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US President Barack Obama and Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan tour Erickson Construction on August 6, 2013 in Chandler, Arizona. (Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty)

Obama bets on private market in housing recovery

08/07/13 02:52PM

The day after he unveiled his plan for promoting American homeownership, President Obama emphasized the importance of the broader economy to his housing policy in a Wednesday virtual roundtable. "Keeping the overall economy in the right direction means there's a stronger market for homes," he told Zillow.com CEO Spencer Rascoff, who moderated the online discussion with the president on Wednesday. Members of the public submitted questions to the president via the online real estate company. read more

Would you eat this burger?

Would you eat this burger?

08/06/13 08:41PM

Dutch scientist Mark Post unveiled the world's first synthetic meat patty in London on Monday. Two lucky volunteers tasted the burger, and the reviews were... watch

#click3 Al Roker's dog ate his alarm

08/06/13 08:40PM

1. Al Roker overslept. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy 2. Real life Wall-E. 3. Now-famous actors audition for NBC's The Office. Imagine the line-up. read more

A man walks past The Washington Post building on August 5, 2013 in Washington, DC, after it was announced that Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos had agreed to purchase the Post for USD 250 million. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty)

All In agenda: The sale of The Washington Post and the future of journalism

08/06/13 05:30PM

Tuesday night on All In with Chris Hayes: Guest host and editor of The Washington Post's Wonkblog, Ezra Klein, will explain what the sale of the newspaper to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos means for the Post and for the future of journalism. The surprise $250 million deal, announced Monday, will end four generations of ownership by the Graham family. read more

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Chris Hayes: 'The solution to global warming is just that—global'

08/06/13 04:54PM

In his upcoming msnbc documentary, "The Politics of Power," Chris Hayes declares: “Climate change is a problem without borders; and developing countries are feeling the heat even more than the first world.” According to a Stanford University report, the planet is undergoing one of the largest climate changes in 65 million years. read more

#click3 We are not the same on the inside

08/06/13 02:41PM

1. "We're all the same on the inside" may have just lost its meaning. In a recent study, the NIH found that while we all contain toxins in our bodies from food, the type of toxins varies depending on wealth. 2. Fraternity boy acquires trust fund early, announces by email to fellow frat brothers that he will use money to start hedge fund. Frat boy wants frat brothers to help him. Pay off? "We'll all get filthy rich and, inevitably, bag hot slampieces." Best of luck. 3. Here's to lookin' at you, earth. read more

All In agenda: Sabotaging Obamacare by any means necessary

08/05/13 05:16PM

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. read more

President Barack Obama speaks at the AFL-CIO Labor Day picnic at Coney Island in Cincinnati Sept. 7, 2009. Some labor unions that initially backed Obama's health care overhaul are now frustrated and angry about what they say are unexpected consequences...

Why unions are turning on Obamacare

08/05/13 02:47PM

"Repeal and replace" is the Grand Old Party's oft-repeated mantra regarding Obamacare, which House Republicans voted to repeal for the 40th time on Friday. But in April, an organization in the president's base echoed the refrain. On April 24, the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers, and Allied Workers released a statement demanding "repeal or complete reform of the Affordable Care Act." While no other union has yet called for an outright repeal of the health care law, a growing number of them argue that serious reform is needed. read more

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