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NOW Today

02/27/12 07:10AM

In 24 hours voters in Michigan and Arizona will head to the polls for the start of arguably the most important day in the 2012 presidential nominating contest.  While Arizona appears to be safe territory for Mitt Romney, his fate is much less certain in his native Michigan, and that could amplify the blow of defeat there by challenger Rick... read more

Trending NOW

02/27/12 06:52AM

By the look of today's trends, you'd hardly know that tomorrow's elections in Arizona and Michigan could very well determine the 2012 GOP nominee. read more

Major problems arise over campaign funding...

Major problems arise over campaign funding overlap

02/26/12 07:00PM

Is the line between political campaigns and Super PACs being crossed? Bill Burton, former deputy press secretary for the Obama White House who now runs the Obama Super PAC, discusses the boundary between campaigns and Super PACs, and how Super PACs... watch

New war over higher education

New war over higher education

02/26/12 07:00PM

Rick Santorum calls President Obama a ‘snob’ for wanting all students to attend college. Alice Stewart, Santorum’s press secretary, joins the NOW panel to talk about Santorum’s recent comments, and Obama’s response to the accusations of snobbery. watch

NOW Today

02/24/12 06:54AM

Today on the show: We'll take a look at the competing policy proposals of Pres. Obama and his would-be Republican contenders.  We'll look at the women of 2012 (who are they and who is calling the shots).  Gov. Jack Markell (D-DE) will join us literally straight after meeting with the President and other governors assembled in... read more

Trending NOW

02/24/12 06:49AM

In a testament to the power of online trends - yesterday's YouTube Politics clip is getting a lot of attention today on TV (it's a Romney campaign ad that was recycling from his last bid for President). Is it efficient cost management, or an attempt to get one past the voters? Or both?Magid CPI: Syria: 'Friends of Syria'... read more

Is 2012 the ‘year of the woman’?

Is 2012 the ‘year of the woman’?

02/23/12 07:00PM

Controversies over women’s health issues are launching females to the forefront of political discourse, but is 2012 becoming as Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., says, the “year of the woman”? watch

Did anyone win?

02/23/12 03:56PM

Did anyone win last night's GOP debate? We asked former candidates, would-be candidates and journalists this question -- and the resounding answer was "no". Nobody won and nobody came out looking better. In what may have been the last primary debate of the season, the cliffhanger last episode left us feeling very unsatisfied.  Do... read more

NOW Today

02/23/12 06:57AM

Sometimes the analysis after a debate is a little premature, other times it's spot on and lives to define the event.  This morning, about 9 hours after the GOP debate, there's a general consensus that Rick Santorum didn't deliver the knockout punches that would guarantee his fate in Michigan - meaning we're likely to see a... read more

Trending NOW

02/23/12 06:51AM

Last night about half of the top 10 Twitter trends were related to the GOP debate - this morning many still linger from what could have been the final debate of this primary season.Magid CPI: Jury Recommends 26 Years for UVa Killer; GOP Debate: Romney Claws at Santorum During Debate; Lin, Knicks rout Hawks 99-82, head to MiamiGoogle: bridge to... read more

On the fence

02/22/12 08:05PM

Your debate primer: Immigration.It's a topic we haven't heard much about in the last couple of weeks. But not tonight. The remaining 4 GOP contenders are in Arizona, and it's sure to come up in this latest debate.  Rick Santorum spent part of this week playing up his immigrant roots... minutes after meeting with Joe Arpaio, the... read more

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