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Religious freedom for all?

Religious freedom for all?

03/19/12 08:32AM

Jimmy Williams is an msnbc Contributor, fmr. Senate staffer, and longtime NOWistI have said on msnbc, Twitter, and Facebook numerous times that we seem to be in a political environment where men have a surging desire to tell women what to do (or not to do) with their bodies. Many of my friends on the GOP side of the aisle and frankly some on the left have pushed back, claiming this current debate to be about religious freedom only.I have an inherent faith in people, including people of faith, whether they be Democrats, Republicans, or none-of-the-above. read more

What would Lincoln say?

What would Lincoln say?

03/19/12 08:31AM

NOWist Wendy Schiller is a professor of political science at Brown University and frequent contributor to NowWithAlex.msnbc.comOn the eve of the Illinois Republican Presidential primary, the words of Abraham Lincoln bear repeating.  In accepting the Illinois Republican nomination to run for U.S. read more

NOW Today

03/19/12 06:53AM

Late yesterday we learned that Mitt Romney won all 20 of Puerto Rico's delegates (notably, Puerto Rican residents cannot vote in the general election).  Today, we focus on what will happen in the suddenly significant Illinois primary.  All the while, evidence of newfound nastiness among the campaigns.  (John McCain says it's the nastiest he's ever seen). read more

Trending NOW

03/19/12 06:41AM

All of this morning's Twitter trends pertain to a developing story in France where a gunman opened fire at a Jewish school, leaving 4 dead.  French President Nicolas Sarkozy is en route to the crime scene as this tragedy unfolds.Magid CPI: Soldier's family "stunned" over Afghan killings; Apple to decide fate of its $98 billion cash mountain; GOP Race: Romney wins Puerto Rico, GOP race continues Google: puerto rico; walking dead; ncaa Twitter: Jewish; France; ToulouseYouTube Politics: President Obama celebrates St.Patrick's day in DCBillboard (Hot 100): We Are Young - fun. read more

Going forward in Afghanistan

Going forward in Afghanistan

03/18/12 08:00PM

Michael O’Hanlon, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, joins NOW guest host Ari Melber and the NOW panel to talk about whether or not America needs to... watch

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

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

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