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NOW Today: Welcome to the General

04/25/12 06:55AM

Last night Mitt Romney swept all five primary contests, leaving both Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul behind in the states they thought they might have a decent showing in. It's official: the former Massachusetts Governor is in full general election mode, a pivot that his campaign fully concedes. The initial read on Mitt Romney's "better America" speech last night was that it was his strongest address to date, and will likely encourage one-time reluctant conservatives to line up behind Romney, especially with their checkbooks.Make no mistake, Mitt Romney is still the conventional underdog. read more

Trending NOW

04/25/12 06:47AM

Why is Jimmy Fallon trending? Well, maybe because of this.Magid CPI: 2012 Election: Mitt Romney sweeps primaries in five states; World Peace hit with seven-game ban for elbow; Homeland Security's Napolitano faces questions from Congress on Secret Service Google: mad cow disease; jimmy fallon; andrew young Twitter: Rupert Murdoch; Jimmy Fallon; Google Drive YouTube Politics: Mitt Romney & Rudy Giuliani: A match made in heaven... Billboard (Hot 100): Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye Featuring Kimbra; We Are Young - fun. read more

Romney sweeps primary races, Gingrich to...

Romney sweeps primary races, Gingrich to drop out

04/24/12 08:00PM

NBC News is reporting that Newt Gingrich is expected to drop out of the presidential race next week after his opponent, Mitt Romney, swept five primary contests on Tuesday night, taking one step closer toward clinching the Republican nomination. watch

Tip to the Wags?

04/24/12 03:05PM

If you thought you saw NOW on a different channel last night, your eyes were not lying. In the Colbert Report's "Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger" segment, Stephen Colbert went digging into the NOW vault and pulled a clip from our Aprill 11th show. Alex was discussing a controversial Arizona bill that redefines pregnancy as beginning two weeks before conception. In Colbert's mind, those pro-life Republicans redefined themselves as "pre-life."Check out the segment below (NOW clip at 2:35). Colbert, we tip our hats to you and your staff for tuning in. read more

NOW Today: Goodbye Gingrich?

04/24/12 07:00AM

You might not know it - but there's actually several primaries today, with hundreds of delegates up for grabs. Funny how quickly things can change in a primary fight.Technically, of course, there are still three GOP contenders vying for the nomination.  While Ron Paul isn't expected to bow out of the race anytime soon (if ever), we do expect Newt Gingrich to hang his hat at some point. read more

Trending NOW

04/24/12 06:45AM

Well Mr. Cameron - good luck!Magid CPI: James Cameron and Investors Seek to Lasso and Mine an Asteroid; Ex-US presidential hopeful John Edwards goes on trial; 2012 Election: Romney could shut out remaining GOP rivals in next primary round Google: john edwards; jennifer hudson; nfl draft Twitter: Happy Pretending Day; James Murdoch; Good Morning TweepsYouTube Politics: From 'Hope' to Hypocrisy: The Senator Who Became A SelloutBillboard (Hot 100): Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye Featuring Kimbra; We Are Young - fun. read more

Federal vs. State: Round Two

04/23/12 08:42PM

Monday marked the two-year anniversary of Arizona’s controversial immigration law, known as S.B. 1070, and on Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments as to whether it goes too far.The law requires police officers to check the immigration status of people they stop and suspect of being in the country illegally. read more

Candidates battle for youth, Congress

Candidates battle for youth, Congress

04/23/12 08:00PM

In 2008, President Obama successfully courted the millennial vote, but will he have trouble come this November? MSNBC’s Alex Wagner and the NOW panel – the New York Times’ Jodi Kantor, Politico’s Maggie Haberman, and BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith – discuss the... watch