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Feeding zebras & the life of Newt Gingrich

03/12/12 04:51PM

How much does it cost to feed a zebra?  Newt Gingrich knew the answer to that when he was ten years old!  His campaign released a 16 minute film on the life and times of Newton Leroy McPherson.  We planned to run part of it in our segment on the 2012 race, but ran out of time.  Here are some gems from the video: how Newt used to play on tanks being used for rifle grenade practice, the first words that come to mind in describing his wife ("remarkably attractive"), and, as Alex Wagner tweeted this morning, the slew of references to cookies and zoos in the first two-minutes.Also out today, the Ob read more

NOW & Later

03/12/12 03:35PM

'Joke shows' - Joseph Kony - awkward transitions - the American dream - all in today's NOW & Later, the web's most eclectic extra! read more

Intern Moment of the Day: College Debt

Intern Moment of the Day: College Debt

03/12/12 03:11PM

Our interns know a thing or two about the cost of college so it isn't a big surprise that their moment of the day is our segment on student loans.  Richard Cordray, the new head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is looking into student loan abuses and asking college students to share their stories about problems they’ve had obtaining or repaying college loans.According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Americans now owe more on their student loans than credit cards.That could be because college has gotten so expensive. And Pell Grants to cover the cost of a four-year private read more

NOW Today: Game changers?

03/12/12 06:58AM

This morning we're reminded that just one story has the potential to completely reshape the 2012 race. It's not certain that the news out of Afghanistan will be that story, but the killing of 16 civilians by a rogue U.S. soldier has the Taliban vowing revenge and re-igniting the debate over Afghanistan. After 10 years at war, the issue isn't clear cut, drawing different responses even among the GOP candidates. And a new poll out this morning has the President's rating on the economy sinking despite signs of economic improvement, including the unemployment rate. read more

Trending NOW

03/12/12 06:47AM

A busy Monday with several new headlines.Magid CPI: Taliban vow revenge for Afghans killed by US troop; Whitney Houston's daughter tells Oprah: 'She's always with me'; Crystal Cathedral's senior pastor says she's leaving to start a new church Google: 2012 ncaa tournament bracket; what time is it; sarah palinTwitter: Hello Monday; #ThingsThatTeachersSay; RIP Haters of Justin BieberYouTube Politics: Santorum We had a very very good day in Kansas » The Right ScoopBillboard (Hot 100): We Are Young - fun. read more

Gallons of problems

Gallons of problems

03/11/12 08:00PM

Rising gas prices are hurting Obama’s approval ratings, but will this be the issue that hurts his re-election too? The NOW panel discusses Obama’s response... watch

The Speaker's take on his Congress

03/09/12 06:09PM

It's not exactly that the comment is all that surprising - it's that it comes from none other than the Speaker of the House himself!Here's what Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, told Peggy Noonan: "We got some of the smartest people in the country who serve here, and some of the dumbest. We got some of the best people you'd ever meet, and some of the raunchiest."In the word's of our intern: "Everyone’s reaction on Boehner’s comments about the members of congress was funny."How could it not be? Ladies and gentlemen, the Intern Moment of the Day! read more

What Just Happened?!

03/09/12 02:13PM

In the aftermath of Super Tuesday, some Presidential campaigns are going obsolete.  Which candidates will successfully upgrade their software, and which will fall by the wayside?  Check out our wrap of the week, as we ask, What Just Happened?!  read more

NOW Today: It's the economy, stupid!

03/09/12 07:01AM

This morning February jobs numbers will be released, and there are different reports as to how good or bad they'll be.  Gene Sperling will join us from the White House to give us the administration's take.  A little later in the show we'll hear the President discuss the economy live from a Virginia Rolls Royce plant. A reminder that Americans believe this is the number one issue - and the White House is playing to that fact. read more

Trending NOW

03/09/12 06:45AM

All of the Twitters this morning - tributes to one Notorious BIG, on the 15th Anniversary of his death.Magid CPI: Kony Video: How the Kony Video Went Viral; Israel asks U.S. for arms that could aid Iran strike; Two dead, including gunman, in shooting at Pittsburgh hospital Google: spanx; toyota recall; solar flares Twitter: #RIPBIG; Good Morning Tweeps; Finally FridayYouTube Politics: Newt Visits an Alabama Gas Station Billboard (Hot 100): We Are Young - fun. read more