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
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
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’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
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
Mitch McConnell Is 'Optimistic' About Second Ballot at Republican Conventionby PERRY BACON JR.Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday that he is "optimistic" that the Republican National Convention in July will need a second ballot to decide the party's nominee.Since Donald Trump is well ahead among... read more
Sanders hopes to expand the Teachout Corridor upstate, but faces personal ties to ClintonSCHUYLERVILLE, New York -- Bernie Sanders’ path to victory in New York primary runs through places like the dairy farm Ed King’s family owns here, just outside of Saratoga Springs.On paper, Saratoga County looks like solid Sanders country.Two years ago, it... read more
Dr. Ben Carson will still be on Republican ballots in Tuesday’s New York primary, potentially pulling votes away from the candidate he’s endorsed, Donald Trump, in a state Trump calls “vital.”Carson requested to be removed from the state’s ballot but was “like a day late” New York State Board of Election’s Tim Connolly told MSNBC. Carson is the... read more
Donald Trump has extended his support in the 2016 presidential race among Republican primary voters to a record 40 percent as the field has narrowed, but he is still locked in a tight battle with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for dominance, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows.Trump gets the support of 40 percent of Republican primary voters,... read more
In an unconventional interview with 105.1's New York-based hip-show-flavored radio morning show "The Breakfast Club," Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton weighed in on everything from whether not she believes in ghosts or if she'd ever campaign in a strip club.
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From matzoh baking to riding the subway -- or at least attempting to -- the presidential candidates are really trying to out-New York each other and win over voters ahead of the state's crucial primary on Tuesday.
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Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders nationally by just two points in the Democratic presidential race, according to results from a brand-new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.Clinton gets support from 50 percent of Democratic primary voters, while Sanders gets support from 48 percent. That's down from Clinton's nine-point advantage a... read more
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.How tomorrow's New York primary can change the delegate mathFor the most part, Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders have had a good last couple of weeks, winning additional contests and cutting into... read more
NEW YORK — Donald Trump's political home in his native New York City is several miles — and a ferry ride — from Trump Tower.Staten Island, New York's self-proclaimed "forgotten borough," is a hidden bastion of Republicanism in of the nation's most liberal cities, separated from the rest of the city both geographically... read more