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Josh Duggar Resigns From Family Research Council Amid Molestation Allegations

On Thursday, Josh Duggar resigned as head of the Family Research Council's lobbying arm amid allegations from a sealed police report obtained by In Touch Weekly that he sexually molested multiple underage girls when he was a teenager. Duggar,...Show More Summary

Could LA's $15 Minimum Wage Sweep the Nation?

On Tuesday, Los Angeles became the third major West Coast city to pass a $15 minimum wage ordinance. Though the law won't fully go into effect until 2020, it's a huge deal. LA is larger than San Francisco and Seattle, the two other $15-an-hour cities, combined. Show More Summary

Job-Seeker Hillary Clinton Posts Resume on LinkedIn

Have you heard the news? Hillary Clinton is on the hunt for a new gig. And in an effort to attract prospective employers, the former secretary of state just joined LinkedIn with her very own profile. She even dressed up her page with...Show More Summary

Here's What Osama bin Laden Wrote About Climate Change

On Wednesday morning, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a trove of newly declassified documents discovered during the 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden's compound. Among the many letters, videos, and audio recordings...Show More Summary

Obama Finally Joins Twitter

After years of being bound to the occasional "-bo" sign-offs on the official @barackobama Twitter account (run by his political group Organizing for Action), President Barack Obama finally got his own personal account today! Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Show More Summary

Obama Just Announced a Plan to Restrict Police Use of Military-Style Equipment

On Monday, the White House announced a plan to set new restrictions on local police departments from obtaining military-style equipment from the federal government. The limitation on military gear is part of an ongoing effort to rebuild...Show More Summary

Grinning, Sparring, Losing: Mitt Romney's Surreal Night Inside a Salt Lake City Boxing Ring.

Muhammad Ali's winning formula for boxing was to "float like a butterfly and sting like a bee." There was plenty of floating, but not much stinging, for former presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Friday night, during a two-round charity...Show More Summary

BREAKING: Jury Reaches Verdict for Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

They are reading the verdict right now. The jury only has two choices: sentence him to life in prison or death. Here's a live stream from NECN:

Important Advice From the CDC: Don't Poop in the Pool

On Thursday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a very important message for anyone planning to swim this summer: Don't poop in the pool. Also, try not to be in a pool where someone else has pooped. At least, if you...Show More Summary

Alan Grayson Just Called a Reporter a "Shitting Robot"

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.)—known as something of an active volcano ever since he said in a 2010 floor speech that the Republican health care plan was to "die quickly"—is considering running for Senate next year. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has already settled on a candidate, Rep. Show More Summary

Obama Just Called Out Fox News For Making the Poor Out to Be "Leeches"

Via Politico, oh snap: President Barack Obama criticized Fox News on Tuesday, accusing the network of portraying poor people as "leeches." In a discussion at Georgetown University, Obama said the media made an effort to “suggest theShow More Summary

West Virginia Democrats' Best Hope Might Be This Billionaire Coal Magnate

Over the last six years, West Virginia Democrats have seen their grip on state politics slip away in no small part due to their alleged collaboration with President Barack Obama's "War on Coal." The solution: put a coal kingpin on the...Show More Summary

Creeper Rand Paul Staffer Licks Camera Lens at Town Hall Event

Rand Paul is frequently dubbed the most interesting man in politics, but one of his staffers is apparently attempting to best the Republican presidential candidate for the dubious distinction. In the case of David Chesley, Paul's political director in New Hampshire, however, "interesting" may be generous. Show More Summary

J.K. Rowling Reveals "Elizabeth Warren" Was a Ravenclaw

Is Elizabeth Warren actually just an enigmatic adolescent ghost? Maybe! On Monday, Harry Potter author (and greatest living British person) J.K. Rowling dropped a bombshell in response to a question from a Twitter fan: .@HotmHayles @lankytwat Moaning Myrtle's full name was Myrtle Elizabeth Warren. — J.K. Show More Summary

Video Visitation Giant Promises to Stop Eliminating In-Person Visits

Video visitation is the hot new trend in the corrections industry. Companies like Securus and Global TelLink, which have made big bucks charging high prices for inmate phone services, are increasingly pitching county jails new systems that will allow inmates to video-chat with friends and family. Show More Summary

That Time Mike Huckabee Preached Against Booze, Sex, and Monty Python

Good luck tracking down sermons from Mike Huckabee's two decades as a Baptist preacher. The GOP presidential candidate, who once started a television station out of his church to broadcast his sermons, kept those tapes under wraps during...Show More Summary

This Study Will Add Fuel to the Abortion Wars

On Thursday, the New York Times carried a front-page story reporting new research that could have a profound impact on the nation's abortion debate: a study concluding that a small number of premature infants born at 22 weeks can survive...Show More Summary

Breaking: Freddie Gray's Death Is Ruled a Homicide. All Six Officers Will Face Criminal Charges.

All six Baltimore police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old that died in police custody last month, sparking tense protests, will face criminal charges. The announcement was made by Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby during a press conference Friday morning. Show More Summary

Sen. Bernie Sanders is Running for President. Here's a Sampling of His Greatest Hits

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) officially announced today that's he's running for president. The self-described socialist faces long odds in the Democratic primary, but chances are good that he'll at least force a discussion on issues dear to liberals. Show More Summary

Why You Should Be Skeptical About the New Police Narrative on Freddie Gray's Death

On a relatively quiet night in Baltimore, the Washington Post dropped a bombshell. According to a sealed court document, a witness alleged that Freddie Gray—whose April death has triggered days of protests in the city—may have been deliberately...Show More Summary

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