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Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump addresses a rally on March 14, 2016 in Vienna Center, Ohio. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty)

Trump: 'I haven't quite recovered' from Clinton's 'shouting'

04/27/16 11:37AM

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump doubled down on his assertion that Hillary Clinton's gender has provided her with an unfair advantage during the 2016 campaign on Wednesday.Following his clean sweep of the GOP primaries on Tuesday, Trump unleashed a pointed personal attack on the Democratic front-runner, claiming the "... read more

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Convention in Philadelphia, Pa., April 6, 2016. (Photo by Charles Mostoller/Reuters)

First Read: A Clinton-Trump general election comes into focus

04/27/16 09:20AM

First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.Clinton-vs.-Trump general election comes into focusLast night was going to break one of two ways, especially on the Republican side: It was either going to mark the beginning of the end of the... read more

Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters at her victory rally in Md., April 26, 2016. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

Clinton victories spell beginning of the end for Sanders

04/26/16 11:39PM

PHILADELPHIA – Onstage in a city where she will in all likelihood will be crowned the Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton on Tuesday moved to embrace Bernie Sanders’ supporters as she expanded her already significant delegate lead in the day’s primaries. “With your help, we’re going to come back to Philadelphia for the Democratic... read more

Republican Presidential candidate John Kasich speaks at a town hall at Thomas Farms Community Center in Rockville, Md., April 25, 2016. (Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA)

Kasich looks to Oregon's mid-May primary

04/26/16 07:59PM

Kasich Looks to Oregon's Mid-May Primaryby KAILANI KOENIGThe primary is nearly a month away, but Ohio Gov. John Kasich's campaign will be on the airwaves in Oregon Wednesday. It's a significant move for the cash-strapped campaign, but a sign that it is taking advantage of an agreement with rival Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on an effort to... read more

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is seen between the arms a supporter waving a sign as he speaks at a campaign rally in Hartford, Conn. on April 25, 2016. (Photo by Mike Segar/Reuters)

Sanders outspends Clinton in April 26 primary states

04/26/16 12:28PM

Bernie Sanders is still outspending Hillary Clinton over the airwaves.His campaign has spent $4.6 million in ads in the April 26 primary states of Connecticut, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, according to ad-spending data from SMG Delta.By comparison, the Clinton campaign has spent $2.4 million in those same states. (Delaware is also... read more

Sen. Ted Cruz holds a rally in Charleston, S.C., Feb. 19, 2016. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

Why Ted Cruz could have a very bad election night

04/26/16 12:09PM

By nearly every estimate, Tuesday will be a tough night for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and there's a good reason for that. The five states that will be voting - Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island - are lacking in a critical element of the Cruz coalition: evangelical voters.Data show that evangelical adherents in those... read more

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to the crowd during a campaign event at Watertown International Airport, April 16, 2016, in Watertown, N.Y. (Photo by John Minchillo/AP)

Trump expected to win big in Tuesday’s northeast primary

04/26/16 10:52AM

Five states are voting in the Republican race on Tuesday. Donald Trump has long been expected to win all of them, the question is by how large a margin and whether the shaky alliance between opponents Senator Ted Cruz and Ohio Governor John Kasich can slow him down going forward.Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania are... read more

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally at the Fitzgerald Field House on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh on April 25, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Penn. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty)

Sanders braces for a rough night in Pennsylvania, four other states

04/26/16 09:52AM

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania -- Things will get worse for Bernie Sanders before they get better -- if they ever do.Battered but soldiering on after last week’s rout in New York, Sanders is bracing for another rough night Tuesday, when frontrunner Hillary Clinton is favored to win most or all of the five states that hold Democratic primaries.At... read more

Pennsylvania residents cast their primary day ballots on April 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pa. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty)

First Read: A make-or-break week in the GOP race

04/26/16 09:33AM

First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.Tonight begins make-or-break week in GOP raceIt's very possible that the next seven days will be the most crucial week in determining whether Donald Trump can reach the 1,237 delegates he... read more

Republican U.S. presidential candidates businessman Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz pose together before the start of the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nev., Dec. 15, 2015. (Photo by David Becker/Reuters)

Trump adopts Cruz playbook in delegate hunt

04/26/16 07:26AM

Donald Trump says the electoral delegate allocation is “rigged” and rival “Lyin’ Ted” Cruz is trying to steal the election away by wooing delegates. “Then you’ll read in these papers, like the Washington Post, Trump with the dele—“ he said on Monday in West Chester, Pennsylvania, promising a “revolt” if he doesn’t win the nomination. “We don’t... read more

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Hagerstown, Md., April 24, 2016. (Photo by Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

‘Weak,’ ‘Pathetic,’ ‘Crooked’: How Trump is taking on the Kasich/Cruz alliance

04/25/16 06:28PM

‘Weak,’ ‘Pathetic,’ ‘Crooked’: How Trump is taking on the Kasich/Cruz allianceBy Benjy SarlinWestchester, PA – The three-man race for the Republican nomination is now two-on-one as Senator Ted Cruz and Ohio Governor John Kasich team up to take on Donald Trump. According to Trump, that suits him just fine.“How pathetic is it when they use... read more

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas stands onstage after being introduced by former candidate Carly Fiorina, during a rally in Towson, Md., April 18, 2016. (Photo by Patrick Semansky/AP)

Carly Fiorina is on Ted Cruz shortlist for VP pick

04/25/16 04:52PM

Ted Cruz's presidential campaign has a short list of potential vice presidential picks that includes former rival Carly Fiorina, campaign aides announced Monday.Cruz's campaign manager tweeted that they "have narrowed our VP candidates to a short list and are going thru the normal processes associated with picking a running mate.... 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)

Stop Trump groups strategize after Cruz-Kasich alliance

04/25/16 02:36PM

Ted Cruz and John Kasich are working together to stop Donald Trump. The question now: How do the outside groups supporting them help execute the strategy? Today's alliance was as much about the various allied super PACs and outside groups as it was about the campaigns themselves. And on Monday, many of those groups were starting to... read more