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Fed's Plan for QE3

09/14/12 04:34PM

With U.S. unemployment at 8.1% the Federal Reserve is taking a big step to try and get the rate even lower. The Fed will purchase mortgage bonds at a pace of $40 billion per month; this is what they are calling the QE3. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke also wants to send interest rates even lower than their current historic lows. This is now the 3rd time the Fed has tried something like this. November 2008 QE1 began and was halted in June 2012. August 2010 was round 2 and we have now entered round 3 almost 2 years later from when QE2 began. So will this actually work? read more

The Cycle Lineup

09/14/12 01:00PM

With protest erupting in more countries today the Middle East region is in unrest. However, will the protests escalate to a more a volatile situation? We will continue to monitor the situation throughout our show as Morning Prayer comes to a close. Be sure to tweet us @thecyclemsnbc and let us know your thoughts on today’s show.  The Friday Protests continue throughout the Middle East region over the anti-Islam film that was produced in the United States. read more

Laura Bush hosting fundraiser

Laura Bush hosting fundraiser

09/14/12 11:24AM

Former First Lady Laura Bush is hosting a fundraising lunch at her home for Mitt and Ann Romney later today. The Republicans are hoping this lunch, along with a push from the Bush family, will help boost Romney’s numbers as we are only 53 days until election day.While the former President George W Bush and Laura have not been featured prominently throughout the campaign, Laura has stepped out to help fundraise for Mitt Romney. She appeared at an Oklahoma event with Ann Romney earlier this week. read more

The end of men?

The end of men?

09/14/12 10:20AM

Are we seeing an end of men and a rise of women? In our guest spot today Hanna Rosin author of The End of Men: And the Rise of Women, points out that women are no longer gaining on men they have pulled ahead of them. read more

The Very Last Word

09/14/12 09:31AM

In case you missed last night The Very Last Word we have clipped it here for you to watch.msnbc's Ari Melber and The Cycle's Krystal Ball discuss the rarely reported issue of national poverty, which is at its highest level in 19 years, according to a report by the census.  read more

Steve Kornacki latest Salon.com article: The psychology of defeat

09/14/12 09:12AM

For Mitt Romney, the past week has been defined by bad polling news, brutal press coverage and some very public second-guessingfrom his own party.  It’s not out of the question that he’ll still end up winning in November, but Romney’s status as the underdog was cemented this week, a development that raises a crucial longer-term question: What direction will the Republican Party take if it fails to unseat Barack Obama?Conventional wisdom holds that the GOP will respond to a presidential election defeat the same way it did four years ago: by shifting even farther to the right, placing even more read more

Violence in the Middle East

Violence in the Middle East

09/13/12 04:33PM

As the Middle East protests escalates to now include Yemen, Iran, Sudan, Tunisia, and Cairo and we are 54 days until elections one thing is clear: the White House is in crisis mode. The foreign policy conversation is becoming a front runner topic of conversation for this election. read more

The Cycle Lineup

The Cycle Lineup

09/13/12 01:00PM

Another U.S. embassy has been stormed by angry protestors making Yemen the latest in a series of attacks on American diplomatic missions in the Middle East and Northern Africa. Is this all happening in the name of faith or is that just the reasoning they are giving? read more

Guest Spot: Molly Ringwald

Guest Spot: Molly Ringwald

09/13/12 10:34AM

Molly Ringwald has gone from an actress to the author of When it Happens to You, a novel told in stories centered around Phillip and Greta, a couple whose marriage is foundering. She will be pulling up a chair to the table to discuss how she came about to write a novel told in stories, how she transformed from an actress to an author, and more. Tune in at 3pm for the full conversation and below find an excerpt from her book. read more

Steve Kornacki latest Salon.com article: How to pick a losing fight

09/13/12 09:29AM

In the wake of the first Gulf War, which pushed then-President George H.W. Bush’s approval score to the 90 percent range, one of the Democrats who had backed the military action had a warning for his party.“My party can’t win the next presidential election on foreign policy,” Stephen Solarz, then a top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said, “but we can lose it on foreign policy.”It was advice that Bill Clinton, who ran with Solarz’s support, took. read more

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