<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Politics]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.comen-usFri, 24 Jun 2016 15:07:13 -0700Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:07:13 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA['No Fly, No Buy' Gun Measure Survives Senate]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 04:15:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GUNS_AP_16173672808809.jpg
A Republican-backed compromise amendment to prevent people on the "no fly list" from acquiring firearms survived an effort to kill the measure Thursday — but at the moment it likely lacks the votes to pass...

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<![CDATA[Trump Says He 'Heard' Clinton's Email Server Was Hacked]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:52:36 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/TrumpNightlyNews.png
Donald Trump insisted Thursday that Hillary Clinton’s private email server was hacked, but could not say where he learned the information. "I think I read that," Trump said. "And I heard it, and...

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<![CDATA[Civil Rights Icon Rep. John Lewis No Stranger to Sit-Ins]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 21:44:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/SIT_IN_AP_16174617154578.jpg
Rep. John Lewis, 76, led a sit-in on Wednesday in a quest to force a vote on gun control.And the Civil Rights icon has faced angry mobs hurling racial epithets, jail and a beating by cops wielding night sticks...

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<![CDATA[Rubio Move Part of GOP Strategy to Keep Senate Even if Trump Loses]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 04:21:20 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/RUBIO_GettyImages-515906890.jpg
Marco Rubio's decision on Wednesday to run for re-election for his Florida U.S. Senate seat, at the urging of party leaders, is part of an aggressive series of moves the GOP is taking in the hopes of keeping...

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<![CDATA[Time's Running Out for Bernie Sanders to Make a Deal]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:43:21 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/topNews-AP_16161617906947.jpg
The last Democratic primary is done, President Obama, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Oprah have all endorsed Hillary Clinton, and Sen. Bernie Sanders is increasingly out of the limelight.With the country now focused...

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<![CDATA[Rubio to Run for Re-Election]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:29:37 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/031216Rubio.jpg
One year ago, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio announced his bid for the Republican presidential nomination while promising to not seek re-election.After failing in his run for the White House, the Florida senator is now...

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<![CDATA[Donald Trump and the 'Mad Men' Ad Agency Mystery]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:23:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP16170075104020_opt.jpg
Donald Trump's latest campaign finance filing contains the names of dozens of companies that were paid for services, but one really stands out: Draper Sterling, a play on the name of the fictional ad agency from...

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<![CDATA[Republican Senator Seeks Bipartisan Support for Gun Deal]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:00:42 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_16173674394575.jpg
A moderate Republican senator was seeking broad support Tuesday for a compromise to block guns from suspected terrorists, a day after the chamber split along partisan lines to derail each party's more sweeping...

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<![CDATA[Women Who Ran for the Presidency]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 11:02:47 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Presidency-thumb.jpg
Hillary Clinton made history as the first woman to become the presumptive presidential nominee of a major political party. But the first woman to try for the White House ran 144 years ago.

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<![CDATA[Hastert's Last Hours of Freedom]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 04:09:47 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Hastert2.png
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert is enjoying his last 48 hours of freedom.Hastert has until 2 p.m. Wednesday, to surrender to the Federal Medical Center prison in Rochester, Minnesota, where he will...

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<![CDATA[Anti-Trump Republicans Allege 'Intimidation' by Party Leaders]]> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 04:25:07 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/TrumpArizona-AP_16171030319864.jpg
Republicans who do not support Donald Trump as their presidential candidate said that "intimidation" tactics were being used by party leaders against them to prevent any subversion at the party's convention next...

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<![CDATA[Speaker Ryan Talks Obligation to Support Trump]]> Sun, 19 Jun 2016 09:42:19 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/split2-ryan-trump.jpg
Paul Ryan says it's his obligation as the Speaker of the House to support presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, but he won't force fellow Republicans to do the same.In an interview with NBC's Chuck...

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<![CDATA[Marco Rubio Laying Groundwork for Potential Senate Bid]]> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 21:14:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/RUBIO_GettyImages-515906890.jpg
Signs are growing that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is moving towards a run for reelection, a reversal of his past statements committing to retire from the Senate at the end of his term, NBC News reported.A major...

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<![CDATA[Trump Vows to 'Save' Gun Rights at Texas Rally]]> Sat, 18 Jun 2016 05:33:57 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP16170075104020_opt.jpg
Donald Trump emphatically told a Texas crowd Friday night that when he wins the presidency, people will call the White House to say they "can't believe you've saved the Second Amendment,” NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Local Pols Vote Against Gun Restrictions]]> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 19:35:45 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Local_Pols_Vote_Against_Gun_Restrictions_1200x675_707984963563.jpg
Local politicians are among those who have voted against gun restrictions. Conan Nolan reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on June 17, 2016.]]>
<![CDATA[Dump Trump Campaign at GOP Convention Emerges]]> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 16:19:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Trump-AP_16169030171563.jpg
Anti-Donald Trump forces are launching a “multi-pronged” approach to stop the presumptive nominee at the Republican National Convention, which could lead to chaos on the floor, NBC News reported. Kendal Unruh,

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<![CDATA[Sanders Backers Keeping Eye on Clinton's College-Ed Plans]]> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:20:42 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/173*120/GettyImages-519597112.jpg
Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign has now slowed to a halt, but that isn't to say his run was for nothing. The candidate may be best remembered for his ability to shake up the election, inspire young voters...

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<![CDATA[Ryan Lets GOP Voters Follow 'Conscience' on Trump]]> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 12:30:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/PaulRyan-AP_16161559614348.jpg
In a "Meet the Press" interview set to air Sunday, House Speaker Paul Ryan essentially gave Republicans license to follow their conscience in whether to support Donald Trump."The last thing I would do is tell...

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<![CDATA[Trump Campaign Brushes Off RNC Advice, Sources Say]]> Thu, 16 Jun 2016 16:05:42 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/539034324-reince-priebus-donald-trump.jpg
Tensions are growing between Donald Trump's campaign and the Republican National Committee as the presumptive GOP nominee's operation proves sluggish to adopt suggestions from party leaders, NBC News reports....

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<![CDATA[Hacked Docs Allege DNC's Donald Trump Attack Plan]]> Wed, 15 Jun 2016 18:05:22 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/trump-AP_16165715343393.jpg
A hacker has leaked a trove of documents purportedly stolen from the Democratic National Committee, including a 200-page opposition research book detailing aspects of the party's battle plan against Donald...

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<![CDATA[8th-Grade Speech Apes Candidates]]> Thu, 16 Jun 2016 11:21:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/207*120/aiello+grad+speech.png
Whoever wins this year’s presidential election might want to call this Chicago-area eighth-grader up as a speech writer. Jack Aiello is a young teen with big dreams ahead of him – and potentially a slot...

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<![CDATA[Dold Pushes for Gun Control ]]> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 11:24:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Robert+Dold_GettyImages.jpg
Illinois Rep. Robert Dold broke with fellow Republican lawmakers Tuesday, calling for expanded gun control legislation in the wake of Sunday’s massacre at an Orlando nightclub.“Thoughts and prayers are...

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<![CDATA[Fact-Checking Donald Trump's Orlando Response Speech]]> Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:29:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/539920694-donald-trump-speecjh.jpg
In Donald Trump's first formal response Monday to the Orlando massacre, he said that the attack is a result of U.S. immigration policy.He also attacked presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary...

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