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Steve Kornacki latest article: Barack Obama is winning

09/10/12 09:10AM

The final evidence isn’t in yet, but there are strong indicators that Barack Obama received a real boost from the Democratic convention – bigger than the paltry bump Mitt Romney got out of his party’s gathering and potentially big enough to push Obama’s national lead to heights not seen since Romney emerged from the GOP primaries back in the spring.Gallup’s daily trendline, which remained flat during and immediately after the Republican convention, has spiked in Obama’s favor over the last few days; as of Sunday afternoon, his lead was five points. read more

Photo Finish: London 2012 Paralympics

Photo Finish: London 2012 Paralympics

09/08/12 01:32PM

In case you haven't heard, this weekend marks the official end of the London Olympics. If you thought the games ended on August 12 you were sadly mistaken. August 29th marked the opening of the London Paralympics, with another dazzling display of artistry and pyrotechnics in recognition of the 4,200 athletes representing 166 countries. Yet, as inconspicuous as the games began, so shall they end with the limited media coverage they have been given.   read more


The Base Appeal

09/07/12 05:00PM

It's been a long time since I was excited about politics. I won't be melodramatic and say it's been "a full four years," but it's been more than two... read more

Toure TV: Democratic Ideals

09/07/12 04:26PM

By expanding "liberty and the pursuit of happiness to Americans" who have no always encountered it, the Obama administration, according to Cycle host Toure, has "lived up to the promise of the Democratic Party." read more

Steve Kornacki talks to Governor Dukakis

09/07/12 01:53PM

In 1988 Michael Dukakis was the Democratic nominee for President, and at the DNC that fall Bill Clinton took the stage to deliver his first convention speech. In case you missed Steve Kornacki’s rant on Wednesday (insert link) he referred back to this debacle of a speech and shows how President Clinton has come a long way since then.Wednesday, while at the Democratic Convention, Steve Kornacki had a chance to meet up with Dukakis who after the 1988 DNC had a 17-point lead. Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough to give him the presidency. George H. W. read more

Today's Cycle Lineup

09/07/12 01:48PM

It's Jobs Report Friday! With the unemployment rate falling to 8.1% and the inspirational speeches that came out of the Democratic National Convention this week we have a full packed show today. Don’t forget to tweet us during the show @thecyclemsnbc After the release of the unemployment rate, is the glass half empty or half full? Our favorite duo, Peter Morici and Jared Bernstein, are back to answer that question.What was your favorite aspect of last night’s Democratic National Convention? read more

The Base Appeal

The Base Appeal

09/07/12 11:51AM

It's been a long time since I was excited about politics. I won't be melodramatic and say it's been "a full four years," but it's been more than two...Maybe it's working at msnbc, where I'm constantly pilloried with political soundbites, promises, attacks, double-crossing, double-talk, and double demagoguery. Maybe it's my age, you get to 28 and you have to put some childish naivete away. You stop believing in the conquering hero, and the knight in shining armor. read more

Steve Kornacki latest article: Will Obama get a real bounce?

09/07/12 09:39AM

With apologies to Joe Biden, the next few days could literally determine whether political conventions as we’ve come to know them will endure through the next presidential election cycle.The old purpose of conventions – to choose a candidate by bringing together delegates loyal to local, state and regional power-brokers in a days-long process that often required multiple ballots to settle – gave way to modern, tightly scripted infomercial model a generation or two ago. read more

Am I better off now?

09/06/12 05:06PM

With the election charging towards us, and both candidates on their respective tour routes - there's a question we're hearing a lot: "Are you better off than you were four years ago?" Obama is going to ask you. Romney is going to ask you. msnbc is going to ask you. FOXNews is going to ask you. It's a loaded question. You aren't supposed to know if they mean financially, culturally, spiritually... It isn't specified if gay rights, or health care, or the military are supposed to be considered. Vagueness by design. read more

Final Spin: President Clinton hits it out of the park

Final Spin: President Clinton hits it out of the park

09/06/12 04:52PM

It was the speech that mesmerized the Democrats and hopefully swayed Independents to President Obama’s side come November. For the 7th time, former President Bill Clinton addressed the convention of Democratic delegates in a speech that lasted 49-minutes, which to some may have seem long but our very own Krystal Ball couldn’t get enough. Find out what S.E. Cupp thought in our Final Spin.  read more

One-On-One with Governor Dukakis

09/06/12 04:46PM

Steve Kornacki caught up with Governor Dukakis while at the Democratic National Convention. Here is a portion of his interview and be sure to check back for the full interview.     read more