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‘War on Poverty,’ or war on the poor?

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Rep. Paul Ryan held a hearing about the war on poverty on Wednesday, but he missed out on the chance to find out what works.

2014: The year the GOP cares about poverty

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Chris Hayes talks about the minimum wage with Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy.

50 years of progress on poverty

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On the 50th anniversary of President Johnson’s “Great Society” speech, Republicans unveil a new plan meant to display a “kinder” GOP, but it has policies that would roll back the 50 years of progress we’ve made.

7/17/thirteen in :60 Seconds

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Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev makes the cover of Rolling Stone, Stephen shares an old adage, and Jerry Seinfeld drinks coffee in silence. (01:01)

A new strategy to fight the war on poverty?

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Rep. James Clyburn explains where Americans stand in the war on poverty.

ACA expands Medicaid to 138% of poverty line

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Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, joins Alex Wagner for a look at the monumentally under-discussed good news coming from implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Accused welfare fraud couple in poverty?

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Couple of accused living high life off welfare in poverty?

Ballotproof

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Following the dying of the Balloting Rights Act, southern states like Texas, Florida and North Carolina fast transfer to disenfranchise poorer voters. (06:34)

Blaming the poor for their poverty

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Chris and his panel look at the debate over the idea that poverty is an issue of personal responsibility.

Brian Lehrer

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The host of WNYC's "The Brian Lehrer Show" discusses Mayor Bill de Blasio's election, Michael Bloomberg's legacy and Governor Chris Christie's rare political gift. (07:11)

Can Obama, like California, get the minimum wage raised?

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This week, California approved a bill to raise the state’s minimum wage to $10 an hour by 2016, leading NOW host Alex Wagner and her panel to wonder if President Obama could do the same thing at the federal level.

Conservatives claim ‘War on Poverty’ failed

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Marco Rubio argued Wednesday that the fact that so many Americans remain in poverty proves that the “War on Poverty” has been lost. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., and Michael Tomasky discuss.

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