<![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-usSun, 20 Aug 2017 08:23:30 -0700Sun, 20 Aug 2017 08:23:30 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Monuments Fight Heats Up in Capital of the Confederacy]]> Sun, 20 Aug 2017 04:56:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-112906040.jpg
As a wave of U.S. cities have moved to topple their Confederate statues in the wake of violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, Richmond — which was once the capital of the Confederacy...

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<![CDATA[Bannon Plans to 'Crush the Opposition' Back at Breitbart]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:23:04 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_17230611688308.jpg
After his exit as Chief White House Strategist, Steve Bannon returned as the executive chairman for Breitbart News Friday, a spokesman for the site confirmed to NBC News. Confirmation from the company came...

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<![CDATA[Trump's Tweets Lead People to Worry]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:08:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NC_lv50fweb08182017_1500x845.jpg
President Donald Trump goes to Camp David today to talk about the war in Afghanistan, Asia, and the terrorist attack in Barcelona. The president's words and twitter posts this week have left some in his...]]>
<![CDATA[Steve Bannon Out as White House Chief Strategist]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:04:24 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DIT_STEVE_BANNON_OUT_081817-150307942342200001.jpg
Steve Bannon has departed the White House, where he was President Donald Trump’s chief strategist. His tenure lasted seven months. White House chief of staff John Kelly and Bannon mutually agreed...]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Cites 'Pants on Fire' Claim in Barcelona Response]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:05:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/trump-genpershing-split.jpg
After a van plowed through a crowd of pedestrians in Barcelona on Thursday, killing at least 13 people and wounding scores more, President Donald Trump tweeted a reference to a discredited story about Gen.

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<![CDATA[Who Are the Fascist-Fighting Coalition 'Antifa'?]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:53:17 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/antifaactivistsfeuerherd.jpg
During a combative press conference Tuesday, President Donald Trump dubbed the anti-racist protest groups the "alt-left" and blamed "both sides" for the violent clashes that resulted one death, and injured more...

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<![CDATA[Anti-Hate Groups Seize on Virginia as Teachable Moment]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:11:03 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/confederatebattleflagfeuerherd.jpg
Anti-hate groups in the United States are giving guidance on what individuals can do to combat hate-inspired violence in the wake of a deadly attack at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.To...

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<![CDATA[Ben Carson Talks About Vandalism of Home, Charlottesville]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:41:36 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/081717+ben+carson+interview.jpg
The only African-American member of President Donald Trump's cabinet says his home in Northern Virginia was recently the target of anti-Trump vandals.Ben Carson, the secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing

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<![CDATA[Trump Says 'Fixing the Inner Cities' Is a Priority]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:05:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/trumpinnercities_17319471_1-150292719607000001.jpg
President Donald J. Trump told reporters on Tuesday that "fixing the inner cities" is a priority for his administration. ]]>
<![CDATA[Military Leaders Denounce Hatred After Charlottesville]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:41:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/TrumpCharlottesville.jpg
Five top U.S. military officers condemned bigotry following the white-nationalist led protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, even as President Donald Trump reverted to his initial position of blaming both sides...

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<![CDATA[N. Korea Cools Down War Rhetoric With US]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:28:56 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NC_usnorthkorea0815_1500x845.jpg
North Korea is changing tack in the war of words with the United States, adopting a plan to pull back and observe after a stern warning on Monday from Defense Secretary James Mattis.]]>
<![CDATA[Defense Secretary Uses Disparaging Term to Praise Sailors]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:07:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/mattis_1200x675.jpg
Defense Secretary James Mattis praised Navy sailors for their service earlier this month and used an obscenity to make his point, NBC News reported.Speaking at Naval Base Kitsap in Washington state, Mattis...

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