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Chris Hayes blasts Rep. Steve King for incendiary comments

07/24/13 09:11PM

Republican Congressman Steve King of Iowa recently said of Latino immigrants to the conservative site Newsmax: "They aren't all valedictorians. They weren't all brought in by their parents. For everyone who's a valedictorian, there's another 100 out there that weigh 130 pounds and they've got calves the size of cantaloupes because they're hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert." read more

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#click3 Beyonce gets her hair stuck in a fan

07/24/13 08:59PM

1.  Actor, Bryan Cranston shocks fans at Comic-con by disguising himself as the character he plays on television. The best part? No one knew it was him until he unmasked himself! 2.  Beyonce got her hair stuck in a fan. No, not stuck in an admirer but an actual industrial sized cooling machine. Eep. 3. In honor of "Carlos Danger," the on-line pseudonym generator. read more

President Barack Obama pauses while speaking at Knox College July 24, 2013, in Galesburg, Ill. Obama is traveling to Illinois and Missouri to speak about the economy. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

All In agenda: Raising the minimum wage

07/24/13 05:46PM

Tonight on All In with Chris Hayes: President Obama made a policy pivot Wednesday afternoon with a major speech on the state of the economy and his plans to continue the recovery. He focused on ideas to improve the economic situation for the middle class, including making education more affordable, restoring both job and retirement security, making home ownership more attainable and improving opportunities for upward mobility.  read more

President Barack Obama pauses while speaking at Knox College July 24, 2013, in Galesburg, Ill. Obama is traveling to Illinois and Missouri to speak about the economy. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama's challenge to the GOP: What's your agenda?

07/24/13 03:40PM

Kicking off a series of speeches on the economy, President Obama laid out a number of reforms--from raising the minimum wage to universal pre-school--that would require major legislation that no one expects to pass any time soon. But that was precisely the point: Obama strived to come across as a leader with a long-term vision for the future, criticizing Republicans for being short-sighted and petty by comparison. read more

Suspect Gerald Ware (R) stands handcuffed in the doorway of his home as police conduct a raid in search of illegal drugs during the execution of a search warrant for marijuana in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on November 12, 2009 file picture.  (Photo by John...

How marijuana arrests disproportionately affect black people

07/24/13 10:17AM

"One of the biggest lies in the history of this country," according to Fox News' Bill O'Reilly, is the claim that the so-called "war on drugs" disproportionately targets African-Americans. But it's not a lie at all, according to statistics collected by the American Civil Liberties Union. Black people are nearly four times as likely to be arrested for marijuana possession as white people, as the above chart demonstrates. This is despite the fact that black and white Americans smoke cannabis at roughly the same rate. read more

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