When Walmart holds a shareholder meeting, it features celebrity guests like Tom Cruise and Hugh Jackman. And when the retail colossus hosts a summit on U.S. manufacturing, it includes a surprise musical performance by country music singer Ronnie Dunn. read more
Thursday night on All In with Chris Hayes: The battle over voting rights is heating up. The federal government has been at odds with several Republican-led states over their efforts to change voting laws since the Supreme Court's decision in June striking down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. read more
President Obama unveiled a new higher-education plan Thursday that promises to make college more affordable by ranking colleges and universities based on performance. The changes could help students and their families make more informed decisions about where to enroll based on graduation rates, graduates' earnings, and other outcomes. But would the plan actually make higher education better deal? read more
1. Slate’s online game asks reader to solve a ‘Gerrymandering Jigsaw Puzzle. If only it was this easy to figure out how to solve the US electoral system.
2. Winter Olympics fast-approaching and tourists will be flooding Russia. Right now modes of transportation are pretty unique. Here's to hoping they've got that figured out by the time Sochi 2014 rolls around.
3. Meet Nicholas Selby, our nation's next great motivational speaker. This Georgia Tech sophomore’s speech is so good, you'll gain the confidence to finally build that ‘Iron Man’ suit.