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Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina signs posters following a rally for Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in Indianapolis, April 27, 2016. (Photo by Michael Conroy/AP)

What Carly Fiorina brings to the Cruz ticket

04/27/16 03:58PM

The best and worst of Carly FiorinaWhat Carly Fiorina brings to a ticketTed Cruz will name Carly Fiorina as his vice president pick on Wednesday, promoting top surrogate Carly Fiorina running mate on the heels of a really bad week that saw him lose – and lose big – in six states.The former Hewlett Packard CEO launched her own presidential bid... read more

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a rally at the Hoosier Gym in Knightstown, Ind., April 26, 2016. (Photo by Michael Conroy/AP)

In Pennsylvania, Cruz campaign recommended delegates for Trump

04/27/16 03:10PM

In Pennsylvania, Cruz Campaign Recommended Delegates for TrumpBy Ari MelberContributors: Brad Gold, Leigh Ann Caldwell, Alex Jaffe, Jonathan Berger Pennsylvania voters didn’t just back Donald Trump on Tuesday, they also picked 54 Republicans for the powerful posts of “unbound” delegates – party activists who can support anyone for President... read more

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump walks out from backstage before delivering a speech about his vision for foreign policy at the Mayflower Hotel on April 27, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

Trump tests general election message in foreign policy speech

04/27/16 02:02PM

Donald Trump said he will institute a foreign policy that puts "America first" and blasted President Barack Obama's leadership in a speech aimed at showcasing a more presidential image of the Republican frontrunner on Wednesday.The nearly 40-minute speech in Washington, D.C., hit on many of the broad themes the real estate mogul... read more

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