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NOW Today: Big money on both sides of 2012

05/22/12 07:15AM

There were estimates at the start of this presidential race suggesting that a record $3 billion would be spent. While it's too early to tell if those estimates were overblown, there sure is evidence to suggest we're inching toward that mark.Putting aside spending by Super PACs, which have infused unprecented influence in the race, both... read more

Trending NOW

05/22/12 06:47AM

The "Big Bain Backfire," as the Romney campaign is calling it, continues this morning with an ad neatly summarizing the issue on behalf of the GOP nominee.Magid CPI: Facebook stock slide puts new pressures on company; SpaceX Dragon becomes first private mission to ISS; Climber describes harrowing scene on Everest, where at least 4 are... read more

False convictions: 10,000 years in prison

05/21/12 09:53PM

Today during our "What Now" segment, we had a lively discussion about false convictions, and the toll they take on defendants' lives. Nearly 900 defendants wrongfully convicted of serious crimes in the U.S. in the past 23 years spent a combined total of more than 10,000 years in prison, according to a new database called the ... read more

Is attacking Bain a winning strategy?

Is attacking Bain a winning strategy?

05/21/12 08:00PM

MSNBC’s Alex Wagner and the NOW panel – Rolling Stones’ Eric Bates, the Wall Street Journal’s Carol Lee, Salon.com’s Joan Walsh, and The Daily Beast’s Patricia Murphy – discuss whether or not Team Obama’s attacks on Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital... watch

High School Congress

High School Congress

05/21/12 04:21PM

A new report shows that members of Congress speak more like high school sophomores than college graduates.According to the Sunlight Foundation, freshman Republicans speak at the lowest grade level. The worst offender: South Carolina Republican Mick Mulvaney, a Georgetown and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill grad, who speaks at a seventh... read more

New states, new voters

05/21/12 03:28PM

Team Obama is doing its best to turn Arizona, which the President lost by 8% in 2008, into a battleground state in 2012. One of the keys to doing that may be the campaign's ability to leverage Arizona's 2010 immigration law, S.B. 1070, and use it to galvanize Latino voters. read more

Cory Booker criticizes Obama campaign...

Cory Booker criticizes Obama campaign strategy

05/20/12 08:00PM

MSNBC’s Alex Wagner and the NOW panel – the Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart, author Wes Moore, Salon.com’s Joan Walsh, and the New Yorker’s Kelefa Sanneh – discuss Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s candid comments about the Obama campaign’s attack on... watch

Dharun Ravi sentenced to 30 days in jail

Dharun Ravi sentenced to 30 days in jail

05/20/12 08:00PM

Rutger’s student Dharun Ravi has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for bias intimidation in the death of his former roommate, Tyler Clementi. MSNBC’s Alex Wagner and the NOW panel discuss Ravi’s sentence and the culture of bullying in America. watch

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