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01/03/13 07:00PM

Former Gov. Ed Rendell joins the conversation to discuss how the 113th Congress may be a new Congress but they are faced with the same old problems. watch

A House full of disappointment

01/03/13 05:17PM

In an interview yesterday, Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois talked about how his stroke had changed him--how it had challenged some of his core beliefs, in particular noting that Medicaid recipients in his situation would have been limited to only 11 rehab visits.... read more

Capitol Hill under the clouds during a sunset  in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008..(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

The Cycle welcomes the 113th Congress

01/03/13 11:32AM

On today’s show we are giving a very special welcome to the 113th Congress, who at noon today will be sworn in to office. As we have discussed on The Cycle the 112th Congress was the least productive. read more

File Photo: Barthold Recycling driver Erick Krotzer fills the inside of his truck, through a trapdoor on top of the vehicle, with food scraps from Heartland Restaurant in downtown St Paul, Minn. on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. The pampered pigs served by...

Make recycling pay: A new year's resolution

01/03/13 10:46AM

Did you know that the US Government has a list of New Year’s Resolutions? You can read them all here, they range from the Medicare cost-curve bending usual suspects—eat better, drink less alcohol,  quit smoking, to professional aspirations—get a better job, save money, manage debt. read more

In this photo provided by the Office of the Governor of New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie speaks at a news conference at New Jersey's State House on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/New Jersey Governor's Office, Tim Larsen)

The Sandy bill that may haunt Boehner

01/02/13 08:09PM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday went on a tirade against House leadership for failing to bring a Sandy relief bill to a vote, calling it "absolutely disgraceful" and "irresponsible."... read more

Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., speaks with reporters at Mul's Diner in Boston on Dec. 28, 2011.

Scott Brown's next move

01/02/13 05:26PM

There’s a risk for Democrats in President Obama’s decision to name John Kerry secretary of state. With Kerry giving up his Senate seat, it clears the way for a special election in Massachusetts a few months from now which, in turn, could clear the way for a comeback by Scott Brown.... read more


The Biden-McConnell Deal

01/02/13 12:31PM

There were a lot of theories floating around on how the fiscal cliff would finally be resolved. But, after long debates, the House Republicans approved the Biden-McConnell bill put forward by the Senate to avoid the fiscal cliff late Tuesday evening by a vote of 257 to 167. read more

Dangerous Convictions jacket

Today on The Cycle: The dysfunction of the U.S. Congress

01/02/13 11:01AM

It came down to the wire for the 112th Congress to reach a fiscal cliff deal. The fiasco with the fis al cliff is a prime example of the dysfunction of the 112th Congress. So, with the 113th Congress officially being sworn in January 3rd, many people are asking will this Congress do any better than unproductive 112th Congress? read more

Fiscal talks continue to the last minute

Fiscal talks continue to the last minute

12/31/12 07:00PM

NBC’s Luke Russert, Mike Viquiera, and Kristin Welker join The Cycle hosts to discuss the back-and-forth on the Hill as both Republicans and Democrats work until the last minute to come to a deal to avert the fiscal cliff. watch

By Traci Oshiro

On The Cycle Today...

12/28/12 02:02PM

On the show today, the President meets with Reid, Boehner, McConnell, Pelosi, and Joe Biden to try to get us away from the Fiscal Cliff. We'll have reporting from NBC's Peter Alexander and Mike Viqueira. Then we're joined by Rick Newman - chief business correspondent for U.S. News and World Report - and he gives us tips on what to... read more