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Former President Bill Clinton campaigns for his wife at the United Auto Workers Local 685 Hall on April 30, 2016 in Kokomo, Ind. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty)

Bill Clinton can't serve in Hillary's cabinet

05/17/16 03:04PM

Bill Clinton couldn’t serve in Hillary Clinton’s cabinet if she’s elected president, but he could have a powerful, less formal role in her administration, according to an MSNBC analysis of federal law governing the appointment of relatives. ... read more

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, April 6, 2016, in Bethpage, N.Y. (Photo by Julie Jacobson/AP)

Why Trump must make gains among women voters to win the White House

05/17/16 02:53PM

For Donald Trump to win the White House he must find a way to attract more women voters to his candidacy. The presumptive Republican nominee faces many other demographic challenges -- most notably with Latino and black voters -- but his biggest hurdle is in trying to close the gender gap, according to public polling and past election results... read more

Former Republican presidential candidate Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) holds a rally in Boca Raton, Fla., on March 14, 2016. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

Marco Rubio rants about unnamed sources in Twitter tirade

05/17/16 11:13AM

Former Republican hopeful Marco Rubio offered a glimpse of his future on Monday — and it appears to involve a lot of working out.The Florida senator unleashed a late-night Twitter tirade that included sarcastic tweets about "whether to chest or legs tomorrow at gym. read more

President Barack Obama, center, and two secret service agents are silhouetted as he walks towards Marine One helicopter upon arrival at Schiphol Amsterdam Airport, Netherlands March 24, 2014. (Photo by Peter Dejong/Pool/AP)

Where do we go from here: America after Obama

05/17/16 11:02AM

For African Americans, the election of Barack Obama was part triumph, part miracle.The triumph was the culmination of more than a half-century of struggle to gain access to the ballot and create political space within the once-hostile Democratic Party for a mobilized Black electorate. The miracle was that the son of an African father and white... read more

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky., on May 16, 2016. (Photo by Aaron Bernstein/Reuters)

Hillary Clinton gambles in choosing small events over huge rallies

05/17/16 10:27AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As she continues to battle two candidates fueled by monster crowds and widespread enthusiasm, Hillary Clinton has committed to a campaign strategy that prioritizes the exact opposite.While Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump consistently whip seas of fans into frenzies, Clinton often favors modest public appearances that rely... read more

Republican U.S. presidential candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich stands at his podium after the stage lights dimmed following the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential debate held by CNBC in Boulder, Colo., Oct. 28, 2015. (Photo by Rick Wilking/Reuters)

Kasich shoots down potential third-party run

05/16/16 04:31PM

Ohio Gov. John Kasich dismissed any possibility that he would run as an independent or on a third party ticket against presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton."I just don't think it would be the right thing to do," he told CNN's Anderson Cooper Monday. "A third party... read more

A Hillary Clinton supporter gathers strewn signs outside 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)

Pro-Clinton super PAC fires starting gun on general election ads

05/16/16 10:38AM

For residents of four perennial swing states the 2016 election ads will start Wednesday and won’t stop until November.First out of the gate this year with a sustained television spending campaign is Priorities USA, the pro-Clinton super PAC, which had previously been holding its fire until the end of the Democratic primary.But with Bernie... read more

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Key source disputes Times story on Trump's behavior with women

05/16/16 10:31AM

Key source refutes Times story on Trump The woman whose personal story was central to a feature story casting presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump as sexist and inappropriate with women refuted the New York Times’ telling of her story. The woman, Rowanne Brewer Lane, told Fox News the Times’ portrayal of her relationship with Trump was ... read more

Then, republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during a campaign rally at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on May 2, 2016 in Indianapolis, Ind. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty)

Ted Cruz suggests 'challenging days' ahead for GOP

05/15/16 10:53AM

DALLAS — Ted Cruz took to his home state on Saturday to suggest times ahead for the Republican Party will be "challenging," continuing to distance himself from backing Donald Trump ahead of this summer's GOP national convention."We may face some challenging days ahead," Cruz told the Texas GOP Convention in Dallas. "... read more

A child walks past a graffiti depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on the walls of a bar in the old town in Vilnius, Lithuania, May 14, 2016. (Photo by Mindaugas Kulbis/AP)

Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin lock lips in Lithuanian street art

05/14/16 04:34PM

Despite the icy relationship between the U.S. and Russia, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have publicly praised one another throughout the real estate mogul's presidential campaign — and now, in a new piece of graffiti in Lithuania, they appear to be closer than ever.Artist Mindaugas Bonanu depicted... 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)

For John Kasich, a difficult choice at the end of the road

05/14/16 01:04PM

One week after ending his presidential bid, Governor John Kasich finds himself in the same position as many of his fellow Republicans, grappling with whether or not to endorse presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump and, if so, how enthusiastically?Regardless of how he answers the question, Kasich will still play a vital role in the presidential... read more

In this April 9, 1991 file photo, Donald Trump is seen in New York. (Photo by Luiz Ribeiro/AP)

Trump's 1991 phone call unlikely to hurt his campaign: GOP strategist

05/14/16 10:43AM

Reports that Donald Trump posed as his own spokesman in a 1991 telephone interview may not harm his campaign to becoming president, a senior Republican strategist said Saturday.The presumptive GOP nominee has denied he pretended to be his own publicist, despite an audio recording with a reported that reveals a remarkably similar voice.A... read more

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a town hall event in Rochester, N.H., Sept. 17, 2015. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

Donald Trump denies posing as publicist in 1991 interview

05/13/16 06:19PM

Donald Trump on Friday denied that he posed as his own spokesman in a 1991 telephone interview, despite an audio recording that reveals his publicist had a remarkably similar voice to the real estate mogul and had exhaustive details about Trump's personal life.A Washington Post report details how Trump posed as "John Miller" or ... read more

Ivanka Trump: Dad has 'elevated' the political discourse

05/13/16 02:42PM

GOP presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump has qualities that are unseen in U.S. politics, according to real estate mogul's daughter, Ivanka Trump.At a Forbes magazine women’s summit in New York on Thursday, she lauded her father who entered politics last year and described him as a who who has "elevated" the political... read more