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Dem Uses Cross-Burning Image In Email Comparing Tea Party To KKK

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) used an image of a burning cross in an email slamming the tea party, comparing groups involved in the movement to the Ku Kl...

'The Tea Party Is No More Popular Than The Klan'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) said he thinks it's time for the tea party -- and those "willing to cater to it" -- to get out of Washington. During an ...

Jennifer Bendery

With Hands Tied, House Democrats Get Creative To End Shutdown | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats may not be getting far, but they're scoring points for creativity for the ways they've tried to force a vote on a "clean...

Ashley Alman

Here's How House Republicans Rigged The Shutdown | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

In its effort to extract concessions from Democrats in exchange for opening the government, the GOP has faced a fundamental strategic obstacle: They d...

Jennifer Bendery

House Yanks Bill After Democrat Tries To Add 'Clean CR' Language | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House had a pretty light schedule on Saturday morning: Pass a funding bill for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Ed...

Friday Talking Points -- Who Will Inhabit The Cave?

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Now that the budget battle is truly joined, with hourly updates issuing forth from the not-so-hallowed halls of Washington, the cry among the media as I currently write this runs along the lines of: "A deal is in sight -- maybe!"

Grayson To Congress: We Are Less Popular Than Dog Poop

Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) took to the House floor Tuesday to announce to his colleagues just how unpopular they all are. Delivering an epic speec...

Grayson: GOP 'Sadistic' In Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) joined HuffPost Live Tuesday to react to the government shutdown, calling the Republican Party willingness to shut the govern...

WATCH: Rep. Alan Grayson Debunks The Benghazi 'Scandal'

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) said he thinks House Republicans are wasting their time looking into the Obama administration's reaction to the last year's...

Grayson: 'I Scared The Crap Out Of' Republicans

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) shared secrets of his strategy for working with Republicans, telling Salon members of the GOP can appreciate his "interesti...

Shouldn't War Critics Get a Broadcast Response to the President's War Speech?

Robert Naiman | Posted 11.09.2013 | Media
Robert Naiman

President Obama is addressing the nation Tuesday evening to lobby public opinion and Congress to support the Congressional authorization for war in Syria. Shouldn't broadcast media respect the right of war critics to an equal response?

Luke Johnson

Grayson Backs Kerry Proposal | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A peaceful path out of the Syrian impasse began to emerge Monday, as support builds for U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's proposal th...

BOTH SIDES NOW: Can Obama Sway Libs Loathing Iraq or Cons Loathing Him?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgObama bets his presidency for a third time. Will war-weary liberals really reject his pledge that Syria's not Iraq? Will hawks who supported an invasion over rumored WMD now oppose a one-time attack when it was actually used? Is there a majority pony to be found in this mess? Reagan & Matalin doubt it.

Friday Talking Points -- Potholes on the Moral High Road

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Today's big economic news was that the unemployment rate is down to 7.3 percent, the lowest it has been since 2008. In the first year President Obama took office, the Great Recession spiked the rate to 10.0 percent, to put this figure into perspective.

"Self-interest" Morally Reprehensible Justification for Nonintervention

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Returning to the debate on military intervention in Syria, I resolutely reject the notion of "self-interest" as THE red line, THE bottom line, the line in the sand, as the sole, or as the primary consideration as many political leaders and pundits seem to argue.

WATCH: Rep. Alan Grayson: Attacking Syria Is 'Playing Cowboy'

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) told HuffPost Live's Josh Zepps on Thursday that he wholeheartedly opposes U.S. intervention in Syria, an action he said wo...

Dem Rep To MSNBC Host: 'You're Misquoting Me'

Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

Tension arose between Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) and MSNBC's Alex Witt on Sunday as Grayson declared, "It's simply not our responsibility" to interven...

Ryan Grim

Bomb Maker Stock Surges In Run Up To Syria Strike | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Citing his responsibility to represent the views of his constituents, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) said Thursday that he can't support an ...

Alan Grayson On NSA Spying: 'Dictator Palin' Could Rule The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Ashley Balcerzak | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) recently stressed the need to rein in domestic spying programs by expressing concern that the U.S. could one day be control...

House Rejects Dem Effort To Curb Travel Subsidies

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House has rejected an attempt to cut off subsidized air travel to rural towns and cities where taxpayer costs exceed $250 per ticket...

Shahien Nasiripour

Metal Market Mayhem: Brewers Blast Banks | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A loose coalition of beer brewers, automakers, Boeing and Coca-Cola is accusing big banks, including Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase, o...

Zach Carter

House Dems Press Ben Bernanke On Risks Of Bank Expansion | Zach Carter | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four House Democrats sent a letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Friday, pressing him on the risks of the market manipulat...

Alan Grayson Accidentally Tweets How To Work With 'Idiotic' Republicans

The Huffington Post | Caitlin MacNeal | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

Rep. Alan Grayson's campaign promoted a video on Twitter last week that explained how to compromise with Republicans, but not without calling them "'i...

Americans Deserve a Big Raise -- Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Over the past 50 years, the productivity of America's workers has surged, but the minimum wage has fallen further and further behind. In fact, if the minimum wage had kept pace with increases in worker productivity since 1960, it would now stand at $21.72 per hour.

Zach Carter

Warren Opposing Obama's Top Trade Nominee | Zach Carter | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said Wednesday that she will vote against President Obama's top international trade nominee Michael From...