Tuesday, the House passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a bill designed to eliminate abortions after 20 weeks except in some cases of rape and incest. Supporters of the bill contended that fetuses feel "fetal pain" at 20 weeks and abortions should be restricted to that date.
The bill is unlikely to pass in the Senate, which is controlled by Democrats, and President Obama said he would veto the measure. read more
Sunday was Father's Day. My second as a dad, though the first one where I actually got to spend all day with my daughter. Since I've taken this job, I've discovered this amazing thing called The Weekend, which I now have free. read more
1. Miss Alabama was asked her opinion on the recent NSA revelations: "Is this an invasion of privacy or necessary to keep our country safe?" Miss Alabama's answer does not disappoint.
2. San Antonio 'Spurs' basketball player Danny Green almost runs over a tiny ninja at halftime. Turns out it was teammate Tim Duncan's son. read more
Chris Hayes is hosting msnbc’s second in a series of Google+ Hangouts On Air about the Supreme Court’s decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Prop 8.
Tune in right here Tuesday at 12:15pm ET, where Chris--joined by NBC News Chief Justice Correspondent Pete Williams, activist Zach Wahls, and members of the LGBT community--will discuss how the Supreme Court's ruling on marriage equality will affect YOU. To join the conversation or ask a question, post your comment on Google+ or Twitter with #MarriageEquality.
Since outing himself as the man who leaked classified details about NSA surveillance to The Guardian and Washington Post, former government contractor Edward Snowden has been more than happy to discuss his actions and motives with members of the press. On Monday, he opened up even further, taking questions from the public in an online Q&A at the Guardian website.
The fight over public education in Philadelphia escalated Monday, when two local parents and two school district employees initiated a hunger strike to protest the closure of 23 schools and firing of 3,783 education professionals.
The four hunger strikers camped out on the steps in front of Gov. Tom Corbett's Philadelphia office, where they say they will remain without food until the city and state governments do something to reduce layoffs and improve student safety. read more
1. Sebastien De La Cruz is a young Mexican-American from San Antonio who performed the National Anthem before game four of the NBA finals between the Spurs and the Miami Heat. Racists on Twitter did just as racists on Twitter are expected to do: be racist. But then, out of nowhere, enters anti-racism for the win! Sebastien came back to sing the Anthem for game four. read more