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
1. Blogger Reuben Fischer-Baum shows that your state's highest paid employee is most likely a sports coach. Fischer-Baum collected data from media reports and state salary databases and found that the highest paid active public employees include 27 football coaches, 13 basketball coaches--and one hockey coach, in New Hampshire.
2. The advertising agency Saatchi and Saatchi released this video of young kids trying different types of food for the first time. Imagine trying an olive for the first time? Their reactions, in slow motion, are absolutely priceless.
As Republicans block President Obama's nominee to head the EPA, Chris Hayes notes that carbon in the atmosphere is about to hit its highest level since the Pliocene Era, three to five million years ago, and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse smacks down a... watch