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It's crunch time in New York State. For more than a year, reformers fighting to get big money out of politics have asked, nudged, and cajoled New York lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo to pass new legislation enticing candidates to spurn big-dollar checks from wealthy donors in favor of lots of small donations from everyday voters. Show More Summary
The President Obama is expected to nominate Tom Wheeler, a venture capitalist and longtime Obama supporter, for chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday. The next chairman will help steer the FCC on key issues ranging...Show More Summary
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Brian Smith and U.S. Army Sgt. Jared Adkins, left, both with the 3rd Platoon, Alpha Troop, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, scan a distant ridgeline during a patrol in Paktya province, Afghanistan, Feb. 13, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Alex Kirk Amen.
Congressman Ed Markey is one step closer to replacing Secretary of State John Kerry in the US Senate. On Tuesday, he cruised past John Lynch, a fellow Democratic congressman, in the special Democratic primary in Massachusetts to fill Kerry's vacated seat. Show More Summary
Earlier this month, a federal judge ruled that the emergency contraception drug Plan B One-Step must be made available over the counter to everyone, after the Department of Health and Human Services had decided to make it only available to women over the age of 16. Show More Summary
New York City has become the nation's leader in stop and frisk, the growing practice of stopping mostly young, mostly minority Americans on the street and searching them without a warrant or probable cause. The city is currently attempting...Show More Summary
More MoJo content on Syria's civil war How to Be a Good Neocon When It Comes to Syria War With Syria Just Got a Step Closer The Last Days of a Rebel-Held Hospital in Syria Syria Hit List Targets Thousands After MoJo Investigation, US...Show More Summary
"It's not a surprise to me that we are having problems at Guantanamo," President Obama said on Tuesday, reiterating that the prison needs to be closed. It makes cooperation with allies more difficult, he said, also noting that Guantanamo is unsafe and too expensive. Show More Summary
Two months ago, $85 billion in automatic slash-and-burn spending cuts to federal and state programs kicked in because Congress couldn't come up with a better way to deal with the deficit. Today, my colleague Tim Murphy reports on the ways those cuts are playing out across all 50 states, from shuttered Head Start programs to massive layoffs. Show More Summary
States across the country have spent the last few years reconsidering the wisdom of capital punishment. Over the past six years, five states have abolished the death penalty entirely, including Maryland just last month. But Florida, where the execution rate is second only to Texas, isn't having that conversation. Show More Summary
Capt. Paul Gates, commanding officer of Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, pauses during a dismounted patrol with Afghan National Civil Order Policemen (ANCOP) during Operation California in Kajaki district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 28, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Trent A. Randolph/Released.
On Monday morning, the New York Times ran a story reporting that for the past decade the CIA has been funneling tens of millions of dollars, off-the-books, directly to the office of Afghan President Hamid Karzai. The payments, occasionally...Show More Summary
The arguments for American intervention in Syria are, in many ways, the same arguments that politicians made for intervention in Iraq—and are still making for Iran. "All the military options are really difficult, they might not be effective,"...Show More Summary
Late last year, Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) penned a Washington Post op-ed taking aim at Citizens United, the 2010 Supreme Court ruling that helped open the floodgates for political nonprofits spending cash in the dark to influence elections. Show More Summary
Last week, Mother Jones reported that some financial reform advocates were worrying that Treasury Secretary Jack Lew was not taking a sufficiently fierce stance against a group of House bills that would weaken Wall Street reform. Similar...Show More Summary
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.), one of the House's leading advocates of gun control, said Friday that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has assured her that gun reform legislation will be reintroduced before the 2014 midterm elections. Show More Summary
Although his coming out in Sports Illustrated is big news, NBA star Jason Collins is not the "first openly gay athlete in professional North American team sports," as some have claimed. Claiming as much implies that either women's sports...Show More Summary
Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 296th Infantry Regiment, Puerto Rico National Guardï»¿, conduct a skills presentation at Camp Santiago Joint Maneuver Training Center, Salinas, Puerto Rico, during the change of responsibility and retirement ceremony on April 27. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Rivera Rebolledo.
Last week, Congress took quick and decisive action to restore funding to the Federal Aviation Administration that had been cut as part of sequestration. The move, which is expected to be signed into law by President Obama, comes as welcome news to America's frequent fliers. Show More Summary
Darryl W. Perry says he's running for president in 2016 as a libertarian, and he's pledging to be the first White House hopeful to accept Bitcoin, the online currency currently en vogue in tech and libertarian circles. Bitcoin appeals to libertarians who are skeptical of the Federal Reserve and other central banking institutions. Show More Summary