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Hillary Clinton at the National Action Network 25th annual convention, April 13, 2016.

NBC/WSJ Poll: Clinton's national lead down to 2 points

04/18/16 12:31PM

Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders nationally by just two points in the Democratic presidential race, according to results from a brand-new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.Clinton gets support from 50 percent of Democratic primary voters, while Sanders gets support from 48 percent. That's down from Clinton's nine-point advantage a... read more

A young girl takes a souvenir from a Statue of Liberty character in Times Square, New York City, April 17, 2016. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

First Read: How New York could change the delegate math

04/18/16 09:55AM

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.How tomorrow's New York primary can change the delegate mathFor the most part, Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders have had a good last couple of weeks, winning additional contests and cutting into... read more

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a campaign rally at Mid-Hudson Civic Center in New York April 17, 2016. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

On Staten Island, Donald Trump finally gets his NYC homecoming

04/17/16 05:16PM

NEW YORK — Donald Trump's political home in his native New York City is several miles — and a ferry ride — from Trump Tower.Staten Island, New York's self-proclaimed "forgotten borough," is a hidden bastion of Republicanism in of the nation's most liberal cities, separated from the rest of the city both geographically... 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)

Third time's the charm? Minor parties hope for 2016 wins

04/17/16 12:33PM

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson has been down this road before.After all, as a member of the GOP he served for two terms as New Mexico's governor through much of the 1990s and early 2000s. He even made an ultimately unsuccessful bid in 2012 to become the Republican Party's presidential nominee.But his sensibilities... read more

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets supporters during a rally in Radford, Va., on Feb. 29, 2016. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

Poll: 62% say Republican with most votes should be nominee

04/17/16 11:05AM

More than six in 10 Republican voters believe that, if no GOP presidential candidate wins a majority of delegates before the convention, the one with the most votes should be the party's nominee, according to a new national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.That's compared with 33 percent of Republicans who say the nominee instead... read more

Amal Clooney and George Clooney attend the 'Hail, Caesar!' premiere during the 66th Berlinale International Film Festival at Berlinale Palace on Feb. 11, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Vincent Desailly/Getty)

George Clooney on fundraisers: The money in politics is 'ridiculous'

04/17/16 10:32AM

George Clooney may be helping Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton raise millions for her campaign and for her party this weekend — but he agrees with her rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders, on one point.Sanders has criticized such fundraisers as "obscene." When asked by "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd to respond... read more

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks at a campaign stop, Friday, March 25, 2016, in Oshkosh, Wis. (Photo by Darren Hauck/AP)

Ted Cruz wins all 14 Wyoming delegates at state convention

04/16/16 07:43PM

Ted Cruz won the 14 Wyoming at-large delegates up for grabs at that state's Republican convention Saturday, snaring 23 of the 26 pledged delegates there in all.Cruz won the March 12 caucuses. The Texas senator got 66 percent of the vote, followed by former candidate Marco Rubio at 20 percent and Donald Trump with 7 percent.The final Wyoming... read more

Donald Trump pauses as he speaks during a campaign event in Hartford, Conn., April 15, 2016. (Photo by Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg/Getty)

Donald Trump threatens 'rough July' if RNC doesn't 'straighten out' delegate system

04/16/16 02:56PM

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — After a week of crying foul against a “rigged” delegate process, Donald Trump addressed the RNC by name at his first of two New York rallies on Saturday. Threatening a “rough July” if the Republican National Committee doesn’t “get going and straighten out the system,” Trump said he was really saying it all for the people. “I... read more

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes part in a gun control panel in Port Washington, N.Y., April 11, 2016. (Photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

Hillary Clinton faces a liberal war against the 1990s

04/16/16 10:09AM

Hillary Clinton has long literally and figuratively stood beside Bill Clinton, fully embracing his policy moves to make the Democratic Party more centrist in the 1990s and defending him after his affair with a White House intern and subsequent impeachment.But even as she remains a strong favorite to win the Democratic nomination, the 2016... read more

U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, backdropped by the dome of St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, April 16, 2016. (Photo by Alessandra Tarantino/AP)

Bernie Sanders meets Pope Francis during visit to Vatican City

04/16/16 09:53AM

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders met with Pope Francis in the Vatican on Saturday, calling the short visit an "honor and a joy.""Today certainly was the highlight of the trip," Sanders told NBC News of his 6 a.m. (midnight ET) meeting with the pontiff outside the papal residence's breakfast room.He called... read more

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks to guests during a rally on the campus of Michigan State University on March 2, 2016 in East Lansing, Mich. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty)

Sanders' Wall Street revolution lands in New York City

04/15/16 11:17PM

NEW YORK -- A presidential candidate wouldn’t go to Iowa and trash corn farmers, nor would they go to Michigan and rag on the auto industry. But what happens when the anti-Wall Street candidate campaigns in the home of Wall Street?Bernie Sanders has won millions of votes and tens of millions of dollars off his populist message, which calls for... read more

Former President Bill Clinton gestures while speaking in support of his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, April 14, 2016, at the Community College of Rhode Island in Warwick, R.I. (Photo by Steven Senne/AP)

Bill Clinton jabs at Bernie Sanders, cracks joke at Wall Street's expense

04/15/16 05:58PM

The While campaigning in New York City Friday, Pres. Bill Clinton told supporters that he thinks "it’s fine" that young students have been so enthusiastic for him wife’s opponent, adding "it sounds so good, just shoot every 3rd person on Wall Street and everything will be fine.”When questioned by NBC News while shaking hands after... read more

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to supporters after speaking at a campaign rally on April 11, 2016 in Albany, New York. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty)

Poll: Trump dominates GOP field in New York, Kasich second

04/15/16 05:16PM

Donald Trump continues to dominate the Republican presidential primary contest in New York, while Ohio Gov. John Kasich is solidifying his position as the second-place candidate in the state's race, according to a new NBC 4 New York/ Wall Street Journal/ Marist poll.The poll shows Trump getting the support of 54 percent of the state's... read more