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"If he says so..."

02/13/12 02:00PM

Mitt Romney telling his Republican colleagues at CPAC that he is a conservative. How did he make sure they were listening? He told them so twenty-six times. Twenty-six. Really. We counted.So we asked former RNC Chairman Michael Steele if Romney is actually a conservative. His answer?"If you say it enough times, somebody's going to believe it."And you've got to see his reaction too. read more

NOW Today

02/13/12 06:57AM

The President's 2013 budget it out this morning, and it's certain to lead to confrontation between the Democrats and Republicans over the same old issues - payroll taxes, revenues, medicare spending - as well as some new ones.  We'll take a look and ask whether the tough issues are really being addressed in the proposal.  Plus - Rick Santorum's on a roll, carrying the momentum he gained in last week's contests in spite of Mitt Romney's weekend win in Maine and in the CPAC straw poll.  Does he have what it takes to land an upset? read more

Trending NOW

02/13/12 06:49AM

As our friend Mike Allen noted in this morning's POLITICO Playbook, 18 of Google's 20 Hot Searches are related to the Grammy Awards.Magid CPI: Grammy Awards: Adele wins 6 Grammys, including album of the year; Whitney Houston death may be mystery for weeks; Violence offers glimpse of Greece's reform challenge Google: jennifer hudson tribute to whitney houston; ll cool j; adele Twitter: Good Monday; Tomorrow is Tuesday; #ThatAnnoyingFeelingYouTube Politics: Contraception Billboard (Hot 100): Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) - Kelly Clarkson; Set Fire To The Rain - Adele; Good Feeling - Flo RidaB read more

What was that?

What was that?

02/10/12 01:30PM

At the end of the show, Alex showcased her new fashion accessory.  The very stylish "Now With Alex" Primary Caucus wristband!! Alex and our NOWists will never not know when the next big 2012 event is!! (It's the Maine caucus tomorrow, for those keeping score at home)See a close-up of it after the jump...   read more

NOW Today

02/10/12 06:54AM

Yesterday the "formers" in the presidential race took the stage at CPAC.  This morning and during NOW, we'll hear from the presidential candidates still battling for the nomination.  The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza is at CPAC and will give us a few reports from the ground.We also asked Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards to come back on the show. Between the Komen funding fallout and contraception battle underway, social issues affecting women have been in the spotlight for days on end, supplanting the constant attention on economic issues. read more

Trending NOW

02/10/12 06:46AM

If Google is a measure of political score, the Dems win by 1 after yesterday's trifecta of policy rollouts.Magid CPI: Social worker recounts minutes before Powell fire; Woolly Mammoth Sighting a Hoax?; US Marines Posed With Nazi Symbol Google: mortgage settlement; cpac; no child left behind Twitter: #VoicesILove; #DumbestLawEver; Finally FridayYouTube Politics: Sen. read more

'It's all just a little bit of history repeating'

'It's all just a little bit of history repeating'

02/09/12 05:15PM

NOWist Wendy Schiller is a professor of political science at Brown University. The title of this blog post is inspired from this favorite tune.Loud cries were heard from liberal quarters this week when President Obama announced he would encourage supporters to give big bucks to Priorities USA – the Democratic wannabe version of Karl Rove’s American Crossroads.  After all President Obama was the man who promised to reduce the influence of big money, but then went on to break all presidential campaign fundraising records after declining public financing. read more

Divided conference

02/09/12 04:04PM

How excited are Republicans about Mitt Romney? We asked Family Research Council's Tony Perkins. The answer? Not very.   read more

NOW Today

02/09/12 06:55AM

This morning more than 10,000 conservatives are expected at CPAC in Washington today, where guest speakers include Sen. Marco Rubio, Fmr. Rep. Michele Bachmann, Gov. Rick Perry, Herman Cain, and Rep. Paul Ryan. In 2008, Mitt Romney bowed out to Sen. John McCain at CPAC, which was met with great regret by the audience.Four years later, conservatives are divided and hardly rallying behind Romney. Al Cardenas, chairman of the American Conservative Union, told the panel on "Morning Joe" today that there is no better place to reach out to the GOP base. read more

Trending NOW

02/09/12 06:42AM

A diverse set of trends to the start the morning with: Magid CPI: 'American Idol' Contestant Falls Off Stage; Obama birth-control rule stokes election-year fight; Testimony continues in Virginia lacrosse player's murder trial Google: roland martin; rock center; cpac Twitter: Happy Chocolate Day; Family Matters; #20followersiloveYouTube Politics: Obama, the Guy with the Purple Shirt, and a Promise Kept Billboard (Hot 100): Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) - Kelly Clarkson; Set Fire To The Rain - Adele; Good Feeling - Flo RidaBillboard (Ringtones): Sexy And I Know It - LMFAO; Red Solo Cup - Toby read more

"Campaign for sale"

02/08/12 03:21PM

"Another campaign for sale."That's how this morning's New York Times editorial page put it after President Obama's re-election campaign announced it will encourage donations to super PACs. Saying "the announcement fully implicates the president, his campaign and his administration in the pollution of the political system." After months of slamming the Supreme Court decision that allowed the unlimited money, we thought this might put the Democrats in an uncomfortable position.Bill Burton, who runs the Obama super pac, Priorities USA Action, said "not particularly."What do you think? read more

NOW Today

02/08/12 07:02AM

The Romney campaign says it's about delegates. The Santorum campaign says its not about money, but conservative credentials to contrast the President. read more

Trending NOW

02/08/12 06:52AM

Last time Rick Santorum had a big win he declined to do morning TV and, many believe, squandered an opportunity for mass exposure. This morning, he's already trending after his decisive trifecta of wins, and he'll do all the cable morning shows. read more

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