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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

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

Today on The Cycle: the power of twitter

10/26/12 11:15AM

Did you know that there were nearly 24 million tweets sent during the 3 presidential debates. The tweets launched viral campaign memes that took on a life of their own. They became part of not only the water cooler conversation but the national one as well.... read more

The Jan. 14, 2009 file photo shows seven-time Tour de France cycling champion Lance Armstrong of the U.S. during a stop on the third day of training with his team Astana in Adelaide, Australia. UCI, the cycling governing body, agreed Monday, Oct. 22,...

When heroes turn human

10/26/12 06:59AM

Lance Armstrong's dramatic fall from grace was largely buried beneath cable news campaign coverage this week. But beyond the narrative of corruption in cycling and the science of blood doping to assess the severity of his transgressions, one thing Armstrong’s backslide does reinforce is America’s dysfunctional relationship with its “heroes.” read more

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Political baseball: the Ohio provisional ballots edition

10/25/12 08:59PM

With 12 days until the election and only two more Thursdays until Nov. 6, we've reached the bottom of the 8th in our game of political baseball. The game is close, with the latest Real Clear Politics national poll average showing Romney up only 47.8% to Obama's 47.1%. That seven-tenths of a point means the race is a virtual tie. &... read more


CNN pulls 'findings' on the role of hormones in women's voting

10/25/12 05:37PM

Really, CNN? No, this is not some extension of an SNL Weekend Report segment. S.E. Cupp and Krystal Ball really want to know what went into the Cable News Network's decision to release a story entitled “Do Hormones Drive Women’s Votes?” The article has since been pulled from their website because “it was determined that some elements of the... read more


Krystal reveals her big news

10/25/12 04:37PM

About a year ago, my then-3-year-old and I sat down to have dinner. We chatted about baby animals, the fresh beat band, the usual. When conversation petered out Ella said: “Mama, let’s talk about something else.” Ok babe, what would you like to talk about? She quickly replied: Mitt Romney.... read more

Today on The Cycle: Back Spin of Polls

10/25/12 09:09AM

With 12 days until election day there are many polls out there trying to predict who will be the next president. While there are the Gallup, Real Clear Politics, NBC/Wall Street Journal and other big name polls, a few others take a more interesting look at the race. read more

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End the Electoral College

10/24/12 04:40PM

I am a sucker for traditions. Especially quirky traditions.  The running of the bulls, the green jacket in the Masters, that thing in Detroit where fans of the Red Wings throw octopuses—or is it octopi—on the ice during playoff games. Back where I grew up, in Massachusetts, there’s a group of old men who celebrate every New Year’s Day by putting... read more

Actor Clint Eastwood addresses an empty chair and questions it as if it is U.S. President Obama, as he endorses Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney during the final session of the RNC. (Photo: REUTERS/Eric Thayer)

Eastwood is back on-script in new campaign ad

10/24/12 09:56AM

Legendary actor turned off-script political commentator Clint Eastwood is back sharing his two-cents on the presidential elections, but don't worry, this time he's not yelling at any empty chairs or any invisible presidents.... read more

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The final impressions from Monday night's debate

10/24/12 06:52AM

The numbers are in and 53.9 million people tuned in for the final presidential debate Monday night. Compared to the other debates where the 1st presidential debate at Denver drew the most viewers at  67.2 million and the 2nd presidential debate came in second with 65.6 million, this debate came in a distant third. However, when the debate... read more


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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.

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