The Cycle is joined by Politico’s Manu Raju to discuss how Congress will handle issues from the fiscal cliff to marijuana reform in the 16 remaining work days of 2012, or if these issues will continue to be punted down the road until January. watch
This week I've been thinking about Shirley Chisholm, the first black person to run in a major party for the presidency. She was a Democratic congresswoman from Brooklyn who ran in 1972 and even though she knew she didn't have a shot to become the nominee she knew just running was a victory.... read more
Tuesday marks the beginning the of the lame duck congress, where voters are promised a conciliatory post-election tone. Congress has laid out two objectives: prevent the full blow of the fiscal cliff and then begin to tackle our nation’s debt, which is now more than $16 trillion. However, while many people are saying that Congress has a month... read more
The Cycle hosts, joined by Republican strategist Susan DelPercio, talk to NBC's Andrea Mitchell, Kristen Welker of NBC News, NBC News' Col. Jack Jacobs, and NBC's Chuck Todd about the resignation of CIA Director, Gen. David Petraeus. watch
Tuesday night, as the world watched the election results from home, Krystal Ball and I hung out together for nearly 10 hours.
She'd been asked to contribute to msnbc's coverage, and I'd been asked to contribute to her contributions. Translation: we were on call from 9AM (when we got in for The Cycle) to 3AM (when we finally left). read more
In an interview with ABC news on Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner uttered something surprising. When asked if his party would continue working to repeal health care reform. His response was simple: “It’s pretty clear that the president was reelected. Obamacare is the law of the land.” read more
The Police were one of the iconic bands of the 1970s and 80s. Songs like “Roxanne,” “Don’t Stand So Close to Me,” and “Every Breath You Take” still resonate today. But guitarist Andy Summers tells The Cycle that being a rock star isn’t all "shine.” read more
After Tuesday’s elections here is the outcome: President Obama was elected to four more years, we have a Republican House, and a Democratic Senate. So, it looks a lot like the last four years looked. The same three men are in charge: President Obama, House majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV).... read more
MSNBC’s “The Cycle” which premiered in 2012 is a live, one-hour ensemble opinion show that features conservative commentator Abby Huntsman, author and pundit Touré, The Nation correspondent Ari Melber and former Congressional candidate Krystal Ball. The Cycle is a “TIS” show – topical, interesting, and smart. The panel brings a young perspective on everything from politics, the economy, the media, sports and popular culture. You never know who or what might be discussed at the table.