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Elizabeth Warren AFL-CIO - Ned Resnikoff - 09/09/2013

'Our agenda is America's agenda,' Warren tells unions

09/09/13 01:09PM

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts, vowed to be a voice for organized labor in the Senate while addressing the delegates from America's largest federation of labor unions on Sunday. "Our agenda is America's agenda," was her mantra as she delivered a keynote address to the AFL-CIO convention in Los Angeles, Calif. read more

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#maximumwage: 'It's his age'

09/06/13 03:51PM

Exactly one year ago, my husband was fired from his employer of 37 years. After years of working his way up the ladder, he had finally made it. Plant manager. In his 40's he went back to school obtaining his BS in Organizational Leadership, and in an effort to climb higher, returned to the classroom in his late 40's obtaining his MBA. The ink was barely dry before they let him go. A six-figure income and 5 weeks of earned vacation a year and the fact he was 55 all combined to make him too expensive. They got a guy for half of that, and one week vacation a year. read more

#click3: The Fantastic Mr.Fox(es)

09/05/13 08:46PM

1. Someone please let The Maury Show know that the National Zoo finally put those pesky rumors to rest  by finding out the father of the latest newborn panda. Let’s all say it together now… “You are the father!” 2. For the love of statistics! Todd Schneider’s Wedding Crunchers app shows that sometimes love can be calculated. 3. This latest Norwegian song puts “ Old MacDonald”  in its place.  Thanks to the group Ylvis, foxes are sooooooooo the new vampires.  #Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringding read more

'This is not Iraq': Video, transcript of Kerry's MSNBC interview

09/05/13 08:30PM

CHRIS HAYES, HOST:  Mr. Secretary, thank you so much for making the time today. I really appreciate it. JOHN KERRY, SECRETARY OF STATE:  I'm very happy to be with you. HAYES:  There's a -- a pretty shocking video by "The New York Times" posted today.  It's Syrian rebels executing captured Assad soldiers, a gunshot to the back of the head, naked. If the U.S. attacks Syria, do those men in those videos become, by definition, our allies? read more

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry presents the administration's case for U.S. military action against Syria to a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in Washington

Kerry: 'I don't believe this is taking America to war'

09/05/13 08:00PM

The United States will not support all of the rebels in the Syrian civil war, and the U.S. will not become directly involved in the war, said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during an exclusive interview with MSNBC's Chris Hayes Thursday. Kerry said that the intervention proposed by the White House would prop up the moderate opposition and harm Basher al-Assad. read more

Exclusive preview: Kerry says inaction will only fuel extremism

09/05/13 05:34PM

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a limited action in Syria on Wednesday, bringing the US one step closer to military intervention. But not everyone is persuaded that America should get involved: a recent NBC poll showed 50% of Americans do not believe we should intervene. In an MSNBC exclusive, Secretary of State John Kerry sits down with Chris Hayes to make the case to the American people. "If we don’t do this, Assad will have a message that he can use these weapons with impunity," Kerry warned. read more

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