Blog Profile / Political Mojo


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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

This Arizona Lawmaker Bravely Revealed Her Sexual Assault to Fight a Restrictive Abortion Bill

Arizona state Rep. Victoria Steele (D) revealed during emotional testimony Wednesday that she was molested by a male relative when she was a young girl. Steele, who was speaking against a bill that would make it harder for women to elect...Show More Summary

The NYPD Is Editing the Wikipedia Pages of Eric Garner, Sean Bell

Edits to the Wikipedia entries of several high-profile police brutality cases, including those of Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo, and Sean Bell, trace back to the headquarters of the New York Police Department, Capital New York reports this morning. Show More Summary

Joe Biden Blasts Republicans for Letter to Iran

Joe Biden's pissed. Yesterday, 47 GOP senators sent a letter to Iranian leaders suggesting that the negotiations with President Obama over their nuclear program were essentially a waste of time, stating: "The next president could revoke...Show More Summary

Watch Hillary Clinton Address Email Controversy

On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton is scheduled to respond to questions from reporters regarding the ongoing controversy over her exclusive use of personal email while she was serving as secretary of state. You can watch the press conference...Show More Summary

Iran's Foreign Minister Dismisses GOP Letter as "Propaganda Ploy"

On Monday, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif responded to a controversial letter signed by 47 GOP senators urging Iran to reject a nuclear deal with the United States, dismissing the message as "mostly a propaganda ploy" that aimed to undermine President Barack Obama's diplomatic efforts. Show More Summary

50 Years Ago Today, "Bloody Sunday" Catalyzed The Civil Rights Movement. Are We Backsliding?

This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday" assault in Alabama, where on March 7, 1965, police violently assaulted hundreds of demonstrators attempting to march from Selma to Montgomery to protest the fatal policeShow More Summary

Tea Party Darling Ben Carson Says Prisoners Prove That Homosexuality Is A Choice

Ben Carson, the prospective 2016 presidential hopeful beloved by Tea Partiers, told CNN host Chris Cuomo on Wednesday that he believes homosexuality is "absolutely" a choice—because "a lot of people who go into prison, go into prison...Show More Summary

Obama: Netanyahu's Speech Fails to Offer "Viable Alternatives" on Iran

President Barack Obama weighed in on Benjamin Netanyahu's controversial address to Congress on Tuesday, saying the Israeli prime minister's remarks did not provide any "viable alternatives" to preventing Iran from securing a nuclearShow More Summary

DOJ Finds Pervasive Racial Bias at Ferguson Police Department

The Department of Justice has concluded that the Ferguson Police Department engaged in racially biased practices, including disproportionately arresting African-Americans during routine traffic stops. The findings are the result of an...Show More Summary

Hero Mom Has the Perfect Response to Son Begging to Join ISIS

Everyone of us can relate to having once been a stupid teenager, irrationally whining to our parents about needing to hang out with that group, wear this outfit, etc. Such is the case of 19-year-old Akhror Saidakhmetov of Brooklyn who had a burning desire to join club ISIS, like all the cool kids seem to be doing these days. Show More Summary

Sean Hannity Said Some Something Really Creepy at CPAC Today

In his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference this morning, Fox News' Sean Hannity had some downright creepy things to say about the "young, good-looking crowd:" I can look out in the crowd, I kinda have Fox X-ray vision, and I can see that some of you women, you don't even know it yet, but you're pregnant. Show More Summary

California's 3-Strike Prison Reform Is Working

California's three-strikes law used to mean that all third-time felons had to spend at least 25 years behind bars—pretty harsh, considering that the third strike could be the result of stealing a $2.50 pair of tube socks. Last year,Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren Launches New Battle Against the Fed

While speaking before the Senate's Banking Committee on Tuesday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) hit Fed Chair Janet Yellen with a string of harsh questions over the performance of Scott Alvarez, the Fed's general counsel, who is atShow More Summary

The FCC Just Approved Net Neutrality

On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission voted to categorize the internet as a public utility and thereby uphold strong net neutrality regulations. Advocates applauded the passage as a victory for internet consumers, blocking...Show More Summary

Obama Just Vetoed the GOP's Keystone Bill, and This Democratic Presidential Hopeful Is Pissed

Jim Webb is sounding increasingly serious about running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. Last week, National Journal's Bob Moser wrote a cover story wondering whether the former Virginia senator could "spark an anti-Hillary...Show More Summary

We Have Some Good News For You About Marijuana

When comparing seven commonly used recreational drugs, marijuana clocks in as by far the least dangerous, nearly 114 times safer than the most dangerous drug concluded in a new study—alcohol. This is according to research recently published...Show More Summary

Walmart Is Finally Raising Its Minimum Wage

On Thursday, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon announced the company would be raising its baseline pay to at least $9 an hour beginning this spring and then up to $10 an hour by February 2016, a move that will affect an estimated 500,000 employees. The...Show More Summary

Eric Holder Wants All Executions Put on Hold

Attorney General Eric Holder has called for a nationwide moratorium on the death penalty until the Supreme Court makes a decision on the constitutionality of certain lethal injection methods later this year, saying on Tuesday that he...Show More Summary

Clinton Courts Warren

Back in December, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) reportedly met in private for what is being described as a "cordial and productive" conversation inside Clinton's Washington D.C. residence. The New York Times' Maggie...Show More Summary

Why Is This US Attorney So Gung-Ho on Prosecuting a Respected Medical-Pot Dispensary?

Several California congressional representatives issued a statement Friday accusing the Department of Justice of "not acting within the spirit or letter of the law" in its pursuit of a three-year-old legal case aimed at shutting down...Show More Summary

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