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Encouraging the younger generation to vote

08/28/12 10:36AM

Our young gun, Matthew Segal, Co-Founder & President of Our Time is joining the conversation live from the RNC to discuss the status of the youth vote. In 2008, the younger generation was enthusiastic and energetic about going out and voting for Presidnet Obama but since 2008 is there now a gap? And what is the GOP's pitch to the younger generation? In order to spread the word Our Time is releasing videos with celebrities on Why You Should Vote sending people to their website to register. Last week we posted the Larry David video and below check out the Trey Songz video.   read more

Chris Christie key note speach

08/28/12 09:56AM

After Krystal and Steve appeared on The Last Word yesterday they continued the conversation about Chris Christie, discussing whether or not his keynote speech will be as exciting as it's expected to be.  read more

Steve Kornacki's latest Salon.com article: How to be honest about abortion

08/28/12 09:38AM

When he takes the stage in Tampa tonight, Chris Christie will receive a warmer welcome than the last New Jersey governor to deliver the keynote address at a Republican convention. That would be Tom Kean, the aristocratic exponent of the “politics of inclusion,” whose speech to the party’s New Orleans gathering was interrupted by taunts from anti-abortion delegates.Opposition to legal abortion is even more widespread in the GOP today than it was then, thanks to a quarter-century influx of conservative evangelicals and a corresponding exodus of cultural moderates. read more

The Gardiner Memorial Tournament, a True Bronx Tale

08/27/12 05:08PM

You don’t know Dexter Gardiner, but you should be thankful for him. Every neighborhood has that one person who is completely, selflessly, and maybe even maniacally dedicated to their community. When I was growing up in my hometown, it was Sharon Bacon. When my mother was a child, I’m told it was her father - Babe Kennedy. Well in the Bronx, right now it’s Dexter Gardiner. And last weekend, I was lucky enough to be involved for my second go-around in his foundation’s main event, the Gardiner Family Foundation Memorial Classic. read more

Krystal learns to make pottery

08/27/12 02:23PM

During Krystal's trip to East Liverpool, OH she went to the Homer Laughlin China Company, one of 2 pottery factories left in East Liverpool, OH.While walking through Homer Laughlin Krystal  learned how to make pottery. read more

Krystal Ball Web Extra: The American Dream

08/27/12 02:19PM

 East Liverpool, OH is an example of one of the many small mid-west towns in America. A town that used to have 200 pottery manufacturers now only has 2 due to the other companies moving their plants to China. Krystal spoke to the local town historian and owner of the funeral home, Frank Dawson, and asked him if he thought the American Dream was still alive. Check out what he had to say.  read more

Today's Lineup

08/27/12 01:00PM

Happy Monday! S.E. Cupp is live in Tampa with full coverage of the Republican National Convention to give us a first hand look at what is happening down there from the storm, to the new RNC schedule, and when we should expect Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney to arrive.RNC Convention: We will have a full convention preview from The Cycle host S.E. read more

Guest Spot: Joan Walsh

08/27/12 11:21AM

Today's guest spot features Author of What's the Matter with White People? and Editor-at-Large, Salon.com Joan Walsh. Her book discusses the question: What do we need to do as a country to ensure equal opportunities, regardless of race? Below find an excerpt of her book and be sure to tune in at 3pm for the full conversationReprinted by permission of the publisher, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., from What’s The Matter with White People, by Joan Walsh.  Copyright © 2012 by Joan Walsh.Paul Ryan and the GOP’s New “Dog Whistle Politics” I have a problem with liberals who dismiss the white working class read more

The aftermath of the Empire State Building shooting

The aftermath of the Empire State Building shooting

08/24/12 04:33PM

In the heart of Midtown Manhattan a tragedy occurred right as the hustling Friday workday was beginning.Right outside the Empire State Building, police say Jeffrey Johnson, a disgruntled former employee opened fire.The suspect reportedly shot and killed a former co-worker outside the building then began walking away from the scene of the crime.As police closed in he opened fire on them resulting in the officers’ returned fire and killed the suspect.New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke earlier today and said this is the beginning of the investigation into what happened this morning. read more

Mayor Michael Bloomberg(C) and police commissioner Ray Kelly(R) hold a press conference after a shooting outside the Empire State Building on August 24.

Bloomberg: 'There's an awful lot of guns out there'

08/24/12 11:59AM

After a shooting Friday morning in midtown Manhattan that left two people dead, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an outspoken gun control advocate, said “there’s an awful lot of guns out there.”Although the city is “on track” to see a record low murder rate this year, the mayor said New York is “not immune to the national problem of gun violence” in this country.Just last night, the Chicago Tribune reported that 19 people were shot in the South and West side portions of the city Thursday evening into Friday morning.Bloomberg called on both political parties to tighten up the country's gu read more

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