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Political dramas dominate Oscar nominations

01/10/13 06:19PM

Thursday morning the Academy Awards released the nominations for the 85th Annual Oscars, which will be broadcast Feb. 24th.  While this day is usually a time when everyone tunes in to see what their favorite actor is wearing, or to see who said what, one thing that will be different during the 85th Annual Oscars is the way Washington is... read more

Planned Parenthood supporters demonstrate outside of Hofstra University the site of the presidential debate, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, Hempstead, N.Y. President Obama and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will hold...

The future of Planned Parenthood

01/10/13 05:49PM

Officially, members of Congress have been telling the American people for months that their top priorities are jobs and the economy. However, Rep. Marsha Blackburn and Rep. Diane Black have each reintroduced a bill that would prohibit Title X  family planning grants from being awarded to any organization that performs abortions. This bill would... read more

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Where are the women?

01/10/13 04:36PM

Wednesday was not exactly a banner day for diversity. First, we had this bro-tastic picture of the President meeting with his senior advisers in The New York Times.... read more

Office of Management and Budget Director Jacob Lew, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner answer reporters' questions about President Obama's proposed federal deficit reduction plan at the White House September...

President Obama to nominate Jack Lew to run the Treasury Dept.

01/10/13 11:23AM

The shuffle of the White House cabinet continues today as President Obama is set to nominate his chief of staff, Jack Lew, to replace Timothy Geithner as Treasury Secretary. Jack Lew has a background in budget fights, not Wall Street where he only worked for three years. Clearly, this is where the next fight is to be had with the debt, showing a... read more

FC Barcelona's Argentinian striker Lionel Messi poses with the trophy after being awarded the FIFA Men's World Player of the Year during the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2012 held at the Kongresshaus in Zurich, Switzerland, Monday,  Jan 7, 2013. Messi was...

What's ahead for Messi--and for global media?

01/09/13 06:52PM

This week the aristocrats of global football convened in Zurich to name Lionel Messi the world’s best soccer player for the fourth year in a row. It’s hard to argue with the global phenomenon’s record. In 2012 “The Little Maestro” broke the world record for single-season goals at Barcelona and scored a hat-trick against Brazil while representing... read more


An ode to Richard Ben Cramer

01/09/13 05:03PM

My middle school librarian used to give me funny looks. Sometimes because my fly was open, but mostly because I liked to pick out books that hadn't been checked out in years.... read more

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Today on The Cycle: The Gun Control Debate

01/09/13 11:30AM

Today, Vice President Biden begins his series of meetings on gun violence. After President Obama attended a memorial for the fourth mass tragedy as President, he decided it was time to finally find a way to stop the violence.... read more

Fighting the flu? There's an app for that

Fighting the flu? There's an app for that

01/08/13 07:00PM

Want to blame someone for giving you the flu? Well, there’s now an app for that. The Cycle hosts talk about the new app called “Help! My Friend Gave Me the Flu” which helps you trace which of your Facebook friends could be responsible for your coughs... watch

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Children and Congress

01/08/13 06:39PM

When I was a kid, aside from the desire to one day meet Donnie Wahlberg, I was predominantly motivated by one, omnipresent, unwavering emotion: fear.... read more

World Until Yesterday

Today on The Cycle: Diamond in the rough

01/08/13 01:17PM

We live in a modern society with all the conveniences anyone could ask for. “Gathering Food” means going to the grocery store and using your debit or credit card to purchase what you need. Do you need to travel 3,000 miles? Instead of jumping in a car or getting on the next train you can hop on a plane and be on the other side of the country in... read more

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) speaks during a news conference with chief counterterrorism adviser John Brennan (L), and former U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NB) in the East Room at the White House on January 7, 2013 in Washington, DC. Pending approval by...

13 days until inauguration

01/08/13 11:30AM

With 13 days until inauguration, President Obama is showing that his second term is going to be one of a confident President. After making his nomination announcement on Monday for Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense it is clear President Obama is ready to go to battle with Republicans. President Obama also says he is ready to get tough on... read more

Cycling - Lance Armstrong File Photo. File photo dated 04/07/2010 of Lance Armstrong. Issue date: Wednesday October 10, 2012. The United States Anti-Doping Agency says 11 of Lance Armstrong's former team-mates have testified against him, revealing ...

Why Lance should confess

01/07/13 05:25PM

In 1988 the televangelist Reverend Jimmy Lee Swaggert begged for forgiveness after being caught with prostitutes. (He was defrocked and became a national laughingstock.) Lately I've been thinking about Swaggert and those other old sinning televangelists like Jim Baker and Ted Haggard and all the heads of cults built on lies--because Lance... read more


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