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BREAKING: Harry Reid, Former Senate Majority Leader, Dead at 82

posted by Hannity Staff - 12.28.21

From Fox News:

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid died Tuesday at the age of 82.

Reid, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2018, served in Congress from 1983 until his retirement in 2017. He announced in 2019 his cancer was in remission.

A Democrat representing Nevada, Reid served as senate majority leader from 2007-2015. He became most well-known for his use of the “nuclear option” in 2013, leading the charge to end the filibuster on executive branch nominees and judicial nominees other than to the Supreme Court.

Reid’s responsibility for the nuclear option is not without irony.

As a freshman senator in December, 1987, the Nevada Democrat found himself before the Senate Rules Committee. The subject? Potential rules changes to halt some prerogatives of unlimited debate – a Senate fundamental which distinguishes the body from the House. 

“We are not trying to turn the Senate into another House of Representatives,” said Reid at the time, not a full year into his first Senate term. “I’ve developed a great respect, even an awe, for the rules and procedures of the Senate.”

 Reid continued.

 “The rules are a carefully-crafted compromise designed to protect the right of a majority to prevail while preserving the right of a minority to prolong debate,” said Reid.

Reid initially broke into elected office in 1969, serving in the Nevada Assembly until 1971. He then served as Lieutenant Governor of Nevada from 1971-1975 before being elected to serve Nevada’s first district in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982. He was first elected to the Senate in 1987.

This is a developing story.

AMERICAN HERO Turns 100! Help Wish WWII Fighter Pilot D.T. Measells a Happy 100th BIRTHDAY

posted by Hannity Staff - 6.18.21

A true American hero is turning 100-years-old this June. Help wish the World War II Fighter Pilot well wishes and a happy birthday to mark the occasion!

D.T. Measells was born June 30th, 1921. He grew up on a farm outside Jackson, MS. During WWII, he was a fighter pilot and flew over 50 missions in Japan. After the war, he came back to MS and married his beautiful wife of almost 70 years, Imo. Imo turned 95 back in February.

Download the flyer here.

We are trying to get Birthday Greetings for D.T. from across the world for his 100th birthday! Please send cards to:

D.T. Measells, C/O John McCarren at
5410 Sandell Court ∙ Dunwoody, GA ∙ 30338

AMERICAN HERO: Disabled Veteran REFUSES AWARD from 'Tainted' NFL Team

posted by Hannity Staff - 2.04.17

“Although I am touched and honored to be selected for such an award, the ongoing controversy with NFL players’ disrespect for the national flag forces me to decline to participate in the presentation,” Wells said.

“I am unable, in good conscience, to enter an NFL stadium while this discourtesy prevails. Since this award is tainted with the dishonorable actions of the NFL and its players, I cannot accept it,” he added.

The NFL has been struggling to regain its footing following weeks of players choosing to “take a knee” during the performance of the US national anthem.

The ensuing controversy gained national attention when President Trump called for a total boycott of the NFL until officials and owners require players to stand during the ‘Star-Spangled Banner.’

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