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Why Kasich stands alone

Why Kasich stands alone

04/12/16 07:32PM

John Kasich says he's running against the "darkness" of his rivals Trump and Cruz. Kasich supporter Montel Williams discusses the candidate’s prospects with Chris Matthews. watch

Trump takes on the RNC

Trump takes on the RNC

04/12/16 07:18PM

Donald Trump is claiming the voting system is rigged and now Reince Priebus is coming out to defend the GOP rules. And while Republicans get restless, House Speaker Paul Ryan tells supporters: "Count me out." watch

Trump aide accuses Cruz of 'Gestapo tactics'

Trump aide accuses Cruz of 'Gestapo tactics'

04/11/16 07:21PM

“Gestapo tactics." That's what Trump's new convention manager is accusing the Ted Cruz campaign of, as the fight for delegates heats up. The Cruz campaign says those comments are an attempt to distract voters from Trump "failure." watch

Secret Service cracking down on conventions

Report: Secret Service cracking down on convention screening

04/08/16 07:52PM

Buzzfeed’s John Stanton reports that the U.S. Secret Service is using an executive order by the president to exert control over screening reporter credentials for the national conventions. The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart and the Guardian’s Sabrina Siddiqui also tell Chris Matthews something he doesn’t know. watch

Ronald Reagan shakes hands with then-President Gerald Ford at the 1976 Republican National Convention at Kemper Arena in Kansas City. (Courtesy Gerald R. Ford Library)

The art of closing the deal

04/08/16 07:46PM

Donald Trump’s lack of discipline and propensity to take high-risk gambles could undermine his chances in the home stretch to the Republican convention if he manages to spook the unbound delegates he might need to clinch the nomination. The same thing happened to another Republican candidate who would eventually be revered as the party’s... read more


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