<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Politics]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/politics http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.comen-usFri, 21 Oct 2016 08:04:07 -0700Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:04:07 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Abortion Becomes Debate Flashpoint With 'Late-Term' Question]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:47:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_16294052406753.jpg
Abortion became a topic in the debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for the first time Wednesday night when moderator Chris Wallace focused on access to “late-term” procedures.“Well, I think...

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<![CDATA[Trump's Media Attacks: 'Biting the Hands That Fed Him'?]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:39:24 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-615754408-%281%29.jpg
Donald Trump's increased hostility towards the media is not only a dangerous approach because it erodes voters' faith in the integrity of the electrical system, but the strategy is also somewhat ironic for...

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<![CDATA[Trump, Clinton Trade Insults at Dinner]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:14:38 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DINNER_AP_16295003411913.jpg
Bitter presidential rivals Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump had one more face-to-face showdown before Election Day. They tried to make it funny but plenty of the jokes bombed, and some even earned scattered...

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<![CDATA[Dem Group to Warn Millennials Third-Party Vote Helps Trump]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:42:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/johnson-stein.jpg
A deep-pocketed environmental group aligned with Hillary Clinton will blanket 1.1 million households in battleground states with mailers warning millennials that a vote for a third-party candidate only...

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<![CDATA[Fact Check: Trump and Clinton's Debate Claims]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:27:11 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/US-Debate-Fact-Check-CR-147697937763800001.jpg
Donald Trump painted an inaccurately dark portrait of manufacturing in America while Hillary Clinton stretched credulity in boasting that her spending plans won't add to the country's debt.]]>
<![CDATA[Karena Virginia Accuses Trump of Groping Her at 1998 US Open]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:01:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/trump-accuser-karena-virginia-147697857243500001.jpg
Karena Virginia said Trump touched her breast while she was waiting for a car after attending the US Open tennis tournament in Queens in 1998.]]>
<![CDATA[Fact Checking the Final Presidential Debate]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:53:04 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_16294052406753.jpg
The third — and final — presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump was held Oct. 19 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and moderated by Fox News’ Chris Wallace.

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<![CDATA[Trump Refuses to Say He'll Accept Result of Election]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:22:23 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_16294050561462.jpg
Donald Trump is no longer saying he will accept the result of the presidential election in November, which would be a break from one of the oldest and most fundamental American political traditions.One...

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<![CDATA[Final Showdown Between Presidential Nominees]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:49:22 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Final_Showdown_Between_Presidential_Nominees_1200x675_789936195930.jpg
Many issues were raised during the third and final presidential debate, but after it ended, many people were left talking about how Trump raised concerns about the integrity of the vote itself.]]>
<![CDATA[People on Las Vegas Strip React to Final Debate]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:52:27 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/People_on_Las_Vegas_Strip_React_to_Final_Debate_1200x675_789935683617.jpg
Some people on the Las Vegas Strip Wednesday night shared their thoughts and opinions about the third and final presidential debate. Chuck Henry reports live for NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016.]]>
<![CDATA['Nasty,' Suspenseful Moments Top the Final Debate]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:46:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/trump-clinton-debate-split.jpg
The third presidential debate was to focus on debt and entitlements, immigration, the economy, the Supreme Court, foreign hotspots and fitness to be president -- serious and somber topics.

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<![CDATA[Presidential Debate Fact Check — in Real Time]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 03:24:55 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-589473806-debate.jpg
The third presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is being held in Las Vegas Wednesday night. Watch the event live at 9 p.m. ET, and follow along as FactCheck.org and PolitiFact fact...

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<![CDATA[Trump Could Quickly Build a TV Network: Expert]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:05:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_16288684509624-Donald-Trump-North-Carolina-Rally.jpg
Donald Trump could soon be hitting your TV screen more often than you thought. The Republican presidential candidate’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, reportedly met with an investment firm to discuss the possibility...

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<![CDATA[Ivanka Trump: 'I'm Not a Surrogate' for Donald Trump]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:43:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/615654550-Ivanka-Trump-Fortune-Women-Surrogate.jpg
Ivanka Trump appeared to distance herself from her father's presidential run Wednesday, saying hours before Wednesday's debate that she is not a surrogate for Donald Trump or a "campaign mastermind." "No,...

