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AK-47 assault rifle magazines fill a box at a gun and knife show in White Plains, N.Y., Saturday, June 19, 2010. (AP Photo/Swoan Parker)

A gun lexicon: If you speak out, speak accurately

01/15/13 06:06PM

I bet you can tell the difference between a horse and a zebra. But can you identify the family, genus, species and subspecies of every animal on the planet? Like zoo animals, guns are familiar to us all--we see them in movies, many of us own guns. But few of us are experts. read more

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Today on The Cycle: Ping Fu

01/15/13 11:55AM

Imagine being eight years old and being ripped from the only family you have ever known. You are relocated to a new city and you become the sole care giver for your younger sister. After enduring an awful life you are finally able to start all over again only to have your government exile you to a country where you don’t speak the language and... read more


Texas does not succeed in its secession

01/15/13 10:14AM

I hate to break it to any Texan who was hoping to only see 49 states on the United States flag, Texas will remain part of the Union. The White House responded to a petition asking that Texas be allowed to break away from the country Monday, saying that "Our States Remain United."
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Obama gets tough on debt ceiling limit

Obama gets tough on debt ceiling limit

01/14/13 07:00PM

NBC’s Peter Alexander gives the takeaways from President Obama’s statement on the debt ceiling – telling Congress that the debt ceiling limit needs to be raised to prevent economic calamity. watch

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during his final news conference of his first term at the East Room of the White House January 14, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The second-term curse

01/14/13 06:52PM

As President Obama stated Monday during his final press conference of his first term, “it has been a busy and productive four years and I expect the same in the next four years. I intend to carry out the agenda that I campaigned on.” read more

President Barack Obama pauses during his final news conference of his first term in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. (Photo by Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo)

Mr. President, don't back down now

01/14/13 05:20PM

We want to envision ourselves as a nation of vigilantes protecting ourselves with our guns but that's not what's happening. We're an overarmed nation helping gun makers get richer by believing blatant lies that the government is plotting to take away the guns and believing the myth that we're protecting and not endangering... read more

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2013, file photo, Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with representatives from the video game industry in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. As Biden finalizes a...

Today on The Cycle: Guns and Politics

01/14/13 11:32AM

Vice President Biden is leading a White House gun policy task force that was set up by the President following the Newtown massacre to examine how to lower the rates of gun violence. Today, he is meeting with Democratic members of Congress and tomorrow he is expected to release the team’s recommendations to the President. According to poll... read more

Tony Curtis holds his Golden Globe award for World Male Film Favorite as his wife, actress Janet Leigh, gives a look of surprise at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association awards dinner at the Coconut Grove in Hollywood, Calif., Feb. 26, 1958. Curtis...

Photo finish: Golden Globe memories

01/13/13 07:47AM

With the 70th Annual Golden Globes airing this Sunday, Jan. 13th I couldn't resist taking a quick walk down memory lane with a few photos from past shows. Sunday's event will surely bring many more memorable moments, especially with Amy Poehler & Tina Fey as this year's hosts. Don't forget to set your TV to NBC at 8ET/5PT! read more


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