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Winning by losing

03/14/12 04:41PM

Mitt Romney is confident today that he can win the nomination, even as he loses two key primary races.This whole winning by losing thing is hard for most people to understand. Former Senior Adviser to President George W. Bush Mark McKinnon said that Mitt Romney looked nothing like a winner after last night's primary losses. "Last night was one big hot mess... and Mitt Romney was the Biggest Loser!... the chaos in his Republican party will lead to a stronger, 3rd party candidate in November." Here's the full segment: What do you think? Is there still time or room for another contender here? read more

NOW Today: What did last night mean?

03/14/12 06:50AM

Yesterday we wrote that last night's primary contests could be the most important to date in the 2012 nominating convention.  And that may be true.This morning there is a little more clarity, but still no clear pick for the Republican nominee.  The easiest point to make is that Newt Gingrich's loss in both Alabama and Mississippi means he'll face increasing calls to drop out of the race.  Gingrich says he won't, insisting that he's got a shot on the convention floor in Tampa.  But that scenario appears increasingly unlikely - Gingrich benefiting from floor moves, that is. read more

Trending NOW

03/14/12 06:41AM

The question is: Do you have an Encyclopedia Britannica in your home?Magid CPI: Santorum sweeps South: wins Alabama and Mississippi; Young musher makes Iditarod history, continuing family legacy; Floods spurred by rising seas threaten 5 million Google: encyclopedia britannica; ncaa tournament 2012; wiz khalifa taylor allderdice mixtape Twitter: Encyclopedia Britannica; Japan; Am Leaving Goldman SachsYouTube Politics: GOP War On WomenBillboard (Hot 100): We Are Young - fun. read more

The U.S. / U.K. alliance

The U.S. / U.K. alliance

03/13/12 08:00PM

President Obama met with British Prime Minister David Cameron are set to speak at a joint conference on Wednesday, announcing how the two country’s policies in Afghanistan will intersect in coming weeks and months. MSNBC’s Martin Bashir joins NOW to watch

Mayhem in GOP race as Romney loses in South

Mayhem in GOP race as Romney loses in South

03/13/12 08:00PM

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is the front-runner in the delegate count, but his poor showing in the South for Tuesday’s primary elections show the former Massachusetts governor is still struggling to seal the deal. The Hill’s Karen Finney,... watch

Block the Vote

03/13/12 04:17PM

Americans are more likely to be struck by lightening than commit voter fraud. So why is there such a big push to pass tough voter identification laws? There are numerous bills out there on this issue. Critics say the laws would deter millions of Americans - particularly minorities - from voting.Michael Waldman from the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU explains what these laws are - and why they are proving unnecessary, and unconstitutional. read more

NOW Today: The most important to date

03/13/12 06:52AM

Is it or isn't it?That is, is it or isn't it a three way race? Everyone seems to have a different opinion about the state of the 2012 race, but most observers will tell you that - while it sounds like a broken record - tonight's contests are the most important to date. Why? For Newt Gingrich, a loss in these Deep South states would mean his "Southern Strategy" failed (with the exception of his home state ofGeorgia).  Losses by Mitt Romney would drive the narrative that the former Massachusetts governor cannot connect with a key base of the party. read more

Trending NOW

03/13/12 06:43AM

You wouldn't know it from this list - but today marks another big election day with contests in Alabama and Mississippi of particular note.  Will they finally leave some decisiveness in the #2012 GOP nomination?Magid CPI: Taliban threaten to behead U.S. read more

Fight night down South

Fight night down South

03/12/12 08:00PM

Newt Gingrich continues to vow to take his fight “all the way to Tampa,” but can he really win? The Alabama and Mississippi primaries are make-or-break for Gingrich, but even if he loses those contests, he may not exit the race anytime soon. watch

All eyes on Obama's next moves

All eyes on Obama's next moves

03/12/12 08:00PM

Obama’s approval ratings may be dipping as the GOP race continues. With a White House conference scheduled on the same day as the Alabama and Mississippi primaries, is Obama playing by strategy, or is it all just a coincidence? The NOW panel weighs in... watch

From dogs to the doghouse

From dogs to the doghouse

03/12/12 08:00PM

What Now?!: The NOW panel discusses Bo Obama, Rebekah Brook’s arrest in the British phone-hacking scandal, and the president’s basketball outing. watch

Afghanistan: Should we stay or should we go?

Afghanistan: Should we stay or should we go?

03/12/12 08:00PM

Following a violent past couple of days in Afghanistan, is it time for the U.S. to rethink its strategy? GQ’s Matthieu Aikins joins the NOW panel to discuss the debate between staying in Afghanistan or speeding up withdrawal. watch

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