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Steve Kornacki's latest Salon.com article: Why is it so hard to raise taxes on the rich?

07/17/12 09:47AM

For now, at least, top Democrats are sending signals that they’re united behind President Obama’s call to end the Bush-era tax rates for incomes over $250,000, and a new poll seems to back up their posture.44 percent of voters, according to a Pew survey released Monday, believe raising rates on such income would help the economy, with another 24 percent saying it would make no difference. In other words, nearly 70 percent of voters believe Obama’s plan would either have a positive or neutral effect on the economy, while only 22 percent think it would have a negative impact. read more

The return of Rep. Weiner?

The return of Rep. Weiner?

07/16/12 08:00PM

The Cycle hosts debate whether former Rep. Anthony Weiner can make a successful political comeback, and also discuss the controversy over free condoms in the... watch

Feminism for a new generation of Women

Feminism for a new generation of Women

07/16/12 05:10PM

Today, the gang was joined by Caitlin Moran, a UK bestselling author, to discuss her book How to be a Woman. The book tackles issues like uncomfortable shoes, brazilian waxes, strip clubs, babies and boys with cheeky wit and sneaks in serious questions about feminism today.  Caitlin is an experienced journalist and a hilarious pundit on women’s issues. Check out the conversation and let us know what you think @thecyclemsnbc.  read more

Washington Monthly: The Future of Success

07/16/12 04:48PM

Today we talked to Paul Glastris of the Washington Monthly who explained why jobs may not be enough to turn the economy around. In order to actually recover from the devastating unemployment rate we need to do more than the lower the 8%.All week we will be working with the Washington Monthly on their series of essays that were published in this month’s issue under the banner of “The Future of Success.” These are solution based articles to save our republic.For the first day we are talking Jobs with Paul Glastris: read more

Secretary Clinton wraps up her 2 week overseas tour

Secretary Clinton wraps up her 2 week overseas tour

07/16/12 04:42PM

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is currently on her way home from a two week foreign tour which took her to nine countries and covered topics ranging from Afghanistan, Syria, Mideast peace and the Arab Spring.  Since Hillary’s last visit to Israel, 22 months ago, the Arab Spring has changed the region- especially when it comes to the peace deal between Egypt and Israel that has been in place for three decades. When Hillary was in Egypt this past weekend crowds booed and chanted “Monica! Monica!” as her motorcade was pelted with tomatoes, shoes, and water bottles. read more

The future of success

The future of success

07/16/12 01:28PM

Today we are launching a series for this week where we will be examining a series of essays from The Washington Monthly under the banner of “the future of success.” The basic theme is that while the American people and the political parties focus may be creating jobs, in order for us to actually recover we need to do more than lower the 8% unemployment rate. read more

Today's guest spot: Caitlin Moran

Today's guest spot: Caitlin Moran

07/16/12 10:12AM

During today's guest spot we will be talking to Caitlin Moran about her UK bestseller, How To Be A Woman, that will be released in the U.S. tomorrow.The book about a 13 year old girls quest to what it means to be a woman in today's world tackles the real issues teenage girls face with a humorous twist. Be sure to tune in at 3pm et for the full conversation and let us know what you think @thecyclemsnbcExcerpt:I have no idea what to wear to a strip club. It’s one of the biggestwardrobe crises of my life.“What are you wearing?” I ask Vicky on the phone.“Skirt. read more

Steve Kornacki's latest Salon.com article: Mitt's "retroactive" escape

07/16/12 09:31AM

Without a doubt, the quote of the weekend was provided by Ed Gillespie, one of Mitt Romney’s top advisors, who tried to explain the candidate’s departure from Bain Capital by noting that he’d “retired retroactively.”The mockery was immediate and intense on Twitter, even though Gillespie wasn’t technically breaking any new ground. “Retroactive” is actually the correct way to characterize Romney’s retirement from Bain, the result of a 2002 severance agreement that declared February 1999 to be the date of his departure.Politically, though, Gillespie’s phraseology is problematic for two reasons. read more

msnbc's New Digital Home: Coming in 2013

MSNBC's New Digital Home: Coming in 2013

07/15/12 09:37PM

What happened?In 1996 Microsoft and NBC Universal joined forces to form msnbc. Since then, msnbc.com has delivered a powerful combination of NBC News, msnbc TV programming, and original reporting. On July 16, 2012, NBC Universal assumed full control of the partnership, and the online home for the award-winning journalism of NBC News will now be called NBCNews.com.What does this mean for msnbc? In essence, nothing has changed with msnbc TV on cable or online. Everything about who we are and what we stand for will still be available for you, right here where you’ve always found it. read more

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