<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Politics]]> Copyright 2016 http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.com en-us Mon, 08 Feb 2016 21:48:34 -0800 Mon, 08 Feb 2016 21:48:34 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Bloomberg Talks WH Bid: Report]]> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 19:55:41 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/GettyImages-501810656.jpg
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has confirmed that he is thinking about running for president as an independent candidate in 2016. In a story published Monday in the Financial Times, Bloomberg said...

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<![CDATA[Campaigns Hit the Streets Primary Looming]]> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 07:25:08 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/198*120/02-08-2016-ground-game-hampshire.JPG
Candidates make their final pitches ahead of the New Hampshire primaries. Conan Nolan reports for the NBC4 News on Sunday Feb. 7, 2016.

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<![CDATA[Decision 2016: Race Tightens Ahead of New Hampshire Primary]]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 19:27:58 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Race_Tightens_Ahead_of_New_Hampshire_Primary_1200x675_618346563537.jpg
The races on both the Democrat and Republican parties are tightening up days before the New Hampshire primary. Conan Nolan reports for the NBC4 News at 5 and 6 on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016.]]>
<![CDATA['I Need Your Vote': Trump in NH]]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 16:42:01 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/Donald+Trump+NH+020716.jpg
Republican candidate Donald Trump spoke to hundreds at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, just two days before the state's primary. Trump asked that people not vote at all if they can't vote for

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<![CDATA[Gloria Steinem Apologizes for Comments About Young Women]]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 15:26:06 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GloriaSteinem-GettyImages-508082072.jpg
Feminist icon Gloria Steinem has apologized for implying that younger women have chosen to support Sen. Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton because they want to meet men, NBC News reported. "In a case...

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<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton Calls Flint Water Crisis 'Immoral']]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 14:10:42 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ClintonFlint-AP_578549665494.jpg
Hillary Clinton called for “action now” to fight the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, in a speech she made to a packed congregation in the city, NBC News reported. Clinton, who stepped away from the campaign...

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<![CDATA[Trump Says Iowa Caucus Results 'Very Unfair']]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 14:23:21 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Trump+MTP+New+Hampshire.png
Donald Trump said Sunday that he does not need to win the New Hampshire primary and that the Iowa caucus results were "very unfair" to him and Ben Carson. "There are those that say I actually came in first...

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<![CDATA[Sanders Defends His Foreign Policy Credentials]]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 09:53:19 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Sander+Defends+Foreign+Policy.png
Senator Bernie Sanders defended himself Sunday against criticism that he does not have sufficient depth or interest in foreign policy matters. "Let me reassure the American people…it goes without saying that...

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<![CDATA[Decision 2016: Off to Awkward Start, and More]]> Sat, 06 Feb 2016 23:54:21 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Decision_2016_Wrap_Up_Awkward_Start_1200x675_617963075852.jpg
The GOP presidential candidates went head to head tonight in one last debate before Tuesday's New Hampshire primary. Conan Nolan reports for the NBC4 News at 11 on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016.]]>
<![CDATA[Insights Into Republican Debate in New Hampshire]]> Sat, 06 Feb 2016 20:38:23 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Insights_Into_Republican_Debate_in_New_Hampshire_1200x675_617877571536.jpg
Donald Trump returned to the debate stage along with Rubio, Cruz and others in the season's eighth presidential debate. Conan Nolan reports from New Hampshire for the NBC4 News at 6 on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. ]]>
<![CDATA[Ben Carson Waits in the Wings in Debate Introduction]]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 09:23:07 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/BenCarsonDebate-AP_47261554959.jpg
The Republican debate in Manchester, New Hampshire, got off to a bit of an awkward start on Saturday. It began on a high note, when ABC moderator David Muir introduced New Jersey Gov.

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<![CDATA[GOP Debate in NH: Christie vs. Rubio, More Top Moments]]> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 07:15:14 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/rubio-at-debate.jpg
Donald Trump was back, Carly Fiorina was out and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida was drawing attacks after his strong showing in Iowa. The GOP presidential candidates were on stage Saturday night for the final...

