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Republican president candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama meet at the end of the last debate at Lynn University, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in Boca Raton, Fla. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Today on The Cycle: Miller Time

10/23/12 09:43AM

We are 14 days out until election day and both candidates are back on the trail today after last night’s presidential debate. President Obama is in the battleground states of Florida and Ohio while Governor Romney will be in battleground Nevada then Colorado trying to rev up supporters to cast their vote. The snap polls after last night’s debate... read more

President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, participate in the presidential debate on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Will sports fans watch the debate?

10/22/12 07:36PM

As the candidates gear up for their last face-to-face encounter of the 2012 presidential race, the question circulating the water cooler today is, what will you be watching tonight? As NBC Correspondent Luke Russert pointed out on today’s show, the presidential debate is competing with two sporting events bound to attract national attention. The... read more

Down to the wire

10/22/12 12:32PM

Monday night marks the third and final presidential debate between President Obama and Governor Romney. The season finale of debates takes place at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fl. The debate format is similar to that of the first debate: It will be broken up into six sections, giving each candidates a two minute response time followed by a... read more

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Today on The Cycle: Gas Guzzlers Beware

10/22/12 11:45AM

Gas prices are on the decline. Over the course of the past 2 weeks gas prices have gone down 8.5 cents showing that the price of a gallon has dropped to nearly $3, but still remains a quarter more expensive than it was last year. Forecasters are expecting the price of gas to continue dropping through election day. So will this news help or hurt... read more

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Today on The Cycle: The Rise of the Super Rich

10/22/12 08:19AM

With tonight marking the third, and final, presidential debate, the income inequality gap question comes into play. According to the Census Bureau, income rose 4.9% between 2010 and 2011 for the top 5%, while it fell for the middle class and held steady for the poor. Thus, what are the Presidential candidates proposing to address this problem?... read more

Gas prices are down but don't get used to it

Gas prices are down but don't get used to it

10/21/12 08:00PM

Energy expert and author of “The Big Flatline,” Jeff Rubin discusses why he thinks we’re seeing the end of the days of cheap oil and why this might push the American public towards greener pastures in energy consumption practice. watch

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The magic number is 270

10/19/12 04:54PM

With only 18 days left in the presidential election, both candidates are down to the wire and are on the road getting their message out. On Thursday night, both President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney were at the Al Smith Dinner in New York City. It's a traditional campaign stop that allows each candidate to crack a few jokes and show a more ... read more

Tom Brokaw joins The Cycle to help deliver the news.

Is what we do 'good'?

10/19/12 11:43AM

The other night, I was with a co-worker batting around ideas about our future. We were talking about our shows, and our day-to-day responsibilities. We were blowing off steam,  and plotting our big move, and trying to figure out what we wanted to do, where we wanted to go, who we wanted to be.... read more

President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, participate in the presidential debate, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Political baseball: the battleground states edition

10/18/12 08:43PM

As our regulars know, Thursday on The Cycle means it's time for some political baseball. With our rain delay lifted and our football referees back at work, we've reached the eighth inning of our political baseball game, and it's certainly a close one. As we volley back and forth on what type of election this has evolved into, one... read more

President Obama looks on as Mitt Romney, speaks during the second presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, Long Island, NY. (Photo: AP/Anthony Behar/Sipa USA)

'Binders' unseat Big Bird as reigning web trend

10/18/12 03:03PM

At Tuesday's second presidential debate at Hofstra University, Mitt Romney attempted to answer a question on how he'd go about "rectifying the inequalities in the workplace" for women by recalling a time in his tenure as Governor when he shuffled through "binders full of women"  to find candidates to fill his... read more

President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney participate in the second presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Number crunching the polls: how much does the second debate matter?

10/17/12 08:41PM

In today’s guest spot, or as we like to call it on The Cycle “The Nate Spot," Nate Cohn, Staff Writer at the New Republic, joined the Cyclists to help crunch the numbers on who won Tuesday’s debate. Both Obama and Romney’s teams are currently spinning the debate as wins for their respective parties, but it's not quite so easy to pick a... read more

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