Chris Hayes talks with Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, about the anti-abortion bill signed into law in Texas and state officials' bizarre allegations against abortion rights demonstrators. watch
Florida Governor Rick Scott is facing mounting pressure to address Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law and Marissa Alexander's case. Chris Hayes talks about Rick Scott's response with State Senator Dwight Bullard and Phillip Agnew. watch
Nobody is happy with Detroit's bankruptcy. That's the message that Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, Mayor David Bing and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder have repeated over and over in their public appearances over the past few days, following Snyder's authorization of a Chapter 9 bankruptcy filing for the city.
"There is very difficult for all of us," said Bing in a Thursday press conference. "But if it's going to make the citizens better off, then this is a new start for us." read more
Watch All In with Chris Hayes tonight for a conversation about the unexpected remarks President Obama made Friday afternoon on race and the Trayvon Martin case. Speaking from the White House Press Briefing Room, the president discussed the suspicion black men regularly face from a personal perspective. read more
The federal government poured $85 billion to prop up General Motors and Chrysler--an infusion of taxpayer money that helped pull America's auto giants back from the brink.
GM posted record profits in 2011, and Chrysler's renewed financial health has helped it open new plants and training centers. Meanwhile, auto sales are projected to top 16 million this year, returning to pre-recession levels. "We refused to let Detroit go bankrupt," President Obama declared last year.
And yet, this week Detroit declared bankruptcy.
Why is the Motor City still in so much trouble? read more
Pending an appeal, federal judges allowed groin searches to resume at Guantanamo Bay prison on Wednesday. The three-judge panel stayed the order U.S. District Judge Lamberth had issued July 11th demanding all Guantanamo guards halt the practice, saying the addition of the genital pat-down in prisoner searches “seems less like a valid choice on the part of the JDG commander and more like an attempt to deny counsel access through alternative means.” read more
Florida Governor Rick Scott met with protesters in Tallahassee Thursday night and reiterated that he still supports the state’s controversial “Stand Your Ground" law.
The group of protesters, who call themselves the “Dream Defenders,” had been occupying and sleeping in the Florida capitol building for three days. They said they wouldn’t leave until they personally met with Scott and until he called a special legislative session to address the state’s “Stand Your Ground" law through what they’re calling the “Trayvon Martin Act.” read more
North Carolina's Republican legislature is looking to pass a voter ID law that put an end to the state's early voting, Sunday voting and same-day registration -- all provisions popular with black and Democratic voters. Chris Hayes talks with Ari Berman... watch
The Senate begins hearings, on a hopeful note, for one of the most important pieces of civil rights legislation in our history and Senator Amy Klobuchar, Democrat from Minnesota, and a member of the Judiciary Committee, joins Chris Hayes to talk about... watch
1. Princess Kate is with child. A bunch of people in England can't wait until she gives birth. But they have to wait. But waiting can be boring. Good thing humans are creative. Some Brits have taken to betting on the new baby's name and gender. The names "Alexandra" and "George" are doing well. And "Fergie" is not.
2. Just some robots doin' perfect quadruple blackflips.
3. The state of Wyoming has two escalators.
Chris Hayes talks to President of the National Action Network and MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton, The Grio’s Joy Reid, and Eric Boehlert from Media Matters about "Stand Your Ground" laws and the right wing media's reaction to the George Zimmerman verdict. watch
It’s been over a month since former South African President Nelson Mandela was hospitalized in “critical but stable condition” with a severe lung infection. Despite reports that he was on life support, the still-bedridden Mandela has managed to see his 95th birthday. The government offered a hopeful recent statement, claiming “doctors have confirmed that health is steadily improving.” read more
Detroit has become the biggest city in U.S. history to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder authorized Detroit's state-appointed emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, to file for bankruptcy on Thursday afternoon, which Snyder described as a painful but necessary step to rebuilding the insolvent city.
"The fiscal realities confronting Detroit have been ignored for too long," Snyder said in a statement. "This is a difficult step, but the only viable option to address a problem that has been six decades in the making." read more
Tonight on All In with Chris Hayes: Pressure is mounting on Florida Governor Rick Scott to respond to protesters opposing “Stand Your Ground” laws as they occupy his office for the second straight day. The group of Trayvon Martin supporters are frustrated with the law allowing the use of force in self-defense which was considered by the jury that acquitted George Zimmerman. read more