Senate minority leader Harry Reid. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Much Ado About Nothing: Chuck Schumer’s Rise Won’t Salve The Senate

Reid’s leadership of his party in the senate coincided with a time of heightened partisanship in Washington. As Senate majority leader during President Obama’s first term, Mr. Reid was instrumental in pushing much of the President’s domestic program through the Senate, and was a valuable ally of the President. The most memorable piece of legislation passed during this period was the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that famously passed with no Republican voters.

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