<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Politics]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.com en-us Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:37:54 -0800 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:37:54 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Best Political Mustaches]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 07:46:59 -0800 since he was age 14 and a sophomore at St. Rita High School.]]> since he was age 14 and a sophomore at St. Rita High School.]]> http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/215*120/tlmd-jesus-chuy-garcia.jpg
Chicago mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia isn't the only politician sporting the 'stache.]]>
<![CDATA[Angelenos Head to the Polls]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:36:34 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/web_conan_election_5p_1200x675_407879235743.jpg
With a small turnout expected, Angelenos headed to the polls as several key city council seats are up for grabs. Conan Nolan reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on March 3, 2015.]]>
<![CDATA[TX Pol Backs Legal Pot, Citing God]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:15:23 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/marijuana-plants-generic.jpg
A GOP state lawmaker from East Texas says God didn't create marijuana by mistake and is pushing to remove all offenses related to the plant from Texas statutes. Texas State Rep. David Simpson filed a bill Monday

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<![CDATA[NJ Officer Meets President Obama]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:39:24 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/Officer+Obama+Camden.jpg
Although cops are used to being called to important gatherings, a New Jersey officer was shocked to discover who she would be meeting at an upcoming event.
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<![CDATA[Runoff for Rahm: Mayor Falls Short]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:22:19 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/rahm+and+chuy.jpg
Rahm Emanuel failed to clinch another term as Chicago's mayor on Tuesday, as Associated Press projections showed him forced into an unprecedented runoff election against challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. The...]]>
<![CDATA[Senator Speaks Out About Hate Mail]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 20:54:41 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/web_mekahlo_lara_6p_1200x675_402255427779.jpg
California Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) speaks out about hate mail that has been coming in since he proposed legislation legalizing driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants. Mekahlo Medina reports for]]>
<![CDATA[State Department Changing Export Rules on Drones]]> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:50:27 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/drone-casa-blanca.jpg
The State Department said on Feb. 17 that it is changing its export rules covering unmanned aircraft.

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<![CDATA[NewsConference: "Tom Bradley's Impossible Dream"]]> Sun, 15 Feb 2015 10:12:34 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NCseg3bradley021515_1200x675_399336003613.jpg
In celebration of Black History Month, NBC4's Conan Nolan looks at Tom Bradley, the first African-American mayor of America's second largest city, through the eyes of his daughter, Lorraine Bradley.]]>
<![CDATA[Ca. Assembly Speaker Atkins' $52 Car Tax Proposal]]> Sun, 15 Feb 2015 10:08:46 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NCseg2speakeratkins021515_1200x675_399336003713.jpg
California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) wants to levy a $52 car tax to improve the state infrastructure. She tells NBC4's Conan Nolan why.]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference: Combining Elections A Good Idea?]]> Sun, 15 Feb 2015 10:07:08 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NCseg1charteramend1021515_1200x675_399338051771.jpg
A debate on Charter Amendment 1 & 2, on whether or not to put city and LAUSD elections on the even-number year ballot with state and federal elections. NBC4's Conan Nolan talks with both sides.]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference EXTRA: A Better State Park System?]]> Sun, 15 Feb 2015 08:01:59 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/TLANCXTRAWOO021515_1200x675_399338051821.jpg
Michael Woo, former Los Angeles City Councilman and the current Dean of Environmental Design at Cal Poly Pomona, is a member of the state's Parks Forward Commission. He tells NBC4's Conan Nolan about a...]]>
<![CDATA[Group Takes Issue With Lawmaker's "Islamic" Tweet]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 22:00:26 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/223*120/2-13-15_Tweet_Controversy.JPG
Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, was under fire Friday from a Los Angeles-based Muslim advocacy group that called her use of the phrase "Islamic savages" in a tweet "hate rhetoric."]]>
<![CDATA[Philly Chosen as 2016 DNC Host]]> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:51:07 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/philly+skyline+generic+camden+waterfront+sunset+comcast+liberty+place.jpg
The 2016 Democratic National Convention will be held in Philadelphia, party leaders announced Thursday. Philadelphia beat out rival finalists Brooklyn, New York and Columbus, Ohio for the chance to host...
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<![CDATA[Bill Would Boost CA Smoking Age From 18 to 21]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:12:00 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/generic-smoking-teen.jpg
A Southern California lawmaker wants to increase the legal smoking age in the state from 18 to 21 in an effort to make it harder for teens to get their hands on cigarettes.

