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Republican Speaker of the House from Wisconsin Paul Ryan waits to deliver a speech in the Longworth House Office Building in Washington D.C., on March 23, 2016. (Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA)

Election 2016: Who could the GOP recruit to run at the convention?

04/04/16 01:34PM

What if the GOP 2016's presidential nominee was "none of the above"? This is becoming a real possibility and the party marches towards the potential chaos of a contested convention this summer. Should front-runner Donald Trump go down to defeat in Wisconsin on Tuesday, as he is widely expected to after one of the worst political... read more

Former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) talks to guest before Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a town hall event on April 2, 2016 in Racine, Wis. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty)

The most memorable Palin-isms from her speech for Trump in Wisconsin

04/04/16 11:29AM

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's meandering, roughly 20-minute pitch to Wisconsin Republicans on behalf of Donald Trump's presidential campaign will likely not go down as one of the 2016 election cycle's most indelible moments, but it did speak volumes about the political evolution of 2008 GOP nominee for vice president. ... read more

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks during CPAC 2016 March 4, 2016 in National Harbor, Md. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty)

Carson: Trump's foreign policy knowledge is comparable to rivals

04/04/16 10:40AM

Former Republican presidential contender Ben Carson said Monday that Donald Trump's understanding of foreign policy was comparable to that of most of his rivals in the 2016 race, and maintained that candidates did not need to be experts in foreign policy if they could "utilize the right kinds of people." ... read more

GOP Presidential Candidate John Kasich speaks with the audience during an MSNBC town hall meeting at St. Helen's Roman Catholic Church on March 30, 2016, New York City. (Photo by Bryan Thomas/Getty)

Trump, Cruz work to block Kasich from ballot at open convention

04/03/16 06:15PM

The Donald Trump and Ted Cruz campaigns are working to prevent John Kasich from appearing on the ballot at the Republican National Convention in July, msnbc has learned, an aggressive strategy suggesting the GOP's leading candidates are girding for a contested convention to select the party's nominee.Trump cited the strategy for the... read more

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump takes part in a town hall event moderated by Anderson Cooper March 29, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wis. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty)

Trump says RNC shouldn't allow Kasich to keep running

04/03/16 04:40PM

Donald Trump on Sunday called for Ohio Gov. John Kasich to drop out of the presidential race, arguing that his lackluster performance in the race means he has no shot at the nomination and is only hurting his own chances at locking it up."Kasich shouldn't be allowed to continue and the RNC shouldn't allow him to continue,"... read more

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks as The Milwaukee County Republican Party hosted a dinner at Serb Hall on April 1, 2016. (Photo by Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/AP)

Ted Cruz: Trump nomination hands Clinton the White House with 'a big silver bow'

04/02/16 05:01PM

FARGO, N.D. — Sen. Ted Cruz made a forceful pitch to North Dakota's party activists and delegates on Saturday to back him over Donald Trump — warning that a Trump nomination would guarantee a win for Democrat Hillary Clinton."It hands the general election to Hillary Clinton with a big silver bow," he said at the North Dakota... read more

In this photo taken Aug. 25, 2015, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski watches as Trump speaks in Dubuque, Ia. (Photo by Charlie Neibergall/AP)

Donald Trump reportedly lessening role of campaign manager Corey Lewandowski

04/02/16 02:02PM

GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump is reportedly lessening the role of his embattled campaign manager Cory Lewandowski, days after he was slapped with a criminal battery charge for an altercation with a female reporter last month. Sources close to the campaign told POLITICO that Paul Manafort, Trump's convention manager, will not... read more

Hillary Clinton pauses while speaking during a campaign event at the Apollo Theater in New York, March 30, 2016. (Photo by John Taggart/Bloomberg/Getty)

Hillary Clinton's campaign says Bernie Sanders 'rejected' debate dates

04/02/16 01:42PM

NEW YORK – Hillary Clinton’s campaign said Saturday that her opponent Bernie Sanders had rejected three proposed debate debates ahead of the New York primary, marking the latest brush-up in an increasingly heated fight for the Democratic nomination.Clinton’s campaign said in a statement that it offered April 4 as the first potential date, but... read more

Congresswoman: Trump can still win over women voters

04/02/16 01:24PM

Donald Trump says he loves women — but polls increasingly show they don't love him back.A new Gallup tracking survey out Friday revealed 70 percent of women nationwide had a negative opinion of Trump. He splits Republican women in that same survey, with half each viewing him positively and negatively.But North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers,... read more

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney speaks during a "Ready for Hillary" rally in Manhattan, N.Y., April 11, 2015. (Photo by Darren Ornitz/Reuters)

An office of her own: Female lawmakers defy hurdles in quest to govern

04/02/16 11:47AM

Rep. Carolyn Maloney was pregnant and terrified that if she told she'd lose her job.It was the 1980s and the New York Democrat's career was on the rise as senior staffer in the state Senate's minority leader's office, but there were others, men mostly, jockeying to take her place.And, as she wrote in her book, "Rumors of... read more

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker greets on stage presidential candidate Ted Cruz during Milwaukee County GOP's 'Wisconsin Decides 2016' presidential candidate event at the American Serb Banquet Hall, April 1, 2016. (Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/Reuters)

Cruz, Walker embrace as Wisconsin crowd goes silent for Palin

04/02/16 09:57AM

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — A roomful of Wisconsin Republican Party faithful gave Ted Cruz a standing ovation on Friday night before offering Donald Trump surrogate Sarah Palin a chilly welcome.Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, appearing with Cruz on stage for the first time since announcing his endorsement on Tuesday, embraced the Texas senator at the GOP&... read more

Rosario Dawson speaks onstage at a campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) at Saint Mary's Park on March 31, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Russo/Sipa)

Dolores vs. Rosario and the fight for young Latino votes

04/02/16 09:37AM

Dolores vs. Rosario And The Fight for Young Latino Votesby SUZANNE GAMBOALabor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta (L) and actress Rosario Dawson, who plays Huerta in the film, attend a screening of "Cesar Chavez" at Landmark Theaters on March 28, 2014 in Los Angeles.David Livingston / Getty... read more

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a Town Hall in Janesville, Wis., March 29, 2016. (Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/Reuters)

Trump makes new comments on abortion: 'The laws are set'

04/01/16 09:28PM

Trump Makes New Comments on Abortion: 'The Laws Are Set'BY ALI VITALIDays after evoking a firestorm of criticism for his comments on abortion, Donald Trump said in an upcoming interview that federal law keeping abortions legal should remain in place."At this moment the laws are set. And I think we have to leave it that way,"... read more

President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference at the Nuclear Security Summit, April 1, 2016, in Washington. (Photo by Alex Brandon/AP)

Obama: Trump doesn't know much about nuclear weapons, or the world

04/01/16 07:47PM

President Barack Obama said Donald Trump's recent comments about nuclear weapons show the Republican presidential frontrunner doesn't know much about -- not only foreign policy -- but "the world generally."At a press conference to conclude the Nuclear Security Summit on Friday, the president was asked for his reaction to... read more