Last week we talked to Brian Hamilton of the financial analysis company SageWorks about the fiscal cliff’s impact on American companies’ investments.
“The message to Washington is make a policy—even if it’s not great--and get it out early,” Hamilton told The Cycle.
But Warren Buffett argues in Sunday’s New York Times that investors will always invest–even if their tax rates go higher, and even if they don’t know their tax rate until after the December 31 fiscal cliff deadline passes.
Buffett wrote: read more
John McCain is a drowning man, grabbing desperately on to anything he thinks can help save him. He's still bitter he lost in 2008 and now his time as a powerful Senator is waning. He sees Benghazi as a life raft he can cling to as a way to try to hurt Obama and remain relevant.
See, in January he'll be forced by term limits to leave the Senate Armed Forces Committee, the appointment that has made him one of the most powerful and visible Senators. read more
Last Monday Jon Meacham joined The Cycle to discuss his book Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power where his book focused on one of America’s most overexposed, yet elusive and least understood presidents.
On today’s show we are joined by Henry Wiencek, Author of Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves. This book portrays another side of Thomas Jefferson. Henry Wiencek's book has generated a lot of controversy as it shows us the man of business and public affairs who publicly decried the practice of slavery, but benefited handsomely from it. read more
We know you're all busy, and with everything going on over the last month - we just wanted to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving, and let you know how much you mean to us here at The Cycle.
So we figured we'd give you a little glimpse into our lives, and how we're spending time away from the show - giving thanks for all that we have.
As you can see: S.E. Cupp is with her family in Connecticut hanging out with pigs. And even ventured out to the beaver den - just like she said she would on Wednesday's show!
Krystal is in Virginia with her family, enjoying a fine meal and family fun. read more
As we sit around the dinner table Thursday, let's not forget to give thanks that political ads have ceased to flood our television sets and the 2012 election is finally over. The Cycle hosts called out their favorite political fumbles of the election season. Let's dig in.
On Tuesday Krystal Ball, SE Cupp, and special guest Joy Reid spoke about what they are most looking forward to over this turkey day holiday. Be sure to check out the video and let us know what you're looking forward to.
Don't forget to tweet us throughout the Thanksgiving holiday on what your most thankful for using #whyimthankful. Your tweet may even appear on air.
Happy turkey day from all of us at The Cycle.
Two weeks after the election, they’re still griping about how lavishly Chris Christie praised Barack Obama during Hurricane Sandy–which, of course, hit New Jersey just days before the election.
I said at the time that there probably wasn't a political calculation behind Christie’s words–that they were a very understandable and very human response from a man who’d just watched a monster storm ravage the state he loves. read more
Talk about a silver lining.
The Cycle host S.E. Cupp said Wednesday that losing the 2012 election is what she's thankful for this holiday season.
"This is going to sound trite or corny but I'm thankful we lost this election. I think conservatives really need to reconsider the way forward. Without this opportunity, we keep doing stuff the way we've done it for the past 50 years... It doesn't mean we have to change our principles, but we have to recognize we're in a different time and there's a different way."
Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful. Thankful for loved ones, thankful for what each of us have in our lives, and it is also a time of giving back. We all should take time to be thankful for what we have, and reflect on those that are not as fortunate. We should make an effort to give back to those in need, whether it be through food, money, or other donations like clothing.
All of us at The Cycle have been impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Luckily, we are more fortunate than the hundreds who lost their homes and loved ones. read more