A mural on Mama Ayehsa's restaurant shows the founder embracing the nation's presidents, including Barack Obama, in front of the White House. A group calling themselves "The War Thugs" recently paintballed all the presidential crotches. (Flickr / Amaury Laporte)
12 Aug 2015

Mama Ayesha’s Presidential Mural Vandalized … Or Improved?

Mama Ayesha’s is a popular restaurant in Washington, D.C. Until recently, the side of the restaurant featured a mural that depicted the restaurant’s founder, dressed in her traditional Palestinian garb, embracing the nation’s presidents from Dwight Eisenhower to Barack Obama. Only recently, there’s been a new addition to the mural: someone shot the crotches of all the presidents with red paint.

12 May 2015

Victory for Grassroots as Fast Track Goes Down in Crucial Senate Vote

‘We know the forces pushing the job-killing TPP won’t stop here, and they should know, neither will we,’ says Democracy for America By Deirdre Fulton Update (3 pm EDT): In what was immediately heralded as a victory for the grassroots, Senate Democrats on Tuesday stymied President Barack Obama’s corporate-driven trade

11 May 2015

‘Climate Denial, Plain and Simple’: Feds Approve Shell’s Arctic Drilling Plan

“Not only does it put the Arctic’s pristine landscapes at a huge risk for oil spills and industrial development but it’s utterly incompatible with President Obama’s rhetoric to address the climate crisis.” By Nadia Prupis The Obama administration has given conditional approval to Shell to start drilling for oil and