On Wednesday's All In, Chris Hayes pointed out that even though the annual budget deficit has shrunk by 60%, "House Speaker John Boehner and Republicans are frozen in their 2009 mindset. The conversation about the deficit hasn't changed."
Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum, weighed in to talk about the divisiveness between parties. " needs to actually lead his own party and get serious about this."
Hayes gave a spirited response: read more
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Wednesday on All In with Chris Hayes: During a closed-door morning meeting, House Republicans rolled out their plan to deal with the impending budget issues. The U.S. is projected to hit its debt limit next month, and the federal government will not continue to be funded after Oct. 1 if Congress doesn't act. read more
The House of Representatives may approve a mammoth cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, also known as food stamps) as early as this Thursday. The Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act would cut $39 billion out of SNAP between 2014 and 2023, according to a report from the Congressional Budget Office. If passed, the law is expected to cost 3.8 million people their SNAP eligibility in 2014 alone. read more
When I heard the very first reports of the Navy Yard shooting yesterday on my way to work, there were headlines about three shooters dressed in fatigues on a naval base. And my first awful thought was that we were witnessing some kind of "Homeland"-style domestic terror cell inside the Armed Services. I reeled at that and imagined what the fallout and investigations and recriminations would look like, what a huge, dominating story it was likely to be and how we would cover it. read more
The moment the horn went off in the hospital, Dr. Babak Sarani knew something wasn't right.
It was 8:40 a.m. on a Monday—an unusual time for the alert that summons his trauma unit at George Washington University Hospital.
But Dr. Sarani, the hospital's chief trauma surgeon, did what he does several times a week at the DC hospital: he took the elevator downstairs and waited for a patient with a gunshot wound to be wheeled into the trauma bay. read more