The American minimum wage turned 75 this Tuesday, giving the Obama administration yet another reason to push for a boost. Vice President Joe Biden made the pitch in a White House address, flanked by minimum wage workers.
"It's time to raise the minimum wage and keep faith with the Fair Labor Standards Act," he said, referring to the 1938 legislation which originally introduced the federal minimum wage, among other labor protections. read more
When I was 17-years-old, I had a summer job at a bakery here in New York City. And in that bakery, working alongside me were a bunch of guys from a province just south of Mexico City called Puebla. They worked the overnight shift. And sometimes I would stay up all night with them—I'd help them with the baking and they'd help me get better at Spanish. Now, all of these guys were in the country without permission. But because I worked with them, I learned that all of them had Social Security numbers. read more
Special edition of #click3 on Monday night. For consistency's sake, let's call it: #click1.
You may have never heard of Bassem Youssef, but in Egypt he is a household name. His celebrity and influence brought him an arrest warrant for allegedly insulting Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi and the Islamic faith. Youssef hosts a comedic and satirical television show called Al-Bernameg, and is popularly known as 'The Egyptian Jon Stewart.' read more
Edward Snowden has left Hong Kong, but where has he gone? This morning, a flight packed with journalists departed Moscow for Cuba without one of its most anticipated passengers—the NSA leaker. As speculation mounts about Snowden’s whereabouts and final destination, so does the diplomatic drama between all countries involved. Glenn Greenwald, the columnist for The Guardian who broke the Edward Snowden story will join Chris Hayes to discuss the latest in the saga. read more
When Edward Snowden fled Hong Kong for Moscow on Sunday, he brought along a traveling companion: Wikileaks legal defense team member Sarah Harrison, described as a trusted adviser to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
"Both are healthy and safe, and are in contact with their legal team," said Assange on a Monday morning conference call with reporters. "I cannot give further information as to their whereabouts and present circumstances except to say the matter is in hand." read more
The bad week for Paula Deen comes to its apex as she apologizes twice and the Food Network says it is not renewing her contract. Chris Hayes takes a look at race, apologies, and the national ritual when those revelations emerge. watch
Chris Hayes shares the three most awesomest things on the Internet. 1) Kimye's baby gets a name, and the Internet doesn't know how to react. 2) Anti-government protests in Brazil continue, with social media playing a prominent role. 3) Buzzfeed reminds... watch
Two drastic and extreme anti-choice bills were approved by the Texas House Friday afternoon that could leave just five abortion clinics in the state. Chris Hayes talks to Francis Northcutt, the president of the Texas chapter of the National... watch
Two major Supreme Court cases dealing with affirmative action and the Voting Rights Act will be decided soon. Chris Hayes talks about the man behind both cases with Ari Berman and Barbara Arnwine. watch
Federal prosecutors have filed charges against former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, hoping to have him extradited from Hong Kong. NBC’s Pete Williams reports. The Washington Post’s Sari Horwitz, and The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald join Chris Hayes to... watch
Chris Hayes asks an expert panel to take a hard look at our nation's casino industry in light of the fact that so many are doing so poorly, with Delaware actually poised to bail out three casinos. watch
A proposed bailout is seen as a rude awakening to taxpayers who are always told that state- approved gambling is a revenue generator. There are now so many casinos in the U.S. that the new ones are hurting the revenue of the older ones. Host Chris... watch
1. If Blue Ivy looked North West she'd find her friend, daughter of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.
2. An explosion of protests in Brazil over tax hikes and corruption have drawn tens of thousands of participants. The images yielded from the unrest are arresting.
3. Enter new phenomenon, Sleeveface. Sleeveface is the not-so-simple act of covering your face with an old record sleeve. Look at ours.
Chris Hayes shares the three most awesomest things on the Internet: 1) Facebook introduces a new video feature on its photo sharing site, Instagram. 2) Famed New Jersey restaurant pays tribute to the late actor James Gandolfini. 3) Paula Deen admits to... watch