The Creative Stubbornness of Harry Reid

The Senate Democratic leader keeps the GOP in check

One by one, members of the U.S. senate, Republican and Democrat alike, took to the floor last Thursday demanding that the Federal Government spend more money. It was a stirring spectacle, but not for Senator Judd Gregg of New Hampshire, chairman of the Budget Committee, who opposed each measure with the wry frustration of a man attempting to juggle Jell-O. Norm Coleman, Republican of Minnesota, wanted to restore block grants for cities. "I could tell you story after story," he said about the glorious effects of federal dough. "If we start funding...

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