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<![CDATA[Christie Woos Iowa Conservatives]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 22:46:55 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/12415chris.jpg
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tried to connect with Iowa conservatives at the Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday by assuring them that "you'll always know who I am" if he runs for president. While still...]]>
<![CDATA[Biden: Community College Plan a "Gigantic Opportunity"]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:42:21 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tlmd_joe_biden_vice_president_487211325.jpg
Vice President Joe Biden visited Los Angeles Friday to talk about helping more Americans go to college.

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<![CDATA[Sen. Rubio Taking Steps Toward Possible 2016 Run]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:51:11 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/121113+marco+rubio.jpg
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio rode into Washington on a wave of anti-Obamacare sentiment in 2010. He may soon be hoping to ride a similar wave all the way up Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House in 2016.

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<![CDATA[CA Senate Race Heats Up]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:56:21 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/web_senate_speculation_conan_90_1200x675_388020291754.jpg
The California senate race is heating up with some new potential candidates, while others say they simply don't want the job. Conan Nolan reports for the NBC4 News at 5 and 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.]]>
<![CDATA[Top NY Lawmaker Arrested on Corruption Charges: Source]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:21:24 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/silver7.jpg
New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested Thursday on federal corruption charges, a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation told NBC 4 New York Officials did not disclose...

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<![CDATA["Pivotal": LGBT Groups Praise Obama's "Historic" SOTU]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:38:42 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/obama+state+of+union.JPG
LGBT rights activists and organizations across the country laud President Barack Obama who became the first U.S. president to ever use the words "lesbian," "bisexual" and "transgender" in a State of the...

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<![CDATA[New Md. Gov: What to Expect]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:02:30 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/20141104+Hogan.jpg
Larry Hogan was sworn in as Maryland governor Wednesday, becoming just the second Republican to hold the post in more than 45 years. He'll face a $750 million budget deficit, a legislature controlled by...]]>
<![CDATA[Obama Delivers State of the Union As Popularity Improves]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 23:06:27 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Obama-SOTU-at-Podium.jpg
President Barack Obama is set to deliver the State of the Union as the economy recovers and his popularity numbers are improving. Conan Nolan reports for the NBC4 News at 5 on Jan. 20, 2015.

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<![CDATA[GOP Congressman Slams Obama for "Deportable" SOTU Guest]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:52:56 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP060731031104.jpg
A Republican congressman slammed the White House over one of its young State of the Union guests Tuesday, tweeting that the first lady would have a "deportable" joining her. Iowa Rep.

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<![CDATA[Va. Gov. Suffers 7 Broken Ribs in Fall From Horse]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:09:49 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/0115-mcauliffe.jpg
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is recovering from injuries he received after being thrown from a horse while on a family trip to Africa, several media outlets are reporting.]]>
<![CDATA[State of the Union: What To Expect]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 08:31:05 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NC_sotupreview0119001_1500x845.jpg
President Obama's upcoming State of The Union address is already being met by Republican criticism.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Teen Who Asked Santa for Safety Invited to State of the Union]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:54:02 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/217*120/letter+to+santa+safety.jpg
A South Side Chicago teen who wrote a letter to Santa asking for safety and received a reply from President Barack Obama has now earned an invitation from the first lady. Michelle Obama invited 13-year-old Malik...]]>
<![CDATA[California Chief Justice on Dealing Blackjack. ]]> Sun, 18 Jan 2015 09:55:45 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/238*120/Newsconference+tani+cantil+sakauye.JPG
Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court--Tani Cantil-Sakauye-- runs the largest court system in the nation. In a rare television interview she talks with NBC4's Conan Nolan about important topics facing...

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<![CDATA[CA Chief Justice on State of Courts]]> Sat, 17 Jan 2015 20:36:15 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/california-chief-justice-tani-cantil-sakauye-news-conference.jpg
California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye offered a strong defense of her administration of the courts, saying she has instituted reforms that are making the state's judicial system more efficient. ]]>