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Hillary Clinton (not pictured) and Bernie Sanders go head to head at the CNN Democratic Presidential Debate in Brooklyn, N.Y., April 14, 2016. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

Bernie Sanders doesn't say no to hypothetical Clinton VP slot

05/29/16 01:33PM

Would Bernie Sanders agree to be Hillary Clinton's running mate? He didn't rule it out when asked about it on NBC's "Meet the Press." Sanders told Chuck Todd he's focused on the California primary, but stopped short of refusing the offer should Clinton ask."Here we are in California, I'm knocking my brains... read more

Donald Trump is profiled against his 92-story Trump International Hotel & Tower during a news conference on construction progress in Chicago, Ill. on May 24, 2007. (Photo by Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)

Donald Trump: Hispanic judge in Trump University lawsuit is 'a hater'

05/28/16 12:06PM

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump railed against the judge in the legal battle over Trump University, telling a large crowd Friday in San Diego, "There should be no trial.""We're in front of a very hostile judge. The judge was appointed by Barack Obama," Trump told a campaign rally on the same day... read more

Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson at a news conference during which he announced he was seeking a presidential nomination as a Libertarian, at the State Capitol in Santa Fe, N.M., Dec. 28, 2011. (Photo by Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal/AP)

Libertarian Party convention could shake up presidential election

05/28/16 11:30AM

The Libertarian Party's nominating convention started Friday in Orlando, Florida where they will pick their candidates for president and vice president just as they have every four years for the past 45 years. But this year is different.The two major party candidates are the most unpopular than any nominees in recent history. Hillary... read more

Professor Cornel West applauds Senator Bernie Sanders at a rally in Davenport Ia., Jan. 29, 2016. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

Huge split between older and younger blacks in the Democratic primary

05/28/16 11:23AM

African-Americans have been sharply divided along age lines during the Democratic primary, with black voters under 30 narrowly favoring Sen. Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton, while older blacks overwhelmingly backed the former secretary of state.Clinton has won more than 70 percent of the African-American vote in most of the states with a... read more

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event in San Jose, Calif., May 26, 2016. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)

Six numbers that show why Clinton is still the favorite in 2016

05/28/16 09:34AM

The 2016 general election race is now a virtual tie. Hillary Clinton is reeling from more negative headlines about her use of a private email server, while Donald Trump careens from news cycle to news cycle as fact-checkers scramble to sift through his claims.And the big question on everyone's lips for the next 160-some days will be: So,... read more

Protesters hit a piñata of republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as he speaks in San Diego, California on May 27, 2016. (Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty)

More protests follow Trump in day of California rallies

05/27/16 08:22PM

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Donald Trump's latest day of California campaigning was again rocked by protests both inside and outside of his two Friday rallies, which spanned 350 miles from Fresno in Central California to San Diego, not far from the Mexican border.Many protesters in San Diego and California objected to Trump's stances on... read more

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, center, speaks to supporters and delegates at the National Libertarian Party Convention, May 27, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. (Photo by John Raoux/AP)

Libertarians see opening in 2016 frustrations

05/27/16 05:02PM

Libertarians delight in 2016 frustrations ORLANDO -- With historically unpopular candidates taking the helm of the two major parties, record levels of dissatisfied voters, and big rifts in the parties, Libertarians see an opening. “The Republicans and Democrats have done the Libertarian Party a huge favor with this,” said Steve Scheetz, 46, a... read more

Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Fresno on May 27, 2016 in Fresno, Calif. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty)

Trump now says debate with Sanders would be 'inappropriate'

05/27/16 04:27PM

Donald Trump says that he won't debate Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders after all.'Based on the fact that the Democratic nominating process is totally rigged and Crooked Hillary Clinton and Deborah Wasserman Schultz will not allow Bernie Sanders to win, and now that I am the presumptive Republican nominee, it seems inappropriate... read more

Teresa Parraga listens during a Latino get-out-the-caucus event, Feb. 16, 2016, in Las Vegas. (Photo by John Locher/AP)

Why polls on Latinos get it wrong: Here's what to look for

05/27/16 03:18PM

The 2016 presidential election is well under way and understanding "the Latino vote" will be more important than ever. Yet the stories about how Latinos behave politically will often be contradictory, confusing, and outright nonsensical.The media is always eager to publish stories associated with data because numbers bring a certain... read more

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pauses while speaking during an event in Washington, D.C., on April 27, 2016. (Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty)

Vince Foster's sister condemns Trump for raising death conspiracy

05/26/16 11:03PM

Vince Foster's sister on Thursday condemned Donald Trump for bringing up a discredited conspiracy theory regarding her brother's suicide, calling the GOP nominee's remarks "beyond contempt."Trump in a recent interview with The Washington Post referenced the widely-debunked theory that Foster, a former White House aide to... read more

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the media before a rally on May 26, 2016 in Bismarck, N.D. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Donald Trump pledges to rip up Paris climate agreement in energy speech

05/26/16 04:57PM

In a rare prepared speech, Donald Trump outlined his energy policy in Bismarck, North Dakota. Trump is known for bucking conservative orthodoxy, but on Thursday he largely hewed to the typical Republican line. Reading from a teleprompter, Trump called for reducing restrictions on energy exploration, opening up more federal lands to drilling, and... read more

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump talks with the media as he stops in for breakfast at Miss Katie's Diner, while campaigning in Milwaukee, Wis., April 3, 2016. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Reuters)

Trump in 2004: Pregnancy is an 'inconvenience' to employers

05/26/16 03:39PM

Donald Trump has said that pregnancy is "wonderful" -- unless you're an employer.In an October 2004 interview with NBC's "Dateline," Trump said pregnancy is "a wonderful thing for the woman, it's a wonderful thing for the husband, it's certainly an inconvenience for a business. And whether people want... read more

Hillary Clinton holds a rally in Norfolk, Va., Feb. 29, 2016. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

Recanvass in Kentucky confirms Clinton win over Sanders

05/26/16 02:01PM

A recanvass of Democratic primary results in Kentucky confirmed that Clinton won the May 17 contest over Bernie Sanders, the Kentucky secretary of state said on Thursday.Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Grimes announced that there were "the recanvass results did not alter the outcome of the election."Sanders requested the recanvass... read more