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Filed Under:US Politics / Liberal
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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

We're Still at War, Photo of the Day for June 19,2014

Marine Corps men train in the Jungle Endurance Course of Camp Gonsalvez in Okinawa, Japan. (Photo by US Marine Corps, Cpl. Henry Antenor)

Watch: Dick Cheney's Utter Lack of Self-Awareness on Iraq

Mother Jones Washington bureau chief David Corn stopped by Hardball to talk with Chris Matthews and the Huffington Post's Howard Fineman about Dick and Liz Cheney's op-ed criticizing President Obama's response to the Iraq crisis. Also,...Show More Summary

The White House Won't Comment on Whether President Obama Uses Emoji

ABC News reports: President Obama showed just how "hip" he was [on Tuesday] when he made a reference to emojis in a speech in Pittsburgh…"Now, to her credit, Malia, for example, wrote me a letter for Father's Day, which obviously was...Show More Summary

GOP Governor's Ex-Campaign Manager Pleads Guilty In Leaked E-Mail Saga

The circus is over before it could begin. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez can breathe a sigh of relief. This summer, Martinez was expected to testify in court in a high-profile case involving a former campaign manager accused of intercepting her personal emails. Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for June 18, 2014

Musician 1st Class Patrick Cotter enjoys time playing with children from the Tasi Tolu Primary School as a part of the Pacific Partnership 2014, the largest disaster relief and humanitarian mission in the Asia-Pacific. (US Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Derek Stroop.)

Here Are 7 Republicans Who Said Obama Wasn't Trying Hard Enough to Bring the Benghazi Attacker to Justice

The Washington Post broke a big scoop on Tuesday with the news that US special forces, working with FBI agents, mounted a secret raid in Libya this past weekend that captured Ahmed Abu Khattala, who is suspected of masterminding theShow More Summary

The Dumbest Thing You'll Read All Day About the Benghazi Suspect Capture

On Tuesday, the Washington Post broke the news that US Special Operations forces—working alongside the FBI—captured Ahmed Abu Khattala, one of the suspected ringleaders of the 2012 Benghazi terror attacks, during a raid in Libya over the weekend. Show More Summary

Supreme Court to NRA: No, People Can't Lie to Buy Guns

Gun control lives! In a 5-4 decision Monday, the high court knocked down a National Rifle Association-backed challenge to elements of a 1968 statute that criminalizes lying about the intended owner of a firearm. The law—which basically...Show More Summary

Watch: John Oliver Destroys Washington's Racist Football Team Name With New Video

Last week, a Native American tribe in Northern California ran a new TV ad during the NBA Finals that targeted the racist name of the Washington football team. "Unyielding. Strong. Indomitable," a narrator intones at the end. "Native Americans call themselves many things. Show More Summary

President Obama Plans To Do Something For LGBT Workers That No President Has Ever Done

President Obama is planning on signing a new executive order preventing federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT employees, a White House official told the Associated Press on Monday. The order is expected to be finalized...Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for June 16, 2014

Paratroopers journey to France for a commemorative jump on June 8th for the anniversary of D-Day. (Photo by US Air Force Staff Sgt. Sara Keller)

Autopsy Shows Just How Royally Oklahoma Screwed Up Clayton Lockett's Execution

In April, when Oklahoma tried to execute Clayton Lockett, everything went wrong. The execution team spent more than an hour trying to find a useable vein. And after officials administered drugs that should have rendered him unconscious, he raised his head, writhed on the gurney and mumbled, appearing to be in pain. Show More Summary

Over 100 Migrant Kids Detail Abuse by U.S. Border Patrol

This year, over 70,000 unaccompanied immigrant children are expected to show up at the U.S. border. A complaint filed Wednesday with the Department of Homeland Security on behalf of 116 unaccompanied minors gives a glimpse of the sort of treatment the kids may receive if they are taken into custody. Show More Summary

Industry Says Car Insurance Obviously Affordable for Poor Because They Buy Booze

Poverty in America remains stuck at record levels. But people who are poor aren't that bad off—because they can afford booze, cigarettes, and TVs, the car insurance industry said Monday. The odd rationale was included in a letter toShow More Summary

It's About Time for Obama's First Visit to American Indian Land

This Friday, President Obama will step on American Indian land for his first time as president. He'll be visiting the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, which straddles one million acres of the Dakota plains, to meet with leaders and discuss issues facing American Indians. Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for June 11, 2014

The Marine Corps Logistics Command performs a flag folding ceremony in Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan. (US Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cody Haas)

Eric Cantor Loses GOP Primary. Wait, What!?

Buckle your seatbelts, K Street: Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) is looking for work. On Tuesday, in the biggest political upset of recent memory, Cantor, the House majority leader who was considered next-in-line to be speaker of the House,...Show More Summary

Big Surprise: Vicious Anti-Hillary Attack Ad Coincides With Her Book Release

Washington bureau chief David Corn and Kiki McLean joined Chris Matthews on MSNBC's "Hardball" to discuss a new attack ad accusing Hillary Clinton of joining in the "slander" of Israel. Once you're done watching, check out our definitive guide to every Hillary Clinton conspiracy theory so far. David Corn is Mother Jones' Washington bureau chief. Show More Summary

New White House Program Will Provide Legal Aid to Unaccompanied Migrant Kids

Last Friday, the Obama administration announced the launch of "justice AmeriCorps," a new program that will provide legal support to unaccompanied migrant children facing deportation. As Mother Jones has reported extensively, the number...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Picks Miami Heat Over San Antonio Spurs, Is Clearly Running in 2016

Former Secretary of State and potential 2016 candidate Hillary Clinton has finally weighed in on the most pressing political issue of the day: which team she's rooting for in this year's NBA Finals. During an interview touting her new...Show More Summary

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