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<![CDATA[Fiorina Uses Debate Exclusion As Fuel to Fight On]]> Sat, 06 Feb 2016 13:43:28 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/CarlyFiorina-AP_707918705720.jpg
Carly Fiorina told a crowd of supporters on Saturday morning that "the game is rigged," assailing ABC News for not inviting her onto Saturday's GOP debate stage because of her low polling numbers nationally, NBC...

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<![CDATA[Illinois Dems Move to Make Obama’s Birthday a State Holiday]]> Sat, 06 Feb 2016 10:23:29 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/obama4.png
Illinois State Rep. Andre Thapedi introduced a new bill this week that could make President Barack Obama’s birthday a state holiday. The proposed legislation, House Bill 4654, would close schools and state...

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<![CDATA[WATCH: John Kasich's Snow Day in N.H.]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:53:17 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/john-kasich-snowball-fight-new-hampshire.jpg
Considering how much time he has spent campaigning in New Hampshire, it's perhaps no surprise that Republican John Kasich took some time Friday to have a snowball fight. The governor of Ohio, whose...

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<![CDATA[Las Vegas Newspaper Endorses Marco Rubio]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:38:55 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/MarcoRubio-AP_480187241596.jpg
The Las Vegas Review-Journal endorsed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio Friday, NBC News reported. "Our reasons for endorsing Sen. Rubio are many. Notably, the Florida senator has deep personal connections to the...

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<![CDATA[Clinton Fights Back After Low N.H. Poll Numbers]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 05:24:36 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_617541352129-debate.jpg
Hillary Clinton is way behind in the latest New Hampshire polls, and she came out swinging in last night's Democratic Debate.

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<![CDATA[Megyn Kelly Talks Trump Boycott on 'Tonight Show' ]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 22:45:39 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/KELLY_AP_828085981256.jpg
Megyn Kelly explained on "The Tonight Show” that she was just doing her job as a journalist during the Republican debate she moderated that featured a clash with Donald Trump. “We never thought anyone...

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<![CDATA[Poll: Trump Holds Lead in N.H., Rubio Gains Ground]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 04:50:49 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Rubio-Trump-Split.jpg
Donald Trump continues to lead Tuesday's New Hampshire primary after his second-place finish in Iowa, but Marco Rubio has gained ground on him, according to a new NBC/WSJ/Marist poll conducted after the...

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<![CDATA[Clinton '100 Percent Confident' Emails Won't Hurt Campaign]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 05:26:26 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/HillaryClintonDebate-GettyImages-508470704.jpg
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was faced with the nagging issue of her private email server once again during MSNBC’s Democratic debate in Durham, New Hampshire on Thursday. Clinton said she is “100...

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<![CDATA[Jeb Bush Campaigns With Mom in New Hampshire]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:47:39 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/JebBarbaraBush-AP_83444133525.jpg
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has started to rely more on his family as he continues to campaign. Bush was joined by former first lady Barbara Bush Thursday, for the first time since he announced his bid...

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<![CDATA[ABC News Pressured to Include Fiorina in Debate]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 13:41:07 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/CarlyFiorina-AP_707918705720.jpg
Carly Fiorina is attracting sympathy, as more people are coming to her defense for being excluded from the last Republican debate hosted by ABC News on Saturday, NBC News reported. New Hampshire Sen.

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<![CDATA[Sanders Leads Clinton by 20 Points in NH: Poll]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 13:19:47 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Bernie-Sanders-Hillary-Clinton.jpg
Bernie Sanders has a significant double-digit lead over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll, NBC News reported. Sanders has the support of 58 percent...]]>
<![CDATA[Watch: Bernie Sanders Tries to Help Man Who Falls]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 11:13:40 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/sanders-concord.jpg
Stand up moment for Bernie Sanders. Sanders briefly halted a campaign event in New Hampshire Thursday to try to help a man who collapsed on stage. "Oh my God," Sanders said when the man fell just after...

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<![CDATA[170 Black Women Leaders Support Clinton]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 17:43:14 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/HillaryClinton-AP_206070213195.jpg
The Clinton campaign announced Wednesday that more than 170 prominent African American women leaders have endorsed the former secretary of state, NBC News reported. The list includes actress Uzo Aduba,...

