To begin to solve the health care crisis, we need a system based on health and the money to pay for it. House Resolution 676 is the model for that system.
The Florida congressman, who is running for a Senate seat, talks trade deals, corporate manipulation and the failures of the Democratic Party.
While Republicans debated the size of Donald Trump’s endowments Thursday evening, Florida Rep. Alan Grayson urged anxious progressives to stand their ground in the event that Republicans take the White House this fall.
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Late in May, the House of Representatives approved an amendment to an appropriations bill that would bar the Justice Department from compelling reporters to reveal the identities of and other information about their confidential sources. The legislation was sponsored by Rep. Alan Grayson (pictured).
An amendment adopted by a House committee would, if enacted, take a step toward removing the National Security Agency from the business of meddling with encryption standards that protect security on the Internet.
If the Democratic Party has an honorable future in America, it lies with firebrands of populism like Alan Grayson.
An inquiry by Florida Congressman Alan Grayson compelled Attorney General Eric Holder to state that "any journalist who's engaged in true journalistic activities is not going to be prosecuted by [the U.S.] Justice Department." But as civil liberties journalist Glenn Greenwald points out, the assertion is riddled with caveats.
In the wake of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's voting 10 to 7 to authorize strikes on Syria, Florida Democrat Rep. Alan Grayson told "Democracy Now!" on Thursday: "I am very disturbed by this general idea that every time we see something bad in the world, we should bomb it. … The president has criticized that mindset, and now he has adopted it. It’s simply not our responsibility to act alone and punish this."