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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...

Zach Carter

Major Trade Deal 'Punch In The Face To The Middle Class' | Zach Carter | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive Democrats in Congress are ramping up pressure on the Obama administration to release the text of Trans-Pacific Partnership, ...

Grayson Moves To Halt 'Completely Wrong' Spying Tactics

The Orlando Sentinel | Mark K. Matthews | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Prompted by recent reports of widespread government collection of telephone and Internet records, U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, has...

Dave Jamieson

Happy Memorial Day! 1 In 4 U.S. Workers Get No Vacation, Report Finds | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- As millions of Americans pack their cars ahead of Memorial Day weekend, the United States remains alone among the world's advanced econo...

'Green News Report' - May 23, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.23.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

Lucia Graves

Alan Grayson: GOP's Keystone XL Bill Is Unconstitutional | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green

House Democrats on Wednesday will challenge the constitutionality of Republican legislation allowing Congress to unilaterally approve the Keystone XL ...

Letter From Birmingham Jail

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

Tomorrow marks the 50th anniversary of the first publication of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail."

Don't Vent, Organize -- and 'Primary' a Democrat Near You

Norman Solomon | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Any incumbent Democrat who is not serving progressive interests should be weighed as a possible primary target. And the most fruitful primary challenges are beckoning in heavily Democratic districts where there are many progressive voters and incumbents aren't measuring up.

Time to Bell the Obama Cat

Norman Solomon | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The best way to sway members of Congress is to endanger their seats if they aren't willing to do the right thing. In the real world, politics isn't about playing cat and mouse. It's about power.

The View From Here: Quotes on Florida's Medicaid Expansion Debate From Tampa Bay

Gary Stein | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Gary Stein

Tempers are hot and passions are running wild across Florida as the governor and legislature go back and forth, up and down on the topic of whether or...

The Medicaid Expansion Dilemma in Florida: Senate's 'Florida Plan' Hits the Sunshine, Texas Hits Bottom

Gary Stein | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
Gary Stein

Out of the 50 states, Florida ranks 48th in the number of people that have health insurance. That means only two states have fewer people insured, with Texas being the worst. More than one in every five Floridians have no way but self-pay or no pay when they need medical attention.

Momentum Building to Cancel the Sequester

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

Congress created the sequester and it is up to Congress to find a solution to this problem. We have momentum on our side. It's time to cancel the sequester.

Alan Grayson: Severe Cuts 'Will Cause Pain'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

Two and a half weeks after sequestration took effect, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) is not standing back in the face of the severe cuts. The Other 98...

Jason Linkins

Alan Grayson Reads HuffPost Article Into The Congressional Record | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

After Zach Carter and I wrote our article about how the glorification of the Dow Jones Industrial Average's new highs masked a whole host of larger co...

Which Members of Congress Are Standing Up for Economic Decency - and Which 'Progressives' Aren't

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

If you don't see the name of your Congress member on that list, you live in a House district without a representative standing up for economic decency.

WATCH: Congressman: Replace Sequester Cuts With Ending Afghanistan War

The Huffington Post | John Stephens | Posted 03.08.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Democratic Florida Congressman Alan Grayson told HuffPost Live on Friday that he believes the automatic spending cuts triggered by sequestration shoul...