Sen. Ted Cruz, (R-Texas), speaks during the family leadership summit in Ames, Iowa Saturday Aug. 10, 2013.
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All In agenda: U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, Canadian Citizen

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By Rachel Simon

Tuesday night on All In with Chris Hayes: U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, Canadian citizen? The Tea Party Republican released his birth certificate over the weekend amid confusion over his citizenship. Cruz is actually a dual citizen of the U.S. and Canada, having been born to an American mother on Canadian soil. Cruz plans to renounce his Canadian citizenship, however, ahead of a possible run for president in 2016. Senator Cruz is making his voice heard on a wide range of issues in the lead-up to the next election cycle, sounding off on Obamacare, the economy, abortion, and other hot topics. Cruz is likely to make waves again Tuesday night when he attends a Heritage Foundation town hall meeting. Evan Smith, CEO and Editor-in -Chief of The Texas Tribune, will talk with Chris Hayes about why Senator Cruz should be taken seriously.

Later, Alan Rusbridger, Editor in Chief of The Guardian, will join Chris Hayes to talk about the U.K.’s detention of Guardian’s columnist Glenn Greenwald’s partner, David Miranda. Greenwald released Edward Snowden’s leaks about the NSA’s surveillance programs. The Guardian also revealed Tuesday that the British government forced the newspaper to destroy or surrender its copies of the files sent to them by Edward Snowden.

Chris Hayes will also explain how the Tesla Model S, an electric car that just received the highest safety rating ever given by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is the start of the era of environmentally-friendly vehicles.

Plus: several groups are fighting back against the terms of Detroit’s bankruptcy. Public labor unions asked a U.S. court Monday to throw out Detroit’s request for protection from its creditors. The Detroit Free Press also reported Monday that the city is paying an attorney a fee of $600 an hour to monitor their legal fees. Meanwhile, with The Detroit Institute of the Arts’ $2.5 billion collection in danger, nearby Oakland County voted Tuesday to stop financially supporting the museum if any of its works are sold to pay the city’s creditors. Lee Saunders, President of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO, and Dean Baker, Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, will join the discussion about the status of Detroit’s bankruptcy proceedings and what’s at stake for the citizens of Detroit.

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All In agenda: U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, Canadian Citizen

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