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Romney wins Illinois, picks up Jeb Bush...

Romney wins Illinois, picks up Jeb Bush endorsement

03/20/12 08:00PM

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's win in the Illinois primary on Tuesday led to newspaper headlines saying 'so what?' - but with an endorsement from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, has Romney become the de facto nominee?  Salon’s Steve Kornacki,... watch

Ron Paul debunks 'bromance' rumors

Ron Paul debunks 'bromance' rumors

03/20/12 08:00PM

Texas Rep. Ron Paul and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich are still in the GOP presidential race - but for how much longer? Paul debunked rumors of a "bromance" between his campaign and that of his Republican race opponent Mitt Romney, but does Paul... watch

NOW Today: Alex Wagner is back!

03/20/12 06:52AM

Here's the most important news of the day: Alex Wagner is back! Together, with the panel below, we'll do some pre-game analysis of tonight's big race in Illinois (how close will it be?); deconstruct the Santorum machine; have a look at the Ryan budget (why now?); and look at the donor base for President Obama - where are all these new donors coming from?Until we see you at noon - give us your predictions for Illinois tonight with comments below or on Twitter, #NowWithAlex.PANELPhil Musser, Romney Supporter/Fmr. Pawlenty Sr. read more

Trending NOW

03/20/12 06:43AM

Welcome to the first day of Spring - and the latest critical 2012 primary contest!Magid CPI: Trayvon Martin Death: Friend on Phone with Teen Before Death Recounts Events; Tebow's time in Denver looks set to expire; US 'war game' sees perils of Israeli strike against IranGoogle: spring equinox; illinois primary; denver broncosTwitter: Happy First Day of Spring; Michael Bay; Bieber Be My BoyfriendYouTube Politics: None of the AboveBillboard (Hot 100): We Are Young - fun. read more

Romney refuses to accept health care...

Romney refuses to accept health care comparisons

03/19/12 08:00PM

The Supreme Court is prepared to hear arguments in favor of overturning Obama’s health care law, a decision that would undermine Obama’s presidency. The NOW panel talks about the potential decision and also discusses Mitt Romney’s Massachusetts health... watch

House GOP proposes budget

House GOP proposes budget

03/19/12 08:00PM

Rep. Paul Ryan rolled out the House GOP budget proposal, but is it a viable plan or just something more for the parties to argue over? The NOW panel debates government spending and whether or not the GOP budget proposal is an indicator of what the... watch

Will Santorum stick around?

Will Santorum stick around?

03/19/12 08:00PM

The NOW panel discusses Rick Santorum’s campaign and the rhetoric he’s been using to paint himself as the “anti-Romney.” But is his passion enough to win him the nomination? watch

Romney and Santorum exchange attacks

Romney and Santorum exchange attacks

03/19/12 08:00PM

Mitt Romney outspent Rick Santorum in Illinois 7 to 1, and 21 to 1 in Chicago, in campaign ads, but would a win in Illinois boost the GOP’s confidence in him? The NOW panel previews Tuesday night’s Illinois primary and the fight between the two leading... watch

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

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