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
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.
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
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
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
The new national unemployment number is 7.8%, a number much lower than expected. The youth unemployment rate dropped as well but it is still at 11.8%. On top of poor job outlook, the average college graduate is $28,600 in debt! These students need to find good, stable jobs to pay off the education they just earned, and whoever takes over for the next 4 years will have to make this a priority.As we near election day it is becoming clear that in order for either President Obama or Governor Romney to win the Presidency they will need the youth vote. read more
The verdict is in. President Obama’s debate performance was a bust. There is no other way to look at it, Mitt Romney won and President Obama lost. However, what many expected to be a poor jobs report Friday turned into a stronger one than expected. read more
With October being national anti-bullying month it is important to remember that bullies come in all ages, shapes, and sizes. Did you know that 1 in 5 teens are bullied in school and 160,000 kids miss school every day beause they are too afraid of being attacked or intimated. But, if someone is willing to step in and intervene then there is a big chance that the bullying behavior will stop.On our show today is Carrie Goldman, author of Bullied: What Every Parent, teacher and Kid Needs to know About Ending the Cycle of Fear. read more
The verdict is in. President Obama’s debate performance was a bust. There is no other way to look at it, Mitt Romney won and President Obama lost. However, what many expected to be a poor jobs report Friday turned into a stronger one than expected. Unemployment fell to 7.8%, the lowest in four years and matching what it was when Obama took office. That number fell despite the economy adding a net gain of only 114,000 jobs. For a little perspective, we need to add 357,000 jobs each month over the next three years to bring the rate to a healthy 6%. read more
After listening to everyone pre-heap praise on The Master, and sitting through a rant of Touré extolling its many virtues... I knew I was going to see it. After all, "It's going to be nominated for a bunch of Oscars." A seminal film, with performances of a lifetime - they told me. Just wait 'til you see Philip Seymour Hoffman! Joaquin Phoenix is amazing! Amy Adams like you've never seen her before!How could I not go see it? I considered paying $20 for the ticket, just to show them I appreciated the opportunity!Well let me tell you, I did go see it. And I want $50 back. Touré! Touré! read more
The news overnight was that Mitt Romney had decided to do a mea culpa for the secretly recorded “47 percent” remarks that rocked his campaign a few weeks ago, calling them “just completely wrong” in an interview with Sean Hannity.This came 24 hours after a debate in which Romney labored to present himself as more of a pragmatist than an ideologue, objecting insistently when President Obama tried to link him to conservative economic ideas that would threaten the safety net. read more
The political world is on fire today breaking down every aspect of last night's debate performances. Pundits must be getting dizzy from all the spin. But is it the spin that matters most? Is it what candidates say or what pundits say the candidates say that really matters? We'll see as the week plays out. So far both the DNC and RNC are out with videos spinning the debates. President Obama is back on the trail today with the charisma and zing many supporters had hoped to hear from him last night. read more
There is no question about it. Mitt Romney is the clear winner of last night’s debate. All of the Cyclists, and snap polls, agreed as they watched Romney triumph over President Obama. Throughout the evening social media was going crazy as trends were occurring on Twitter and top mentions were happening on Facebook as we entered the first true Social Media Presidential Debate where everything everyone said was documented immediately.However, the question we need to ask ourselves moving forward is whether this will change the race. read more
The 1st real debate was between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglass where the two were vying for the Illinois State Senate seat in 1858. Abraham Lincoln actually lost that debate, and race, but it launched Lincoln into national exposure and helped him go on to become one of America's greatest Presidents, as referenced by President Obama last night. Executive Editor of the Huffington Post, Timothy O'Brien, joined the Cyclists today to discuss his new historical thriller, The Lincoln Conspiracy. read more