Blog Profile / Political Mojo


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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

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You Can't Unsee This Video of Donald Trump Groping Rudy Giuliani

Donald Trump has long had a boorish reputation when it comes to his treatment of women, something that is now back in the spotlight thanks to the real estate mogul's tense exchange with Megyn Kelly at Thursday's GOP debate and subsequent...Show More Summary

BREAKING: James Holmes Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole in Aurora Massacre Trial

After less than seven hours of deliberation, a jury has sentenced James Holmes to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing 12 people and injuring 70 others three years ago in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado in...Show More Summary

Here's What the Presidential Candidates Had to Say About Reproductive Rights in the First GOP Debate

On Thursday night, the ten front-runners in the race for the GOP presidential nomination gathered in Cleveland for the first debate of the primaries and naturally the discussion included women's health issues. Fox News hosts grilled Florida Sen. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Won't Say If He'll Support the Republican Nominee—Unless It's Him

It took just a few minutes for the first GOP 2016 debate to get testy. Fox News' Bret Baier started off the night by asking the 10 Republicans on the main-stage event whether they would pledge to support whoever wins the Republican nomination and guarantee that they wouldn't run an independent bid next fall. Everyone knew the answer in advance. Show More Summary

Fox News Asks GOP Also-Rans What We Were All Wondering: Why Are You Running?

The undercard to the first Republican presidential primary debate featured a motley crew of long-retired politicians (Jim Gilmore, George Pataki, Rick Santorum); fallen stars (Rick Perry, Bobby Jindal); former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina; and South Carolina Sen. Show More Summary

Fox News Didn't Bother Inviting Any Spectators to the JV Debate

Perhaps acknowledging no one could possibly be interested in what a group of people with zero chance at the White House have to say on policy matters, ordinary humans were not invited to the Happy Hour portion of tonight's first round...Show More Summary

We May Have Bill Clinton to Thank for Donald Trump's Presidential Run

As Americans eagerly await the circus that will be tomorrow's first Republican presidential debate—almost entirely generated by the presence of front-runner Donald Trump—a new report offers a surprising connection that led the real estate...Show More Summary

Bobby Jindal Really Wants You to Know He's Been Working Out

One of the most underrated storylines of the 2016 election has been Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's ongoing effort to re-brand himself as a bodybuilder. Last October, "a source close to Louisiana's Bobby Jindal" leaked to National Review...Show More Summary

Verizon Launches App To Conduct Surveillance On Its Own Striking Workers

Verizon, facing a potential strike by 39,000 unionized workers, has rolled out a smartphone app designed to help its managers document and report violations of its "code of conduct" during a work stoppage. Contract negotiations between...Show More Summary

Jeb Bush: "I'm Not Sure We Need Half a Billion Dollars" for Women’s Health

When he was governor of Florida, Jeb Bush vetoed state funding for Planned Parenthood. He thinks the next president should do the same—at the federal level. That's what Bush said Tuesday at the Send North America conference, one of America's largest evangelical gatherings. Show More Summary

Trump Adds a Touch of Class to the Anti-Planned Parenthood Mob

In a radio interview yesterday with conservative host Hugh Hewitt, Donald Trump took the unusual step of agreeing with other Republican presidential candidates. He said that it would be better for the federal government to shut downShow More Summary

Donald Trump's Top Iowa Staffer Made This Amazing Infomercial for Bedazzler

With the first Republican presidential debate two days away, Donald Trump is leading his nearest competitor in the national polls by as much as 12 points. In Iowa, the Real Clear Politics poll average puts him in second behind Wisconsin Gov. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Was Totally Right to Skip the Big Candidate Forum in New Hampshire

So this is what it looks like when Donald Trump stays home. The businessman and board game magnate, who is currently leading the Republican presidential field by a mile, skipped the first full candidate forum of the 2016 presidential race on Monday in New Hampshire. Show More Summary

State Department Officials Overruled Their Own Human Trafficking Experts

The State Department inflated the grades of diplomatically sensitive countries in its yearly assessment of human trafficking around the globe, according to an investigation published by Reuters on Monday. A negative ranking in the department's annual "Trafficking in Persons Report" can shame offending nations, and even lead to sanctions. Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren Slams Republicans for Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

As the Senate convened on Monday to vote on a bill seeking to defund Planned Parenthood, Sen. Elizabeth Warren took the floor to issue a fierce defense of the health organization. "Do you have any idea what year it is?" Warren asked....Show More Summary

Huckabee Says He'd Consider Using Federal Troops to Stop Abortions

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee told supporters in Iowa on Thursday that if he were elected president he would consider using the FBI or National Guard to end abortion by force. Per the Topeka Capital-Journal: "I will...Show More Summary

A Supermarket Tabloid Company is Funding Chris Christie's Super PAC

The pro-Chris Christie super-PAC America Leads raised $11 million in the first quarter of 2015, according to filings released by the Federal Election Commission on Friday. Controversial hedge-fund manager Steven A. Cohen gave $1 million. Show More Summary

Marco Rubio Uses Cecil the Lion to Shame Planned Parenthood Supporters

Today, Marco Rubio couldn't resist attempting to conflate two recent controversies—an American dentist's admission he killed Cecil the lion and a sting operation currently targeting Planned Parenthood—for the following take: Look atShow More Summary

Michael Bay Made a Movie About Benghazi and It Looks Insane

Anthropomorphic stick of dynamite Michael Bay, the director of The Rock, Armageddon, Bad Boys, Bad Boys II, and four Transformers movies (also Pain and Gain—don't forget Pain and Gain!), has made a movie about the September 11, 2012,...Show More Summary

Mark Cuban Has the Dumbest Reason For Supporting Donald Trump

Mark Cuban is a famous billionaire. He owns the Dallas Mavericks. He also appeared on a few episodes of the terrible TV show Entourage. He apparently is quite the fan of Donald Trump's presidential campaign! Why, you ask? Let him explain: I don't care what his actual positions are. Show More Summary

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