Wednesday night on All In with Chris Hayes: The National Security Agency is front and center again with another revelation about its spying programs from leaker Edward Snowden. The Guardian reported Wednesday, based on Snowden's information, that the agency can search through citizens' e-mails, browsing history and online chats without prior authorization. read more
1. What’s better than watching Russian President Vladimir Putin reel in a 21-kilogram pike? Watching him kiss the freshly caught pike, of course.
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Religious scholar Reza Aslan spoke with Chris Hayes about the cringe-worthy Fox News interview on his faith and credentials that's gone viral and rocketed his new book to the top of the Amazon.com bestsellers list Tuesday on All In.
Fox News Religion Correspondent Lauren Green repeatedly asked Aslan, who is a Muslim, about his ability to write an unbiased biography of Jesus. The line of questioning struck many viewers as ignorant and xenophobic. However, Aslan told Hayes he actually credits the interview with sparking an important national conversation. read more
After months of political wrangling and legal uncertainty, the National Labor Relations Board will soon be back in business. On Tuesday, the Senate voted to confirm four new members of the five-person NLRB and re-confirm current chairman Mark Gaston Pearce. read more
Fast food workers in Detroit and Flint, Mich. participated in the week of rolling fast food strikes on Wednesday, the third straight day of labor activism in what now appears to be the largest industrial action in the industry's history. This is Flint's first strike of fast food workers and Detroit's second, following an early May work stoppage in which roughly 400 workers participated. read more
Listening to the debate in Washington this week—from immigration and the next Federal Reserve chair to the president's new jobs plan—you wouldn't guess we're just a handful of voting days away from a potential government shutdown. read more
In his most recent Gawker piece, Cord Jefferson responded to the deluge of right-wing attacks on African-American communities with satire: "White-on-white violence is a menace to white communities across the country, and yet you never hear white leaders like Pastor Joel Osteen, Bill O'Reilly, or Hillary Clinton take a firm stance against the scourge."
Jefferson continued the joke on an All In conversation Tuesday night: read more
For the fast food workers' movement, this week is a coming out party. Fast food employees are striking in unprecedented numbers and their campaign has attracted national media coverage. But now comes the real challenge: translating that momentum into an actual wage increase.
The hundreds, possibly thousands of fast food workers on strike this week are demanding a base wage of $15 per hour, as well as the right to form a union. While union recognition can be won only workplace by workplace, there are multiple possible routes to a wage increase. read more