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Looking at the troop count

Looking at the troop count

03/22/12 04:06PM

This chart shocked us today.  When you see it in this form, it makes it even more baffling that the war in Afghanistan has become tougher in it's second half. read more

NOW Today: Can you say "coalesce"?

03/22/12 06:58AM

Some of us here at NOW are getting distracted by the headlines in the Sports section today - which, actually, have taken over the front page of this morning's New York Times.  But, to be fair, there is quite a bit of 2012 to discuss.Not only has Jeb Bush endorsed Romney, but Tea Party giant FreedomWorks has dropped its opposition to Mitt Romney.  Can you say "coalesce?"  We'll talk about how many days are left in these primary fights.  We'll also talk energy as the President is slated to speak right before NOW about Keystone on his 4-day energy tour. read more

Trending NOW

03/22/12 06:49AM

Etch A Sketch's parent company couldn't be happier with the flub from the Romney campaign yesterday, putting out a statement that said in part: "Happy to see Etch A Sketch, an American classic toy, is DRAWING attention with political candidates...A profound toy, highly recognized and loved by all, is now SHAKING up the national debate."Yeah.Magid CPI: Trayvon Martin Case: NAACP wants police chief in Trayvon case fired; Officials: No word from suspect in French killings; Mysterious booms baffle officials in eastern Wisconsin Google: romney etch a sketch; tebow jets; mark sanchez Twitter: Toulou read more

More troops in Afghanistan?

More troops in Afghanistan?

03/21/12 08:00PM

P.J. Crowley, former Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, talks with MSNBC’s Alex Wagner and the NOW panel about the current discussion to... watch

Super Donors

03/21/12 05:44PM

Recently-released campaign finance filings show that Restore our Future, the pro-Romney super PAC, raised $6.4 million in February. Nearly half of it came from one man: Texas home builder Bob Perry.This year, a relatively small number of super-wealthy donors are taking advantage of new rules that permit them to make unlimited contributions to independent groups supporting the presidential candidates.Winning our Future, the pro-Gingrich super PAC, took in $5.7 million. Nearly all of it came from a $5.5 million donation from the Adelson family. read more

NOW Today: Is this thing over?

03/21/12 06:53AM

The big question this morning - does Mitt Romney's decisive double digit win in Illinois mean the fight for the nomination is effectively over?  Several NOWists have written posts this morning.  Some believe that Romney has secured his place, others say that unless one of the three other candidates drop out, there could be shenanigans involving delegates that could threaten Romney's anointment at the convention.Consider this - Romney's momentum is indisputable today - but does this weekend's Louisiana primary, where Santorum is expected to do well - make this a three-day story? read more

Trending NOW

03/21/12 06:47AM

If you haven't seen the slick YouTube video produced in conjunction with Paul Ryan's budget plan - it's worth a look.  #PrecursorToSomethingMore?Magid CPI: Cops Admit Missing Possible Racial Slur in Trayvon Martin 911 Call; GOP Race: Romney cruises to Illinois primary win; French police in standoff with suspect in Toulouse shootings Google: trayvon martin case; amelia earhart; paul ryanTwitter: Happy Hump Day; Good Mornin; The Hunger GamesYouTube Politics: The Path to Prosperity Budget: Your Country. Your Future. Your Choice. read more