Did you know that about 60 Million Americans own an estimated 300 million guns. The average total civilians gun ownership in the U.S. outnumbers anyone else with India in second with 46 million civilian gun ownership's. read more
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been sent to the Middle East to try and broker peace between the Palestinians and Israel. The two sides have reached day seven of the rocket launches which has left more than 100 dead and has put the Middle East region on the brink of war. read more
On Monday’s The Cycle, we aired a graphic during our reporting on the Hostess story that was apparently offensive to some viewers. We want to say that it was never the intention of msnbc to offend any person or any group.
The Cycle hosts mourn the potential loss of Twinkies and other Hostess products, while discussing other ramifications of the company's closing if a deal cannot be reached to keep the company in business. watch
Brian Hamilton, CEO of Sageworks, talks about why companies aren’t investing more, explains what business are most concerned about in the world and domestic market, then tells The Cycle hosts that the government, like businesses, must function within... watch
Let’s hope the threat of working through the holidays gets the President and Congress to address the looming fiscal cliff before the December 31 deadline. The health of the country’s private sector might depend on it. read more
In the GOP's current civil war, there's much talk of how to improve outreach to Latinos and how immigration policy should change--but little discussion of the roots of the problem, like an alcoholic who vows to avoid bars but never confronts the reasons for his addiction. The GOP's 2012 campaign message was relentlessly hostile toward Latinos and African-Americans and at President Obama himself, which people of color couldn't help reading as directed at them, too. read more
Warning sirens are sounding throughout Southern Israel in day six of what is being called “Operation Pillar of Defense". Since Wednesday more than 800 rounds have been fired at Israel from Gaza and many of these rounds have been intercepted by Israel’s “iron dome” defense system.
Currently, more than a 100 Palestines have been killed as Israeli air attacks have struck targets throughout the past six days. read more
Jon Meacham joins the Cyclists during today’s guest spot to discuss his book Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power. His book is a biography on one of America’s most overexposed, yet elusive and least understood presidents. Jon Meacham compares Jefferson to Obama to where they are both tall, cool, cerebral presidents who affects an air of distance from politics, yet, is actually quite skilled at vote-getting. read more
Author Jon Meacham joins The Cycle to talk about what President Obama has in common with Thomas Jefferson, aside from the fact that they’re both tall, and what advice Jefferson would have for government today. watch
Stephanie Gosk of NBC News and former U.S. Ambassador Marc Ginsberg talk to The Cycle hosts about the latest in the on-going conflict between Israel and Palestine, as well as how the United States and other countries in the Middle East are reacting to it. watch
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