<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Politics]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/politics http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.comen-usThu, 19 Oct 2017 09:57:17 -0700Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:57:17 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA['Casual Cruelty' Degrades US Discourse, George W. Bush Warns]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:42:17 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_17292573775204-George-W.-Bush-Speech.jpg
Former President George W. Bush is warning against the proliferation of cruelty and bigotry in American life that is threatening public discourse and may be harming faith in democracy.Bush's comments deriding...

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<![CDATA['Casual Cruelty': Bush Criticizes Current State of Politics ]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:33:42 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GWB_Criticizes_Current_State_of_Politics-150842953611900002.jpg
Former president George W. Bush criticized the current state of American politics and the Trump administration with a pointed speech on the "casual cruelty" common in modern political discussions,...]]>
<![CDATA[White Nationalist Heading to U. of Fla. for Speech; Officials on Edge]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:39:51 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-862917118.jpg
At the University of Florida, police and students shared a moment of prayer Wednesday night - bracing for what may come on Thursday.White nationalist Richard Spencer is set to speak inside the school’s...

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<![CDATA[In DNC Shakeup, Perez Ousts Longtime Party Officials]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:04:47 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/perAP_17057091388173.jpg
A shakeup is underway at the Democratic National Committee as several longtime officials have lost their posts, exposing a still-raw rift in the party and igniting anger among those in its progressive wing...

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<![CDATA[Pentagon Sends Team to Niger to Find 'Basic Raw Facts']]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:43:33 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/pentagon-ext.jpg
The U.S. military says it continues to search for answers about what happened in Niger two weeks ago, After four U.S. soldiers were killed during an ambush in Niger tour weeks ago, The Pentagon has sent a...

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<![CDATA[US Rep. Calls Trump a 'Liar,' Niger Attack His 'Benghazi']]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:33:36 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/AP_171284199158.jpg
Calling Donald Trump a "liar," U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson on Wednesday fiercely defended her statements over his call with a fallen U.S. soldier's widow. She is also demanding answers on the Niger attack...

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<![CDATA[Putin Rival Ties Kushner Meeting to Kremlin Bankers]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:15:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-821582108.jpg
A prominent exiled Russian oligarch said in an exclusive interview with NBC News that he is nearly certain Russian President Vladimir Putin tried to collaborate with the Trump campaign, and that he believes...

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<![CDATA[Former Trump Adviser Subpoenaed for Russia Investigation]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:58:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_16190594804151.jpg
Former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page has been subpoenaed as part of the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation of Russia's alleged intervention in the 2016 election, a source directly...

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<![CDATA[Va. Governor's Race, Potential Referendum on Trump, Tightens]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:34:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/20170613+NorthamGillespie.jpg
With Election Day quickly approaching, the race for Virginia governor is tightening, according to a new tracking poll by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University.Democrat Ralph...]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Joked That Pence Wants to 'Hang' Gays: Report]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:42:38 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/pence-trump-whispering-EM.jpg
In a profile of Vice President Mike Pence published Monday in The New Yorker, Jane Mayer reported on a meeting among an unnamed legal scholar, President Donald Trump and Pence in which Trump joked that...

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<![CDATA[Trump, McConnell Discuss Legislative Priorities, GOP Unity]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:27:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Trump161016_MP4-150818725928600002.jpg
President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stood together Monday as a show of solidarity during an impromptu question-and-answer session with reporters. The two have publicly feuded...]]>
<![CDATA[Ahead of White Nationalist Speech, Fla. Gov Declares Emergency]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 03:34:04 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-831454884.jpg
Ahead of a speech by a white nationalist leader at the University of Florida, Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency to direct resources to ensure Gainesville's safety.Scott signed the Law...

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<![CDATA[Brown Vetoes Presidential Candidate Tax Disclosure Bill]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:14:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/173*120/gov+brown-0627.jpg
California Gov. Jerry Brown late Sunday vetoed legislation that would have forced presidential candidates to publicly share their tax returns in order to appear on the state's ballot.

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<![CDATA[Trump Says He Understands Bannon's War on GOP Establishment]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:05:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_17289583762038.jpg
President Donald Trump said Monday he can "understand fully" why his "friend" and former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon has declared war on the Republican establishment."I can understand where Steve...

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<![CDATA[As Trump Deregulates, Chicken Lobby Would Speed Inspections]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:03:15 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/chickenfarm_1200x675.jpg
While President Donald Trump unravels many of the policies put in place during the Obama administration, the poultry industry has been lobbying hard to speed up poultry inspection lines, NBC News reported.The...

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<![CDATA[NewsConference: A Look at Metro's New J-Pop PSA]]> Sun, 15 Oct 2017 11:40:11 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NewsConference_A_Look_at_Metros_New_J_Pop_PSA.jpg
The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority has come up with a new and whacky campaign to bring attention to proper manners in its trains and buses.]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference: Examining California Water Project]]> Sun, 15 Oct 2017 11:37:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NewsConference_Examining_California_Water_Project.jpg
California Gov. Jerry Brown wants to pass a massive $17 billion project to deliver water between Northern California and Southern California. Jeff Kightlinger, the general Manager and Chief Executive Officer of...]]>
<![CDATA[News Conference: Local Leaders Who Might Challenge Feinstein]]> Sun, 15 Oct 2017 11:34:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/News_Conference_Local_Leaders_Who_Might_Challenge_Feinstein.jpg
Political scientists Jessica Levinson and Dan Schnur examine why not everyone is happy with California Sen. Dianne Feinstein seeking a sixth term as a U.S. senator. Could leaders like Kevin De Leon, Tom...]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference: Political Fallout After Weinstein Scandal]]> Sun, 15 Oct 2017 11:30:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NewsConference_Political_Fallout_Following_Weinstein_Scandal.jpg
Political scientists Jessica Levinson of Loyola Law School and Dan Schnur of USC's Annenberg School of Communications talk with NBC4's Conan Nolan about the political ramifications of Harvey Weinstein's...]]>
<![CDATA[NC Extra: Analyzing Sen. Dianne Feinstein's Candidacy]]> Sun, 15 Oct 2017 11:26:57 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NC_Extra_Analyzing_Sen_Feinsteins_Candidacy.jpg
NBC4's Conan Nolan talks with Meet the Press' Chuck Todd about California Sen. Dianne Feinstein's chances of winning her sixth term in the U.S. Senate.]]>
<![CDATA[Amb. Haley: US Wants to Stay in, Improve Iran Deal]]> Sun, 15 Oct 2017 07:19:03 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/nikkihaleyfeuerherd.jpg
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday said it's the administration's hope that America stays with the Iran nuclear deal if Congress takes action to keep it together, NBC News reported.“I...

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