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
1. Complete with awesome dance moves, the Ohio University Marching 110 performed Ylvis’ ‘The Fox.’ This might make the fox speechless?
2. With 300,000 unique Star Wars related pieces, a Star Wars museum in Northern California earned the Guinness World Record for the “Largest Collection of Star Wars Memorabilia." Here’s to that guy who will now collect 300,001 unique Star Wars-related pieces.
3. There had to be a sign warning against this.
The American poverty rate held steady at 15% in 2012, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau. Analysts had predicted a slight decrease in the number of Americans living under poverty since 2011. Instead, 46.5 million Americans—including 16.1 million children—remain impoverished, half a decade into the post-recession economic recovery.
Nor did the middle class see much improvement over the past year. Median household income, after having plummeted 8.3% between 2007 and 2011, didn't budge in 2012. read more