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U.N. votes tomorrow on additional Syria sanctions

U.N. votes tomorrow on additional Syria sanctions

07/18/12 04:30PM

Today in Damascus rebels strike Assad’s inner circle: Assad’s brother-in-law, defense minister, and head of his crisis team have been confirmed dead.As the 17 month civil war rages on the rebels are taking full credit for the bombing and army helicopters retailed by firing on neighborhoods.  While there are reports that the White House says to stay away from it until after the November elections, Pentagon Chief Leon Panetta says we may not be able to wait. read more

A new idea to build retirement savings

A new idea to build retirement savings

07/18/12 10:59AM

In the latest installment of our “Future of Success” series – we took a look at the idea of creating a savings account for every child that’s born in the U.S.  Basically, when you’re born, you’re given not just a Social Security Number – but also what would be called an “American Stakeholder Account.”Here are the basics:  Anybody can contribute to your account, helping you save money  You can only get $2,000 in contributions each year           When you turn 18, you can have access to some of the money to put toward school or training  Once you start working 4% of every check goes into your ac read more

A conversation with Deborah Kenny

A conversation with Deborah Kenny

07/18/12 10:51AM

Deborah Kenny is the founder of the Harlem Village Academies, a network of five charter schools located in Harlem. She believes that any child can become an independent thinker and can learn to live a meaningful life. read more

S.E. Cupp latest Daily News Article: 'You didn't build that'

07/18/12 09:29AM

If what President Obama recently said is even remotely true, then the American Dream is merely an illusion.That’s because as I — and generations of Americans — have understood it, the individualism inherent in the promise of the American Dream and the collectivism being foisted on us by the White House can’t co-exist.The idea that you can start from nothing and become something through hard work and innovation is simply a part of the American Dream narrative we’ve all come to know. read more

Steve Kornacki's latest Salon.com article: The last guy Mitt wants in the news

07/18/12 09:24AM

Maybe there’ll come a time somewhere in the future when a Republican presidential candidate jumps at the chance to associate himself with George W. Bush, but we’re not anywhere near that point yet.In 2008, John McCain kept as much distance from the then-president as possible, appearing with him for a brief, perfunctory endorsement announcement at the White House and relegating him to a pre-taped video appearance at the GOP convention in St. Paul. read more

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

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