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Today on The Cycle: Diamond in the rough

01/08/13 01:17PM

We live in a modern society with all the conveniences anyone could ask for. “Gathering Food” means going to the grocery store and using your debit or credit card to purchase what you need. Do you need to travel 3,000 miles? Instead of jumping in a car or getting on the next train you can hop on a plane and be on the other side of the country in... read more

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) speaks during a news conference with chief counterterrorism adviser John Brennan (L), and former U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NB) in the East Room at the White House on January 7, 2013 in Washington, DC. Pending approval by...

13 days until inauguration

01/08/13 11:30AM

With 13 days until inauguration, President Obama is showing that his second term is going to be one of a confident President. After making his nomination announcement on Monday for Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense it is clear President Obama is ready to go to battle with Republicans. President Obama also says he is ready to get tough on... read more

Cycling - Lance Armstrong File Photo. File photo dated 04/07/2010 of Lance Armstrong. Issue date: Wednesday October 10, 2012. The United States Anti-Doping Agency says 11 of Lance Armstrong's former team-mates have testified against him, revealing ...

Why Lance should confess

01/07/13 05:25PM

In 1988 the televangelist Reverend Jimmy Lee Swaggert begged for forgiveness after being caught with prostitutes. (He was defrocked and became a national laughingstock.) Lately I've been thinking about Swaggert and those other old sinning televangelists like Jim Baker and Ted Haggard and all the heads of cults built on lies--because Lance... read more

Former. Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Nebraska, could face a bumpy nomination fight.
(AP Photo/Dave Weaver)

Hagel for Secretary of Defense

01/07/13 11:50AM

Monday, President Obama will announce two nominees to start fleshing out his second-term cabinet. At 1 p.m. EST, the president will nominate former Senator Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense and John Brennan as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. While the director of the CIA isn’t a cabinet position, it still requires Senate... read more

This undated publicity image released by The Weinstein Company shows, from left, Christoph Waltz as Schultz and Jamie Foxx as Django in the film, "Django Unchained," directed by Quentin Tarantino. Waltz was nominated Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 for a...

Tarantino's cinematic catharsis with 'Django Unchained'

01/04/13 04:41PM

Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" plunges us deep into a world America barely wants to visit as it represents our lowest period but it promises this trip to Hell will be worth it because this time the slave wins. Slavery's official end was just 150 years and 3 days ago, not a long time in the scope of history. read more

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113th Congress: New Year, New You (and me)

01/04/13 01:02PM

With the spirit of the 113th Congress rushing through my very core (can you feel it?), feeling the burgeoning eruption of new light and new life, hope and progress, drive and wisdom—I've been inspired to do a little reinventing myself.... read more

A sign attracts job-seekers during a job fair at the Marriott Hotel in Colonie, N.Y. The October employment report the government will release Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 will likely solidify the picture of the U.S. job market that’s emerged this year:...

Job Report Friday

01/04/13 11:30AM

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released the job report numbers for December 2012, which are around what all the analysts expected. The economy added a net gain of 155,000 jobs in December and our unemployment rate remained the same at 7.8%. The first jobs report of 2013 suggests that the U.S. economic recovery remains on track, despite... read more

A statue of the United States first President, George Washington, is seen under the Capitol dome in Washington January 2, 2013. The new 113th U.S. Congress convenes tomorrow on January 3, set to take a fresh crack at a number of issues, such as gun...

How to make Congress work

01/03/13 08:42PM

Thursday at noon the 113th Congress was sworn in and a new era was born. While this new Congress will make history with having the most women, Latinos, African-Americans, and openly gay or bisexual members, it still consists of the same key players. John Boehner, R-Ohio, is still speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is still minority... read more

Boehner in a bind?

Boehner in a bind?

01/03/13 07:00PM

The Cyclists discuss the tough position Speaker Boehner has been put in after being re-elected to his leadership position. watch

Cliff dwellers

Cliff dwellers

01/03/13 07:00PM

TIME’s Michael Crowley discusses how we are in a more intense game of chicken when it comes to our economy and that the Republicans have the leverage. watch