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Getting out of Gitmo

Getting out of Gitmo

04/04/12 08:00PM

The man who plotted the 9/11 terrorist attacks is expected to face a military trial in Guantanamo Bay, re-launching the conversation on President Obama’s... watch

Karen Finney's 'flak to flak' chat with Hogan Gidley

04/04/12 05:31PM

msnbc Political Analyst and The Hill columnist Karen Finney leveled with Rick Santorum's campaign spokesman Hogan Gidley "communications flak to communications flak" on Wednesday, for saying his candidate's campaign will continue on in the GOP race even if he loses in his homestate of Pennsylvania.Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy read more

Halftime in America?

04/04/12 04:33PM

Halftime seems to have extra shelf life for Rick Santorum. His campaign says it started at least as far back as March 21, before the Louisiana primary. Are we really in for another four months of primary contests, or is the Santorum camp's clock not keeping time?Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy read more

Running on the economy

04/04/12 01:58PM

President Obama yesterday spoke out against the House Republican budget proposed by Paul Ryan. This afternoon, Mitt Romney responded saying Obama “railed against arguments no one is making and criticized policies no one is proposing…. setting up ‘strawmen’ to distract us from his record… I understand he doesn’t want to run on his record, but he can’t run from his record either.”Obama campaign press secretary Ben LaBolt responding to Alex today that the President was certainly commenting about a real proposal - a proposal very similar to the one Romney is pushing. read more

NOW Today: Is he now the "Rominee?"

NOW Today: Is he now the "Rominee?"

04/04/12 07:02AM

It won't take you very long today to find a common theme in the papers and online: It looks like we have a "Rominee."Mitt Romney's decisive wins last night in Maryland, DC, and Wisconsin have largely dismissed questions of another GOP nominee.  Even before he won yesterday, Newt Gingrich started using new language suggesting his mission, and Rick Santorum's mission, was to shape a conservative platform for Romney and the party. read more

Trending NOW

04/04/12 06:50AM

When we took the pictures of Mitt Romney handing out subs yesterday on NOW - little did we know that less than 24 hours later, it would be dubbed "Subgate".Magid CPI: GOP Race: Romney changes focus after sweep; Tornadoes strand thousands at DFW airport; Suspect in California college shooting to be arraignedGoogle: dallas news; levi johnston; marbury v. madisonTwitter: Easter; Still Up; AndroidYouTube Politics: SUBGATE: Romney Ryan hand out Subs for Votes in Waukesha >>> Note the publisherBillboard (Hot 100): We Are Young - fun. read more

Obama, Romney square off

Obama, Romney square off

04/03/12 08:00PM

President Obama and Mitt Romney acknowledged their likely one-on-one battle this fall for the Oval Office slot when on Tuesday, the president for the first... watch

GOP ‘halftime’ over?

GOP ‘halftime’ over?

04/03/12 08:00PM

For weeks, Republican pundits and candidates alike have dubbed each stage of the primary election season as the “halftime” of the race, but is this turning... watch

Romney rakes in three wins

Romney rakes in three wins

04/03/12 08:00PM

GOP candidate Mitt Romney wrapped up three primary wins on Tuesday night, but his opponent, Rick Santorum, hasn’t given up yet. New York Magazine’s John... watch

Mitt got the "yips"?

04/03/12 06:14PM

It's usually golfers and baseball players who get the "yips" -- an unexplained loss of motor skills, when a player suddenly starts fumbling even basic tasks.  In sports, it could be a routine chip to the green, or an infield throw first base.  In politics, it could be bungling a straightforward question, such as the issue of interracial marriage. At a Green Bay rally yesterday, Romney angrily cut off a questioner who broached the subject of religion. read more

Why we are at war

04/03/12 03:57PM

Rachel Maddow joined us today to discuss her new book "Drift."With the war in Afghanistan now in its 11th year, the costs have been enormous: More than 1,800 U.S. soldiers have died, and taxpayers have spent more than $400 billion dollars on that battle alone. And yet where is the national conversation about war and why are we still in it?In her book, Rachel argues that when you use Reservists -- everyday citizens --  to fight our wars, as we did decades ago, our appetite to tolerate war is minimized. read more

NOW Today: Showdown edition

04/03/12 06:43AM

Democrats and Republicans both have their showdowns today.In Wisconsin, Maryland, and DC primary voters will head to the polls and either push Mitt Romney closer to 1,144 or give Rick Santorum another fighting chance.  Nothing is certain and we'll break the contests down with the panel.Meanwhile, President Obama is going to take on Paul Ryan and his budget proposal today.  Obama will make his case as to why the House Republican plan would damage the country - the same plan that Mitt Romney endorsed right around when Paul Ryan endorsed Mitt Romney.Ah, politics! read more

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