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Raul Grijalva

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  • Proposed amendments reek of hypocrisy [Commentary]

    Proposed amendments reek of hypocrisy [Commentary]
    Let us now praise Democratic hypocrisy. Throughout my life, various Republicans have suggested amending the Constitution in one way or another. A few years ago, they suggested revising the 14th Amendment to get rid of automatic birthright citizenship....
  • Budget deal would avert shutdown, cut federal workforce

    Budget deal would avert shutdown, cut federal workforce
    Congressional negotiators announced a $1.01 trillion budget agreement on Tuesday that would avoid another government shutdown but deliver an additional round of cuts to federal employees in Maryland. The two-year deal would replace $63 billion in...
  • Howard Dean endorses Pooran in 6th District

    Three high-profile Democrats, including 2004 presidential candidate Howard Dean, have endorsed Milad Pooran in the race for the Democratic nomination in Maryland's 6th Congressional District, the campaign announced Tuesday. The endorsements -- which also...
  • Dismayed by Washington, Pooran runs for Congress

    Dismayed by Washington, Pooran runs for Congress
    Milad Pooran was honeymooning in the South Pacific last summer as politicians in Washington were turning a deadline to raise the U.S. debt limit into another opportunity for partisan brinkmanship. A critical care physician from Frederick County, Pooran...
  • Proposed amendments reek of hypocrisy

    Let us now praise Democratic hypocrisy. Throughout my life, various Republicans have suggested amending the Constitution in one way or another. A few years ago, they suggested revising the 14th Amendment to get rid of automatic birthright citizenship....
  • Sen. Ted Cruz rallies GOP against border bill; House delays vacation

    Sen. Ted Cruz rallies GOP against border bill; House delays vacation
    On a day that was supposed to signal new leadership in the House, Speaker John A. Boehner was plagued with the same old GOP infighting Thursday when he was forced to abruptly cancel a vote to approve $659 million in emergency funding for the border crisis...
  • Senate GOP blocks $2.7 billion border security bill

    Senate GOP blocks $2.7 billion border security bill
    U.S. Senate legislation giving President Barack Obama $2.7 billion to deal with tens of thousands of Central American migrant children amassing at the southwestern U.S. border was blocked on Thursday by Republican opposition. By a vote of 50-44, 10 short...
  • A reminder that we still have an austerity budget

    A reminder that we still have an austerity budget
    It's unsurprising if most Americans can't understand why job growth and economic expansion have been so lackluster since the Great Recession. It's because the country is still carrying around the dead weight of the sequester and other budget constraints...
  • Senate to investigate veterans' deaths at Phoenix VA facility

    The chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Thursday pledged to convene a hearing on allegations that excessive wait times at a Phoenix VA facility led to the deaths of 40 veterans. Thousands of veterans have been kept waiting for care,...
  • House pushes to limit president's right to designate monuments

    WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House voted Wednesday to scale back the president's authority to establish national monuments, seeking changes to a century-old law that critics say has put wide swaths of the West off-limits to activities such...
  • Honduras elections: A chance to get it right this time

    Honduras elections: A chance to get it right this time
    In June 2009, democracy, human rights and the rule of law were shattered in Honduras. Democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya was flown out of the country at gunpoint, and, in the days and months that followed, pro-democracy demonstrations were...
  • Now, about that improbable Keystone XL pipeline report...

    This post has been corrected, as indicated below. When the State Department released its environmental report on the Keystone XL pipeline Friday, the timing led me to fear the worst. It’s a strategy bordering on tradition in politics that if you...