NBC’s Kristen Welker reports on the president’s meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, which was focused on defining the mission in Afghanistan, and hashing out who will have what authorities after 2014; then former U.S. Ambassador to Morocco,... watch
The Cycle hosts spin about the week’s happenings – from Obama’s appointment of Chuck Hagel, Jack Lew, and John Brennan, to the president’s approval ratings at the start of his second term in office. watch
The Obama administration has declared January National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month and now non-profits are calling for renewed legislation that would support those people who are considered modern-day slaves. Co-found of “Fair Girls”... watch
President Obama has declared January National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, saying "this month we rededicate ourselves to stopping on of the greatest human rights abuses of our time." So there's no better place to start than by continuing to provide funding to groups that provide support to victims of human... read more
I do know how you can win your office Oscar poll. It's not rocket science. Even though the Academy won't actually vote on winners until February it's not hard to predict who'll win Oscars this year. You just have to get into character.
First, think old.
This week President Obama’s administration began to get everything into place for his second term: they started nominations for various vacant cabinet positions including Fmr. Sen. Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary, Deputy National Security Advisor John Brennan for CIA, and White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew for Treasury Secretary. There are... read more
Thursday morning the Academy Awards released the nominations for the 85th Annual Oscars, which will be broadcast Feb. 24th. While this day is usually a time when everyone tunes in to see what their favorite actor is wearing, or to see who said what, one thing that will be different during the 85th Annual Oscars is the way Washington is... read more
Officially, members of Congress have been telling the American people for months that their top priorities are jobs and the economy. However, Rep. Marsha Blackburn and Rep. Diane Black have each reintroduced a bill that would prohibit Title X family planning grants from being awarded to any organization that performs abortions. This bill would... read more
The shuffle of the White House cabinet continues today as President Obama is set to nominate his chief of staff, Jack Lew, to replace Timothy Geithner as Treasury Secretary. Jack Lew has a background in budget fights, not Wall Street where he only worked for three years. Clearly, this is where the next fight is to be had with the debt, showing a... read more
This week the aristocrats of global football convened in Zurich to name Lionel Messi the world’s best soccer player for the fourth year in a row. It’s hard to argue with the global phenomenon’s record. In 2012 “The Little Maestro” broke the world record for single-season goals at Barcelona and scored a hat-trick against Brazil while representing... read more
MSNBC’s “The Cycle” which premiered in 2012 is a live, one-hour ensemble opinion show that features conservative commentator Abby Huntsman, author and pundit Touré, The Nation correspondent Ari Melber and former Congressional candidate Krystal Ball. The Cycle is a “TIS” show – topical, interesting, and smart. The panel brings a young perspective on everything from politics, the economy, the media, sports and popular culture. You never know who or what might be discussed at the table.