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Friday Talking Points -- Economic Messaging

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

OK, we understand that this is garden-variety election pandering to the Tea Party base and all of that, but we feel duty-bound to offer up a little garden-variety ridicule to go with it.

Support the Candidate Who Spent 40 Days in Jail

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

It's one thing to go to a public place, surrounded by like-minded people, and sound off. It's quite another to go to a sit-in, knowing full well that you won't be home that night -- you'll be sharing a jail cell.

Paul Blumenthal

Republicans Fall Flat In Key Fundraising Measure | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) knows how to rile with rhetoric. He has called the entire Congressional Progressive Caucus "members of the ...

Alan Grayson Slams 'Pathetic' Rick Santorum

Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics

Former Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) gave Rick Santorum a kick in the backside on his way out of the GOP presidential primary Wednesday, writing an op-ed...

Trayvon Martin: What RFK Said

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

It calls to mind the sentiments in the speech that Robert F. Kennedy gave from his heart on April 4, 1968, in Indianapolis, after Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed. This is what Robert F. Kennedy said.

Alan Grayson: 'Rick, If You're Against Pornography, Don't Watch It'

The Huffington Post | Anna Staver | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

Former Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) thinks Rick Santorum should keep his mouth shut about Internet pornography. "Rick, if you're against pornography,...

Rick, If You're Against Porn, Don't Watch It

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

Let us give credit where credit is due. A Republican candidate for president finally has come up with a jobs program: policing the Internet for porn. All 50 billion pages of it.

His 21st Birthday, in Prison

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 05.19.2012 | Chicago
Rep. Alan Grayson

For the past quarter-century, in one way or another, Jesse Jackson, Jr. has devoted himself to the causes of justice, equality and peace. He is the kind of Democrat that Democrats always ask for: tough, fearless, compassionate and unstoppable.

I Know Something You Don't Know

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 05.15.2012 | Chicago
Rep. Alan Grayson

I know something you don’t know, unless you happen to have been a Democratic Member of Congress. I know what happens in the House Democratic Cau...

As the Old Guard Liberals Exit Congress, a New Breed Must Take Their Place

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.13.2012 | Chicago
Pearl Korn

Who will pick up the mantle of this unabashed progressive voice in the House? Who will stand in Dennis Kucinich's place and demand that our government do the right thing by the People and the other nations of the world?

Former Rep Involved In Car Crash

Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

Former Rep. Alan Grayson, who is currently running for Congress, was involved in a car accident with a bus on Saturday afternoon. Grayson was en r...

Still I Rise

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

On Sunday, in connection with the Academy Awards, the staff sent out an email identifying some of our accomplishments this past year: (1) Explaining...

Pardon Me, Mr. President

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

Today is Presidents Day. That makes it a good time to talk about one of the great anomalies in presidential history: Abraham Lincoln's mercy.

Mollie Reilly

Influential Progressive Group Announces Top 10 House Candidates | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democracy for America, the grassroots group founded by former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, has named its top 10 progressive candidates in t...

Michael McAuliff

'Majority Maker' Alan Grayson Is Back, Pushing For Dems | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats are so confident in the chances of former Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) winning back a seat in Congress this year, they are press...

The Dream, and the Reality

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

Can someone please explain to me how, in a country where we are told again and again that we are "all created equal," one group ends up with 20 times as much as another?

Governor Cretin: A Hypothetical

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

I would like to do what Albert Einstein called a "thought experiment." Suppose, hypothetically, that there were a country in the Western Hemisphere called "Amurricuh," and a country in the Middle East called "Irab." Lots of Irabs live in Irab.

Iowa: Just Hand Out the Prozac

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

Severe highs and lows. Violent mood swings. One day, a person thinks that someone is the messiah, a week later, the devil. And did you see the audience during the Iowa GOP debates? Inexplicable angry outbursts. Sounds like manic depression to me.

Kucinich on Iraq: Clairvoyant

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

At a time when almost every public figure in America was hoodwinked and bamboozled by Bush Administration propaganda, Dennis Kucinich was not.

Romney's Religion

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

Perhaps this is one of those times when people need to be reminded of what Lincoln called "the better angels of our nature." Bigotry is wrong, whether it's directed against African-Americans, gays, Jews or Mormons.

What Will the Democratic Left Do in 2012?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

It seems that the Democratic party's leftwing, while giving tepid backing to Obama, will concentrate its energies on candidates and ventures that it considers more deserving of its support.

Newt, in His Own Words

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

If Newt Gingrich does win the GOP nomination, then next year, we can choose between one candidate who has won the Nobel Prize for Peace, and another candidate who is constantly seeking the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

A $200K Mortgage for $2 a Month

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 02.08.2012 | Business
Rep. Alan Grayson

Maybe you thought, "a $200,000 mortgage? For only $2 each month? That sounds impossible." Well, it is possible. It's just not possible for you. For Bank of America, yes. For Citigroup, yes. For Wells Fargo, yes. For you, no.

The Fed Bailouts: Money for Nothing

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 02.04.2012 | Business
Rep. Alan Grayson

A GAO investigation into the Fed documents Wall Street bailouts that dwarf the $700 billion TARP, and everything else you've heard about. All this is something new, very new. The Fed was allowed to pick winners and losers.

Cenk's Back

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 02.03.2012 | Media
Rep. Alan Grayson

Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks and former MSNBC host, returns to TV tomorrow night, on Current TV. And he has invited me to be a guest on his first show.