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Firefighter flip-flop?

06/12/12 04:55PM

Mitt Romney was in the hot seat today for a comment he made Friday, that the message out of the Wisconsin recall election was that Americans didn't want bigger government, including more "firemen, policemen, and more teachers." Speaking from Council Bluffs, Iowa, he went on to say, "It's time for us to cut back on... read more

NOW Today: Back to the issues?

06/12/12 07:02AM

After a rough last week, the Obama campaign had hoped to turn the narrative around yesterday. It coincided with an in-depth look at what the President's second term might look like. Then the week suddenly started off with questions no one would have anticipated. But after it appeared Commerce Sec. John Bryson was dealing with a medical... read more

Trending NOW

06/12/12 06:43AM

While the Google trends make sense, hard to figure out what's happening on Twitter right now.Magid CPI: Coroner rules dingo really did take Australian baby in 1980; DOJ says it will sue Florida over voting rolls purge; WWDC 2012: Apple unveils iPhone and iPad Maps app and new Mac laptops Google: robin roberts; bryson; stanley cupTwitter:... read more

Obama, Romney take campaign shows on the road

Obama, Romney take campaign shows on the road

06/11/12 08:00PM

MSNBC’s Alex Wagner and the NOW panel discuss the latest updates in the 2012 horse race, from President Obama’s fundraisers to Mitt Romney’s bus tour. The NOW panel also talks about both candidates’ recent gaffes and walkbacks. watch

Swing State Edge?

Swing State Edge?

06/11/12 04:14PM

Today on the show, we talked about a new report from the Center for American Progress showing that the proportion of minorities is growing in swing states, and is expected to average a 2% increase from 2008. Meanwhile, the share of white working class voters is expected to shrink by 3% from 2008.After looking at the 2008 results, this could... read more

Jumping to conclusions?

Jumping to conclusions?

06/11/12 03:02PM

 Today on "NOW" our panel discussed how both sides of the political arena can be prone to jumping to conclusions, without necessarily knowing all the facts.This seems especially true in the Twitterverse.Karl Rove's super PAC, American Crossroads, tweeted this morning about a series of traffic accidents involving Commerce Secretary... read more

NOW Today: The fine line of 'doing fine'

06/11/12 06:57AM

We knew this was coming.The Romney campaign is out with a new ad this morning using President Obama's remark that "the private sector is doing fine" as a prime example that he's out of touch with the middle class. It was an unfortunate soundbite, part of the President's attempt at his impromptu Friday news conference to... read more

Will shifting demographics help or hurt...

Will shifting demographics help or hurt Obama?

06/10/12 08:00PM

A new poll shows shifting demographics of voters in swing states since 2008. MSNBC’s Alex Wagner and the NOW panel discuss what these changing numbers mean, and whether or not President Obama can still come out on top in battleground states come November. watch

Intel leaks stirs questions over political...

Intel leaks stirs questions over political motives

06/10/12 08:00PM

Investigation is pending over the national security leaks, but have Republicans already begun using it for political gain? MSNBC’s Alex Wagner and the NOW panel talk about the intel leaks and the White House’s pursuit of prosecuting those who’ve leaked... watch

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