New York Primary

Trump crushes it in New York

Featured image Until tonight, Donald Trump had not reached 50 percent in any primary or caucus race. In his home state of New York, however, Trump has won 60 percent of the vote, with almost 90 percent of precincts having reported. John Kasich is in second place with 25 percent. Ted Cruz is at 15 percent. No one expected Cruz to do well in New York. The RCP poll average had him »

Trump way ahead in New York

Featured image The New York primary is less than a week away, and at least four new polls are out. The polls are by Quinippiac, PPP, Baruch College, and Liberty. Donald Trump is far ahead in each. His share ranges from 51 percent (PPP) to 60 percent (Baruch). Ted Cruz runs third, just behind John Kasich, in all three polls. His share ranges from 14 percent (Baruch) to 19 percent (Quinnipiac). In »

Is corruption thicker than socialism?

Featured image Aspects of the campaign financing practices of New York City mayor Bill de Blasio are under federal corruption investigation, the New York Times reports. The investigation centers around two businessmen with ties to de Blasio — Jona Rechnitz and Jeremy Reichberg. Federal agents reportedly have interviewed roughly 20 senior New York Police Department officials as part of an examination of the ways Rechnitz and Reichberg wielded influence in New York »

Giuliani says he’ll vote for Trump

Featured image Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani intends to vote for Donald Trump, he said today in an interview. Giuliani isn’t formally endorsing Trump, though. He will be a delegate to the Republican convention and believes he will have more sway on the floor if he hasn’t endorsed anyone. Whatever. It’s natural that Giuliani supports Trump. Cruz is far to the right of Giuliani. Moreover, the ex-mayor says he didn’t »

On to New York

Featured image The New York primary, the next big GOP contest, is less than two weeks away. Matt Flegenheimer and Maggie Haberman of the New York Times offer a good preview of that race. Donald Trump is way ahead in his home state. A Monmouth University poll released on Wednesday had Trump in first place with 52 percent support. John Kasich was second with 25 percent. Ted Cruz, with 17 percent, was »