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Michelle and Barack
Sign the card for the Obamas’ 20th wedding anniversary!

Women in Egypt protested outside the Upper House of Parliament against provisions Islamists are trying to incorporate into the constitution, like giving more power to clerics and incorporating sharia law.

OMFG. The Connecticut State Supreme Court overturned the sexual assault conviction of a man who raped a woman with severe cerebral palsy because they figured she should have been capable of “biting, kicking, scratching” to communicate her non-consent.

10 Honest Thoughts On Being Loved By A Skinny Boy” by Rachel Wiley.

Serbia is considering banning this weekend’s pride parade.

For those of you planning to make it through the first presidential debate tonight with copious amounts of drinking, here’s MoJo’s official debate bingo!


Born and raised on the mean streets of New York City’s Upper West Side, Katie Halper is a comic, writer, blogger, satirist and filmmaker based in New York. Katie graduated from The Dalton School (where she teaches history) and Wesleyan University (where she learned that labels are for jars.) A director of Living Liberally and co-founder/performer in Laughing Liberally, Katie has performed at Town Hall, Symphony Space, The Culture Project, D.C. Comedy Festival, all five Netroots Nations, and The Nation Magazine Cruise, where she made Howard Dean laugh! and has appeared with Lizz Winstead, Markos Moulitsas, The Yes Men, Cynthia Nixon and Jim Hightower. Her writing and videos have appeared in The New York Times, Comedy Central, The Nation Magazine, Gawker, Nerve, Jezebel, the Huffington Post, Alternet and Katie has been featured in/on NY Magazine, LA Times, In These Times, Gawker,Jezebel, MSNBC, Air America, GritTV, the Alan Colmes Show, Sirius radio (which hung up on her once) and the National Review, which called Katie “cute and some what brainy.” Katie co-produced Tim Robbins’s film Embedded, (Venice Film Festival, Sundance Channel); Estela Bravo’s Free to Fly (Havana Film Festival, LA Latino Film Festival); was outreach director for The Take, Naomi Klein/Avi Lewis documentary about Argentine workers (Toronto & Venice Film Festivals, Film Forum); co-directed New Yorkers Remember the Spanish Civil War, a video for Museum of the City of NY exhibit, and wrote/directed viral satiric videos including Jews/ Women/ Gays for McCain.

Katie is a writer, comedian, filmmaker, and New Yorker.

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