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Breaking down poll perceptions of Capitol...

Breaking down poll perceptions of Capitol Hill

12/13/12 07:00PM

Host of MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown,” Chuck Todd joins The Cycle to give an update on the state of fiscal dealings on Capitol Hill, as well as poll result perceptions of Democrats, Republicans, and the way Washington is dealing with the fiscal cliff watch

The most fascinating people of 2012

The most fascinating people of 2012

12/13/12 07:00PM

The Cyclists spin on the 2012 list of the most fascinating people of the year – then talk about two people who did make the list: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and NJ Gov. Chris Christie. watch

Hospitals snap into trauma mode after tragedy

Hospitals snap into trauma mode after tragedy

12/13/12 07:00PM

Dr. Michael Anderson, a chief medical officer at the UH Case Medical Center in Cleveland, explains how hospital emergency rooms respond to a tragedy like the one in Connecticut. Anderson tells The Cycle’s Krystal Ball, that although the hospital do... watch

President Obama
  (Photo by: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Are Democrats losing the war?

12/13/12 04:33PM

We liberals have had a lot of happy stories to tell since roughly November 6th. Here's one! Yay! And here's another great one. Yep. We're winning big with every growing demographic group and who really cares about those old white people anyway. It's not just electoral stories we're psyched about. We've also gotten great news about public attitudes towards gay marriage. Shoot. We're even winning on pot. read more

Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the U.N. speaks on "Face the Nation" in Washington, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. (Photo by AP Photo/CBS News/ Chris Usher Files)

Susan Rice withdraws name for secretary of state, citing GOP attacks

12/13/12 03:52PM

Susan Rice has withdrawn her name for consideration to be nominated for secretary of state. “If nominated, I am now convinced that the confirmation process would be lengthy, disruptive and costly—to you and to our most pressing national and international priorities,” Rice, the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., wrote in a letter to President Obama obtained by NBC News. “That trade-off is simply not worth it to our country...Therefore, I respectfully request that you no longer consider my candidacy at this time,” she added. Here's the full letter. read more

House Speaker John Boehner  (Photo by J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo)

The pressure is mounting

12/13/12 11:47AM

The pressure is on to strike a deal. According to the latest NBC News/ Wall Street Journal Poll 48% of Americans are optimistic that a deal will be reached on the fiscal cliff. However they do not trust Speaker John Boehner (R-OH)  to handle the negotiations. Americans trust the president to handle the fiscal cliff over Speaker Boehner, 38% to 19%. read more

House Speaker John Boehner and President Obama (Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo)

The 'Endless Cliff Hypothesis'? You don't want to know

12/12/12 08:26PM

As if one fiscal cliff wasn’t enough, on Wednesday Matt Miller broke the news to The Cycle that there may be endless cliffs on the horizon. Ech! That was Steve Kornacki's reaction to Miller’s Endless Cliff Hypothesis. Miller explained that America's current state of "perfectly dysfunctional political equilibrium"--what others may call partisanship--may force us to lurch from one fiscal fiasco to the next. Miller elaborated:
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A nearly full moon hangs above the lower Manhattan skyline shortly after dawn on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, in New York, as seen from Brooklyn Bridge Park. One World Trade Center rises at background right.

Breaking into the NYC art scene

12/12/12 07:43PM

The beauty of New York City is in the transient culture it fosters and attracts. Last year, according to NYC & Company, over 50.4 million visited the city, at least 10.6 million coming from foreign countries. You hear New Yorkers complain all the time about overcrowded, tourist-ridden streets, but what would our amazing city be if it not for the influence of its visitors? read more

Labor unions still singing an angry tone...

Labor unions still singing an angry tone in Motown

12/12/12 07:00PM

The Cycle hosts and Kathy Gray from The Detroit Free Press discuss Gov. Rick Snyder’s signing of the Michigan right to work laws, making the state the 24th in the U.S. to enact similar laws that prevent unions from requiring membership and dues for... watch

What voters really want from fiscal...

What voters really want from fiscal negotiations

12/12/12 07:00PM

The hosts talk about the results of NBC-Wall Street Journal’s new poll that showed 65% of people would rather leaders in Congress make compromises on a budget deal, even if it meant both sides making concessions that they wouldn’t be happy with. watch