Do gun control laws work? New figures from the nation’s most populous state, which also happens to have the nation’s toughest statewide gun laws, suggest they do.
California passed some of the nation’s toughest gun laws over the past two decades, and gun deaths across the state have declined by more than half, according to a new study by a California-based nonprofit research group. read more
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
1. Al Roker overslept.
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2. Real life Wall-E.
3. Now-famous actors audition for NBC's The Office. Imagine the line-up.
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
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
President Obama vowed that he would help to "make owning a home a symbol of responsibility, not speculation, a source of security for generations to come" in a major address regarding housing policy Tuesday in Phoenix, Ariz. read more
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.
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