Presidential election

  • coronavirus Mar 30

    How Will We Vote? Outbreak Revives Debate on Mail-in Ballots

    As the coronavirus pandemic knocks primary election after primary election off schedule, Democrats argue the outbreak shows the country needs to move toward one of their longtime goals — widespread voting by mail — to protect the November election.

  • Joe Biden Mar 16

    Biden Commits to Woman VP and Other Top Debate Moments

    On a day when coronavirus dominated the news, with airports in chaos and the country’s largest school district about to close, former Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders debated one-on-one for the first time in the Democratic primary and the pandemic monopolized their meeting too.

  • mike bloomberg Feb 21

    Bloomberg Spends About $7M Per Day on His Campaign, Filing Shows

    In the minute it will take you to read this story, billionaire media mogul Mike Bloomberg’s campaign will have spent about $5,000, if not more, based on the latest filing with the Federal Election Commission covering his campaign’s spending in January.

  • State of the Union Feb 1

    Polling: Americans Dissatisfied With the State of the Union

    The turbulence of impeachment, a contentious presidential campaign and a global virus health threat confront President Donald Trump as he prepares to deliver his State of the Union address Tuesday night. But one thing about the Trump era has remained remarkably steady: public opinion on the president. Approval of Trump has stayed persistently in negative territory, and the country is more polarized now than it has...

  • lone star politics Jan 16

    Former Vice President Joe Biden Talks Texas and Election Ahead

    Fresh off the debate stage, former Vice President Joe Biden was in North Texas Wednesday. He spoke at the National Baptist Convention’s mid-winter board meeting, in Arlington. Before he spoke, he sat down for an exclusive interview with NBC 5 and the Dallas Morning News. We asked him why Texans should vote for him over the other candidates in the…

  • Democratic primary Jan 13

    Aboard Bloomberg Bus: Droll Wit, Swag, Texas-Size Ambition

    Mike Bloomberg isn’t going to be the loudest campaigner in the Democratic primary contest, and he’s not planning to spend time talking about his rivals. With the first votes just weeks away, he acts more like he’s running in a general election than a primary. While the top Democratic candidates campaigned in Iowa and Nevada this weekend, Bloomberg was...

  • Iowa Dec 14, 2019

    Iowa Democrats Worry ‘Medicare for All’ Hurts Key Industry

    Kim Motl doesn’t work in the health insurance industry. But her friends and neighbors do. So when she saw Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Motl pressed the Democratic presidential candidate about her “Medicare for All” plan, which would replace private insurance with a government-run system. “What about the little guys that work in the insurance business,...

  • Decision 2020 Dec 13, 2019

    Democratic Hopefuls Threaten to Boycott Debate Over Union Dispute

    Democratic presidential hopefuls said Friday they may skip next week’s debate at Loyola Marymount University to honor a picket line by unionized food-service workers at the Westchester campus.

  • Donald Trump Dec 2, 2019

    2020 Watch: Why Biden Is Blitzing Iowa and More Questions

    With just two months before primary voting begins, top Democrats are confronting their principal political liabilities with a new sense of urgency. It’s unclear how many voters will be paying attention, however, as the 2019 holiday season is here and impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump accelerate. As Democrats fight amongst themselves in key primary states, Trump is focused on...

  • PRESIDENT Nov 12, 2019

    Supreme Court Appears Inclined to Let Trump End DACA Program

    Sharply at odds with liberal justices, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority seemed ready Tuesday to allow the Trump administration to abolish protections that permit 660,000 immigrants to work in the U.S., free from the threat of deportation. That outcome would “destroy lives,” declared Justice Sonia Sotomayor, one the court’s liberals who repeatedly suggested the administration has not adequately justified its...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Nov 1, 2019

    Beto O’Rourke Drops Out of Presidential Race

    Former U.S. Rep Beto O’Rourke announced Friday that he is dropping out of the 2020 presidential race. He spoke to his supporters shortly after the announcement on Friday in Iowa.

  • Donald Trump Oct 23, 2019

    Appeals Court Hears Arguments Over Trump’s Tax Returns

    An appeals court did not appear to buy arguments by President Donald Trump’s lawyers that his tax returns can’t be given to a state grand jury.

  • Donald Trump Oct 17, 2019

    Mulvaney: Withholding Military Aid to Ukraine Was Linked to Probe of Democrats

    The White House acknowledged Thursday that President Donald Trump’s decision to hold up military aid to Ukraine was linked to his demand that Kyiv investigate the Democratic National Committee and the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, a shifting new explanation about events at the heart of the impeachment inquiry. The admission from acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney undercut the president’s...

  • Facebook Oct 17, 2019

    Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Defends Speech Rules, says Tech Companies are New ‘Fifth Estate’

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday launched a defense of how tech companies promote and regulate free speech, arguing that Facebook and its peers make up a new “fifth estate” in society alongside the traditional news media. Zuckerberg, in a speech at Georgetown University, echoed language from the 18th Century, when people first began referring to journalists in the press...

  • Donald Trump Sep 13, 2019

    China to Lift Punitive Tariffs on US Soybeans, Pork

    China will lift punitive tariffs imposed on U.S. soybeans and pork in a trade war with Washington, a state news agency said Friday, adding to conciliatory gestures by the two sides ahead of negotiations. China will suspend tariff hikes on soybeans, pork and some other farm goods, the Xinhua News Agency said, citing the Cabinet planning agency and the Commerce...

  • PRESIDENT Sep 10, 2019

    Possible Russian Spy for CIA Now Living in Washington Area

    A former senior Russian official is living in the Washington area under U.S. government protection, current and former government officials tell NBC News. NBC News is withholding the man’s name and other key details at the request of U.S. officials, who say reporting the information could endanger his life. An NBC News correspondent went to the man’s house in the...

  • United States Sep 9, 2019

    Sarah Palin’s Husband, Todd, Files for Divorce Over ‘Incompatibility of Temperament’

    Sarah Palin’s husband, Todd, filed for divorce from the former vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor citing “incompatibility of temperament between the parties such that they find it impossible to live together as husband and wife.” Todd Palin, 55, asked to dissolve the couple’s 31-year marriage in a filing submitted Friday in the Anchorage Superior Court. The filing, first reported...

  • Donald Trump Sep 8, 2019

    China’s Trade With US Shrinks as Tariff War Worsens

    China’s trade with the United States is falling as the two sides prepare for negotiations with no signs of progress toward ending a tariff war that threatens global economic growth. Imports of American goods tumbled 22% in August from a year earlier to $10.3 billion, customs data showed Sunday. Exports to the United States, China’s biggest market, sank 16% to...

  • Donald Trump Sep 8, 2019

    Ex-SC Gov. Sanford Adds Name to GOP Long Shots Against Trump

    Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman, joined the Republican race against President Donald Trump on Sunday, aiming to put his Appalachian trail travails behind him for good as he pursues an admittedly remote path to the presidency. “I am here to tell you now that I am going to get in,” Sanford said in an interview on...

  • PRESIDENT Aug 21, 2019

    A Court Ruling Just Changed How We Pick Our President

    A federal appeals court ruled late Tuesday that presidential electors who cast the actual ballots for president and vice president are free to vote as they wish and cannot be required to follow the results of the popular vote in their states, NBC News reported. The decision could give a single elector the power to decide the outcome of a...

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