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Scotland says 'no thanks' to independence — Scotland appears poised to remain a part of the United Kingdom, thanks to the results of a hotly contested ballot referendum that took place within the country's borders on Thursday. The question to be decided by the referendum was: "Should Scotland be an independent country?"

Should there be a Democratic Tea Party? — Krystal Ball goes one-on-one with rising progressive star Zephyr Teachout. She challenged Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) in the Democratic primary and shocked the incumbent by winning a majority of New York counties. Could a Hillary Clinton challenge...
Sep 18, 2014

RT @kenvogel: Asked if she'll challenge @SenSchumer, @ZephyrTeachout deflects, but says "I'm definitely going to run for ofc again"…

Sep 18, 2014

Asked if she'll challenge @SenSchumer, @ZephyrTeachout deflects, but says "I'm definitely going to run for ofc again"…

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A huge moment in Scottish history — Scots went to the polls on Thursday to vote whether or not to become an independent country

Rebecca Alexander shares lessons learned from losing sight, hearing — Peter Alexander's sister Rebecca Alexander joins to tell the story behind her new book "Not Fade Away." She shares what she's learned from having a rare genetic disorder that impacts her sight and hearing.

Is there a problem with the culture of the NFL? — Senior writer for Time, Sean Gregory, joins The Cycle to discuss whether the culture of the NFL needs to change.
Sep 18, 2014

Adrian Peterson's mom says he was preparing his son for "the real world." I hope no child ever lives in that world!

Big Chris Christie 'Bridgegate' news — WNBC reports that federal officials say prosecutors and the FBI have found no evidence that Gov. Chris Christie had any advanced knowledge of the George Washington Bridge lane closures. Rev. Sharpton discusses with MSNBC's Krystal Ball and the National Jo

Obamacare sea change: GOP governor boasts about ACA benefits — Earlier this year, the Republican game plan for health care was pretty straightforward: attack "Obamacare" constantly, make it the centerpiece of the 2014 cycle, and wait for the inevitable victories to roll in. The very idea that we'd see a Republican governor bragging about Affordable Care Act benefits - in the final stretch of a tough re-election campaign, no less - seemed hard to fathom.
Sep 18, 2014

RT @stevebenen vulnerable GOP governor campaigns on Obamacare benefits, successful implementation

Sep 18, 2014

Winds of change on healthcare: vulnerable GOP governor campaigns on Obamacare benefits, successful implementation

Being a narcissist-is it really all about me? — "The Narcissist Next Door" author, Jeffery Kluger, joins The Cycle to talk about his new book and what it really means to be a narcissist.

Police near Ferguson kill gunman — St. Louis County police shot and killed a man just miles from where last month's cop-killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri ripped a veil from what locals say is a regional problem between blacks and the police.
Sep 18, 2014

FYI: Police near Ferguson kill gunman in town where Officer Darren Wilson, Mike Brown's killer, once worked

Rand Paul slams 'barnacled enablers' of war in Senate barnburner — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul may have reluctantly joined GOP hawks in backing military action against the Islamic State, but he made clear in a barnburner speech Thursday that he does not support arming Syrian rebels as part of the effort.
Sep 18, 2014

Rand Paul slams ‘barnacled enablers’ of war in Senate barnburner…

Life in Iran, beyond the headlines — Iran, like any country, is first and foremost a land of civilians - a side of the country most Americans never usually get to see.

Occupy group buys, then cancels nearly $4 million of student debt — A group of activists struck a blow against America's mounting student loan crisis this week, announcing Tuesday that they had purchased and then immediately relinquished nearly $4 million in debt owed by thousands of Everest College students. Strike Debt, an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street with the mission of abolishing debt, purchased the loan obligations for about $107,000 entirely through donations.
Sep 18, 2014

Occupy Wall St buys, then cancels nearly $4 million of student debt great post by @bridgetmarie!

Women in Politics: College Edition - University of Iowa — Welcome to Women in Politics: College Edition, where promising women leaders in student government on college and university campuses across the country will be featured on over the course of the year. Carter Bell As part of a new series at msnbc, "Women of 2014," these hand-selected women become part of a larger discussion of women candidates and women's issues on a national level.