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<![CDATA[Sanders Staffer Criticizes Fellow Dreamer on Twitter]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 17:20:39 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ErikaAndiola-AP_811293247246.jpg
A Bernie Sanders staffer came under fire Wednesday after publicly criticizing an immigration activist after her endorsement of Hillary Clinton, NBC News reported. Erika Andiola criticized Astrid Silva’s...

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<![CDATA[Jeb Bush Asks N.H. Audience to 'Please Clap']]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 11:53:42 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/508009668-jeb-bush-new-hampshire.jpg
Speaking about how he'd lead the United States military as president, Jeb Bush put his leadership skills to the test, imploring an audience in New Hampshire for a round of applause as he pushes for a big showing...

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<![CDATA[Sanders on Contesting Iowa: 'We're Looking at It Right Now']]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 04:57:29 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/193*120/AP_576595660443-%281%29.jpg
Bernie Sanders said Wednesday his campaign is looking into contesting Hillary Clinton's razor-thin win over him in Tuesday's caucuses in Iowa. "We're looking at it right now," the Vermont senator said on NBC's...

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<![CDATA[Race for President Shifts After Iowa]]> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 21:26:21 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Race_for_President_Shifts_After_Iowa_1200x675_614676035842.jpg
The focus of the 2016 presidential candidates is shifting after the turnout at the Iowa caucus. Conan Nolan reports for the NBC4 News at 5 and 6 p.m. on Feb. 2, 2016.]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Takes to Twitter to Complain of Media Coverage]]> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 09:50:46 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/218*120/AP_933692224883.jpg
Billionaire Donald Trump began complaining about the media’s treatment of his campaign Tuesday morning after his loss to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in Iowa, tweeting that it was covering his “long-shot great finish”...

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<![CDATA[Iowa Entrance Polls: Who Backed Clinton, Sanders]]> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 09:14:00 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/sanders-clinton-split.jpg
Hillary Clinton did best in the Iowa caucuses with married women, moderates and Democrats at least 65 years of age, while Bernie Sanders outperformed among Democrats between the ages of 17 and 44, first-time...

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<![CDATA[Half of Percentage Point Separates Clinton, Sanders in Iowa Caucus]]> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 08:07:06 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Half_of_Percentage_Point_Separates_Clinton_Sanders_in_Iowa_Caucus_1200x675_614232131835.jpg
Bernie Sanders says his razor-thin contest against Hillary Clinton in Iowa is giving his campaign a "kick-start." Conan Nolan reports from Iowa for NBC4's Today in LA on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016.]]>
<![CDATA[Ben Carson: Other Campaigns Sabotaged Us With 'Dirty Tricks']]> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 06:13:01 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/BenCarson-AP_753332390053.jpg
Ben Carson accused his rivals of spreading rumors that he was dropping out of the presidential race, and singled out Ted Cruz's campaign for trying to thwart his chances in the Iowa caucuses.

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<![CDATA[Iowa Caucus: Democrats Neck and Neck and Cruz on Top]]> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 00:00:47 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Iowa_Caucus_Democrats_Neck_and_Neck_and_Cruz_on_Top_1200x675_614024259531.jpg
Hillary Clinton and Bernie sanders are still neck and neck in Iowa, separated by fewer than 5 delegates, while Ted Cruz tops Donald Trump. Conan Nolan reports for the NBC4 News at 11 on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016.]]>
<![CDATA[Why Clinton and Sanders Are in a Dead Heat]]> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 21:26:16 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/sanders-clinton-split.jpg
The NBC News Entrance Poll shows age, issues and ideological differences strongly influenced which groups of Democrats supported Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in the Democratic caucus in Iowa. Clinton was...

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<![CDATA[Candidates Stand to Gain Big Boost in Iowa]]> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 20:15:16 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Candidates_Stand_to_Gain_Big_Boost_in_Iowa_1200x675_613821507634.jpg
The Iowa caucuses kick off the 2016 presidential election. Conan Nolan reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016.]]>
<![CDATA[Election 2016: Scenes From the Iowa Caucuses]]> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 10:01:13 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/giphy.gif
After months of campaign ads, rallies and bus tours, Democratic and Republican candidates will face voters for the first time on Feb. 1, 2016, when Iowa voters head into the evening caucuses.

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