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 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.
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
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
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
Chris Hayes talks to Janet Colm, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina, who was arrested Monday night protesting an anti-abortion bill being considered in the state legislature. watch
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.
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
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
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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