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<![CDATA[Warren Calls Trump a 'Creepy' Bully]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:43:09 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Trump-Warren.jpg
Ahead of the final presidential debate, one of Donald Trump's most vocal opponents went on a Twitter rampage targeting the Republican presidential nominee. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren sent out a series of tweets...

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<![CDATA[Trump Stokes Fears of Voter Fraud: Checking the Claims]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:21:01 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/trumGettyImages-615457768.jpg
Donald Trump isn’t letting up on his claims that a rigged systems threatens his victory on Election Day, although repeated investigations have found no evidence of widespread fraud at the polls.As he...

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<![CDATA[Rubio Warns GOP: Don't Talk About WikiLeaks]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:29:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_16291853091709.jpg
Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida warned his Republican colleagues not to discuss the WikiLeaks dump of emails stolen from Hillary Clinton's campaign chair John Podesta. "I will not discuss any issue that has become...

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<![CDATA[Why Dead Voters Won't Tip Presidential Election]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 04:22:03 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/clinton-trump-segundo-debate-thumbnail.jpg
While Donald Trump has raised the specter of voter fraud involving the identities of dead voters on Nov. 8, elections experts say such fears are based in more fantasy than fact, NBC News reported."It...

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<![CDATA[Taco Trucks Form 'Wall' at Trump's Vegas Hotel]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:31:27 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/taco-truck-wall-las-vegas.jpg
While the presidential candidates debate in Las Vegas Wednesday, a fleet of taco trucks has lined up to create a "wall" outside the Trump International Las Vegas hotel, NBC News reported.It's a response...

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<![CDATA[Poll: Meteor vs. Trump, Clinton]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:17:37 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/trump+clinton+debate+GettyImages-613699268.png
A new national poll by the University of Massachusetts Lowell finds that nearly a quarter of millennials would prefer to see a meteor strike Earth than either of the major 2016 presidential candidates in...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Is Letting You Endorse Candidates for Office]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:06:07 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/187265573-facebook-generic.jpg
Political endorsements aren't just for newspapers anymore. Facebook is letting you explain your picks for political office by publishing your own endorsements of political figures.

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<![CDATA[Clinton Shifts Message, Eyes Congressional Takeover]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 03:48:15 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_16287123122401.jpg
With Donald Trump underwater in almost every poll and Republicans retreating from him, Hillary Clinton's campaign is attempting to drive a wedge between the Republican nominee as the GOP standard bearer...

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<![CDATA[Props 65 & 67: Voters to Consider Plastic Bag Ban on November Ballot]]> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 11:19:27 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/CA-PLASTIC-BAG-BAN-VO---00002727.jpg
One ballot measure could overturn a ban signed into law two years ago. The second would direct the $.10 carryout bag fee to fund environmental projects.
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<![CDATA[LA Dodgers Star Refused to Stay at Trump Tower With Team]]> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:57:48 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/gonzalez1.png
It isn’t often that professional baseball players wade into the world of political protest, but Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Adrian Gonzalez did just that when his team played the Chicago Cubs earlier this...]]>
<![CDATA[Clinton Maintains 50-Point Lead Among Latinos: Poll]]> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 04:43:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-614190696.jpg
Hillary Clinton is maintaining a 50-point lead over Donald Trump among Latinos, heading into the final weeks of the presidential election, According to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo...

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<![CDATA[Poll: Clinton Holds 11-Pt National Lead Over Trump]]> Sun, 16 Oct 2016 19:25:02 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/clinton-lidera-trump-fl-pa-sondeo.jpg
Hillary Clinton is ahead of Donald Trump by double digits with just more than three weeks until Election Day, making her the clear favorite in the 2016 presidential contest, according to a new national...

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<![CDATA[Trump Insinuates Clinton Was on Drugs During Debate]]> Sat, 15 Oct 2016 17:58:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_16288684509624-Donald-Trump-North-Carolina-Rally.jpg
Donald Trump sought to undermine the legitimacy of the U.S. presidential election on Saturday, asserting unsubstantiated claims the contest is rigged against him, vowing anew to jail Hillary Clinton if...

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