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Speaking Our Language

01/02/12 03:45PM

Who says the 2012 candidates don't embrace the rest of the world??! Our friends at BuzzFeed put this actual sound clip together - and we just had to pass it on!These politicians have real shutzpah! read more

"Iron Lady"

01/02/12 08:19AM

Michele Bachmann trying to use her status as the only female in the race to her advantage today, releasing in ad comparing herself to the "Iron Lady," as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was known. Is this necessary? After 2008 brought us Hillary Clinton, does Bachmann need to campaign as a woman?In doing so, some analysis say this is hurting her in Iowa, where she is targeting some of the most socially conservative voters in the nation.What do you think? We'll talk to Team Bachmann's Alice Stewart today. read more

Word of the Day: SETTLE

Word of the Day: SETTLE

01/02/12 08:02AM

In Iowa, a Time to Vote, and for Many, to SettleIowa Prepares to Settle for RomneySantorum: GOP Voters Shouldn't Settle for Moderate RomneySettle. Those headlines are just a few of the places we saw that word come up over the weekend, and we've already heard it half a dozen times on "Morning Joe." After months and months of build-up, we're less than 24 hours from the first vote for the republican nomination. And Mitt Romney, while leading in the polls, hasn't shown he can command more than 25% of voter support. Will turnout tomorrow be weak, because, well, no one wants to settle? read more

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, (@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 ( 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 ( 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