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Cruz Unsettled

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Despite his best efforts to brush the issue off, all of this has to be unsettling for Ted Cruz. Perhaps he can reach out to President Obama for some advice.

Democratic Rep Vows Legal Challenge On Cruz's 'Natural Born Citizenship'

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has shrugged off questions about his eligibility for the presidency, contending he is "natural born citizen" because U.S...

Friday Talking Points -- Underpants Gnomes Will Defeat Trump!

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Now that the primaries are getting a lot closer, some are doing mental pretzel-bends to rationalize their gut feeling about Trump's inevitable loss (since their gut feeling can't possibly be wrong, of course.)

This Christmas, Remember 'Jesus Had No Place to Lay His Head'

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 12.25.2015 | Religion
Rep. Alan Grayson

In Jesus's time, there were no borders, or border patrols. If you were in danger, then you would just tie your belongings to your donkey, and you would leave. And wherever you went, no one would think of turning you away or hurting you, simply because you were from somewhere else.

Rep. Alan Grayson Slams Marco Rubio's 'Pathetic' Stance On Refugees

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.25.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) joined HuffPost Live on Tuesday and criticized Marco Rubio's stance on the Syrian refugee issue, accusing the ...

Friday Talking Points -- New Speaker's Speaking Problem

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Kevin McCarthy is not worthy. Of using the English language correctly, among other things. Amusingly, though, this will likely not stop him from becoming the next speaker of the House.

My Bill Will Shut Down The Shutdowns

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

With a federal budget deadline looming, we are still facing the threat of another destructive government shutdown. Why should we ever allow a fraction of a faction in the body politic to threaten the whole and hold all of us hostage? Let's end this dangerous and self-destructive political ritual.

Alan Grayson To Enter Race For Marco Rubio's Senate Seat

AP | By BRENDAN FARRINGTON | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, an unapologetically outspoken critic of Republicans who calls himself a congressman with guts, will...

A Good Rule of Law: Mind Your Own Business

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 06.28.2015 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

Friday's U.S. Supreme Court decision was a great victory for LGBT rights. But it also was a great victory for something that rests right at the heart of the human experience, the paramount legal doctrine of M.Y.O.B. -- Mind Your Own Business.

Watch This Democrat Make The Case For Why Obama's Trade Deal Is Awful

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics

After President Barack Obama accused critics of his proposed trade deal of being wrong on the facts, one member of Congress released a lengthy video e...

Will House Democrats #StandWithJan to Back the Iran Talks?

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

House Democrats will play a key role in whether the Obama administration can get a deal with Iran.

Rep. Grayson Grades Hillary's 2016 Announcement: I'd Give It An 'Incomplete'

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) wasn't totally impressed with the presidential campaign announcement video Hillary Clinton released Sunday. "I listened...

Does Alan Grayson Want War With Iran?

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Right now, on the issue of war with Iran, Rep. Grayson is playing for the AIPAC team, not the public team. While Leader Pelosi is defending the framework deal with Iran negotiated by the administration and the Europeans, Grayson is trashing it.

Jessica Schulberg

Top General Says 'There's No Exit Strategy' For War Against ISIS

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Retired Gen. John Allen, the U.S. government's point person for the international fight against the Islamic State, publicly admitted on ...

Zach Carter

What's Going On In Obama's Trade Meeting With Democrats? That's Classified.

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Obama administration gives House Democrats a hard sell on a major controversial trade pact this week, it will be doing so under s...

Rep. Keith Ellison: Postpone Bibi's Speech to Congress

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

We have a world-historical opportunity right now to help change the game in Washington on how people speak and think about the U.S. relationship to Israel.

Dana Liebelson

Democrats Slam Obama Over Secretive Trade Deals, Say He Needs 'Refresher' Economics Class

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats took President Barack Obama to task on Thursday for urging Congress to grant him the authority to fast-track huge intern...

Alan Grayson Reelected To Congress

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) was re-elected to Congress from Florida's 9th District Tuesday, defeating Republican Carol Platt and two independent candid...

Why Are We Still Waiting for Answers on Drones?

Robert Greenwald | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Not one of us would stand by idly while a foreign government killed American grandmothers, children, and other innocent civilians via remote-controlled weapons that rain down death from the skies.

Florida Congressman's Messy Divorce Gets Messier

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson's messy divorce is getting messier, at least when it comes to his house. Court papers filed by his estr...

Alan Grayson: 'Dick Cheney Never Met A War He Didn't Like'

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) weighed in Wednesday on former Vice President Dick Cheney’s remarks that the U.S. needs to do more to counter the Islamic...

Zach Carter

Alan Grayson Zings Both Sides Of Aisle With Export-Import Bank Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Congress reconvenes after its August recess, a major source of political drama is the Export-Import Bank and whether a deep divide in...

Jennifer Bendery

Why Congress Is Reluctant To Stop The Military Toys Flowing To Local Cops

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The militarized police response to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, is forcing members of Congress to explain their ongoing support for a...

Jennifer Bendery

Here's How Lawmakers Use The War On Terror To Defend Police Militarization

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Local police forces need military equipment to fight terrorism, members of Congress argued in June when they successfully beat back legi...

Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson Calls For U.S. Travel Ban In Response To Ebola Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) is calling on the Obama administration to impose a travel ban on three West African nations in response to a growing Ebola ...