Updated 5/31/2013, 7:45pm
While only seven months out from the 2012 presidential election, Republicans are already propelling a state-by-state strategy to curb the voting rights of minority citizens ahead of the upcoming general election. read more
1. Former Missouri Representative Todd Akin’s claim that women cannot conceive if they have suffered a “legitimate rape” has inspired both controversy and art. Outraged French artist Marie Busson recently created a pinball machine titled La Femme Flipper … en Réponse à Tod Akin whose playfield resembles a vagina. read more
Bankrupt coal mining company Patriot Coal will be able to void its agreement with the United Mine Workers union (UMWA) and stop funding pensions for retired miners, thanks to a ruling from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Eastern District of Missouri. In a decision dated May 29, Judge Kathy A. Surratt-States said that the failing company was authorized to rip up its union collective bargaining agreements as part of a plan to trim $150 million in annual labor costs during Chapter 11 restructuring. read more
Fast food workers in Seattle, Wash., initiated a work stoppage Wednesday night in the first strike of its kind to occur in the American West. Like the strikers in New York, St. Louis, Detroit, Chicago and Milwaukee, fast food workers in Seattle are demanding a wage of $15 per hour and the right to form a union without retaliation. read more
1. The New York City bike share is now, officially, underway. To celebrate, The New York Times has launched "Bike Share Derby," a race between bikers and non-bikers. Watch to find out who wins.
2. Legendary newscaster Larry King, formerly of Larry King Live, has decided to come out of retirement and announced his new political show on the RT network. Buzzfeed created a bunch of really funny GIFs to pay homage to the King. Watch the original here: