<![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 Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:13:53 -0800 Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:13:53 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Mitt Romney Considering "the Future"]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 23:28:03 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/11p_nolan_romney_web_1200x675_385647171693.jpg
Mitt Romney hinted at a possible third try for the White House and said he is "giving some serious consideration to the future." Conan Nolan reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, 2015.]]>
<![CDATA[Romney Hints at Presidential Run]]> Sat, 17 Jan 2015 16:15:09 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/mitt+romney+rnc+011615.JPG
Mitt Romney is addressing the GOP's winter meeting delegates aboard the USS Midway Museum on the Embarcadero Friday evening, a week after he told donors he would consider another presidential run in 2016. The...]]>
<![CDATA[Millionaires Make Up Half of Congress: Report]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 13:32:59 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/capitol+generic+federal+government+generic.jpg
Congress is getting richer and seeing its number of millionare members grow, as average Americans continue to struggle to recover from years of economic turmoil, according to a new report.

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<![CDATA[Harris Plans to Build on "Legacies" in U.S. Senate]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 19:33:28 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/197*120/01-12-2015-kamala-harris-456918526.jpg
California Attorney General Kamala Harris became the first high-profile Democrat to announce that she plans to enter the 2016 race to replace retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer in the U.S. Senate.

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<![CDATA[Gavin Newsom Says He Won't Run for Senate in 2016 ]]> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 18:38:33 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/171*120/171540773_8.jpg
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday that he won't join what's likely to be a crowded field of California candidates running for U.S. Senate in 2016.

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<![CDATA[State Sen. Hall: Inglewood Stadium Means Jobs]]> Sun, 11 Jan 2015 09:53:54 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NCSEG2HALL011115_1200x675_382653507885.jpg
There was a lot of talk this week about bringing the St. Louis Rams back to Los Angeles, after its owner announced a plan to build an NFL stadium in Inglewood. NBC4's Conan Nolan talks with California State...]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference: Who Will Replace Senator Boxer?]]> Sun, 11 Jan 2015 09:54:54 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ncseg1SCHNUR011115_1200x675_382657603536.jpg
Dan Schnur, the Executive Director of the Jesse Unruh Institute of Politics at USC talks with NBC4's Conan Nolan about possible candidates to replace retiring US Senator Barbara Boxer in 2016.]]>
<![CDATA[Political Analyst Larry Gerston Discusses Sen. Barbara Boxer Not Seeking Re-Election]]> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 11:49:53 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000009782998_1200x675_381666371573.jpg
NBC Bay Area's political analyst Larry Gerston discusses Sen. Barbara Boxer's announcement that she's not seeking re-election and makes some predictions.]]>
<![CDATA[Boxer Says She Won't Seek Re-Election in 2016]]> Fri, 09 Jan 2015 10:36:15 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/186*120/01-08-2015-barbara-boxer-2.jpg
Longtime Senator Barbara Boxer announced in a YouTube video Thursday that she will not seek re-election in 2016.

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<![CDATA[Another Kennedy Takes Office as Ted Jr. Joins Connecticut Senate]]> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 11:54:53 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ted+kennedy+jr+state+senator.jpg
Ted Kennedy Jr. officially gained the title of Connecticut state senator Wednesday, becoming the newest member of the powerful family to take office. representative for Kennedy said the state senator plans...

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<![CDATA[Ex-Va. Governor Faces Decade-Plus in Prison at Corruption Sentencing]]> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 09:22:31 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/454631202.jpg
Former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell could be sentenced to more than a decade in prison Tuesday, months after he and his wife were convicted on public corruption charges. McDonnell left the court a stricken man...

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<![CDATA[Brown Sworn In for Historic Fourth Term]]> Mon, 05 Jan 2015 21:44:34 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/JEFFEONBROWNWEB_1200x675_380419651618.jpg
NBC4 political analyst Sherry Bebitch Jeffe discusses the big ideas presented in Gov. Jerry Brown's fourth inaugural address. Video broadcast Monday Jan. 5, 2015 on the NBC4 News at Noon.]]>
<![CDATA[Gov. Jerry Brown Through the Years]]> Mon, 05 Jan 2015 07:09:36 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Jerry+Brown+in+Napolean+Hat.JPG
Gov. Jerry Brown in Photos]]>
<![CDATA[LA Sheriff Wants Advisory-Only Citizens Panel]]> Sun, 04 Jan 2015 09:43:05 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NCSEG1MCDONNELLFINALSHOW01042015_1200x675_379656259897.jpg
Jim McDonnell is the new Los Angeles County Sheriff. There have been 31 other sheriffs since 1850. McDonnell heads the largest sheriff department in the nation with some 18,000 employees.]]>
<![CDATA[Sheriff Wants Citizens Panel to Be Advisory Only]]> Sat, 03 Jan 2015 23:27:02 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/205*120/1-3-15-jim+mcdonnell+sheriff+news+conference+nolan.JPG
Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell says he supports the appointment of a civilian commission overseeing his department but says it should be an advisory body only and without subpoena power.]]>
<![CDATA[LA's Made in America Festival Valued at $14.7M]]> Sun, 04 Jan 2015 10:52:38 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/181*120/454455520.jpg
The Made in America festival held in downtown LA over Labor Day Weekend brought the city $14.7 million in local spending, a report said.

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<![CDATA["Selfie" Protections Among New CA Laws]]> Mon, 29 Dec 2014 20:57:26 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/042414+selfie+generic.jpg
Protections on photos intended to be private are among the 930 new laws that will go into effect on Jan. 1.

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