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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives at her New York presidential primary night rally in the Manhattan borough of New York City, April 19, 2016. (Photo by Mike Segar/Reuters)

The Empire State strikes back, giving Clinton crucial win

04/19/16 11:32PM

NEW YORK -- Hillary Clinton took a major step closer toward securing the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday night, leaving underdog Bernie Sanders to complain about the ref with a critical win in New York.The win interrupts Sanders’ eight-contest winning streak and blocked a key opportunity for Sanders to eat into Clinton’s large pledged... read more

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump votes at his local polling station in New York's primary on April 19, 2016 in New York City. Trump is looking to win in New York after a string of losses to Senator Ted Cruz. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty)

Trump campaign undergoes major reorganization amid delegate fight

04/19/16 05:06PM

Donald Trump’s campaign is in the midst of a massive re-structuring and re-strategizing effort aimed at shoring up the Republican’s hold on a delegate lead amid a furious challenge by main rival, Sen. Ted Cruz, several sources inside the campaign tell NBC News. The sources were not authorized to discuss the strategic changes inside the campaign... read more

Sunday Primetime Political Doc Block

04/19/16 12:51PM

Primetime Sunday April 24th MSNBC airs a lineup of original political documentaries which dive beyond the headlines into the stories that are capturing the nation’s attention. The evening starts at 8:00pm ET with Citizen Trump with Chris Matthews.  Immediately afterward,Hillary Clinton: It Takes a Country premieres at 9:00pm ET. At 10:00pm ET... read more

Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan, left, shakes hands with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, after introducing him during a campaign stop at the First Niagara Center, April 18, 2016, in Buffalo, N.Y. (Photo by John Minchillo/AP)

Why Donald Trump is always ready for some football

04/19/16 12:39PM

Skyrocketing negative ratings and intense opposition from within his own party haven't dissuaded Donald Trump from pursuing the Republican nomination for president, but the chance to run an NFL franchise would have, according to the real estate mogul himself. ... read more

The presidential campaign: Ted Cruz

04/19/16 10:00AM

Ted Cruz has arrived. The Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate was first to announce his bid back in March, and has since been carefully laying the groundwork for a come-from-behind primary victory. read more

Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem in New York, March 30, 2016. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

The presidential campaign: Hillary Clinton

04/19/16 10:00AM

As the Democratic presidential front-runner, Hillary Clinton arguably boasts experience in government and on the campaign trail unparalleled by anyone in the 2016 presidential field — but that has also made her a high-profile target for attack, allowing critics to spotlight numerous controversies in her past. read more

Donald Trump speaks at a press conference at Hilton Garden Inn on Staten Island, N.Y., April 17, 2016. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

The presidential campaign: Donald Trump

04/19/16 10:00AM

Donald Trump has traveled the country since his presidential campaign announcement in June, toting his official campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.” The real estate mogul has has ran a primarily self-funded, anti-establishment campaign, and he has led nearly every national poll since campaigning began. read more

First read: Front-runners poised for big wins in the Big Apple

04/19/16 09:41AM

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.New York, New York: Frontrunners poised for big wins in the Big AppleThe last couple of weeks haven't been kind to presidential frontrunners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. But if the... read more

A Border Patrol agent collects personal items from Central American families who crossed into the United States seeking asylum on April 14, 2016 in Roma, Texas. (Photo by John Moore/Getty)

How immigration could become Hillary Clinton's defining issue

04/19/16 08:54AM

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton is slowly telegraphing a willingness to place immigration as a top legislative priority. Because if elected, she’ll likely have to tackle immigration immediately, whether she’d like to or not.Clinton originally planned to build on President Obama’s legacy and protect his executive actions on... read more

Judge Merrick Garland arrives prior to U.S. President Barack Obama announcing Garland as his nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, at the White House in Washington, March 16, 2016. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

NBC poll: Majority wants vote on SCOTUS nominee this year

04/19/16 07:59AM

A majority of voters now say that they believe the United States Senate should vote on President Barack Obama's nominee to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court, according to a new NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll.Fifty-two percent of registered voters said that the Senate should vote on the nomination of Merrick Garland, whom Obama... read more

Donald Trump holds a press conference and then speaks at a lunch for the Staten Island GOP, April 17, 2016.

Trump eager to end Cruz’s winning streak in New York GOP race

04/19/16 07:34AM

Donald Trump’s final push for the GOP nomination starts Tuesday in New York, where the frontrunner is heavily favored over rivals Senator Ted Cruz and Ohio Governor John Kasich.The burning question is not whether Trump wins New York – if he doesn’t, it will be among the biggest polling surprises ever – but whether Cruz and Kasich can pick up... read more

A protestor is dragged away by authorities as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop at the First Niagara Center, April 18, 2016, in Buffalo, N.Y. (Photo by John Minchillo/AP)

Protests and gaffes at Trump rally in Upstate New York

04/18/16 11:12PM

Protests and Gaffes at Trump Rally in Upstate New Yorkby JACOB RASCONBUFFALO, NY — Donald Trump pledged Monday night to win the New York primary and show "Ted Cruz hates New York" — and to go on to win the Republican nomination on the first ballot, without wining and dining delegates to do so."No New Yorker can vote for Ted Cruz... read more