President Barack Obama issued a statement Saturday afternoon accepting Senate Majority Leader Harry Reids apology for race-related comments the Nevada Democrat made in 2008.Harry Reid called me today and apologized for an unfortunate comment reported today. I accepted Harrys apology without question because Ive known him for years, Ive seen the passionate leadership hes shown on issues of social justice and I know whats in his heart. As far as I am concerned, the book is closed, Obama said.
Sen Mary Landrieu, D-La., poses for a selfie with LSU football fans as she campaigns at tailgate parties on the Louisiana State University campus before the LSU-Mississippi State game on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Buy photo here.