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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds a news conference at his hotel, which is under construction, in Washington D.C. on March 21, 2016. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

Donald Trump attacks 'voter-nullification scheme'

04/15/16 01:02PM

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

Ivanka trump joins her father for an event he hosted to raise money for veterans organizations in Des Moines, Ia., Jan. 28, 2016. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

Why does New York make it so hard to vote?

04/15/16 12:58PM

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. ... read more

Hillary Clinton 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)

First Read: Familiar shots fired between Sanders and Clinton

04/15/16 09:40AM

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

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks to an inattentive room at the 2016 annual New York State Republican Gala on April 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty)

New York Republicans ignore Ted Cruz at GOP gala

04/14/16 11:55PM

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

John Kasich, 2016 Republican presidential candidate, speaks to members of the media next to George Pataki, former governor of New York, during the New York State Republican Gala, April 14, 2016. (Photo by Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg/Getty)

George Pataki endorses John Kasich ahead of New York primary

04/14/16 07:53PM

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

The scene at Brooklyn's Navy Yard as preparations continue for the CNN Debate between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, April 14, 2016. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

4 things to watch for in tonight's Democratic debate

04/14/16 03:56PM

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

Ted Cruz responds to a question from Chuck Todd during an MSNBC Town Hall, in Buffalo, N.Y., April 14, 2016. (Photo by Nathan R. Congleton for MSNBC)

Ted Cruz defends anti-LGBT North Carolina law

04/14/16 03:55PM

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 candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich laughs during a town hall at Savage Mill in Savage, Md., April 13, 2016. (Photo by Patrick Semansky/AP)

John Kasich supports 'moving on' from gay marriage debate

04/14/16 03:39PM

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

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz listens at the restaurant Sabrosura 2 on April 6, 2016 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Bryan Thomas/Getty)

6 major moments from the Ted Cruz town hall

04/14/16 02:26PM

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

John Kasich, governor of Ohio and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, speaks during a town hall event at the Historic Savage Mill in Savage, Md., April 13, 2016. (Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty)

John Kasich: 'It ain't over till it's over'

04/14/16 02:14PM

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: Clinton, Sanders to clash after contentious week

04/14/16 09:47AM

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

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