Despite a three-decade long political career, Senator Harry Reid (D-Nevada) said on March 28 that he will not seek re-election to his seat. Reid has led Senate Democrats since 2005, having weathered a transition from a time when Democrats ruled the Senate to his current minority status.
The 75-year-old Reid suffered serious eye and facial injuries on New Years Day this year while exercising at his home in Las Vegas. He claimed that his decision is not attributable to his injury or to his demotion to minority leader status following the Republican victory in November 2014. A respected parliamentary tactician, Reid was able to resist Republican efforts to sunder President Barack Obama's immigration policies by keeping fellow Democrats united.
Reid's possible replacements include former state attorney general Catherine Cortez Masto for the Democrats, and Nevada state senate leader Michael Roberson for the Republicans.
U.S. Navy personnel have discovered the remains of an American aviator who was shot down in combat over the Pacific Ocean in 1944. A team aboard USNS ...