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Durbin to be new No. 2 Dem in Senate

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Illinois Sen. Richard Durbin will become the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate next year amid a shakeup forced by Election Day loses for the party.

Bottom Line: Fed-less, Treasury-less, $

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- America's dollar continued its slide against currencies and gold this week, the one market vote of no confidence in the wake of President Bush's "51 percent man
GREGORY FOSSEDAL, UPI Columnist

Nevada's Reid pushing to lead Senate Dems

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada has the votes from his fellow Democrats to become minority leader, replacing South Dakota's Tom Daschle, who was defeated Tuesday.

Bush signs Special Olympics legislation

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The Special Olympics, for the first time ever, is slated to receive financial support from the U.S. federal government, the group said Monday.

Senate makes minor changes to intel oversight

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Rejecting the recommendations of the Sept. 11 Commission, the Senate adopted a plan Saturday changing the way it conducts oversight of intelligence matters.

Senate moves forward with oversight restructuring

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The Senate completed its first day of floor debate on restructuring oversight of intelligence issues, with members squabbling over changes.

Senators call for intel oversight shake up

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group of senators Monday detailed a plan to implement the changes in congressional oversight proposed by the Sept. 11 commission.

U.S. highway funding bill remains stalled

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- A bipartisan effort in the Senate to extend federal highway spending for six months has raised the specter of a stalled six-year bill.

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

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press

UPI's Capital Comment for April 9, 2003

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press I

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
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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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Harry Reid."
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