<![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 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:42:57 -0800 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:42:57 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[NY Congressman Expected to Plead Guilty to Tax Fraud: Official]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:13:06 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/michael+grimm1.jpg
New York Rep. Michael Grimm is expected to plead guilty to a single count of tax fraud Tuesday in Brooklyn federal court, a law enforcement official familiar with the case tells NBC 4 New York.

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<![CDATA[Ex-US Diplomat Urges Caution on Cuba]]> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:01:47 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/TLANCXTRACUBA122114_1200x675_375323715586.jpg
A former American diplomat who for years worked for the U.S. government while in Cuba issued a strong word of caution regarding the move toward normalization of relations between the two countries.]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference: LA Council Pres. on Paying to Vote]]> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:11:55 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NCSEG3WESSON122114_1200x675_375324739817.jpg
Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson runs the second largest city in the nation. Nothing gets done without his approval. He talks with NBC4's Conan Nolan about digital billboard, his support for fellow...]]>
<![CDATA[Herb Wesson: "It's All About Balance"]]> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:12:50 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NCSEG2WESSON122114_1200x675_375323203817.jpg
Former California Assembly Speaker and now Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson talks with NBC4's Conan Nolan about the minimum wage and poverty.]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference: U.S.-Cuba Relations]]> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:08:42 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/TLANCXTRACUBA122114_1200x675_375323715586.jpg
Charles Barclay is a former member of the U-S. Dept. of State. He was the Deputy Chief of Mission,U-S interests section in Havana, Cuba. Unbeknownst to the majority of people, the US has had a diplomatic...]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference: Herb Wesson Runs LA]]> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:15:40 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NCSEG1WESSON122114_1200x675_375320643950.jpg
Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson runs the second largest city in the nation. He talks with NBC4's Conan Nolan about major issues facing the city in 2015: paying for those police body cameras...]]>
<![CDATA[Garcetti: Eartquake Report to Make City Resilient]]> Sun, 14 Dec 2014 09:51:58 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NCSEG3GARCETTIJONES121414_1200x675_371586115524.jpg
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and USGS Seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones talk about the historic report released this week "Resilience by Design". Mayor Garcetti says he hopes other cities also adopt this report.]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference: Mayor Garcetti's Earthquake Plan]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:22:48 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/198*120/Capture34.JPG
"Resilience by Design" is a historic earthquake report, the brainchild of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and USGS seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones, on loan from the federal government for a year.

Photo Credit: Scott Spiro]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference: UCLA Anderson Forecast's Good Economic News for Southern California]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:24:53 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/206*120/12-18-2014-newsconference.jpg
Jerry Nickelsburg is a Senior Economist at UCLA Anderson Forecast. Anderson Forecast just released their economic outlook for Southern California .and things are looking up. He tells NBC4's Conan Nolan...]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference: LAPD's Hit-and-Run Campaign]]> Sun, 07 Dec 2014 11:00:24 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NCseg4LADPSAS12714_1200x675_367989315851.jpg
LA is known as the hit-and-run capital of America. Now, three new PSA's created by LAPD and funded by the Police Foundation to help bring attention to the problem. High profile actors involved.]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference: Joe Hicks on Race]]> Sun, 07 Dec 2014 11:00:44 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/TLA_NXTRA_JOE_HICKS_1207_1200x675_368127555600.jpg
Joe Hicks is the Vice President of Community Advocates, Inc., a political think tank based in Southern California. He expresses his concerns to NBC4's Conan Nolan about race relations in America.]]>
<![CDATA[Calif. Senate Leader Defends Controversial Swearing-In Ceremony]]> Sat, 06 Dec 2014 18:18:07 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/215*120/12-6-14-conan-deleon.JPG
Kevin de Leon, the Los Angeles Democrat who's now leader of the California Senate, says he does not harbor regrets about his controversial swearing-in ceremony at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in October.]]>
<![CDATA[Politician's Ex-Staffer Pleads Guilty to Accepting $7,500 Christmas Card Bribe]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 10:37:26 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/generic+bribe+bribery+generic+money+changing+hands.jpg
The former chief of staff for a Chicago alderman pleaded guilty Thursday to accepting a Christmas card containing a $7,500 cash bribe in exchange for obtaining the alderman's letters of support for a license to...

