President Obama nominated Chicago businesswoman Penny Pritzker to be Commerce Secretary on Thursday, which also happened to be her birthday.
"For your birthday present, you get to go through confirmation," he quipped during the public Rose Garden announcement. "It's going to be great." read more
Wednesday was May 1st, "May Day"—the original Labor Day, then "International Worker's Day." It's really the left's only global holiday. Pictures show people around the world, taking to the streets and protesting. They are demanding higher wages, better benefits and safer working conditions. Something, many of us in this country, take for granted, and the great irony of May 1st is that it is recognized all around the world, but its birthplace is here at home. read more
A teenage girl could face up to five years in prison for "discharging weapons or firerarms" on the grounds of Bartow High School in the town of Bartow, Florida. Kiera Wilmot, 16, was arrested by local police and taken into custody after causing a small explosion on campus.
There were no deaths, and no injuries. In fact, the only property damaged by the explosion was an eight ounce plastic water bottle. That's because the "weapon" Wilmot detonated was a mixture of toilet bowl cleaner and aluminum foil, which she mixed together in the bottle as part of an apparent amateur science project. 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. As companies make more money, they are paying their employees less. And they are conducting businesses with fewer employees. Pretty abysmal situation. Check out the charts of workers "getting totally shafted." read more
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