<![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 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:40:35 -0700 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:40:35 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Election Mailers and Pamphlets 2014]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:06:45 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/198*120/2014+pro+Sheila+Kuehl+supervisor7.png
Some of the many mailers and pamphlets sent to a mailbox near you this election season.]]>
<![CDATA[Prop 47 Aims for a Softer Criminal Justice]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:01:15 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/1028-2014-jailshoe.jpg
Proposition 47 on the November ballot would re-designate crimes like shoplifting, drug possession for personal use, check fraud and petty theft under $950 as misdemeanors rather than felonies if approved...

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<![CDATA[Gov. Jerry Brown Pushes Water Bond During SoCal Visit]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:33:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/10-28-14-gov+jerry+brown+socal.JPG
Gov. Jerry Brown made a rare campaign appearance in Southern California Tuesday just one week from a possible re-election to an unprecedented fourth term.

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<![CDATA[Differences Show in Gov. Debate]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:01:36 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/Baker+Coakley+Debate.jpg
On Monday, Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Martha Coakley showcased their differences in the Massachusetts gubernatorial debate moderated by NECN's Latoyia Edwards at Worcester's Hanover Theatre for...

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<![CDATA[Jeb Bush Still Hasn't Made Decision on 2016]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:19:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/474646291.jpg
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush still "has not made a decision" about whether he'll run for president in 2016, a spokesperson said after the GOP politician's son seemed to suggest over the weekend that a bid...

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<![CDATA[NewsConference: Torlakson v. Tuck for Education Chief ]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 08:03:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Ncseg1torlakson1019_1200x675_344416835615.jpg
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson is running for re-election. He is a former state senator, assemblyman and teacher. He tells NBC4's Conan Nolan why he deserves another term.]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference: About Pete Peterson, Lt. Gov. Candidate]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 08:03:07 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Ncseg2peterson102514_1200x675_347633219824.jpg
The race for California Secretary of State is one of the few the state GOP believes they may have a change at winning. Pete Peterson who is running as a Republican talks with NBC4's Conan Nolan why he wants the...]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference: Why Run for Lieutenant Governor]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 07:58:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NCseg3ltgovrace102514_1200x675_347634243557.jpg
NBC'4 Conan Nolan speaks with both candidates for California Lt. Governor. Dem Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom tells Nolan why he wants to keep his job. GOP Candidate Ron Nehring explains what changes he do to...]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference: California Ready for Ebola]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 07:55:27 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Ncseg1Dauner102614_1200x675_347636291826.jpg
California nurses association tell Governor Jerry Brown that not ONE hospital in the state is ready deal with Ebola. NBC4's Conan Nolan talks with the Pres. and CEO of the California Hospital Association Duane...]]>
<![CDATA[Race for Calif. Education's Top Spot]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:25:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/211*120/10-20-2014-torlakson-tuck-education-election.jpg
With the midterm elections less than two weeks away, an unlikely race is heating up — the one for the Calif. Department of Education’s top spot.

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<![CDATA[Newsom, Critical of Lieutenant Governor Role, Seeks 2nd Term ]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:53:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/208*120/lafile-lieutenant-governor-gavin-newsom.jpg
What is perhaps the most unique race this November election features Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, the incumbent who has long expressed displeasure for the job he holds but wants to keep, and Republican...]]>
<![CDATA[Rivals Debate in NH Senate Race]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:06:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/vlcsnap-2014-10-21-21h11m54s10.jpg
Republican challenger Scott Brown continued to hammer away at Democrat Jeanne Shaheen's record in Washington as the incumbent repeatedly accused her opponent of fear mongering during a debate in...
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<![CDATA[Death Threat Made to Daughter of Prop 46. Co-Author]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:49:31 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/lafile-proposition-prop-46-bob-pack-carmen.jpg
The co-author of a California ballot proposition says he will continue to support the initiative despite receiving a death threat against his young daughter.]]>
<![CDATA[Murrieta Mayor Resigns After Arrest on Suspicion of DUI]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:23:34 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/204*120/10-17-2014-murrieta-mayor-book.jpg
Alan Long announced Monday that he will step down as mayor of Murrieta just days after his arrest on suspicion of DUI in a crash that injured four high school students.

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<![CDATA[Rival Gets Hands on Campaign Book]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:40:34 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/carl+demaio+scott+peters.JPG
A new bombshell dropped Friday in the race for California’s 52nd Congressional District when both candidates confirmed a Carl DeMaio campaign strategy book, allegedly stolen during an office break-in, found its...
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<![CDATA[Campaign Ad Featuring James Foley Pulled]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:58:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tlmd_james_foley_ejecucion_isis_syria.jpg
A conservative ad campaign that featured James Foley, the New Hampshire journalist slain by ISIS, moments before his execution, will be pulled, the group responsible for the ad said. Secure America Now President

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<![CDATA[Manure Used to Protest Health Insurance Rate "BS"]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:28:48 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/10-14-14-prop45manure.png
Supporters of Proposition 45, the ballot initiative that would require health insurance companies to publicly disclose rate changes, brought a truckload of steer manure outside the El Segundo offices of...

