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Today on The Cycle: Lame Duck Congress

10/08/12 01:27PM

As we enter another Lame Duck session in Congress it is looking more unlikely that congress will actually agree on a long term deal to avoid falling off the $600 Billion Fiscal Cliff on New Years Day. That is an average tax increase of $3,5000 for 90% of Americans that will take affect if Congress does not act. Speaker of the House John Boehner... read more

Lame Duck Congress

Lame Duck Congress

10/08/12 01:21PM

As we enter another Lame Duck session in Congress it is looking more unlikely that congress will actually agree on a long term deal to avoid falling off the $600 Billion Fiscal Cliff on New Years Day. That is an average tax increase of $3,5000 for 90% of Americans that will take affect if Congress does not act. Speaker of the House John Boehner... read more

The politics of political humor

10/08/12 11:56AM

Political satire shows such as The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and even SNL, have moved beyond entertaining the viewer to now educating them on a political level. Many Americans, especially those in the younger demographic, get their daily political news from these late night news outlets in order to escape the real world but at the same... read more

The politics of political humor

The politics of political humor

10/08/12 11:21AM

Political satire shows such as The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and even SNL, have moved beyond entertaining the viewer to now educating them on a political level. read more

Steve Kornacki's latest Salon.com article: Joe Biden to the rescue?

10/08/12 09:18AM

It’s no guarantee that he’ll succeed, but the set-up is kind of perfect for Joe Biden: a chance to show tens of millions of Americans who watched in bafflement as President Obama rolled over for Mitt Romney in Denver what a real debater looks and sounds like.Later this week, Biden will share the stage with Paul Ryan for the vice presidential... read more

What are youth voters concerned about in 2012?

10/05/12 04:49PM

The new national unemployment number is 7.8%, a number much lower than expected.  The youth unemployment rate dropped as well but it is still at 11.8%.  On top of poor job outlook, the average college graduate is $28,600 in debt!  These students need to find good, stable jobs to pay off the education they just earned, and whoever takes over for... read more

The unemployment number is below 8%

10/05/12 04:46PM

The verdict is in. President Obama’s debate performance was a bust. There is no other way to look at it, Mitt Romney won and President Obama lost. However, what many expected to be a poor jobs report Friday turned into a stronger one than expected. read more

How to know if your child is being bullied

How to know if your child is being bullied

10/05/12 01:04PM

With October being national anti-bullying month it is important to remember that bullies come in all ages, shapes, and sizes. Did you know that 1 in 5 teens are bullied in school and 160,000 kids miss school every day beause they are too afraid of being attacked or intimated. But, if someone is willing to step in and intervene then there is a... read more

The unemployment number is below 8%

10/05/12 12:56PM

The verdict is in. President Obama’s debate performance was a bust. There is no other way to look at it, Mitt Romney won and President Obama lost. However, what many expected to be a poor jobs report Friday turned into a stronger one than expected. Unemployment fell to 7.8%, the lowest in four years and matching what it was when Obama took... read more

The next Oscar winner? Maybe not...

The next Oscar winner? Maybe not...

10/05/12 10:29AM

After listening to everyone pre-heap praise on The Master, and sitting through a rant of Touré extolling its many virtues... I knew I was going to see it. After all, "It's going to be nominated for a bunch of Oscars." A seminal film, with performances of a lifetime - they told me. Just wait 'til you see Philip Seymour Hoffman... read more

Steve Kornacki's latest Salon.com article: No, "moderate Mitt" isn't back

10/05/12 09:55AM

The news overnight was that Mitt Romney had decided to do a mea culpa for the secretly recorded “47 percent” remarks that rocked his campaign a few weeks ago, calling them “just completely wrong” in an interview with Sean Hannity.This came 24 hours after a debate in which Romney labored to present himself as more of a pragmatist than an... read more

The Spin Room

10/04/12 06:32PM

The political world is on fire today breaking down every aspect of last night's debate performances. Pundits must be getting dizzy from all the spin. But is it the spin that matters most? Is it what candidates say or what pundits say the candidates say that really matters?  We'll see as the week plays out. So far both the DNC and RNC... read more

Romney wins the debate but can he follow through?

Romney wins the debate but can he follow through?

10/04/12 05:48PM

There is no question about it. Mitt Romney is the clear winner of last night’s debate. All of the Cyclists, and snap polls, agreed as they watched Romney triumph over President Obama. Throughout the evening social media was going crazy as trends were occurring on Twitter and top mentions were happening on Facebook as we entered the first true... read more

Why is Lincoln so hot?

Why is Lincoln so hot?

10/04/12 05:44PM

The 1st real debate was between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglass where the two were vying for the Illinois State Senate seat in 1858. Abraham Lincoln actually lost that debate, and race, but it launched Lincoln into national exposure and helped him go on to become one of America's greatest Presidents, as referenced by President Obama... read more

Dan Rather picks apart Obama's puzzling performance

10/04/12 02:55PM

The legendary Dan Rather joined NOW w/ Alex Wagner, and he didn’t pull any punches talking about the president’s performance in last night’s debate in Denver. The host of Dan Rather Reports called it “very curious” and “very puzzling.” But he wasn’t alone in his confusion. It seemed to echo, though to a lesser degree in terms of passion, the... read more

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