Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll loveā€¦ Learn about Reading Desk

Blog Profile / Political Mojo


URL :http://motherjones.com/mojo
Filed Under:US Politics / Liberal
Posts on Regator:5694
Posts / Week:28.3
Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

The Obama Administration Wants to End Racial Profiling "Once and for All"

Speaking at the same Baptist church where Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached, Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday announced he would soon unveil a plan to end racial profiling "once and for all." His speech comes just one week after...Show More Summary

Despite Conservatives' Pleas, Texas Board Rejects Clemency for Mentally Ill Convict

Scott Panetti in an old mugshot. Today the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole voted 7-0 against recommending clemency for Scott Panetti, a severely mentally ill death row inmate who is now infamous for having represented himself at trial...Show More Summary

President Obama Wants More Cops To Wear Body Cams

The White House wants Congress to spend $75 million on body cameras for law enforcement. The funding, which could pay for as many as 50,000 devices, comes as part of a larger proposal to provide $263 million in new funding to train and...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Undergoes Heart Surgery

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is "resting comfortably" after undergoing a coronary catheterization procedure, a press release from the nation's highest court announced Wednesday morning. Ginsburg, who at 81 is the Supreme Court's oldest member, is expected to be discharged in the next 48 hours. Show More Summary

Media Goes Wild Over Hagel Firing But Not Obama's Secret Afghanistan Reversal

There's little the Washington-centric political-media universe loves more than the story of a fallen star. The defenestration of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has reporters and pundits in a schadenfreude-driven tizzy. Was he fired? Was...Show More Summary

Chuck Hagel Resigning as Secretary of Defense

President Barack Obama is expected to announce the resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday. The New York Times reports that the president's decision to ask Hagel to step down follows a series of meetings, which concluded...Show More Summary

The Ohlone People Were Forced Out of San Francisco. Now They Want Part of Their Land Back.

"There are only three ways to get land," said Tony Cerda, chairman of the Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe, in 2010. "You can buy it, have it given to you, or steal it." It's clear which one of those applies to his people, the Ohlone, who...Show More Summary

Native Children Have the Same Rate of PTSD as Combat Veterans

Here's the most sobering statistic you'll see today: American-Indian and Alaskan Native children experience PTSD at the same rate at veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. According to a new report from a Department of Justice...Show More Summary

President Obama Acted Unilaterally on Immigration and the Right Is Predictably Outraged

President Barack Obama, who has issued fewer executive orders than any president since Grover Cleveland, issued a set of directives this week to protect 5 million undocumented residents from deportation. The new executive actions will...Show More Summary

Watch Obama Announce His Immigration Executive Action Right Here

While you're waiting for the speech to start, read about the three expected takeaways from President Obama's executive action on immigration, or about how some prominent conservatives are already calling for his impeachment.

Al Franken Questions Uber Over Privacy

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken has taken a keen interest in tech policy since coming to Congress. As chairman of a Senate subcommittee that focuses on privacy, technology, and the law, Franken has been one of the more vocal advocates forShow More Summary

Jim Webb Wanted to Punch George W. Bush. Now He Wants His Old Job.

Jim Webb is running for president. The former secretary of the navy and Virginia senator launched a presidential exploratory committee on Thursday, becoming the first Democrat to formally dip his toe in the 2016 waters. Webb explained...Show More Summary

Newtown Group Demands Jay Leno Cancel his Performance at Gun Lobby Trade Show

Gun-control advocates aren't laughing about Jay Leno's next move. On Tuesday, anti-gun-violence groups called on the comedian to cancel his appearance at January's Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT), an annual event put on by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, which is based in Newtown, Connecticut. Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren to Banks: Prove You Can Protect Customer Data From Hackers

Elizabeth Warren is off to a running start in her new leadership role with the Senate Democratic caucus. She called out Walmart for its terrible labor practices. She wrote an op-ed this week warning the president against appointing Wall Street insiders to the Federal Reserve. Show More Summary

Backstabbing in Hillaryland: Here We Go Again

We've seen this movie before, and it doesn't end well. On Friday, ABC News published a story about a email listserv maintained by two Democratic operatives: Robby Mook, a former Howard Dean and Hillary Clinton campaign aide, and Marlon Marshall, an Obama White House staffer. Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren's Next Target: Walmart

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has it out for Walmart. On Tuesday, the freshman senator will hold an event on Capitol Hill calling out the retail giant for its low wages and terrible employment practices. The briefing will be held a week ahead of the nationwide anti-Walmart protests planned for Black Friday. Warren will be joined by Rep. Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for November 17, 2014

Light armored vehicles fire on targets during a training mission. (US Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonathan R. Waldman)

1 in Every 30 US Children Is Homeless

The number of homeless children in America reached nearly 2.5 million last year, an all-time high, according to a new report released by the National Center on Family Homelessness. The report, titled "America's Youngest Outcasts" and published Monday, concluded the current population amounts to 1 child out of every 30 experiencing homelessness. Show More Summary

3 Ways Obama's Immigration Executive Action Changes Everything (and One Way It Doesn't)

The details of President Barack Obama's much-rumored, much-debated executive action on immigration have been leaked to the press, and the broad outline, according to Fox News and the New York Times, includes deportation relief for upwards...Show More Summary

These 7 Conservatives Would Impeach Obama Over Immigration

As early as next week, President Barack Obama is expected to issue an executive order that would allow as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants to stay in the country without facing deportation. Not unexpectedly, Republicans are outraged, and some have hinted that the only way to stop the plan is impeachment. Show More Summary

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC