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Inside the Nerve Center

Inside the Nerve Center

01/08/12 10:51AM

MANCHESTER, NH -- When you see a big event on TV, it's even bigger behind the scenes.  This morning dozens of NBC and msnbc producers are gathered at The Armory in Manchester, NH - with more to come - ahead of the primary on Tuesday.The team at NOW has used The Armory (a/k/a The Nerve Center) as a base since we arrived on Friday to map out our days and catch up with our colleagues. read more

Newt Gingrich talks to veterans at a town hall in Wolfeboro, NH

First in the Nation

01/08/12 12:53AM

It was a busy Saturday in New Hampshire.Five candidates were campaigning here today, all working to claim the momentum bestowed upon the winner of the "First in the Nation" primary.Every day reporters on the trail have to make decisions about which events to cover, not an easy task when candidates are spread across the state and moving rapidly from town hall to meet and greet to media avail.We spent time at a Gingrich and later Santorum event today before joining the 600+ journalists gathered in Manchester for the ABC debate (preceeding our NBC debate on msnbc Sunday at 9a ET).Alex has been tw read more

What Just Happened?!

01/06/12 04:00PM

In the Republican primary, Iowa was a dream for some and a nightmare for others.  But as the losers are weeded out, are voters happy with the field they picked?  It's time to look back at What Just Happened?! read more

Herman Cain: I'll make an 'unconventional endorsement'

01/06/12 01:48PM

Herman Cain, in his first msnbc appearance since suspending his campaign, teased to his upcoming GOP presidential endorsement. But true to form, Cain said it will not be what people expect.NOW’s Alex Wagner grilled the former candidate on whether he thought his past opponent Mitt Romney was the best hope for the Republican party, or if aligned with ‘anybody but Mitt.’“No, I’m not a member of the ‘anybody but Mitt’ crowd,” Cain told Wagner.“Is that an endorsement?”“No, Alex, that is not an endorsement… it will be an unconventional endorsement. read more

Huntsman's New Hampshire

Huntsman's New Hampshire

01/06/12 08:31AM

Mitt Romney must feel so confident about his chances in New Hampshire, he's out today campaigning in South Carolina. But what does it say about how realistic his confidence should be - when papers are still endorsing Anyone But Mitt?The most recent endorsement coming from the Boston Globe (where Romney was Gov)- lighting a small spark under Jon Huntsman. With Romney's eye off the Granite ball in NH, and Jon Huntsman starts to pick up some steam, it could add doubt in the minds of some people who have been on the fence about Romney.And that's just what Huntsman is campaigning about today. read more

NOW Today

01/06/12 06:35AM

Big, big, big show today.  How big?  Herman Cain big.  His first interview on msnbc since dropping out, previewing his new movement.  You'll want to find out more.Plus - Mary Kaye Huntsman, whose daughters made quite the splash on the show last year.  Tune in at noon ET!> Jonathan Capehart, The Washington Post/msnbc Contributor (@capehartj)> Steve Kornacki, (@stevekornacki)> S.E. Cupp, NY Daily News Columnist (@secupp)> Ben White, POLITICO (@morningmoneyben)> Guest: Herman Cain (@thehermancain)> Guest: Mary Kaye Huntsman read more

Trending NOW

01/06/12 06:31AM

First Friday of the year, last Friday before the first primary of 2012.Magid CPI: Rick Santorum claims same-sex marriage is comparable to polygamy; Colombia to hand over American teen mistakenly deported; EU governments weigh delay on any Iran oil ban Google: santorum; rick santorum; casey anthony video diaryTwitter: #FirstFridayOf2012; Friday of 2012; Family MattersYouTube Politics: Free Enterprise ( I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz; Sexy and I Know It - LMFAO; Set Fire to the Rain - ADELE  read more

The Teddy Bear Is Angry

The Teddy Bear Is Angry

01/05/12 10:32AM

We feel like we've been saying this for a while now... but this time we mean it: Newt Gingrich has really, really, NOW, taken the gloves off. The Teddy Bear is Angry. As Stephen Colbert put it last night, he looks like he wants to stick a sharp screw driver into Mitt Romney's lung.And why wouldn't he? After weeks of negative attacks against Gingrich, and a new CNN/ORC poll today showing Romney's electability at a whopping 65% with Gingrich down to 9%. But the Teddy Bear (again) blames the media for what is an actual, legitimate poll. read more

NOW Today

01/05/12 06:45AM

Fresh from Iowa and on their way to New Hampshire, John Heilemann and Michael Steele will join two new members of the panel for today's show:> Kelefa Sanneh, The New Yorker (@NewYorker)> Megan McArdle, The Atlantic> Michael Steele, Fmr. RNC Chair/msnbc Political Analyst (@steele_michael)> John Heilemann, National Affairs Editor, New York Magazine/msnbc Political Analyst (@jheil)  read more