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China's gain can be America's, too

China's gain can be America's, too

12/11/12 07:00PM

China policy expert and author Donald Gross tells The Cycle that America stands to gain a lot from China’s growth and that China’s leadership may be open to reforms that could strengthen our relationship. watch

S.E. Cupp's new rules for Republicans

S.E. Cupp's new rules for Republicans

12/11/12 07:00PM

S.E. Cupp sets some new rules for the GOP establishment and says that the bright point is knowing that there’s a problem but the downside is that establishment Republicans don’t understand they’re a part of it. watch

Protesters sit in the rotunda of the State Capitol in Lansing, Mich., on Tuesday, December 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Michigan Governor could sign both 'right to work' bills Wednesday

12/11/12 05:16PM

Michigan will soon become the 24th state with right-to-work laws on the books.  The laws are designed to limit union power by prohibiting requirements that make workers pay union dues as a condition for employment.  The Michigan state legislature passed two bills today dealing with both private and public sector unions.  The bills now go to Governor Rick Snyder's officer, and he's indicated that he'll sign them.  NBC's Ron Mott joined us on the show fresh off his interview with the governor.  That interview will air tonight on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. read more

House Speaker Boehner leaves his office and walks to the House floor. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

S.E's rules for the GOP

12/11/12 04:25PM

For conservatives still reeling from the 2012 presidential election and wondering if there’s a bright spot anywhere on the horizon, there’s good news and there’s bad news. The good news is, establishment Republicans have admitted there’s a problem. The bad news is, they don’t yet understand that they're part of it. read more


Fiscal Cliff fight: 20 days to go

12/11/12 10:28AM

With 20 days to go until we reach the fiscal cliff deadline all eyes are on Washington and whether or not the president and the GOP can reach a deal. Today the House is back in session for the next three days, but if a deal is not reached they have already been told by Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) that they will be in session next week so that a deal will be reached before the deadline. So, if Congress wants to be home for the holidays they need to reach a deal, have it approved by Congress, and on the president’s desk by the end of next week. Do we think this can actually happen? read more

BOSTON, MA - MARCH 18: Bruce Springsteen joined the Dropkick Murphys during their encore at the House of Blues in Boston, Massachusetts. Bruce Springsteen performed three songs with the band including “Peg O’ My Heart,” a song on the Dropkicks’ new...

Top 10 political songs of 2012

12/10/12 09:50PM

It’s that time of the year when we all take a little time off from work, put on goofy sweaters, and join with friends and family to sing protest songs by the fire. With Grammy nominations announced and digital outlets falling over each other to announce the best record, single, meme, tweet and haircut of the year. So since this is the place for politics, why not take a look back at the most interesting, inspirational and hilarious political themes that were explored through the medium of music. Cass McCombs - Bradley Manning read more