It’s that time of the year when we all take a little time off from work, put on goofy sweaters, and join with friends and family to sing protest songs by the fire. With Grammy nominations announced and digital outlets falling over each other to announce the best record, single, meme, tweet and haircut of the year. So since this is the place for politics, why not take a look back at the most interesting, inspirational and hilarious political themes that were explored through the medium of music.
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The Cycle hosts - including guest host Susan Del Percio in for S.E. Cupp - spin on whether the world is being too hard on the two Australian DJs responsible for a prank phone call to the hospital where Kate Middleton was recovering from morning sickness. watch
This is the story of Edie and Anthony, two people destined to be together. Edie Windsor, an IBMer with a master's in math, married Dr. Thea Spyer, a clinical psychologist, in 2007 in Toronto after a 40-year engagement. read more
Christopher Lehane joins The Cycle in today’s guest spot to discuss his book Master of Disaster: The Ten Commandments of Damage Control. Lehane made his name during the Clinton White House years when he helped manage crises from Whitewater to Monica Lewinsky, earning him the name of "Master of Disaster". read more
Deepak Chopra joins The Cycle to discuss his new book Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well-Being. Deepak, who has authored more than 65 books, co-author’s this one with Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D. The book discusses how you can be happy for the holidays and beyond. The book goes as far into the mind-brain connection as possible and suggests a revolutionary new way for us all to relate to the brain. read more
The film Zero Dark Thirty begins with a black screen and the sound of 9-1-1 calls from the World Trade Center bombarding you and returning you to the tragic sadness of 9/11. It's a pain we've stuffed down but we're still mourning 9/11 the way a shocking death in the family leaves you in permanent mourning. After the terrorist attacks, America went through the stages of grief--though we were mostly in anger and wanting revenge. That's what this extraordinary film chronicles: the painstaking path to vengeance. read more
Many of us know the words “a date that will live in infamy.” But on this, the 71st anniversary of the attacks, The Military Channel’s remastered footage of Pearl Harbor is sure to give history buffs a new way to remember the attacks that brought America into World War II. read more
The Supreme Court announced Friday afternoon it will hear its first same-sex marriage cases.
As NBC's Pete Williams reports, the Supreme Court has granted review of the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8, the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage in the state. read more
With today being the first Friday of December our viewers know this means one thing -- it is time for our dynamic duo, Jared Bernstein and Peter Morici, to come on the show and discuss Job Reports Friday. This morning the Bureau of Labor Statistics released their November jobs reports, which much to the shock of the forecasters who predicted Hurricane Sandy would have a significant impact on the numbers, it did not. The unemployment rate dropped to 7.7%, a four year low, and the economy added 146,000 jobs in November. read more