Weekend weddings prompt unique gift 
from Sen. Harry Reid

It was a big weekend for two Senate Democrats as Kay Hagan (N.C.) and Debbie Stabenow (Mich.) both celebrated the weddings of their daughters.

 North Carolina’s News & Record reports that Hagan’s daughter, Carrie, got married in a Saturday ceremony in Greensboro.

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 Stabenow’s daughter, Michelle, tied the knot on Friday in Michigan, according to her online registry.

 An insider reveals that before the big day, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told the two lawmakers that his gift to them would be to hold off on any important votes over the weekend. 

 Reid is known to make threats of weekend work as a means to getting what he wants. Senators are not fond of working in Washington on Saturday and/or Sunday. 

 Asked about Reid’s wedding-gift vow (which sure beats a blender), a spokesman for the senator replied, “That doesn’t sound like something he would say.”

 ITK is standing by her source on this item, but it’s worth mentioning that Reid rarely makes these kind of promises.

 This past summer, he canceled a recess during the debt-limit discussions — even though Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) had planned to go on his honeymoon that week.  

Baucus postponed the honeymoon, telling The Washington Post, “My fiancee is a very understanding woman.” Baucus is married to his former aide, Melodee Hanes.