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Steve Kornacki latest article: The choice Mitt didn't make

08/14/12 09:30AM

Three days after tapping Paul Ryan as his running-mate, Mitt Romneywill apparently anoint Chris Christie as the Republican convention’s keynote speaker later today. A good case can be made that he got these picks backwards.The early returns on his Ryan selection aren’t encouraging, at least if you’re a Republican. Before his selection, there was already evidence that he would be a polarizing presence on a national ticket. read more

The politics of drought

The politics of drought

08/14/12 08:30AM

Ordinarily, Congress easily passes an agriculture bill called the "farm bill," but that was before the worst Congress ever. This year, the Democratic Senate approved the measure, but House Republicans are blocking it, despite the assistance it would provide to drought-stricken farmers.Yesterday, President Obama was in Iowa, one of many states hard hit by the drought, and reminded voters of legislation that needs to pass. "Unfortunately right now, too many members of Congress are blocking the farm bill from becoming law," Obama said. "I am told that Gov. read more

Recapping the London Summer Olympics

Recapping the London Summer Olympics

08/13/12 05:05PM

For the past 2 weeks the Olympics has been a hot water cooler conversation so it should be no surprise that a day after the flame has been extinguished it is still all over the internet. On today's show we spoke to Summer Sanders, who is the most decorated U.S. Swimmer in 1992 Barcelona games, who is now a Yahoo! Sports Olympic Analyst. She joined the show from across the pond to recap the best moments from the London Summer Olympic games.  Be sure to tweet us your favorite moments.     read more

Per S.E. Web Extra with Mayor Booker

08/13/12 04:57PM

S.E. Cupp spent one morning during the hiatus with Mayor Cory Booker. The two of them share common ideas that if they focus on the areas where Republicans and Democrats agree then a lot more can be done in the political world.While Mayor Booker may be Newark’s Mayor he has become a national figure and we wanted to know why during our tour of Newark.   read more

The Cyclists discuss the Paul Ryan choice

The Cyclists discuss the Paul Ryan choice

08/13/12 04:51PM

 The Cycle is back after our 2 week hiatus and while most of us were absorbed in the Olympics there was other news going on.On Saturday Mitt Romney named Paul Ryan as his number 2. This afternoon the Congressman/VP pick had his first solo event, at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, while Romney campaigned in the battleground state of Florida. We brought in Politico’s National Political Reporter, David Catanese, to analyze the race. read more

Today's show lineup

08/13/12 11:39AM

Now that the Olympics are over The Cycle is back on today at 3pm after its 2 week hiatus. A lot has happened over the last 2 week's so we have a full lineup for today's show. David Catanese, National Political Reporter from Politico, joins the conversation to discuss the VP pickWe will have a full Olympic recap with Yahoo! Sports Olympic Analyst, Summer SandersS.E. Cupp spoke to Mayor Cory Booker over the breakThe creator of AMC's Breaking Bad, Vince Gilligan, joins the show to talk about the series read more

Obama camp jumps on Ryan's 'awkward' pledge to close tax shelters

08/13/12 10:49AM

The Obama campaign is jumping on what it calls an "awkward moment" from Sunday night's 60 Minutes joint interview of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.Trying to help explain why the richest Americans wouldn't pay a lower rate under Romney's plan, Ryan said: What we're saying is take away the tax shelters that are uniquely enjoyed by people in the top tax brackets so they can't shelter as much money from taxation, should lower tax rates for everybody to make America more competitive.(Watch the moment above.)That's not a proposal that Romney appears to have mentioned before. read more

Steve Kornacki's latest article: Ryan: Don't ask about my taxes, either

08/13/12 09:27AM

The Romney campaign made sure Paul Ryan was ready with an answer to the question everyone knew Bob Schieffer would ask in Sunday night’s “60 Minutes” interview: How many years of tax records did you provide during the V.P. search?It was a very exhaustive vetting process,” Ryan responded. “It’s a confidential vetting process, so there were several years. But I’m going to release the same amount of years that Governor Romney has.”And that would be how many, Schieffer asked?“Two. I’m going to be releasing two, which is what he’s releasing. read more