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Killing the Voting Rights Act

Killing the Voting Rights Act

06/26/13 08:00PM

Chris Hayes argues that John Roberts' Supreme Court is trying to kill Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act without admitting that that's what they're doing. He... watch

(L-R) Rachel Howald, Kate Lummus, Virginia Sin and Gretchen Menter celebrate after the Supreme Court ruled key portions of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional, at the Stonewall Inn on June 26, 2013 in the West Village neighborhood of...

Marriage equality: From Stonewall to no wall

06/26/13 07:14PM

On June 28, 1969, fed up after a police raid, a group rioted outside a popular New York City gay bar, the Stonewall Inn. The clash came to be known as the "Stonewall Riots" and marked the birth of the gay rights movement. read more

State Sen. Wendy Davis (Photo by Bob Daemmrich/Corbis)

Wendy Davis' Texas filibuster puts the U.S. Senate to shame

06/26/13 02:29PM

Texan State Senator Wendy Davis was so determined to stop the passage of a bill that would have ended access to safe abortions in Texas Tuesday, that she set out to complete a 13-hour filibuster, without assistance or interruption. This was a real filibuster, not the pale shadow of the one currently practiced in the United States Senate. It was an extraordinary measure, reflected in the physical hurdles which Davis was forced to confront. read more

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA)(L) talks with students during a news conference on Capitol Hill, June 6, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

At the deadline: Student loan rates set to double

06/26/13 01:23PM

Growing up, Brianna Mullen watched her parents lose their jobs and declare bankruptcy twice, until ultimately they were forced out of their Bay Area home because of foreclosure. Now, the 20-year-old is determined to avoid a similar fate. A rising junior at the University of California-Berkeley, Mullen is working two jobs while she's studying education policy and urban planning, trying to keep her debt load to a minimum. read more