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On the right side of DOMA

On the right side of DOMA

06/28/13 08:55PM

The president's decision not to fight the Defense of Marriage Act in federal court allowed the administration to fully own the Supreme Court's DOMA decision.... watch


#click3 Bert and Ernie Triumph

06/28/13 08:49PM

The All In with Chris Hayes team puts out a daily call to the Twitter and Facebook communities for the “awesomest things” they encountered on the Internet.
 Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie: Roommates? Best friends? If an upcoming New Yorker cover is to be believed, the puppets are a romantic couple. The image–by Jack Hunter, titled “Moment of Joy”–has gotten lots of praise, but some critics say it is undermining an LGBT milestone. 
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File Photo: A pro-abortion rights protester holds a sign as he confronts an anti-abortion demonstration organized by local church Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Queens, New York October 20, 2012. The protest was held outside the Choices...

All In Agenda: Abortion debate spreads to Ohio

06/28/13 06:19PM

While all eyes were on the anti-abortion bill in Texas this week, another fight over women’s health has been brewing in Ohio. Thursday night, Ohio lawmakers approved a budget bill that includes several anti-abortion provisions, among them requiring a doctor to perform an ultrasound, inform the patient if the fetus has a heartbeat, and tell her the statistical probability of her fetus being carried to full term before performing an abortion. read more

Lee Creighton looks for jobs on the Internet at his home in Cary, N.C., Thursday, June 27, 2013. Creighton has been unemployed since October and will receive his last bit of unemployment aid this week. (Photo by Gerry Broome/AP)

North Carolina axes benefits for long-term unemployed

06/28/13 03:01PM

Starting next week, North Carolina—which has the fifth highest jobless rate in the country—will become the only state in the union with no safety net for the long-term jobless. Thanks to reforms in the state's unemployment insurance laws, North Carolina's 71,000-plus long-term unemployed residents will lose access to the federally funded Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program. read more

Demonstrates protest outside the school district headquarters, Thursday, May 30, 2013, in Philadelphia.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Politicians join Philly school closure hunger strike in one-day fast

06/28/13 08:00AM

State and local elected officials staged a day-long fast on Thursday in solidarity with the hunger strikers currently protesting massive budget cuts to Philadelphia public schools. The state district attorney, three members of the city council, six state representatives, four state senators and one U.S. congressman participated in the fast. read more