Blog Profile / Political Mojo


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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

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

Donald Trump Says He May Run As a Third-Party Candidate

Donald Trump, displeased with the Republican National Committee, is threatening to launch a third-party White House run. In an interview with The Hill, Trump said that, while the RNC had been happy in the past to accept his money, the party has "not been supportive" of his candidacy. Show More Summary

Mike Huckabee Is Blowing Up Disney Characters for Attention

Donald Trump's antics have caused his fellow Republican presidential candidates to take crazy—and, in some instances, pyrotechnical—steps to get attention. Rand Paul took a chainsaw to the tax code. Lindsey Graham torched his cell phone. And here is former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's official response to President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran: What a wonderful phrase.

New York Fast-Food Workers Just Scored a Big Win In Their Fight For a Living Wage

In a widely expected move, a panel appointed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recommended today that the state's minimum wage for employees of fast-food chain restaurants be raised to $15 an hour. The recommendation comes four years after...Show More Summary

A Campus Cop Killed An Unarmed Black Man In Ohio. It Was Caught On Video. Where's the Video?

Authorities are still withholding crucial video evidence from the public three days after a deadly confrontation between a campus cop and an unarmed black person in Cincinnati, Ohio. On Sunday night, Ray Tensing, a white University of Cincinnati police officer, stopped 43-year-old Samuel Dubose for driving without a license plate. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Gave Out This Senator's Cell Phone Number. So He Doused the Phone With Lighter Fluid and Torched It.

Lindsey Graham learned the hard way on that you never give your phone number to a petty billionaire. But even though Donald Trump's public read-out of Graham's cell phone number to the entire country on Tuesday led to a slew of random...Show More Summary

Ben Carson Says Prison Is So Comfy Some People Never Want to Leave

President Barack Obama visited a federal prison in Oklahoma last week to discuss sentencing reform for non-violent drug offenses. At an event in Arlington, Virginia, on Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson revealed that he, too, had visited federal prisons—and had a much different takeaway. Show More Summary

Jeb Bush Stiffs Christian Group on Poverty Video

More than 100 Christian leaders from the right and the left working under the umbrella group Circle of Protection recently asked all of the presidential candidates to make a three-minute video answering this question: "What would you...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Just Gave the Most Insane Campaign Speech Ever

Speaking at his first campaign rally in South Carolina on Tuesday, Donald Trump addressed his critics and fellow Republican presidential candidates calling for him to step out of the race. He specifically fired back at Sen. Lindsey Graham's...Show More Summary

"I Like People That Weren't Captured, Okay?" Trump Poo-Poos McCain 's Vietnam Service

"Tinted meatball" Donald Trump attacked the Vietnam service of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) at a social conservative confab in Iowa on Saturday, boasting that the 2008 Republican presidential nominee was only considered a war hero "because...Show More Summary

Ex-Congressman Michael Grimm Gets Eight Months in Prison for Tax Crimes

Former Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.), the Staten Islander best known for threatening on-camera to "break" a reporter "in half—like a boy," has been sentenced by a federal judge to eight months in prison for tax evasion. The sentencing,...Show More Summary

White, Anti-Immigrant Congressman Steve King Says He's Just as Latino as Julian Castro

This retort, from Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), Washington's most notorious immigration hawk, is just weird. I uh...didn't know that. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro is Mexican-American, the son of a noted Chicano political activist from San Antonio. Show More Summary

BREAKING: James Holmes Found Guilty in Aurora Massacre Trial

Three years after he killed 12 people and injured 70 more in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, a jury has found James Holmes guilty of first degree murder. BREAKING: Colorado theater shooter James Holmes found guilty of first-degree...Show More Summary

Chattanooga Attacks Kill 4 People and Gunman

On Thursday, a gunman shot and killed four people, including military personnel, after opening fire at two separate military sites in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The unidentified attacker was also killed. Authorities are currently investigating...Show More Summary

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