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Who can save the U.S. economy?

Who can save the U.S. economy?

05/15/12 03:24PM

President Obama and Mitt Romney are fighting to claim the title of Economic Savior. Today on ABC's "The View," the President said that while issues like marriage equality are important, "what's going to determine the election is the economy." A new USA Today/Gallup poll finds voters believe that things are improving: 71% say the economy is "poor" right now, but 58% percent believe it will be "good" next year. read more

Why 'aloof' Obama is staying competitive in 2012

Why 'aloof' Obama is staying competitive in 2012

05/15/12 03:09PM

Nearly every day on the program, Alex and the panel discuss the factors fueling the Presidential horse race, and occasionally the conversation trends toward the personal. In other words, the focus turns to the man, not the candidate. And while it makes for a good talking point, we often overlook its actual impact on an election. One opinion piece that addresses this (and had the NOW team talking about in our planning meeting today) is that of The New York Times’ David Brooks. read more

NOW Today: Long live Ron Paul

05/15/12 06:53AM

Is Ron Paul through?Or is that a stupid question? He's no longer going to "actively campaign" in upcoming primary contests (yes, there are still some states yet to vote). But his campaign denies the Paul campaign is being "suspended," the fate followed by all of Mitt Romney's other GOP challengers. Truth be told, Ron Paul was always a different candidate - with a different strategy and, some say, a different goal. What's remarkable is that Ron Paul is amassing delegates, the product of devoted supporters that have turned out at state conventions and haggled for votes.So what's the end game? read more

Trending NOW

05/15/12 06:44AM

Mitt Romney's campaign hit back at the President's ad against Bain pretty quick - that's the convenience of profiling a company that has come up again and again over Romney's political career. read more

Ron Paul’s threat to Romney’s campaign

Ron Paul’s threat to Romney’s campaign

05/14/12 08:00PM

Ron Paul is scaling back his efforts on the campaign trail, but he’s not out of the race entirely. MSNBC’s Alex Wagner and the NOW panel discuss Ron Paul’s candidacy and what his presence in the GOP primary has done to Mitt Romney. watch

'God bless Britain'?

'God bless Britain'?

05/14/12 08:00PM

What NOW?!: The UK pushback on "God bless Britain," weapon-concealing garments, and why sleepwalking is more common than you may think. watch

Trending NOW

05/14/12 06:49AM

Another week, but the top 3 New York Times fiction best sellers remain the same.Magid CPI: Gay marriage: Newsweek calls Obama 'The First Gay President' on cover; Georgia student likely to lose fingers to flesh-eating infection; JP Morgan executives 'set to leave' after $2bn loss Google: edge of darkness; jamie dimon; memorial day Twitter: Hello Monday; JP Morgan; Have A Good DayYouTube Politics: #MothersDayBillboard (Hot 100): Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye Featuring Kimbra; We Are Young - fun. read more

Obama dubbed ‘first gay president’

Obama dubbed ‘first gay president’

05/13/12 08:00PM

Newsweek has dubbed President Obama as “the first gay president,” but many are criticizing Obama by saying his support for marriage equality is meaningless without the legislation to back it up. MSNBC’s Alex Wagner and the NOW panel debate what Obama’s... watch

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