Blog Profile / Political Mojo


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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Harriet Tubman to Replace Andrew Jackson on the $20

US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will reportedly announce on Wednesday the decision to replace the image of former President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with an image of Harriet Tubman. Politico reports Lew will also announce that the...Show More Summary

Three Officials Charged in Flint Water Crisis

Update, 10:20 a.m. EST: Three state and city officials have been charged in connection to the Flint water crisis. Flint employee Michael Glasgow was charged with tampering with evidence and two officials from Michigan's Department of...Show More Summary

Happy 4/20! Here's Some Shit To Read While You're Stoned.

Happy 4/20, all you potheads. So, just wondering, have you ever really looked at all these stories we've written on your favorite subject? If not, what better time than now? A map of where you can smoke legally Behind the pricey ad campaign...Show More Summary

Watch Donald Trump Blast the GOP's "Crooked System" in His NY Victory Speech

Speaking from Trump Tower in Manhattan on Tuesday, Donald Trump celebrated his resounding victory in New York's Republican primary. The GOP front-runner took the opportunity to dismiss his challengers, Ted Cruz and John Kasich, and to...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Accidentally Recalls "7-Eleven" Terror Attacks

On Monday night, Donald Trump displayed the best of his New York values by accidentally referring to the attacks on 9/11 as 7-Eleven, the national chain of convenience stores. "I wrote this out and it's very close to my heart," the Republican presidential candidate told a crowd in Buffalo, New York. Show More Summary

Justice Department Is Investigating Treatment of Gay and Trans Prisoners

The Justice Department and the US Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia have launched a joint investigation into the treatment of gay and transgender inmates in Georgia prisons. The DOJ confirmed to the Georgia Voice...Show More Summary

Trump Campaign Manager Won't Face Prosecution

Donald Trump's campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, will not be prosecuted for a battery charge in connection to former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields, Florida prosecutors announced on Thursday. "Although the facts support the allegation...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz's Daughter Schools Him on Taylor Swift

The CNN Town Hall with Ted Cruz and his family on Wednesday night began with host Anderson Cooper talking to the candidate about the usual political subjects, including his thoughts about GOP front-runner Donald Trumps' vocal opposition to the current system of gathering delegates in advance of the Republican National Convention. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Complained to the Mayor of New York About Hot Dogs

Donald Trump is counting on a hometown boost in Tuesday's New York primary showdown against Ted Cruz. The Texas senator has taken heat from prominent Republicans there, such as Rep. Peter King and ex-Mayor Rudy Giuliani, for his comments about "New York values" and his campaign positions. Show More Summary

The Pay Gap Is Costing Women $500 Billion Per Year

In 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act, a law meant to close the wage gap between working men and women. But more than 50 years later, women on average earn just 79 cents for every dollar paid to men. And according...Show More Summary

Kansas Voters Have 21 Days to Register If They Speak English, or 15 If They Speak Spanish

Prospective voters in Kansas were given different instructions for how and when to register to vote depending on whether they received the English- or Spanish-language voter guide issued by the Kansas secretary of state's office. The English-language version correctly informed voters that they could register up to 21 days before an election. Show More Summary

400 Non-Violent Protesters Were Arrested on Capitol Hill

More than 400 people protesting the role of big money in politics outside the U.S. Capitol were arrested on Monday. The non-violent demonstration, which was organized by the advocacy group Democracy Spring and involved members of over...Show More Summary

Lackland Air Force Shooting Leaves At Least Two Dead

At least two people are dead following a shooting at Texas' Lackland Air Force Base on Friday morning that is being investigated as an apparent murder-suicide. Authorities say the shooting occurred at around 8:40 a.m. local time. Our...Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders to Speak at Vatican City About Social Justice

Sen. Bernie Sanders has accepted an invitation to speak at Vatican City for a conference on social justice next week. The April 15h event, which is to be hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, will cover a number of the...Show More Summary

Bill Clinton Gets Combative in Confrontation With Black Lives Matter Activists

Bill Clinton was interrupted by a group of Black Lives Matter activists as he gave a speech on behalf of his wife, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, in Philadelphia on Thursday. The exchange quickly turned combative. As...Show More Summary

British Prime Minister David Cameron Comes Clean About "Panama Papers"

Just days after dismissing the revelation that his late father managed an offshore fund, calling it a "private matter," British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday admitted to having profited from the very same fund. According to...Show More Summary

San Francisco Just Did Something Really Cool for Working Parents

On Tuesday, San Francisco became the first US city to require that all new parents—mothers, fathers, and same-sex partners—get fully paid parental leave for six weeks after giving birth or adopting a child. The new law follows the efforts...Show More Summary

Cops Raid the Former Offices of FIFA's Brand-New President

Global soccer may be embroiled in yet another corruption crisis after Swiss police raided the offices of UEFA, the sport's European governing body, on Wednesday. The raid came days after Gianni Infantino, UEFA's former chief and theShow More Summary

Notorious Coal Baron Don Blankenship Sentenced to a Year in Prison

A federal judge in West Virginia sentenced former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship to a year in prison on Wednesday for conspiring to commit mine safety violations at his company's Upper Big Branch mine during a period leading up to the explosion there that left 29 miners dead in 2010. The mountaintop estate where Blankenship once hosted visitors. Show More Summary

Trump Says His Controversial Comment About Abortion Was "Excellent"

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump ignited a firestorm last week when he said that he wants to outlaw abortion and punish women who obtain abortions anyway. He soon clarified his comment, suggesting that women who get abortions should not be penalized. Show More Summary

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