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NewsConference EXTRA: Will Kamala Harris Run for VP?

Now that junior California senator Kamala Harris—is out of the race for president is she now running for VP? NBC’s Chuck Todd and NBC4’s Conan Nolan discuss that. Plus, the risk being taken by Democrats in impeaching President Trump.

  • Dec 1

    ‘I Know Joe’s Heart’: Why Black Voters Are Backing Joe Biden

    After Kamala Harris challenged Joe Biden’s past opposition to school busing in a nationally televised Democratic presidential debate, the former vice president who prides himself on strong relationships in the black community was in an unfamiliar place, playing defense on race. But Bebe Coker had a message for the man she’s known for decades: don’t back down. The 81-year-old education

  • Dec 1

    NewsConference: Eliminating Diesel Trucks at LA Port

    There is an effort to clean up the air at the port. NBC4’s Conan Nolan talks with Marc Carrell, President and CEO of the air-quality advocacy group “Breathe California on their effort to eliminate diesel trucks.

  • Dec 1

    NewsConference: Trade War Impacts Economy

    It’s the busiest port complex in America and the lynch-pin of container trade between China and the United States. Los Angeles Long Beach port complex is the engine of the Southern California economy and is in the middle of a trade war between China and the United States. NBC4’s Conan Nolan talks with Gene Seroka, the executive director of the

  • Dec 1

    NewsConference: LA DA Lacey Running for Re-Election

    Jackie Lacey is the 42nd district attorney for the county of Los Angeles. She acts as the chief law enforcement officer for the nation’s most populous county with 10 million residents. And is now seeking re-election. NBC4’s Conan Nolan asks her why she is seeking a third term?

  • Dec 1

    The New ‘Three Amigos’ Riding Into Trump Impeachment Inquiry

    The “three amigos” used to stand for one thing in Washington — the pack of globe-trotting senators led by John McCain who brought American idealism to the world’s trouble spots. Now it refers to another trio, the Trump envoys who pushed Ukraine to pursue investigations of Democrats and former Vice President Joe Biden. The shift represents more than the appropriation

  • Dec 1

    NC EXTRA: Partisan Impeachment Vote

    A new survey by the Los Angeles Times indicates a large majority of voters in Los Angeles County say law enforcement has to get in the game when it comes with the homeless crisis, in order to deal with a mounting health crisis due to unsanitary conditions at homeless encampments, and the amount of drug abuse and gang activity with-in

  • Dec 1

    White House Says It Won’t Participate in Impeachment Hearing

    The House impeachment inquiry enters a pivotal stage this week, with investigators planning a vote Tuesday to approve their report making the case for President Donald Trump’s removal from office as he decides whether to mount a defense before a likely Senate trial. A draft report will be available for members of the House Intelligence Committee to view in a

  • Dec 5

    Roberts Seems to Hold Key to Case Over New York City Gun Law

    Chief Justice John Roberts appeared Monday to be the key vote in whether the Supreme Court considers expanding gun rights or sidesteps its first case on the issue in nearly 10 years. The court’s dismissal of the case would be a disappointment to gun-rights advocates and a huge relief to gun-control groups. Both sides thought a conservative Supreme Court majority

  • Dec 1

    Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Rally Cut Short by Police Tear Gas

    Thousands of people took to Hong Kong’s streets Sunday in a new wave of pro-democracy protests, but police fired tear gas after some demonstrators hurled bricks and smoke bombs, breaking a rare pause in violence that has persisted during the six-month-long movement. In the largest of three rallies, a key thoroughfare along the waterfront on the Kowloon side of Victoria

  • Dec 1

    Freed Taliban Prisoner Recounts SEAL Rescue Attempts

    An Australian teacher held captive with an American colleague by the Taliban for more than three years believes U.S. special forces tried and failed six times to free them. Timothy Weeks was released last month in a prisoner swap along with Kevin King, ending an ordeal that began with their abduction in 2016 outside the American University in Kabul, where

  • Dec 1

    House Intelligence Committee to Vote on Impeachment Report

    The House Intelligence Committee will vote Tuesday on Chairman Adam Schiff’s impeachment report, which will make a case for the congressional removal of President Donald Trump, NBC News reports. The vote, likely to break along party lines, is a formality allowing the Democrat-controlled body to pass the impeachment inquiry on to the Judiciary Committee, which is scheduled to begin its

  • Dec 1

    Biden Launches Iowa Trip With Focus on Trump, Rural America

    Joe Biden launched an eight-day bus tour of Iowa on Saturday projecting confidence, ignoring his many Democratic presidential competitors and pledging that he will unseat President Donald Trump in 2020. The former vice president pledged first to win the Feb. 3 Iowa caucuses, despite recent polls suggesting his standing there has slipped in recent months. “I promise you, I promise

  • Dec 1

    Fact Check: Trump’s Ukraine Defense Collides With Facts

    President Donald Trump’s defense of his actions with Ukraine collides with the known facts and the testimony of witnesses on multiple fronts as the impeachment inquiry moves into a new phase this coming week. In recent days, Trump has cried foul in ways angry and profane as Democrats set the stage for House Judiciary Committee hearings likely to produce articles

  • Dec 1

    Impeachment’s Influence Hazy as Issue in Congressional Races

    Republicans aim to use the House drive toward impeaching President Donald Trump to whittle down Democrats’ majority by dislodging vulnerable incumbents from swing districts loaded with moderate voters. It could work, especially in Democratic-held districts Trump carried in 2016 with throngs of independent voters who polls shows are closely divided over his removal. Or it could flop, in an era

  • Nov 30

    Science Warnings, US Exit Add Urgency to UN Climate Talks

    Mass protests, a last-minute venue change and talk of climate tipping points are adding some unplanned drama to this year’s international talks on tackling global warming. Delegates from almost 200 countries had hoped to put the finishing touches to the rules governing the 2015 Paris accord, ironing out a few wrinkles left over from last year’s conference in Katowice, Poland,

  • Nov 30

    Belated Bill to Help Solve Indigenous Cold Cases Gains Steam

    A bill originally meant to help law enforcement investigate cold cases of murdered and missing indigenous women that has floundered in Congress for two years may have the missing ingredients to become law — money and muscle. The money comes from an appropriations subcommittee chaired by Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who told The Associated Press that for the first

  • Nov 30

    Party Like a Spy: Spookstock Is Intel World’s Hush-Hush Bash

    Sometime earlier this year, one of the most elite social events in Washington took place, but without any fanfare or news coverage.

  • Nov 28

    AF1 Replica, Mar-a-Lago Escape: How the White House Carried Out Trump’s Secret Afghan Trip

    President Donald Trump paid a surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan, where he announced the U.S. and Taliban have been engaged in ongoing peace talks and said he believes the Taliban want a cease-fire. On his first trip to the site of America’s longest war, Trump arrived at Bagram Air Field shortly after 8:30 p.m. local time Thursday and spent 3½

  • Nov 28

    DOJ Inspector General Draft Report Says FBI Didn’t Spy on Trump Campaign

    A draft copy of a report compiled by the Department of Justice inspector general concludes that the FBI didn’t spy on President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, a person familiar with the document confirmed to NBC News. The information from the inspector general, Michael Horowitz, is expected to be included in the final report that’s due on Dec. 9, according to

  • Nov 28

    Fired Navy Leader Highly Critical of Trump in SEAL Case

    Richard Spencer, who was fired at Navy secretary for his handling of a SEAL war crimes case championed by President Donald Trump, wrote Wednesday that the commander in chief “has very little understanding” of how the American military works. The extraordinary accusation came in an opinion piece published on The Washington Post’s website Wednesday evening, three days after he was

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