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Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich greets supporters at a polling station at the high school, Feb. 9, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (Photo by Jim Cole/AP)

Tales From the Trail: New Hampshire focused candidates say goodbye

02/09/16 05:16PM

Want to know what the NBC News Embeds saw? Follow their daily journey to the inside of the 2016 presidential campaign here:New Hampshire-centric candidates say goodbyeMANCHESTER, N.H. - No two presidential candidates spent more time in New Hampshire and staked their campaigns in the state than New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Ohio Gov. John... read more

The Mutianyu Great Wall in Beijing, China, Jan. 1, 2016. (Photo by Shen Bohan/Xinhua/ZUMA)

Donald Trump's problematic Great Wall of China comparison

02/09/16 04:42PM

The word “great” in the phrase “Great Wall of China” does not mean what Donald Trump thinks it means.It means monumental, it means large of scale —  but, in the context of the architectural structure’s tragic history, “great” does not mean admirable, worthy of imitation, or even effective.Trump has been comparing his plan to build a wall along... read more

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump answers questions during a town hall at the Lions Club on Feb. 8, 2016 in Londonderry, N.H. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty)

Analysis: Is this the real secret to Donald Trump's success?

02/09/16 03:10PM

Picture the year 2008. A then-Sen. Barack Obama, running to be the first black president, declares in a campaign stump speech that America is no longer great, that the country is losing to everyone else all the time. During those same remarks he repeats a crude comment about a woman’s anatomy shouted out by a supporter in the crowd and pretends... read more

Snow collects on buttons for sale outside a campaign event for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Londonderry Lions Club, Feb. 8, 2016, in Londonderry, N.H. (Photo by David Goldman/AP)

How Democrats plan to destroy Donald Trump

02/09/16 12:52PM

How Democrats plan to destroy Donald TrumpBy Benjy Sarlin and Alex SeitzwaldFor months, the political world has been consumed by the question of whether Donald Trump – that guy??? – could really win the GOP nomination. Now Republicans and Democrats alike are starting to ask the next question: What happens if he makes it to the general election?... read more

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump waves has he arrives for a campaign rally, Feb. 8, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (Photo by David Goldman/AP)

Trump calls supporter's use of epithet a 'great moment'

02/09/16 09:41AM

GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump described his shocking break with traditional political decorum on Monday, when he repeated a supporter's crude insult of Sen. Ted Cruz, as a "great moment" during an appearance on "Morning Joe" Tuesday.Trump enjoys a double digit lead in New Hampshire, which is holding its... read more

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leaves the stage during a break as she participates in the MSNBC Democratic Candidates Debate with Bernie Sanders in Durham, N.H., on Feb. 4, 2016. (Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty)

Sanders, Trump clear front-runners as New Hampshire votes Tuesday

02/09/16 07:23AM

Sanders and Trump clear frontrunners as New Hampshire voters hit the polls  HUDSON, New Hampshire — If the Iowa caucuses all came down to turnout, New Hampshire will all come down spin. There’s little question that Clinton will lose the state, and there’s little question that both sides will try to claim the result as a relative win for their... read more

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at Plymouth State University, Feb. 7, 2016, in Plymouth, N.H. (Photo by David Goldman/AP)

Veterans groups outside Iowa and NH still waiting on Trump money

02/09/16 07:21AM

While his Republican rivals debated in Des Moines, Iowa on January 28th, Donald Trump was just miles away at Drake University holding a fundraiser for veterans. Trump said he personally donated $1 million. All told, the event raised $6 million for veterans groups. A corresponding website says an additional $1.67 million dollars has been raised... read more

A child listens to Republican presidential candidate John Kasich speak to campaign workers and volunteers outside his campaign headquarters in Manchester, N.H., Feb. 6, 2016. (Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty)

Political tourists flock to New Hampshire

02/08/16 07:12PM

Political tourists flock to primary politics  MANCHESTER, New Hampshire -- For the press corps and campaigns, New Hampshire in February is a chilly occupational hazard, but for a slew of tourists who have flocked to the state for a front-row in politics, it’s a winter wonderland worth of booking a hotel room a year out.“It’s retail politics at... read more

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush listens to a question from the audience during a campaign town hall meeting in Nashua, N.H., Feb. 7, 2016. (Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters)

Jeb Bush calls for amendment to fix Citizens United

02/08/16 06:04PM

Jeb Bush calls for amendment in response to Citizens United, setting offManchester, NH – Don’t like Jeb Bush’s $100 million-plus super PAC? Neither does he.Jeb Bush turned heads on Monday when issued a new call for a constitutional amendment to undo the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision, which opened the floodgates to unlimited money... read more