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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally May 5, 2016 in Charleston, W. Va. (Photo by Brendan Smiawloski/AFP/Getty)

Presumptive nominee Trump makes peace with rivals, slams Clinton

05/06/16 09:28AM

As the last man standing in the Republican presidential primary, Donald Trump made peace with his rivals while training all of his fire on Hillary Clinton in his first rally as the GOP's presumptive nominee on Thursday.Gone were the references to "Lyin' Ted" and "1-for-42," his moniker for Ohio Gov. John Kasich.... read more

Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan prepares to speak to the media at his weekly press conference in Washington, DC, April 28, 2016. (Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA)

Paul Ryan: I'm 'not ready' to endorse Donald Trump

05/05/16 04:23PM

House Speaker Paul Ryan says he is "not ready" to endorse presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump."I'm just not ready to do that at this point," he said of publicly backing Trump. "I'm not there right now."Ryan said in an interview with CNN that he "hopes" to eventually feel ready to back... read more

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waits backstage before speaking at a campaign stop, Oct. 7, 2015, in Waterloo, Iowa. (Photo by Charlie Neibergall/AP)

Former GOP nominees won't welcome Trump to the club

05/05/16 04:00PM

The Grand Old Party has had a full day to process the new reality that Donald Trump is officially its presumptive presidential nominee. And yet, none of the living members belonging to that elite group of Republican leaders who’ve shared the title appear eager to welcome the real estate mogul to the club. ... read more

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Pittsburgh, Penn., April 13, 2016. (Photo by Aaron Josefczyk/Reuters)

Donald Trump proclaims on Cinco de Mayo: 'I love Hispanics!'

05/05/16 03:47PM

How does Donald Trump celebrate Cinco de Mayo?The presumptive Republican presidential nominee used the holiday to dine on a taco bowl and proclaim: "I love Hispanics!""Happy #CincoDeMayo!" Trump said in a post on his Twitter and Facebook accounts Thursday.The post features a smiling Trump giving a thumbs up and digging his... read more

Senator Ted Cruz making a retail stop with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence in Marion, Ind., May 2, 2016.

Inside the final hours of Ted Cruz's campaign

05/04/16 03:23PM

The end of Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign came on a conference call late Monday night, as a half-dozen people dialed in to determine the Texas senator’s political future.Leading the call? Cruz himself, soliciting the input of his closest confidantes.With Indiana polls set to open in just hours, the internal data looked grim. Barring a surprise... read more

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

Donald Trump’s two big problems: Uniting the party and raising cash

05/04/16 02:47PM

Now comes the hard part for Donald Trump.The country woke up on Wednesday morning to find that, yes, Trump was still the all-but-undisputed nominee of the Republican Party. Now Trump’s supporters and party stalwarts on both sides have to figure out how to spend the long six months before Election Day.Trump faces two daunting challenges right out... read more

John Kasich addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) 2016 Policy Conference at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., March 21, 2016. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty)

Senior adviser: John Kasich to suspend presidential campaign

05/04/16 12:03PM

Ohio Gov. John Kasich will suspend his presidential campaign on Wednesday, a senior campaign advisor tells NBC News.Kasich cancelled a press conference in Virginia earlier in the day and announced he would make a statement in Columbus, Ohio, Thursday afternoon.The decision comes one day after Kasich finished a distant third in the Indiana... read more

Trump wrapped up the GOP nomination on the cheap

05/04/16 11:09AM

In the era of Michael Bloomberg spending more than $100 million to win re-election as New York City mayor, it's worth noting that Donald Trump has spent just $47 million to essentially lock up the GOP presidential nomination, according to the latest Federal Election Commission fundraising reports though the end of March. (Trump loaned his... read more

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds a rally in Carmel, Ind., on May 2, 2016. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

What now? Latinos feel locked out of GOP as Trump nears nomination

05/04/16 09:46AM

Donald Trump's near lockup of the Republican nomination in Indiana is leaving some GOP Latinos feeling locked out of the GOP with nowhere to turn as others say they are still trying to absorb a Trump candidacy.Soon after news rolled in that Ted Cruz was suspending his campaign, Houston businessman and GOP stalwart Massey Villarreal swore to... read more

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump speaks to supporters and the media at Trump Tower in Manhattan following his victory in the Indiana primary on May 3, 2016 in New York, N.Y. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty)

Donald Trump as likely Republican nominee triggers calls for unity

05/04/16 09:36AM

Reaction to Donald Trump's likely Republican nomination ranged from humorous to horrified, but there's one thing Democrats and his GOP colleagues seemed to agree on: It's time for unity — whether for or against him."Unite" was the word of the day after Sen. Ted Cruz dropped out of the presidential race, leaving Donald... read more