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Feature: Roy Horn ready for his closeup

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Maria Shriver, who is the host for an upcoming NBC special on illusionists Siegfried & Roy, says she was taken aback by Roy Horn's optimism that he would recove
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Senate class action debate likely stalled

WASHINGTON, July 7 (UPI) -- Senate action on a bill reforming class action law began to implode when Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., moved to block Democratic amendments.

Sen. Reid places hold on Bush nominees

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., has placed a hold on some of President Bush's executive branch nominations in a game of nominee chicken with Republicans.
CHRISTIAN BOURGE, UPI Congressional and Policy Correspondent

Nevada treasurer explores U.S. Senate bid

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Nevada state Treasurer Brian Krolicki has taken the first steps in a campaign for U.S. Senate against Democrat Harry Reid.

UPI's Capital Comment for April 23, 2003

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UPI's Capital Comment for April 9, 2003

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Hispanidad: Statehouses gain Hispanics

Hispanidad is a weekly column about the culture of Hispanics and Latinos in the United States, written by Greg Tejeda, a third-generation Mexican-American. Suggestions for topics can be made to gtejeda@upi.com
GREGORY TEJEDA, United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for March 17, 2003

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Washington Agenda-General

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By United Press International

Commentary: Congressman Billybob sez

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- This here's the 338th Report ta the Folks Back Home from the (More er Less) Honorable Billybob, cyberCongressman from Western Carolina.

Washington Agenda-Senate

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GOP claims Senate 'coup' in offing

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A dispute over the composition of Senate committees in the new Congress has boiled over into a full-blown battle, with the Senate Republican leadership accusing Democrats of attempting a coup. Democrats are refusing to agree to a GOP proposal on the compo
P. MITCHELL PROTHERO

Democrats criticize Bush economy proposal

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Two days before President George W. Bush is set to detail his newly crafted economic stimulus package, Democratic lawmakers on Sunday balked at the proposal the
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, UPI White House Reporter

UPI's Capital Comment for Dec. 12 ,2002

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Nev. senators back Yucca whistleblowers

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Nevada's two senators have pounced on media reports of potential skullduggery in the development of the controversial Yucca Mountain nuclear waste depository by requesting a General Accounting Office probe of the alleged mistreatment of two whistleblowers
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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.

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