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Final Spin: Is Rep. Akin staying in the race

08/21/12 06:08PM

Despite all the calls from the conservative voices, like presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Rep. Todd Akin today repeatedly said he isn’t dropping out of the Missouri Senate race.By staying in the race, political pundits say Rep. Akin is continuing to damage the GOP’s chances of winning embattled Sen. Claire McCaskill Senate seat come November.Today, in the Final Spin, our new post-show wrap up, Touré and Steve talk about Rep. Akin's story not leaving the news cycle anytime soon. Tell us what you think: Should Rep. read more

Making it work

08/21/12 05:09PM

Yesterday we had Lynn Toler (AKA the Judge from Divorce Court) on to discuss her new book, "Making Marriage Work." Now I can't lie - if ever there was a woman to give you the hard truth, it's Lynn Toler. Have you seen the show? I called her ma'am and "Your Honor" when talking into her earpiece, for fear of being held in contempt. read more

'The Cycle' lineup

08/21/12 01:52PM

With all the news circulating today The Cycle is one not to miss. Our Spin Cycle debates the hot issue if Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) should end his Senate bid and we take a look inside the Obama Administration. read more

Tale of the Tape

Tale of the Tape

08/21/12 12:37PM

On today's show Glenn Thrush, Politico Senior White House Reporter and Author of the ebook Obama's Last Stand, will be joining the conversation. In his book Glenn talks about the internal battle raging within the Obama administration. Be sure to tune in at 3pm for the full conversation as our hosts will ask him the tough questions on everyone's mind. read more

Today's Guest Spot: Matt Miller

Today's Guest Spot: Matt Miller

08/21/12 10:45AM

Matt Miller joins the table today to discuss his latest Washington Post article The Rise of the Drawbridge Republicans.  Matt discusses how unusual it is to have a Republican ticket with the top priority being cutting taxes on the rich, like them, while raising taxes on everyone else and cutting programs that serve the less fortunate.Be sure to tune in at 3pm for the full conversation with Matt and let us know what you think @thecyclemsnbc read more

Mike and Patti's boys, making a scene in public...

Making it work

08/21/12 10:08AM

Yesterday we had Lynn Toler (AKA the Judge from Divorce Court) on to discuss her new book, "Making Marriage Work."Now I can't lie - if ever there was a woman to give you the hard truth, it's Lynn Toler. Have you seen the show? I called her ma'am and "Your Honor" when talking into her earpiece, for fear of being held in contempt. But my strong fear of her aside, she came on the show to hammer home a few basic values for all the married (and even unmarried) people out there. Paramount of which was this: Love is not enough. read more

Steve Kornacki's latest Salon.com article: Calling the GOP's bluff

08/21/12 09:27AM

Todd Akin was a no-show on Piers Morgan’s CNN show last night, leading the host to call him “a gutless little twerp” and to put a shot of an empty chair on the screen throughout the program. But Akin’s last-minute decision to back out of the interview apparently doesn’t mean he’s decided to back out of Missouri’s Senate race.Instead, he’s up with a new ad today in which he issues a direct apology to viewers for his comments about “legitimate rape” over the weekend:Rape is an evil act. I used the wrong words in the wrong way, and for that I apologize. read more

Countdown to the RNC

Countdown to the RNC

08/20/12 08:00PM

With just six days left until the Republican National Convention, Matt Miller breaks down the issues which will be covered in Tampa, Florida. watch

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