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Is Romney just too rich?

Is Romney just too rich?

01/19/12 04:50PM

NOWist Wendy Schiller is a professor of political science at Brown UniversityElecting wealthy men to the presidency is not a new phenomenon in American politics.  According to a survey conducted by TheAtlantic.com, which measured presidents’ fortunes in 2010 dollars, some of our most revered past presidents have been very rich indeed.   For example, George Washington was worth a cool $525 million, Andrew Jackson was worth $119 million, and Teddy Roosevelt was worth $125 million.  John F. Kennedy Jr. was the richest president ever with an estimated family fortune of $1 billion. read more

Perry, Gingrich & Romney the out-of-touch Ken doll

Perry, Gingrich & Romney the out-of-touch Ken doll

01/19/12 03:37PM

NOWist Jimmy Williams is an msnbc Contributor and former Senate staffer Stuck in the Minneapolis airport yesterday, I punched out a post on how Rick Santorum (and tangentially Rick Perry) were going to deny Newt Gingrich a badly-needed win in my home state of South Carolina. Then all hell broke loose this morning with Perry dropping out and endorsing Gingrich. Add ABC's bombshell tease of Gingrich's second wife, Marianne, declaring on national tv that Newt wanted to have his cake and eat it too by having an "open marriage" with both her and his mistress-now-wife Callista. read more

Everything ever said

Everything ever said

01/19/12 02:59PM

Tonight's South Carolina debate marks the seventeenth of the election season.Needless to say, there's been a lot of rhetoric spewed out.Our friend Ari Melber looks back at all the questions, answers, follow-ups, rebuttals, comments, and claims in some clever word charts.  Take a look. read more

Mitt-mentum Fading?

01/19/12 02:38PM

We know he's rich. He's got Millions. But now there are reports that these millions aren't in your run of the mill checking account or under a mattress... Mitt Romney has them neatly stashed away, tax-free, in the Cayman Islands.And with a new NBC poll showing his lead in South Carolina is shrinking... and him having to concede his Iowa 8-vote win in Iowa to Rick Santorum... is Romney's coronation over?We asked our panel What's Next for Mitt?  read more

NOW Today

01/19/12 06:56AM

A new NBC News-Marist poll out this morning puts Mitt Romney ten points ahead of Newt Gingrich.  But there's 2 days to go in South Carolina, and Gingrich definately has momentum.  The press today is filled with stories that could hurt either candidate, so it's anybody's guess what could happen in South Carolina.  Who would have thought?NOWist John Heilemann points this out this morning: Given that Iowa is set to announce today that Rick Santorum is the winner of its caucuses after re-canvasing, by the end of this weekend Mitt Romney may have only won New Hampshire - a state that he had to win read more

Trending NOW

01/19/12 06:48AM

Lots of political news broke overnight - but it's not trending just yet.  All the more reason to get the latest at noon ET on NOW.Magid CPI: SOPA/PIPA: Bloggers in China sound off on SOPA blackout; Iconic Kodak files for bankruptcy; Iran wants to resume talks over its nuclear programGoogle: keystone pipeline; marco rubio; keystone xlTwitter: Chapter 11; American Idol; #WaysToGetOFFthePhoneYouTube Politics: Obama for America 2012 TV AD - The Facts About President Obama's Energy Record Billboard (Hot 100): We Found Love - Rihanna Featuring Calvin Harris; Set Fire To The Rain - Adele; Good Feelin read more

Rick Perry drops out, returns to Texas

Rick Perry drops out, returns to Texas

01/18/12 07:00PM

Gov. Rick Perry announced Thursday morning that he’s dropping out of the presidential race and turning his cowboy boots back to Texas. Salon’s Steve Kornacki, the New York Observer’s Elizabeth Spiers, Time’s Rana Foroohar, BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith, and New... watch

Mitt Romney’s campaign missteps

Mitt Romney’s campaign missteps

01/18/12 07:00PM

GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney is taking heat for failing to disclose details on his financial wealth. The NOW panel is on the story, explaining the Romney campaign’s missteps in avoiding this sudden need for damage control. watch

Obama pushes tourism with Disney World speech

Obama pushes tourism with Disney World speech

01/18/12 07:00PM

President Obama is promoting tourism in a speech in Disney World on Thursday, which comes on the heels of his rejection of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The Grio’s Joy-Ann Reid and NBC’s Mike Viqueira weigh in on the president’s political... watch

Santorum, not Romney, the Iowa caucus victor?

Santorum, not Romney, the Iowa caucus victor?

01/18/12 07:00PM

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is shaking up Mitt Romney’s sought-after “hat trick” hopes in winning Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina after a recount in Iowa suggests that Romney prematurely claimed victory, making Santorum the true... watch

NOW Today

01/18/12 06:53AM

Mitt Romney had a bad day yesterday, and it could be worse today as he recovers from his admission that he pays a tax rate well below most of America.  That was a bad soundbite, but not "news" per se.  Far worse, it appears, was Romney suggesting that he didn't make much from speaking fees - a sum of nearly $375,000, well above the average South Carolina salary of $33,000.It's sure to come up when we talk to the authors of a new book, "The Real Romney," that's making a lot of buzz. read more

Trending NOW

01/18/12 06:43AM

Lots of attention on the web today about a measure critics say would change the web as we know it. read more

Yes we can't? Divisive politics on the Hill

Yes we can't? Divisive politics on the Hill

01/17/12 07:00PM

President Barack Obama campaigned in 2008 on the message of hope and change, but is he now jaded from the partisan politics of Washington? Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who chairs the Democratic National Convention, joins NOW on the divisive... watch

Gingrich-Santorum ‘bromance’ breakup

Gingrich-Santorum ‘bromance’ breakup

01/17/12 07:00PM

In what was once a formidable duo of presidential contenders Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum teaming against their opponent Mitt Romney is now each man for himself. Analyst Richard Wolffe, Demos’ Heather McGhee, Politico’s Maggie Haberman, the New York... watch

Time’s up for Rick Perry?

Time’s up for Rick Perry?

01/17/12 07:00PM

After finishing in the lower-tier of candidates for the Iowa and New Hampshire races, Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s presidential campaign is still trucking along... barely. NOW’s panel weighs in on the life-expectancy of the Lone Star State Republican’s bid... watch

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