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Demonstrators demanding an increase in worker wages march to a Jack in The Box fast food outlet in Oakland

Here’s What Happens When Congress Ignores Workers

07/29/14 12:15PM

In November 2012, 200 fast food workers in New York City did something completely unheard of: they walked out. Workers from 60 restaurants throughout the boroughs held a one day strike to highlight the difficult conditions, low wages, and often nonexistent benefits of fast food work.The movement quickly caught on. By August of last year, strikes had spread to 50 cities. read more

What to expect from Congress' VA bill

What to expect from the VA overhaul bill

07/28/14 04:23PM

After gaining tentative approval from Congress, what exactly would the VA overhaul bill accomplish? Luke Russert, The Huffington Post's David Wood and former Congressman Patrick Murphy, D-Pa., discuss the issue. watch

Rand Paul affirms Civil Rights Act support

Rand Paul affirms Civil Rights Act support

07/25/14 04:33PM

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., made his latest compassionate conservative pitch in front of the National Urban League and talked with NBC’s Kasie Hunt about his support for the Civil Rights Act. Luke Russert discusses with Hunt and The Daily Beast’s Ben Jacobs. watch

Obama meets with Central American leaders

Obama meets with Central American leaders

07/25/14 04:13PM

Pres. Obama wrapped a meeting with the leaders of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala about how to stem the surge of children coming across the U.S. border. Luke Russert discusses the situation with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., The Washington... watch

Violence spreads in the Middle East

Violence spreads in the Middle East

07/25/14 04:00PM

As violence spreads in the Middle East, new reports say Israel has rejected parts of Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest ceasefire proposal. Luke Russert discusses with Quartz’s Bobby Ghosh and the Council on Foreign Relations’ Steven Cook. watch

Bloody conflict continues in Gaza

Bloody conflict continues between Israel, Hamas

07/24/14 05:27PM

The bloodshed continues in Gaza with no sign of a ceasefire. Luke Russert talks about the situation with Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., ranking member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Human Rights Watch’s Kenneth Roth, and Hebrew University’s Bernard... watch

Ryan unveils latest poverty plan installment

Paul Ryan unveils latest poverty plan installment

07/24/14 04:47PM

Paul Ryan unveiled his latest poverty-fighting initiative, which involves a consolidation of 11 federal safety net programs. Is the plan something Democrats can embrace? Luke Russert talks with Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and MSNBC contributor Howard... watch