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Art Imitates Life

Art Imitates Life

01/13/12 01:44PM

Matt K. Kewis writes for The Daily Caller and is a frequent NOWistThere was a great line for political junkies tucked into last night's episode of "Parks and Recreation."As you may know, Amy Pohler's character, Leslie Knope, is running for local office. And at one point -- amid campaign turmoil and confusion -- she looks at the camera and utters the following admission: "I've been looking at our utter and complete lack of experience as a positive thing. But I'm starting to think it might actually be a problem."Leslie, get with the program. That's called running an "unorthodox" campaign. read more

NOW Today

01/13/12 06:47AM

We're ending Friday with a bang - and viewers of the show know that we mean that quite literally (cue the gong). See you at noon ET.Luke Russert, NBC News (@lukerussert)Fmr. Gov. Ed Rendell, NBC News Political AnalystRana Foroohar, TIMEBen White, POLITICO (@morningmoneyben)Guest: Ezra Klein, The Washington Post/msnbc Policy Analyst (@ezraklein)Bullpen: Martin Bashir (@bashirlive)Bullpen: Dylan Ratigan (@dylanratigan) read more

Trending NOW

01/13/12 06:42AM

It's Friday the 13th - and indeed, the political ads rolling out are downright scary.Magid CPI: Pentagon deplores video of marines abusing corpses; Iran: Iran Signals Revenge Over Killing of Scientist; Natalee Holloway: Judge Declares Missing Teen Natalee Holloway Dead Google: colbert super pac; marines urinating on taliban; martin luther king jr Twitter: #friday13th; Finally Friday; Snow DayYouTube Politics: Desperate (SC and FL) Billboard (Hot 100): We Found Love - Rihanna Featuring Calvin Harris; Sexy And I Know It - LMFAO; It Will Rain - Bruno MarsBillboard (Ringtones): Sexy And I Know It read more

It's All About the Money...

It's All About the Money...

01/12/12 11:30AM

The race for cash is on.. and it's not just Republicans with a hand out. New totals from President Obama's latest haul have him and the DNC bringing in $68 million last quarter. Exceeding estimates... but there are reports that it's still not enough.And that's just from your traditional run-of-the-mill donors. The kind that can easily drop $45K on a meal.Now there are the Super-Pacs adding to the growing war chest in this 2012 race. This political beast, the "Super-Pac," was created out of a 2010 Supreme Court decision. read more

NOW Today

01/12/12 06:43AM

The dynamic duo that is Prof. Cornel West and Tavis Smiley join this show this morning - along with the inimitable William Geist. And among the topics we'll tackle - all the money we just learned was poured into the presidential race this last quarter.  Estimates have total spending on 2012 topping $3 billion.  It may even be more than that.Ari Melber, The Nation/msnbc Contributor (@arimelber)S.E. read more

Is Ron Paul a 'rhino'?

Is Ron Paul a 'rhino'?

01/11/12 07:00PM

Texas Rep. Ron Paul’s runner-up showing in the New Hampshire primary offered a glimpse of the Libertarian’s staying power in the GOP presidential race, but... watch

The SuperPAC takeover

The SuperPAC takeover

01/11/12 07:00PM

SuperPACs are legally barred from using their unfettered dollars in coordination with the candidates they support, but just how independent are these... watch

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