Harry Reid: Good News, Bad News

One of the most powerful men in the United States, Harry Reid is also a frequent subject for debate.  His rail project to protitution and vice is a case in point.  The Republicans’ biggest nightmare is also sometimes the Democrats’ biggest nightmare….

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The majority leader may be the most powerful Democrat in the U.S. Senate and in Nevada history. But his clout has made him a top target for Republicans nationwide.

By Mark Z. Barabak
Los Angeles Times
March 7, 2009
Reporting from Carson City, Nev. — When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid came home recently to address the Nevada Legislature, a small but vocal band of Republican protesters gathered at the state Capitol. They waved signs, razzed Democrats and marched outside.

But the group fell silent when asked the chances of ousting Reid at the polls next year. “It’s going to be tough,” demonstrator Carol Howell, 65, finally said.

Reid the rest:
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld
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Harry Reid
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Harry Reid of Nevada, the top Senate Democrat, often talks of his clout in D.C. But across the country, conservative groups have formed with the express purpose of denying the Senate leader a fifth term. Photo: AP Lauren Burke

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