The fight for affordable health care has been decades in the making, spanning several presidencies and with plenty of outside forces trying to stop it. Chris Hayes breaks down the decades it took for change. watch
Chris Hayes talks with two prominent Republicans about the House GOP's failed strategy to shut down the government -- Bruce Bartlett, former Senior Policy Analyst in the Reagan White House and former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy in... watch
Marcelas Owens was 11 years old when he first stepped into the spotlight. " missed so much work that she lost her job. And along with her job, she lost her health care. And losing her health care ended up costing her her life," he said in 2010 addressing Democratic Senate leadership at a press conference. "And I wanted to finish her fight for healthcare," he declared.
Later that month a victorious Marcelas watched on as the president signed the Affordable Care Act into law. read more
Tuesday was a big day in the political world: The government officially shut down for the first time in 17 years and Obamacare implementation began with the opening of insurance exchanges. While the bickering continued in Congress, 800,000 government employees were furloughed, nearly 9 million low-income women and children saw their benefits threatened, and Republicans tried to downplay the shutdown's effects. read more
For 770 preschool-aged children in eastern Alabama, school is out indefinitely. Thanks to the government shutdown which began Tuesday morning, Cheaha Regional Head Start (CRHS) has had to close all 16 of its locations, furlough its 240 employees without pay, and tell parents to keep all of the program's students at home.
"There's nothing that we can do, and there's no way to head it off," said CRHS director Dora Jones. "It all depends on them passing this budget." read more
Rep. Dan Kildee joins Chris Hayes to express his frustration over the House GOP's handling of the continuing resolution, resulting in a government shutdown; then Joy Reid joins the discussion as the clock ticks down to shutdown. watch
Chris Hayes breaks down where we stand on the looming government shutdown: the Senate pressing the House to vote on and pass the clean CR, and the House’s decision to send the CR to a conference committee. Robert Costa joins Chris Hayes for more on the... watch
The votes to pass a clean Continuing Resolution are there if House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, wants them. Chris Hayes talks withCongressman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., and Matt Welch, Editor-in-Chief of Reason Magazine, about the GOP's hostage strategy... watch
In exchange for funding the government, House Republicans want to get rid of government payments for health care of members of Congress and their staff. Chris Hayes talks with Congressman Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., the Ranking Member on the House Budget... watch
Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department will challenge North Carolina's new and restrictive voter ID law. Meanwhile, North Carolina's Republican Governor Pat McCrory says he finds the DOJ's allegations "without merit". Chris Hayes... watch
1. McDonald's has a new product and it looks like ehm ...
2. American stars have Russian doppelgangers.
3. Lots of creative ways to commemorate the end of Breaking Bad:
(a) Breaking Bad characters as wholesome comics we all love.
(b) Ann Coulter and Rosie O'Donnell show their love
(c) Breaking Bad doesn't have to end. It can be reborn.
Chris Hayes lists the three most awesomest things on the Internet for Monday: A superfail by a neighborhood fast food restaurant; Russia comes to Hollywood; and why "Breaking Bad" wouldn't quite work in Canada. watch