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NOW Today: That other branch of government

03/23/12 06:53AM

Remember that other branch of government?With all the talk about 2012 and the Supreme Court's hearing of the health care law next week, the spotlight has definitely been off America's beloved Congress.  We thought it was about time to take a look at what's on the table and how it ties into presidential politics (no surprise here, the two work hand in hand).We also have Jesse Benton, chairman of the Ron Paul campaign, to talk about today's planned money bomb and a Vice President Paul - the admitted goal of that campaign at this point.Later in the show, a look at gun control. read more

Trending NOW

03/23/12 06:45AM

Welcome to Friday!Magid CPI: Trayvon Martin: Police chief in Trayvon Martin case to step down; Cocaine, heart disease played role in Houston's death; Frence Shootings: French gunman Mohammed Merah shot dead in police raid Google: al sharpton; hunger games; etch a sketch Twitter: Finally Friday; Family Matters; RueYouTube Politics: President Obama Signs To Deaf Fan Billboard (Hot 100): We Are Young - fun. read more

Looking at the troop count

Looking at the troop count

03/22/12 04:06PM

This chart shocked us today.  When you see it in this form, it makes it even more baffling that the war in Afghanistan has become tougher in it's second half. read more

NOW Today: Can you say "coalesce"?

03/22/12 06:58AM

Some of us here at NOW are getting distracted by the headlines in the Sports section today - which, actually, have taken over the front page of this morning's New York Times.  But, to be fair, there is quite a bit of 2012 to discuss.Not only has Jeb Bush endorsed Romney, but Tea Party giant FreedomWorks has dropped its opposition to Mitt Romney.  Can you say "coalesce?"  We'll talk about how many days are left in these primary fights.  We'll also talk energy as the President is slated to speak right before NOW about Keystone on his 4-day energy tour. read more

Trending NOW

03/22/12 06:49AM

Etch A Sketch's parent company couldn't be happier with the flub from the Romney campaign yesterday, putting out a statement that said in part: "Happy to see Etch A Sketch, an American classic toy, is DRAWING attention with political candidates...A profound toy, highly recognized and loved by all, is now SHAKING up the national debate."Yeah.Magid CPI: Trayvon Martin Case: NAACP wants police chief in Trayvon case fired; Officials: No word from suspect in French killings; Mysterious booms baffle officials in eastern Wisconsin Google: romney etch a sketch; tebow jets; mark sanchez Twitter: Toulou read more

More troops in Afghanistan?

More troops in Afghanistan?

03/21/12 08:00PM

P.J. Crowley, former Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, talks with MSNBC’s Alex Wagner and the NOW panel about the current discussion to... watch

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