<![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 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 01:36:40 -0700 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 01:36:40 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Apple's Tim Cook: "Religious Objection" Laws Are "Very Dangerous"]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:22:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tim-cook-apple-fortuna.jpg
Apple CEO Tim Cook slammed Indiana's new "religious objection" legislation over the weekend, penning a Washington Post piece warning that “there’s something very dangerous happening in America.” The piece, which...

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<![CDATA[Iraq War Vet Tammy Duckworth Launches Senate Bid in Illinois]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:24:28 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Tammy-Duckworth3.jpg
In a video to supporters, Rep. Tammy Duckworth on Monday launched a 2016 challenge to Sen. Mark Kirk. “I’m running for the United States Senate in 2016 because it’s time for Washington to be held accountable...

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<![CDATA[Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz Speaks in NH]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:22:38 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/cruz-AP938170470053.jpg
Just days after making his presidential candidacy official, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is in New Hampshire for a two-day swing. Cruz was the first major candidate to announce a run for president.

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<![CDATA[CA Attorney General Moves to End Anti-Gay Initiative]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:44:47 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/file-kamala-harris-ca-ag.jpg
California Attorney General Kamala Harris asked a state court on Wednesday for permission to reject a proposed ballot initiative stipulating that anyone who engages in gay sex be killed.

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<![CDATA[Gov. Brown: Climate Change Skeptic Cruz Unfit for President]]> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 12:02:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/brown-cruz.jpg
Calfiornia Gov. Jerry Brown tore into climate change skeptics on Sunday, saying one major presidential hopeful's position on climate change should disqualify him from the highest office in the nation.

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<![CDATA[Lewinsky Talks Cyberbullying, Affair on TED Stage]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 10:39:01 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/TED2015_031915_2DD7163.jpg
Monica Lewinsky spoke bluntly about cyberbullying and her own experience in the public spotlight Thursday, as the she took the stage for one of her most prominent appearances since her affair with President Bill...

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<![CDATA[Feds Probe Ex-Rep. Schock: AP]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:13:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP326057663792_RepSchock.jpg
The Justice Department has launched a formal criminal investigation into the office and campaign expenses of resigning Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, as well as his personal business dealings with political donors,...

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<![CDATA[Trump Launches 2016 Exploratory Committee Ahead of NH Visit]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:29:28 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP333051909036.jpg
Business mogul Donald Trump is considering throwing his hat in the 2016 ring, announcing the formation of a presidential exploratory committee. "We have lost the respect of the entire world," Trump said in...

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<![CDATA[Ill. Rep. Aaron Schock Resigns]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 17:18:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Aaron-Schock-blurb1.jpg
Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock resigned from Congress Tuesday following questions surrounding misuse of funds in his campaign and congressional spending accounts, including reports that he redecorated his office...]]>
<![CDATA[Photos of Rep. Aaron Schock's "Downton Abbey" Office]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 11:38:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/schock-th-462707536.jpg
Photos of Rep. Aaron Schock's (R-IL) new office in the Rayburn Office Building, which was designed to resemble the dining room of the PBS show 'Downton Abbey,' on January 30, 2015 in Washington, DC. The interior

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<![CDATA[NewsConference EXTRA: LA Municipal Election Analysis]]> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 10:02:15 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NCEXTRA2ELEXANALYSIS030815_1200x675_409633859517.jpg
Time to talk politics. NBC4's Conan Nolan is joined by, Jessica Levinson of Loyola Law School and Robert Stern, formerly with the Center for Governmental Studies, to take a look at this week s municipal...]]>
<![CDATA[LA City Election: Winners and Losers]]> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 10:00:19 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NCEXTRA1ELEXANALYSIS0308151_1200x675_409629251658.jpg
Analysis of the 2015 Los Angeles City election with Jessica Levinson, of Loyola Law School, and Robert Stern, former president of the Center for Governmental Studies. NBC4's Conan Nolan asks who won and...]]>
<![CDATA[Dismal Voter Turnout for LA City Elections]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:45:29 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ELECTION_FOLO-_NOLAN_WEB_1200x675_408558147848.jpg
Voter turnout was dismally low for the LA city elections, as incumbents easily kept their seats. Conan Nolan reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on March 4, 2015.]]>
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Chicago mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia isn't the only politician sporting the 'stache.]]>
<![CDATA[Angelenos Head to the Polls]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:36:34 -0700 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 14:15:23 -0700 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 11:39:24 -0700 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 05:22:19 -0700 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 21:54:41 -0700 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 12:50:27 -0700 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 11:12:34 -0700 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 11:08:46 -0700 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 11:07:08 -0700 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 09:01:59 -0700 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 23:00:26 -0700 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."]]>