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Your iPhone is stalking you

Your iPhone is stalking you

04/21/11 06:18PM

Can your iPhone track your every move? A new report released yesterday suggests Apple’s basically stalking you more than that creepy ex.Democratic lawmakers are now demanding answers from Steve Jobs. read more

Rep. Paul Ryan (Marco Grob/Time); Rep. Michele Bachmann (Mark Peterson/Redux for Time); House Speaker Jon Boehner (Andrew Cutraro/Redux for Time); Gov. Chris Christie (Marco Grob/Trunk Archive)

Time mag's 100 most influential

04/21/11 04:38PM

Today, Time magazine released its list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The usual suspects made the list: President Obama, Hillary Clinton, Oprah. (Lady Gaga, you were robbed!)But this year, four prominent Republicans also made the cut for the first time: Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, Rep. Michele Bachmann, House Speaker John Boehner and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Time mag profiled the Koch Brothers, which have been quietly yet generously funding the Tea Party. Sarah Palin was noticeably absent from the list. read more

First Word: April 21, 2011

04/21/11 02:30PM

Here's a look at stories we're following today. What headlines are you clicking on?GOP escalates debt-limit demands.Obama to supporters: I understand your frustration.Critics blast Gov. Jindal's hush-hush health care privatization push.Lawsuits fly in BP's gulf spill blame game.America's next top Libertarian: Gary Johnson.Karl Rove's advice to Republicans on winning the debt limit fight.The 2011 Time 100 list debuts today. read more

Cold open: April 20, 2011

Cold open: April 20, 2011

04/20/11 08:00PM

President Obama and Congressman Paul Ryan both spoke at town halls and they both talked about the debt. Things couldn't possibly go well for both of them. watch

Facebook the nation

Facebook the nation

04/20/11 08:00PM

Msnbc’s Lawrence O’Donnell talks to Chris Hayes, Washington editor of the Nation, about President Obama’s town hall meeting today at the Facebook HQ. watch

Roadblocks to ending Medicare

Roadblocks to ending Medicare

04/20/11 08:00PM

Paul Ryan and the Republicans who want to end Medicare may have a few obstacles in their way, including 84 percent of the American people. Berkeley professor... watch

Lukewarm GOP field?

Lukewarm GOP field?

04/20/11 08:00PM

Msnbc's Lawrence O’Donnell talks to msnbc contributor Melissa Harris-Perry about the Republican presidential prospects. watch

Bachmann: birther issue over

Bachmann: birther issue over

04/20/11 08:00PM

Msnbc’s Lawrence O’Donnell talks to Slate’s Dave Weigel about how the birther movement was brought to a halt by one of the Tea Party darlings herself. watch

DCCC goes the grandpa angle

04/20/11 07:42PM

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee just released a new web video targeting Congressman Paul Ryan’s proposed budget plan backed by the GOP.Text on the screen reads, “seniors will have to find $12,500 for Health Care because Republicans voted to end Medicare. How will you pay?”The video shows an elderly man doing odd jobs, like working a lemonade stand, mowing lawns — with a walker — and even stripping at a bachelorette party to make ends meet. read more

No love for the Ryan budget plan

04/20/11 06:30PM

New numbers suggests Americans are just not that into Rep. Paul Ryan’s plan to swap out Medicare for a voucher-based system.A Washington Post-ABC poll released today found 78 percent of American oppose cutting spending on Medicare in order to nix the national debt. And 65% say the Medicare program should remain the same while 34% favor Ryan's version.The Republican Congressman got booed by his own constituents yesterday at a town hall meeting in Milton, Wisconsin. read more

Watch Facebook town hall live

04/20/11 04:48PM

President Obama is taking questions from at a town hall style meeting at Facebook's headquarters in Palo Alto, California. In case you were wondering, his status with the GOP: it's complicated. read more

Breitbart vs. the truth

04/20/11 04:31PM

Internet lightning rod Andrew Breitbart has a new book out that our msnbc colleague Martin Bashir has read (whether Breitbart believes him or not). In his book, Breitbart says he is committed to telling the truth. Bashir's question: why is Breitbart so often accused for being on the wrong side of truth? Their fiery exchange is a must watch. Bashir keeps his cool while Breitbart repeatedly tries to hijack the interview. My favorite bit, though... the way Bashir calmly and extremely quickly brings it all to a close when he's clearly had enough. read more

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