It's been a busy 10 days since the election. The Cycle hosts rehash the major stories from the past week and a half and talk about how things have changed - and stayed the same - since President Barack Obama's re-election. watch
While Hurricane Sandy (and Mayor Bloomberg’s subsequent endorsement of the president) put climate change on the country’s political radar, it didn’t stay there for long. President Obama has said that he wants to “lead a national conversation on the issue” in the next four years, but as S.E. Cupp points out, the president has more than enough on his plate already. So if not now, when? Even Krystal Ball, a self-described optimist, isn't feeling confident about when we’re going to see political action on the climate issue. read more
CIO for BMO Private Bank, Jack Ablin, talks to The Cycle hosts about what Wall Street wants to see come out of talks between Democrats and Republicans on the fiscal cliff, and how the markets have been reacting to positive statements coming out of... watch
NBC News' Mike Viqueira, Luke Russert, economists Peter Morici and Jared Bernstein join The Cycle hosts to talk about the potential for "a new era of playing nicely" for Democrats and Republicans, and working together to solve the issue of the fiscal... watch
The Republican party is in crisis. What can they possibly do to fix their demographics problem? A 36 -point gap among single women, a 40-point gap among Latinos, a more than 90-point gap among African-Americans and an X gap among young people. In other words, major problems with every group that is increasing in size. After careful thought and reflection, I've got a few bits of wisdom to impart.
First, let's talk about your lady problems. read more
Currently hearings are underway in the House and Senate as lawmakers look to uncover exactly what happened on the September 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. Four Americans were killed in the attack including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and two members of the CIA.
As they dig deeper into these attacks they are also looking into how the administration handled and acted in the aftermath, which became a controversial talking point during the second presidential debate, as we all remember. read more
On today’s show we are going to take a break from the political mess happening in Washington from the Petraeus scandal to the Fiscal Cliff and focus on something a little lighter. Will Tracy, Author of The Onion Book of Known Knowledge is joining the conversation to discuss the Onion’s extremely important encyclopedia. The encyclopedia contains everything a person must know. This book is compilation of an assortment of facts, illustrations, maps, and charts that illustrate valuable information to its reader. And if you know The Onion’s love of satire, you won’t want to miss this! read more
David Wasserman, the Cook Political Report’s House Editor, made headlines when he called the 2012 election a battle between the Whole Foods shoppers and Cracker Barrel patrons. Now he has the post-election data to back up his claim – and proof that the country’s partisan divide when it comes to spending habits is wider than ever. read more
Maybe you like his politics. Maybe you don’t. But if you've got any empathy in you, you've got to feel at least a little for Steny Hoyer today.
Hoyer is the second-ranking Democrat in the House. He has been there for 10 years now, and after what happened today, he’s probably destined to always be the second-ranking Democrat in the House—and never anything more. read more
Throughout the past few days the Petraeus scandal has played out in all directions, and could now send more shock waves through the Obama Administration. The scandal adds news hurdles for the president as he reshuffles his Cabinet for his second term in office. read more
Harvey Molotch, author of “Against Security,” thinks TSA activity may be doing more harm than good. With Thanksgiving travel on the not-so-distant horizon, The Cycle hosts focus on airport security and if it’s helping to keep us safe. watch
S.E. Cupp tells her fellow conservatives that in the aftermath of the 2012 election, they need to show why it's good to be a conservative, why Republican ideas will help make things better for the country, and what made conservatism good in the first... watch