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The plight of the poor

02/01/12 02:07PM

Mitt Romney making a statement that that he is "not concerned about the very poor." And it got our NOWists talking.Was it a bad soundbite or does it bring up a real question about how he views the poor in this country?Do you agree with any members of our panel? Watch and hear what Romney said, and judge for yourself. We played the soundbite in its entirety.  read more

NOW Today

02/01/12 06:53AM

The networks called Florida for Mitt Romney as soon as they could last night, the result of a wide margin by which the reaffirmed frontrunner carried the state. read more

Trending NOW

02/01/12 06:45AM

Welcome to February!Magid CPI: FL Primary: Romney wins, jabs Obama in Fla. speech; Taliban "poised to retake Afghanistan" after NATO pullout; Ex-LA teacher due in court on molestation charges Google: colbert super pac; irs; facebook ipo Twitter: Happy Black History Month; Hi February; RainingYouTube Politics: "Deal" Billboard (Hot 100): Set Fire To The Rain - Adele; We Found Love - Rihanna Featuring Calvin Harris; Good Feeling - Flo RidaBillboard (Ringtones): Sexy And I Know It - LMFAO; Red Solo Cup - Toby Keith; It Will Rain - Bruno Mars  read more

Cain on racial overtones: 'There's nothing there'

Cain on racial overtones: 'There's nothing there'

01/31/12 05:20PM

On the set of Now with Alex Wagner on msnbc Tuesday, Herman Cain tangled with author Wes Moore, who questioned Cain on whether comments by Newt Gingrich -- who Cain has endorsed for president -- have been offensive to minorities.Wagner asked Cain to respond to past Gingrich statements -- saying poor people lack work ethic, challenging Fox News commenter Juan Williams personally during a recent GOP debate and later saying work seems to be a "strange, distant concept" to Williams, along with calling Spanish "the language of the ghetto," could be offensive to minorities.She asked if, as a minorit read more

Wag$ Wager

01/31/12 02:06PM

Place your bets! Our NOWists today all betting on Mitt Romney today in Florida... but will he win by enough to close this race? read more

NOW Today

01/31/12 06:52AM

Every block of our show will look a little different today as we fit an all-star lineup around the desk.  Given the primary today, we'll spend a lot of time talking about Florida.  All indications are that Mitt Romney will have a decisive win here. read more

Trending NOW

01/31/12 06:48AM

President Obama's Google+ town hall is the top political YouTube clip this morning, with nearly 73,000 hits. read more

Political Magic-Maker

Political Magic-Maker

01/30/12 11:28AM

Lucas Baiano, a filmmaker who grabbed the spotlight 4 years ago with his "movie" supporting Hillary Clinton for President. His videos are slick, highly-produced pieces of entertainment: music that builds, dizzying-special effects. And he's 23.After his Clinton movie, he was picked up by the Tim Pawlenty campaign, leading Stephen Colbert to say, “Wow! Tim Pawlenty may not be running for president of the United States, but he is clearly running for president of the next 'Transformers' movie.”He didn't do much for Pawlenty in the polls... but he's still a sought after creator. read more

NOW Today

01/30/12 06:56AM

Regardless of which poll you look at this morning, Mitt Romney is up big in Florida, and he's leading in nearly every demographic. Given his margin, it's improbable Newt Gingrich can pull off an upset.  But most political analysts agree that the GOP contest doesn't end in Florida, and will continue through at least Super Tuesday.  Meanwhile, the Obama 2012 campaign awaits it's opponents.  Will the long haul primary seal the President's re-election?  We'll pose those questions and more to the panel.Plus, two great guests: Rep. read more

Trending NOW

01/30/12 06:44AM

Here's a look at what's Trending NOW:Magid CPI: Florida Pileup Kills At Least 10; 'The Help' wins big at SAG film awards; GOP Race: Romney not taking any chances ahead of Fla. read more

GOP's "Night of the Living Dead"

01/27/12 01:56PM

The Republican race is beginning to look like a horror film – with campaigns coming back from the dead to terrorize the establishment.  Who will be left standing?  Take a look back at the week as we ask, “What just happened?!” read more

NOW Today

01/27/12 06:54AM

On the show today: We'll dissect last night's debate for clues as to what will happen in Florida this coming Tuesday; we'll discuss the immigration issue that has attracted attention in the Florida State primary (and take a look at an interview Jose Diaz-Balart had with Romney yesterday); Michael Hastings will help lead the discussion on foreign policy (he's just released an acclaimed new book on Afghanistan, The Operators); and of course, take a look at the week that was and answer our favorite question, "What Just Happened?!"> Patricia Murphy, The Daily Beast/Citizen Jane Politics (@1patrici read more

Trending NOW

01/27/12 06:47AM

Conventional wisdom says Mitt Romney won the debate last night, and that Newt Gingrich continues to falter when he's the clear front-runner. read more

To the Moon!!

To the Moon!!

01/26/12 03:53PM

To the moon!! This picture says it all -- Gingrich and his grandiose plans to colonize the lunar landscape!Picture via BoingBoing.net Here's our take on what the NOWists think a Newt in Space Presidency might look like:   read more

NOW Today

01/26/12 06:55AM

There's a new NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll out this morning, and it paints one of the best pictures for President Obama in nearly 7 months.  This as the race in Florida is in a statistical dead heat just days before the Jan. 31 primary.  Meanwhile, one of the candidates (guess who) says that he'd have a permanent base on the moon by his second term as President.We'll take a look at the numbers and the rhetoric - plus discuss the role of independent voters. read more

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