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Web Exclusive: What Else Michele Bachmann Told Meghan McCain

12/01/11 12:32PM

Albums on her iPod, debate rituals, and the secret sauce to Michele Bachmann’s presidential campaign.Meghan McCain joined Alex on NOW today to discuss her interview with the Minnesota Congresswoman—who touched on topics she doesn’t often discuss. Here are some of the answers we saved for the web exclusively – plus some behind the scenes photos from our shoot yesterday at Java Joe’s – the place to be in  Des Moines, IA.  read more

Welcome to the top Mr. Gingrich

12/01/11 07:29AM

Now that Newt Gingrich is finding himself at the top of some polls, here come the attacks...GOP front-runner Mitt Romney taking his focus off the general election and turning to the man nipping at his heels. read more

NOW Today

12/01/11 06:44AM

Sitting at the NOW desk today:> Kasie Hunt, AP (@kasie)> Ari Melber, The Nation/msnbc Contributor (@arimelber)> Richard Wolffe, msnbc Political Analyst (@richardwolffedc)> Ben White, POLITICO (@morningmoneyben)  read more

Trending NOW

12/01/11 06:42AM

Good morning - here's what's abuzz this morning.Magid CPI: Will the Fed's move to help Europe hurt the U.S.? (29); Horses could be slaughtered for meat (26); Four Kids Among Six Shot in Suspected Domestic Dispute in Texas (25)Google: grammy nominations; billy graham; arsenicTwitter: #worldaidsday; #thismorning; Grammy 2012YouTube Politics: Newt Gingrich and Tim Scott Speak at the College of Charleston ( It Will Rain - Bruno Mars; Sexy and I Know It – LMFAO; We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris) - Rihanna read more

According to Newt

According to Newt

11/30/11 07:00PM

MSNBC’s Alex Wagner is joined by the Associated Press’ Kasie Hunt, The Nation’s Ari Melber, MSNBC political analyst Richard Wolffe and Politico’s Ben White... watch

Third party viable?

Third party viable?

11/30/11 07:00PM

MSNBC’s Alex Wagner and panel talk about the possibility of John Huntsman running in the 2012 election as an Independent. watch

Hello Pot? It's Kettle calling...

11/30/11 02:48PM

Herman Cain today saying there is a moral crisis going on right now. No, not in his campaign. But in this country.Wait. What?Yes, Herman Cain speaking about morality to supporters today in Ohio. (Yes, Ohio) What is wrong with the GOP field? There's Mitt Romney last night attacking Newt for being a flip-flopper... Wait. What? Newt embracing his career politician status. And Perry doesn't know what day election day is.Is anyone home?? Are they all blind to what a real candidate should be? read more

Happier times? President Obama in Pennsylvania back in 2008 with Senator Bob Casey.

Uphill climb

11/30/11 07:29AM

President Obama making his case today in the tough democratic area in the battleground state of Pennsylvania. We say "tough" because according to the NYT, Scanton's unemployment rate stands at 9.7%, the Scranton highest in the state. The regional food bank in Scranton served a record number of meals on Thanksgiving, and the Democratic Mayor says people there are losing hope. And it's not like Scranton was a fan of Obama in 2008 - 75% of primary voters there picked Hillary Clinton.What do you think? read more



11/29/11 03:28PM

"Those of you that will be 21 by Nov. 12th, I ask for your support and your vote."Rick Perry courting the youth vote today in New Hampshire! Apparently he doesn't need the 18, 19 and 20-year olds.The Texas Governor, more famous right now for his misstatements than his actual policy, got a few things wrong here. First, 18 is the minimum voting age in this country. And secondly, election day will be on November 6, 2012 - not on the 12th.But we all make flubs. Maybe he was just misremembering when he was first able to vote. The 26th Amendment passed in 1971 lowering voting age to 18. read more

Income inequality reaching a tipping point?

Income inequality reaching a tipping point?

11/29/11 07:16AM

Today's NY Post cover says it all: The Rich Get Richer. After hearing about 3 members of the 1% winning a quarter of a billion dollars in a lottery, we want to know - what is this nation's economic reality?? In addition to these lucky Powerball winners, take a look at some other morning headlines:A Facebook IPO could make Zuckerberg worth $24 billion! Shoppers yesterday rung up sales that jumped double-digits from last year. read more