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Romney plays victim of ‘character assassination’

05/17/12 08:00PM

Mitt Romney spun his response to the Super PAC proposal to use Rev. Jeremiah Wright in attacks against President Obama, saying he too is a victim of a “character assassination.” The Hill columnist Karen Finney joins to discuss Romney’s response. watch

Parodying the "war on women"

05/17/12 03:53PM

On the show today, Alex spoke about the growing number of female Republicans who are pushing back on their party's so-called "war on women." The debate has made for some lively congressional hearings...and now a video from the comedians at Funny or Die that frames the war in a whole new way.    read more

NOW Today: Hoagie diplomacy

NOW Today: Hoagie diplomacy

05/17/12 07:03AM

The White House says another debt debacle is out of the question. But the resolve of the Republicans seems to suggest that outcome is very possible.The meeting at the White House yesterday (complete with a helping of hoagie sandwiches, which the President picked up himself) between the President and bipartisan political leaders ended with both sides insisting they would not be swayed from their convictions. read more

Trending NOW

05/17/12 06:49AM

Interesting to note that NATO is trending well before business begins there this weekend.Magid CPI: Medical examiner sets autopsy for Mary Kennedy, wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.; Facebook IPO: The new billionaires; Zimmerman: Trayvon Martin's last words were "it's over" Google: chuck brown; robert f kennedy; skechers shape ups Twitter: Chuck Brown; Another Day; NATO YouTube Politics: Governor Christie and Mayor Booker: Don't Worry, We've Got ThisBillboard (Hot 100): Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye Featuring Kimbra; Payphpne - Maroon 5 Featuring Wiz Khalifa; We Are Young - fun. read more

Wagner: 'King Joe' Biden is 'on fire'

Wagner: 'King Joe' Biden is 'on fire'

05/16/12 08:00PM

Vice President Joe Biden is on day two of his campaign pitch to voters in Ohio. Alex Wagner and her guests talk about Biden's appeal to working class voters, and how he compares to Mitt Romney watch

Can Congress compromise on debt ceiling...

Can Congress compromise on debt ceiling debate?

05/16/12 08:00PM

As the Congressional leadership gears up for a likely partisan battle over the nation's debt limit, North Dakota Sen. Kent Conrad, a Democrat who chairs the Senate Budget Committee, joins NOW w/ Alex Wagner to discuss the conflicting terms on how to... watch

Rust belt rhetoric

05/16/12 04:30PM

Vice President Biden showed today why the President may need him on the ticket this year. After a rough week and a half, and following some speculation in the press he could be dropped by the Obama campaign, the Vice President returned to the campaign trail today and delivered a personal and passionate pitch to Ohio voters. He spoke to blue collar workers on the floor of a Youngstown factory. read more

NOW that's a tie!

NOW that's a tie!

05/16/12 04:18PM

With former governors, a party chairman, and a Pulitzer Prize winner on today's show, you can imagine there were spirited discussions on pretty much every subject (case in point, the clip below). One of our guests, in particular, made a mark - none other than Fmr. Gov. Ed Rendell, whose tie took everyone aback in the green room.There you have it - not only initials and the ever-patriotic American flag - but a flag in the shape of his native Pennsylvania.He told us anyone can get a custom tie with a minimum order of about 150. read more

Got your 6

05/16/12 03:54PM

In military slang, “got your six” means “I’ve got your back.” And a recent publicity campaign, launched with the help of some well-known actors and entertainers, uses that phrase to draw attention to the two million or so Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans transitioning back to civilian life.For the last ten years, the U.S. has been at war in the Middle East, but for many here at home, it’s out of sight, out of mind. read more

NOW Today: Doubling down

05/16/12 06:53AM

It could be strategic, or it could be coincidental.Today President Obama will welcome lawmakers from both parties to the White House to discuss economic policy and the President's Congressional objectives. Top leaders from both sides will be in attendance, including Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Harry Reid, Sen. Mitch McConnell, and Speaker John Boehner.Just yesterday, though, Speaker Boehner signaled that despite the polite overture, little if any tension has eased between the parties over the budget. read more