So by now you've heard that "the most inspirational story in sports" was a hoax.
Manti Te'o—a runner up for the Heisman trophy—was involved in an online-girlfriend deception that falls somewhere between the films "Catfish", "The Sixth Man," and "Flight."
According to Te'o and Notre Dame: read more
It’s been six and a half years since Justin Timberlake dropped the instant classic Future Sex/Love Sounds on an unsuspecting public. In the meantime the Red Sox won the World Series (again), America elected its first African-American president (twice), and Adam Sandler hasn't done a movie worse than Click yet. “Suit and Tie” is a new look... read more
The White House petitions – like the one where Texas wanted to secede from the United States in the aftermath of Barack Obama’s re-election – that sparked a rule change at the White House. Now it’ll take 100,000 signatures to get a response. watch
NBC's Peter Alexander reports from the White House on the major takeaways from President Obama's announcement of gun control legislation on Wednesday afternoon, and the insightful reaction of one of the students on stage with the president. watch
The Cycle hosts and Time's Michael Crowley discuss the president's new gun control laws and why he doesn't foresee big change to gun control in America unless public opinion and pressure pushes for it. watch
As the country approaches Inauguration Day and welcomes the 113th Congress, it is a time to look ahead. Sometimes the best way to accomplish this is to look back. Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th President of the United States, had to deal with a lot of problems similar to those that now face President Obama.... read more
For six-year-old Noah Pozner, President Obama’s action plan to reduce gun violence came 33 days too late. On December 14, 2012, deranged gunman Adam Lanza stormed Noah’s school, shot his way into his classroom and fired 11 bullets into his small body at close range. Noah was the youngest of Lanza’s 26 victims, and the first to be laid to rest. read more
For those who are mulling a run for political office, I’ve got a present for you–a line you can throw into your stump speech that’s guaranteed to get the crowd nodding and cheering with approval: “It’s about time,” you can say, “that our leaders stopped acting like Democrats and Republicans and started acting like Americans!” read more
Today at the White House, President Obama is set to announce a package of proposals to reduce gun violence. President Obama and Vice President Biden will be joined by children from around the country who wrote letters expressing concerns about guns and school safety in the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, CT. read more
Carlos Rodriguez is a world traveler. On Sundays I would drink beer and play guitar with him, a Colombian national, poolside at his home in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. One evening while sharing the table with a mix of local elite and well-traveled expats, he told a story about the time he spent working in Haiti. Carlos works for one of... read more
MSNBC’s “The Cycle” which premiered in 2012 is a live, one-hour ensemble opinion show that features conservative commentator Abby Huntsman, author and pundit Touré, The Nation correspondent Ari Melber and former Congressional candidate Krystal Ball. The Cycle is a “TIS” show – topical, interesting, and smart. The panel brings a young perspective on everything from politics, the economy, the media, sports and popular culture. You never know who or what might be discussed at the table.