Happy Wednesday afternoon! Here's some of the stories we're watching today.
Happy Tuesday afternoon! Here's some of the stories we're watching today:
On The Last Word, MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell slams Craig Sonner, the "cowardly" lawyer representing George Zimmerman, for canceling the interview at the last minute. Plus, New York Times columnist Charles Blow weighs in on the Trayvon Martin case.
As the discussion continues over whether or not the individual mandate to purchase health insurance is constitutional, NBC's Mark Murray and Domenico Montanaro discuss the irony surrounding the issue, Romney's foreign policy gaffe and his huge spending lead in Wisconsin.
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Thousands of people are expected to converge on Sanford, Florida today to mark the 1-month anniversary of Trayvon Martin's slaying...
Happy Monday, welcome to the new week! Here's some of the stories we're watching:
The parents of an unarmed black teenager who was shot dead by a neighborhood watch captain in Florida will be part of a rally tonight in the city where he was killed one month ago today to protest the lack of an arrest or prosecution:
The Supreme Court has finished the first of three days of arguments on the fate of the Obama administration's overhaul of the nation's health care system:
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Newt Gingrich is out with his first ad attacking Mitt Romney in South Carolina, and it’s a doozy — targeting the former Massachusetts governor’s record on abortion rights.
GOP Strategist Frank Luntz says "conservatives should not be defending capitalism."
Mitt Romney said his win in New Hampshire is proof that the attacks on his time at Bain Capital fell flat.
Mitt Romney has a new Spanish-language ad in Florida, called “Nostros” (meaning “We” or “Us”).
In Rock Hill, S.C., Newt Gingrich hit on a theme he has cultivated since Monday that Mitt Romney is a weak, gaffe-prone candidate
Last week, underwhelming Republican turnout in the Iowa caucuses fell short of expectations. Yesterday in New Hampshire, it happened again.
Campaign advisers to Mitt Romney, stung by unexpectedly ferocious attacks on his business record, are scrambling to avoid a prolonged and nasty battle.
As Mitt Romney's firm profited in South Carolina, jobs disappeared.
Mitt Romney is depicted as a financier “more ruthless than Wall Street” in a film bankrolled by Newt Gingrich supporters set to be released today in South Carolina.
Rush Limbaugh says Newt Gingrich "sounds like Elizabeth Warren."
Mitt Romney delivered a punchy, aggressive, and well-received acceptance speech after his New Hampshire win, tying President Obama to another continent: Europe.
Rick Perry: Mitt's company is "just vultures" who "eat the carcass" of companies.
Fox's Sean Hannity To Rick Perry: You sound "like something from Occupy Wall Street."
Mitt Romney made the rounds on the morning shows today, saying the New Hampshire primary results show the Bain attacks against him just don’t work.
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), a tea-partier extraordinaire who’s been careful not to give out any presidential endorsement, said he thinks Mitt Romney is going to pull off a win in South Carolina.
President Obama is trailing his top GOP rival Mitt Romney in the swing state of Florida ten months out from the general election.
Mitt Romney, under attack by his opponents over his record of layoffs and restructuring at his old firm Bain Capital, said today that President Obama was also forced to lay off people in the auto industry.
The tension was thick as Indiana Republicans crammed a right-to-work bill through a House panel in less than seven minutes.
"I think the light of democracy just went out in the Indiana House," said Rep. Clyde Kersey, D-Terre Haute.
A panel of Indiana lawmakers voted along party lines to move divisive right-to-work legislation to the full House of Representatives.
Rick Santorum says his campaign did not have enough resources in place in New Hampshire to make the most of his impressive showing in Iowa last week.
Mitt 'Free Enterprise' Romney sought and received federal bailout for Bain.
Rick Perry calls Mitt Romney's company "vultures" who "eat the carcass" of companies.
Rick Santorum: "The way he (Mitt Romney) came across just reminds you of your boss as opposed to someone that really has an understanding of what you're dealing with in your life. "
Republican candidates court Tim Tebow.
No, Romney didn’t actually say that he enjoys firing people — but what he really did say was actually worse.
