New York Primary
“This campaign changed expectations about what’s possible in New York state," the progressive challenger to Gov. Andrew Cuomo said after her primary loss.
The ambitious new left wing wiped out a faction of breakaway Democrats in the state Senate.
Will it work? Thursday's Democratic primary should provide some answers.
From governor to state Senate and even party committees, the Empire State’s old party bosses are on the defensive.
Zephyr Teachout won, but Eric Kingson didn't.
This was a week of goodbyes. On Tuesday, with big wins in the New York primary by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the chances for Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders to win the nominations before the conventions didn't exactly leave the building, but they're headed for the exits. Later that night, Elizabeth Warren, in an epic Twitter rant, said goodbye to Ted Cruz's whining. In response to an email Cruz sent out about the "significant sacrifice" he was making by running, including that his "health and sleep are limited," Warren tweeted: "Know whose sleep is limited? Working parents who stay up worrying about getting kids thru college w/o big debt. @TedCruz blocked #refi." At least both agree on the importance of sleep. But the saddest goodbye came on Thursday with the news of Prince's death. He was an incredibly talented, versatile, gender-bending, glow-in-the-dark genius whose music was so undeniably human and irresistible - a force of harmony in a time of division. As he wrote in his song Baltimore, "Peace is more than the absence of war."
Colbert pointed out that "Reince Priebus" is an anagram for "crisp bee urine." Without vowels, his name becomes: "RNC PR BS" -- which could indeed also be a very foreshortened version of his job description. But there it is.
Hillary Clinton's very impressive New York primary victory over Bernie Sanders points up some of her most significant strengths as a political figure. She generally performs quite well on a big stage. And there are few bigger presidential primary stages than that of New York.
What kind of absurd nonsense is being passed around on the internet by Sanders supporters these days? And why does it matter? Maybe because it poisons the well from which we all drink, and particularly poisons the people for whom social media has become, perhaps unwisely, their primary source for news.
For the first time in a long time, New York was a key state in the presidential primary. The Ted Cruz campaign had already written off the state as a loss, but Trump, Bernie Sanders, and Clinton all saw this as a state they needed to win.
When you are only beating Louisiana, something is very wrong.
As expected, Hillary Clinton won the New York Democratic primary. Celebrated by the mainstream media as the ultimate victory, a look at the numbers tells another story and how the road to both the nomination and to the Presidency is still an impervious one.
Many presidential primary voters experienced a range of problems.