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Congress moves to reign in the secret state

Congress moves to reign in the secret state

08/01/13 08:00PM

Momentum is building in Congress to reign in the surveillance state. Chris Hayes talks about new efforts at transparency and the latest NSA revelations courtesy of Edward Snowden with Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and The Guardian's Glenn... watch

Students march on Hollywood Boulevard while protesting the rising costs of student loans for higher education on September 22, 2012 in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

'Nation' interns write letter to the editor requesting better pay

08/01/13 06:15PM

Interns at progressive magazine The Nation have found a new venue for salary negotiations: the magazine's own letters to the editor section. The latest issue of The Nation, dated August 19-26, features a letter to the editor from 12 recent former interns, asking that future interns be better paid. The Nation Institute, in another letter to the editor, agreed. read more

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks after a weekly Senate Republican caucus meeting May 21, 2013 on in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

All In agenda: A tough battle ahead for Mitch McConnell

08/01/13 05:41PM

Thursday night on All In with Chris Hayes: Admitted Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro made a dramatic statement at his sentencing hearing, refuting characterizations of him as a "monster" and downplaying the severity of his crimes. Castro insisted that he is "just sick," suffering from an addition to sex and pornography, and was never violent to his victims. read more

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C) speaks to reporters after lawmakers failed to move the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill forward before the summer recess with (L-R) Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), Sen. John...

Senate GOP blocks spending bill—but not the party's budget woes

08/01/13 03:52PM

Democrats were positively giddy when the House GOP pulled the emergency brake on a key spending bill on Wednesday, as moderate Republicans rebelled against the chamber's draconian cuts to transportation and housing. This was the moment progressives had been waiting for. "What you saw yesterday was an epic collapse, with the House GOP proving that they can’t make their own budget workable. They can’t get it passed in their own chamber," said Eli Zupnick, a spokesman for the Senate Budget Committee. read more


LAPD rolls out plan for dealing with claims of racial profiling

08/01/13 02:35PM

On All In Wednesday night, Chris Hayes spoke with former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa about the city police department's new racial profiling mediation program. Under the new approach, police officers who face complaints of profiling will be able to meet face to face with their accusers to talk about the incident. The Los Angeles Police Department has come under fire in recent years for its pattern of racial profiling, with the ACLU finding that African Americans and Hispanics in L.A. "are over-stopped, over-frisked, over-searched and over-arrested." read more

The latest accusation being thrown at Huma...

The latest accusation being thrown at Huma Abedin

07/31/13 08:54PM

Author Reza Aslan, Linda Sarsour of the Arab Association of New York, and Media Matters' Eric Boehlert join Chris Hayes to talk about the cultural fear behind some of the attacks on Anthony Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin and the fact that, as Aslan... watch

A clash of kings in the GOP

A clash of kings in the GOP

07/31/13 08:44PM

Senator Rand Paul and Governor Chris Christie continue their verbal tiff over national security and spending. That is just one of the many battles being waged in the Republican party right now. Chris Hayes talks with Robert George of the New York Post,... watch


#click3 Denzel Washington: 'I guarantee you'

07/31/13 08:42PM

1. How many light bulbs does it take to get Maria Abramovic to tell a joke correctly? 2. North Carolina's Governor, Pat McCrory, signed a controversial and extreme abortion bill into law on Monday. Tuesday, the Governor tried to make amends with pro-choice protesters by leaving a plate of cookies for them outside his mansion. The result? Twitter hashtag #letthemeatcookies is born. We're wondering if maybe Marie Antoinette helped him bake? 3. Denzel Washington says "I guarantee you" a lot. read more

Click3: The Chicago Tribune's adorable...

Click3: The Chicago Tribune's adorable online fail

07/31/13 08:37PM

Chris Hayes shares the three most awesomest things on the Internet for Wednesday: The Kremlin claims Vladimir Putin caught a 46 pound pike; Chris Kluwe uses Google Glass at Raiders training camp; and The Chicago Tribune has the most adorable online fail. watch

Can the GOP take 'yes' for an answer?

Can the GOP take 'yes' for an answer?

07/31/13 08:00PM

As President Obama proposes a corporate tax cut that the GOP would normally favor, some Republicans are still seriously threatening to shut down the government over Obamacare. Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz joins Chris Hayes to talk about what... watch

From left, Deputy Attorney General James Cole; National Security Agency Deputy Director John C. Inglis; Robert Litt, general counsel in the Office of Director of National Intelligence; and Sean Joyce, deputy director of the FBI, wait to testify on...

All In agenda: New revelations about NSA spying

07/31/13 05:13PM

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


#click3 Putin kissy kissy with fish

07/31/13 03:25PM

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. 2. We’ve all wondered what it’s like playing football in the big leagues.  Chris Kluwe gives us an inside look that’s even better than your view from the sidelines. 3. Your average gray cat got its 15 minutes of fame on The Chicago Tribune’s homepage. read more