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
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
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
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
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
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
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