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All In agenda: Ted Cruz backlash

09/23/13 04:33PM

Monday night on All In with Chris Hayes: As the battle continues in Congress over his campaign to defund Obamacare, Senator Ted Cruz is taking heat from all sides. The Republican bill Cruz pushed for, continuing government spending at current levels until December 15 and stripping funding for the president's health care law, passed the... read more

Food Stamp Cuts - Ned Resnikoff - 09/23/2013

The myth of the right's food stamp king

09/23/13 03:55PM

The fate of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps) is still up in the air, but a funding reduction of at least several billion dollars is looking more and more likely. Now that the Senate has passed a Farm Bill which cuts $4 billion out of the program and the House has passed a much larger $39 billion reduction, a ... read more

The challenge for House Speaker John Boehner

The challenge for House Speaker John Boehner

09/20/13 08:54PM

Speaker John Boehner has a hard job. His members don't listen to him. His position isn't that safe. He just picked up a primary challenger the other day. But he also makes his job harder, and more dangerous. And the question is why? watch

Why Ezra Klein feels slightly bad for Boehner

Why Ezra Klein feels slightly bad for Boehner

09/20/13 08:45PM

Conservatives have tried to paint food stamp recipients as entitled, fraudulent moochers, but the facts tell a different story. Ezra Klein talks with author Kayla Williams about her experience with food stamps, and the House's vote to slash assistance. watch

Food stamps: Rhetoric vs. reality

Food stamps: Rhetoric vs. reality

09/20/13 08:34PM

Conservatives have tried to paint food stamp recipients as entitled, fraudulent moochers, but the facts tell a different story. Ezra Klein talks with author Kayla Williams about her experience with food stamps, and the House's vote to slash assistance. watch

Someone get this 6-year-old a show

Someone get this 6-year-old a show

09/20/13 08:28PM

Ezra Klein shares the three most awesomest things on the Internet for September 20: 1) All of Hollywood wants a piece of Big Bird and crew ; 2) What do the food fighter, computer warrior and Debbie Gibson have in common? 3) For the love of... watch

#click3: I love the ‘80s

09/20/13 08:28PM

1) All of Hollywood wants a piece of Big Bird and crew. Get in line and start practicing that alphabet y’all. 2) What do the food fighter, computer warrior and Debbie Gibson have in common?  (Hint:  It rhymes with fun-fit-fonders.) 3) For the love of entertainment and awe,  someone get this break dancing 6-year-old a show. read more

A mother and her children shop for groceries at the local Walmart in the outskirts of Harlan, Harlan, KY.

How the House wants to take food off the family table

09/20/13 03:00PM

The House of Representatives may approve a mammoth cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, also known as food stamps) as early as this Thursday. The Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act would cut $39 billion out of SNAP between 2014 and 2023, according to a report from the Congressional Budget Office. read more

EPA rolls out new curbs on coal plants

09/20/13 12:02PM

The Obama administration took a significant step toward enacting the president's climate policy on Friday morning, when Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Gina McCarthy unveiled a sweeping new regulation for all future power plant construction. The roll out came almost three months after a major climate policy address in w... read more

The Progressive Pope?

The Progressive Pope?

09/19/13 09:24PM

Pope Francis gives a stunning interview in which he downplays the church's obsession with social issues like gay marriage, abortion and birth control. watch

In SNAP vote, Republicans normalize misery

In SNAP vote, Republicans normalize misery

09/19/13 09:21PM

Instead of cutting the food stamps budget, House Republicans should have voted to expand it. But with their "Draconian" cuts, Republicans have succeeded in normalizing misery. Chris Hayes talks Mattie Duppler, Director of Budget and Regulatory Policy... watch

GOP votes to kick 4M people off food stamps

GOP votes to kick 4M people off food stamps

09/19/13 08:42PM

Thurday's vote in the House of Representatives cuts $40 billion from the federal food stamps program over the next ten years. Chris Hayes talks with Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Mich. In June, he proposed an amendment to the Farm Bill that would have helped SNAP... watch

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