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Which Party Is the Peace Party?

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

For years, I prosecuted war profiteers in Iraq. I saw exactly what Gen. Butler meant when he said, "war is a racket." I'm not going to change my mind about these wars any time soon. But we have to change other people's minds.

Half a Century Under the Whip

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

For the past half century, the military-industrial complex has perpetuated one war after another, at enormous cost in both blood and money. In its lust for oil, it has broken country after country, and now the sea floor.

Me and the Lobbyists

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

I have to confess. There is a part of this job, this whole "Member of Congress" experience, that I'm just not any good at. In fact, I'm awful at it. I just can't bring myself to kiss up to lobbyists.

Alan Grayson Compares GOP To 'Al Qaeda Members' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Florida) dropped a hyperbolic metaphor during an interview with Orlando television station WFTV, saying that allowing Republicans...

The War Is Making You Poor Act

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

What George Orwell wrote about in 1984 has come true. What Eisenhower warned us about concerning the "military-industrial complex" has come true. War is a permanent feature of our societal landscape.

Friday Talking Points [123] -- A Working Senate

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Senate has actually been dealing with many financial issues that will directly effect American consumers, and they've been doing so in an orderly way. You'd think this would be news.

We Beat the Fed

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rep. Alan Grayson

The Fed has not been chastened. It is more of a rogue actor than ever. But let's not lose sight of what we have accomplished so far: real independent inquiry into the Fed, and its incestuous relationships with Wall Street banks. For the first time ever.

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.

Arthur Delaney

Alan Grayson Petitioning Against Looming Supreme Court Campaign Finance Decision

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Alan Grayson Reads Names Of Dead In Republican Districts (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) took to the floor Wednesday night to read the names of those who had died from lack of health insurance in Republican distr...

My 2009 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome once again to our year-end wrap-up and awards ceremony. Honesty dictates that I immediately genuflect to The McLaughlin Group, from whom I have stolen all these award categories.

Friday Talking Points [99] -- Misdirection

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The real head-scratcher for serious media-watchers right now is what the "war" between the White House and Fox News was meant to distract us from this week. The "war" itself is laughable, for a number of reasons.

Grayson Issues Apology For "Whore" Comment About Bernanke Adviser

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Florida Democrat who said Republicans want sick people to "die quickly" is apologizing again for his inflammatory rhetoric, thi...

Friday Talking Points [102] -- Harry Reid's Glacial Progress Grinds On

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Harry Reid thinks he's got enough votes, but then this is the reason why the vote keeps getting pushed back -- because he's obviously still scrambling for the final few votes before he moves ahead.

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.

Ryan Grim

Grayson Pulls In $850,000 In Final Quarter, Calls For New Way To Run For Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As members of Congress begin to report their fourth-quarter fundraising totals, here's a number that will pop a few eyes: $850,000. That's the amount...

Grayson calls Fed adviser "K Street whore"

AP | BEN EVANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Florida Democrat who said Republicans want sick people to "die quickly" is apologizing again for his inflammatory rhetoric, thi...

Friday Talking Points [96] -- The Impressiveness of Alan Grayson

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

First, let's get rid of the distractions this week. Chicago will not be getting the Olympics in 2016, even after President Obama went over to Copenha...

Alan Grayson: Republicans Want Sick People To Die Quickly

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) took to the House floor last night to give his take on the Republican health care plan: Don't get sick, and if you do get s...

The Fed Under Fire (VIDEO)

Harry Hanbury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Hanbury

As details emerge of how the Fed secretly doled out more than a trillion dollars during the financial crisis, a rare bipartisan movement in Congress demands that the Fed be held accountable.

Grayson Grills Citigroup CEO (VIDEO)

American News Project | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CEOs of the biggest bailed-out banks finally appeared before Congress. Over the course of a seven-hour hearing, there were remarkably few revealing mo...