Here are the top stories under discussion in The Reid Report newsroom:
Snow Emergency: Five Dead, 100+ Trapped in Monster Winter Storm
Troopers in all-terrain vehicles set out Wednesday to reach drivers trapped in a ferocious winter storm that dumped 5 feet of snow outside Buffalo, New York — with plenty more on the way.
Secret Service Head to Tell Lawmakers Agency Has ‘Fallen Short’
The acting director of the United States Secret Service is expected to tell members of Congress Wednesday that he’s conducting “a comprehensive, bottom-to-top assessment” of failures within the service, including the September 19 breach of the White House by a fence-jumper.
Prosecutor who declined to charge Bill Cosby in 2005: ‘I didn’t say that he didn’t commit the crime’
In an interview with NBC10 in Philadelphia, a former prosecutor explained why he didn’t charge Bill Cosby will sexual assault in 2005 even though he thought Cosby “did it.”
Janice Dickinson accuses Bill Cosby of assault
Model and TV host Janice Dickinson added her name to the women who have accused comic Bill Cosby of sexual assault.
Keystone Vote Falls Short in Senate
Senators supporting the Keystone XL pipeline on Tuesday came up one vote short of securing approval for the controversial project after days of intense lobbying from some of the pipeline’s biggest supporters in the upper chamber.
Sen. Mary Landrieu’s bid to pass a Keystone XL pipeline bill fell short by the slimmest of margins Tuesday, leaving the $8 billion pipeline still on the table for the ascendant Republican Party to push the project to President Barack Obama’s desk in January.
Local gun stores are seeing this buildup of tension first-hand, with sales of firearms skyrocketing.
Ferguson, Missouri, remains on edge ahead of grand jury report
A St. Louis suburb that faced weeks of sometimes violent protests following August’s fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman remained on edge on Wednesday as it waited to learn if the officer would face charges.