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Alan Grayson, Michele Bachmann To Debate Health Care On Larry King Live

The Huffington Post | Jeremy Binckes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Progressive icon Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) will debate conservative Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) Wednesday night on CNN's "Larry King Live." The t...

Grayson, Bachmann Debate Health Care Reform On 'Larry King Live' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Civility reigned Wednesday during a health care debate between Reps. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) and Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) on "Larry King Live." Bo...

In the Gritty World of Campaign Fundraising, the Power of Positive Progressivism

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's an old truism that progressives need to raise campaign money from Wall Street in order to get elected and stay in office. But is it true?

Grayson Explains Capitalism To Banks (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"In capitalism, winners have to win and losers have to lose." Representative Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) laid out one of the most basic principles of capi...

The Story That No One Will Tell

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

The story that everyone wants to tell is that the Democratic Party is disheartened and disintegrating. Teabagger Republicans are juiced up and on top. Or so the media says, over and over again.

Ryan Grim

Donors Reward Dems Who Pushed Public Option | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An online effort has quietly raised nearly $90,000 in the past few days to reward three freshman House Democrats for organizing an effort to put the p...

Friday Talking Points [109] -- Obama Enters Lions' Den, Bells Cat

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama followed up Wednesday night's speech with a town hall meeting in Florida, and then a truly stunning performance today, managing to "bell the cat" in the Republican lion's den.

Jeff Muskus

Grayson Challenges Senate To Push Public Option Through Reconciliation | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A House progressive walked over to the Senate side of the Capitol on Wednesday to push Democratic leaders to take action on health care reform -- and,...

The Most Important State of the Union of his Presidency

Trey Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trey Ellis

We need some bold policy initiatives, yes, but what we left, center and independents desperately need to hear from our president is some righteousness.

Ryan Grim

Dodd Opposes Fed Audit | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd opposes including a provision to audit the Federal Reserve in the Senate's regulatory reform package, the...

Arthur Delaney

Alan Grayson Petitioning Against Looming Supreme Court Campaign Finance Decision | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In response to news that the Supreme Court will hold a special public session on Thursday, which some expect could bring a highly-anticipated campaign...

Grayson: Fox News Is "The Enemy Of America" (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Appearing on The Ed Show Wednesday night, outspoken Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson slammed both Fox News and the GOP, saying that "Fox News and their Re...

Halftime At The Healthcare Reform Superbowl

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A football locker room. Hundreds of Democrats are sitting on benches, to hear Coach's halftime pep talk in the Health Care Reform Superbowl. Some appear exhausted, some appear battered.

Newsmakers Roasting on an Open Fire: Your Gift Ideas for 2009's Naughty and Nice

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Arianna Huffington

Earlier this week, I asked for your ideas on what gifts we should give to some of our favorite -- and not so favorite -- public figures. You dusted of...

Alan Grayson On Afghanistan: "Just Leave People Alone"

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

Between 1969 and 1972 I spent over half a year in Afghanistan. It was like being in the 11th Century. And I noticed immediately that the people there don't recognize a country called "Afghanistan."

Ryan Grim

Fed Beaten: Bill To Audit Federal Reserve Passes Key Hurdle | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an unprecedented defeat for the Federal Reserve, an amendment to audit the multi-trillion dollar institution was approved by the House Finance Comm...


Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Everyone knows that genocide means mass murder and that the Holocaust should be restricted to the mass murder of 6 million Jews during World War II. Abuse of these terms is inexcusable.

Jason Linkins

The Craziest Examples Of Congressional Theatrics (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Elyse Siegel contributed to this story Just over twenty years ago, the cable industry launched the Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network -- better k...

Alan Grayson's YouTube Followers Don't Want His Copycats

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

Where once politicians would escort the people into the future, social media sites are now propelling them forward. Left for debate is whether these new vehicles are actually shaping better leaders.

Alan Grayson: It's Hard For Me To Listen To Cheney Speak, He's Like A Vampire

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Thursday night on MSNBC, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) told Chris Matthews that he has trouble listening to former Vice President Dick Cheney speak becau...

Bill Maher Talks Balloon Boy, Interviews Rep. Alan Grayson (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

On "Real Time" this Friday, Maher began his show with a monologue about the the "balloon boy" saga surrounding the Heene family. Maher made some fun...

Beyond Left And Right: Reps. Grayson, Paul Hammer Dick Cheney (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Monday night, former Vice President Cheney received heat for his recent attacks against President Obama from both sides of the aisle. On MSNBC, ...

It's Time To Bet On Health Insurance Reform

Beau Friedlander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beau Friedlander

The very nature of the health insurance industry is antithetical to its stated reason for being: helping people stay well and to get better.

Rachel Weiner

Grayson Filibuster Petition: Change Threshold To 55 | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) has launched a petition calling on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to weaken the filibuster. "Join me in callin...

How Alan Grayson and Michael Moore Changed the Conversation

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Now the conversation we're having is whether the health care system leads to killing people for profit. This is an old trick of lobbyists. You change the conversation to a battle you can win.