<![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, 30 May 2015 01:43:55 -0700 Sat, 30 May 2015 01:43:55 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Hillary Clinton Visits NH Brewery]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 15:21:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/228*120/Hillary+Clinton+smuttynose+2.jpg
Republicans in Congress and GOP presidential hopefuls are threatening tens of thousands of small business jobs by seeking to cut a little-known government agency that guarantees loans to help U.S.

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<![CDATA[Jim Kenney Wins Philly Mayoral Bid]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 21:15:24 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/AP142050022358.jpg
Jim Kenney is one step closer to becoming Mayor of Philadelphia after winning the Democratic Party's nomination in Tuesday's primary. The 57-year-old former at-large city councilman was declared the winner...

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<![CDATA[Should College Be Free? Bernie Sanders Says So]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 16:35:57 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/471658670.jpg
Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announced a proposal Tuesday that would make undergraduate tuition at four-year public colleges and universities free to students. The idea would be largely funded through...]]>
<![CDATA[It's Ryu vs. Ramsay in City Council District 4 Runoff]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 13:36:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tally1.jpg
Part of Hollywood will go to the polls Tuesday to elect its next Los Angeles City Council representative, leaving the city's governing body more diverse no matter who wins.

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<![CDATA["Hello, Twitter!" President Obama Gets His Own Account]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 09:43:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/obama-blackberry-459365998.jpg
President Barack Obama has joined the Twitterverse. With his second term more than halfway through, the president sent an inaugural tweet from a new @POTUS Twitter account on Monday.

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<![CDATA[NewsConference: Debating Raising LA’s Minimum Wage]]> Sun, 17 May 2015 08:18:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NC_SEG_2_MINIMUM_WAGE_051715_1200x675_446467651513.jpg
This Tuesday, Los Angeles City Council is expected to ask City Attorney Mike Feuer to draft an ordinance that would raise the minimum wage from $9 to $15 within the next five years.]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference EXTRA: Increasing LA's Minimum Wage]]> Sun, 17 May 2015 08:10:53 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/TLA_NCXTRA_MINIMUM_WAGE_051715_1200x675_446466115715.jpg
The City of Los Angeles is one step closer to increasing the minimum wage. On Tuesday, City Council is expected to ask the City Attorney to draft an ordinance that would do just that.]]>
<![CDATA["SNL" Heralds the Summer of Hillary Clinton]]> Sun, 17 May 2015 03:37:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Hillary-Clinton-SNL-Louis-CK-16-May-2015-2.jpg
Nevermind the nice weather: Hillary Clinton was in campaign mode on "Saturday Night Live," and she is taking to sandy beaches and picnic tables across America to earn her place in the White House.

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<![CDATA[CA Governor, Other Top Officials Get 3 Percent Raise]]> Mon, 11 May 2015 13:51:11 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tlmd_jerry_brown2.jpg
A panel of appointed citizens has approved 3 percent raises for California Gov. Jerry Brown, top statewide elected officials and state lawmakers.

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<![CDATA[GROSS: Rand Paul Staffer Licks Super PAC's Camera]]> Mon, 11 May 2015 16:47:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP759153459907.jpg
A New Hampshire staffer for Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul's campaign licked the camera of a liberal tracking group trying to videotape the candidate on Monday.

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<![CDATA["SNL" Skewers GOP Presidential Candidates]]> Mon, 11 May 2015 04:33:42 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/Ted-Cruz-Bobby-Moynihan-SNL-9-May-2015.jpg
"Saturday Night Live" skewered Republicans running for the presidential nomination in a skit featuring the Southern Republican Leadership Conference — but Hillary Clinton didn't exactly escape unscathed.

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<![CDATA[Ex-Christie Aides Plead Not Guilty]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 15:56:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/kelly-Baroni.jpg
Two former political allies of Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie entered not guilty pleas Monday after they were charged for their alleged involvement in politically motivated lane closures of the George...]]>
<![CDATA[Sen. Sanders Announces White House Bid]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:21:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/sanders-announce.jpg
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders discusses his plans to run for the White House in 2016.]]>
<![CDATA[Sen. Marco Rubio Speaks in Downtown LA ]]> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:02:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/176*120/469613970_594_screen.jpg
Presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio delivered a speech and answered questions from Southern Californians at a nonpartisan town hall Tuesday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Obama Jokes at Correspondents' Dinner]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 02:09:02 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Obama-White-House-Correspondents-Dinner-1.jpg
President Obama poked fun at politicians, government officials and himself at this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner.

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<![CDATA[Terry Tornek Voted Pasadena's New Mayor]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 01:09:34 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/215*120/150421-pasadena-generic.JPG
Terry Tornek has been voted the city of Pasadena's first new mayor in nearly two decades.

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<![CDATA[Clinton Has Qualms on Trade Deal]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:16:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/l_apclintonburritox1200.jpg
Hillary Rodham Clinton expressed qualms Tuesday about the sweeping trade deal the Obama administration is negotiating with Pacific nations. Without weighing in for or against the agreement, Clinton told students...

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<![CDATA[2016 NH Primary Candidate Tracker]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 13:10:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/candidate-tracker-NH.jpg
Keep tabs on which potential 2016 presidential candidates have been to the Granite State, how many times they've visited, and where they've been.
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<![CDATA[Former RI Gov. Lincoln Chafee Exploring Presidential Bid]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 07:59:55 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/183*120/72123949.jpg
Lincoln Chafee, the former governor and U.S. senator from Rhode Island, announced Thursday that he has formed an exploratory committee to consider a run as the Democratic nominee for president in 2016.

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