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C'est importante: Why France's presidential elections matter

04/23/12 04:02PM

By Jacqueline CalayagFrance’s Nicolas Sarkozy is in danger of becoming the nation’s first one-term president in more than 30 years. Sarkozy narrowly lost Sunday’s first round of elections to Socialist candidate Francois Hollande. A runoff election will be held May 6th.Hollande garnered 28.6% of the vote to Sarkozy’s 27.2%. Coming in third, with nearly 1 in 5 votes (17.9%) was Marine Le Pen of the far-right, anti-immigration National Front Party.  News outlets in the U.S. read more

NOW Today: Two years later

04/23/12 06:47AM

On Friday's show we spoke to Fmr. Florida Governor Charlie Crist (I), who discussed the ongoing effects of the BP oil spill, which is marking its two-year anniversary.  We discussed the myriad evidence suggesting the effects of the spill are still very much a factor in the Gulf, and how the recovery effort is progressing.Today, the former administrator of the BP claims facility, Ken Feinberg, joins the show. read more

Trending NOW

04/23/12 06:36AM

The start of many probable days of John Edwards news begins today.Magid CPI: Zimmerman released from jail in Trayvon Martin case; French election heads to run-off; Opening arguments set to begin in Edwards trial Google: colorectal cancer; john edwards; ted nugent Twitter: John Edwards; George Zimmerman; EuropeYouTube Politics: Ron Paul Walks In @ Soldiers & Sailor's Memorial Hall - 4/20/12Billboard (Hot 100): Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye Featuring Kimbra; We Are Young - fun. read more

What does the GOP stand for?

What does the GOP stand for?

04/22/12 08:00PM

MSNBC’s Alex Wagner and the NOW panel – Studio 360’s Kurt Andersen, The Nation’s Ari Melber, The Daily Beast’s Michelle Goldberg, and author Catherine Crier ... watch

The Cost of Congress

04/20/12 04:34PM

How much would you pay to fund gridlock? Well, one statistic that we didn't get to today shows that it costs taxpayers more than $53,000 per day to fund the House, according to a Congressional Research Service Report from last year. That boils down to about $8,400 per hour. But according to Roll Call, those numbers don’t include the salaries of lawmakers so Congress’ daily rate is likely far higher. House members earn a base salary of $174,000 a year. For Speaker John Boehner, tack on $49,500.But Americans don’t seem all that pleased with what they’re paying for. read more

'Making Liberty Sexy?' Ron Paul: Game on!

'Making Liberty Sexy?' Ron Paul: Game on!

04/20/12 03:27PM

By Jacqueline CalayagRon Paul might not garner enough votes to get the GOP nomination, but he could still become president, in his very own video game! “Ron Paul REVOLution” is the brainchild of 27-year-old video game developer and co-founder Daniel Williams.  Williams says he and his partners are dedicated to “making liberty sexy.” And what better way to do that than an old school-looking video game? read more

A question of character

04/20/12 03:10PM

Peggy Noonan has a column out today on why a majority of citizens believe America is on the wrong track -- 59% of people, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Noonan writes the gloomy outlook is not so much a result of the economy. read more