Usually reluctant to concede error, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker now confesses to being embarrassed by the "Koch" call.
A narrower than expected win for Mitt Romney in the nation's first presidential primary – or a surprisingly strong finish from one of his rivals – could weaken the front-runner.
Mitt Romney still holds a double-digit lead in New Hampshire, but Jon Huntsman has cut into that edge.
National Review: Bain attacks "foolish and destructive;" Mitt Romney "tin-eared."
Mitt Romney directly engages Occupy Wall Street protestors who are making themselves a regular presence at his events.
Team Mitt: Free enterprise is being put on trial by President Obama. And their first witness is Newt Gingrich.
Rush Limbaugh used a controversial new book about the Obamas to float some new theories about the First Couple on his Monday show.
A new CBS poll finds that 58 percent of Republican primary voters want more presidential choices, while just 37 percent say they are satisfied with the current field.
Ron Paul’s campaign chairman angrily cuts off interview with CNN’s Dana Bash.
Jon Huntsman and Mitt Romney tied when voters in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, cast the first ballots in the New Hampshire primary just after midnight on Tuesday.
Jon Huntsman was busy campaigning in the hinterlands of the Granite State, when he encountered Izak the goat, who hauled off and bit the former Utah governor.
The Union Leader's closing argument.
Rush Limbaugh wades into the Newt-versus-Mitt scrap over Bain Capital and Romney's "firing" gaffe, fretting about what the Obama campaign will do to Romney in the general.
Internet researcher Andrew Kaczynski is making waves with a 2003 article about Bain offshoring jobs from Massachusetts, during Romney’s time as Governor.
Rick Santorum is selling branded sweater vests for $100 each.
New data from Gallup shows that Republicans may be finally coalescing around Mitt Romney as their nominee ahead of Tuesday’s New Hampshire Primary.
Mitt Romney says he likes being able to 'fire people' who don't provide adequate business services. He said Monday that he wants to allow people to shop for their own health insurance and fire their health insurer if they aren't happy with it. (Jan. 9)
Mitt Romney, who's under attack for his business record, said Monday that he likes having the option of firing people.
Rick Santorum cites an unnamed “anti-poverty expert” to claim that children are better off having a parent in prison who abandoned them than having two same-sex parents.
New York Times columnist Bill Keller argues that it's time to consider putting Hillary Clinton on the 2012 ticket.
Mitt Romney loves the Chamber Of Commerce.
A group backing Newt Gingrich has purchased the rights to a documentary that flays Mitt Romney for his time as a "corporate raider" at Bain Capital.
States vs. unions: The key battlegrounds.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called President Obama the “most pessimistic man I’ve ever seen” and said he is faking anger to win re-election.
The Wall Street Journal has taken the most comprehensive look yet at Bain’s record on Mitt Romney’s watch.
David Axelrod on Sunday pushed back on a forthcoming book about the first couple’s marriage, suggesting its portrayals of tension were inaccurate and exaggerated.
Seconds after insisting he hadn’t seen his super PAC ads attacking Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney defends ads in detail.
Mitt Romney flubs his own standard on job creation.
Newt Gingrich sharply criticized comments made by Mitt Romney that Americans who need to pay off their mortgage should perhaps not run for public office.
An African-American man confronts Newt Gingrich on food stamps comments, saying "stop using blacks as a punching bag."
Mitt Romney defends his time in private business, insisting he understands the country's tough economic times because he once feared losing his job.
Newt Gingrich triples down on his hits on Mitt Romney over Bain Capital.
Upset over Rick Santorum’s controversial comments on race, an African-American woman sternly challenged the GOP presidential candidate.
New Hampshire, meet former New York gubernatorial candidate and current Newt Gingrich supporter Carl Paladino.
Pro-Perry, pro-Huntsman super PACs passed on Bain film.
Final University of New Hampshire poll shows race for second is fluid.
DNC targets Mitt Romney's "100,000 job"' claim.
A young woman poses for a photo with Rick Perry while saying it is "good to see someone as homophobic and racist as you."
