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People wait in line with boxes to carry food during a food distribution by the Food Bank of the Southern Tier Mobile Food Pantry on June 20, 2012 in Oswego, New York. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

'The death knell of the food stamp program'

07/11/13 04:13PM

After weeks of pitched battle on Capitol Hill and in the media, the U.S. House of Representatives finally passed a farm bill on Thursday. The latest incarnation of the bill, which narrowly passed with zero Democratic votes, includes no provisions related to funding for SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps). read more

Tea Party Patriot Debbie Dooley.

Why Chris Hayes is rooting for this Tea Party Patriot

07/11/13 03:35PM

Tea Party leaders in Georgia are supporting an expansion of solar power in the state. A group funded by the Koch brothers, who themselves fund Tea Party groups, is trying to stop the expansion. Chris Hayes talks to Tea Party Patriot Debbie Dooley about her fight over solar energy. Hayes called this his "favorite interview I've ever done" on All In, and Rachel Maddow said she would pay "hard, cold cash" to see Hayes and Dooley take their show on the road. read more

Former President George W. Bush speaks during the opening ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Center April 25, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Chris Hayes: House GOP should listen to George W. Bush

07/11/13 12:48PM

Former President George W. Bush emerged in a rare appearance to address immigration Wednesday as the issue continued to dominate Washington. Bush approached the topic gingerly at a naturalization ceremony at his presidential library in Texas: "I do hope there is a positive resolution to the debate and I hope during the debate that we keep a benevolent spirit in mind and we understand the contributions immigrants make to this country." read more

Fast food workers and supporters protest for better wages outside a Wendy's restaurant in Manhattan on April 4, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

WATCH: A conversation on the national low-wage battle

07/11/13 11:12AM

In low-wage workplaces across the country, something is happening. Over the past several months, thousands of minimum-wage workers have gone on strike, demanding the right to form a union and better pay. What began at Walmart has spread to the fast food industry, to other retail stories, and—most recently—to businesses contracted by the federal government. The most recent strike occurred Thursday morning, when food service workers and other employees of Smithsonian Museums engaged in a day-long work stoppage to protest what they say are unconscionably low wages. read more

Chairman the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) answers questions from members of the media June 6, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Feinstein and Chambliss spoke on the millions of Verizon customers phone...

Gitmo: Senators ask Obama to halt force feedings

07/11/13 09:00AM

On Wednesday Senators Dianne Feinstein and Dick Durbin submitted a letter to President Obama urging him to halt the force-feedings at Guantanamo Bay prison. The senators referred to President Obama's May 23 speech, in which he talked about the force feedings and asked, "Is this who we are?" Feinstein and Durbin wrote: read more

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#click3 Are you still a Belieber?

07/10/13 08:41PM

1. Justin Bieber urinated in a bucket and then ran away screaming "We're the Wild Kidz." Still unclear is why. Check out the video over at TMZ, maybe you can figure it all out. 2.  Ever wonder what happens to failed campaign swag? Well, all we can tell you is that school children in Kenya have been sporting donated Romney/Ryan tee-shirts. We're sure they now "Believe in America." (Image by Orbit Village Project via Buzzfeed) 3. Impala gets pursued by cheetahs. How does impala survive? Impala jumps into car full of tourists. read more

Detroit poised to go under

Detroit poised to go under

07/10/13 08:20PM

The city is $18 billion in debt and on the verge of becoming the country's largest municipal bankruptcy. Chris Hayes talks to Joann Watson, a member of the... watch

All In agenda: D.C. passes living wage bill despite Wal-Mart threats

07/10/13 07:01PM

Watch All In with Chris Hayes tonight for the latest developments in the struggle for comprehensive immigration reform. Former President George W. Bush came out looking like the voice of reason on the subject Wednesday as he spoke in favor of a “positive resolution” at a naturalization ceremony held at his new presidential library. House Republicans, meanwhile, remain divided on the specifics of a bill they could support as a GOP conference met Wednesday afternoon to discuss the path forward. read more

A worker drills on a the street in front of a construction site May 2, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brenden Smialowki/AFP/Getty Images)

Do we still need help from Congress on jobs?

07/10/13 03:05PM

When President Obama sent his jobs plan to Congress in 2011, he warned that a failure to act would stomp on the recovery. "It's not okay at a time of great urgency and need across the country," he said at the time. "Folks are out of work. Businesses are having trouble staying open." read more

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

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