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Obama: US will 'do what we must' to stop Iran getting nuclear weapons

09/25/12 06:01AM

Updated at 12:05 p.m. ET: Barack Obama told the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday that the United States will "do what we must" to stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons.The president also used the high-profile event to commemorate late Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who was slain with three other Americans when the U.S. consulate in Bengazi, Libya, came under attack Sept. read more

Should the Romney campaign let Ryan shine?

Should the Romney campaign let Ryan shine?

09/24/12 04:42PM

The Road to the White House seems to begin and end with Ohio. No Republican has ever won the Oval office without winning Ohio, and no Democrat has accomplished this since JFK won in 1960. Thus, it has become clear that both President Obama and Mitt Romney believe they need the 18 electoral votes Ohio has in order to lead our country for the next 4 years. According to the latest polls the President is up 51% to Romney who is at 46%.Paul Ryan launched 3 day, 5 city bus tour across Ohio today with Mitt Romney joining him there tomorrow. read more

How can we close the Education Gap

How can we close the Education Gap

09/24/12 02:24PM

With the road to White House at 43 days both candidates are laying out their policies on the economy, foreign policy, and not to be forgotten education. Paul Tough author of, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, joins the conversation in today’s guest spot. Paul Tough’s book discusses that IQ isn’t the most important thing you have to worry about as you mold your child for success. read more

Mocking the 'undecided voter'

09/24/12 01:50PM

Over the weekend, both Real Time with Bill Maher and Saturday Night Live made fun of the "undecided voter," as well as the media for giving them too much importance.Maher said that if a voter doesn't know who they're voting for, they're probably better off staying home on Nov. read more

Actor Aaron Paul, winner of the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series for "Breaking Bad," poses backstage at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Los Angeles.

Photo Finish: Emmy Recap

09/24/12 11:22AM

 Last night Los Angeles hosted the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at the beautiful Nokia Theater. Despite overwhelming temperature's Hollywood turned out another stunning red carpeted event. With winning looks from the beautiful couple,  Ellen Degeneres and wife, Portia de Rossi to the cleaned-up and dapper Aaron Paul (who won his 2nd Emmy last night for his role on the acclaimed 'Breaking Bad'), the evening brought out some spectacular fashion.It was an evening for the books to be true. read more

Steve Kornacki's latest article: Mitt and the threat of abandonment

09/24/12 10:09AM

On Sunday’s “Meet the Press,” David Brooks and Joe Scarborough took turns criticizing Mitt Romney’s messaging and strategy. Bay Buchanan, who has emerged as one of the Romney team’s most public faces, responded by insisting that her campaign is well-positioned to win:We are in a dead heat.  Nationally, we have two polls showing a dead heat, a tie.  And the momentum is ours.  You see that the president’s numbers have come down.  Mitt Romney’s numbers are coming up.It’s hardly novel for a campaign to play dumb in the face of discouraging news about its prospects for victory. read more

The top Senate race to watch

09/21/12 05:11PM

As we are only 46 days until election day many of us have become consumed by the latest developments in the Presidential race. What is going on the in the Middle East, how is the economy looking, are job numbers up or down, how will President Obama or Romney react. These are just some of the questions that are discussed around the water cooler. read more

Final Spin: Emmy predictions

09/21/12 05:07PM

This Sunday the 64th Primetime Emmy’s will be airing on ABC and it will sure be a water cooler conversation come Monday. Who won, who lost, and the most important question of all: who wore what on the Red Carpet. On Monday we will have a full recap of the best and worst dressed from this years Emmy's but as we look ahead to the award ceremony we had to give it our own spin.In this week's Final Spin Toure and S.E. share their Emmy predictions on who should win best comedy and best drama. Check it out and be sure to let us know your predictions.  read more

Toure TV: The next best picture nominee

09/21/12 04:30PM

            Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome the year's first serious contender to the Oscar race, Paul Thomas Anderson’s sublime film The Master. At the Oscars it will surely compete for best picture, best director, best actor Joaquin Phoenix, best supporting actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman, best cinematography, and other prizes because this my friends is the first truly great film of 2012.            It's an ambitious and gorgeously shot journey into Mid-20th Century America just as World War 2 is ending. read more

Photo Finish: Cycle Guilty Pleasure Jams

Photo Finish: Cycle Guilty Pleasure Jams

09/21/12 12:44PM

This past week I have been racking my brain trying to figure out an interesting, clever topic to write about. But every time I started to type something of the more serious nature out of no where I hear rhythmic, pulsing, electronic beats, my head starts to bob and all the sudden I have the urge to shout "Oppa gangnam style"! read more

Steve Kornacki's latest article: "Professor Warren's" lesson

09/21/12 09:55AM

Earlier this week, I swore off making sweeping pronouncements about the direction of the Massachusetts Senate race between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren, which is probably a good thing, since I don’t think their first debate last night moved the needle dramatically for either candidate.That said, however, I would give a slight edge to Brown, and the reason is simple: He was more disciplined in using the hour to advance his basic strategic goal than she was.When you boil it down, Brown is running a campaign that’s rooted in personality – the regular guy with a truck versus the far-left acade read more

Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, speaks during a Women for Mitt rally in Leesburg, Va., September 7, 2012.

Ann Romney to GOP naysayers: 'Stop it'

09/21/12 09:17AM

Ann Romney wants the fellow Republicans who have become more sharply critical of her husband's campaign to back off.In an interview Thursday with Radio Iowa, the candidate's wife was asked what she'd like to say to these naysayers, and she responded firmly that they should knock it off.Stop it. This is hard. You want to try it? Get in the ring. This is hard. read more

Krystal Clear on the Romney Mess

09/20/12 08:56PM

Krystal Ball tells viewers the tale of the waiter "with a small cell phone camera and a whole lot of idealistic chutzpah" who is responsible for the footage that made the private 47 percent comments public knowledge. read more

Has Mitt survived the mess?

09/20/12 08:20PM

  The rain has stopped in our Political Baseball game and according to the NBC News Wall Street Journal poll and 2 other polls, President Obama has about a 5 point lead. However the Gallup poll  has it much closer with the President and Romney being tied. However with the TV debates still yet to come, the first being held in 13 days on October 3rd in Denver, this race is clearly not over until all the votes are counted. There are many reasons to why each should win. read more

The Cycle Lineup

09/20/12 12:45PM

After a short rain delay we have entered the top of the 7th in our political baseball game. The first debate is only 13 days away and we have political coverage of what is happening on the campaign trails today. Be sure to tune in at 3pm and don’t forget to tweet us @thecyclemsnbc during the show.Politico’s White House Editor, Rachel Smolkin, joins The Cycle to discuss the state of the race as President Obama speaks at Univision/Facebook event at the University of Miami, and Romney has an event in Sarasota.Steven Cook, Hasib J. read more