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A Detroit fire fighter looks through the smoldering back yards of burned homes and garages on East Robinwood in Detroit, Michigan September 8, 2010.  Detroit's bankruptcy will likely fall hardest on  public sector employees.  (Photo by Rebecca Cook...

Pensioners likely the biggest losers in Detroit bankruptcy

07/19/13 04:46PM

Nobody is happy with Detroit's bankruptcy. That's the message that Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, Mayor David Bing and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder have repeated over and over in their public appearances over the past few days, following Snyder's authorization of a Chapter 9 bankruptcy filing for the city. "There is very difficult for all of us," said Bing in a Thursday press conference. "But if it's going to make the citizens better off, then this is a new start for us." read more

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the Trayvon Martin case in the press briefing room at the White House in Washington, July 19, 2013.      (Photo by Larry Downing/Reuters)

All In agenda: President Obama's perspective on Trayvon Martin

07/19/13 04:34PM

Watch All In with Chris Hayes tonight for a conversation about the unexpected remarks President Obama made Friday afternoon on race and the Trayvon Martin case. Speaking from the White House Press Briefing Room, the president discussed the suspicion black men regularly face from a personal perspective. read more

Chrysler Mack I Engine Plant assembly workers Bill Galecki (L), Tony Russo and John Terry (R) listen during a news conference to announce a major financial investment and more jobs added to the engine plant in Detroit, Michigan November 15, 2012. ...

Why didn't the auto bailout save Detroit?

07/19/13 04:24PM

The federal government poured $85 billion to prop up General Motors and Chrysler--an infusion of taxpayer money that helped pull America's auto giants back from the brink. GM posted record profits in 2011, and Chrysler's renewed financial health has helped it open new plants and training centers. Meanwhile, auto sales are projected to top 16 million this year, returning to pre-recession levels. "We refused to let Detroit go bankrupt," President Obama declared last year. And yet, this week Detroit declared bankruptcy. Why is the Motor City still in so much trouble? read more

File Photo:  U.S. Navy guards escort a detainee after a "life skills" class at Camp 6 in the Guantanamo Bay detention center on March 30, 2010 (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images, File)

Full-body pat-downs resume at Gitmo

07/19/13 01:18PM

Pending an appeal, federal judges allowed groin searches to resume at Guantanamo Bay prison on Wednesday. The three-judge panel stayed the order U.S. District Judge Lamberth had issued July 11th  demanding all Guantanamo guards halt the practice, saying the addition of the genital pat-down in prisoner searches “seems less like a valid choice on the part of the JDG commander and more like an attempt to deny counsel access through alternative means.” read more

Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks to protestors Thursday July 18, 2013 in the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida Gov. Rick Scott is telling protesters that he will not ask lawmakers to revamp the state's self-defense laws. (Photo by Phil Sears/AP)

Florida Gov. Scott affirms support for 'Stand Your Ground' law

07/18/13 11:27PM

Florida Governor Rick Scott met with protesters in Tallahassee Thursday night and reiterated that he still supports the state’s controversial “Stand Your Ground" law. The group of protesters, who call themselves the “Dream Defenders,” had been occupying and sleeping in the Florida capitol building for three days. They said they wouldn’t leave until they personally met with Scott and until he called a special legislative session to address the state’s “Stand Your Ground" law through what they’re calling the “Trayvon Martin Act.” read more

New life for the Voting Rights Act?

New life for the Voting Rights Act?

07/18/13 08:43PM

The Senate begins hearings, on a hopeful note, for one of the most important pieces of civil rights legislation in our history and Senator Amy Klobuchar, Democrat from Minnesota, and a member of the Judiciary Committee, joins Chris Hayes to talk about... watch


#click3 Wyoming has 2 escalators

07/18/13 08:40PM

1. Princess Kate is with child. A bunch of people in England can't wait until she gives birth. But they have to wait. But waiting can be boring. Good thing humans are creative. Some Brits have taken to betting on the new baby's name and gender. The names "Alexandra" and "George" are doing well. And "Fergie" is not. 2. Just some robots doin' perfect quadruple blackflips. 3. The state of Wyoming has two escalators. read more