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Cupp: 'I'm thankful we lost the election'

11/21/12 03:36PM

Talk about a silver lining. The Cycle host S.E. Cupp said Wednesday that losing the 2012 election is what she's thankful for this holiday season.
 "This is going to sound trite or corny but I'm thankful we lost this election. I think conservatives really need to reconsider the way forward. Without this opportunity, we keep doing stuff the way we've done it for the past 50 years... It doesn't mean we have to change our principles, but we have to recognize we're in a different time and there's a different way." 
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Nick Tuths overlooking Arizona

The Bipartisan Time Machine

11/21/12 02:40PM

“So can we really get down to it, for a second?” “Yeah, I guess we might as well.”
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 So I have this childhood best-friend, let’s call him John. read more


Here are some of the Cyclists favorite charities

11/21/12 01:48PM

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful. Thankful for loved ones,  thankful for what each of us have in our lives, and it is also a time of giving back. We all should take time to be thankful for what we have, and reflect on those that are not as fortunate. We should make an effort to give back to those in need, whether it be through food, money, or other donations like clothing. All of us at The Cycle have been impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Luckily, we are more fortunate than the hundreds who lost their homes and loved ones. read more

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Today on The Cycle: Turkey Trot

11/21/12 09:22AM

The president will celebrate the 65th anniversary of the National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation, where President Obama will wish American families a warm, safe, and healthy holiday as well as pardon a turkey. Or in this year’s case, two turkeys. The presidential turkey pardon is an annual tradition that takes place at the White House on the eve of Thanksgiving dating back to John F. Kennedy  who officially pardoned the first thanksgiving day turkey in 1963. This year it is Team Cobbler vs Team Gobbler read more

Living With Guns

WATCH: A liberal author says guns are here to stay. Here's how to live with them safely

11/20/12 09:29PM

If you thought Democrats and Republicans finding common ground on the fiscal cliff was a long shot, try gun control. It's been a source of unending political frustration for decades. In this election cycle, the issue of gun control was barely addressed; in the one debate where it was mentioned, the candidates talked only about the "culture of violence" and the "importance of parents and schools." read more


S.E. to GOP: Put on your big-boy pants and get back to work

11/20/12 04:26PM

I think, as footage proves, I was unreserved in expressing my disappointment that President Obama won re-election. I've been a stalwart defender of the conservative principles he's opposed, and I've been very critical of his failures. But I'm also not a petulant child. And that's one way I'd describe the secessionist movement coming out of some far-right corners of the GOP. With all due respect to my conservatives in arms who are choosing to deal with this loss by threatening to leave the country and take a state or two with them, may I just say, go to the corner. You need a time out. read more

Living With Guns

Today on The Cycle: A Liberal for Guns

11/20/12 12:44PM

Did you know that about 60 Million Americans own an estimated 300 million guns. The average total civilians gun ownership in the U.S. outnumbers anyone else with India in second with 46 million civilian gun ownership's. read more

U. S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton waits to speak as she is introduced at Singapore Management University, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, in Singapore. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, Pool)

Today on The Cycle: Hillary to the Rescue?

11/20/12 09:52AM

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been sent to the Middle East to try and broker peace between the Palestinians and Israel. The two sides have reached day seven of the rocket launches which has left more than 100 dead and has put the Middle East region on the brink of war. read more

Editor's Note:

11/19/12 07:25PM

On Monday’s The Cycle, we aired a graphic during our reporting on the Hostess story that was apparently offensive to some viewers. We want to say that it was never the intention of msnbc to offend any person or any group. read more

Lee Atwater, Pres. George Bush's campaign manager, is seen, Oct. 1988.  (AP Photo)

Toure: The waning power of Lee Atwater's racial code

11/19/12 05:13PM

In the GOP's current civil war, there's much talk of how to improve outreach to Latinos and how immigration policy should change--but little discussion of the roots of the problem, like an alcoholic who vows to avoid bars but never confronts the reasons for his addiction. The GOP's 2012 campaign message was relentlessly hostile toward Latinos and African-Americans and at President Obama himself, which people of color couldn't help reading as directed at them, too. read more


Today on The Cycle: Middle East Unrest

11/19/12 11:32AM

Warning sirens are sounding throughout Southern Israel in day six of what is being called “Operation Pillar of Defense". Since Wednesday more than 800 rounds have been fired at Israel from Gaza and many of these rounds have been intercepted by Israel’s “iron dome” defense system. Currently, more than a 100 Palestines have been killed as Israeli air attacks have struck targets throughout the past six days. read more