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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

This Is How The Right Will Try to Destroy Chris Christie

This week, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is crisscrossing Iowa. Officially, the visit is a fundraising trip tied to his side job as chairman of the Republican Governors Association. But like most any big-time politician choosing...Show More Summary

Meet the New Group Devoted to Getting Elizabeth Warren to Run for President

Move over, Ready for Hillary. You've got competition. A group of progressive activists have unveiled Ready for Warren, a new outfit aimed at convincing Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to run for president. Ready for Warren's website asks supporters to sign a petition urging Warren to get in the 2016 race. Show More Summary

Watch John Oliver Explain Why "It's Your Fault You're Not Rich" Is Bullshit

On Sunday's Last Week Tonight, host and comedian John Oliver ripped into American politicians' colossal mishandling of the US wealth gap, which continues to grow to ever more astronomical proportions. As Oliver points out, plenty ofShow More Summary

We're Still At War: Photo of the Day for July 15, 2014

A US Marine builds an obstacle course in Belize. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brett Cote.)

Here's How You Can Help Unaccompanied Border Kids Without Giving to Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck has announced that he intends to head to the border town of McAllen, Texas, on July 19 with tractor trailers containing food, water, stuffed animals, and soccer balls to distribute to some of the tens of thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children apprehended at the border each year. Show More Summary

GOP Congressman Who Warned About Unvaccinated Migrants Opposed Vaccination

More MoJo coverage of the surge of unaccompanied child migrants from Central America. 70,000 Kids Will Show Up Alone at Our Border This Year. What Happens to Them? What's Next for the Children We Deport? Map: These Are the Places Central...Show More Summary

Mexican Government to Central American Migrants: No More Riding "the Beast"

On Thursday, a freight train derailed in southern Mexico. It wasn't just any cargo train, though: It was La Bestia—"the Beast"—the infamous train many Central American immigrants ride through Mexico on their way to the United States....Show More Summary

There's New Information on What Happened in Benghazi and It Discredits GOP Claims

David Corn and Michelle Bernard joined Chris Matthews on MSNBC's Hardball to discuss the latest Benghazi scandal bubble burst. David Corn is Mother Jones' Washington bureau chief. For more of his stories, click here. He's also on Twitter.

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

A group of US Marines, the Silver Eagles, say goodbye and prepare to deploy to the Western Pacific. (US Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sarah Cherry.)

New Study: Lobbying Doesn't Help Company Profits—But It's Great For Executive Pay

Who really profits when companies drop millions on lobbying? A new paper by Russell Sobel and Rachel Graefe-Anderson of the Mercatus Institute at James Madison University suggests a surprising answer: Corporate America's record expenditures...Show More Summary

Here Are the Court Records of the Restraining Order Against Alleged Texas Murderer Ronald Lee Haskell

On Wednesday evening, Ronald Lee Haskell, disguised as a Fed-Ex delivery man, gained entry to the home of his sister-in-law and her spouse, Stephen and Katie Stay, demanding the whereabouts of his estranged ex-wife. Haskell would goShow More Summary

Watch the Ads Obama Is Airing in Central America to Keep Kids From Coming to the US

Preparing for his dangerous trip north, a Central American teen stops to pen a letter to his uncle in the United States. He writes that his mom is telling him to think hard about the risks: the gangs on the trains, the cartels that kidnap migrants, the days of walking through the desert. Show More Summary

Forty Percent of Colleges Haven't Investigated a Single Sexual Assault Case in Five Years

According to the results of a national survey commissioned by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and the Senate Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight, nearly half the country's four-year colleges haven't conducted a single sexual assault investigation in the past five years. Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for July 10, 2014

US Navy sailors navigate the USS Kidd in the waters of the Indo-Asia Pacific Region. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Declan Barnes.)

Todd Akin Is Not Sorry for His Insane Rape Comments

Former GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin is not sorry for saying that women don't usually get pregnant from rape. Akin tanked his 2012 Missouri Senate campaign by claiming that there is no need for rape exceptions to abortion bans because...Show More Summary

The Legacy of the Hobby Lobby Case: Protecting Anti-Gay Discrimination?

In his majority opinion in the recent Hobby Lobby case, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito took pains to frame the ruling, exempting companies from complying with Obamacare's contraceptive mandate if it violated the religious beliefs of their owners, as a narrow one. Show More Summary

Is Montana Really More Corrupt Than Miami?

For such a sparsely populated state, Montana has managed to generate some outsized headlines lately. There's the GOP Senate candidate who made news by suggesting that creationism should be taught in public schools. Then there's Missoula's...Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for July 9, 2014

The 173rd Airborne Brigade Paratroopers participate in a ceremonial rotation of forces in Latvia. (US Army National Guard Photo by Spc. Cassandra Simonton, 116th Public Affairs Detachment)

This Is the Democratic Plan to Reverse the Hobby Lobby Decision

On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid promised "to do something" about the Supreme Court's recent Hobby Lobby decision. Now two members of his caucus say they are preparing a bill that would reverse some of the controversial aspects of last week's decision. Take it away, TPM: The legislation will be sponsored by Sens. Show More Summary

Here's How Obama Wants to Spend $3.7 Billion on the Child Migrant Crisis

On Tuesday, President Obama asked Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency supplemental appropriations to address the rapidly growing number of unaccompanied Central American children attempting to enter the United States. The Border Patrol...Show More Summary

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