Picking a new chairman of the Federal Reserve may be the most important nomination a president can make. The next Fed chair will play an instrumental role in determining the future trajectory of America's straggling recovery, and determining how financial regulation gets implemented. read more
1. Whitehouse photographer Pete Souza joins Instagram, takes cool pics of the president.
2. This guy gets in the way. They call him "In The Way" guy.
3. Robin Thicke is an R&B singer and also the son of Growing Pains actor Alan Thicke. The Hood Internet made a mash-up of a Robin Thicke song and the Growing Pains theme song:
Following the news of Anthony Weiner's explicit text message exchange with 23-year-old Sydney Leathers, the conversation dominating mainstream media has centered around the former lawmaker's political future.
On Thursday night's All In, Chris Hayes addressed another side of political sex scandals: "While we all talk about whether Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer can redeem themselves and re-claim their careers, we don't think in the same terms about whether the women involved in their indiscretions will get a chance to re-build their own lives." read more
Tonight on All In with Chris Hayes: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder made an unprecedented announcement Thursday that the Department of Justice will push back on the Supreme Court's recent decision that crippled the Voting Rights Act. Speaking at the National Urban League Conference in Philadelphia, Holder said the DOJ is asking a federal court to require Texas to obtain federal approval before altering its voting rights laws. read more
After weeks of wrangling, the Senate finally passed a student loan deal Wednesday night in an 81-18 vote, overcoming liberal opponents who argued that the bill would fill government coffers by burdening students with high-interest payments in the future. read more
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In a major speech on the economy Wednesday, President Obama declared that it is "time for the minimum wage to go up." While more people are employed as the country continues to climb out of a deep recession, many full-time workers making the minimum wage are still living in poverty. On All In Wednesday evening, Chris Hayes explained that the minimum wage hasn't kept up with inflation or productivity. read more
Over the years, the American Civil Liberties has made enemies among the national security state, the religious right, and conservative legislatures across the country. But now it faces opposition from an unexpected corner: its own employees. read more