Blog Profile / Political Mojo


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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

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The Daily News Just Made One Helluva Statement About "New York Values"

Last night, Sen. Ted Cruz said some stupid things about "New York values" being a synonym for like money-grubbing, fame-hungry monsters. Donald Trump used the moment to go full "9/11" on Cruz and, at least to my aged eyes, the Princeton...Show More Summary

Chris Christie Just Flubbed Something Really Basic About American History

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made a bold pronouncement at Thursday's Republican debate: the founders considered the right to bear arms to be one of the most important constitutional amendments—that's why it was the second one on the list. Show More Summary

Watch the Moment the Gloves Finally Came Off Between Trump and Cruz at the GOP Debate

During Thursday's GOP debate, Sen. Ted Cruz was forced to weigh in on his eligibility to run for president of the United States—a controversy Donald Trump has been vigorously fanning as the Canadian-born senator has risen in the polls. Cruz's initial annoyance was palpable, but it was clear he was prepared for the "birther" issue to come up. Show More Summary

We Just Heard the Dumbest Comment About Immigration of the Campaign

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum offered a spirited defense of mass deportations at Thursday's Republican undercard debate in South Carolina. Only he didn't call it deportation. Instead, he explained, immigration officials would "export America" back to Latin America. Show More Summary

Deadly Disease Strikes After Cost-Cutting Contaminated Flint's Water Supply

Residents in Flint, Michigan have been outraged since the discovery that their water is tainted with lead, a substance has irreversible neurological and developmental effects on children. The contamination came after the city of 100,000...Show More Summary

Planned Parenthood Sues “Complex Criminal Enterprise” Behind Deceptive Videos

Planned Parenthood officials announced Thursday that the organization is suing the Center for Medical Progress, the group behind last summer's series of misleading and heavily edited videos that created a firestorm over whether the group's fetal tissue donation program broke the law. Show More Summary

Watch a Group of "Freedom Kids" Perform a Horrifying Song at a Donald Trump Rally

In an apparent bid to land on the military's torture playlist, three young girls on Wednesday performed a creepy song and dance routine in honor of Donald Trump at a scheduled rally in Pensacola, Florida. The three girls—dubbed the "Freedom...Show More Summary

Watch DJ Khaled Give Jeb Bush an Amazing Pep Talk

Rapper, producer, and record executive DJ Khaled has some chicken soup for Jeb Bush's soul. Khaled, of "I'm on One" and "All I Do Is Win" fame, has been rapping and producing for over a decade now, but has recently become popular among...Show More Summary

Did Bernie Sanders Just Go Negative On Hillary Clinton?

With the Democratic presidential race in the early states of Iowa and New Hampshire neck and neck, the volleys between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are heating up. Clinton has been slamming Sanders for his positions on gun control and health care. Show More Summary

Ben Carson's Campaign Finance Chairman Resigns

Ben Carson's struggling campaign for the Republican presidential nomination was dealt another blow on Thursday morning when his campaign finance chair resigned. Dean Parker was responsible for spearheading the campaign's finances, and...Show More Summary

1,000 Reasons Why It's Becoming Incredibly Difficult to Get an Abortion

More anti-abortion laws have been passed since 2010 than in any other five-year period since 1973, according to a new report from the Guttmacher Institute. In the four decades since Roe v. Wade, states have enacted more than 1,000 laws...Show More Summary

Here Is the Full Text of Obama's State of the Union Address

Read the text of President Obama's final State of the Union speech: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: Tonight marks the eighth year I’ve come here to report on the State of the Union. And for this final one, I’m going to try to make it shorter. Show More Summary

Chelsea Clinton Accuses Sanders of Trying to "Dismantle Obamacare"

Chelsea Clinton hit the trail for the first time this election cycle on Tuesday to campaign for her mother, and she came out swinging. In New Hampshire, the younger Clinton attacked Bernie Sanders' Medicare-for-all, or single-payer, health care plan by wondering if it would in fact take away coverage from millions. "Sen. Show More Summary

Clinton Once Said Democrats Should Never Attack Each Other Over Universal Health Care

Hillary Clinton is going after Bernie Sanders on health care reform. On Monday, she warned that his proposal for universal single-payer health care was a "risky deal" that would tear apart the Affordable Care Act and "start over." On Tuesday, her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, followed suit. Show More Summary

Matt Lauer Asked If Obama Could Imagine Trump Giving a State of the Union. Here's His Response.

Matt Lauer asked President Barack Obama if he could imagine Donald Trump giving a State of the Union address. His response: "Well, I can imagine it in a Saturday Night [Live] skit." Snap. Obama also dismissed Trump's chances of winning...Show More Summary

Biden Says Obama Offered to Help Pay for Son's Cancer Treatment

In an emotional interview with CNN's Gloria Borger, Vice President Joe Biden on Monday revealed that President Barack Obama once offered to help him financially amid mounting concerns over his late son Beau's health. The offer, Biden...Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders' Plan to Fight Mass Incarceration Doesn't Add Up

Bernie Sanders is pledging big things when it criminal justice reform, vowing that by the end of his first term as president the nation would no longer be the world leader in incarceration: I promise at the end of my first term we won't...Show More Summary

How the Conservative Media Went Nuts When David Brooks and I Discussed Cruz's "Satanic" Tone

Jeez, the conservative media is really sensitive these days when it comes to Sen. Ted Cruz. On Friday night, New York Times columnist David Brooks, a mild conservative, and I were on the PBS Newshour, and our discussion of Cruz's recent surge in Iowa really ticked off some within the right-wing press. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Will Never Let Bernie Sanders Live Down This Vote

Three weeks removed from the Iowa caucuses, with Bernie Sanders nipping at Hillary Clinton's heels in the polls, the Clinton campaign is reminding Democrats of the Vermont senator's most problematic vote in Congress. In 2005, Sanders,...Show More Summary

Texas Governor Wants to Add Nine New Amendments to the Constitution

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has a plan to make America great again: Add nine new amendments to the Constitution. On Friday, fed up with Supreme Court rulings that have gone against conservatives as well as the regulatory actions of the Obama...Show More Summary

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