Harry Reid

  • Warp speed, wormholes, invisibility cloaks: Why DIA’s research isn’t a joke

    The Federation of American Scientists obtained a copy of a list of 18 science fiction inspired research projects that DIA funded under its Advanced Aerospace Threat and Identification Program.

  • Congress’ week of weird

    Long speeches and piecemeal civil service reform mark the waning days of the 114th Congress.

  • Hatch Act trending thanks to latest election twist

    Amid a sudden surge of interest, the Office of Personnel Management has given federal employees a refresher on what they can and cannot do under the Hatch Act.

  • End-of-year budget woes spurring talk of fiscal policy reform

    Sen. Mike Enzi is leading the charge for budget reform as Congress heads into the waning days of fiscal 2016 still looking for agreement on a spending bill.

  • Senate approves temporary spending bill; House soon to vote

    A stopgap measure to avert a federal shutdown is set for a vote hours before a fiscal deadline would force the government to start the new year with closed doors.

  • Pugnacious Reid retiring, wants Schumer as Senate Dem leader

    By CHARLES BABINGTON and ERICA WERNER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday…

  • Reid, McConnell fail to agree on shutdown deal

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke by phone Sunday but failed to agree on a deal to raise the nation’s borrowing authority above the $16.7 trillion debt limit or reopen a government still shuttered on its 14th day.

  • House GOP offers shutdown-debt plan, but no agreement yet

    House Republicans are offering to pass legislation to avert a default and end the 11-day partial government shutdown as part of a framework that would include cuts in benefit programs, officials said Friday. Republicans also seek changes in the three-year-old health care law known as Obamacare as part of an end to an impasse that has roiled financial markets and idled 350,000 federal workers. President Barack Obama has insisted he will not negotiate with Republicans over federal spending – or anything else – until the government is reopened and the $16.7 debt limit raised to avert the possibility of default.

  • Obama seeks to delay sequester with short-term fix

    President Barack Obama is asking Congress for a short-term deficit reduction package of spending cuts and tax revenue that will delay the effective date of steeper automatic cuts now scheduled to kick in on March 1. Obama said the looming cuts would be economically damaging and must be avoided.

  • Senate cyber bill is ‘dead’

    The upper chamber fails to move cyber bill out of starting blocks by receiving 60 votes to end cloture. Lawmakers couldn’t get past their concerns over the requirement for regulations and DHS’ oversight role.