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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivers a speech on national security in San Diego, Calif., June 2, 2016. (Photo by Mike Blake/Reuters)

Hillary Clinton: Trump presidency would be 'historic mistake'

06/02/16 03:57PM

Hillary Clinton on Thursday delivered the sharpest attack yet against presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, calling him "temperamentally unfit" to be commander-in-chief and arguing his election would be a "historic mistake.""I believe the person the Republicans have nominated for president cannot do... read more

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) holds his weekly news conference in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center May 26, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

After holding out, Paul Ryan says he will 'vote' for Trump

06/02/16 03:33PM

After nearly a month being considered the presumptive Republican nominee, House Speaker Paul Ryan said he will vote for Donald Trump.Ryan's announcement, published in a column in his home town newspaper, stops short of an endorsement, instead saying that he will cast his vote for Trump in November, saying that after several conversations, ... read more

President Barack Obama speaks at Concord Community High School June 1, 2016 in Elkhart, Ind. (Photo by Brendan Smiawloski/AFP/Getty)

Obama jumps into 2016, blasts Trump proposals as 'crazy'

06/01/16 05:49PM

Obama Jumps Into 2016, Blasts Trump Proposals As 'Crazy'by PERRY BACON JR.In a visit to an Indiana town that has seen a huge drop in unemployment during his administration, President Obama aggressively defended his policies and blasted Donald Trump, calling one of the real estate mogul's proposals "crazy."The remarks in... read more

Supporters cheer during a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders at California State University on May 17, 2016 in Carson, Calif. (Photo by David McNew/Getty)

It's close in California: Clinton 49%, Sanders 47%

06/01/16 05:13PM

Hillary Clinton is clinging to a narrow two-point lead over Bernie Sanders in California ahead of the state's June 7 primary, according to results from a brand-new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll.Clinton gets support from 49 percent of likely Democratic primary voters in the state, while Sanders gets 47 percent, which is within the... read more

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a meeting with community leaders in Oakland, Calif. on May 27, 2016. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)

First Read: Why Hillary Clinton needs to win California

05/31/16 09:13AM

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.Why Hillary Clinton needs to win California next weekYes, Hillary Clinton is just 72 delegates away from crossing the 2,383 magic number needed for a majority of delegates to win the Democratic... read more

Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson talks to the media after receiving the nomination during the National Convention held at the Rosen Center in Orlando, Fl., May 29, 2016. (Photo by Kevin Kolczynski/Reuters)

2016 finally had a contested convention, thanks to the Libertarian Party

05/29/16 06:44PM

ORLANDO, Florida – The Libertarian Party nominated former Gov. Gary Johnson and former Gov. William Weld to run for president on Sunday, as the party attempts to elevate themselves into the mainstream during a presidential election that’s given the small party unprecedented opportunity. The pair – both two-term governors -- have more executive... read more

Hillary Clinton (not pictured) and Bernie Sanders go head to head at the CNN Democratic Presidential Debate in Brooklyn, N.Y., April 14, 2016. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

Bernie Sanders doesn't say no to hypothetical Clinton VP slot

05/29/16 01:33PM

Would Bernie Sanders agree to be Hillary Clinton's running mate? He didn't rule it out when asked about it on NBC's "Meet the Press." Sanders told Chuck Todd he's focused on the California primary, but stopped short of refusing the offer should Clinton ask."Here we are in California, I'm knocking my brains... read more

Donald Trump is profiled against his 92-story Trump International Hotel & Tower during a news conference on construction progress in Chicago, Ill. on May 24, 2007. (Photo by Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)

Donald Trump: Hispanic judge in Trump University lawsuit is 'a hater'

05/28/16 12:06PM

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump railed against the judge in the legal battle over Trump University, telling a large crowd Friday in San Diego, "There should be no trial.""We're in front of a very hostile judge. The judge was appointed by Barack Obama," Trump told a campaign rally on the same day... 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)

Libertarian Party convention could shake up presidential election

05/28/16 11:30AM

The Libertarian Party's nominating convention started Friday in Orlando, Florida where they will pick their candidates for president and vice president just as they have every four years for the past 45 years. But this year is different.The two major party candidates are the most unpopular than any nominees in recent history. Hillary... read more

Professor Cornel West applauds Senator Bernie Sanders at a rally in Davenport Ia., Jan. 29, 2016. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

Huge split between older and younger blacks in the Democratic primary

05/28/16 11:23AM

African-Americans have been sharply divided along age lines during the Democratic primary, with black voters under 30 narrowly favoring Sen. Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton, while older blacks overwhelmingly backed the former secretary of state.Clinton has won more than 70 percent of the African-American vote in most of the states with a... read more

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event in San Jose, Calif., May 26, 2016. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)

Six numbers that show why Clinton is still the favorite in 2016

05/28/16 09:34AM

The 2016 general election race is now a virtual tie. Hillary Clinton is reeling from more negative headlines about her use of a private email server, while Donald Trump careens from news cycle to news cycle as fact-checkers scramble to sift through his claims.And the big question on everyone's lips for the next 160-some days will be: So,... read more

Protesters hit a piñata of republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as he speaks in San Diego, California on May 27, 2016. (Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty)

More protests follow Trump in day of California rallies

05/27/16 08:22PM

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Donald Trump's latest day of California campaigning was again rocked by protests both inside and outside of his two Friday rallies, which spanned 350 miles from Fresno in Central California to San Diego, not far from the Mexican border.Many protesters in San Diego and California objected to Trump's stances on... read more