In an ongoing battle between Republican front-runner and the Republican Party establishment, Donald Trump penned a scathing opinion piece, writing that a "planned vote" in Colorado had been "cancelled," causing Republican voters to be "sidelined."The piece, published in the Wall Street Journal, is the latest move by... read more
In recent years, restrictions on voting in Republican-controlled states from Arizona to North Carolina and Texas to Wisconsin, have kept large numbers of legitimate voters from the polls and sparked national outrage. But another state with voting rules almost as strict has largely escaped attention: deep blue New York.
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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.It was a status-quo debate, which benefits ClintonIn last night's ninth -- and possibly final -- Democratic presidential debate, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders fired off the rhetorical... read more
NEW YORK -- In what could be the final Democratic presidential debate of the 2016 election, Bernie Sanders, the 74-year-old socialist insurgent, positioned himself as the future of the Democratic Party, while Hillary Clinton steamrolled her rival with a steady stream of facts and pragmatism.
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Manhattan — A stunningly distracted crowd of hundreds of New York Republicans almost entirely ignored Ted Cruz’s speech on Thursday night – instead holding chattering at their dinner tables, standing and talk, taking selfies and several casually leaving the dinner altogether.The crowd’s stark disregard for Cruz’s remarks follows months of... read more
Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton refuses to commit to releasing the transcripts of paid speeches she gave to Wall Street firms, including Goldman Sachs.The former secretary of state was pressed on the issue Thursday night during a presidential debate in Brooklyn.She said she would release the transcripts when every other... read more
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Former New York Republican Gov. George Pataki is endorsing John Kasich for president, sources tell NBC News.Pataki, the former governor of New York from 1996 to 2006, formerly endorsed Marco Rubio. Pataki was one of Kasich's rivals for the Republican presidential nomination last year before dropping out of the race in late... read more
This could be final time Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders ever face off head-to-head.The Democratic presidential candidates agreed in theory to another debate in May, but no real plans have been made yet. Clinton could easily decide to skip it if she continues on her current trajectory, which is expected give her a virtual lock on the... read more
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz offered his support on Thursday to a controversial law in North Carolina that prohibits transgender people from using the bathroom in line with their gender identities, calling the regulation “perfectly reasonable.”“I’m a constitutionalist. And the state has the power to pass their own laws,” Cruz told ... read more
Republican presidential hopeful John Kasich told MSNBC's Chris Matthews "the court has ruled" on same-sex marriage and he would not advocate for any efforts to ban it, even though he supports traditional marriage."There could be an effort to pass a Constitutional Amendment. I'm not for doing it. I'm for moving on,... read more
Ted Cruz sat down with "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd for a MSNBC town hall on Thursday where he discussed the national debt, abortion, religious liberty and more. His answers were met with cheers from the Buffalo, New York audience and, at times, confusion. Here are the highlights from the event. read more
Republican presidential hopeful John Kasich on Thursday justified the continuation of his campaign by quoting famous New York Yankee Yogi Berra: "It ain't over till it's over."In a town hall with Chris Matthews airing on MSNBC at 7 p.m. ET, Kasich continued to make the case for his candidacy, despite having won only his home... 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.Clinton, Sanders to clash in debate after contentious weekRemember last fall when Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders shook hands after Sanders exclaimed that "the American people are sick and... read more