During a rally for Mitt Romney, New Jersey governor Chris Christie was interrupted by demonstrators chanting “Christie Kills Jobs.” “Really?!” Christie amusedly boomed.
Mitt Romney seems headed to a win Tuesday night, but the race for second place in the Granite State is far from settled.
Mitt Romney took a lead in South Carolina last week, and it looks like the same thing is happening in Florida, the fourth primary state.
John McCain and Mitt Romney may be eager for us to erase their past rivalry from our memories, but YouTube video won't let us forget.
John McCain's YouTube account ditches 2008 attack on Mitt Romney now that McCain has endorsed Romney for 2012.
Just two days after the first votes in the race to pick a Republican presidential nominee, Sen. John McCain says it's time to wrap things up.
Sen. John McCain came to the defense of Mitt Romney and warned Newt Gingrich to “be careful about being too angry.”
Mitt Romney on Thursday labeled President Barack Obama as a "crony capitalist."
Rick Santorum In New Hampshire: Congress should take Obama to court for recess appointments.
"Right to Work" Republicans deprived of a quorum in Indiana.
Michigan’s undemocratic emergency managers are paid six figures at local taxpayers' expense.
Michele Bachmann faces decision about House seat after ending presidential run.
Bill O’Reilly grills Rick Santorum on social issues, "black people" comment.
George Will says Rick Santorum is winning because Republicans "crave fun."
Herman Cain launches "Cain’s Solutions Revolution" to "keep 999 alive."
The Obama administration will unveil a "more realistic" vision for the military today, with plans to cut tens of thousands of ground troops and invest more in air and sea power.
Rick Santorum says he didn't say he doesn't want to help black people.
One of two relatively small Super PACs that helped Rick Santorum grab his upset result in Iowa looks set to close.
Mitt Romney slams President Obama's "union stooges" in South Carolina.
Karl Rove: 'A Big Win for Romney in Iowa'
Ron Paul’s campaign raised $13 million in the last three months of the year.
Rick Santorum on the upswing in GOP race.
Rick Santorum super PAC hires Hill vet.
After a sixth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann ends her bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Watch her entire statement.
Michele Bachmann says she will "stand aside" after pulling just 5 percent in Iowa caucuses.
Perry stays in race, tweets: "Here we come South Carolina"
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels bows to public pressure, will allow masses to protest at statehouse today
Obama putting new consumer watchdog in job despite GOP opposition.
Romney camp admits that his claim of 100K jobs created at Bain doesn't factor in layoffs.
Richard Viguerie: 75% of Iowa Republicans vote against Romney
Rivals seek to rally right against Mitt Romney.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry said he'll return to Texas today to reassess his candidacy.
President Barack Obama is pushing his economic message in Ohio.
John McCain will endorse his '08 rival Mitt Romney.
Mitt Romney received six votes less than he did in 2008.
Mitt Romney talks to GMA about Rick Santorum and an 'angry, disappointed' Newt Gingrich.
Sources: Rick Perry's still got more than $3 million to burn.
Rick Santorum's top strategist said the online traffic was so intense on their website that it crashed momentarily.
The Wall Street Journal's influential, conservative editorial page interprets the Iowa results as a yellow light for Mitt Romney's campaign.
Santorum’s performance in Iowa gave him a boost with New Hampshire voters.
Obama campaign director Jim Messina says the caucuses showed two important aspects of the campaign to come.
Mitt Romney would not favor Santorum's plan to zero out taxes for manufacturers
Newt Gingrich explained the game plan is to defeat Romney by defining him as outside mainstream conservatism.
The first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses closed with confusion and tension, as Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum finished in an effective dead heat.
Michele Bachmann cancels South Carolina trip.
Newt Gingrich is going after Mitt Romney, and in a recent interview Gingrich went so far as to call Romney a liar. The Morning Joe panel discusses Gingrich's remarks and what impact it will have on Romney. "Meet the Press" moderator David Gregory, the BBC's Katty Kay and Time's Joe Klein join the conversation.
Here's some of the stories we're watching on Iowa caucuses day!
