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Alan Grayson

A one-term U.S. House member and Democrat who was a very vocal figure in Washington during his 2 years in office. He was ousted by Republican Dan Webster in the 2010 midterm elections for the U.S. House District 8 seat in Florida.
A one-term U.S. House member and Democrat who was a very vocal figure in Washington during his 2 years in office. He was ousted by Republican Dan Webster in the 2010 midterm elections for the U.S. House District 8 seat in Florida. « Show less

Top Alan Grayson Articles

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  • Consumer issues coming up in 2015

    Consumer issues coming up in 2015
    You can expect some resolution of five big consumer issues in travel this year. You may not like the results, but at least you'll get results. Last week I joined a group of consumer advocate colleagues in Washington, where we covered a list of some two...
  • Taking from Peter to pay Paul is bad economics for tragedies

    Taking from Peter to pay Paul is bad economics for tragedies
    What happens when we cut government programs whenever we have to provide disaster relief? We turn a natural disaster into an economic one. That's Economics 101. Disaster relief is a form of insurance. You pay it in good times, and it pays you in bad...
  • Graysons return to court in divorce case amid bigamy dispute

    Graysons return to court in divorce case amid bigamy dispute
    With a $30 million fortune at stake, U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson and his estranged wife, Lolita, sat on opposite sides of a tiny Orlando courtroom Monday. The hearing comes nearly a year after unsubstantiated accusations by Lolita Grayson that her...
  • Charlie Crist for Senate? No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no

    Charlie Crist for Senate? No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no
    So Charlie Crist is now talking about running for the U.S. Senate. This is about as good of an idea as running face-first into a buzz saw. Both would result in bloody endings. Of a human life. And of the viability of Florida's Democratic Party ......
  • Crist says he is considering U.S. Senate run

    Crist says he is considering U.S. Senate run
    Charlie Crist is considering another run for the U.S. Senate, in the 2016 race. "Well, I have been encouraged to," Crist said Wednesday when asked by phone about reports that he might run again. Crist, who is in New York, declined to elaborate. Crist,...
  • Rubio's presidential choice could muddle Senate race

    Rubio's presidential choice could muddle Senate race
    Marco Rubio has said he would not run for president and re-election to the U.S. Senate at the same time and that Florida law forbids it anyway, but as he approaches his decision, some legal scholars say he might be able to do both. Rubio cites a state...
  • Grayson: Shut down the shutdowns

    Grayson: Shut down the shutdowns
    U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson is pushing a proposal that he says would prevent future government shutdowns over partisan disputes. Grayson, D-Orlando, is seeking co-sponsors for a "Shut Down the Shutdowns Act" to ensure stop-gap funding would continue for...
  • Congress hears testimony on Cuban criminal pipeline

    WASHINGTON — Cuba's role in enabling a criminal pipeline to Florida must be examined as the United States moves to restore relations with the Communist-led island, the leader of a key congressional panel said Thursday. Jeff Duncan, chairman of the...
  • Volunteers help with health care sign-ups at ACA deadline

     Volunteers help with health care sign-ups at ACA deadline
    On the last day to get health insurance through the Affordable Care Act before emergency room fees would kick in, Orange and Osceola residents had the opportunity to sign up at two events organized by Working America and Rep. Alan Grayson. "We have made...
  • American-made flags? You bet. But why stop there?

    American-made flags? You bet. But why stop there?
    In modern politics, it's tough to get both parties to agree on much of anything. Yet there is one issue in Washington — and now Tallahassee — with universal appeal: Laws that require American flags to be made in America. It is a fine idea....
  • Local congressmen ready for ISIS fight

    Local congressmen ready for ISIS fight
    updated 2/13/15 8:15 a.m. with U.S. Rep. Bill Posey's comment and an additional comment from Grayson. Most of Central Florida's U.S. Senate and Congress members are ready to fight the Islamic State, though they're taking different positions on President...