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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.

  • Nov 25

    Esper Says Trump Ordered Him to Stop SEAL Review Board

    Defense Secretary Mark Esper declared Monday that President Donald Trump ordered him to stop a disciplinary review of a Navy SEAL accused of battlefield misconduct, an intervention that raised questions about America’s commitment to international standards for battlefield ethics. Esper’s comments are the latest twist in the case of Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher, which led to a conflict between

  • Nov 25

    What’s Ahead in Impeachment: Judiciary Committee Up Next?

    After two weeks of public hearings, Democrats could soon turn the impeachment process over to the House Judiciary Committee. They’re moving “expeditiously” ahead as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has instructed. At some point in the coming weeks, the House intelligence panel will submit a report to the Judiciary panel, and then Democrats will consider drafting articles of impeachment on President

  • Nov 25

    Pro-Democracy Camp Wins Landslide in Hong Kong Vote

    Hong Kong’s pro-democracy opposition won a stunning landslide victory in weekend local elections in a clear rebuke to city leader Carrie Lam over her handling of violent protests that have divided the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Wu Chi-wai, leader of the city’s biggest pro-democracy party, said Monday that the bloc swept nearly 90% of 452 district council seats, which will help

  • Nov 24

    An Emerging Priority for Powell Fed: The Plight of the Poor

    Testifying to Congress this month, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell sent a message seldom heard from his predecessors: That the Fed should consider the struggles of the lowest-income Americans in setting its interest-rate policies. “We want to remind ourselves,” Powell said, “that prosperity isn’t experienced in all communities. Low- and moderate-income communities in many cases are just starting to feel

  • Nov 24

    UK’s Boris Johnson Has One Thing on His Mind: Brexit Now

    The formal launch of the Conservative Party’s election pledges Sunday centered around the key plank of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s campaign: making Brexit happen. Speaking to a friendly crowd, Johnson trashed his opponents — most notably the Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, his prime rival — and claimed that his Conservatives are the sole party in next month’s election that

  • Nov 24

    Pentagon Chief Fires Navy Secretary Over SEAL Controversy

    Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday fired the Navy’s top official, ending a stunning clash between President Donald Trump and top military leadership over the fate of a SEAL accused of war crimes in Iraq. Esper said he had lost confidence in Navy Secretary Richard Spencer and alleged that Spencer proposed a deal with the White House behind his back

  • Nov 24

    Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg Officially Enters 2020 Presidential Race

    Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the world’s richest men, has formally launched a Democratic bid for president.

  • Nov 24

    Pope in Hiroshima: Use and Possession of Atom Bomb ‘Immoral’

    Pope Francis traveled to Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Sunday to demand that world powers renounce their nuclear arsenals, declaring the use and possession of atomic bombs an “immoral” crime and a dangerous waste. Standing before survivors of the 1945 U.S. atomic bombings, Francis denounced the steady erosion of arms control agreements and rejected the Cold War-era doctrine of deterrence that

  • Nov 24

    She Can’t Vote, But 2020 Democrats Want Her Support Anyway

    One of the most sought-after presidential endorsements in a key early voting state is from a woman who cannot vote. As Democrats jockey for support in Nevada, a meeting with Astrid Silva, a 31-year-old immigrant rights activist who has become a public face of the “Dreamers,” is a can’t-miss early stop. Silva has had dinner with Kamala Harris, policy roundtables

  • Nov 23

    Pro-Democracy Candidates Advance in Key Hong Kong Elections

    Pro-democracy candidates won nearly half of the seats in Hong Kong’s local elections, according to partial returns Monday, as voters sent a clear signal of support for the anti-government protests that rocked the Chinese territory for more than five months. A record 71% of the city’s 4.1 million registered voters cast ballots Sunday, well exceeding the 47% turnout in the

  • Nov 23

    After Chills and Fever, Ginsburg Released From Hospital

    The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been released from a Baltimore hospital where she had been treated for a possible infection. The 86-year-old Ginsburg has returned to her home in Washington, D.C., and is “doing well,” court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said Sunday. Ginsburg spent two nights at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. She was taken there Friday

  • Nov 23

    Top Lawmakers Reach Agreement on Spending as Deadline Nears

    Negotiations on a package of spending bills to fund the federal government have produced a key breakthrough, though considerably more work is needed to wrap up the long-delayed measures. Top lawmakers of the House and Senate Appropriations committees on Saturday confirmed agreement on allocations for each of the 12 spending bills, a step that allows negotiations on the $1.4 trillion

  • Nov 23

    Fact Check: Trump and His So-They-Say Accusations

    President Donald Trump has a sophisticated machine at his disposal for gathering and analyzing information: the U.S. government. But many of his inflammatory statements come from another place, an ethereal world where his sources are never identified: “They say. … Well, that’s what the word is. … That’s the way it was explained.” Over the past week of impeachment hearings,

  • Nov 23

    Tougher US Asylum Policy Follows in Europe’s Footsteps

    Nkeze wasn’t home when Cameroonian militants came knocking, probably to deliver their signature ultimatum to join their separatist movement or have his writing arm cut off. The 24-year-old economics student escaped to Douala, the country’s largest city, only to learn that the government wanted to arrest him for participating in a university protest. He then flew to Ecuador and traveled

  • Nov 23

    Navy Secretary Considers Resigning Over Trump’s Meddling in SEAL Case

    Military leaders hoping to keep the Secretary of the Navy from quitting lobbied President Donald Trump aboard Air Force One to stop intervening in the case of a Navy SEAL accused of murder, five current and one former military and defense officials told NBC News. On Thursday Trump waded once again into the case of Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher,

  • Nov 23

    Bloomberg Vows to Refuse Donations, Presidential Salary

    Michael Bloomberg will not accept political donations if he runs for president and he will not take a salary if he wins, according to senior aides who offered new details on Saturday about the New York billionaire’s plans to navigate his wealth as he marches toward a formal 2020 announcement. “He has never taken a political contribution in his life.

  • Nov 23

    ‘A Serious-Minded Kid:’ Pete Buttigieg Aimed High Early

    Would Peter Buttigieg — the smartest kid in class, language whiz and devotee of John F. Kennedy — use his unusual last name in his eventual run for president of the United States? Or would he have a better shot of winning the voters of the future if he went by Montgomery, his middle name?

  • Nov 23

    5 States Resisting Creation of Panels to Promote the Census

    With billions in federal aid and seats in Congress at stake, some states are dragging their feet in carrying out one of the Census Bureau’s chief recommendations for making sure everyone is counted during the 2020 census. Five states — Florida, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Texas — have not set up “complete count committees” that would create public awareness

  • Nov 23

    Pence Makes Surprise Iraq Trip to Greet Troops, Reassure Kurds

    Vice President Mike Pence sought to reassure the United States’ Kurdish allies in an unannounced trip to Iraq on Saturday, the highest-level American trip since President Donald Trump ordered a pullback of U.S. forces in Syria two months ago. Flying in a C-17 military cargo jet to preserve the secrecy of the visit, Pence landed in Irbil to meet with

  • Nov 23

    Giuliani Associate Willing to Testify Nunes Met Ex-Ukrainian Official

    The attorney for an indicted associate of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer says his client is willing to tell Congress that Rep. Devin Nunes, R-California, met with Ukraine’s former top prosecutor about investigating the activities of Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, NBC News reports. An impeachment inquiry is being conducted over allegations Trump held up aid to Ukraine

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