<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Politics]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.com en-us Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:01:52 -0700 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:01:52 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Mayor: Minimum Wage Bump Would "Restore Dignity"]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:40:23 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/211*120/garcetti+immigration+web.PNG
<![CDATA[NewsConference EXTRA:Union Leader, The Culture of Unions is Failing]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 07:58:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/TLANCXTRAREGANSUN0831_1200x675_323494979809.jpg
Dave Regan is the President of Service Employees International Union United Healthcare Workers West. He talks with NBC4's Conan Nolan about the state of unionism...and it's not good.]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference: Unions in America Must Change]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 07:58:20 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NCSEG3REGAN0831_1200x675_323493955826.jpg
Union leader Dave Regan represents 150,000 healthcare workers. He is the president of Service Employees International Union United Healthcare Workers West He tells NBC4's Conan Nolan unions today are...]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference: Getting paid for voting?]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 07:57:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NCSEG2LEVINSON83114_1200x675_323498051582.jpg
Low voter turnout rate is a real problem in municipal elections.. and it's getting worse. Jessica Levinson, the VP of the LA City Ethics Commission and a professor at the prestigious Loyola Law School talks with...]]>
<![CDATA[Perry in NH: Charges All Politics]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:03:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/edtAP259994489655.jpg
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is testing his presidential prospects in New Hampshire as he defiantly dismisses a recent indictment and tries to convince voters that he's an improved version of the 2012 candidate...

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<![CDATA[GOP Staffer in Chicken Suit Faces Charges After Clucking at NH Governor, Senator]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:25:01 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/zona+chicken+suit.jpg
A GOP state committee staff member has been charged with disorderly conduct after heckling New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Governor Maggie Hassan at this past Saturday's Old Home Day

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<![CDATA[NYC Council Speaker Tweets About HPV Diagnosis, Urges Annual Check-Ups]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:34:22 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/MarkViverito.jpg
In an interview published in the Guardian newspaper, Douglas appeared to blame his own battle with throat cancer on oral sex — although that interpretation was later disputed by one of his representatives.

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<![CDATA[Former Vt. U.S. Sen. Jeffords Dead at 80]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:57:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/James+Jeffords.jpg
The former U.S. senator from Vermont who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent has died. James Jeffords was 80. Diane Derby, a former aide,...

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<![CDATA[Florida Ad Tries to Connect Pot With Date Rape]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 05:56:27 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/potdaterapead.jpg
Robin Williams stood in the eye of his own humor hurricane, a human perpetual motion machine of comedy who unleashed manic streams of pop-cultural consciousness with the improv intensity of a be-bop great...

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<![CDATA[Yee Pleads Not Guilty to RICO Count]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:43:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/07-31-2014-leland-yee.jpg
The government has added new charges in the high-profile corruption case against suspended state Sen. Leland Yee, Chinatown association leader Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow and 27

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<![CDATA[5 Things to Know About New House GOP Leader McCarthy]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:14:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/450883992.jpg
House Republicans on Thursday selected Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, a high-ranking member of House Speaker John Boehner’s leadership team, to be their next Majority Leader, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Gushing Main Break Could Have Bad Impact During Historic Drought]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:28:37 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/217*120/ucla-flooding-9.jpg
<![CDATA[CA Has 1st Openly Gay Governor - For Part of Day]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:39:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/toni+atkins+swearing+in.jpg
At least 900 vehicles are stranded in flooded parking structures and historic Pauley Pavilion's court shows signs of damage after a water main break Tuesday that sent up to 20 million gallons of water...

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<![CDATA[Ex-LA Councilman Convicted of Voter Fraud, Perjury]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:50:12 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/215*120/alarcon+richard+councilman+la+court.jpg
Former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon was convicted Wednesday on some of the voter fraud and perjury counts, but acquitted on most of the felony counts against him.

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<![CDATA[Ex-Bell Councilman Sentenced to Home Confinement]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:00:27 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/185*120/cole+george+bell+corruption.jpg
A former Bell city council member accused in a public corruption scandal was sentenced Wednesday to probation and community service.

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<![CDATA[President's LA Visit Includes Fundraisers, Speech ]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:25:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP161508552016%281%29.jpg
President Barack Obama is scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Kerry Arrives in Cairo to Press Cease-Fire]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:53:20 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/140721-11pm-kovacik-israel-latest_1200x675_310808643586.jpg
Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Cairo in hopes of trying to broker a new truce in the Middle East conflict. Robert Kovacik reports for the NBC4 News at 11 on Monday, July 21, 2014.]]>
<![CDATA[Cross-Border Crime in the Crosshairs for California AG]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:30:09 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/217*120/kamala3.JPG
Western states’ attorneys general convened in Park City, Utah over the weekend. At the head of the table: California's AG Kamala Harris.]]>
<![CDATA[Death Penalty Struck Down in Calif.]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:02:47 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/sanquentin.jpg
A federal judge in Orange County on Wednesday declared the death penalty "unconstitutional" in the state of California – the first ruling of its kind in the United States. He called the system...

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<![CDATA[Ex-Bell Council Member Mirabal Sentenced]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:00:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/203*120/mirabal+george+bell+162213261.jpg
One of five former city council members involved in a public corruption scandal that outraged a community south of downtown Los Angeles was sentenced Friday.

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<![CDATA[Border Crisis: President Asks for $3.7B in Emergency Funds]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 09:54:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP30516697099.jpg
President Barack Obama requested $3.7 billion in emergency funds to handle the influx of unaccompanied minors along the U.S.-Mexico border, NBC News reported Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[NewsConference: Joe Hicks on the 50th Year Anniversary of Civil Rights Acts]]> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 07:44:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NewsConferenceHICKS070614_1200x675_296215107886.jpg
50 years ago this week, the Civil Rights Act was passed by Congress and signed by President Lyndon Johnson. NBC4's Conan Nolan talks with Joe Hicks, Vice President of Community Advocates, Inc, a local...]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference: Attorney Brian Kabateck on Hobby Lobby Decision, Sterling, Stow]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 08:31:51 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NewsConferencekabateck070614_1200x675_296219203606.jpg
Former President of Consumer Attorneys of California Brian Kabateck talks with NBC4's Conan Nolan about major legal cases this week...the controversial Hobby Lobby decision, the new vacancies on the...]]>