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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during his final news conference of his first term at the East Room of the White House January 14, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The second-term curse

01/14/13 06:52PM

As President Obama stated Monday during his final press conference of his first term, “it has been a busy and productive four years and I expect the same in the next four years. I intend to carry out the agenda that I campaigned on.” read more

President Barack Obama pauses during his final news conference of his first term in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. (Photo by Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo)

Mr. President, don't back down now

01/14/13 05:20PM

We want to envision ourselves as a nation of vigilantes protecting ourselves with our guns but that's not what's happening. We're an overarmed nation helping gun makers get richer by believing blatant lies that the government is plotting to take away the guns and believing the myth that we're protecting and not endangering... read more

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2013, file photo, Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with representatives from the video game industry in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. As Biden finalizes a...

Today on The Cycle: Guns and Politics

01/14/13 11:32AM

Vice President Biden is leading a White House gun policy task force that was set up by the President following the Newtown massacre to examine how to lower the rates of gun violence. Today, he is meeting with Democratic members of Congress and tomorrow he is expected to release the team’s recommendations to the President. According to poll... read more

Tony Curtis holds his Golden Globe award for World Male Film Favorite as his wife, actress Janet Leigh, gives a look of surprise at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association awards dinner at the Coconut Grove in Hollywood, Calif., Feb. 26, 1958. Curtis...

Photo finish: Golden Globe memories

01/13/13 07:47AM

With the 70th Annual Golden Globes airing this Sunday, Jan. 13th I couldn't resist taking a quick walk down memory lane with a few photos from past shows. Sunday's event will surely bring many more memorable moments, especially with Amy Poehler & Tina Fey as this year's hosts. Don't forget to set your TV to NBC at 8ET/5PT! read more

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The realities of US involvement in Afghanistan

01/11/13 07:00PM

NBC’s Kristen Welker reports on the president’s meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, which was focused on defining the mission in Afghanistan, and hashing out who will have what authorities after 2014; then former U.S. Ambassador to Morocco,... watch

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How to win your Oscar pool

01/11/13 04:56PM

I do know how you can win your office Oscar poll. It's not rocket science. Even though the Academy won't actually vote on winners until February it's not hard to predict who'll win Oscars this year. You just have to get into character. First, think old. read more

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President Barack Obama names new Treasury Secretary, Washington, D.C., America - 10 Jan 2013
Barack Obama names White House Chief of Staff Jacob 'Jack' Lew as Secretary of the Treasury to replace Timothy Geithner
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Today on The Cycle: What we learned this week

01/11/13 10:45AM

This week President Obama’s administration began to get everything into place for his second term: they started nominations for various vacant cabinet positions including Fmr. Sen. Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary, Deputy National Security Advisor John Brennan for CIA, and White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew for Treasury Secretary. There are... read more

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