Out of the gate tonight Chris Hayes will be giving you breaking news on self-identified NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. According to The Washington Post: "Snowden was charged with espionage, theft and conversion of government property..." The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald will discuss the significance of this development. read more
A year and a half after Pfc. Bradley Manning was arrested for one of the greatest unauthorized leaks in American history to the website Wikileaks, President Obama took steps to ensure that such a thing would never happen again. On October 7, 2011, he signed an executive order which mandated the creation of an inter-agency Insider Threat Task Force and required any agency handling classified material to "implement an insider threat detection and prevention program" with guidance from the task force. read more
To her parents, Michelle Miller was a devoted daughter, a fierce lacrosse player, and a driven high school senior who dreamed of becoming an Army psychologist.
To the Army recruiter who ended her life, she was just “Babyface.”
1. Instagram has introduced a feature enabling users to create 15-second videos–twice as long as those from rival Vine. What’s more, the free update will allow Instagram’s 130 million monthly users to apply 13 special filters to the clips, and is available to anyone who owns an iOS or Android. Now even Chris Hayes can make a black and white art film. read more
To legislators in many states, legalized gambling looks like a pretty sweet deal: Casinos are seemingly guaranteed money-makers, and state governments have an opportunity to reap a chunk of their revenue through taxation or profit-sharing agreements. Best of all, citizens volunteer to give their money to casinos. Many of them do it for fun. Few people enjoy paying their taxes, but everyone likes to play games. read more
UPDATE 2:03 PM: The House rejected the 2013 farm bill in a vote largely split along party lines, 195-234.
A last-ditch effort to restore $20.5 billion in SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) funding to the House farm bill failed on Wednesday night. An amendment proposed by Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Jim McGovern to prevent the cuts was defeated by a party line floor vote of 234-188. read more