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Tommy Lasorda argues with an umpire in 1978.

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Tommy Lasorda argues with an umpire in 1978.

Boehner ‘Kicking Dirt at Umpire’: Reid

House Speaker John Boehner is kicking dirt at the umpire, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says. The Democratic leader, never one to shy away from the occasional sports metaphor, took to the floor this morning to criticize the House’s Republican leader...

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Quarterback Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins throws the ball in the first half against the San Francisco 49ers at FedExField on Nov. 25, 2013 in Landover, Maryland.

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Quarterback Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins throws the ball in the first half against the San Francisco 49ers at FedExField on Nov. 25, 2013 in Landover, Maryland.

Redskins Ready for NBA-Like Action on Racism: Reid

So long as sports commissioners are taking action: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to put an end to the Washington Redskins — their name at least. Reid took to the floor this afternoon commending NBA...

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is reflected in a television displaying a count of the number of people losing unemployment benefits during a news conference with other Senate Democratic leaders on Feb. 6, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is reflected in a television displaying a count of the number of people losing unemployment benefits during a news conference with other Senate Democratic leaders on Feb. 6, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Reid to Koch Brothers: Stick to Oil

That was the majority leader of the Democratic-run Senate carrying on about two of the richest Republican brothers in political finance on the floor of the Senate today. “The Koch brothers are spending hundreds of millions of dollars telling Americans...

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, arrives to the U.S. Capitol.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, arrives to the U.S. Capitol.

McConnell: ‘If You Like Rules, Keep Them’

Imagine joking about a “nuclear option.” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell did today, managing to crack up his colleagues on the Senate floor. The Kentucky Republican drew laughter from the right side of the chamber with his take on Democratic...

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks to reporters after the Senate policy luncheons, on Capitol Hill, on September 17, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks to reporters after the Senate policy luncheons, on Capitol Hill, on September 17, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Reid Awaits ‘Which Absurd Idea’

Updated at 11:10 am EDT With Republican leaders in the House split over a path forward on a continuing resolution aimed at keeping the government funded after September 30th, the Senate is locked in a holding pattern. Senate Majority Leader...

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Sen. John McCain, R-AZ., talks with reporters as he makes his way into the U.S. Capitol on June 25, 2013 for the Senate luncheons.

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Sen. John McCain, R-AZ., talks with reporters as he makes his way into the U.S. Capitol on June 25, 2013 for the Senate luncheons.

McCain on Fischer: ‘Ill-Informed’

Sen. John McCain has a copyright on “Straight Talk.” When first-year Sen. Deb Fischer spoke in opposition to a border security amendment to the immigration overhaul,  McCain, approaching three decades in the Senate, interrupted: “I just say to the senator...

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Supporters for passage of a new agriculture law rally near the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 12, 2012.

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Supporters for passage of a new agriculture law rally near the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 12, 2012.

Reid: Farm Bill Can Be Finished This Week

From Bloomberg Government’s CongressTracker Though it’s only Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid can see the end of the week from here. During today’s session-opening floor remarks, Reid said that the chairwoman of the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, Michigan...

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