Monday night on All In with Chris Hayes: Serious terrorism threats have forced the extended closure of U.S. embassies across the Middle East and North Africa, with the State Department announcing over the weekend that 19 diplomatic posts will remain shuttered through Saturday. A global travel warning also remains in effect through the end of the month. Lawmakers stressed the gravity of the threat over the weekend, including Senator Saxby Chambliss, who said on Meet the Press, “it is the most serious threat that I’ve seen in the last several years.” Mark Mazzetti, New York Times National Security Correspondent, Spencer Ackerman, National Security Editor at The Guardian, and Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Senior Correspondent and Associate Editor at The Washington Post will join guest host Ezra Klein to talk about the intelligence and potential danger.
Plus: Republicans are on a mission to sabotage Obamacare by any means necessary. A group of Congressional GOPers, led by Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, have put themselves at great personal political risk arguing for a government shutdown unless the Affordable Care Act is defunded. They are also risking angering their constituents by refusing billions of dollars in federal funds for Medicaid. Ezra Klein will explain how and why Republicans have put their public approval on the line for this issue.
Also Monday, Major League Baseball suspended Yankees star Alex Rodriguez for 211 games for his use of performance enhancing drugs. 12 other players who allegedly received banned drugs from the now-defunct Florida Biogenesis clinic were suspended for 50 games Monday. Rodriguez is the only banned player who plans to appeal his suspension. Allen Barra, sports columnist for The Atlantic and Salon will join the conversation about what the day’s suspensions mean for Rodriguez and the MLB.
Later, Ezra Klein will delve into the news of the world’s first test tube burger which was unveiled Monday in the Netherlands. Although the taste-testers were not overly complimentary, the technological advancement could signal the beginning of more sustainable food production. Celebrity chef Curtis Stone, Marion Nestle, Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University, Homaro Cantu, inventor, entrepreneur, chef and molecular gastronomer, and Bruce Friedrich, Senior Director for Strategic Initiatives at Farm Sanctuary, will join the discussion about the future of lab-grown and genetically modified foods.