Photo Credit: Consumer Watchdog]]>
<![CDATA[California Ballot Measures]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 07:43:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/voters-02.jpg
Use this guide to view the 2014 California ballot measures.

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<![CDATA[NH Lawmaker Calls Congresswoman "Ugly as Sin"]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:22:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/Steve+Vaillancourt.jpg
A Republican New Hampshire state lawmaker has called a Democratic congresswoman "ugly" and said the GOP opponent in her November re-election race is one of the most attractive women in politics.

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<![CDATA[LA County Sheriff]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:59:57 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/210*120/tanaka+mcdonnell+la+county+sheriff+twoshot.png
Use this guide to view information about the 2014 Los Angeles County Sheriff candidates.
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<![CDATA[CPUC President Will Not Seek Reappointment]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 18:43:42 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/peevy-mug.jpg
Michael Peevey said Thursday he will not seek reappointment to the California Public Utilities Commission, where he has served as president for 12 years. His decision to exit the agency comes amid criticism from...]]>
<![CDATA[LA County District 3 Supervisor]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:57:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/198*120/shriverkuehldebate1.JPG
Use this guide to view details about the race for Los Angeles County District 3 Supervisor.
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<![CDATA[Routes to Avoid During President's Visit]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 05:28:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/456552512.jpg
President Obama is scheduled to arrive Thursday afternoon aboard Air Force One at Los Angeles International Airport.

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<![CDATA[Former Mayor Talks About New Book]]> Sun, 05 Oct 2014 12:50:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/10-5-14-riordan.JPG
Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan has bared all about his leadership philosophy and the ups and downs of his eight-year tenure in his new book.

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<![CDATA[NewsConference "EXTRA" A Sneak Peek at the Renovated Hall of Justice]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 12:04:29 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/TLANCXTRAHALLOFJUSTICESUN1005_1200x675_337746499837.jpg
The L-A County Hall of Justice...which has been closed since the Northridge earthquake..will formally re-open on Wednesday. It was built in 1925. A Historic building. Part of Los Angeles' majestic]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference: The New Hall of Justice]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 11:35:57 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NCSEG3HALLOFJUSTICE100514_1200x675_337745475831.jpg
NBC4's Conan Nolan conversation with J.D. Waldie, author, historian, and a contributor writer for the LA Times. The historian talks about the newly renovated LA County Hall of Justice closed since...]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference: Proposition 45 Pros and Cons]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:32:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NCSEG1PROP45COURTGALLEGOS_1200x675_337745987887.jpg
NBC4's Conan Nolan moderates a debate on Prop. 45. Jamie Court of Consumer Watchdog represents the Yes on Prop. 45. Dr. Martin Gallegos with the Hospital Association of So. California represents the No on Prop....]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference: Proposition 45]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:32:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NCSEG2PROP45COURTGALLLEGOS_1200x675_337745987742.jpg
Jamie Court of Consumer Watchdog, represents the Yes on Prop. 45 campaign and Dr. Martin Gallegos with the Hospital Association of So Cal, represents the No on Prop. 45. NBC4's Conan Nolan moderates.]]>
<![CDATA[Clinton Recommends Grandmotherhood]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 17:39:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tlmd_hillaryclinton7.jpg
Thousands waited hours in the sun to see Former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday in South Florida. Clinton was signing copies of her new book "Hard Choices" at Books & Books at...]]>
<![CDATA[Voter's Guide: 2014 Statewide Races]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:45:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/california-state-flag.jpg
The 2014 California statewide races.

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<![CDATA[Gun Violence Bills Inspired by Shooting Rampage Cheered]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 20:20:27 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/224*120/guns15.JPG
After the Isla Vista rampage that left seven dead in May, fathers of two of the victims called for legislation targeting gun violence. This week, Gov. Brown signed two new bills into]]>
<![CDATA[Bills Signed, Vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:01:19 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tlmd_jerry_brown_gobernador_california_mexico.jpg
A look at the bills signed and vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown in September 2014]]>
<![CDATA[CA Plastic Bag Ban Approved]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:23:45 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/212*120/Plastic+Bag+Ban+Store+Counter+copy.jpg
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. The measure, first proposed by Democratic Sen. Alex Padilla of Los Angeles, would prohibit single-use plastic bags...

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