<![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, 18 Apr 2014 13:54:23 -0700 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:54:23 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Judge: Ex-Bell Official "Became a Hog"]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:38:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/210*120/spaccia-angela-bell-court-1.jpg
Bell's former assistant chief administrator was sentenced to 11 years and eight months in prison in a public corruption case.]]>
<![CDATA[Ex-Bell Council Members Accept Plea Deal]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:25:37 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/203*120/104333983.jpg
Former council members accused in a city government corruption scandal in a community south of downtown Los Angeles accepted a plea deal offered by the district attorney's office. Details on NBCLA.com.

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<![CDATA[Clinton "Thinking" About 2016 Run]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 08:21:33 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/04-08-2014-hillary-clinton.jpg
After months of speculation and sidestepping, Hillary Clinton tackled the big question with a maybe, saying that she may make a 2016 run. “I am thinking about it, but I am going to continue thinking about it for...]]>
<![CDATA[Sen. Yee, Keith Jackson Plead Not Guilty]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:36:23 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/03-26-2014-leland-yee-leaves-court.jpg
Following a federal grand jury indictment last week, State Sen. Leland Yee and his political consultant Keith Jackson plead not guilty in federal court Tuesday morning after being charged with...

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<![CDATA[Long Beach Voters Head to Polls]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:31:07 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/voting4.jpg
Voters headed to the polls Tuesday in Long Beach to cast ballots for mayor and several city council seats.

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<![CDATA[Daly City Dentist Tied to State Sen. Yee Case]]> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 06:52:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/LelandYee1.jpg
Wilson Sy Lim is the man accused of agreeing to run weapons from the Philippines in the Leland Yee scandal. He's also a 60-year old dentist in Daly City.

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<![CDATA[Sen. Leland Yee in Court for Bond Hearing]]> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 03:57:42 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/LelandYee1.jpg
California state Sen. Leland Yee appeared in federal court on Monday morning, stemming from a shocking arrest last week where FBI agents charged him with seven felonies related to firearms trafficking...

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<![CDATA[Legal Expert: Leland Yee Case Far From Open and Shut]]> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 06:19:33 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/johnson-legal-analyst.jpg
California state Sen. Leland Yee is facing a series of charges, including conspiracy to traffic firearms, and although the evidence against him appears overwhelming, legal experts said it is far from an open and...]]>
<![CDATA[Calif. Lawmakers Vote to Suspend Yee, 2 Others]]> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:47:15 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/triptic_bay2.jpg
California state Sen. Leland Yee has been arrested on public corruption charges as part of several arrests made by the FBI Wednesday morning during a massive FBI sting, the FBI told NBC Bay Area.]]>
<![CDATA[LA County Supervisor Candidates Meet in Debate]]> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 03:24:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/211*120/la-county-supervisor-candidate-4shot.gif
The candidates for Los Angeles County Supervisor met Thursday evening for a debate in the race to fill the seat of outgoing Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky in the county's Third District.]]>
<![CDATA[CA State Senator Arrested]]> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:53:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP588054204940.jpg
California state Sen. Leland Yee has been arrested on public corruption charges as part of several arrests made by the FBI Wednesday morning during a massive FBI sting, the FBI told NBC Bay Area.

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<![CDATA[CA State Senator Arrested]]> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:15:19 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/03-26-2014-leland-yee-leaves-court.jpg
California state Sen. Leland Yee has been arrested on public corruption charges as part of several arrests made by the FBI Wednesday morning during a massive FBI sting, the FBI told NBC Bay Area.

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<![CDATA[Voters to Decide Whether Doctors Will Undergo Drug Testing]]> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:25:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/doctor_generic_health_722x406.jpg
Families who lost loved ones to medical negligence delivered thousands of signatures on Monday for a ballot measure that would force California doctors to undergo random drug testing.]]>
<![CDATA[Mayor Orders Halt to "Flawed" LAFD Recruitment]]> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 03:56:38 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/garcetti4.JPG
Mayor Eric Garcetti ordered a halt Thursday to what he described as the Los Angeles Fire Department's "fatally flawed" recruitment process. Details on NBCLA.com, NBCLA app.

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<![CDATA[CA Faces "Serious Threat" From Transnational Crime]]> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:38:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/198*120/kamala-harris-organized-crime.jpg
California Attorney General Kamala Harris on Thursday released a report on transnational organized crime and what she called the "serious threat" to the state.]]>
NECN]]> <![CDATA[Scott Brown Readies N.H. Senate Run]]> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:15:09 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP19064830984.jpg
Former Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts officially announced Friday he has formed an exploratory committee for a bid in New Hampshire's U.S. Senate race this year. However, the Republican did not officially say...

