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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, 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

Dexter Gardiner

The Gardiner Memorial Tournament, a True Bronx Tale

08/24/12 09:27AM

            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