After Texas governor and former Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry was catapulted back into the national spotlight this week for his kerfuffle with State Senator Wendy Davis, All In with Chris decided to dig a little deeper into his recent record.
The Governor made grim history Wednesday evening when he presided over the state’s 500th prisoner execution since the reinstatement of capital punishment in 1982. The execution of Kimberly McCarthy, convicted of robbing and murdering her neighbor, was the 261st conducted under Perry. read more
On the surface, it seems like a no-brainer: With interest rates at historic lows, the U.S. government could be borrowing money for next to nothing to rebuild its crumbling roads and bridges, all while creating jobs to combat its stubbornly high unemployment rate. read more
Two months after the Rana Plaza factory collapse which killed over 1,100 people and maimed countless more, Bangladesh is getting a slap on the wrist from the United States due to its notoriously poor labor conditions. On Thursday, the Obama administration is expected to suspend Bangladesh's special trade privileges, which allow it to export certain products to the United States duty-free.
"It's only symbolic. It's not very much money," said Institute for Global Labor and Human Rights executive director Charles Kernaghan. "But someone had to put the line down and say enough is enough." read more
At Yahoo's annual shareholders meeting in Santa Clara, Calif., protesting Walmart employees again made a plea for Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to meet with them.
"Five days ago, Walmart illegally terminated me," said Miriam Roberti during the portion of the Tuesday meeting when shareholders were able to ask questions. "Walmart appeared to deny our basic right to freedom of speech, so I have to ask you: are you going to bring Yahoo values to Walmart, or Walmart values to Yahoo? ... Will you please meet with us?" read more
The lone star of Texas tells All In with Chris she "would be lying" if she said she didn't have gubernatorial ambitions.
Tuesday, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis set out to conduct a 13-hour filibuster to stop Senate Bill 5, a restrictive abortion bill, from passing. Her performance made her an overnight political sensation: over 100,000 people tuned in to watch the filibuster and thousands tweeted along with the hashtag #StandWithWendy. She joined All In with Chris Hayes to reflect on her experience. read more
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1. Interns: They’ll make coffee. They’ll scan photocopies. They’ll even run Supreme Court rulings upwards of 300 feet from the courthouse to their respective network’s broadcast position, just so their channel can break the news. Check out this year’s competitors on Buzzfeed. read more
On June 28, 1969, fed up after a police raid, a group rioted outside a popular New York City gay bar, the Stonewall Inn. The clash came to be known as the "Stonewall Riots" and marked the birth of the gay rights movement. read more