Krystal Ball asks Congress to, yes please, deal with long term issues like balancing budgets and paying down debts, but for now, in the short term, to “just try to avoid shooting ourselves in the foot.” watch
New York City, how does one begin to describe this place? There are countless quotes, sayings and songs about this exhausting, exhilarating, city of angst but Harry Hershfield (cartoonist, writer and radio personality) said it best:
"New York: where everyone mutinies but no one deserts." read more
New GDP numbers were released yesterday. For the first time since the depths of the financial crisis in 2009, the economy actually shrank. And things were just starting to look pretty solid! What the heck happened? You know, I actually think the Gipper may have an answer here.... read more
President Obama’s nominee for Defense Secretary, Chuck Hagel, is finally getting his turn in the hot seat on Capitol Hill. The former senator has been facing criticism since long before he was officially announced by President Obama to take the top position at the Pentagon. The controversy stems from a number of Hagel’s past remarks and policy... read more
"Eight years ago I admit that I had a very different plan--slightly different anyway--to leave the Senate, but 61 million Americans voted that they wanted me to stay here with you." John Kerry gave his farewell speech on the Senate floor on Wednesday before taking over as Secretary of State on Friday. His departure from the senate put... read more
MSNBC’s “The Cycle” which premiered in 2012 is a live, one-hour ensemble opinion show that features conservative commentator Abby Huntsman, author and pundit Touré, The Nation correspondent Ari Melber and former Congressional candidate Krystal Ball. The Cycle is a “TIS” show – topical, interesting, and smart. The panel brings a young perspective on everything from politics, the economy, the media, sports and popular culture. You never know who or what might be discussed at the table.