Two months after the sequester forced across-the-board cuts in government spending, a supermajority of Americans say they have not felt the consequences, according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll.
Out of the 965 adults surveyed nationwide, 69% told pollsters that they had not been "personally affected" by the sequester. Only 8% said they had been affected a "great deal," while 19% said they had been "somewhat" affected. read more
For working America, the trend over the last few decades has been toward lower wages, fewer workplace rights, and diminished voice in the public sphere.
The relative obscurity of the annual May 1 International Workers' Day celebration in the United States is perhaps emblematic of just how marginal working class concerns have become to the country's political order. 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. Today the World Wide Web turns 20 years-old. Since, #click3 is based on all things internet, we thought it was only fair to pay homage to where it all started: the first website ever. Classic.
The ongoing hunger strike at the U.S. military prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has not succeeded in freeing any of the prisoners or closing the camp. But it has forced the issue into the spotlight. read more
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