We all remember where we were the day that Hillary cried. At least I do. While those tears in a New Hampshire coffee shop did big things for her campaign at that point in the 2008 election, they also spurred much discussion on what it takes to be a viable female candidate running for office in modern times. read more
Yesterday the President warned Congressional Republicans not to mess with him and the country when it comes to raising the debt ceiling.
Oh debt ceiling. If I had to describe you in one word, it would be seducer. That’s right…seducer, you naughty debt ceiling, you. Members of Congress got together and gorged themselves at the table of deficit spending, ordering up Porterhouse sized tax cuts for their rich friends and a heaping helping of extended unemployment benefits for their out of work neighbors. read more
The Cycle’s Steve Kornacki talks about the recent debate over gun control and says, “Can we please acknowledge the statistics that are out there that show a clear link between deadly domestic violence and guns?” watch
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Ever since election day the fiscal cliff has basically consumed the news cycle. As our viewers have noticed, here at The Cycle we have developed a “Wheel of Misfortune” where every day we spin the wheel to see what term comes up for us to use. Monday it was “fiscal fiesta” Tuesday it was “fiscal follies” who knows what term the wheel will land on today but one thing is clear, the fiscal cliff story is not going anywhere. read more
In the past week the use of ‘xo’ in professional correspondence has been dissected by The Atlantic, ‘OMG’ was discovered in a letter to Churchill from 1917, and a soon to be released book has been reviewed on the Globalization of that helpful little lexical manual, The Oxford English Dictionary. read more
House Speaker John Boehner’s message to ultra conservative members of the GOP was to fall in line on fiscal deals, prompting the question does this move enforce party discipline in forging a deal or does it backfire? The Cycle hosts discuss. watch