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Anti-abortion and abortion rights supporters stand face to face in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, during the annual March For Life rally.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

40 years later, Roe v. Wade decision continues to change lives

01/25/13 05:20PM

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

Treasury Secretary-designate Timothy Geithner, during a new conference by President-elect Barack Obama, announcing members of Obama's economic team, Monday, Nov. 24, 2008, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) ** zu unserem KORR. **

Timothy Geithner's last day as Treasury secretary

01/25/13 03:53PM

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 on The Cycle: Guns

01/25/13 11:13AM

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

In this television image made from video recorded in the summer of 2012 provided by NHK and Discovery Channel, a giant squid swims in the deep sea off Chichi island, Japan. (AP Photo/ NHK/NEP/Discovery Channel ) EDITORIAL USE ONLY, MANDATORY CREDIT

Attack of the Giant Squid

01/24/13 09:45PM

For centuries, sailors have told tall tales about the largest and scariest beasts in the sea. But some sea monsters turn out to be real. 
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WASHINGTON, United States - The swearing-in ceremony for the second term of U.S. President Barack Obama is held before the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 21, 2013. (Kyodo via AP Images)

In D.C., Toure connects with people-on-the-street

01/24/13 05:01PM

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

File Photo: Elmore Nickleberry of Memphis attends a Martin Luther King rally at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., Monday, April 4, 2011. Nickleberry, a Memphis sanitation department worker went on strike in 1968 seeking better working condition and...

The share of union members in the work force in a union is lowest in 97 years

01/24/13 04:46PM

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

Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is surrounded by reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, following a closed-door hearing of the committee where former CIA Director David Petraeus testified. ...

Sen. Feinstein introduces new military-style weapons bill

01/24/13 01:28PM

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

Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., President Barack Obama's nominee to become secretary of state, gives a 'thumbs-up' as he arrives  on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, to testify before his confirmation...

The next Secretary of State

01/24/13 10:57AM

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

FILE - This Jan. 19, 2013 file photo shows Defense Secretary Leon Panetta speaking during a news conference in London. Panetta has removed US military ban on women in combat, opening thousands of front line positions. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Now, women can serve in combat

01/23/13 05:07PM

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

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.  (Photo by J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

Hillary Clinton takes on the Hill

01/23/13 12:16PM

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

The Capitol dome is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012,  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Today on The Cycle: debt vote

01/23/13 10:59AM

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

5th July 1973:  Pro-choice campaigners at a demonstration in favour of abortion in front of the American Hotel in mid-town New York, where the American Medical Association is holding its annual convention. The US Supreme Court has ruled that it is a...

The state of abortion rights, 40 years later

01/22/13 06:03PM

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


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