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NOW Today

01/02/12 06:44AM

It's crunch time in Iowa and the political world is dead center in the Hawkeye state. By week's end this could be a very different race. Here's our team breaking down all the developments today:> Ari Melber, The Nation/msnbc Contributor (@arimelber)> Matt K. Lewis, Daily Caller (@mattklewis)> Jimmy Williams, United Republic (@jimmyspolitics)> Joy-Ann Reid, Managing Editor, theGrio.com (@thereidreport)> Guest: John Heilemann, National Affairs Editor, New York Magazine/msnbc Political Analyst (@jheil)> Guest: Alice Stewart, Press Secretary, Bachmann for President (@teambachmann) read more

Trending NOW

01/02/12 06:39AM

ONE day to go until the Iowa Caucuses.  We've got a great preview show coming up at noon, today, 1/2/12.Magid CPI: GOP Iowa Caucuses: With 48 hours left, Romney eyes Iowa breakthrough; Mt. Rainier ranger shot to death, gunman sought; Man sought in Southern California arson investigationGoogle:rick santorum; iowa caucus; mt rainierTwitter:#FirstMalikMondayOf2012; #LAArson; Rose ParadeYouTube Politics:Romney- I would veto the DREAM Act (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RJC1Mn8Pxg8)iTunes:Sexy and I Know It - LMFAO; We Found Love (feat. read more

The NOW team

Happy New Year!

12/30/11 10:12AM

The NOW team got in the holiday spirit last night for a little bowling action, probably the last chance we'll get to party before the 2012 election. For those keeping score, Alex Wagner was a tour de force.  Her bowling handle? Wagzzzzzzz.Happy New Year to all our viewers, and here's to a terrific 2012!   read more

NOW Today

12/30/11 06:51AM

We've got a GREAT show planned for today - weeks of work compiling some of the best moments of the political season (hint: we're having fun with it, a la blooper style).  You definitely want to tune in today - here's who's at the table:> Kurt Andersen, Studio 360 (@kbandersen)> Richard Wolffe, msnbc Political Analyst (@richardwolffedc)> Wendy Schiller, Brown U. Prof. of Political Science (@profwschiller)> Ben White, POLITICO (@morningmoneyben)> Guest (Des Moines): John Heilemann, National Affairs Editor, New York Magazine/msnbc Political Analyst (@jheil) read more

Trending NOW

12/30/11 06:48AM

The last trend report of 2011 is very - trendy.Magid CPI: North Korea Restores Order to Kim Funeral With Photoshop; Iowa: Sensing Iowa Win, Romney Plans Late Push; Michael Jordan engaged to model PrietoGoogle: michael jordan engaged; rick santorum; hypertrophic cardiomyopathyTwitter: #BestSong2011; #HaveA1DerFulNewYear; #LastFridayof2011YouTube Politics: Protesters outside Ron Paul's office (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iRKhBtPen1A)iTunes: Sexy and I Know It - LMFAO; It Will Rain - Bruno Mars; We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris) - Rihanna read more

GOP’s best dressed

GOP’s best dressed

12/29/11 07:00PM

Alex Wagner takes a look at the curious sartorial styles of Herman Cain, Rick Perry, and the rest of the GOP presidential candidates. watch

Introducing...the #Wagapedia

Introducing...the #Wagapedia

12/29/11 04:27PM

As we started to build the “NOW with Alex Wagner” team and got to know one another, we learned that Alex has some great lines.We’re told that some "Wagnerisms" are truly unique – and so it didn’t take long before the Wagapedia was born.Here are the first entries:Breaking-ish News (subjective interpretation of Breaking News)Nut-graph (a technicality for news scripts)Roving Wagnerian Circus (a/k/a NOW with Alex Wagner)Gingrich-ian (self-explanatory)Nevuary (read on for context clues)If you hear Alex add a word to the Wagapedia - make a note on the blog - or better yet, throw it on Twitter using read more

How Does He Do It?

How Does He Do It?

12/29/11 08:38AM

How does he do it? Ron Paul facing a barrage of criticism from his rivals for his stance on Iran, Iraq, 9/11, Israel... How is he still commanding such a huge lead in Iowa?? Not to mention racial and anti-Semitic statements in newsletters published under his name...When Herman Cain had his spotlight, the rivals went after him. And it worked, knocking him off the pedestal. In the case of Ron Paul, they're trying. But the Texas Congressman is no pizza executive.. -- he's a seasoned politician with 30 years of experience. And this time around, his M.O.? Silence. Silence from the candidate. read more

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