Newt Gingrich called Mitt Romney a liar today morning in a tense interview on the day of the Iowa caucuses.
Michele Bachmann: "We've already bought tickets to South Carolina"
Glenn Beck pressed Rick Santorum about his support for Arlen Specter over Pat Toomey in the 2004 Senate primary in Pennsylvania.
The Weather Channel says the forecast for Iowa is chance of rain, but it should generally be sunny.
This is a good resource for results tonight.
The Texas governor prepared a last-minute push to avoid an embarrassing showing in Tuesday's Iowa caucuses.
With Iowa's Republican presidential caucuses just hours away, the final polling snapshot shows a close race.
Michele Bachmann predicted today her campaign will “surprise a lot of people tonight.”
Michele Bachmann and Soledad O’Brien tussle over what a ‘gotcha question’ is.
How the Iowa caucuses will work.
Rick Santorum said Monday that he "settled" when endorsing candidate Mitt Romney during the 2008 Republican primary.
Mitt Romney says President Obama will keep us from being 'one nation under God.'
Rick Perry managed to flub a key detail in Iowa while attempting to use Alaska's notorious "Bridge to Nowhere" to underscore what he described as rival Rick Santorum's past embrace of reckless spending in Washington.
Rick Santorum says Ron Paul's campaign is responsible for robocalls that say the former Pennsylvania senator is weak on gun rights.
Mitt Romney was interrupted by Occupy protesters during his final rally of the day Monday.
Santorum cries when asked about son's death, calls question a 'cheap shot'
Everywhere Rick Santorum goes, he has been there before.
An unfortunate explanation by Rick Santorum.
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad predicts Mitt Romney or Rick Santorum would likely emerge the winner on Tuesday.
Rupert Murdoch, new to the Twitterverse, had some kind words for Rick Santorum in advance of the caucuses.
A few hours after he predicted he probably won't win the caucuses, Newt Gingrich had a turnaround.
While speaking to a group of moms in Des Moines, Iowa, Newt Gingrich gets choked up while talking about his own mom. Time's Mark Halperin provides the latest Iowa analysis to MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell.
Newt Gingrich teared up during a campaign stop today, speaking about his late mother in front of a group of mothers in Des Moines.
Nothing quite so illustrates the rightward lurch of the GOP than the demonization of candidates who backed George W. Bush.
The first "American Idol" has announced who she wants to be the next president, but her choice isn't helping her image.
Mitt Romney is trying to come across as a man of the people ahead of the Iowa caucus.
DNC: Mitt Romney's Marie Antoinette charge "laughable" coming from "quarter-billion-dollar man."
Michele Bachmann revealed that the AR-15 assault rifle was her favorite gun, saying "I love it."
Rep. Steve King (R-IA) says he agrees that Rep. Ron Paul's views on national security are "dangerous."
Fox Latin America has apologized for a poll on whether Jews killed Jesus Christ that one of its staffers put on a Facebook page.
Veterans of the 2008 New Hampshire campaign have wondered when the Union Leader would try to repeat the daily, front-page battery of Mitt Romney that it accomplished last cycle.
The Daily's Dan Hirschhorn spots a new arrival on the Iowa super PAC scene: a group headed by Family Leader official (and Santorum endorser) Chuck Hurley."
Christian conservative activist David Lane is alarmed that the Drudge Report and Ann Coulter have "decided that Newt is the enemy" and are "going all out for Romney."
A judge in Wisconsin has ruled that Democratic recall organizers cannot challenge a lawsuit brought by the state GOP against election officials.
Right-wing bloggers and Fox News have managed to squeeze in one more liberal conspiracy theory before the end of 2011.
Mitt Romney says a remark by President Obama on the economy reminded him of of Marie Antoinette famous quote, "Let them eat cake."
Mitt Romney unveiled plans Thursday for an aggressive finishing sprint in Iowa designed to lock down a victory in Tuesday’s caucuses.
NBC poll: Mitt Romney, Ron Paul neck-and-neck in Iowa; Newt Gingrich in fifth!