Photo Credit: Ronen Boidek, Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Group Works to Repeal CA Plastic Bags Ban]]> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 19:13:41 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/CA-PLASTIC-BAG-BAN-VO---00002727.jpg
A move is underway to overturn a state law before it even takes effect. Larry Gerston reports.]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference: Hutchinson, "Many See the Brown and Ford Shootings the Same"]]> Sun, 30 Nov 2014 13:08:46 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NCSEG3HUTCHINSON_1200x675_365120579974.jpg
Earl Ofari Hutchinson is an often critic of the LAPD. He is President of the LA Urban Policy Roundtable an host of the Hutchinson Report on KPFK radio. He tells NBC4's Conan how Mayor Garcetti and Police Chief...]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference: Compelling Case for Feds to Step in to Investigate Ferguson Incident]]> Sun, 30 Nov 2014 13:08:10 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NCSEG2HUTCHINSON1130_1200x675_365110339800.jpg
Earl Ofari Hutchinson is President of the LA Urban Policy Roundtable and host of the "Hutchinson Report" on KPFK radio. He is also an often critic of the LAPD. He tells NBC4's Conan Nolan why he is calling for...]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference: Police Commission Pres. "Ferguson Needs a Consent Decree"]]> Sun, 30 Nov 2014 13:06:22 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NCseg1soboroff1130_1200x675_365122627849.jpg
Steve Soboroff is the President of the Los Angeles Police Commission..the civilian body that oversees the LAPD. He assesses the police department's response to this past week's protests over the Ferguson...]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference: Yaroslavsky, "It's About the People You Never See"]]> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:16:18 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NCSeg2zev1123_1200x675_362058819894.jpg
LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky is termed-out Dec. 1. At 12 noon he leave office for the last time. NBC4's Conan Nolan talks with the supervisor about the very powerful position Yaroslavsky has held...]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference EXTRA: CHIRLA, Stepping Out of the Shadows]]> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:15:08 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/TLANCXTRACHIRLA1123_1200x675_362067523732.jpg
NBC4'S Conan Nolan talks with Polo Morales, the political director of CHIRLA---Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. Morales says though it s good news what the president said, there are still a...]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference: Zev Yaroslavsky Reflects on His Political Life After 40 years in Office]]> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:14:18 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NCseg1zev1123_1200x675_362072643697.jpg
Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky has been part of L-A City and County government for four decades. On Dec, 1, his political career ends and his new life begins. NBC4's Conan Nolan looks back...]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference: Yaroslavsky "Never Had Burning Ambition to be an Elected Official"]]> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:12:50 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NC_Seg_3_Zev_1123_1200x675_362196547798.jpg
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky gets personal. He talks with NBC4's Conan Nolan about his childhood, his mother and why he never followed his sister to Israel.]]>
<![CDATA[Obama Immigration Speech Draws Eager Eyes in SoCal]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:43:09 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Immigration_CHIRLA_chen_noon_1200x675_361905219771.jpg
A group of Southern California immigration reform advocates gathered at LA City Hall Friday to watch a landmark speech from President Barack Obama.]]>
<![CDATA[City Council Race Ends in Tie]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:25:46 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Padilla-McCann-Chula-Vista2.jpg
The razor-thin race for a Chula Vista City Council seat has ended in a tie, two weeks after Election Day, San Diego County officials say. John McCann and Steve Padilla each won 18,450 votes for the District...]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference: Billion Dollar Savings]]> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 09:17:47 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NCSEG41116_1200x675_358669379885.jpg
It all deals with a century old legal conflict between Los Angeles, Inyo, Mono and Alpine Counties and the dried-up Owens Lake]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference: Janet Napolitano, A Cap for Out-of-State Students?]]> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 09:10:41 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NCSEG3NAPOLITANO1116V2_1200x675_358675523665.jpg
The president of the UC system, Janet Napolitano on out- of- state students. NBC4's Conan Nolan asks, "Should there be a cap?" Other question: The pay increase for the chancellors and a 3-year degree?]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference EXTRA: After 100 years...A Historic Pack between Los Angeles and Owens Lake]]> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 09:09:25 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/TLANCXTRAFEUER1116_1200x675_358690883609.jpg
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer on the history pack made this week that will save millions of dollars for Angelenos. NBC4's Conan Nolan gets the details from the city attorney.]]>
<![CDATA[Janet Napolitano Discusses UC Tuition Hike]]> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 21:20:34 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/lafile-janet-napolitano.jpg
The president of the University of California says nobody within the UC administration can remember any "deal" with Gov. Jerry Brown not to raise tuition for the next two years.]]>
<![CDATA[Officials Tout Huge Water, Money Savings In Dust Deal]]> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 10:44:15 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/198*120/Capture34.JPG
Officials reached a deal to control dust more efficiently in what's considered the nation's biggest source of dust pollution, they announced Friday.

Photo Credit: Scott Spiro]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference EXTRA: Fmr Rep. Dreier sends a Caution Message to fellow Republicans]]> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 08:23:14 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NCXTRADREIER1109_1200x675_355343427831.jpg
Former Congressman David Dreier, a member of the House of Representatives for 32 years and a member of the Republican leadership...tells NBC4's Conan Nolan this past election is not what some Republicans think.]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference: The President, Immigration and the GOP]]> Sat, 08 Nov 2014 12:13:31 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Ncseg2dreier_110914_1200x675_355327555952.jpg
David Dreier, Former Chair of the House Rules Committee, has now established the Dreier Roundtable at Claremont McKenna College. This week, a political who's who got together to talk about what President Obama...]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference: A Historic Re-Election of California Governor Jerry Brown]]> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 08:12:52 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NCseg4brown_110914_1200x675_355317827562.jpg
Jerry Brown, the 76-year-old California Governor, gets re-lected...40 years after he was first elected to the job. NBC4's Conan Nolan talks with the governor about his California roots going back to 1852.]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference: California Still a Blue State]]> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 08:11:05 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NECseg1levinsonsonenshein_110914_1200x675_355335235524.jpg
NBC4's Conan Nolan gets a post-election assessment from Raphael Sonenshein of the Pat Brown Institute at Cal State LA and Jessica Levinson of Loyola Law School.]]>
<![CDATA[How Bad is Voter Turnout in California?]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 09:10:18 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ca-vs-us-embed.png
Voter turnout is at record lows in California but it's not quite as bad as you might think

Photo Credit: Scott Pham
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<![CDATA[Weary Rivals in SoCal Race Hopeful]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 08:15:14 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DeMaio-Peters-June-Primary.jpg
The long, divisive road to the 52nd Congressional District seat stretches on for its two weary candidates, incumbent U.S. Rep. Scott Peters and former San Diego city councilman Carl DeMaio, as officials prepare...]]>
<![CDATA[Sheriff-Elect McDonnell Moving Forward With Transition]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 20:36:25 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/lafile-los-angeles-county-sheriff-jim-mcdonnell.jpg
Sheriff-elect Jim McDonnell, first elected from outside the department in more than a century, is preparing to take office the first of December. He will emphasize accountability, community policing, reform of...]]>