Forget about the Republican push to repeal Obamacare. The real reason we're facing a government shutdown on Monday is because House Republicans and Senate Democrats have radically different ideas of how to deal with sequestration and spending in fiscal year 2014, which begins on October 1. In fact, we've been headed down the path to a shutdown for four months already. read more
During a major NCAA game five months ago, college basketball player Kevin Ware suffered a leg injury so grisly it made national headlines and left horrified onlookers wondering whether he would ever play again. It was Ramogi Huma, president of the National College Players Association (NCPA), who helped draw the media's attention to a separate, potentially more urgent question: Would the NCAA and the Louisville Cardinals pay the 20-year-old undergraduate's medical bills or leave that to his family? read more
Detroit won't be getting a bailout any time soon, but that doesn't mean that Washington is neglecting the financially troubled metropolis entirely. On Friday, the White House unveiled its plan to add $300 million to the Detroit's coffers, a cash infusion which may boost economic development but is unlikely to put much of a dent in the city's colossal debt burden. read more
The United States sat down with Iran for an historic meeting on Thursday. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Iran's Foreign Minister, Mohammed Javad Zarif and diplomats from the UK, France, Russia, China and Germany to discuss Iran's nuclear program. Thursday's meeting was just the latest example of a shift in tone coming from the country's new leadership.
Ann Curry, International Correspondent for NBC News, recently interviewed Iranian President Hasan Rouhani. She joined Chris Hayes on All In to discuss the significance of Thursday's talk. read more
1. JJ Abrams don't screw up the new Star Wars. Here's how:
2. That thing where your computer freezes and it's horrible and your last hope is contorting your fingers and holding down "ctrl+alt+delete." Yeah, that thing, according to Bill Gates, was a mistake.
3. Haunted houses are scary. You know?