For 770 preschool-aged children in eastern Alabama, school is out indefinitely. Thanks to the government shutdown which began Tuesday morning, Cheaha Regional Head Start (CRHS) has had to close all 16 of its locations, furlough its 240 employees without pay, and tell parents to keep all of the program's students at home.
"There's nothing that we can do, and there's no way to head it off," said CRHS director Dora Jones. "It all depends on them passing this budget." read more
Rep. Dan Kildee joins Chris Hayes to express his frustration over the House GOP's handling of the continuing resolution, resulting in a government shutdown; then Joy Reid joins the discussion as the clock ticks down to shutdown. watch
Chris Hayes breaks down where we stand on the looming government shutdown: the Senate pressing the House to vote on and pass the clean CR, and the House’s decision to send the CR to a conference committee. Robert Costa joins Chris Hayes for more on the... watch
The votes to pass a clean Continuing Resolution are there if House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, wants them. Chris Hayes talks withCongressman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., and Matt Welch, Editor-in-Chief of Reason Magazine, about the GOP's hostage strategy... watch
In exchange for funding the government, House Republicans want to get rid of government payments for health care of members of Congress and their staff. Chris Hayes talks with Congressman Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., the Ranking Member on the House Budget... watch
Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department will challenge North Carolina's new and restrictive voter ID law. Meanwhile, North Carolina's Republican Governor Pat McCrory says he finds the DOJ's allegations "without merit". Chris Hayes... watch
1. McDonald's has a new product and it looks like ehm ...
2. American stars have Russian doppelgangers.
3. Lots of creative ways to commemorate the end of Breaking Bad:
(a) Breaking Bad characters as wholesome comics we all love.
(b) Ann Coulter and Rosie O'Donnell show their love
(c) Breaking Bad doesn't have to end. It can be reborn.
Chris Hayes lists the three most awesomest things on the Internet for Monday: A superfail by a neighborhood fast food restaurant; Russia comes to Hollywood; and why "Breaking Bad" wouldn't quite work in Canada. watch
In the event of a government shutdown, the first thing Elizabeth Ashack will do is apply for unemployment benefits.
"I'm the breadwinner because my spouse is in college," she told MSNBC on Monday, just hours before the deadline to avert a government shutdown. "We don't have a lot of extra money to play around with." read more
The old adage—turn off the lights to save some money—just doesn’t work when it comes to the government.
In fact, shuttering government offices has actually cost taxpayers money—an estimated $2 billion in today’s dollars the last time it happened in 1995 and 1996, when the government closed for 27 days.
And this time would be no different, budget experts say. Even if workers aren’t given backpay, as they were in the nineties, the government will still lose out on important sources of revenue, like inspection fines and visa and licensing fees. Plus, there are back costs to re-opening. read more