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Perry, Gingrich & Romney the out-of-touch Ken doll

Perry, Gingrich & Romney the out-of-touch Ken doll

01/19/12 03:37PM

NOWist Jimmy Williams is an msnbc Contributor and former Senate staffer Stuck in the Minneapolis airport yesterday, I punched out a post on how Rick Santorum (and tangentially Rick Perry) were going to deny Newt Gingrich a badly-needed win in my home state of South Carolina. Then all hell broke loose this morning with Perry dropping out and endorsing Gingrich. Add ABC's bombshell tease of Gingrich's second wife, Marianne, declaring on national tv that Newt wanted to have his cake and eat it too by having an "open marriage" with both her and his mistress-now-wife Callista. read more

Everything ever said

Everything ever said

01/19/12 02:59PM

Tonight's South Carolina debate marks the seventeenth of the election season.Needless to say, there's been a lot of rhetoric spewed out.Our friend Ari Melber looks back at all the questions, answers, follow-ups, rebuttals, comments, and claims in some clever word charts.  Take a look. read more

Mitt-mentum Fading?

01/19/12 02:38PM

We know he's rich. He's got Millions. But now there are reports that these millions aren't in your run of the mill checking account or under a mattress... Mitt Romney has them neatly stashed away, tax-free, in the Cayman Islands.And with a new NBC poll showing his lead in South Carolina is shrinking... and him having to concede his Iowa 8-vote win in Iowa to Rick Santorum... is Romney's coronation over?We asked our panel What's Next for Mitt?  read more

NOW Today

01/19/12 06:56AM

A new NBC News-Marist poll out this morning puts Mitt Romney ten points ahead of Newt Gingrich.  But there's 2 days to go in South Carolina, and Gingrich definately has momentum.  The press today is filled with stories that could hurt either candidate, so it's anybody's guess what could happen in South Carolina.  Who would have thought?NOWist John Heilemann points this out this morning: Given that Iowa is set to announce today that Rick Santorum is the winner of its caucuses after re-canvasing, by the end of this weekend Mitt Romney may have only won New Hampshire - a state that he had to win read more

Trending NOW

01/19/12 06:48AM

Lots of political news broke overnight - but it's not trending just yet.  All the more reason to get the latest at noon ET on NOW.Magid CPI: SOPA/PIPA: Bloggers in China sound off on SOPA blackout; Iconic Kodak files for bankruptcy; Iran wants to resume talks over its nuclear programGoogle: keystone pipeline; marco rubio; keystone xlTwitter: Chapter 11; American Idol; #WaysToGetOFFthePhoneYouTube Politics: Obama for America 2012 TV AD - The Facts About President Obama's Energy Record Billboard (Hot 100): We Found Love - Rihanna Featuring Calvin Harris; Set Fire To The Rain - Adele; Good Feelin read more

NOW Today

01/18/12 06:53AM

Mitt Romney had a bad day yesterday, and it could be worse today as he recovers from his admission that he pays a tax rate well below most of America.  That was a bad soundbite, but not "news" per se.  Far worse, it appears, was Romney suggesting that he didn't make much from speaking fees - a sum of nearly $375,000, well above the average South Carolina salary of $33,000.It's sure to come up when we talk to the authors of a new book, "The Real Romney," that's making a lot of buzz. read more

Trending NOW

01/18/12 06:43AM

Lots of attention on the web today about a measure critics say would change the web as we know it. read more

Time’s up for Rick Perry?

Time’s up for Rick Perry?

01/17/12 07:00PM

After finishing in the lower-tier of candidates for the Iowa and New Hampshire races, Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s presidential campaign is still trucking along..... watch

Cheers & Jeers

01/17/12 05:19PM

Judging by the audience reaction, last night was probably the liveliest of the 16 republican debates so far. We took a look -- or a listen -- at some of the most vocal outbursts.  read more

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