<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Politics]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.com en-us Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:28:24 -0700 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:28:24 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Bills Signed, Vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:01:19 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tlmd_jerry_brown_gobernador_california_mexico.jpg
California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat, under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday he had signed.

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<![CDATA[CA Plastic Bag Ban Approved]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:23:45 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/212*120/Plastic+Bag+Ban+Store+Counter+copy.jpg
Police say they’ve accused a 17-year-old boy of climbing an under-construction residential tower that, upon completion, will be one of the city's tallest buildings so he could take

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<![CDATA[Kamala Harris Says She's Not Interested in Eric Holder's Job]]> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:15:33 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/181*120/Kamala4.jpg
The FDNY is mourning the deaths of three retired firefighters who died on the same day from 9/11-related illnesses. Lt. Howard Bischoff and firefighters Robert Leaver and Daniel Heglund all died

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<![CDATA[Los Angeles County Supervisor Debate Part 1]]> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:26:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/web_county_supervisor_debate_1_1200x675_332559427575.jpg
Los Angeles County Supervisor candidates Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver met in a debate Sept 16 at UCLA. The 3rd District seat has been held by Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky since 1994.]]>
<![CDATA[Los Angeles County Supervisor Debate Part 2]]> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:26:49 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/web_county_supervisor_debate_2_1200x675_332883011834.jpg
Los Angeles County Supervisor candidates Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver met in a debate Sept 16 at UCLA. The 3rd District seat has been held by Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky since 1994.]]>
<![CDATA[Los Angeles County Supervisor Debate Part 3]]> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:26:49 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/web_county_supervisor_debate_3_1200x675_332882499900.jpg
Los Angeles County Supervisor candidates Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver met in a debate Sept 16 at UCLA. The 3rd District seat has been held by Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky since 1994.]]>
<![CDATA[Los Angeles County Supervisor Debate Part 4]]> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:26:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/web_county_supervisor_debate_4_1200x675_332882499938.jpg
Los Angeles County Supervisor candidates Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver met in a debate Sept 16 at UCLA. The 3rd District seat has been held by Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky since 1994.]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference EXTRA: American Cancer Society Worried Over Money Going to Politicians]]> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:50:34 -0700
Jim Knox with the American Cancer Society is the Vice-President of Government Relations, Cancer Action Network. He tells NBC4"s Conan Nolan there's a lot more the state can be doing in anti-smoking prevention.]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference: Gov. Brown Signs New Tax Credit for Film Industry.]]> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:50:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ncseg1bocanegragatto92114_1200x675_331448899792.jpg
Is the new bill signed by CA. Governor Jerry Brown this week to keep film jobs in the state enough to stop runaway procution? NBC4's Conan Nolan talks to two assemblymen behing this...]]>
<![CDATA[Kuehl, Shriver Debate]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:34:22 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/198*120/shriverkuehldebate1.JPG
A bear used a Sierra Madre homeowner's backyard pool Sunday afternoon to escape Southern California's triple-digit temperatures.]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference EXTRA: "Congress is Not Some Suitor to be Asked to the Dance"]]> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 13:00:29 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NCXTRASCHIFF20914_1200x675_328791107620.jpg
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) is a senior member on the House Intelligence Committee. He talks with NBC4's Conan Nolan about the tug of war between President Obama and Congress and the war against ISIS or...]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference EXTRA; Rep. Schiff "It's Going To Be a Long Tough Fight"]]> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:59:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NCXTRASCHIFF10914_1200x675_328765507645.jpg
Congressman Adam Schiff, a senior member on the House Intellingence Committee, tells NBC4's Conan Nolan that the American public has to understand that the US's involvement in Iraq and Syria is going to be...]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference EXTRA: Eli Broad, "We Should Have Done More"]]> Sun, 07 Sep 2014 07:49:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/TLANCXTRABROADSUN0907_1200x675_325903427958.jpg
Billionaire-businessman-philanthropist Eli Broad reacts to California losing Tesla battery factory to Nevada and the state of business in Los Angeles. Broad also talks with NBC4's Conan Nolan about...]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference: Unintended Consequences]]> Sun, 07 Sep 2014 07:48:48 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NCSEG2GONZALEZ09072_1200x675_325920323664.jpg
Point man on public policy and political affairs for the Los Angeles area Chamber of Commerce Ruben Gonzalez says hold on...the raise of minimum wage is not such a great idea and here's why.]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference: Eli Broad Endorses A Hike on the Minimum Wage]]> Sun, 07 Sep 2014 07:48:26 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NCSEG1BROAD0907_1200x675_325909059753.jpg
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti wants to hike minimum wage to $13.25. NBC4's Conan Nolan talks with billionaire-businessman-philonthropist Eli Broad on what it means for businesses and how will it help the local...]]>
<![CDATA[Push by LA Mayor to Raise Minimum Wage Argued on Both Sides]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 21:16:47 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/N6PPKGBROADMINIMUMWAGEforweb_1200x675_325900355756.jpg
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's push to increase minimum wage to $13.25 an hour is being met with support and opposition. Conan Nolan reports for NBC4 News at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept, 5, 2014.]]>
<![CDATA[Meet Chuck Todd of "Meet the Press"]]> Sat, 06 Sep 2014 06:22:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/090714_LSP_Chuck_Todd_1200x675_325741123764.jpg
David Gregory will leave NBC's "Meet the Press" in September and will be replaced by Chuck Todd, who is currently the NBC News political director and the host of "The Daily Rundown" on MSNBC.]]>
<![CDATA[Gov. Urged to Approve 4-Year Community College Degrees]]> Thu, 04 Sep 2014 20:00:38 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/education+stock+diversity+college+students+happy+graduation+graduate.jpg
An monocled cobra that attacked a dog in Thousand Oaks was captured Thursday after it was spotted by a mom driving to pick up her seventh grader from school.

