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Bernie Sanders Gets the Celebrity Treatment in Midtown Manhattan

Senator Bernie Sanders walked about 14 Midtown blocks, shaking hands, hugging people and waving as several cars honked horns. Many people he encountered froze with their mouths hanging open or locked in a smile, a day before voting takes place in the New York primary.

Candidates Make Their Final New York Appeals

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is holding an evening rally in Hunters Point, Queens, while Hillary Clinton will address supporters in Midtown Manhattan. The Republicans are campaigning in farther-flung locales, with Donald J. Trump in Buffalo and Gov. John R. Kasich of Ohio visiting Syracuse and Schenectady.

Donald Trump Says ‘Rigged’ Convention Should Not Be Met With Violence

Mr. Trump said on Sunday that he hoped the Republican Convention in July "doesn't involve violence" as he pressed his case that the system is rigged against him.

Bernie Sanders Courts Black Voters at Church Service in Harlem

After weeks of hosting packed rallies around New York State, Bernie Sanders on Sunday decided to do something that his Democratic rival had already been doing for weeks: He spoke at a predominately black church service.

Donald Trump Warns of ‘Rough July’ at Republican Convention

Amping up his feud with the Republican National Committee over the selection of delegates, he warned vaguely of consequences at the Cleveland convention.

John Kasich’s Big New York Challenge: Saving Room for Dessert

Gov. John Kasich of Ohio continued his culinary tour of New York, stopping at an Upper East Side deli three days before the state's primaries.

Donald Trump, in Upstate New York, Tries Another Label for Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump had previously called Hillary Clinton "Incompetent Hillary," but he favors two-syllable insults, so he rolled out “Crooked Hillary” on Saturday.

Bernie Sanders Releases His 2014 Tax Returns

After he promised to do so during Thursday's debate, the senator and his wife released returns showing their 2014 income as $205,617, including$156,441 in wages and salary and $46,213 from Social Security benefits.

Group Backing Donald Trump Highlights His Role in Capturing Rapist

A group backing Mr. Trump has filmed an ad intended to air in New York during the primary that tells the story of his financing fliers to help the police capture a serial rapist in the 1990s.

Bernie Sanders, at Vatican City, Calls for a More Moral Economy

Senator Bernie Sanders, an ardent admirer of Pope Francis, delivered a 15-minute address before the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, a group that examines social, economic and environmental issues housed within a 16th-century villa inside Vatican City.

Corey Lewandowski Says He Reached Out to Reporter After Encounter

Corey Lewandowski, the campaign manager for Donald J. Trump, has not apologized for grabbing the arm of Michelle Fields, at the time a reporter for Breitbart News. Mr. Lewandowski said Ms. Fields never returned his call to discuss the matter shortly after the March 8 episode.

Democratic Debate Serves as Clear Display of Love Lost

The Democratic debate evoked a singular memory for some New York reporters: a photograph of Edward I. Koch and Mario M. Cuomo in a holding room for a mayoral debate in 1977, clearly sick of each other.

Donald Trump Seeks Help With West Bank Question During Meeting With Jewish Media

During the meeting, Mr. Trump turned to an aide from the Trump Organization for help answering a question about West Bank settlements, according to the publication The Forward.

Bernie Sanders Suspends Jewish Outreach Coordinator After Reports of Her Criticisms of Israel

Two days after her hiring was announced, the Sanders presidential campaign suspended its national Jewish outreach coordinator, Simone Zimmerman, after revelations that she had posted vulgarities about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel on Facebook.

Donald Trump Draws Protesters Outside Republican Dinner in Manhattan

Hundreds of people gathered Thursday in Midtown Manhattan to protest an appearance by the Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump at the New York State Republican Gala.

Bernie Sanders Laces Speech With Themes of Race, and Gets Warm Reception From Activists

Senator Bernie Sanders wove issues of race and civil rights into his standard speech about income inequality and overhauling the campaign finance system as he sought to win over an influential crowd of black leaders.

Donald Trump Holding a Strong Lead in Pennsylvania

Donald J. Trump has a 16-point lead in Pennsylvania, according to a new poll that shows moderate Republicans providing him a boost in the state ahead of its primary on April 26. There are 54 Republican delegates at stake in the state, but only 17 of them are bound to the winner.

Donald Trump’s Allies Look to Make Friends in Congress

Members of Donald J. Trump's House Leadership Committee will hold a meeting at a private club in Washington on Thursday with about a dozen House members, a mix of Trump supporters and those who remain uncommitted to a candidate.

First Draft Focus: Throwback Thursday — Washington Square Park, Redux

Thousands gathered at a rally for the Democratic candidate, Senator Barack Obama, in Washington Square Park in Manhattan in 2007. On Wednesday, Senator Bernie Sanders also held a campaign rally at the park in New York that drew thousands of supporters.

Bernie Sanders Itinerary in Rome Will Not Include Pope Francis Visit

A papal encounter was always going to be a long shot for Senator Bernie Sanders. The politician was never scheduled to have an audience with Pope Francis, and the conference is not exactly the "high-level meeting" that the Sanders campaign billed it as in its news release about the trip.

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