The current and former chiefs of the state Republican Party condemned him. New Hampshire's only two Republican members of Congress refused to endorse him. The conservative owner of the state's largest newspaper called him "a con man" on the front page.
Donald Trump won anyway — big time.
So, too, did Bernie Sanders, who will leave New Hampshire with the commanding victory one might expect of a front-runner blessed with the near universal favor of his party. Except all that establishment support belongs to Hillary Clinton.
Trump's 18-point victory and the self-described democratic socialist's 21-point win are reminders of the limits of party power in an age of anger toward Washington and frustration with politics.
Many Republican Party leaders may be terrified by Trump's ascendance, but have yet to divine a way to stop the billionaire real estate mogul.
There is room, after all, for moderates in this presidential race.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich's moderate views and positive message helped him gather enough votes to emerge as the second place finisher Tuesday in New Hampshire's Republican primary. Kasich's approach is to avoid the negative tone of his opponents, he remarked.
While Donald Trump tended to win most voter groups, Kasich did better than the rest of the field among Republicans who are dissatisfied but not necessarily angry with Washington (21 percent); among Republicans who are somewhat rather than very worried about the economy (27 percent); and among GOP voters who are somewhat rather than very worried about a terrorist attack (24 percent).
Kasich also did well among self-described moderates (28 percent), voters who have a post-graduate degree (22 percent) and voters who don't own a gun (21 percent).
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Robert F. Kennedy's assasin continues to seek parole and on Wednesday, Sirhan B. Sirhan will take his 14th try hearing.
Sirhan, now 71, has said for many years that he doesn't remember shooting Kennedy, who was 42. But he shot Kennedy on June 5, 1968 at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles just after he'd won the state's Democratic presidential primary. The younger brother of President John F. Kennedy died the next day.
Sirhan, a Christian-born Palestinian from Jordan, opposed Kennedy's support for Israel and killed him for this reason.
At his last parole hearing in 2011 — his 13th unsuccessful attempt to win his freedom — parole commissioners said Sirhan hadn't shown enough remorse for or understanding of the severity of his crime.
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About 165 faith leaders attended a new U.S. government program at Dallas FBI Headquarters Tuesday to provide security training for houses of worship.
In a rare interview, Dallas U.S. Attorney John Parker said churches, synagogues and mosques are uniquely vulnerable.
"They want to have a welcoming environment where people can come, and that's at the core of what they do. On the other hand, they have to be very careful about who they let in," Parker said.
Recent incidents highlight the challenge for religious leaders.
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New Hampshire is no longer a Clinton family refuge. Bernie Sanders soundly defeated Hillary Clinton Tuesday in New Hampshire, a state that in the past had salvaged the presidential dreams of both Hillary Clinton in 2008 and Bill Clinton in 1992.
Nearly every demographic group soundly rejected Clinton's candidacy in favor of the 74-year-old self-described democratic-socialist barely known to most Americans. Since 2008, when Clinton edged past Barack Obama to claim a win in the Granite State, the Democratic Party has moved to the left. But Clinton's defeat is also telling of her unresolved, underlying weaknesses.
The campaign is planning to formalize a key role for Jen O'Malley Dillon, the former deputy campaign manager for President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, a source confirmed to NBC News Wednesday.
Both Bill and Hillary Clinton have been concerned about campaign strategy and messaging, according to sources.
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A baby was shot in the face in Compton and rushed to a hospital by sheriff's deputies Tuesday night, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Compton Station.
During the initial call, deputies responded to a report of gunfire in the 200 block of Holly Avenue at 7 p.m.
When they arrived, they found a 3-month-old baby had been shot in the face.
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An 83-year-old former priest has been arrested in Arizona in connection with the 1960 slaying of a 25-year-old Texas schoolteacher.
John Feit was arrested Tuesday by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department and awaits extradition to Texas. Feit faces a murder charge in the death of Irene Garza.
Authorities said Garza visited Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen, where Feit was a priest, on April 16, 1960. Garza had planned to go to confession that evening, but never returned. Her body was found days later in an irrigation canal. Information on an attorney for Feit was not immediately available.
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An Alaska Airlines flight from Boston to San Diego was diverted to Denver after an intoxicated passenger became disruptive and threatened crew members, according to airline spokeswoman Ann Zaninovich.
The male passenger was sitting in aisle 13 on Flight 769, Zaninovich said. Flight attendants told him to calm down, but he became agitated and verbally abusive. At one point, she said, he threatened the flight crew.
A 17-year-old high school student from Wilmington, Massachusetts, told NBC the unruly passenger "would not stay seated during the flight and he kept his sunglasses on the whole time." She said "the word spread around the plane that the man was on drugs or something similar."
A man who killed himself on the steps of the Statehouse was an activist on issues of social justice who also worked with young people and the Black Lives Matter movement, according to a newspaper.
Relatives of MarShawn McCarrel II said he prioritized his causes and they suspect work affected him more than they realized, The Columbus Dispatch reported.
"He just wanted to serve people," his twin brother, MarQuan McCarrel, told the newspaper.
MarShawn McCarrel II, who was from suburban Franklin Township, shot himself outside the front door of the Statehouse on Monday and died at the scene, State Highway Patrol Lt. Craig Cvetan said. It's unclear why he killed himself, Cvetan said.
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders rode a wave of voter frustration with American politics to commanding victories in Tuesday's New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies.
Sanders swept majorities of men, women, independents and young people in his win over Hillary Clinton, but faces challenges in the more diverse states that come next on the primary calendar. Trump, appealing to voters seeking a political outsider, could benefit from the persistent lack of clarity among the more mainstream Republicans struggling to challenge him.
"We are going to do something so good and so fast and so strong and the world is going to respect us again, believe me," Trump said at a victory rally.
Florida Governor Rick Scott joined executives from Comcast, NBC Universal and Telemundo Enterprises to break ground and officially announced the building plans for Telemundo’s new global headquarters in northwest Miami-Dade.
“I am excited to announce that NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises has chosen Miami as the best location to build their new global headquarters,” Scott said.
The new state-of-the-art broadcast center located at the Beacon Lakes Industrial park on 25th Street and the Turnpike will house all of the properties owned by NBCUniversal‘s Hispanic franchises including Telemundo Network, Telemundo Studios, NBC Universo (formerly Mun2), Telemundo Digital, NBCU International and Telemundo Internacional.
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