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Mother Jones' David Corn Lands Another Secret Tape Scoop

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 04.10.2013 | Media

NEW YORK –- Mother Jones Washington bureau chief David Corn, who won a prestigious Polk Award for obtaining the full video documenting presidential ...

Infamous Romney Moment Nets Big Award For Journalist

AP | Posted 04.20.2013 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — The reporter for Mother Jones magazine who broke the story of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's remarks that 47 percen...

The Real Reason for the Right's Wrath Against Candy Crowley

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 12.18.2012 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

The hate brigades have taken aim at Ms. Crowley not because she showed "bias" or was "wrong" about the facts or exceeded the role of moderator, but because she performed a genuine act of journalism in front of 65 million viewers.

Mitt's 'Harvest' Comments: Typical MBA-Speak ... or an Omen of Alien Invasion?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

What does it mean for society when investors increasingly seek to "harvest" a company for a profitable sale? The human cost of these "harvests" is pervasive and terrible. But they're not inevitable, even in this corrupted democracy.

To Walk It Back or Double Down, That is the Question.

Bill Santiago | Posted 11.20.2012 | Latino Voices
Bill Santiago

Presently, it's Mitt Romney's turn. After a trouncing in headlines such as the New York Daily News' "Mitt Hits the Fan," over his tacit dismissal of 47 percent of the electorate as freeloaders, he's making the damage control rounds.

Former President's Grandson Arranged Romney Video Release

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Midway through a routine Internet search, James Carter IV stumbled upon a video that just didn't seem right. The grandson of former Pre...

Critical Musings on the RNC From a Tampa Resident

Gary Stein | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Gary Stein

The buses have finally left, the barricades are being sent to wherever they came from, and Tampa is getting back to normal, whatever that is. I took ...

Obama Privately Blamed Troubles On Fox, Book Says

Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama told labor leaders that Fox News had convinced voters he was a Muslim, according to a new book that will be released Tuesday. ...

EXCERPT: How Republican Infighting Damaged The Budget

Posted 03.19.2012 | Books

In a recent interview with Peggy Noonan of The Wall Street Journal, House Speaker John Boehner claimed that President Barack Obama "lost courage" last...

Mourning in America

Jason Stanford | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

What happened to the Republican Party that used to have a lease on the White House because it owned optimism?

Senator John McCain's Born Identity

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

Whether most journalists have been willing to see it or not, John McCain is not a statesman, nor has he ever been. He's a petulant bomb thrower. He's Simon Cowell in a suit.

Weekly Pulse: Palin Revives Death Panels; Boobs Against Breast Cancer; and the Anti-Gay Bullying Crisis

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
The Media Consortium

This post features links to the best independent, progressive reporting about health care by members of The Media Consortium.

David Corn: More Drama, Obama

Mother Jones | David Corn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It wasn't until the end of President Barack Obama's first full press conference in three months that a problem became clear....

The F Word: Rolling Over on Shirley Sherrod

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

How many times is the Obama administration going to roll over for Glenn Beck?

Weekly Audit: Congressional Inaction Feeding Unemployment Crisis

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The Media Consortium

President Barack Obama's economic team was slow to recognize the severity of the jobs crisis, and now seems unable to get Congress to actually do something about it.

Weekly Mulch: When will America be free from BP?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger On July 4th, Americans are supposed to celebrate their independence. We may no longer have to worry about a ...

Weekly Audit: Just Who is Obama fighting for?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Zach Carter, Media Consortium Blogger Progressives have waited a year for President Barack Obama to roll up his sleeves and fight for serious finan...

Progressives: Don't Mourn, Organize

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Winship

Tragic events continuing out of Haiti make all the bad news for progressives this week wither in comparison. Nonetheless, over these last few days, fo...

Kevin Drum: Obama Needs To Be Willing To Earn The Hate Of Bankers (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Barack Obama needs to be wiling to earn the hate of some bankers in order to pass financial reform. That was the sentiment of Mother Jones journalist ...

Waiting For Obama In Copenhagen

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

By David Corn, A Special From Mother Jones As Part Of Their Copenhagen Climate Conference Coverage When President Barack Obama was in Oslo last wee...

First Snapshots from the First Obama WH Correspondents' Dinner (Photos)

Scott Shrake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Scott Shrake

The mix of Beltway media personalities and Hollywood types was jarring but fun.

What if Instead of the Nuremberg Trials There Was Only a Truth Commission?

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Scahill

As some liberals make the case against a Special Prosecutor, the lawyers who fought for the release of the torture memos push back and explain why prosecutions are the only response.

David Corn: Special Prosecutor's Job Is Not To Expose Wrongdoing

Mother Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The other day I ran into a Democratic member of the House of Representatives, and this person noted that he fancied the idea of appointing a special p...

Chris Matthews Eviscerates Neocon Frank Gaffney: "4,000 People Are Dead Because Of The Way You Feel" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Chris Matthews revisited the decision to go to war with Iraq Tuesday night on "Hardball," hosting neocon hawk Frank Gaffney and Mother Jones' David Co...

Gretchen Morgenson Takes a Scab Off Wall Street

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephen C. Rose

These economic notes are consistent with the conviction that Barack should steer clear of advisers who were taken in by, or complicit in, the rape of regulation of the last decade.