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Chinese dissident calls for US asylum

Chinese dissident calls for US asylum

05/02/12 08:00PM

After blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng asked for asylum on Thursday upon leaving the US embassy in China, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State P.J. Crowley joins NOW with Alex Wagner, along with Daily News columnist S.E. Cupp, former... watch

Bachmann to endorse Romney

Bachmann to endorse Romney

05/02/12 08:00PM

Former GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is slated to endorse her former competitor Mitt Romney on Thursday. The NOW panelists discuss her endorsement and the fallout after an openly-gay foreign policy spokesman for the Romney campaign made... watch

Capitol dysfunction

05/02/12 05:26PM

The title of Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein's new book aptly sums up the atmosphere in Washington: "It's Even Worse Than it Looks."Mann, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Ornstein, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, spoke with Alex today and argued that the Republican party is largely to blame for the gridlock gripping our nation's capital. read more

Lamination alert: Ryan budget cheat sheet

Lamination alert: Ryan budget cheat sheet

05/02/12 04:16PM

On Monday's installment of NOW, we discussed New York magazine writer Jonathan Chait's (excellent and very informative) article "The Legendary Paul Ryan." A lot has been said about the Ryan budget -- and, no doubt, a lot more will be said -- by folks on both sides of the aisle. While there remain many mysteries and unanswered questions regarding the specifics of Ryan's plan, Chait highlights a key component of the budget: programs for the poor are one fifth of the federal budget -- but they absorb 62% of Ryan's cuts. read more

No more monkeying around...

05/02/12 03:00PM

Despite repeated promises to campaign until the bitter end, Newt Gingrich finally faced reality and decided to suspend his bid for the presidency. The race never did become a choice between "Newt and non-Newt," as Mr. Gingrich once believed it would, but that didn't stop him from capturing a large share of the spotlight. Take a look at Newt's greatest hits from the past year: read more

Calling all fans of Alex & Alec

05/02/12 09:02AM

Alec Baldwin came into 30 Rock last night to meet one Alex Wagner on the set of "The Last Word" in Studio 3K. His take on the GOP: "Things for these guys aren't going that well...they're getting scared." It only gets better from that point forward. read more

NOW Today: Farewell, Newt

05/02/12 07:00AM

We invited Rick Tyler on the show today to help us bid farewell to Newt Gingrich, who is out with a goodbye YouTube that we posted just below. Sure, we've known Gingrich was out of the running for days now (a month, actually, according to a new National Review post out today). But this show had a special place in many of its rundowns for Newt Gingrich, and we're sad to see one of the more exciting chapters of 2012 come to a close.Today, we'll look back at the best moments of "Newt 2012."PANELRick Tyler, Sr. Adviser, Winning Our Future/Fmr. read more

Trending NOW

05/02/12 06:48AM

Newt Gingrich says goodbye, via YouTubeMagid CPI: Explosions Rattle Kabul Hours After Obama Exits; 6 Dead, Escaped Chinese activist leaves embassy for medical facility as Clinton arrives, Openly Gay Romney Spokesman Quits Google: tyler perry studios; may day protest; kate upton Twitter: Facebook IPO; Kabul; MTVYouTube Politics: Thank You To All Of Our Supporters Billboard (Hot 100): Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye Featuring Kimbra; We Are Young - fun. read more

Occupy Wall Street: The May Day Edition

05/01/12 04:38PM

Occupy Wall Street protesters fanned out across the country today in a series of May Day rallies aimed at reinvigorating the movement, which went mostly into hibernation this past winter. So far, protesters have taken to the streets in New York, San Francisco, Chicago and dozens of other U.S. cities. There are reports of several arrests in New York City.In the past, Occupy protesters have criticized the power of the nation's banking system. And one statistic that got our attention today shows just how much money these institutions hold. read more

In the Red Zone

In the Red Zone

05/01/12 04:28PM

First Lady Michelle Obama is on a four-state trip out West, holding fundraisers and meeting with campaign volunteers in Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada. The President won three of those states in 2008, just losing to John McCain in the Senator's home state of Arizona. Two recent polls out of Arizona reflect the latest numbers from Gallup's National poll -- a dead heat between President Obama and Mitt Romney.But the popular vote isn't what wins elections. read more

NOW Today: Neck and neck

05/01/12 07:09AM

Today's Gallup poll has Mitt Romney up one point over Barack Obama in the general election match-up. To be fair, the two candidates have been very close in the Gallup poll, supplanting each other for the top spot fairly often. It's a good reminder that despite the rhetoric, this is going to be a close election - and a tough one.Yesterday the Obama campaign released a slick 7-minute ad that many critics complained unfairly used the killing of Osama bin Laden one year ago today for political purposes. Not to be outdone, the Romney campaign had their own ad out. read more

Trending NOW

05/01/12 06:55AM

One year ago today, people were celebrating at Ground Zero; today, Occupy Wall Street, based near Ground Zero, is pledging to make a mess of May Day.Magid CPI: Bin Laden: Romney Says He Would Have Ordered Bin Laden Killing; Hillary Clinton heads to China and into dissident drama; Hubble Telescope Marks 22nd Anniversary Of Launch Into Space Google: may day; one world trade center; mothers day Twitter: OBL; Rupert Murdoch; This RainYouTube Politics: Broken Promises: SpendingBillboard (Hot 100): Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye Featuring Kimbra; We Are Young - fun. read more

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