Tag: Donald Trump

Sanders' campaign has already moved the Democratic Party, and its presumptive nominee, to the left. Clearly, one cannot expect Clinton to stay there without sustained pressure from this newly mobilized left—given her history and the Obama administration's neo-liberal policies—but the groundwork and mobilization to do that is now possible.

The real estate mogul and ex-reality TV star’s convincing win—garnering more than 50-percent of the votes—was not unexpected, with various polls predicting that Trump would drub his closest rival, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and distant challenger, Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

No matter what happens, for two weeks New York was front and center in the political world, giving the rest of the nation a unique opportunity to see what it means for candidates to come face-to-face with voters here.

Long Island voters will head to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots in an unusually pivotal primary election in New York State that could tip the balance of the race in favor of the Democratic and Republican front-runners.

More than 1,000 ticketholders paid $150 each to see Trump speak ahead of New York’s presidential primaries on Tuesday while hundreds of protesters rallied outside the venue in candle light vigils, picket lines and anti-Trump concerts.

The tearful plea came amid the Republican presidential front-runner's second Long Island appearance in as many weeks ahead of next Tuesday’s crucial presidential primary.

Protesters are planning demonstrations against the event, which will be at a venue near where an immigrant was killed in a high-profile hate crime nearly eight years ago.

Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton has two events in Nassau and Suffolk counties scheduled for Monday, GOP front-runner Donald Trump will speak at a fundraiser later this week on LI and Heidi, the wife of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), is slated to host two public events on the Island, also on Monday.

The candidate’s campaign stop came two weeks before the April 19 New York presidential primaries, which have become unusually pivotal this election season since presidential candidates usually have their nominations clinched well before voters cast their ballots in The Empire State.

The protest was mostly peaceful until a large group of Trump fans that failed to enter the rally because the venue was at capacity started a counter-protest that prompted an hours-long standoff under the watchful eye of Nassau County police officers in riot gear and cops mounted on horseback.