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IMOD

03/16/12 02:30PM

I-MOD? iMod? However you spell it, that's what our interns have dubbed the NOW Intern Moment of the Day!And today's IMOD is Newt "Zookeeper" Gingrich. You know he loves his animals, as we've documented here and here. So in light of yet another campaign stop ahead for him at a zoo... we asked our panel if this connects with anyone?Our intern liked it because it got a good reaction from the panel... and she said "with Newt’s crusade becoming more irrelevant, I try to savor the little gems he comes up with before they go away!I love life. I love getting up in the morning. read more

NOW Today: All eyes on Illinois

03/16/12 06:59AM

Mitt Romney is headed to Illinois early today as the few polls taken in the state reflect a statistical dead heat between him and Rick Santorum.  It's the first contest in this primary cycle that is Romney v. Santorum (despite the fact that Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul are in the race, there is virtually no chance of them winning either the state or, increasingly for Newt in particular, the nomination).  On that note, Fmr. RNC Chair Michael Steele will join us to talk about the delegate math. read more

Trending NOW

03/16/12 06:37AM

The "Entrevista a Rick Santorum" (or "Interview of Rick Santorum") in which he suggests an English requirement for Puerto Rico is already a hot news item on the morning TV shows.Magid CPI: US suspect in Afghan shooting hires lawyer; Amazon updates Kindle for iPad to support Retina Display; North Korea Plans Rocket Launch in April Google: ncaa; meghan mccain; blagojevich Twitter: St. Patrick's Day; Afghanistan; CalmYouTube Politics: Entrevista a Rick Santorum Billboard (Hot 100): We Are Young - fun. read more

GOP Final Four continues

GOP Final Four continues

03/15/12 08:00PM

What Just Happened?!: NOW’s Alex Wagner gives a cameo performance in summing up the week’s news with plenty of sports analogies to explain the March Madness... watch

Obama dials up campaigning

Obama dials up campaigning

03/15/12 08:00PM

President Obama’s re-election campaign is done sitting on the sidelines waiting for the GOP field to self-destruct, and is now actively promoting the... watch

Anxiety in Afghanistan

Anxiety in Afghanistan

03/15/12 08:00PM

The Lawyer for the U.S. soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians last weekend is saying his client has not confessed to the murders. NBC’s Atia Abawi... watch

The never-ending GOP primary

The never-ending GOP primary

03/15/12 08:00PM

Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele explains the structural changes to the Republican primary election calendar he made while at the... watch

Chi-town candidate showdown

Chi-town candidate showdown

03/15/12 08:00PM

President Obama is campaigning in his hometown of Chicago where the GOP field is trying to woo voters for the Illinois primary election next Tuesday. NBC’s... watch

NOW Today: Not your typical Thursday

03/15/12 06:54AM

This morning NOW gets its second guest host ever - Luke Russert.We're excited to have him in the chair and we've got the usual packed show.  We'll talk about Illinois of course, but we're also going to talk - wait for it - a little 2016.  March Madness brackets are due at noon, so we can't resist tying that into the political discussion.  Rod Blagojevich said goodbye last night - we'll talk to another disgraced politician, Fmr. Ohio Rep. Bob Ney.  And we'll talk about all the conservative Super PAC money sitting on the sideline - because we ain't seen nothin' yet. read more

Trending NOW

03/15/12 06:47AM

The fallout from that open resignation at Goldman Sachs continues - besides trending again today, it's the lede in this morning's New York Times and will be featured on the morning shows.Magid CPI: Afghan protesters demand U.S. soldier be tried in Afghanistan; Schools to Have Choice on 'Pink Slime'; GOP Race: Romney faces tough US slog to Republican nod Google: blagojevich; goldman sachs; knicks coach Twitter: Beware the Ides of March; #PeopleIWantToMeet; Rise & GrindYouTube Politics: Mitt Romney confrontation in St. LouisBillboard (Hot 100): We Are Young - fun. read more

Blagojevich goes behind bars

Blagojevich goes behind bars

03/14/12 08:00PM

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is on his way to a federal prison in Colorado where he will begin his 14-year sentence for corruption. To share his own... watch

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