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Connecticut State Police lead children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., following a mass shooting. (Photo by Shannon Hicks/AP Photo)

Newtown, CT., a town in mourning

12/14/12 04:40PM

There is an incredible amount of information that keeps coming in, quite rapidly, about the mass shooting this morning at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. We devoted our entire show this afternoon to the shooting, including a live briefing from President Obama and CT Governor Malloy.  President Obama said:
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 U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice explains the U.S. position opposing a resolution on Palestinians at a meeting of the General Assembly on November 29, 2012 in New York City. The United States, Israel, Canada and a handful of others...

Ambassador Rice to meet with President Obama

12/14/12 11:18AM

Even though U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice was never formally nominated to serve as Secretary of State, the scrutiny she faced from the GOP as President Obama’s presumed top pick was intense. Senators Jon McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) lead the efforts against her nomination.... read more

File Photo: The Rev. Al Sharpton, center, walks with demonstrators during a silent march to end the "stop-and-frisk" program in New York, Sunday, June 17, 2012. Thousands of protesters from civil rights groups walked down New York City’s Fifth Avenue...

Stop and Frisk: racist--and ineffective

12/14/12 09:16AM

Stop and frisk, a practice enforced by Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration, has been used more than four million times since 2002  in an effort to keep inner-city crime under control. But the numbers show that the tactic is ineffective--leaving the city with, in essence, a policy of racial harassment. read more

Breaking down poll perceptions of Capitol...

Breaking down poll perceptions of Capitol Hill

12/13/12 07:00PM

Host of MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown,” Chuck Todd joins The Cycle to give an update on the state of fiscal dealings on Capitol Hill, as well as poll result perceptions of Democrats, Republicans, and the way Washington is dealing with the fiscal cliff watch

The most fascinating people of 2012

The most fascinating people of 2012

12/13/12 07:00PM

The Cyclists spin on the 2012 list of the most fascinating people of the year – then talk about two people who did make the list: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and NJ Gov. Chris Christie. watch

Hospitals snap into trauma mode after tragedy

Hospitals snap into trauma mode after tragedy

12/13/12 07:00PM

Dr. Michael Anderson, a chief medical officer at the UH Case Medical Center in Cleveland, explains how hospital emergency rooms respond to a tragedy like the one in Connecticut. Anderson tells The Cycle’s Krystal Ball, that although the hospital do... watch

House Speaker John Boehner  (Photo by J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo)

The pressure is mounting

12/13/12 11:47AM

The pressure is on to strike a deal. According to the latest NBC News/ Wall Street Journal Poll 48% of Americans are optimistic that a deal will be reached on the fiscal cliff. However they do not trust Speaker John Boehner (R-OH)  to handle the negotiations. Americans trust the president to handle the fiscal cliff over Speaker Boehner, 38% to 19%. read more