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Deciding the fate of affirmative action

Deciding the fate of affirmative action

10/10/12 10:16AM

With the Supreme Court set to hear the Abigail Fisher case on Wednesday, The Cycle is brushing up on their affirmative action policy. The ruling has the potential for some big implications on our higher education system, and to dredge up some passionate debate from advocates on both sides of the issue. read more

S.E. Cupp latest NY Daily News article: When pesky laws get in the way

10/10/12 10:09AM

For all the rhetorical overtures President Obama has made to the plight of the unemployed and underemployed, it doesn’t seem like he’s all that concerned about making sure Americans who are lucky enough to have jobs actually get to keep them.Looming large over Obama’s re-election efforts are the automatic spending cuts, totalling $110 billion next year, scheduled to go into effect in January and stemming from Congress’ inability to come up with a way to rein in the nation’s debt.Many folks stand to lose their jobs because of these cuts — but they shouldn’t expect much sympathy from the Preside read more

Closing in on the swing states

Closing in on the swing states

10/09/12 12:32PM

by Charles HitchinsFour weeks from today millions of Americans will be entering the voting booth to decide the next President of the United States.  In sports terms, this is the fourth quarter and with just 28 days to go, the race is still anyone’s game. read more

Parenting for authentic success

Parenting for authentic success

10/09/12 11:13AM

Madeline Levine, author of Teach Your children Children Well: Parenting For Authentic Success, joins the conversation during today's show to discuss her best selling book. Madeline Levine calls her book a "call to action" for parents on how to raise their children. The basic premise of the books is that we have reached a breaking point in how we raise our kids, where they grow up to believe they are only as good as their last success. read more

Today on The Cycle: Political Cupcakes

Today on The Cycle: Political Cupcakes

10/09/12 10:42AM

Did you know there is a sweet side to politics? With 4 weeks until election day the equal oppurtunity bakers of Georgetown Cupcakes have created a "Democratic Donkey" and a "Republican Elephant" cupcake in an assortment of flavors. You can purchse these election special cupcakes at their Georgetown, Bethesda, MD, New York (SoHo), and Boston (Newbury St.) locations as well via national shipping.The store is also keeping track of how many each side orders as their official "Georgetown Cupcake Poll." So can this election be decided in the kitchen? What flavor and icing will the Cyclists choose? read more

Steve Kornacki's latest Salon.com article:

10/09/12 09:32AM

Paul Ryan, we are discovering, does not always handle follow-up questions that well.The latest evidence came yesterday afternoon, when an interview with a local television reporter in Michigan turned testy and was ended by Ryan’s aide.The dispute was ostensibly over gun control. Asked by the reporter, Terry Camp of WJRT in Flint, if America has a gun problem, Ryan responded that the country has a crime problem. “Not a gun problem?” Camp asked. read more

Inside the numbers: has the race changed?

10/08/12 05:11PM

What really matters when it comes to who will be the next President of the United Stated? Is it Foreign Policy? The Economy? Job Numbers? Gas Prices?  Or something completely different? With 29 days to go until election day we are zoning in on the real issues as voters enter the election booth on Tuesday November 6th. Is there an event or a series of events that shapes a person’s mind to help them determine who they want to lead the country for the next 4 years? read more

Inside the numbers: has the race changed?

Inside the numbers: has the race changed?

10/08/12 04:38PM

What really matters when it comes to who will be the next President of the United Stated? Is it Foreign Policy? The Economy? Job Numbers? Gas Prices?  Or something completely different? With 29 days to go until election day we are zoning in on the real issues as voters enter the election booth on Tuesday November 6th. Is there an event or a series of events that shapes a person’s mind to help them determine who they want to lead the country for the next 4 years?While the debates are important, can they really erase months of campaigning? read more

Today on The Cycle: Lame Duck Congress

10/08/12 01:27PM

As we enter another Lame Duck session in Congress it is looking more unlikely that congress will actually agree on a long term deal to avoid falling off the $600 Billion Fiscal Cliff on New Years Day. That is an average tax increase of $3,5000 for 90% of Americans that will take affect if Congress does not act. Speaker of the House John Boehner is saying a large scale Lame Duck deal will not happen, but what is the right thing to do? Should we expect a short term fix? Our Spin Cycle will debate the question during today’s show be sure to tune in. read more

Lame Duck Congress

Lame Duck Congress

10/08/12 01:21PM

As we enter another Lame Duck session in Congress it is looking more unlikely that congress will actually agree on a long term deal to avoid falling off the $600 Billion Fiscal Cliff on New Years Day. That is an average tax increase of $3,5000 for 90% of Americans that will take affect if Congress does not act. Speaker of the House John Boehner is saying a large scale Lame Duck deal will not happen, but what is the right thing to do? Should we expect a short term fix? Our Spin Cycle will debate the question during today’s show be sure to tune in. read more

The politics of political humor

10/08/12 11:56AM

Political satire shows such as The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and even SNL, have moved beyond entertaining the viewer to now educating them on a political level. Many Americans, especially those in the younger demographic, get their daily political news from these late night news outlets in order to escape the real world but at the same time be able to know what is happening around them. Joining today's show is Alison Dagnes, Author of A Conservative Walks into a Bar: The Politics of Political Humor, to discuss her book. read more

The politics of political humor

The politics of political humor

10/08/12 11:21AM

Political satire shows such as The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and even SNL, have moved beyond entertaining the viewer to now educating them on a political level. read more

Steve Kornacki's latest Salon.com article: Joe Biden to the rescue?

10/08/12 09:18AM

It’s no guarantee that he’ll succeed, but the set-up is kind of perfect for Joe Biden: a chance to show tens of millions of Americans who watched in bafflement as President Obama rolled over for Mitt Romney in Denver what a real debater looks and sounds like.Later this week, Biden will share the stage with Paul Ryan for the vice presidential debate. It’s still unclear what (if any) polling damage the Democratic ticket sustained from Obama’s listless performance, but at the very least it’s fair to say that Democrats are more apprehensive than they were before Denver. read more

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