Tuesday's White House press conference was notable for what wasn't asked. Though this was the first time in 60 days that President Obama had taken questions from the White House press corps, he wasn't asked a single question about unemployment or other contemporary labor issues. read more
1. Sandra Day O'Connor admits to Bush v. Gore being a whoopsie daisy.
2. Remember when we reported on one of the last bastions of overt segregation--a Georgia town that still held segregated proms? Well, the seniors of Wilcox County School, who lobbied for the town's first integrated prom danced the night away - together - over the weekend.
3. A Boston native confronts an Infowars reporter who claims the Boston Marathon Bombings is actually the work of the FBI. It's the best takedown of a conspiracy theorist we've seen.
The garment factory implosion which occurred in Savar, Bangladesh last week now appears to be the single worst industrial accident in the nation's history. At least 377 people are dead, and many more remain missing, wounded, or trapped beneath the rubble.
Nearly 3,000 people worked in the building, manufacturing items for J.C. Penney, Dress Barn and Joe Fresh, among other major retail outlets. "Wal-Mart said none of its clothing had been authorized to be made in the facility, but it is investigating whether there was any unauthorized production," according to the Associated Press. read more
It's been two weeks since economists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst said they had discovered "serious errors" in one of the studies most often cited by conservative deficit hawks and austerity advocates. But while that study has taken a serious hit to its reputation, the call for spending cuts has not abated. read more
1. Since The Great Gatsby was published back in 1925 there have been many different covers. The most famous one however is being pushed off Walmart shelves in favor of the cover that promotes the film. We don't take a position on which cover is the "best," we are equal opportunity coverists. But, Walmart, give the original a chance, why don't you? read more