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NOW Today: What if?

03/28/12 07:05AM

Many of us at NOW took some form of Constitutional Law in college, so we're hesitant to assign too much stress on what happened in yesterday's Supreme Court oral arguments on the Affordable Care Act. But when the best legal minds in the country say that the health care law is in trouble, it does beg the question of just how Americans will react - on both sides of the aisle - if the Chief Executive's signature domestic program is deemed illegal. read more

Trending NOW

03/28/12 06:53AM

Today's one of those days with a few great stories that you don't see everyday.  All of them are trending in some form or another.Magid CPI: The Supreme Court's Momentous Test; JetBlue flight diverted, passengers say captain restrained; Supporters of Florida neighborhood watch shooter wary of speaking out, fearing public backlashGoogle: jetblue pilot; magic johnson; lotto numbersTwitter: LA Dodgers; #MostAnnoyingSaying; Happy Birthday Lady GaGaYouTube Politics: "Care" (WI) - Restore Our Future Billboard (Hot 100): We Are Young - fun. read more

Finding a Statesman

03/27/12 03:50PM

"While the president is overseas I think it's appropriate that people not be critical of him or our country."-Rep. John Boehner, (R-OH) House SpeakerSpeaker Boehner this morning keeping himself above the political rhetoric after President Obama's hot mic incident in South Korea. read more

NOW Today: Double bullpen day

03/27/12 07:03AM

Now that the Justices appears to be in agreement that they can here the case against the Affordable Care Act, all eyes remain on the Supreme Court as it hears two hours of argument against the individual mandate.  We've asked Savannah Guthrie to join us on set to talk about what will just be wrapping up in the Court, and we'll discuss how the left and the right prepare to spin whatever the Court's decision is in June.  (Yes, even Supreme Court decisions are spun these days in Washington).Another special guest: Andrea Mitchell, who will debut in the Bullpen live from Havana. read more

Trending NOW

03/27/12 06:49AM

On the big day for health care at the Supreme Court, plenty of interest on Google (plus a little distraction you might have heard about).Magid CPI: George Zimmerman's Account of Fight With Trayvon Martin Questioned; Obama defends missile comments; Obamacare in top court Google: obamacare; supreme court health care; tim tebow press conference Twitter: Bill Parcells; Rise & Grind; Happy Birthday Eve GagaYouTube Politics: American Crossroads: "Individual Mandate: Obama v. Obama" Billboard (Hot 100): We Are Young - fun. read more

Talking about race

03/26/12 02:53PM

"Race is an issue we can't afford to ignore... (there are) complexities of race in this country that we've never really worked through - a part of our union that we have not yet made perfect."- Senator Barack Obama, March 2008Four years later, President Obama is talking about the Trayvon Martin case. It's been one of the few moments race has come up for him as President. We asked our panel - does speaking about the Martin case show that he is moving the ball forward on the issue of race? Michael Eric Dyson says he's still playing defense. read more

NOW Today: 'Quit distorting my words!'

03/26/12 06:53AM

The pressure appears to be getting at Rick Santorum.This morning the former Pennsylvania Senator's decisive win in Louisiana is being overshadowed by what Mitt Romney's camp has dubbed a "Tantorum."  On Sunday Santorum said of Romney, "Pick any other Republican in the country, he is the worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama."  When he was asked to elaborate, Santorum snapped, telling a New York Times reporter, "Quit distorting my words.  It's bullsh**!"The Santorum campaign is doubling down, pushing back against Romney and not shying from the salty language. read more

Trending NOW

03/26/12 06:44AM

Big day for James Cameron...Magid CPI: Calls for justice rage on a month after Trayvon Martin's killing; 'Titanic' director reaches Earth's deepest point; Negative Supreme Court Decision Will Make Obamacare Appear a Mistake Google: tiger woods; madmen; james cameron Twitter: James Cameron; Heart Attack; Good MondayYouTube Politics: Obama 2012Billboard (Hot 100): We Are Young - fun. read more

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