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Donald Trump speaks at a press conference at Hilton Garden Inn on Staten Island, N.Y., April 17, 2016. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

The presidential campaign: Donald Trump

05/03/16 10:00AM

Donald Trump has traveled the country since his presidential campaign announcement in June, toting his official campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.” The real estate mogul has has ran a primarily self-funded, anti-establishment campaign, and he has led nearly every national poll since campaigning began. read more

Ted Cruz vows to continue campaign if he loses Indiana

05/02/16 01:10PM

OSCEOLA, Ind. -- Ted Cruz vowed to "absolutely" stay in the race for the Republican presidential nomination even if he loses Indiana's primary on Tuesday."I am in for the distance," Cruz told reporters Monday after greeting patrons at a café in this northern Indiana town."As long as we have a viable path to victory,... read more

Donald Trump speaks at his event to raise money for veterans organizations in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

Donald Trump says he's 'wasting time' on Republican rivals

05/01/16 04:47PM

Donald Trump Says He's 'Wasting Time' on Republican RivalsBY ALI VITALIIndiana Race Could Seal the Nomination for Trump, ClintonNIGHTLY NEWS   TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Donald Trump wants the primaries to be over already.Not just so he can assume the official title of Republican presidential nominee, but so he can start fundraising for... read more

Donald Trump, president and chief executive of Trump Organization Inc. and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, gestures to attendees during a campaign event in Evansville, Ind., April 28, 2016. (Photo by Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg/Getty)

Trump leads Cruz by 15 points in crucial Indiana race

05/01/16 09:02AM

Donald Trump holds a 15-point lead over Ted Cruz in the potentially decisive May 3 presidential primary race in Indiana, according to results from a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll.Trump gets support from 49 percent of likely Republican primary voters – followed by Cruz at 34 percent and John Kasich at 13 percent. If that margin in... read more

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz and his Vice Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina before a taping of Fox News Channel's The Sean Hannity Show at the Indiana War Memorial, April 29, 2016. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty)

Ted Cruz responds to Caitlyn Jenner's bathroom break

04/30/16 05:02PM

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, responded to reality TV star and transgender activist Caitlyn Jenner and doubled down on his criticism of Donald Trump and others who have come out against so-called "bathroom bills" like the one passed inNorth Carolina last month.In an interview with NBC's Chuck Todd, Cruz claimed Pres. Barack Obama,... read more

Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich speaks during a campaign event April 25, 2016. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty)

Kasich: Gay people 'probably' born that way

04/30/16 10:42AM

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Friday was pressed by a man in California to answer whether or not he believed people are born gay, setting off a lengthy and somewhat testy exchange that resulted in the Republican presidential candidate declaring that he believes gay people are "probably" born that way."Do you... read more

A projected image is shown on a large screen during President Barack Obama's speech at the White House Correspondent's Dinner, April 30, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Martin H. Simon/Getty)

That time when Barack Obama and Seth Meyers roasted Donald Trump

04/29/16 08:45PM

That Time When Barack Obama and Seth Meyers Roasted Donald Trumpby NBC NEWSSHAREShareTweetShareEmailPrintCommentPlayFacebookTwitterGoogle PlusEmbed When Obama and Seth Meyers roasted Trump 2:25This year's White House Correspondents' Dinner will mark the five-year anniversary of the night President Barack Obama and comedian Seth Meyers... read more

Protestors block traffic outside of the California Republican Party Convention where Donald Trump is scheduled to speak on April 29, 2016 in Burlingame, Calif. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty)

Protesters and police clash outside Trump rally in California

04/29/16 03:52PM

Protesters are clashing with police outside a state GOP convention in Burlingame, California, where Donald Trump was expected to speak Friday.Several hundred protesters gathered outside a hotel near San Francisco while awaiting the Republican presidential front-runner.A group overran police barricades and reached the entrance of the hotel,... read more

Monica Lewinsky and her stepmother, Barbara Lewinsky push through a large crowd of media as they leave a restaurant in Santa Monica, Calif., Feb. 5, 1998. (Photo by Nick Ut/AP)

The Monica Lewinsky jokes are back

04/29/16 03:42PM

 It’s only a matter of time before Monica Lewinsky becomes a household name –again. The onetime White House intern whose affair with Bill Clinton got the former president impeached by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and shamed Lewinsky through the 90s is back in the headlines, as Republican frontrunner Donald Trump champions... read more

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN) delivers opening remarks at the start of a hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office building on Capitol Hill, Oct. 20, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

GOP elites are reaching the ‘acceptance phase' for Donald Trump

04/29/16 02:41PM

With Donald Trump’s path to the nomination looking wider by the day, a number of top Republicans are signaling their willingness to support his candidacy – even some who have fiercely criticized him in the past.This softening opposition indicates that the GOP establishment is reaching the “acceptance” stage of the grieving process even as... read more

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally on April 28, 2016 in Costa Mesa, Calif. (Photo by Chris Carlson/AP)

Trump's California campaign shows how he could doom the GOP

04/29/16 02:07PM

California's history as a reliably red state that rapidly transformed into a deep-blue hue in presidential elections will foreverly serve as a cautionary tale for Republicans -- demonize immigrants, and risk ceding political power to Democrats in a backlash that will reverberate for generations.But conventional political wisdom has done... read more