Blog Profile / Political Mojo


URL :http://motherjones.com/mojo
Filed Under:US Politics / Liberal
Posts on Regator:5792
Posts / Week:24.4
Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

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

Getting a Home Loan Is Expensive—Especially for Black Women

A recent study in the Journal of Real Estate and Finance Economics finds that black home loan borrowers are charged higher interest rates than their white counterparts—and that black women pay the highest rates of all. The three finance...Show More Summary

Donald Trump's Lawyer: Marital Rape Cannot Be Rape

So Donald Trump used to be married to Ivana Trump. According to an account resurfaced by Tim Mak and Brandy Zadrozny at the Daily Beast, the former Mrs. Trump once used the word "rape" during legal proceedings in connection with an event...Show More Summary

Boy Scouts End Age-Old Ban on Gay Leadership

The Boy Scouts of America voted today to scrap a blanket ban on gay leaders, marking the end of a policy as old as the group itself. The change will also bar discrimination based on sexual orientation in all Boy Scouts of America official...Show More Summary

Want to Meet a 9/11 Truther? Go to a Donald Trump Event

Despite all the outrageous stunts and patently racist quotes from Donald Trump's current campaign for president, the real estate mogul continues to lead as the front-runner for the GOP nomination. The Washington Post's David Weigel recently visited a Trump "family picnic" to take a look at the pandemonium surrounding the campaign. Show More Summary

Anti-Abortion Hackers Claim to Have Stolen Data That Could Take Down Planned Parenthood

A hacker group calling itself 3301 is claiming to have penetrated Planned Parenthood's databases and is threatening to release the personal information of employees working for the non-profit organization, along with other sensitive data. Show More Summary

The Americans With Disabilities Act Is Turning 25. Watch the Dramatic Protest That Made It Happen.

Twenty-five years ago this weekend, the Americans With Disabilities Act was signed into law, officially outlawing discrimination against disabled people in employment, transportation, public accommodation, communications, and government services. Show More Summary

Louisiana Has Some of the Weakest Gun Laws in the Country

On Thursday night, 59-year-old John Russell Houser of Alabama walked into the Grand Theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, with a handgun and shot into a crowd, killing two and injuring nine more. At a press conference Friday, Democratic state Rep. Show More Summary

Report: The Obama Administration May Release Israeli Spy Jonathan Pollard

Much of the debate surrounding the nuclear deal with Iran announced last week has centered around Israel's reaction—and what the United States might offer the Israeli government to tamp down its anger over the agreement. It turns out...Show More Summary

Silicon Valley Made a Bunch of Dudes Billionaires, But It’s Making You Poorer

First the tech industry made your life easier with iPhones, tablets, and smart-everything. But is it also making it harder for you to get ahead? A recent study on global income inequality by the International Monetary Fund identifies technological change as a top factor driving the split between rich and poor worldwide. Show More Summary

Jeb Bush Wants America to "Phase Out" Medicare

On Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush told a crowd in New Hampshire that Americans need to consider ways to "phase out" Medicare. The former Florida governor, who was speaking at an event hosted by the Koch-brothers...Show More Summary

Waller County Officials: Sandra Bland Autopsy Consistent with Suicide

In a press conference on Thursday afternoon, the Waller County District Attorney revealed preliminary autopsy results in the death of Sandra Bland, the 28-year-old black woman who was found dead in her jail cell days after being arrested...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Wants to Be Able to Oust Supreme Court Justices

Ted Cruz is plowing ahead with an effort to subject Supreme Court justices to elections, tapping into conservative anger toward the court after last month's rulings preserving the Affordable Care Act and making same-sex marriage legal...Show More Summary

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC