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
Some of Hillary Clinton's top aides when she was Secretary of State have been interviewed by the FBI "within the past few months," officials familiar with her email investigation confirmed to NBC News on Thursday.Among them was Huma Abedin, who will soon also be deposed by lawyers for Judicial Watch in their separate Freedom of... read more
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
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.
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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
In yet another sign Hillary Clinton is looking past rival Bernie Sanders and on to a general election against Donald Trump, the former Secretary of State is adding and promoting staff at her national headquarters in New York.
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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
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
Hours after Donald Trump became the likely nominee, the conservative website RedState wrote that the Senate should confirm President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland.The rationale is that Trump can't win a general election against likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and that Garland is the best scenario coming... read more
By Andrea Mitchell, Kailani Koenig and Andrew Rafferty
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
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
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
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