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Return of Representative Weiner?

Return of Representative Weiner?

07/17/12 05:00PM

Do you remember Anthony Weiner?In case you forgot he was last seen apologizing for a bizarre photo sexting scandal as he resigned from Congress after an attempt at seduction that never worked.Well, he is back in the news as speculation circulates he will be running for the next NYC mayor or public advocate.So does he have any chance to win the election?We took it to our Spin Cycle to debate the issueAnd don’t forget to answer our Poll Question or tweet us at @thecyclemsnbc   read more

Can the power grid hold up?

Can the power grid hold up?

07/17/12 04:23PM

It is only appropriate that 110 years ago today the air conditioner was invented because boy do we need it now!From the massive heat wave that is smothering states across the country to the awful humidity making it feel hotter than it really is outside, Americans are cranking up their air conditioners .  To top that off ¾ of the country is exceptionally dry, making it the worst drought this generation has ever seen.All of this heat is straining our aging power grid. Just last month the D.C. area lost power for a week and it could have been much worse if the outage was not isolated. read more

The Future of Success: saving our kids from poverty

The Future of Success: saving our kids from poverty

07/17/12 10:49AM

Today is day 2 of our week long "The Future of Success" series where we are partnering with The Washington Monthly about a series of articles from their latest issue focusing on re-building the wealth in America. Phillip Longman will be joining the group to discuss his article "How To Save Our Kids From Poverty in Old Age". He discusses that every child born in the U.S. gets a Social Security number, so, going forward, every should should also get an American Stakeholder Account. read more

Is just getting a job enough?

Is just getting a job enough?

07/17/12 09:55AM

We started a series on "The Future of Success" yesterday with Paul Glastris, the Editor-in-Chief of the Washington Monthly. To open this month's issue, he helped pen a piece titled "Jobs Are Not Enough" - which seemed to pretty much touch 'em all on why 'just getting a job' isn't enough to get America back on track. As The Cycle's resident expert in unemployment - with two extremely long bids of joblessness on my record - it made sense that I produce this segment. read more

Steve Kornacki's latest Salon.com article: Why is it so hard to raise taxes on the rich?

07/17/12 09:47AM

For now, at least, top Democrats are sending signals that they’re united behind President Obama’s call to end the Bush-era tax rates for incomes over $250,000, and a new poll seems to back up their posture.44 percent of voters, according to a Pew survey released Monday, believe raising rates on such income would help the economy, with another 24 percent saying it would make no difference. In other words, nearly 70 percent of voters believe Obama’s plan would either have a positive or neutral effect on the economy, while only 22 percent think it would have a negative impact. read more

The return of Rep. Weiner?

The return of Rep. Weiner?

07/16/12 08:00PM

The Cycle hosts debate whether former Rep. Anthony Weiner can make a successful political comeback, and also discuss the controversy over free condoms in the... watch

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