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The importance of the young vote

The importance of the young vote

08/16/12 05:45PM

How important is the young vote? We all know that 2008 was a record year for the youth voter turnout, but will they show up again. In 2008, young people were out and proud with 66% of their vote going to President Obama.Four years later and the President does not have those boyish looks he had in 2008. With some gray hairs, a little less pep in his step, the recession hitting hard President Obama may not get the young vote he had.  So how can these young voters be reachedWe ask our very own young gun, Connor Toohill that question.  read more

The Political week that was....

The Political week that was....

08/16/12 05:00PM

A lot has happened this week in the world of politics so we The Cycle need to bring in a special guest to discuss the political week that was. On tomorrow's show comedian Kamau Bell joins the conversation to discuss all the political happenings from Romney naming Ryan as his VP to the campaign battle between the Republicans and Democrats.Kamau is the host of FX's new show Totally Biased, was named one of the Top 10 Best Comedy Albums of the year by iTunes and Punchline Magazine, and a Time OUT NY critic's pick in the 2010 NY Comedy Festival.Be sure to tune in Friday at 3pm for the full convers read more

Today's Lineup

08/16/12 02:15PM

It’s Thursday which means it is time for some political baseball. Now that the ballot has been set we are in the 5th inning where anything can happen. We are talking political issues, young voters, and why we love all cell phones. Check out the full rundown below and be sure to tweet us during the 3pm hour and let us know what you thinkPolitical Baseball- Politico, Money and Politics Reporter, Dave Levinthal joins the conversation to discuss the race. Are Vice President Biden and Paul Ryan taking center stage in the Presidential race?Will the GOP praising the Clinton's backfire in 2016? read more

Marijuana: The new green economy?

Marijuana: The new green economy?

08/16/12 12:20PM

Yesterday we had Doug Fine on the show, author of "Too High to Fail."He told us that weed can help us out of the recession, young-liberal porn if I've ever seen it. His reasoning is sound, by keeping marijuana illegal we're essentially shunning billions of dollars for our economy in production, sales, and taxes. He also uses it as a way to back into an attack on the war on drugs, which has cost this country a trillion dollars over the last 40 years. read more

The Party is Over

The Party is Over

08/16/12 10:33AM

During today’s guest spot we are talking to author, Mike Lofgren, about his book The Party is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got Shafted. read more

Steve Kornacki's latest Salon.com article: Clinton revisionism will cost the right

08/16/12 09:37AM

The controversy over the “chains” metaphor that Joe Biden used in a speech earlier this week has given Republicans another excuse to engage in one of their favorite Obama-era past-times: Talking up the Clintons.In this case, it’s Hillary who is the subject of their rhetorical largesse, with several Republicans claiming that Biden’s comment should prompt President Obama to make a running-mate switch.Sarah Palin, for instance, branded Biden’s remark “disgusting” during a Fox News appearance Tuesday night and said, “If that’s not the nail in the coffin, really, the strategists there in the Obama read more

Midway point for 2012 race

Midway point for 2012 race

08/15/12 08:00PM

Politico’s Dave Levinthal explains whether or not both parties are too concerned about appealing to their bases that they’ve forgotten the middle. watch

Ball: ‘I like Ayn Rand’

Ball: ‘I like Ayn Rand’

08/15/12 08:00PM

The Cycle host Krystal Ball explains that what she took from Ayn Rand’s novels was that idea to “not compromise your integrity on things that matter, fight... watch

The 2012 Drought affects all of us

The 2012 Drought affects all of us

08/15/12 06:11PM

The U.S. is experiencing the worst drought in 50 years. Nearly half of the corn crop in this country has gone dry and in bad shape, pushing corn prices up to all time high this week. That is not the only crop affected by the drought. For a family of 4 we are talking $300 extra spent at the grocery store this year alone! NBC’s Janet Shamlian is in Fort Worth, Texas today. Here is what she had to say read more

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