<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Politics]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.com en-us Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:43:38 -0700 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:43:38 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[2016 NH Primary Candidate Tracker]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 06:28:47 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/candidate-tracker-NH.jpg
Keep tabs on which potential 2016 presidential candidates have been to the Granite State, how many times they've visited, and where they've been.
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<![CDATA[Former RI Gov. Lincoln Chafee Exploring Presidential Bid]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 07:59:55 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/183*120/72123949.jpg
Lincoln Chafee, the former governor and U.S. senator from Rhode Island, announced Thursday that he has formed an exploratory committee to consider a run as the Democratic nominee for president in 2016.

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<![CDATA[Analysis: Rahm Emanuel Wins Again]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 21:31:55 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/rahm-463880456.jpg
It always seemed inevitable that he’d win. That was the point. Rahm Emanuel won his re-election contest Tuesday night and bested challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia to remain in charge of Chicago for another...

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<![CDATA[Jeb Bush ID'd Himself as "Hispanic" on Voter Form]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 07:15:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP632245416248.jpg
Likely Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Monday that a 2009 voter registration form that identified him as Hispanic was a "mistake." "My mistake! Don’t think I’ve fooled anyone!" the former Florida...

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<![CDATA[How to Achieve Mandated Water Cuts]]> Sun, 05 Apr 2015 08:39:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/TLA_NC_EXTRA_KIGHTLINGER_2_040515_1200x675_423025731796.jpg
Nineteen million people rely on what this man and his board does: Jeffrey Kightlinger, general manager for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, is in charge of the largest water district...]]>
<![CDATA[Lease Signed for Hillary Clinton Campaign HQ]]> Sat, 04 Apr 2015 08:44:17 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/clinton-emails-USE-THIS-ONE-465797002.jpg
A lease has been signed for an office in Brooklyn that is expected to be the headquarters for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, sources familiar with the deal told MSNBC on Friday.

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<![CDATA[Indiana Gov: We Intend to Fix "Perception" Problem of Law]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:55:30 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/pence-presser-468206814.jpg
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Tuesday said a bill he signed into law last Thursday has been "grossly mischaracterized" and was the subject of "shoddy reporting," but said he and legislators have been working around...

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Indiana Gov. Addresses Law Controversy]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:56:48 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Mike-Pence-Indiana-Gov.jpg
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said in a Tuesday op-ed in the Wall Street Journal that a controversial bill he signed into law last week is not a "license to discriminate." "I abhor discrimination," he wrote.

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<![CDATA["I'm Not Running": Warren Shuts Down 2016 Buzz Again]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 06:36:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP868875334282.jpg
Sorry, "Elizabeth Warren for President" holdouts. The U.S. senator from Massachusetts on Tuesday dealt another blow to supporters — and rivals on the right — hoping she'll enter the 2016 race, repeating...

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<![CDATA[Apple's Tim Cook: "Religious Objection" Laws Are "Very Dangerous"]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:22:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tim-cook-apple-fortuna.jpg
Apple CEO Tim Cook slammed Indiana's new "religious objection" legislation over the weekend, penning a Washington Post piece warning that “there’s something very dangerous happening in America.” The piece, which...

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<![CDATA[Iraq War Vet Tammy Duckworth Launches Senate Bid in Illinois]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:24:28 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Tammy-Duckworth3.jpg
In a video to supporters, Rep. Tammy Duckworth on Monday launched a 2016 challenge to Sen. Mark Kirk. “I’m running for the United States Senate in 2016 because it’s time for Washington to be held accountable...

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<![CDATA[Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz Speaks in NH]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:22:38 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/cruz-AP938170470053.jpg
Just days after making his presidential candidacy official, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is in New Hampshire for a two-day swing. Cruz was the first major candidate to announce a run for president.

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<![CDATA[CA Attorney General Moves to End Anti-Gay Initiative]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:44:47 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/file-kamala-harris-ca-ag.jpg
California Attorney General Kamala Harris asked a state court on Wednesday for permission to reject a proposed ballot initiative stipulating that anyone who engages in gay sex be killed.

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<![CDATA[Gov. Brown: Climate Change Skeptic Cruz Unfit for President]]> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 12:02:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/brown-cruz.jpg
Calfiornia Gov. Jerry Brown tore into climate change skeptics on Sunday, saying one major presidential hopeful's position on climate change should disqualify him from the highest office in the nation.

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<![CDATA[Lewinsky Talks Cyberbullying, Affair on TED Stage]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 10:39:01 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/TED2015_031915_2DD7163.jpg
Monica Lewinsky spoke bluntly about cyberbullying and her own experience in the public spotlight Thursday, as the she took the stage for one of her most prominent appearances since her affair with President Bill...

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<![CDATA[Feds Probe Ex-Rep. Schock: AP]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:13:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP326057663792_RepSchock.jpg
The Justice Department has launched a formal criminal investigation into the office and campaign expenses of resigning Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, as well as his personal business dealings with political donors,...

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<![CDATA[Trump Launches 2016 Exploratory Committee Ahead of NH Visit]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:29:28 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP333051909036.jpg
Business mogul Donald Trump is considering throwing his hat in the 2016 ring, announcing the formation of a presidential exploratory committee. "We have lost the respect of the entire world," Trump said in...

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<![CDATA[Ill. Rep. Aaron Schock Resigns]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 17:18:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Aaron-Schock-blurb1.jpg
Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock resigned from Congress Tuesday following questions surrounding misuse of funds in his campaign and congressional spending accounts, including reports that he redecorated his office...]]>
<![CDATA[Photos of Rep. Aaron Schock's "Downton Abbey" Office]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 11:38:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/schock-th-462707536.jpg
Photos of Rep. Aaron Schock's (R-IL) new office in the Rayburn Office Building, which was designed to resemble the dining room of the PBS show 'Downton Abbey,' on January 30, 2015 in Washington, DC. The interior

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<![CDATA[NewsConference EXTRA: LA Municipal Election Analysis]]> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 10:02:15 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NCEXTRA2ELEXANALYSIS030815_1200x675_409633859517.jpg
Time to talk politics. NBC4's Conan Nolan is joined by, Jessica Levinson of Loyola Law School and Robert Stern, formerly with the Center for Governmental Studies, to take a look at this week s municipal...]]>
<![CDATA[LA City Election: Winners and Losers]]> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 10:00:19 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NCEXTRA1ELEXANALYSIS0308151_1200x675_409629251658.jpg
Analysis of the 2015 Los Angeles City election with Jessica Levinson, of Loyola Law School, and Robert Stern, former president of the Center for Governmental Studies. NBC4's Conan Nolan asks who won and...]]>