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'It's all just a little bit of history repeating'

'It's all just a little bit of history repeating'

02/09/12 05:15PM

NOWist Wendy Schiller is a professor of political science at Brown University. The title of this blog post is inspired from this favorite tune.Loud cries were heard from liberal quarters this week when President Obama announced he would encourage supporters to give big bucks to Priorities USA – the Democratic wannabe version of Karl Rove’s American Crossroads.  After all President Obama was the man who promised to reduce the influence of big money, but then went on to break all presidential campaign fundraising records after declining public financing. read more

Divided conference

02/09/12 04:04PM

How excited are Republicans about Mitt Romney? We asked Family Research Council's Tony Perkins. The answer? Not very.   read more

NOW Today

02/09/12 06:55AM

This morning more than 10,000 conservatives are expected at CPAC in Washington today, where guest speakers include Sen. Marco Rubio, Fmr. Rep. Michele Bachmann, Gov. Rick Perry, Herman Cain, and Rep. Paul Ryan. In 2008, Mitt Romney bowed out to Sen. John McCain at CPAC, which was met with great regret by the audience.Four years later, conservatives are divided and hardly rallying behind Romney. Al Cardenas, chairman of the American Conservative Union, told the panel on "Morning Joe" today that there is no better place to reach out to the GOP base. read more

Trending NOW

02/09/12 06:42AM

A diverse set of trends to the start the morning with: Magid CPI: 'American Idol' Contestant Falls Off Stage; Obama birth-control rule stokes election-year fight; Testimony continues in Virginia lacrosse player's murder trial Google: roland martin; rock center; cpac Twitter: Happy Chocolate Day; Family Matters; #20followersiloveYouTube Politics: Obama, the Guy with the Purple Shirt, and a Promise Kept Billboard (Hot 100): Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) - Kelly Clarkson; Set Fire To The Rain - Adele; Good Feeling - Flo RidaBillboard (Ringtones): Sexy And I Know It - LMFAO; Red Solo Cup - Toby read more

"Campaign for sale"

02/08/12 03:21PM

"Another campaign for sale."That's how this morning's New York Times editorial page put it after President Obama's re-election campaign announced it will encourage donations to super PACs. Saying "the announcement fully implicates the president, his campaign and his administration in the pollution of the political system." After months of slamming the Supreme Court decision that allowed the unlimited money, we thought this might put the Democrats in an uncomfortable position.Bill Burton, who runs the Obama super pac, Priorities USA Action, said "not particularly."What do you think? read more

NOW Today

02/08/12 07:02AM

The Romney campaign says it's about delegates. The Santorum campaign says its not about money, but conservative credentials to contrast the President. read more

Trending NOW

02/08/12 06:52AM

Last time Rick Santorum had a big win he declined to do morning TV and, many believe, squandered an opportunity for mass exposure. This morning, he's already trending after his decisive trifecta of wins, and he'll do all the cable morning shows. read more

Prop 8 ruling

02/07/12 04:13PM

We talked with Lt. Dan Choi today ahead of the California same-sex marriage ruling. It was a great conversation and had some NOWists bringing up some very hot issues.Watch the interview everyone is talking about. read more

NOW Today

02/07/12 06:56AM

Pressure is mounting on the White House this morning as the Administration's ruling on contraception affecting religious organizations gains steam. Among those promoting the issue is Mitt Romney, who has incorporated the criticism into his stump speech. One things is for sure - expect to hear more about this before it calms down.One of the other stories to catch our attention today - a change of heart for the President when it comes to fundraising. read more

Trending NOW

02/07/12 06:48AM

If Google is any indicator, all those promos for NBC's "Smash" paid off - it's all over Google Trends this morning!Magid CPI: Authorities: Powell kids struck with hatchet before blaze; L.A. read more