The Des Moines Register gave its support to Mitt Romney on Saturday. While pundits usually debate the value of endorsements, the Cycle hosts discuss why this endorsement matters. Kathie Obradovich of the Des Moines Register also joins to explain the... watch
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
Marine Cpl. Nicholas Kimmel lost both legs and his left arm in an explosion during his second tour in Iraq-- but that didn’t stop him from throwing one right over the plate to start off the Detroit Tigers-San Francisco Giants Game 2.... read more
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
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
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
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.
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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
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
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
Boy bands have tours and billboards; presidential candidates have campaign trails and polls. Both often lack substance, yet are filled with sound bites that become sensationalized public distractions.... read more
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
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
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
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.