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An aide brings a cart stacked with pizza to the office of Speaker of the House John Boehner, as movement toward ending the government shutdown was suddenly halted, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday night, Oct. 15, 2013.

Interns are running the country

10/16/13 08:06PM

As signs of hope on a fiscal deal emerged from Washington Wednesday, thousands of furloughed workers were still stuck at home. However many of the employees keeping the federal offices running for nearly three weeks during the government shutdown were not all technically "essential" workers—in some cases, they were unpaid interns. read more

U.S. Senator Jim DeMint talks on the phone in his office December 6, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Jim DeMint pulls the strings

10/16/13 06:15PM

From his perch at Heritage, Jim DeMint helped lead the conservative rebellion that successfully pushed John Boehner to shut down the government over Obamacare. read more

All In Agenda: We have a deal

10/16/13 05:54PM

Senate leaders finally struck a deal Wednesday on the eve of debt default. The agreement does not appear to include any major changes to Obamacare, as some Republicans wanted, but would fund the government through January 15 of next year and raise the debt ceiling through February 7. Congress would also have to agree on a long-term plan on the budget by mid-December. Rep. Alan Nunnelee of Mississippi, Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota read more

#click3 Elizabeth Berkley is so excited again

10/16/13 04:03PM

1. Big Papi won a crucial game for the Boston Red Sox. Fans were very happy. Fans were so happy they made up a new meme.2. Elizabeth Berkley is so excited. Again.3. Gandolf tells passersby not to pass. Passersby pass anyway. read more

Meet Rep. Paul Broun

Meet Rep. Paul Broun

10/15/13 09:43PM

Chris Hayes spotlights Rep. Paul Broun, a man who sits on the House Science Committee, yet called evolution and the Big Bang theory "lies straight from the... watch

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