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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers a speech at Dublin City University in Ireland on December 6, 2012. (Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

To win, women must have it all

12/06/12 06:55PM

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


It's time to break up with that temptingly naughty Debt Ceiling

12/06/12 04:59PM

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


Downton Abbey fan? Now you can become a Lord or Lady

12/05/12 05:13PM

Looking for that perfect holiday gift--perhaps for yourself? Well, if you've dreamed of becoming or Lord or Lady, this is your chance. For a mere $49.99, you can buy anywhere from 1 square foot of land  to 1,000 square feet of land in Glencoe Woods, Scotland, and be deemed “lord” or “lady” of Glencoe Woods. This is all thanks to Highland Titles, a leading innovator in land preservation. The money goes to rescuing the Scottish woodlands, planting trees, maintaining the area, and preventing development on it. read more

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, talks to reporters after private discussions with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on the fiscal cliff negotiations, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. "No substantive progress has been...

Today on The Cycle: 27 days to go

12/05/12 09:21AM

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

File Photo: View of the Oxford American College dictionary taken in Washington on November 16, 2009. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Speak Up! A massive eyeroll at popular political discourse

12/04/12 07:22PM

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

Dueling fiscal cliff proposals

Dueling fiscal cliff proposals

12/04/12 07:00PM

The Cycle hosts, NBC’s Luke Russert, and Henry Blodget of Business Insider discuss the current fiscal follies, and the back and forth of deals between Republicans and the White House. watch

Boehner tells Republicans to fall in line

Boehner tells Republicans to fall in line

12/04/12 07:00PM

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