The nationwide flood of labor uprisings in the fast food industry hit Milwaukee, Wis., on Wednesday morning when workers at several major fast food and retail chains commenced a day-long strike.
As in other cities where similar strikes have occurred, Milwaukee-based employees at companies such as McDonald's and TJ Maxx are demanding a minimum wage of $15 an hour and the right to form a union. Organizers estimate that by the end of the day, between 150 and 200 workers may have joined the work stoppage. read more
The All In with Chris Hayes team puts out a daily call to the Twitter and Facebook communities for the “awesomest things” they encountered on the Internet.
1. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who ran for the nation's highest office, needs your help solving a puzzle-- what to call this device that does so much more than make phone calls?
A government oversight agency has determined that the Internal Revenue Service's behavior was "inappropriate."
The IRS was found to have applied extra scrutiny to conservative and Tea Party groups applying for 501(c)4 status.
In a Tuesday report . Additionally, the offending policies "resulted in substantial delays in processing certain applications," and "allowed unnecessary information requests to be issued." read more
The self-proclaimed "most transparent administration ever," led by a president who said he rejected the false choice between security and liberty, is hardly recognizable to a huge swath of his base.
Monday afternoon, the Justice Department disclosed that it had secretly acquired two months' worth of phone records of Associated Press reporters and editors as part of an investigation into unauthorized leaks to the press. read more
There are two IRS scandals that are boiling over Washington—one that is positively roiling the beltway and the country, and another that has received so little attention is might as well be a secret.
The president Monday responded to the scandal everyone's heard about—the one that broke open on Friday when an IRS official admitted that the agency had specifically targeted for extra scrutiny, conservative and tea party groups seeking nonprofit status. read more
1. How equal are your retweets? Thanks to Twee-Q, you can find out whether you retweet as many women as men. If you use Twitter and you care about gender equality in social media, this will make you think.
2. An amazing slideshow depicting a man who attempted suicide in 2005, and the cop who talked him away from the ledge. Here's where they are now.
3. Astronaut Chris Hadfield recently had his last day on the International Space Station, after five months. To celebrate, he sang this awesome cover of David Bowie's Space Oddity. Check it out:
One week into the Buena Vista School District's' budget crisis, school remains out of session for Saginaw, Michigan's 435 public school students. In fact, the district's schools are closed for at least the remainder of this year, district officials announced on Monday. Students who want to complete their coursework will have the option of attending a voluntary "skills enhancement camp" over the summer instead. read more