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Sen. Chris Murphy: 'The president should come to Congress here for a vote'

08/27/13 04:51PM

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy On Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry said it was "undeniable" that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime used chemical weapons on its people. Senator Chris Murphy, Democrat from Connecticut, one of only three senators who voted against arming Syrian rebels, called for a debate about intervention. read more

Debt Ceiling Debate, John Boehner - Suzy Khimm - 08/27/2013

The debt ceiling: Is Boehner just blustering?

08/27/13 04:00PM

Uh oh. The U.S. is approaching the next debt ceiling in mid-October. Congress will have to raise the borrowing limit to avoid default, and Republican leaders are insisting yet again on spending cuts in exchange for their vote. "I’ve made it clear that we’re not going to increase the debt limit without cuts and reforms that are greater than the increase in the debt limit," House Speaker John Boehner said Monday at a fundraiser, according to the Idaho Statesman. "We're going to have a whale of a fight," he promised. read more

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#maximumwage: 'When minimum wage doesn't cover the basics, it's time for a change'

08/27/13 10:00AM

My name is Katherine Peterson. I'm from Virginia, and just started college. I spent the last eight months working at Panda Express with the hopes of saving money for school. Currently I have $345 in my bank account. It's not like I have a bunch of bills to pay either; I don't even drive a car or have to pay for gas money! I worked part time while I finished up high school, and yeah, there were a couple times where I would be a normal teenager and spend money. But for the most part I was a responsible person with my money. read more

Salt in the wound, the cost of healthcare

08/26/13 11:11PM

You've heard of saline solution. It's a fancy name for salt and water. You've probably used it--maybe for a sore throat, or dry eyes--and you probably haven't spent that much money on it. Here's a pretty simple bottle of saline solution we got at a Manhattan grocery store for five dollars and 99 cents. Here's some souped-up saline solution with a bunch of other chemicals in it for red eyes. This was $6.99. read more

McDonald's former CEO says the minimum wage needs adjustment

08/26/13 05:17PM

Low wage workers have been taking part in strikes all over the country to demand a living wage. The latest action--a group of Walmart workers in D.C. --ended with police issuing tickets to the protesters. But workers are showing no signs of stopping and companies are not conceding. Stalemate? On Friday's All In, Chris Hayes asked Former McDonald's president and CEO Ed Rensi why the company cannot afford to pay its workers a living wage. read more

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