<![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-usMon, 16 Jan 2017 09:24:25 -0800Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:24:25 -0800NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Crowd Sings 'We Shall Overcome' at MLK Memorial]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:51:36 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017418217_1200x675_855830083795.jpg
Thousands of people across the country paid homage Monday to Martin Luther King Jr. At a wreath-laying ceremony at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, the crowd sang "We Shall Overcome" after walking the wreath...]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Signals ‘Insurance for Everybody’]]> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 22:56:00 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/trumpAP_163490817185542.jpg
President-elect Donald Trump said he is working on a replacement for the Affordable Care Act that would seek to provide "insurance for everybody," The Washington Post reported Sunday night.Trump made...

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<![CDATA[Trump Quickly Recalling Ambassadors Is ‘Risky Move’: Experts]]> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 20:35:28 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/011317+donald+trump+miami.jpg
A plan by Donald Trump to toss out dozens of ambassadors on the day he takes office risks months of uncertainty in some of the most sensitive parts of the world, according to several experts, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[MLK Marchers Brave Rain, Cold in DC]]> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 19:14:11 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/MLK+March1.jpg
Despite rain and cold weather, marchers filled several blocks in Washington on Saturday as they rallied in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day march that was at times also a rally against President-elect Donald Trump.

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<![CDATA[Steve Harvey Meets With Trump]]> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:08:32 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/TrumpHarvey.jpg
Steve Harvey was invited by the Obama and Trump transition teams to meet with President-Elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower earlier Friday.

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<![CDATA[Washington's Bible, Lincoln's Hair: Inauguration Symbolism]]> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:50:55 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Presidentsthree.jpg
President Barack Obama used Abraham Lincoln’s and Martin Luther King Jr.’s Bibles at his swearing in ceremony in 2013, two presidents used a chair George Washington sat in at his inaugural and George W.

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<![CDATA[John Lewis Doesn't See Trump as 'a Legitimate President']]> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:32:16 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-157149351.jpg
Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., does not believe Donald Trump was legitimately elected, telling NBC News in an exclusive interview Friday that he believes Russians "participated in helping this man get elected"...

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<![CDATA[Obama's Legacy]]> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:26:27 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ap-obama-legacy-thumb.jpg
As Obama prepares to leave office, this series examines his impact on politics, policy, American life and the presidency.

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<![CDATA[Ambitious Dems Seize Spotlight During Trump Cabinet Hearings]]> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 04:58:18 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-159551978.jpg
Donald Trump's inauguration is still a week away, but opposing the president-elect is good politics for any ambitious Democrat with eyes on a White House bid, NBC News reported.That could be why some of...

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<![CDATA[Comey Told Trump About Dossier After Briefing]]> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:40:41 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Trump_Comey.jpg
President-elect Donald Trump was informed about the existence of the unverified allegations against him about Russian ties after last Friday's intelligence briefing at Trump Tower on alleged Russian hacking...

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<![CDATA[Obama Awards Biden Presidential Medal of Freedom]]> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 03:44:16 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-631564170.jpg
President Barack Obama awarded a teary-eyed Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in an emotional tribute to the vice president at the White House. Obama said he's bestowing Biden with the...

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<![CDATA[World Reacts to Trump's Post-Election Press Conference]]> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:38:47 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/AP_17011610067565-news.jpg
Americans weren't the only ones tuning into Donald Trump's first press conference since being elected president — people around the world watched for clues on how the new administration would impact their...

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<![CDATA[Read Pompeo's Prepared Remarks for CIA Chief Hearing]]> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:18:59 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/pompeo1.jpg
Statement for the Record before the Senate Select Committee on IntelligenceThe Honorable Mike PompeoJanuary 12, 2017Senator Dole, thank you for your kind words. But more importantly, thank you for the...

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<![CDATA[Heiress PAC Discloses Trump Money]]> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:39:15 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/AP_17011610067565-news.jpg
A pro-Trump PAC linked to L.L. Bean heiress Linda Bean is now reporting donations it never disclosed to the federal government last year. The amended filings by Making Maine Great Again say Bean donated $30,000,...

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<![CDATA[Former UK Spy Wrote Explosive Trump Memo]]> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 04:09:18 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/misixfeuerherd.jpg
An explosive 35-page memo on Donald Trump's relationship with Russia, which contains unverified allegations and which Trump called a "complete fabrication," was written by a former British intelligence...

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<![CDATA[Fact Check: Trump Repeats False Claims at Press Conference ]]> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:32:07 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-631477478.jpg
In his first press conference since July, President-elect Donald Trump repeated some false and misleading claims on jobs, health care and his tax returns.

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<![CDATA[Trump Refuses CNN Question at Press Conference ]]> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:15:54 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/trumppresserbuzzfeed_15144007_1200x675_852595779567.jpg
President-elect Donald Trump's press conference turned argumentative when he denied a CNN reporter a chance to ask a question at the end of a response criticizing the release of a Jan. 10, 2017, Buzzfeed report.]]>
<![CDATA[President-Elect Trump on Obamacare]]> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:31:59 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/trump-presser-grab.jpg
President-elect Donald Trump discusses when he plan to replace Obamacare in a news conference in New York City on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017.

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<![CDATA[President-elect Trump on Russia and Putin]]> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:54:45 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/trump-presser-putin-148415303189100001.jpg
President-elect Trump discusses his relationship with Russia and Vladimir Putin.]]>
<![CDATA[Trump to Give Up Leadership of Trump Organization But Will Not Create Blind Trust]]> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:54:18 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_17011635636909.jpg
President-elect Donald Trump will relinquish leadership of the Trump Organization and create a trust for his assets, but it will not be the blind trust that his critics and many ethics experts insist is...

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<![CDATA[Booker Testifies Against Sessions]]> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:10:24 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/sessions-booker.jpg
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, in a sharp break with tradition, testified against his colleague Sen. Jeff Sessions on Wednesday during Sessions' confirmation hearing to be attorney general.

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<![CDATA[7 Poignant Moments From Obama's Farewell Address in Chicago]]> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 20:59:25 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/obamasaysbye0110.jpg
President Barack Obama gave his farewell address Tuesday night at McCormick Place on Chicago’s South Side to cheers of “four more years” from a crowd of approximately 18,000.

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<![CDATA[Excerpts From President Obama's Farewell Speech]]> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 19:21:49 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_17011079435052.jpg
Excerpts from President Obama's farewell address Tuesday in Chicago, as prepared for delivery.

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