All In Agenda: Paul Ryan told a fake story


1. Paul Ryan stood on the stage Wednesday at CPAC and said this:

The left is making a big mistake here. What they’re offering people is a full stomach and an empty soul. The American people want more than that. This reminds me of a story I heard from Eloise Anderson. She serves in the cabinet of my buddy, Governor Scott Walker. She once met a young boy from a very poor family, and every day at school, he would get a free lunch from a government program. He told Eloise he didn’t want a free lunch. He wanted his own lunch, one in a brown-paper bag just like the other kids. He wanted one, he said, because he knew a kid with a brown-paper bag had someone who cared for him. This is what the left does not understand.”

Unfortunately for Ryan, the story was made up. Former Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich, Author of An invisible Thread, Laura Schroff, join Chris Hayes to discuss.

2. Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa has apologized to Rep. Elijah Cummings for turning off his microphone during a hearing on Wednesday. Is that enough? Washington Correspondent for the Nation, John Nichols joins Chris to discuss.

3. Who are the Tatars? Deputy Director of Europe and Central Asia Division, Rachel Denber, joins All In to explain.

4. The SAT has changed. How? Professor of Education at NYU, Pedro A. Noguera, elementary school teacher, Julie Cavanagh, Vice President of Kaplan Test Prep, Seppy Basili join Chris Hayes to discuss.