<![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-usWed, 29 Mar 2017 08:18:08 -0700Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:18:08 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Mom Tells Son's Story in Fight for NIH Funding]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:43:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/220*120/2017-03-28_2340.png
Pediatric cancer research is one of the least funded and proposed budget cuts to NIH will deplete it even more. A family whose child died from pediatric cancer is testifying on Capitol Hill Wednesday, March 29...

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<![CDATA[Black Women Stand Up on Twitter Following Maxine Waters Dig]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:50:29 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Maxine+Waters2.jpg
Bill O'Reilly's joke about a congresswoman's wig and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's dressing down of a reporter have spurred black women to take to social media in protest.

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<![CDATA[How Likely Is Congress to Create a Russia Commission?]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:46:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-653548766.jpg
Some members of Congress are convinced it's time for a full-scale, independent inquiry into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 election like the investigations into the Sept.

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<![CDATA[Clinton Jabs Trump in First Major Post-Election Speech]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:43:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/174*120/GettyImages-659440412.jpg
A spirited Hillary Clinton took on the Trump administration Tuesday in some of her sharpest political comments since she lost the presidential election.She criticized the federal government's leaders...

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<![CDATA[Spicer to Reporter: 'Stop Shaking Your Head']]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:27:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Spicer_April_Ryan_Exchange-149074099787700001.jpg
White House press secretary Sean Spicer and American Urban Radio Networks reporter April Ryan have an exchange at a press briefing on Tuesday, with Spicer telling Ryan to "stop shaking your head"...]]>
<![CDATA[DNC Asks All Staffers For Resignation Letters: Sources]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:27:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-545170458.jpg
Democratic National Committee has requested the resignation letters of all current staffers be submitted by next month, according to multiple sources familiar with the party's internal working, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Trump Overturns Climate Regulations, Cites 'War on Coal']]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:09:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/War_On_Coal-149072861540400001.jpg
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday aimed at overturning environmental regulations and reviving the coal industry. Trump also railed against a so-called "War on Coal" as well as...]]>
<![CDATA[Border Agent Searches of Americans' Cellphones Spark Lawsuit]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:09:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/CBP-generic-border-GettyImages-609971224.jpg
An advocacy group is suing the Department of Homeland Security to release details about every time United States border officers have searched travelers' electronic devices over the past five years, NBC...

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<![CDATA[Trump Appears to Take Credit for 2015 Ford Investment]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:56:47 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Ford-logo.jpg
Ford on Tuesday outlined new details for a planned $9-billion investment in the United States.The automaker's investment push was first announced in 2015, but President Donald Trump suggested on Twitter...

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<![CDATA[Petition: Melania Trump Must Move or Foot Security Bill]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:04:56 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/white+house+melania+donald+trump.jpg
A petition quickly amassing signatures online calls for members of the Senate to force First Lady Melania Trump to move into the White House or pay for the security required to protect her in New York City.

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<![CDATA[House Votes in Favor of Blocking Online Privacy Regulation]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:39:21 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/computer+generic2.JPG
The House of Representatives approved a measure on Tuesday that would keep the Federal Communications Commission from enforcing rules passed last year that would ban internet, cable and mobile providers...

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<![CDATA[Trump's Early Moves on Education Draw Concern, Praise]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:24:49 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_17081565411668-trump.jpg
The nomination of Betsy DeVos, a school choice advocate, as Education secretary, was a signal from President Donald Trump that he was going to shake up public education.On Monday, Trump moved to roll...

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<![CDATA[Sessions Threatens Federal Funding for Sanctuary Cities in WH Briefing]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:31:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/Screen+Shot+2017-03-27+at+2.25.24+PM.png
 Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a warning to sanctuary cities in a Monday White House briefing, threatening to pull federal funding for states and cities that do not follow federal code on illegal...]]>
<![CDATA[Nunes Met Source for Trump Monitoring Claim at WH Grounds]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:07:23 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/656523922-devin-nunes-trump-intelligence.jpg
The day before Rep. Devin Nunes claimed Trump Tower may have been caught up in United States surveillance efforts during the transition period, the House Intelligence Committee chairman was on White House...

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<![CDATA[Trump's Son-in-Law to Lead New Office for Federal Overhaul]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:30:48 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_17023542554197.jpg
President Donald Trump plans to debut a new office Monday to streamline and overhaul the federal government, and he intends to name his son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner as its head, the White...

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<![CDATA[DC's 'A Lot More Broken' Than Trump Thought: Mulvaney]]> Sun, 26 Mar 2017 08:54:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/MickMulvaney.jpg
The unpopular health care proposal supported by President Trump and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan could not get enough Republican votes to pass through the House this week, but Mick Mulvaney, the director...

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<![CDATA[Sen. Lindsey Graham Fights Back at Rowdy Town Hall]]> Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:00:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/lindsey-graham-rowdy-townhall.jpg
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham defended his conservative values and voting record at a raucous town hall on Saturday, hitting back at what he described as the "double standard" among his more liberal-minded...

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<![CDATA[Dems Take Aim at Trump Transparency With 'MAR-A-LAGO' Act]]> Sat, 25 Mar 2017 11:26:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_16327026097462-mar-a-lago.jpg
Democrats want to give President Donald Trump a transparency check in the form of a new bill with a mouthful of a name — and an acronym that takes an unsubtle dig at the president, NBC News reported.

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