachs/Pool
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Harry Mason Reid (born December 2, 1939) is the senior United States Senator from Nevada, serving since 1987. A member of the Democratic Party, he has been the Senate Majority Leader since January 2007, having previously served as Minority Leader and Minority and Majority Whip.

Previously, Reid was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Nevada's 1st congressional district, and served in Nevada local and state government as city attorney of Henderson, a state legislator, Lieutenant Governor, and chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission.

Reid was born in Searchlight, Nevada, the third of the four sons of Inez Orena Jaynes, a laundress, and Harry Vincent Reid, a miner. His paternal grandmother was an English immigrant from Darlston, Staffordshire. Reid's boyhood home had no indoor toilet, hot water or telephone. Searchlight had no high school, so Reid boarded with relatives 40 miles away in Henderson, Nevada to attend Basic High School where he played football, and was an amateur boxer. While at Basic High he met future Nevada governor Mike O'Callaghan, who was a teacher there. Reid attended Southern Utah University and graduated from Utah State University. He then went to George Washington University Law School earning a J.D. while working for the United States Capitol Police.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Harry Reid."
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