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Tashawna Green's daughter Taishaun, 6, reaches into the freezer for an ice pop at her home in Queens Village, New York August 21, 2011. Green's mother Tashawna, who up until recently worked 25 hours a week at Target, is on food stamps.  (Photo by...

The Republican plan to cut food stamps even more

07/10/13 12:43PM

UPDATED 2:43 P.M. Three weeks after the House killed a farm bill that included massive food stamp cuts, Republicans are reportedly considering rolling the cuts into a separate piece of legislation. A new version of the farm bill, absent any provisions related to food stamps, would also be introduced on the House floor. If the plan works, then food stamp cuts may ultimately be even deeper than anticipated. read more

A vacant, boarded up house is seen in the once thriving Brush Park neighborhood with the downtown Detroit skyline behind it in Detroit, Michigan March 3, 2013. (Photo by Rebecca Cook/Reuters)

Detroit edges toward brink of bankruptcy

07/10/13 10:47AM

Once the heart of the nation’s thriving automobile industry, Detroit now faces bankruptcy unlike any other fiscal crisis hitting a municipality in American history. Michigan's largest city currently owes creditors between $16 and $18 billion, with the prospect of facing bankruptcy as early as this month. "To be honest with you…this week is pretty crucial,” Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr told the Detroit Free Press on Monday when asked whether or not the city would file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy. He is attempting to re-negotiate lower interest rates and concessions among its debt holders. read more


#click3 Leave your waitress a $500 tip

07/09/13 08:42PM

1. What is the most frequently used word in the English language? Still wondering what the most popular word in the English language is? Australian restaurateur Paul Mathis is proposing an additional letter to the alphabet that will stand for the word 'the.' (via: Buzzfeed) 2. Aaron Collins had a dying wish: "Leave an awesome tip (and I don't mean 25%. I mean $500 on a f****** pizza) for a waiter or waitress." After a donation page in Aaron's name went viral, his brother Seth decided to extend the project to all 50 states: read more

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All In agenda: Rand Paul's white supremacy

07/09/13 05:46PM

Watch All In with Chris Hayes tonight for the latest on a major partisan debate now coming to a head in the Senate. Much to the frustration of Democrats, Senate Republicans have been blocking Obama nominees from coming to a vote using a rule allowing them to filibuster indefinitely unless the Democrats can muster a supermajority. read more

Justin Carter, 19, currently facing up to 10 years for making "terroristic threats" on Facebook. (Photo courtesy of Carter Family/

Teenager jailed over ‘sarcastic’ Facebook post out on bail

07/09/13 03:37PM

UPDATED, July 11, 2:28 p.m. San Antonio resident Justin Carter, 19, has been in jail for nearly four months. Carter says he has been assaulted repeatedly by other inmates and subsequently placed in solitary confinement. According to his lawyer, Carter is so depressed that he's on suicide watch, meaning that the jail guards have stripped him of his clothes and replaced them with only a gown. read more


#click3 Hipster Health Care

07/09/13 09:51AM

1. Figuring out how to create more space in New York City is a total "fit a square peg into a round hole" situation. But those crafty New Yorkers have solutions, or at least inventive ideas of how to solve the problem. The folks over at Gizmodo dug into the annals of New York City's planning proposals and found some absolute gems like filling up the Hudson River to add 10 miles of land to Gotham. (Photo: via Gizmodo) read more

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The eugenics movement is back

07/08/13 07:13PM

Already notorious for mistreating its prisoners, the California Department of Corrections has been tarnished further. The largest prison system in the nation, with more than 119,000 currently incarcerated, has been exposed by the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) for sterilizing "nearly 150 female inmates from 2006 to 2010."  Over at least a 4 year period, without required approval, California officials ordered doctors to perform tubal ligations, a  procedure that closes a woman's fallopian tubes. read more

Indian protestors show their support for NSA leaker Edward Snowden at India Gate in New Delhi, India, Sunday, July 7, 2013.  (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

Snowden faces arduous path to asylum

07/08/13 02:37PM

For Edward Snowden, the easy part might be over. After spending weeks in limbo at the Moscow's Sheremtyevo airport and requesting asylum from at least 21 countries, the NSA leaker has found three options for safe haven: Bolivia, Venezuela, and Nicaragua. Now he just needs to get from Eastern Europe to Latin America. Easier said than done when the most powerful country on Earth intends to have you extradited. read more