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Return of the anti-Obamacare town hall

08/09/13 05:22PM

The Tea Party is up to their old tricks. Back in August of 2009, Tea Party activists disturbed routine town hall meetings all across the country to protest the passage of Obamacare. Despite their best efforts to antagonize Democratic lawmakers into voting against the reform, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law in March 2010. Four years later, Tea Party members are back at town hall meetings. But this time with a new target: Republican lawmakers. Their demand? Threaten to shut down the government until the president concedes. Tall order. read more

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey attends the premiere of "Beyonce: Life Is But A Dream" at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

All In agenda: Refusing billionaire Oprah Winfrey's business

08/09/13 05:14PM

Friday night on All In with Chris Hayes: Oprah Winfrey is one of the world's richest women, so why did a Zurich boutique refuse to sell her an expensive handbag? Winfrey told Entertainment Tonight the Swiss saleswoman made prejudicial assumptions based on the color of her skin. According to Winfrey, she was told that she would "not be able to afford" the $38,000 crocodile leather Tom Ford bag she asked to look at. After asking two more times to view the bag, Winfrey gave up and left the store, preferring to give her business to a more tolerant salesperson elsewhere. read more

#click3 Superfan lets out inner Mean Girl

08/09/13 01:43PM

1. The charity giveth and then the burglars taketh away. But then the burglars returneth. Harmony. 2. "The Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise Spatula" 3. The movie Mean Girls. In 30 minutes. Get More: NextMovie.com: More Videos | Trailers | Movie News | New on DVD & Blu-Ray read more

Juliann Ashcraft, the wife of deceased firefighter Andrew Ashcraft, right, shares a moment with her son, Choice Ashcraft, 1, and her daughter, Shiloh, 4, before the baseball game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday,...

The firefighters died in the line of duty. Why are their families denied full benefits?

08/08/13 08:26PM

On July 1, 19 "Hotshot" firefighters from Prescott, AZ., died in a massive forest fire. The city immediately pledged that it was “first and foremost committed to assisting” the families they left behind. But one month later Juliann Ashcraft, one of the Hotshots' widows, says the city is falling short on its pledge. Because her husband Andrew was technically classified as a temporary employee, she says she is being denied the survivors' benefits she needs to support her four children. read more

New York is not Detroit

New York is not Detroit

08/08/13 08:24PM

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg warned that New York could soon become Detroit. Ezra Klein talks with Josh Barro, Politics Editor for Business Insider,... watch

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