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C'est importante: Why France's presidential elections matter

04/23/12 04:02PM

By Jacqueline CalayagFrance’s Nicolas Sarkozy is in danger of becoming the nation’s first one-term president in more than 30 years. Sarkozy narrowly lost Sunday’s first round of elections to Socialist candidate Francois Hollande. A runoff election will be held May 6th.Hollande garnered 28.6% of the vote to Sarkozy’s 27.2%. Coming in third, with nearly 1 in 5 votes (17.9%) was Marine Le Pen of the far-right, anti-immigration National Front Party.  News outlets in the U.S. read more

NOW Today: Two years later

04/23/12 06:47AM

On Friday's show we spoke to Fmr. Florida Governor Charlie Crist (I), who discussed the ongoing effects of the BP oil spill, which is marking its two-year anniversary.  We discussed the myriad evidence suggesting the effects of the spill are still very much a factor in the Gulf, and how the recovery effort is progressing.Today, the former administrator of the BP claims facility, Ken Feinberg, joins the show. read more

Trending NOW

04/23/12 06:36AM

The start of many probable days of John Edwards news begins today.Magid CPI: Zimmerman released from jail in Trayvon Martin case; French election heads to run-off; Opening arguments set to begin in Edwards trial Google: colorectal cancer; john edwards; ted nugent Twitter: John Edwards; George Zimmerman; EuropeYouTube Politics: Ron Paul Walks In @ Soldiers & Sailor's Memorial Hall - 4/20/12Billboard (Hot 100): Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye Featuring Kimbra; We Are Young - fun. read more

What does the GOP stand for?

What does the GOP stand for?

04/22/12 08:00PM

MSNBC’s Alex Wagner and the NOW panel – Studio 360’s Kurt Andersen, The Nation’s Ari Melber, The Daily Beast’s Michelle Goldberg, and author Catherine Crier – discuss the lost vision of the Republican Party and Mitt Romney’s struggle to unite the GOP. watch

The Cost of Congress

04/20/12 04:34PM

How much would you pay to fund gridlock? Well, one statistic that we didn't get to today shows that it costs taxpayers more than $53,000 per day to fund the House, according to a Congressional Research Service Report from last year. That boils down to about $8,400 per hour. But according to Roll Call, those numbers don’t include the salaries of lawmakers so Congress’ daily rate is likely far higher. House members earn a base salary of $174,000 a year. For Speaker John Boehner, tack on $49,500.But Americans don’t seem all that pleased with what they’re paying for. read more