Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) explains his shocking decision to not seek re-election and retire when his term ends in 2016 by telling the New York Times, “he was worried his race would consume campaign money that would be needed in other competitive states as Democrats try to regain control of the Senate.”
“I think it is unfair for me to be soaking up all the money to be re-elected with what we are doing in Maryland, in Pennsylvania, in Missouri, in Florida,” Reid told the Times.
Reid said neither his recent eye injury nor concern over his chances of winning played a factor in his decision.
Emerging details of a possible nuclear deal with Iran have drawn sharp criticism from congressional lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, who say the U.S. and its international partners may be ceding too much as a key deadline nears.
If reports are true, "then we are not inching closer to Iran’s negotiating position, but leaping toward it with both feet,” charged Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a vocal critic of the direction of the talks.
“My fear is that we are no longer guided by the principle that ‘no deal is better than a bad deal,’ but instead we are negotiating ‘any deal for a deal’s sake.’”
After the U.S. Army announced Bowe Bergdahl would be charged with desertion on Wednesday, actor Gary Sinise said the Obama administration “must explain” the controversial Bergdahl trade that set five Taliban commanders free.
More importantly, he said the administration owes an explanation to the family members of soldiers who lose their lives searching for him. Members of Bergdahl’s platoon have claimed that “soldiers from his own unit died trying to track him down.”
Bergdahl has been charged with Article 85 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, “desertion with intent to shirk important or hazardous duty,” and with Article 99, “misbehavior before the enemy by endangering the safety of a command, unit or place.”
NBC’s “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd said on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” that any deal President Barack Obama makes with Iran will be a tough sell, since it would “make Iran stronger” in the Middle East.
MITCHELL: You’ve got a tailor-made issue for Republican critics saying until you stop Iran’s moves throughout the region, why are we doing a deal with Iran?
TODD: Why make Iran stronger? Ultimately any deal with Iran is going to make Iran stronger in the region.
CBS’s Major Garrett took White House press secretary Josh Earnest to task Friday, asking him if President Barack Obama views Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin in the same light.
The questioning, which seemed to catch Earnest slightly off guard, came after Obama referred to his “business-like relationship” with Netanyahu, the same phrasing he used to describe his relationship with the Russian President in June, 2014.
“On Tuesday, the president described his relationship with Benjamin Netanyahu as business-like. Did he mean that? Did he misspeak?” Garrett asked during Friday’s White House briefing.
A Wisconsin court struck down a collective bargaining agreement between a local school district and its unions for violating the labor reform law known as Act 10, according to a statement released Friday.
Carrie Ann Glembocki and Kristi LaCroix, two teachers from the Kenosha School District, filed the lawsuit in 2013 to challenge a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) which they argue violated Wisconsin state law. With legal assistance from the National Right to Work Foundation (NRTW) and the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, the two have won the case.
A new documentary from Outdoor Channel is asking the question: Are gun-free zones really safe?
The one-hour special debuts April 1 on Outdoor Channel and represents a break from the network’s typical sports and entertainment programming.
Hosted by author, Fox News contributor and Townhill.com News Editor Katie Pavlich, “Safe Haven” makes the case that gun-free zones are not necessarily saving lives, and may actually put more people at risk.
The already contentious debate over Indiana's proposed "religious freedom" bill took a surreal twist Monday afternoon when — in the midst of discussion on the bill — a Democratic lawmaker said that a Republican lawmaker's child was "scared" of her because she is black.
The comment by Rep. Vanessa Summers drew audible gasps, in no small part because the child — the son of Rep. Jud McMillin — is 18 months old.
"I told Jud McMillin I love his son, but he's scared of me because of my color," Summers told McMillin, who is white, during debate over the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in the House.
In a heartfelt goodbye message for the departing Senate Minority Leader, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer called Sen. Harry Reid “a disgrace” to the institution he led until the GOP won it back in November.
Appearing on “Special Report,” Krauthammer told guest host Shannon Bream that Reid was a disgrace because he “emasculated” the chamber “in the name of protecting” President Obama and his agenda.
“Harry, we hardly knew ye,” Krauthammer started, “and what we did know, we didn’t like.”
Harry Reid may be retiring, but the questions about him never stop coming from Rush Limbaugh.
On his Friday program, Limbaugh openly questioned the story that the Nevada Senator was injured in New Years Day accident on his exercise machine. Reid has incurred vision problems and visual bruising in the aftermath, being forced to wear sunglasses on the Senate floor.
“Does anybody believe that Harry Reid really had an accident with his exercise machine?” Limbaugh asked after touching on Reid’s announcement. “Does anybody really believe that’s why Harry Reid is still bruised and is still wearing dark glasses, what, months after this accident with his exercise machine?”