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Jan. 7, 2013 - Miami Gardens, Florida, United States of America - January 7, 2013: Notre Dame inside linebacker Manti Te'o (5) prior to the Discover BCS National Championship between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Sun...

Was Manti Te'o innocent or in on it?

01/17/13 11:24AM

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

Lessons from presidents past

Lessons from presidents past

01/16/13 07:00PM

As The Cycle ramps up for the Inauguration, Joseph Califano Jr. joins the hosts to talk about what presidents can learn from their predecessors – especially President Lyndon B. Johnson. watch

Sorry, Texas, you're stuck with us

Sorry, Texas, you're stuck with us

01/16/13 07:00PM

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

In this Official White House photo, President Lyndon B. Johnson notifying the three major presidential candidates via conference call speaker phone in Washington on Oct. 31, 1968 of his decision to halt the bombing of North Vietnam. With Johnson while...

Working with Congress: Lessons from LBJ

01/16/13 06:20PM

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

As guests look on, President Barack Obama signs executive actions to curb gun violence at the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next to the White House in Washington on January 16, 2013. (Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty...

The new right-to-life campaign

01/16/13 05:38PM

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

The Capitol is seen at day's end, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

No solution with Huntsman, Manchin 'No Labels' makeover

01/16/13 03:14PM

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

President Obama reportedly wants to go "big" on gun control -- but most Republicans and a few Democrats do not. 
(Jonathan Ernst / Reuters file)

Gun Control

01/16/13 10:30AM

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

A man sweeps an exposed tiled area of the earthquake-damaged Santa Ana Catholic church, where he now lives, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. Haitians recalled Saturday the tens of thousands of people who lost their lives in a...

A Haitian horror story, three years later

01/15/13 10:48PM

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

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