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Super Donors

03/21/12 05:44PM

Recently-released campaign finance filings show that Restore our Future, the pro-Romney super PAC, raised $6.4 million in February. Nearly half of it came from one man: Texas home builder Bob Perry.This year, a relatively small number of super-wealthy donors are taking advantage of new rules that permit them to make unlimited contributions to independent groups supporting the presidential candidates.Winning our Future, the pro-Gingrich super PAC, took in $5.7 million. Nearly all of it came from a $5.5 million donation from the Adelson family. read more

NOW Today: Is this thing over?

03/21/12 06:53AM

The big question this morning - does Mitt Romney's decisive double digit win in Illinois mean the fight for the nomination is effectively over?  Several NOWists have written posts this morning.  Some believe that Romney has secured his place, others say that unless one of the three other candidates drop out, there could be shenanigans involving delegates that could threaten Romney's anointment at the convention.Consider this - Romney's momentum is indisputable today - but does this weekend's Louisiana primary, where Santorum is expected to do well - make this a three-day story? read more

Trending NOW

03/21/12 06:47AM

If you haven't seen the slick YouTube video produced in conjunction with Paul Ryan's budget plan - it's worth a look.  #PrecursorToSomethingMore?Magid CPI: Cops Admit Missing Possible Racial Slur in Trayvon Martin 911 Call; GOP Race: Romney cruises to Illinois primary win; French police in standoff with suspect in Toulouse shootings Google: trayvon martin case; amelia earhart; paul ryanTwitter: Happy Hump Day; Good Mornin; The Hunger GamesYouTube Politics: The Path to Prosperity Budget: Your Country. Your Future. Your Choice. read more

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

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

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