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Mother Nature puts politics in perspective

10/29/12 06:19PM

Mitt Romney received the endorsement of the Des Moines Register on Saturday. And while most times pundits talk down the importance of endorsements, this one is notable because of the paper's long history of endorsing Democratic candidates. Romney is the first Republican nominee since Richard Nixon in 1972 to receive the paper’s support. read more

'Editorial Use Only : Mandatory credit 'NASA GOES Project/RexNOAA's GOES-13 satellite captured this visible image of the massive Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 28 at 1302 UTC (9:02 a.m. EDT)...

Monday on 'The Cycle': The political effects of Hurricane Sandy

10/29/12 11:04AM

All along the east coast of the continental United States, state and local governments are preparing for a potential Category 1 hurricane called Hurricane Sandy—what locals like to refer to as the "Frankenstorm."  The outer bands of Sandy  have made landfall  in the northeast and are already forcing thousands to evacuate throughout the affected flood zone areas. read more

FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2011, file photo Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, listens to a speaker at VFW Post 8641 in Merrimack, N.H. Just how rich is Mitt? Add up the wealth of the last eight presidents, from...

Today on The Cycle: The Des Moines Register endorsement

10/29/12 09:48AM

On Saturday evening the Des Moines Register released an editorial endorsing  Mitt Romney for president. This is the first time since 1972 the Iowa newspaper has endorsed a Republican nominee for president. The last time was in 1972 when they picked Richard Nixon. read more

The Cycle’s State of the Day: Ohio

The Cycle’s State of the Day: Ohio

10/28/12 08:00PM

With Sandy forcing rally suspensions and travel restrictions, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have chosen to focus their time on Ohio. The Cycle talks about why this is telling about campaign strategy and where the poll numbers are in the Buckeye State. watch

Marine Cpl. Nicholas Kimmel and former Giants outfielder Willie Mays before taking the mound at Game 2 of the MLB World Series (Photo: MLB)

Afghanistan vet throws strike to start World Series Game 2

10/26/12 06:28PM

Marine Cpl.  Nicholas Kimmel lost both legs and his left arm in an explosion during his second tour in Iraq-- but that didn’t stop him from throwing one right over the plate to start off the Detroit Tigers-San Francisco Giants Game 2. Kimmel, a high school baseball star prior to enlisting in the Marine Corps, told USA TODAY that the whole experience was “like a dream.” Cpl. Kimmel shared the mound with fellow veteran and former Giants Hall of Fame outfielder Willie Mays, who rubbed the ball up with dirt and then signed it for the former Marine. read more

The 2012 battleground map outlining the state of New Hampshire and its 4 electoral votes.

The battleground state of New Hampshire

10/26/12 05:03PM

In 11 days from now we may have a decision on who our next president will be. With 11 days until election day the Cyclists have decided to focus on a different state to watch every day. Yesterday the focus was Wisconsin, today it is New Hampshire. While New Hampshire only has 4 electoral votes, those 4 electoral votes could decide the election. read more