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Graduating students arrive for Commencement Exercises at Boston College in Boston, Massachusetts May 20, 2013.  (Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters)

Why can't Congress come to a student loan deal?

07/12/13 05:19PM

It's been nearly two weeks since interest rates on student loans have doubled, but the Senate still hasn't managed to pass a deal to fix them--even though both parties say the new 6.8% rate on lower-income borrowers is unacceptable. What's holding everything up? The central problem is that keeping interest rates low for students costs a bunch of money, and legislators still can't agree on who's going to pay the price. read more

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#click3: Jay-Z's rap marathon

07/11/13 08:42PM

1. Literary icon Joan Didion quits never actually joined Twitter! The fake Twitter account set up in Didion's name confused a lot of people, including the social editor of the Wall Street Journal. In the spirit of Didion's book "The Year of Magical Thinking," we at All In want to know: Joan, will you join?! 2. Jay-Z lip syncs at New York gallery...for 6 hours. 3. Baby Titus is famous for his uncanny ability to throw basketballs into hoops. On Thursday, Fox's Brian Kilmeade threw baby Titus the basketball--hitting him squarely in the face.  Foul! read more

Gracie Shannon-Sanborn, 5, holds a sign as she joins her father Allen Sanborn (L) and members of Progressive Democrats of America and other activists as they hold a rally in front of Rep. Henry Waxman's office on June 17, 2013 in Los Angeles,...

All In agenda: House passes Farm Bill with zero Democratic votes

07/11/13 05:46PM

Watch All In with Chris Hayes for the latest on the battle in Washington over food stamps and the Farm Bill, as the House passed a new version Thursday afternoon devoid of any funding for nutrition assistance. The partisan nature of the fight was on full display as not a single Democrat voted in favor of the bill. House members will now need to meld this bill with a Senate version passed last month. read more

People wait in line with boxes to carry food during a food distribution by the Food Bank of the Southern Tier Mobile Food Pantry on June 20, 2012 in Oswego, New York. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

'The death knell of the food stamp program'

07/11/13 04:13PM

After weeks of pitched battle on Capitol Hill and in the media, the U.S. House of Representatives finally passed a farm bill on Thursday. The latest incarnation of the bill, which narrowly passed with zero Democratic votes, includes no provisions related to funding for SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps). read more

Tea Party Patriot Debbie Dooley.

Why Chris Hayes is rooting for this Tea Party Patriot

07/11/13 03:35PM

Tea Party leaders in Georgia are supporting an expansion of solar power in the state. A group funded by the Koch brothers, who themselves fund Tea Party groups, is trying to stop the expansion. Chris Hayes talks to Tea Party Patriot Debbie Dooley about her fight over solar energy. Hayes called this his "favorite interview I've ever done" on All In, and Rachel Maddow said she would pay "hard, cold cash" to see Hayes and Dooley take their show on the road. read more

Former President George W. Bush speaks during the opening ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Center April 25, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Chris Hayes: House GOP should listen to George W. Bush

07/11/13 12:48PM

Former President George W. Bush emerged in a rare appearance to address immigration Wednesday as the issue continued to dominate Washington. Bush approached the topic gingerly at a naturalization ceremony at his presidential library in Texas: "I do hope there is a positive resolution to the debate and I hope during the debate that we keep a benevolent spirit in mind and we understand the contributions immigrants make to this country." read more

Fast food workers and supporters protest for better wages outside a Wendy's restaurant in Manhattan on April 4, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

WATCH: A conversation on the national low-wage battle

07/11/13 11:12AM

In low-wage workplaces across the country, something is happening. Over the past several months, thousands of minimum-wage workers have gone on strike, demanding the right to form a union and better pay. What began at Walmart has spread to the fast food industry, to other retail stories, and—most recently—to businesses contracted by the federal government. The most recent strike occurred Thursday morning, when food service workers and other employees of Smithsonian Museums engaged in a day-long work stoppage to protest what they say are unconscionably low wages. read more

Chairman the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) answers questions from members of the media June 6, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Feinstein and Chambliss spoke on the millions of Verizon customers phone...

Gitmo: Senators ask Obama to halt force feedings

07/11/13 09:00AM

On Wednesday Senators Dianne Feinstein and Dick Durbin submitted a letter to President Obama urging him to halt the force-feedings at Guantanamo Bay prison. The senators referred to President Obama's May 23 speech, in which he talked about the force feedings and asked, "Is this who we are?" Feinstein and Durbin wrote: read more

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