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NOW Today

12/29/11 06:52AM

Bachmann's chairman in Iowa defects to Paul.  Santorum has more momentum than he's had in this race - did he get "hot" at the right time?  And tensions are mounting over oil and Iran, never a good thing.  Yes, folks, there is news to discuss this holiday week, and here's who's lined up to talk about it at noon ET today: Ari Melber, The Nation/msnbc Contributor (@arimelber)Rana Foroohar, TIME (@time)Wendy Schiller, Brown U. Prof. of Political ScienceJonathan Capehart, The Washington Post/msnbc Contributor (@capehartj)  read more

Trending NOW

12/29/11 06:45AM

With days to go before Iowa, we've noticed that political names and issues are trending higher than usual.Magid CPI: Closing Strait of Hormuz not so easy for Iran: analysts; North Korea's young leader; Bachmann: Bachmann loses Iowa campaign chairman to PaulGoogle: strait of hormuz; rick santorum; ron paulTwitter: Happy New Year; NYE; Ron PaulYouTube Politics: Welcome Home, Michael: a Dad, a Husband, and a Marine -- Happy Holidays (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9OB56szjszc)iTunes: Sexy and I Know It - LMFAO; It Will Rain - Bruno Mars; We Found Love (feat. read more

"The Nation Needs Romney"

"The Nation Needs Romney"

12/28/11 08:03AM

"The nation needs Romney." So says the Boston Herald. In what the paper calls the "clown car" Republican field (we prefer barrel of elephants), it's now time to end the entertainment and get serious about who the Party wants as their nominee.This endorsement may be why we're seeing a lot more of smiling Mitt. The smiling Mitt who is trying -- trying really, really hard -- to connect with people. One of the ways he tries to endear himself to potential voters? By guessing their age or their nationality. Hey, at least he's trying... read more

NOW Today

12/28/11 06:59AM

More guests than usual today as we ramp up our Iowa coverage - to say nothing of the guest we always welcome, The Rev. Al Sharpton, who joins us to talk about the battle of the Middle Class and discuss the fundamental differences between two parties that just cannot seem to get along.> Hugo Lindgren, Editor, The New York Times Magazine (@hugolindgren)> Maggie Haberman, POLITICO (@maggiepolitico)> Sam Stein, The Huffington Post (@samsteinhp)> Alicia Menendez, NDN (@aliciamenendez)> John Heilemann, New York Magazine/msnbc Political Analyst (@jheil)> Mark Halperin, TIME & msnbc Sr. read more

Trending NOW

12/28/11 06:52AM

And here now begin the hashtags marking the New Year...Magid CPI: Formal charges in Indiana girl's death to come Friday; North Korea bids a snowy, dramatic farewell to Kim Jong Il; Newt Gingrich: The new Newt Gingrich hates moderates, loves small animalsGoogle: bill maher; neil diamond; mennoniteTwitter: #Rewind2011; #10YearsAgo; Happy Hump DayYouTube Politics: Part-Time Congress (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2LN7PpNxXsY)iTunes: Safe & Sound (From "The Hunger Games" Soundtrack) - Taylor Swift; Sexy and I Know It – LMFAO; We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris) - Rihanna read more

Countdown to Iowa

Countdown to Iowa

12/27/11 07:00PM

Mitt Romney is setting his sights on the White House and Newt Gingrich is setting his sights on Romney's manhood. New York Magazine’s John Heilemann and Time... watch

Keystone D.O.A.?

Keystone D.O.A.?

12/27/11 07:00PM

Energy expert Randy Fahmy Hudome, former Bush White House associate deputy Secretary of Energy, joins NOW with Alex Wagner. watch

NOW Today

12/27/11 07:53AM

So - if you were somewhat disconnected these last few days - a lot of stuff happened in the political world.  Here's who's talking about it at noon ET on NOW: > Fmr. Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell> Ari Melber, The Nation/msnbc Contributor (@arimelber)> Ben White, POLITICO (@morningmoneyben)> Robert Traynham, Comcast Network DC Bureau Chief (@roberttraynham)> Sloane Crosley, Author (@askanyone)  read more

No More Mr. Nice Guy

No More Mr. Nice Guy

12/27/11 07:20AM

With one week to go, Newt Gingrich is out with his first email directly attacking rival Mitt Romney. Gingrich Communications Director Joe DeSantis writes in the email:"Can we trust a Massachusetts Moderate to enact a conservative agenda? Our campaign might have plenty of things to say about that, but the best response certainly comes from Mitt Romney himself: 'I think people recognize that I am not a partisan Republican. read more

Trending NOW

12/27/11 06:35AM

After yours truly took some time off...a return to our daily post on what's Trending NOW:Magid CPI: Missing Ind. read more

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