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President Barack Obama listens to a question from NBC's White House correspondent Chuck Todd, seated, right, during his new conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 30, 2013. (Photo by: Evan Vucci/AP...

Zero questions about jobs or labor at White House presser

04/30/13 12:57PM

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


#click3 Boston Strong, alright

04/29/13 11:23PM

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. read more

A worker leaves the site where a garment factory building collapsed near Dhaka, Bangladesh Monday, April 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Ismail Ferdous)

Nearly 400 dead from Bangladeshi garment factory collapse

04/29/13 04:34PM

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

File photo: President Barack Obama's Debt Commission co-chairmen, Erskine Bowles right, and former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson,  take part in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Austerity advocates unfazed by errors found in leading report

04/29/13 01:07PM

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


#click3 Hot Tub of Consensus

04/26/13 09:30PM

1. Since The Great Gatsby was published back in 1925 there have been many different covers. The most famous one however is being pushed off Walmart shelves in favor of the cover that promotes the film. We don't take a position on which cover is the "best," we are equal opportunity coverists. But, Walmart, give the original a chance, why don't you? read more