NOW Today: Confronting the tough issues

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While we’ve spent a lot of time talking about the 2012 horse race, we’re reminded today of some of the serious policy issues that are going on. Yesterday President Obama addressed pro-Israel lobbying group AIPAC saying he would not tolerate a nuclear Iran.  The conference continues today and is a stark reminder of the volatility in the Middle East, the “loose talk of war” that has permeated the discussion, and the risks facing the U.S. given overseas instability.  We’ve got a panel with perspective to discuss those issues as well as tomorrow’s nominating contests in the context of some astounding national and local polling.

PANEL

Eric Bates, Editor, Rolling Stone

Dan Rather, “Dan Rather Reports,” HDNet (@danratherreport)

P.J. Crowley, Fmr. State Dept. Spokesman (@pjcrowley)

Becky Quick, CNBC (@beckyquickcnbc)

GUESTS

Ryan Lizza, The New Yorker (@ryanlizza)

Mark Halperin, TIME/msnbc Sr. Political Analyst (@markhalperin)

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NOW Today: Confronting the tough issues

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