Newsweek and The Daily Beast are gearing up for the 2012 election by joining forces with NBC News. Under the collaboration announced today, the magazine and Web site will have access to NBC News’ deep bench of political reporters and video content, as well as opportunities to work with NBC at national debates. There will also be weekly exclusive video content commissioned by Newsweek and The Daily Beast and utilizing the video player of MSNBC—the No. 1 video news site on the Web. The deal will combine “the vast resources of NBC News with the reach of Newsweek & The Daily Beast,” said Mark Miller, Director of Editorial Operations for Newsweek & The Daily Beast.