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  Grayson, Alan
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NameAlan Grayson
Address8419 Oak Park Road
Orlando, Florida 32819, United States
Website [Link]
Born March 13, 1958
Died Still Living (57 years)
Contributoreddy 9_99
Last ModifedPaul
Aug 10, 2015 03:01pm
Tags Jewish - Very Liberal - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Government Reform - Health Care Reform - Jobs/Industrial Growth - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Environment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Labor - Divorced - Married - Judaism - Straight -
InfoAlan Mark Grayson

Alan's Background

Alan and his wife, Lolita, have five children – Skye (12), Star (8), Sage (6) and two-year-old twins, Storm and Stone.

Alan grew up in "the projects" in the Bronx. He heard the squeal of the wheels of the elevated trains, every five minutes, all day and all night. At the age of 12, he took the subway to school, by himself. At the age of 11, a bully threw him under a moving bus. He lived.

Six years later, he took the standard test for 12th graders in New York. Almost 50,000 students in the Bronx took that the same test. Alan received the highest score.

Alan was accepted to Harvard College. He cleaned toilets there, and worked as a night watchman. He graduated in three years, with high honors.

Then he went to graduate school at Harvard. In only four years, he received a law degree (with honors), he earned a master's degree in Government, and he finished the course work and passed the general examinations for a Ph.D.

After graduate school, Alan worked as a judge's assistant at the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. He worked with Judges Ginsburg, Bork, Scalia, and Starr. He then joined Judge Ginsburg's husband's law firm, where he represented government contractors.

In 1990, Alan left the practice of law, and started a new business – IDT Corp. Alan was the first President of IDT. Today, IDT is a Fortune 1000 public company, with $2 billion a year in sales. Alan took his profit from IDT, and invested it in many other small companies. Today he owns between one and ten percent of a dozen different public companies.

Twenty years ago, Alan helped to found the Alliance for Aging Research, to help promote health and a good life for older people. The motto of the Alliance is "Living to 100 – and Loving It!" Alan has served as an officer of the Alliance for two decades. He also supported the work of Arnold Palmer Hospital for many years.

In the '90s, Alan returned to the practice of law. For many years, he represented honest government contractors. Over the years since the beginning of the Bush Administration, however, he has seen the bad drive out the good. Fraud and corruption among government contractors grows and grows. The Bush Administration did nothing to recover the stolen money, protect the taxpayers, punish the thieves, or even safeguard the U.S. troops using and wearing defective equipment and supplies. And so Alan found his calling – like an Avenging Angel for the taxpayers and soldiers, he has sued the war profiteers in the name of whistleblowers, and forced them to disgorge their ill-gotten gains.

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03/17/2015-03/28/2015 Quinnipiac University 20.00% ( 0.0) 17.00% ( 0.0) 63.00% ( 0.0)
10/09/2014-10/12/2014 Data Targeting 34.00% ( 0.0) 32.00% ( 0.0) 34.00% ( 0.0)

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Sep 06, 2011 04:15pm Blog Entry I Told Newt He Looks Fat [by Alan Grayson]  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Jul 11, 2011 08:30pm News Alan Grayson: 'I'm running'  Article Andy 
Jun 24, 2011 05:00pm Blog Entry Improve Green Lantern? Former Congressman Grayson has some suggestions  Article Craverguy 
Jan 19, 2011 05:35pm General Alan Grayson Blames Palin, Collects Cash  Article Jason 
Nov 05, 2010 10:50am Interview After lost election, Alan Grayson ‘going to Disney World’ when he gets home in January  Article Craverguy 
Nov 04, 2010 03:00pm Statement Alan Grayson blames Dem 'appeasement'  Article Craverguy 

Sat Oct 10 00:43:02 +0000 2015 - Remember when I told you that a million tiny fish can bite a big shark to death? http://t.co/nRz1FUUwb2

Fri Oct 09 22:42:22 +0000 2015 - True story: a GOP Member jokingly offered to vote for me for Speaker yesterday; he said that with two votes, I’d win by a landslide.

Fri Oct 09 15:03:09 +0000 2015 - We taught McCarthy and the GOP a lesson about abusing power. When Dems with guts stand up and fight, we can win. https://t.co/08Naj9XHf2

Fri Oct 09 14:18:06 +0000 2015 - Glad @HillaryClinton has joined me and @BernieSanders in opposing the TPP http://t.co/Ro9zCtNRan

Thu Oct 08 23:38:18 +0000 2015 - Fair warning #inners. I’m joining @chrislhayes in a few minutes. #flsen

37b Thu Oct 08 18:48:09 +0000 2015 - When Democrats with guts stand up to corrupt Republicans, we get results: http://t.co/IlGL5TRXt3

Thu Oct 08 17:45:31 +0000 2015 - News that isn't new: a McCarthy wastes tax dollars on political witch hunts. #Benghazi http://t.co/GyMcQgKQUD

Thu Oct 08 17:30:11 +0000 2015 - McCarthy can’t stand the heat, drops bid to be House Speaker https://t.co/Og902GAXlH

Thu Oct 08 15:43:03 +0000 2015 - This represents the new McCarthyism- the misuse of federal funds for political purposes to vilify an opponent https://t.co/w73UDOweNw

Thu Oct 08 14:55:23 +0000 2015 - I will join @tamronhall on @msnbc in a few minutes to talk about the Republican #Benghazi witch hunt. Check it out. #flsen

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