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<![CDATA[McDonnells Guilty on Most Charges]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:16:31 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/mcdonnell-guilty-AP977255973421.jpg
The corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has him trying to prove that his wife's infatuation with the former CEO of a dietary supplements company is proof that the married couple didn't try to...

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<![CDATA[2016 Presidential Contenders Flock to NH]]> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 09:26:49 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/rand-paul.jpg
A third American aid worker who has contracted Ebola has been identified as Dr. Rick Sacra, 51, of Boston, according to officials with the aid group SIM USA. The news was announced at an 11 a.m. news conference

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<![CDATA[Mayor: Minimum Wage Bump Would "Restore Dignity"]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:47:20 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/211*120/garcetti+immigration+web.PNG
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<![CDATA[NewsConference EXTRA:Union Leader, The Culture of Unions is Failing]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 07:58:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/TLANCXTRAREGANSUN0831_1200x675_323494979809.jpg
Dave Regan is the President of Service Employees International Union United Healthcare Workers West. He talks with NBC4's Conan Nolan about the state of unionism...and it's not good.]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference: Unions in America Must Change]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 07:58:20 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NCSEG3REGAN0831_1200x675_323493955826.jpg
Union leader Dave Regan represents 150,000 healthcare workers. He is the president of Service Employees International Union United Healthcare Workers West He tells NBC4's Conan Nolan unions today are...]]>
<![CDATA[NewsConference: Getting paid for voting?]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 07:57:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NCSEG2LEVINSON83114_1200x675_323498051582.jpg
Low voter turnout rate is a real problem in municipal elections.. and it's getting worse. Jessica Levinson, the VP of the LA City Ethics Commission and a professor at the prestigious Loyola Law School talks with...]]>
<![CDATA[Perry in NH: Charges All Politics]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:03:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/edtAP259994489655.jpg
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is testing his presidential prospects in New Hampshire as he defiantly dismisses a recent indictment and tries to convince voters that he's an improved version of the 2012 candidate...

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<![CDATA[GOP Staffer in Chicken Suit Faces Charges After Clucking at NH Governor, Senator]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:25:01 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/zona+chicken+suit.jpg
A GOP state committee staff member has been charged with disorderly conduct after heckling New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Governor Maggie Hassan at this past Saturday's Old Home Day

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<![CDATA[NYC Council Speaker Tweets About HPV Diagnosis, Urges Annual Check-Ups]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:34:22 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/MarkViverito.jpg
In an interview published in the Guardian newspaper, Douglas appeared to blame his own battle with throat cancer on oral sex — although that interpretation was later disputed by one of his representatives.

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<![CDATA[Former Vt. U.S. Sen. Jeffords Dead at 80]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:57:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/James+Jeffords.jpg
The former U.S. senator from Vermont who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent has died. James Jeffords was 80. Diane Derby, a former aide,...

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