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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

Romney Will Be the Nominee

Romney Will Be the Nominee

01/17/12 11:40AM

Robert Traynham is an msnbc Contributor, former Hill staffer, and frequent NOWistHere’s a prediction: Mitt Romney will become the 40th Republican Nominee for President.  Although mathematically he cannot become the Nominee until early Spring at best, this primary race is his to lose.  With tens of millions of dollars raised and a well-oiled machine in place, the Romney campaign appears to be a runaway train with the final destination being the White House. Romney’s biggest obstacle is himself.  In many ways he reminds me of Senator John Kerry who was the Democratic nominee in 2004.  Romney, li read more

NOW Today

01/17/12 06:49AM

Last night's debates had a lot of great moments and has caused quite a bit of chatter about the possibility that Romney might not be so strong, while Gingrich might have a second life.  After all, the people of South Carolina have a major opportunity to breathe life into certain candidates as they head to Florida.  We'll have it covered from both sides today at noon ET.> Bill Burton, Priorities USA Action (@billburton716)> Ben Smith, BuzzFeed (@buzzfeedben)> Rana Foroohar, TIME> Ben White, POLITICO (@morningmoneyben)> Guest: Rick Tyler, Winning Our Future (Gingrich) Super PAC (@rickwtyler) read more

Trending NOW

01/17/12 06:45AM

If you like Trending NOW, then be sure not to miss today's show.  We're doing a whole segment on trends affecting the candidates - over time and overnight. read more

Super PACmen show down

Super PACmen show down

01/16/12 07:00PM

Former Gingrich spokesman turned senior advisor to the pro-Gingrich super PAC Winning Our Future joins the NOW panel to offer insight on the super PAC stand... watch

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