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Thank you New York

01/31/13 05:26PM

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."
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The new GDP numbers: government is the problem

01/31/13 04:29PM

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

Former Republican Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, President Barack Obama's choice for defense secretary, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination.  (AP...

Chuck Hagel goes to the Hill

01/31/13 11:00AM

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

William "Mo" Cowan during a news conference where he was named interim U.S. Senator for the seat vacated with the resignation of U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., at the Statehouse in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

It's Cowan for now. Then...Markey? Brown? The Massachusetts Senate seat

01/30/13 07:41PM

"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

Mystery of Lindbergh baby continues

Mystery of Lindbergh baby continues

01/30/13 07:00PM

Larry Klein, the writer, producer, and director of “Who Killed Lindbergh’s Baby?,” joins The Cycle to talk about the kidnapping case that, even 80 years later, still leaves more questions than answers. watch

Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, president Barack Obama's choice for defense secretary, speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, where the president made the announcement. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Looking ahead: The Hagel hearings

01/30/13 06:16PM

Thursday is the Senate Committee hearing on Chuck Hagel’s nomination to be the next Secretary of Defense. His nomination has been controversial, but msnbc Contributor Jimmy Williams predicted that Hagel would be confirmed. “The senate pretty much protects its own members,” he said. "The only thing they could do with Hagel would be to... read more

Here they toast Mexican President Felipe Calderon during a luncheon at the State Department.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

It's Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden for 2016

01/30/13 05:04PM

This is Hillary Clinton's week. First she was on 60 Minutes with the president the other night, and Wednesday with our own Andrea Mitchell--she's even subtly tweaked her message about 2016, making it clear the next presidential race is at least on her mind--just like a Hillary '16 candidacy seems to be on, well, everyone's mind. read more

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