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Dismal Voter Turnout for LA City Elections

Dismal Voter Turnout for LA City Elections

Voter turnout was dismally low for the LA city elections, as incumbents easily kept their seats. Conan Nolan reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on March 4, 2015. Watch »

Mar 4, 2015
Top Democrat in Congress Will Run for Mikulski's Senate Seat

Top Democrat in Congress Will Run for Mikulski's Senate Seat

U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland says he will run for the Senate seat that will be open when Sen. Barbara... Read »

Mar 4, 2015

Best Political Mustaches

Chicago mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia isn't the only politician sporting the 'stache. View »

Mar 4, 2015
Lawmakers Want High Schools to Teach

Lawmakers Want High Schools to Teach "Yes Means Yes" for Sex

Two California lawmakers want to get a head start on preventing sexual assaults on college campuses by having high... Read »

Mar 4, 2015
Angelenos Head to the Polls

Angelenos Head to the Polls

With a small turnout expected, Angelenos headed to the polls as several key city council seats are up for grabs.... Watch »

Mar 3, 2015
Carson Launches 2016 Exploratory Committee

Carson Launches 2016 Exploratory Committee

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has created an exploratory committee to run for president, becoming the first Repub... Read »

Mar 3, 2015
Texas Pol Pushes for Legal Pot:

Texas Pol Pushes for Legal Pot: "Gov't Should Value Everything God...

A GOP state lawmaker from East Texas says God didn't create marijuana by mistake and is pushing to remove all offen... Watch »

Mar 3, 2015
Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Powerful Md. Democrat, Won't Seek Reelection

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Powerful Md. Democrat, Won't Seek Reelection

Powerful U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress, will not seek... Watch »

Mar 2, 2015
NJ Officer Meets President Obama

NJ Officer Meets President Obama

Although cops are used to being called to important gatherings, a New Jersey officer was shocked to discover who she... Watch »

Feb 26, 2015
Even After Veto, Keystone Fight Not Over

Even After Veto, Keystone Fight Not Over

House Speaker John Boehner said Monday that "the fight's not over" in the political battle to approve the... Read »

Feb 25, 2015
Runoff for Rahm: Chicago Mayor Fails to Clinch 2nd Term

Runoff for Rahm: Chicago Mayor Fails to Clinch 2nd Term

Rahm Emanuel failed to clinch another term as Chicago's mayor on Tuesday, as Associated Press projections showed him... Watch »

Feb 25, 2015
Villaraigosa Won't Run for US Senate

Villaraigosa Won't Run for US Senate

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced Tuesday he will not run for the U.S. Senate seat being vaca... Read »

Feb 25, 2015

"Lead On": Hillary Clinton Speaks at Women's Conference

Hillary Clinton spoke at the Lead On: Watermark's Silicon Valley Conference for Women in Santa Clara Tuesday, amid... Watch »

Feb 24, 2015
Senate Fails to Advance Homeland Security Funding Bill

Senate Fails to Advance Homeland Security Funding Bill

Senate Democrats blocked GOP efforts to advance a bill that would ensure funding for Homeland Security but defund... Read »

Feb 24, 2015
Senator Speaks Out About Hate Mail

Senator Speaks Out About Hate Mail

California Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) speaks out about hate mail that has been coming in since he proposed... Watch »

Feb 20, 2015
Former Va. First Lady Sentenced to 1 Year, 1 Day for Corruption

Former Va. First Lady Sentenced to 1 Year, 1 Day for Corruption

Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell was sentenced to one year and one day in prison on corruption charges... Watch »

Feb 21, 2015
Jail Time for Ex-Va. First Lady? McDonnell Corruption Case Sentencing

Jail Time for Ex-Va. First Lady? McDonnell Corruption Case Sentencing

If prosecutors get their way, former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell could become the first modern-day govern... Read »

Feb 20, 2015
Giuliani: Obama Doesn't Love You, Me or America

Giuliani: Obama Doesn't Love You, Me or America

Democrats are assailing former Mayor Rudy Giuliani for saying President Obama doesn't love America -- and they're... Read »

Feb 19, 2015
Ex-Va. 1st Lady Faces Sentencing for Corruption

Ex-Va. 1st Lady Faces Sentencing for Corruption

Lawyers for Maureen McDonnell have asked the same judge who sentenced former Gov. Bob McDonnell to two years in... Read »

Feb 19, 2015
Rep. Hahn Won't Seek Reelection, Will Run for Supes

Rep. Hahn Won't Seek Reelection, Will Run for Supes

California Rep. Janice Hahn became the first Democrat in the new Congress to announce she won't seek re-election... Read »

Feb 18, 2015

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