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All even in April

All even in April

04/17/12 03:15PM

Gallup released its first general election tracking poll for this year, and with it, dusted off some data from the vault. The poll found President Obama and Mitt Romney in a statistical tie, with Romney at 47% and Obama at 45%. If you look back at where prior incumbents stood at the kick-off of the general, you'll see an interesting trend: Presidents Carter, Clinton and Bush 41 and 43 all led their opponents in April of their fourth year in office.Only two of these four ended up winning reelection, so it's not an indicator of success. read more

ALEC Standing Down

ALEC Standing Down

04/17/12 02:22PM

Last Friday, “NOW with Alex Wagner” took an in-depth look at the corporate-linked group known as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC ). We focused on how the group has come under scrutiny for helping to get Stand Your Ground and Voter ID laws passed across the country (and how prominent companies have been rushing to sever ties with the group).Today, ALEC announced that it was disbanding the task force that dealt with non-economic issues.Coincidence? read more

Gingrich Super PAC adviser: Newt lacks 'driving ambition' to be president

04/17/12 01:40PM

Rick Tyler, senior adviser of the pro-Newt Gingrich Super PAC Winning Our Future, joined the NOW panel to discuss Newt Gingrich's political ambitions...but didn't seem too positive about Gingrich's campaign.Wagner: Where is Candidate Gingrich in the trajectory of this race? Is he nearing the end of his involvement in it?Tyler: Everything I read says he's going to go to Tampa, so I take him at his word.Wagner: And do you think that's a good thing for the Party?Tyler: Uh, I don't know.And on the topic of Gingrich's personal drive?Tyler: I've known Newt for a long time. read more

Remember in November

04/17/12 08:23AM

Recently, some Democrats have backtracked on the phrase “war on women.” They shouldn’t. This is not the time to make a political calculation about terminology out of concern some voters view the word “war” as too harsh. Those same voters respect honesty and conviction. (I’d also point out that when Howard Dean first used the term “culture of corruption” to describe the Tom Delay-Jack Abramoff-K Street-Bush administration connection, some initially said it was too harsh.) Read more at The Hill. read more

Trending NOW

04/17/12 06:51AM

Tax Day has finally arrived.  Luckily, Mitt Romney filed an extension.Magid CPI: Taxes: Senate fails to advance Buffett rule; 11 Secret Service agents lose clearances; Trayvon Martin: Zimmerman's lawyer confident judge will leave case Google: boston marathon; pulitzer prize winners; gsa Twitter: #spottheshuttle; Tax Day; Good MorningggYouTube Politics: Tell Mitt Romney: Kittens Are Cute. 1% Fat Cats? Not So Much.Billboard (Hot 100): We Are Young - fun. read more

Congratulations, David Wood!

04/16/12 04:11PM

NOWist David Wood now has another title we're proud to share.That would be PULITZER PRIZE WINNER David Wood!Congratulations David on this incredible accomplishment. read more

NOW & Later: Who was whose intern?

04/16/12 03:19PM

It was a first for NOW.Green room rumors of one panelist playing intern to another panelist in another life.The rumor didn't take long to confirm - but the fallout from the truth continued into the aftershow.  read more

NOW Today: What happens in Colombia does NOT stay in Colombia

04/16/12 06:55AM

Perhaps aided by it's stereotypes, Colombia became the site of some colorful news this weekend - starting with a Secret Service scandal one leading expert has called the "greatest" in the history of the force, and culminating with photos of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton drinking beer and dancing after the final meeting of the Summit of the Americas.While the latter is harmless, the former has drawn the ire of the President - though he's cautioned that a full investigation must take place.  As for the substance of the President's visit to Colombia, it was significant. read more

Trending NOW

04/16/12 06:44AM

The Fifty Shades crusade continues on the Bestseller List.Magid CPI: Obama Calls For 'Thorough' and 'Rigorous' Investigation of Secret Service Scandal; Norway: Breivik pleads not guilty but admits killing 77; Afghan Gov't: Militant Blames Haqqanis for Attacks Google: jackie robinson; tax deadline; tornadoes Twitter: Ann Romney; Norway; #HolographicTupacYouTube Politics: Mitt Romney at the NRA versus RealityBillboard (Hot 100): We Are Young - fun. read more

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