This week brought us the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and made me reflect on a moment from about 15 years ago when I was in a committed relationship with a woman who I knew was not the one. She also knew it probably wasn't going to work out. Then she got pregnant. And I was terrified.... read more
Timothy Geithner will make his exit as U.S Treasury secretary Friday, leaving behind a four-year legacy marked from the outset by an economy that had sunk into a recession as unemployment skyrocketed, leaving America in a rut. But with indicators of a more robust U.S. economy on the horizon, Geithner's influence as a key player in the Obama... read more
Today, Vice President Biden and other Obama administration officials are set to hold a roundtable discussion on the White House’s push to reduce gun violence in Richmond, Virginia. The event comes a day after the Vice President held a Google “fireside” hangout to discuss the NRA and the White House’s stance on assault weapons. During the chat... read more
On Monday Cycle host Toure was in Washington D.C. for President Obama’s inauguration. All the Cycle hosts had their favorite moments from the inauguration: SE loved the photo bombing, Steve’s favorite moment was Vice President Biden youthfully running up and down Pennsylvania Avenue, and Krystal’s was President Obama laying out his ambitious... read more
I went down to DC over the weekend for the president’s inauguration and it was truly spectacular. The patriotic pageantry, the soaring rhetoric, the thousands who braved the cold and the DC transit system just to catch a glimpse of history. It was a grand moment for our democracy and a triumphant moment for Democrats who listened with pride as... read more
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., along with a group of Democrats, introduced a bill banning the sale and manufacturing of more than 150 types of semi-automatic weapons with military-style features Thursday, nearly six weeks after the deadly Newtown, Conn. massacre that killed 20 children and six adults.... read more
Currently, Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) is testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the panel of which he currently chairs, regarding his nomination as the next Secretary of State. read more
Pentagon Chief Leon Panetta has lifted a ban that prohibited women from serving in combat, opening up thousands of front-line positions.
The groundbreaking move overturns a 1994 rule that banned women from being assigned to smaller ground combat units. However, in recent years the demands of two wars pushed women into jobs as militar... read more
Wednesday, Hillary Clinton testified on Capitol Hill, answering questions about the September 11 Benghazi attacks. Her testimony, which was delayed due to health reasons,focused on two things: The Benghazi attacks that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Steven and the three other Americans as well as the spread of Al Qaeda and terrorism in Africa. read more
Today, President Obama and members of Congress are getting back to business. The House will hold a vote on suspending the federal government’s debt limit until May 19, the latest part of the ongoing debt talk saga that has consumed Washington for the last two years. read more
Forty years ago the Supreme Court made an extraordinary decision and ruled in favor of a woman’s right to choose. After 4 decades and roughly 50 million abortions, this is a topic that still divides the country, but the most Americans seem to support Roe vs Wade. read more
MSNBC’s “The Cycle” which premiered in 2012 is a live, one-hour ensemble opinion show that features conservative commentator Abby Huntsman, author and pundit Touré, The Nation correspondent Ari Melber and former Congressional candidate Krystal Ball. The Cycle is a “TIS” show – topical, interesting, and smart. The panel brings a young perspective on everything from politics, the economy, the media, sports and popular culture. You never know who or what might be discussed at the table.