President Obama met with the nation’s top financial regulators last week, to urge for rulings associated with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform law passed more than three years ago. It was the first time the president convened a sit down with each regulator since 2011.
According to a White House statement, Obama “stressed the need to expeditiously finish implementing the critical remaining portions of Wall Street Reform to ensure we are able to prevent the type of financial harm that lead to the Great Recession from ever happening again.” read more
Cory Booker's opponent for the New Jersey Senate seat, Steve Lonegan, says it's “weird” that the Newark mayor won't discuss his private life. But Booker, on the All in With Chris Hayes show on Thursday, says the topic is irrelevant.
“The question really should not be am I gay or straight. The question should be, why the heck are you asking the question in the first place? It doesn’t make a whit of difference what kind of senator I’m going to be or not,” said Booker. read more
1. Zero Republicans showed up to yesterday’s 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. The GOP instead tried to pull the “the invitation arrived too late in the mail” card. #facepalm
2. Just in time for school to begin, Patrick Stewart is teaching the Internet the quadruple take. A++++ for Professor Xavier!
3. One redditor decided to scatter 51 photos of Nicholas Cage throughout a friend’s house…which is still better than making him watch the The Ghost Rider franchise.
Thursday night on All In with Chris Hayes: As the world awaits a strike on Syria, the U.S.'s intelligence proving the Syrian government set off last week's reported chemical weapons attack is still being kept secret. Top Obama administration officials have said they intercepted communications incriminating the Syrian military, but cautioned there is no "smoking gun" explicitly linking the attack to President Bashar al-Assad. read more
Fast food workers staged a nationwide strike across dozens of American cities on Thursday morning, demanding a $15 per hour wage and the right to form a union. The strike, which is believed to be the largest in the industry's history, included work stoppages in regions of the country which had never seen concentrated fast food labor activism before. read more