At Tuesday's second presidential debate at Hofstra University, Mitt Romney attempted to answer a question on how he'd go about "rectifying the inequalities in the workplace" for women by recalling a time in his tenure as Governor when he shuffled through "binders full of women" to find candidates to fill his cabinet.
In today’s guest spot, or as we like to call it on The Cycle “The Nate Spot," Nate Cohn, Staff Writer at the New Republic, joined the Cyclists to help crunch the numbers on who won Tuesday’s debate. Both Obama and Romney’s teams are currently spinning the debate as wins for their respective parties, but it's not quite so easy to pick a definitive winner. read more
Both candidates took off their fighting gloves Tuesday evening during the Town Hall debate at Hofstra University. Both President Obama and Governor Romney were throwing punches left and right trying to get the other off of their game. Just like last Thursday’s vice presidential match-up between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan Tuesday’s was all about the body language, because that really gives you the insight into what the person is thinking. So what message did their body language send to the audience? read more
As people expected, the second presidential debate was destined to be different. It was a different format, a town hall compared a traditional debate. This time a female moderator was in charge. And a group of undecided voters asked the candidates questions. read more
After the first presidential debate in Denver and the vice presidential debate in Kentucky, several issues remain sorely in need of attention: women's health, immigration, and same-sex marriage. On Tuesday, President Obama and Governor Romney will meet at Hofstra University to answer questions on both foreign and domestic policies from undecided voters in the Nassau County area. In town hall format, each candidate will have two minutes to respond and neither will be allowed a closing statement. read more
If my grandparents were around to see how I discuss major moments with my friends, they would scold me for losing the ability to talk face to face or – heavens forbid – pick up the phone and call someone. Twitter allows us to operate outside of the world of traditional means of communication and talk about everything from the most mundane points of our day to the biggest political events of the moment in 140 characters or less. It's revolutionary, and totally non-traditional -- or is it? read more
There's nothing like watching an event live, with between 5 and 1,500 of your closest friends. Tonight, a large portion of your Twitter feed will be tuned into the second presidential debate —and honestly, you should be too.
On today's show, Adam Sharp of Twitter talked with our Cyclists about his site's ability to bring people together on everyone's own couch to watch and discuss politics together. read more
Uncommitted voters are in the spotlight tonight. They'll be asking the questions at tonight's town hall style Presidential debate at Hofstra University on Long Island, New York. The 80 undecided voters are already arriving at the debate hall to rehearse with moderator Candy Crowley. Gallup Poll has been vetting the pool for weeks to assemble a random sample of Nassau County voters. But just how closely does this Long Island community represent the average American swing voter? The Cycle's Steve Kornacki says it's a better representation than you might think.
Slate.com has released the fourth episode of its popular Political Kombat ’12 video game series. These free animated video games allow players to play out the story of the 2012 presidential race with karate kicks, punches, air throws, and jabs.
The animated video game fights are funny, accurate, and insightful. The latest one spoofs Thursday’s vice presidential debate, pinning a feisty Vice President Joe Biden against a shirtless Rep. Paul Ryan. read more
Over the course of the last few weeks first lady Michelle Obama has been a big advocate for voters to cast their ballots early, and now she has decided to lead by example.
The first lady tweeted yesterday “Hey, @BarackObama, I just dropped my absentee ballot in the mail – I couldn’t wait for Election Day! Love you! –mo."
If you didn't spend some part of your Sunday afternoon watching “Fearless Felix” Baumgartner’s record-setting free-fall from space, then you owe it to yourself to check this guy out right now. read more