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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,... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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

Toure's new TIME article: How To Read Political Racial Code

09/06/12 01:53PM

Part of my job when I speak about politics is to speak up for black people and say things black people need said. This mission has rarely felt so necessary as it has when racial code words recently entered the Presidential election. These code words are ancient racial stereotypes in slick, modern gear. They are linguistic mustard gas, sliding in... read more

The Cycle's Lineup

09/06/12 01:00PM

As we enter the bottom of the 6th of our political baseball analogy we are reviewing Former President Bill Clinton’s epic speech last night and previewing President Obama’s speech tonight. It is sure to be a packed show as the final day at Democratic National Convention starts in just a few short hours. Check out our full lineup and let us know... read more

Bill Clinton delivers DNC pitch for President Obama

Bill Clinton delivers DNC pitch for President Obama

09/06/12 11:54AM

With President Obama taking the stage to accept the Democratic nomination this evening we have entered the bottom of the 6th inning in our baseball analogy. According to the polls the game is tight and could go either way.Last night Former President Bill Clinton took the stage. Over the years President Clinton has spoken 7 times at Democratic... read more