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<![CDATA[Task Force to Fight Battery Plant Pollution]]> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:32:47 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/195*120/01-edixe.JPG
A task force has been set up to study closing a battery recycling plant in Vernon that recently tested for elevated levels of toxins.]]>
<![CDATA[Officials Crack Down on Hundreds of Pot Shops]]> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:54:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/6d1e27321249485c976dbb0db6d138be.jpg
Hundreds of medical marijuana dispensaries continue to operate in Los Angeles even after a voter-approved measure limiting the number of businesses allowed in the city went into effect last summer,...]]>
<![CDATA[Feds: DC Mayor Got Illegal Funds]]> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:45:57 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/20140310+Jeffrey+Thompson.jpg
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign benefited from more than $668,000 donated illegally by a businessman with multimillion-dollar city contracts, federal prosecutors alleged in court]]>
<![CDATA[OC Tries for "Drought-Proof" Desalination Plant]]> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 22:18:57 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ocean9.jpg
Technology for taking the salt out of seawater has been available for decades, and is widely used in the arid Middle East, but has been too costly to make inroads in

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<![CDATA[Israeli Prime Minister in Silicon Valley]]> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:32:11 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/03-05-2014-netanyahu-brown.jpg
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a swing through the Silicon Valley to meet with high-tech leaders and sign a pro-business agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown.

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<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton Calls Putin "Tough Guy With Thin Skin"]]> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 22:34:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP816441808335.jpg
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's two-day Southern California visit concluded Wednesday with a speech at UCLA.

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<![CDATA[Mexico City "Eco-Bici" Inspires Alternate Transportation]]> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 22:40:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/N6PPKGMEXICOECOBICIweb_1200x675_182593091537.jpg
It’s called "Eco-bici", as in “economical bicycle.”]]>
<![CDATA[Partial Ban Approved on E-Cigarettes in LA]]> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 21:54:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/457925695.jpg
An ordinance that would ban the use of e-cigarettes from bars, nightclubs, restaurants and some other public places was approved by the Los Angeles City Council Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Surprises, Runoffs Likely in Texas Primary]]> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 10:08:07 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Vote+Generic+Vote+Tuesday+Voting+Sign.jpg
Gov. Rick Perry isn't on the ballot, but a new member of the Bush dynasty is. Wendy Davis can clinch a feat no woman has achieved in Texas since Ann Richards. Heavyweight Republicans are trying to survive, and a...

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<![CDATA[Brown Unsure About Legalizing Pot]]> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:28:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/brown_pot.JPG
California Gov. Jerry Brown, who just announced he's running for a fourth term, said on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday that he is not sure that legalizing pot in his state is a good idea because it could...

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<![CDATA[Roads to Avoid for Netanyahu's LA Visit]]> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 21:33:42 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP146395685820.jpg
One day after a summit with President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit Los Angeles Tuesday to meet with business leaders and attend the premiere of an Israel tourism film.

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<![CDATA[Gov. Signs "Badly Needed" $687M Drought Legislation]]> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 17:17:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/edt-474897415_10.jpg
Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed legislation to assist drought-affected communities and provide funding to better use local water supplies.

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<![CDATA[New San Diego Mayor Takes Office]]> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 17:01:19 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Kevin-Faulconer-PS-0214.jpg
San Diego's Kevin Faulconer took the oath of office Monday, becoming the mayor of San Diego months after a sex scandal forced the mid-term resignation of former U.S. Congressman Bob Filner.]]>
<![CDATA[Mayor Garcetti's Mexico-LA Trade Mission Underway]]> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 03:54:36 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/garcetti+getty.jpg
In his first foreign trip since taking office, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's three-day trade mission in Mexico City got underway as he met with Mexican leaders in hopes of strengthening the country's ties to...

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<![CDATA[California "Lifers" Leaving Prison at Record Pace ]]> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:12:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/AP805809181377.jpg
Nearly 1,400 lifers in California's prisons have been released over the past three years in a sharp turnaround in a state where murderers and others sentenced to life with the possibility of parole almost never...

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<![CDATA[Calif. Sen. Calderon Pleads Not Guilty]]> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 06:40:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/california-senator-ron-calderon.jpg
Embattled California State Sen. Ron Calderon pleaded not guilty Monday after he was charged last week with a long list of federal bribery and corruption allegations.

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