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Supporters wave their hands in unison as they gather at a rally for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in Anaheim, Calif., May 24, 2016. (Photo by Mike Blake/Reuters)

Poll: Californians rank economy as top issue before primary

05/25/16 06:01AM

Nearly three-quarters of likely California voters say the economy and jobs are among the most important issues in deciding their vote ahead of the June 7 presidential primary, according to a USC Schwarzenegger Institute/Field Poll .The poll, which was shared exclusively to NBC News, finds that Democratic and Republican primary voters care almost... read more

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

Hillary Clinton goes after Donald Trump's business career

05/24/16 06:37PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton spent Tuesday exchanging barbs over Trump's business career, perhaps their most direct clash yet and a certain sign of things to come as the two turn towards an already fierce general election fight.The Clinton campaign launched a broadside against Trump focused on his comments throughout... read more

Terry McAuliffe speaks to supporters during his election night victory rally in Tyson's Corner, Va., Nov. 5, 2013. (Photo by Gary Cameron/Reuters)

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe under FBI investigation for possible campaign violations

05/23/16 05:39PM

The FBI is investigating whether Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's 2013 campaign accepted illegal contributions, federal officials confirmed to NBC News.CNN first reported Monday that the Democratic governor is the subject of a federal investigation into whether he violated campaign finance laws.McAuliffe's office told CNN they were not... read more

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Mary Ryan Boys and Girls Club in Milwaukee, Wis. on March 28, 2016. (Photo by Patrick Semansky/AP)

Hillary Clinton calls Trump a 'bully' who threatens economy

05/23/16 03:39PM

Hillary Clinton railed against Donald Trump on everything from wages and immigration to paid family leave and his business dealings in a wide-ranging speech to union members here Monday."He could bankrupt America like he's bankrupted his companies," Clinton warned during remarks at the Service Employees International Union's... read more

A campaign sign for Donald Trump is seen before an event in Lawrenceville, N.J., May 19, 2016. (Photo by John Taggart/Bloomberg/Getty)

Trump in 2007: 'I'm excited' for housing market crash

05/23/16 01:22PM

Donald Trump counseled Trump University students to take advantage of the housing bubble as an investment opportunity and said, just a year before it burst, that he was "excited" for it to end because of the money he'd make."People have been talking about the end of the cycle for 12 years, and I'm excited if it is,'... read more

More Democrats believe long primary race has helped party

05/23/16 12:10PM

Despite evidence that the still-ongoing Democratic primary has taken a toll on Hillary Clinton's poll numbers, Democrats -- by a 2-to-1 margin -- believe the Clinton-vs.-Bernie Sanders contest lasting through June is helpful to the party, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. read more

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a rally in Norflk, Va., on Feb. 29, 2106. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

First Read: Clinton's challenge is winning over Sanders voters

05/23/16 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.Hillary's challenge: winning over Sanders votersTwo forces are at play in our new NBC/WSJ poll showing Hillary Clinton's lead over Donald Trump shrinking to just three points, 46%-43%.... read more

Donald Trump speaks after accepting an endorsement at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum in Louisville, Ky., May 20, 2016. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

Donald Trump: Some teachers should have guns in classrooms

05/22/16 12:00PM

Less than a day after presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump accused Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton of lying when she correctly pointed out that Trump has previously voiced support for guns in schools, Trump said again Sunday morning that some teachers should be armed. Phoning in to Fox & Friends Sunday morning, Trump, when... read more

Donald Trump arrived in Southern California Tuesday evening for a campaign rally hosted by Veterans for a Strong America, just one day ahead of the second Republican presidential debate on Sept. 15, 2015. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

Trump could still use campaign donations to pay himself back for $36M loan after saying he wouldn't

05/21/16 02:01PM

Donald Trump insists he personally funded his primary campaign, but a new report filed by his presidential campaign tells a different story.Trump has now spent a total of $43 million, according to his filing with the Federal Election Commission made available Saturday, and all of it is still structured as a loan to the campaign. That means he... read more

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves goodbye at his primary election night event at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., March 15, 2016. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

Donald Trump's nonexistent Florida strategy

05/21/16 10:23AM

Trump’s Florida Strategy?By Xuan ThaiFlorida, Florida, Florida.  It’s the phrase that’s now heard every election night since 2000, when a mere 537 votes separated George W. Bush from Al Gore.  The drama that ensued after that election grip the country for weeks as the state recounted ballots, debated hanging chads, and the Supreme Court handed... read more

Former President Bill Clinton campaigns for his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on May 20, 2016, in Sioux Falls, S.D. (Photo by James Nord/AP)

Bill Clinton says of GOP attacks: 'They accused me of murder'

05/20/16 10:36PM

FARGO, N.D. — Former President Bill Clinton told a North Dakota crowd Friday that Republican attacks on Hillary Clinton are part of a strategy to "delegitimize" their opponents — and the tactic is not a new one."You think the stuff they said about her is bad? They accused me of murder," he said, referring to conspiracy... read more