New York Times backs Hillary Clinton for Democratic presidential nominee

The paper also said it supported John Kasich for the Republican nominee

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The Independent US

One of America’s most esteemed newspapers has announced its endorsement for Hillary Clinton, saying that while her Democratic rival Bernie Sanders had raised good ideas she was better placed to deliver on them.

The New York Times said Mr Sanders had proved to be “more formidable than most people”, including Ms. Clinton, had anticipated. 

He had brought income inequality and the “lingering pain” of the middle class to center stage and pushed Mrs. Clinton a bit more to the left than she might have gone on economic issues.

But it added: “Hillary Clinton is the right choice for the Democrats to present a vision for America that is radically different from the one that leading Republican candidates offer -  a vision in which middle-class Americans have a real shot at prosperity, women’s rights are enhanced, undocumented immigrants are given a chance at legitimacy, international alliances are nurtured and the country is kept safe.”

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