Following the news of Anthony Weiner's explicit text message exchange with 23-year-old Sydney Leathers, the conversation dominating mainstream media has centered around the former lawmaker's political future.
On Thursday night's All In, Chris Hayes addressed another side of political sex scandals: "While we all talk about whether Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer can redeem themselves and re-claim their careers, we don't think in the same terms about whether the women involved in their indiscretions will get a chance to re-build their own lives." read more
Tonight on All In with Chris Hayes: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder made an unprecedented announcement Thursday that the Department of Justice will push back on the Supreme Court's recent decision that crippled the Voting Rights Act. Speaking at the National Urban League Conference in Philadelphia, Holder said the DOJ is asking a federal court to require Texas to obtain federal approval before altering its voting rights laws. read more
After weeks of wrangling, the Senate finally passed a student loan deal Wednesday night in an 81-18 vote, overcoming liberal opponents who argued that the bill would fill government coffers by burdening students with high-interest payments in the future. read more
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In a major speech on the economy Wednesday, President Obama declared that it is "time for the minimum wage to go up." While more people are employed as the country continues to climb out of a deep recession, many full-time workers making the minimum wage are still living in poverty. On All In Wednesday evening, Chris Hayes explained that the minimum wage hasn't kept up with inflation or productivity. read more
Over the years, the American Civil Liberties has made enemies among the national security state, the religious right, and conservative legislatures across the country. But now it faces opposition from an unexpected corner: its own employees. read more
Republican Congressman Steve King of Iowa recently said of Latino immigrants to the conservative site Newsmax: "They aren't all valedictorians. They weren't all brought in by their parents. For everyone who's a valedictorian, there's another 100 out there that weigh 130 pounds and they've got calves the size of cantaloupes because they're hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert." read more
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