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Raul Grijalva

Dems Make $21.6 Million Ad Buy In Last Ditch Effort To Save House

Hotline On Call | By Eliza Newlin Carney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is making a last ditch effort to survive a GOP wave by blanketing the airwaves in more than 60 distric...

Ryan Grim

McCain Waging Grudge Match Against Raul Grijalva; Challenger's Offensive Poster Mocks Dem's Mustache | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain, lacking a viable challenger in his Arizona Senate race, has picked a proxy and is waging war against a longtime thorn in his side, Rep. R...

Top 'Tossup' House Race for Progressives: Raul Grijalva

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Nowhere in the United States is political courage for progressive principles more on the line this Election Day than in the battle to reelect Grijalva.

Congressman's Office On Lockdown After Suspicious Swastika-Covered Package Arrives

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The office of Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) has been locked down due to the presence of a suspicious package covered with swastikas, according to repor...

Press Conference Drives Reform Message

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

This is exactly the kind of message we need to be driving as part of a larger campaign in these elections -- that change has not come to Washington because corporations have been too big a part of the roadblocks.

Amanda Terkel

Progressive Lawmakers Grayson, Grijlava And Kilroy Call For Vote On Obama's Tax Plan Before Congress Adjourns | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Three progressive members of Congress are urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali.) to bring President Obama's tax plan to a vote on the floor befor...

Fannie Mae Must Stop Bankrolling Lawsuits Against Underwater Homeowners with Our Money

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

What do the American people get for investing $86 billion and owning an 80 percent share in Fannie Mae? Have many millions of homeowners who are delinquent on their Fannie mortgages been helped?

Ryan Grim

Rep. Ellison: 'Gibbs Crossed The Line' | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Progressive Democrats fired back at Robert Gibbs on Tuesday, following the White House press secretary's sharp critique of what he called a "professio...

Sam Stein

House Democrats Rip Senate Colleagues: Their Lethargy Is Going To Cost Us Seats In 2010 | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A trio of progressive House members took direct aim at their colleagues in the Senate on Saturday, declaring that the upper chamber "sucks," has a "to...

Arizona's Dangerous Precedent -- and the Path Forward on Immigration Reform

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva

Turning immigrants into scapegoats for every social and economic setback is not what America should be about. The new Arizona law has introduced the unspoken word "race" into the debate.

Weekly Diaspora: Boycotting Arizona

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger Anti-immigrant fervor could be more costly than Arizona lawmakers expected. Thanks to SB 1070, a new law that r...

Arizona Immigration Law: Let Them Look Inside Your Sole

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

Tired of being under constant scrutiny? Worn out from that daily police stop? Well, friends, just slip on a pair of AngLoafers and your worries are over!

Boycotting Arizona's Racism

Amy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Goodman

It was a boycott that eventually forced Arizona to recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It is a shame that similar tactics are needed again, following the passage of anti-immigrant bill S.B. 1070.

AZ Governor & April Poetry Month: Anti-Immigrant Yahoos Should Read Martin Espada's "Imagine the Angels of Bread"

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeff Biggers

Notwithstanding the fact that the first non-native to enter Arizona was an African Muslim without official papers, what better way for California-bred...

Civil Rights Advocates Vow To Challenge Arizona Immigration Law

AP | JONATHAN J. COOPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — Arodi Berrelleza isn't one of the targets of Arizona's new anti-illegal immigration law – he's a U.S. citizen. But the 18-year-...

Raul Grijalva Gets Death Threats: Arizona Rep's Office To Close After Threats Over Immigration Bill

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva says he's closing his Arizona offices at noon Friday after receiving multiple threats over a state immigr...

Rep. Michael Honda Backs Afghanistan Military Withdrawal Timetable

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

On Tuesday, Rep. Honda signed his name to legislation that would require the President to establish a timetable for the redeployment of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. This is potentially a bellwether event.

Weekly Diaspora: What the #$@!, Arizona?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger While federal lawmakers cautiously mull over the possibility of dropping a comprehensive immigration reform bil...

Lucia Graves

Rep. Grijalva Compares BP's Atlantis Rig To Deepwater Horizon: 'Same Pathological Pattern' | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As the errors leading up to the oil spill catastrophe in the Gulf come to light, parallels between the Deepwater Horizon and another offshore rig, BP'...

What Are Americans Doing About the Gulf Oil Spill?

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah van Gelder

We can make the changes that are needed, and this moment of shock and grief at the horrible damage to the Gulf is the right time to act.

Ryan Grim and Arthur Delaney

Power Struggle: Inside The Battle For The Soul Of The Democratic Party | Ryan Grim and Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Raúl Grijalva is sitting quietly with a few of his staffers at one end of the bar, a bottle of Bud and a shot of whiskey in front of him, while his f...

Ryan Grim and Arthur Delaney

Power Struggle: Inside The Battle For The Soul Of The Democratic Party (Print Version) | Ryan Grim and Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Raúl Grijalva is sitting quietly with a few of his staffers at one end of the bar, a bottle of Bud and a shot of whiskey in front of him, while his f...

Environmental Justice

Ray Suarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ray Suarez

Do factories, incinerators, and waste treatment plants go where poor people live? Or do poor people end up living in residential areas clustered around these places because they're poor?

Taking a Stand On Major League Baseball...And on Raúl Grijalva

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Howie Klein

Under Arizona's new law, any fan of Hispanic descent visiting Phoenix for the All-Star Game or a training game will be subject to unequal treatment, fines, and possibly jail time if they cannot prove their legal status on the spot.

Lynn Woolsey Should Resign as Head of the Progressive Caucus

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

Lynn Woolsey has become a major impediment to effective action on the issues she cares about the most. The numerous House progressive concessions over health care reform can be more or less traced to her.