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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie shakes hands with a supporter at his primary election night party Nashua, N.H., Feb. 9, 2016. (Photo by Gretchen Ertl/Reuters)

Despite his exit, Christie dramatically altered the Republican race

02/10/16 06:45PM

Chris Christie couldn't get it done this time. He dropped out of the presidential race the day after the New Hampshire Republican primary.But Christie might have done more to alter the outcome of the Republican field than any other candidate so far.Realizing that Marco Rubio was an obstacle to his success after the Florida senator's... read more

Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks on stage after declaring victory over Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire Primary on Feb. 9, 2016 in Concord, N.H. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty)

Why Sanders' New Hampshire victory wasn't so huge

02/10/16 04:40PM

Supporters of Bernie Sanders have much to be elated about after the Vermont senator thundered to a 22-point victory over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire Tuesday night.But they may be bewildered when they look at the scoreboard.After the New Hampshire contest, NBC News allocated 15 delegates to Sanders. But NBC also allocated 14 delegates to... read more

Bernie Sanders shakes hands with voters outside a polling place in Concord, N.H., Feb. 9, 2016. (Photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

Analysis: Progressive policies provide answer for Sanders' foreign policy gap

02/10/16 03:35PM

By Michael Shank  Bernie Sanders’ foreign policy, or apparent lack thereof, is not an oversight that’s unique to the presidential candidate.  It’s representative of a pervasive problem within the progressive movement (at least the one that Bernie hails from versus Hillary’s recent redefinition of progressivism).  Progressive elected officials in... read more

Former Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, speaks at the "Not One More" Event at Urban Zen on Feb/ 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty)

The campaign for a Bloomberg campaign is on

02/10/16 02:10PM

Kevin Sheekey ran Michael Bloomberg’s New York City mayoral campaigns in 2001 and 2005. He is considered the former mayor’s top political advisor. And in the aftermath of the New Hampshire primary, he is stoking the flames behind the 39 billion dollar question in presidential politics. Will Michael Bloomberg run for President? As he did in 2008,... read more

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders at the start of the Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by MSNBC at the University of New Hampshire on Feb. 4, 2016, in Durham, N.H. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

The Sanders coalition: Not what we thought it was

02/10/16 01:23PM

Bernie Sanders’ coalition may be quite different – and much bigger – than has been assumed. That is one of the takeaways from his New Hampshire primary rout, in which Sanders scored impressively with voters who had been crucial to Hillary Clinton’s 2008 victory in the state. ... read more

A polling location in Salem, N.H. on Feb. 9, 2016. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

New Hampshire primary could fundamentally change both political parties

02/10/16 12:01PM

The 2016 presidential campaign has transformed from business as usual into a new moment in American politics, with implications that could be far-reaching, disruptive and transformative.The voters of New Hampshire confirmed what polls have been suggesting for months: Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are serious candidates for president, with... read more

Former President George W. Bush smiles as he walks off stage during an event on Feb. 19, 2014, in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by LM Otero/AP)

George W. Bush cuts radio ad for brother's SC campaign

02/10/16 09:59AM

Jeb Bush is enlisting the help of his famous brother as the presidential race turns to South Carolina.A new radio ad airing in the state features former president George W. Bush advocating for his brother's credentials as a "good leader" who is the best qualified candidate for commander-in-chief of the American military. read more

Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a "Get Out The Vote" event at Alvime High School on Feb. 8, 2016 in Hudson, N.H. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty)

Hillary Clinton to hire former Obama deputy campaign manager

02/10/16 09:07AM

Hillary Clinton's campaign is planning to formalize a key role for Jen O'Malley Dillon, the former deputy campaign manager for President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, a source confirms to NBC News.The news comes on the heels of a significant loss for Clinton in New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary Tuesday night. read more

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks to the crowd at his primary night rally at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, N.H., on Feb. 9, 2016. (Photo by Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

Marco Rubio blames himself for New Hampshire loss

02/09/16 11:22PM

Marco Rubio who did not have a strong showing in the New Hampshire primary contest took the blame for the defeat, acknowledging that his debate performance hurt him in the contest."Our disappointment is not on you. It's on me. I did not do well on Saturday night so listen to this, that will never happen again," the GOP candidate... read more

Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at her primary night gathering at Southern New Hampshire University on February 9, 2016 in Hooksett, N.H. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty)

NH loss reveals underlying weaknesses of Clinton candidacy

02/09/16 11:04PM

HOOKSET, New Hampshire – A  longtime bastion of the Clinton dynasty has fallen, just the latest, most ominous sign of Democratic discontent with Hillary Clinton’s candidacy.Bernie Sanders soundly defeated the former secretary of state Tuesday in New Hampshire, a state that in the past had salvaged the presidential dreams of both Hillary Clinton... read more

Seen from behind a American flag, supporters of Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. gather for his primary night rally at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, N.H., Feb. 9, 2016. (Photo by Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

The mood at Marco Rubio's New Hampshire watch party

02/09/16 10:06PM

The Marco Rubio watch party was not exactly packed with rabid supporters. There were political tourists present, including one man who was a Christie supporter and told MSNBC he was just there to see the look on Rubio's face.But among Rubio voters, was a lot of heartburn over New Hampshire primary winner Donald Trump and concern about last... read more

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