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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump poses for a photo after an interview with Reuters in his office in Trump Tower, in the Manhattan borough of New York City, May 17, 2016. (Photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

Donald Trump releases financial info, but still no tax returns

05/18/16 03:40PM

Why Donald Trump’s new financial info doesn’t tell us what his tax returns wouldDonald Trump released new information about his finances his week, but not the information his critics on the right and left are demanding. On Wednesday, the Federal Election Commission made public Trump’s new personal financial disclosure, a required form that lists... read more

The United States Supreme Court building, Nov. 6, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

Trump releases list of potential Supreme Court nominees

05/18/16 02:31PM

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday released the names of 11 potential U.S. Supreme Court nominees that he would choose from to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia.The list, as reported by the Associated Press, includes judges from around the country: Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado and... read more

Lennox Yearwood protests against Keystone XL Pipeline at Lafayette Park on Feb. 13, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Leigh Vogel/Getty)

Hip-hop generation poised to pick the next president

05/18/16 07:02AM

For decades, the youth vote was considered unreliable at best, non-existent at worst. But in the last two general elections, voters age 18 to 29 turned out in solid numbers, and played a crucial role in both of President Obama's decisive national victories. This election, however, will be decidedly different. Both of the presumptive major... read more

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addresses a campaign rally in Salem, Ore., May 10, 2016. (Photo by Rob Kerr/AFP/Getty)

Bernie Sanders wins in Oregon, but needed Kentucky, too

05/18/16 12:04AM

Bernie Sanders mini-winning streak ended Tuesday night in Kentucky, a state analysts expected he could win. The loss could take some wind out of supporters’ sails at a critical time as they face increasing pressure to unify the Democratic Party behind likely nominee Hillary Clinton. TK OREGON RESULTSThe outcome will have negligible impact on... read more

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts on May 2, 2016 in Carmel, Ind. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty)

Clinton campaign keeps up pressure on Trump over taxes

05/17/16 05:44PM

Clinton campaign keeps up pressure on Trump over taxesBy Benjy Sarlin Sensing an opening, Democrats are digging in on Donald Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns before the election. Looking to keep up pressure, the Hillary Clinton campaign emailed supporters a petition on Tuesday calling on Trump to disclose the material. “What is he so... read more

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) attends a campaign rally at the United Palace on April 9, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty)

Bernie Sanders under fire after Nevada convention chaos

05/17/16 05:38PM

The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee is calling on Bernie Sanders to speak out against chaos that erupted Sunday at the Nevada Democratic convention, but the presidential candidate is refusing to back down.Sanders supporters threw chairs, started fights, and booed officials -- including a top Sanders surrogate -- at the convention... read more

Former President Bill Clinton campaigns for his wife at the United Auto Workers Local 685 Hall on April 30, 2016 in Kokomo, Ind. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty)

Bill Clinton can't serve in Hillary's cabinet

05/17/16 03:04PM

Bill Clinton couldn’t serve in Hillary Clinton’s cabinet if she’s elected president, but he could have a powerful, less formal role in her administration, according to an MSNBC analysis of federal law governing the appointment of relatives. ... read more

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, April 6, 2016, in Bethpage, N.Y. (Photo by Julie Jacobson/AP)

Why Trump must make gains among women voters to win the White House

05/17/16 02:53PM

For Donald Trump to win the White House he must find a way to attract more women voters to his candidacy. The presumptive Republican nominee faces many other demographic challenges -- most notably with Latino and black voters -- but his biggest hurdle is in trying to close the gender gap, according to public polling and past election results... read more

Former Republican presidential candidate Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) holds a rally in Boca Raton, Fla., on March 14, 2016. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

Marco Rubio rants about unnamed sources in Twitter tirade

05/17/16 11:13AM

Former Republican hopeful Marco Rubio offered a glimpse of his future on Monday — and it appears to involve a lot of working out.The Florida senator unleashed a late-night Twitter tirade that included sarcastic tweets about "whether to chest or legs tomorrow at gym. read more

President Barack Obama, center, and two secret service agents are silhouetted as he walks towards Marine One helicopter upon arrival at Schiphol Amsterdam Airport, Netherlands March 24, 2014. (Photo by Peter Dejong/Pool/AP)

Where do we go from here: America after Obama

05/17/16 11:02AM

For African Americans, the election of Barack Obama was part triumph, part miracle.The triumph was the culmination of more than a half-century of struggle to gain access to the ballot and create political space within the once-hostile Democratic Party for a mobilized Black electorate. The miracle was that the son of an African father and white... read more

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky., on May 16, 2016. (Photo by Aaron Bernstein/Reuters)

Hillary Clinton gambles in choosing small events over huge rallies

05/17/16 10:27AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As she continues to battle two candidates fueled by monster crowds and widespread enthusiasm, Hillary Clinton has committed to a campaign strategy that prioritizes the exact opposite.While Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump consistently whip seas of fans into frenzies, Clinton often favors modest public appearances that rely... read more

Republican U.S. presidential candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich stands at his podium after the stage lights dimmed following the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential debate held by CNBC in Boulder, Colo., Oct. 28, 2015. (Photo by Rick Wilking/Reuters)

Kasich shoots down potential third-party run

05/16/16 04:31PM

Ohio Gov. John Kasich dismissed any possibility that he would run as an independent or on a third party ticket against presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton."I just don't think it would be the right thing to do," he told CNN's Anderson Cooper Monday. "A third party... read more

A Hillary Clinton supporter gathers strewn signs outside Brooklyn's Navy Yard as preparations continue for the CNN Debate between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, April 14, 2016. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

Pro-Clinton super PAC fires starting gun on general election ads

05/16/16 10:38AM

For residents of four perennial swing states the 2016 election ads will start Wednesday and won’t stop until November.First out of the gate this year with a sustained television spending campaign is Priorities USA, the pro-Clinton super PAC, which had previously been holding its fire until the end of the Democratic primary.But with Bernie... read more

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Key source disputes Times story on Trump's behavior with women

05/16/16 10:31AM

Key source refutes Times story on Trump The woman whose personal story was central to a feature story casting presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump as sexist and inappropriate with women refuted the New York Times’ telling of her story. The woman, Rowanne Brewer Lane, told Fox News the Times’ portrayal of her relationship with Trump was ... read more

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