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'The Cycle' lineup

08/21/12 01:52PM

With all the news circulating today The Cycle is one not to miss. Our Spin Cycle debates the hot issue if Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) should end his Senate bid and we take a look inside the Obama Administration. read more

Tale of the Tape

Tale of the Tape

08/21/12 12:37PM

On today's show Glenn Thrush, Politico Senior White House Reporter and Author of the ebook Obama's Last Stand, will be joining the conversation. In his book Glenn talks about the internal battle raging within the Obama administration. Be sure to tune in at 3pm for the full conversation as our hosts will ask him the tough questions on everyone's mind. read more

Today's Guest Spot: Matt Miller

Today's Guest Spot: Matt Miller

08/21/12 10:45AM

Matt Miller joins the table today to discuss his latest Washington Post article The Rise of the Drawbridge Republicans.  Matt discusses how unusual it is to have a Republican ticket with the top priority being cutting taxes on the rich, like them, while raising taxes on everyone else and cutting programs that serve the less fortunate.Be sure to tune in at 3pm for the full conversation with Matt and let us know what you think @thecyclemsnbc read more

Mike and Patti's boys, making a scene in public...

Making it work

08/21/12 10:08AM

Yesterday we had Lynn Toler (AKA the Judge from Divorce Court) on to discuss her new book, "Making Marriage Work."Now I can't lie - if ever there was a woman to give you the hard truth, it's Lynn Toler. Have you seen the show? I called her ma'am and "Your Honor" when talking into her earpiece, for fear of being held in contempt. But my strong fear of her aside, she came on the show to hammer home a few basic values for all the married (and even unmarried) people out there. Paramount of which was this: Love is not enough. read more

Steve Kornacki's latest article: Calling the GOP's bluff

08/21/12 09:27AM

Todd Akin was a no-show on Piers Morgan’s CNN show last night, leading the host to call him “a gutless little twerp” and to put a shot of an empty chair on the screen throughout the program. But Akin’s last-minute decision to back out of the interview apparently doesn’t mean he’s decided to back out of Missouri’s Senate race.Instead, he’s up with a new ad today in which he issues a direct apology to viewers for his comments about “legitimate rape” over the weekend:Rape is an evil act. I used the wrong words in the wrong way, and for that I apologize. read more

Countdown to the RNC

Countdown to the RNC

08/20/12 08:00PM

With just six days left until the Republican National Convention, Matt Miller breaks down the issues which will be covered in Tampa, Florida. watch

Chains vs Change

08/20/12 02:56PM

  The Cycle host Steve Kornacki sat down with Governor Deval Patrick and discussed the political campaign and the state of Washington, DC. Check out the full conversation from today's package.  read more

A trip to the Paul Tsongas Center

08/20/12 02:48PM

By Steve KornackiIf I’d been older, if I’d been smarter, if I’d ever actually watched a presidential campaign before, or if I’d been raised almost anywhere else in the country, I probably wouldn’t have paid much attention when Paul Tsongas decided to run for president.But this was the spring of 1991, I was in sixth grade, I’d just been bitten by the political bug (after playing the Democratic candidate in our class’s mock Massachusetts gubernatorial election the previous fall), and – most importantly – the Tsongas family home was only a few miles from mine. read more

Today's Cycle Lineup

08/20/12 01:34PM

Happy Monday! Be sure to check out the great lineup we have in store for today's show and tweet us during the show @thecyclemsnbc letting us know your thoughts. The Great Divide: A new study from the Washington Post & the Kaiser Family Foundation shows the divide between Republicans and Democrats has never been wider. Peyton Craighill joins the conversation to answer the question: is it to late to bridge the gap?Is Rep. Todd Akin out? Our Spin Cycle debates the hottest topics of today.Author Lynn Toler joins the table to discuss how to make your marriage work. read more