Anger and frustration following the verdict in the George Zimmerman case are being channeled into organized action reflected in the NAACP convention where Attorney General Eric Holder spoke, as well as further protests across the country. Rev. Jesse... watch
Last night on All In With Chris Hayes, Eliot Spitzer, the former governor of New York and current candidate for New York City comptroller declared himself a feminist.
"What I’ve said to the voters is 'look at the totality of my record,'" he told host Chris Hayes. "The record I had was one of devout dedication to women’s rights, on the issues of choice and the issues of equal pay or issues of anti-discrimination, both as attorney general where we were fervent in pursuing those cases; where we were fervent in governing and legislation." read more
Tonight on All In with Chris Hayes: in the wake of the Zimmerman verdict last week, some right-wing figures have fixated on the level of attention given to the defendant’s race. According to conservatives like Breitbart News editor Ben Shapiro and Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, the trial would not have garnered anywhere near the same level of attention if George Zimmerman were black. The vast majority of crime is “black-on-black," they argue, which goes unnoticed by the media and the public. Rev. read more
Just hours after Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced her resignation, Sen. Chuck Schumer said who he'd like to see replace her: NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly.
"There is no doubt Ray Kelly would be a great DHS Secretary, and I have urged the White House to very seriously consider his candidacy," said New York Democrat Schumer in a July 12 statement. "While it would be New York’s loss, Commissioner Kelly’s appointment as the head of DHS would be a great boon for the entire country." read more
Does Eliot Spitzer consider himself a feminist?
“Yes,” he said on Tuesday’s All In With Chris Hayes.
“I hate to hide behind the line life is complicated,” Spitzer said on msnbc after being shown a video of N.O.W. New York president Sonia Ossorio criticizing him for participating in “sustaining an industry that has a history of exploiting women and girls.” read more
On Tuesday the Senate finally voted to put an end to the two-year-long fight that prevented Richard Cordray from being confirmed as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the federal agency created in 2010 to protect consumers against unfair practices. Although Senate Republicans were opposed to Cordray (and the CFPB itself), they reached a deal with Democrats on Tuesday in order to avoid a threatened change to the filibuster rules. read more
Marissa Alexander was sentenced to 20-years for firing a warning shot against her abusive husband. Chris Hayes talks about the case with Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Jelani Cobb, and Barry Scheck. watch
Defense attorneys revealed that George Zimmerman will once again possess the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin. Chris Hayes responds to that information, as well as a recent decision by one of the jurors that she is planning to reveal details about... watch
Chris Hayes talks with Nicholas Peart, a plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit against the controversial stop-and-frisk tactic that the New York City Police Department uses, about what it's like to be young and black in America. watch
Now that the verdict in the case of the State of Florida versus George Zimmerman is in, Chris Hayes looks at where the national conversation goes from here with Melissa Harris-Perry, Michael Eric Dyson, Maya Wiley, and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries. watch
The reaction to the verdict is being felt across the nation on a day when so many Martin supporters are wondering what this means for real justice in America. Chris Hayes is joined by MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC political analyst Michael Eric... watch
Tonight on All In with Chris Hayes: In the midst of a Justice Department investigation into the Trayvon Martin case, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder appeared at the NAACP National Convention Tuesday afternoon to speak about gun violence. Tensions are still running high following the Zimmerman trial verdict, with a rally in Tallahassee Tuesday and protests in Los Angeles and Oakland, CA, that turned violent Monday night. Rev. read more
A quarter of hunger-striking prisoners at Guantanamo Bay have abandoned their protest. Since the Muslim holy month of Ramadan began on July 8, 26 of 106 hunger-strikers have been removed from the military's count of those abstaining from food. Tuesday marked the first time since July 2 that the number of people receiving force-feeding--which entails being strapped down while a liquid nutritional supplement is fed through a nasogastric tube for as long as two hours up to twice a day--has increased. 46 prisoners are now being force fed.