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Living With Guns

Today on The Cycle: A Liberal for Guns

11/20/12 12:44PM

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

U. S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton waits to speak as she is introduced at Singapore Management University, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, in Singapore. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, Pool)

Today on The Cycle: Hillary to the Rescue?

11/20/12 09:52AM

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

Editor's Note:

11/19/12 07:25PM

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. read more

Lee Atwater, Pres. George Bush's campaign manager, is seen, Oct. 1988.  (AP Photo)

Toure: The waning power of Lee Atwater's racial code

11/19/12 05:13PM

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


Today on The Cycle: Middle East Unrest

11/19/12 11:32AM

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


Today on The Cycle: What Obama could learn from Thomas Jefferson

11/19/12 08:15AM

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

Breaking down the current crisis in the...

Breaking down the current crisis in the Middle East

11/18/12 07:00PM

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