<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Bay Area Political News, Bay Area Politics]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:25:37 -0700 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:25:37 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[2016 Hopefuls on Gay Marriage Ruling]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:36:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-478464492_PRide.jpg
The presidential candidates’ reactions to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in favor of same-sex marriage broke down predictably along party lines — with Democrats tweeting about love and Republicans criticizing...

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<![CDATA[Supreme Court Same Sex Marriage Ruling Could Impact California Law]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 23:38:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/supreme-court-generic-new.jpg
The Supreme Court is set to rule any day now on same sex marriage. How will that decision affect California law? Sam Brock investigates.

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<![CDATA[Raisin Program Unconstitutional: Supreme Court]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 13:06:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP060410025294raisins62215.jpg
The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the government can't force raisin farmers to give up part of their annual crop for less than it's worth, a victory for conservative groups that hailed the decision as a win...

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<![CDATA[ Maine Sen. Angus King Diagnosed With Cancer ]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:15:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AngusKing1.jpg
Sen. Angus King of Maine said Monday he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will undergo surgery on Friday. The 71-year-old independent said the cancer was discovered early, during a routine annual...

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<![CDATA[Clinton and Sanders Top Candidates on Facebook]]> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 17:00:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Hilary-GettyImages-477234226.jpg
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders lead the pack of presidential candidates in early primary and caucus states — at least in terms of Facebook likes and interactions. Discussion on the social network in...]]>
<![CDATA[Marc Maron Interviews Obama]]> Sat, 20 Jun 2015 07:14:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/presobamamarcmarongetty123456-horz.jpg
President Barack Obama visited with comedian Marc Maron in the garage of his Highland Park home Friday at the end of a two-day visit to Southern California. The host of "WTF With Marc Maron" announced in...

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<![CDATA[Newt Gingrich Takes on New Job: Tech Reviewer]]> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 08:38:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/gingrich14.jpg
After jokes about reviewing technology for Mashable arose on Twitter, it soon became a reality for Newt Gingrich who just wrote his first review on the Apple Watch.

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<![CDATA[Study: Legal Medical Pot Doesn’t Boost Teen Use]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:26:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/732453081.jpg
Some opponents argue against legalized pot, citing the risk of greater use among teenagers. But is that outcome really likely? Sam Brock investigates.

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<![CDATA[Comedy Podcast: President Obama to Visit Marc Maron]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:21:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/presobamamarcmarongetty123456-horz.jpg
The president's LA trip will include a sit-down with the Highland Park-based comedian.

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<![CDATA[Obama, Clinton Set to Visit Bay Area ]]> Mon, 15 Jun 2015 09:09:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/248*120/tlmd_obama_clinton.jpg
The nation’s two most prominent democrats will be in the Bay Area this week. Both Hillary Clinton and President Obama will come searching for some campaign cash.]]>
<![CDATA[State Legislators to Send Budget to Governor Brown]]> Sun, 14 Jun 2015 17:29:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000011848295_1200x675_464382531987.jpg
California State legislators on Monday will send Gov Jerry Brown a budget that appears balanced. That’s because of a $8 billion surplus over this past fiscal year - Is this a reason for celebration? Perhaps...]]>
<![CDATA[Late-Night Transportation Service for Senators Ends]]> Mon, 08 Jun 2015 19:08:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TLMD-kevin-de-leon-california.jpg
Late last week State Senate President Pro-Tem Kevin de Leon ended a service to provide late-night transportation for senators who needed a ride home. A simple policy change? Maybe not.

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<![CDATA[California Legislators to Consider Vaccination, Assisted Suicide Bills]]> Mon, 08 Jun 2015 13:48:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000011758104_1200x675_459780163820.jpg
Two major changes in state law are very close to getting through the state legislature. After that, all that remains will be the governor’s signature. One proposal centers on keeping government out of our lives,...]]>
<![CDATA[Tensions Running High in Runoff Election Race]]> Sat, 06 Jun 2015 11:45:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N6P+SAN+JOSE+VIETNAMESE+CANDIDATE+PKG+-+00004020.jpg
A special runoff election for a San Jose City Council seat is filled with tension and finger-pointing in two languages: English and Vietnamese.]]>
<![CDATA[Jeb Bush Announcement Coming]]> Thu, 04 Jun 2015 16:07:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tmld-jeb-bush-rostro.jpg
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush tweeted early Thursday that he will make an announcement concerning a presidential run on June 15. The link Bush tweeted redirects to a splash page paid for by Jeb 2016 Inc.]]>
<![CDATA[Examining Former San Jose Mayor Reportedly "Pinching the State"]]> Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:50:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/chuck.reed.pension.jpg
Former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed was known as a "penny pincher" -- and he was proud of it. But now, Reed is "pinching the state" for $100,000. Larry Gerston reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Ro Khanna Launches Campaign Against Mike Honda]]> Sun, 31 May 2015 15:35:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1004-2014-RoKhanna.jpg
Ro Khanna launched another campaign to challenge fellow Democrat, congressman Mike Honda.

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<![CDATA[Lincoln Chafee to Join 2016 Fray]]> Sat, 30 May 2015 02:22:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/183*120/72123949.jpg
Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee is set to announce his campaign for president next week, NBC News reported. Chafee will announce his run for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination at the George...

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<![CDATA[Oakland Protest Permit Policy May be Constitutional]]> Fri, 29 May 2015 19:51:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/oakland_city_hall.jpg
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf implemented a new permit requirement for protesters marching in the streets at night. Is this a violation of the constitutional right to free speech and assembly? Sam Brock...

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<![CDATA[Gavin Newsom Fans Want City Hall Bust]]> Fri, 29 May 2015 05:34:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NEWSOM-INTERVIEW-RA---14073501.jpg
Fans of Gavin Newsom want a bust of him displayed at San Francisco City Hall.]]>
<![CDATA[Lawmakers Want to Study Effects of War on Veterans, Families]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 19:06:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0527-2015-soldiers.jpg
How bad are the effects of war on veterans and their families? That's what a group of bipartisan lawmakers in Washington are trying to figure out. They want research on how chemical weapons can have an impact on...

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<![CDATA[Field Poll: CA Voters Still Approve of Jerry Brown]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 18:05:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/presupuesto-california-gobernador-jerry-brown.jpg
Despite the drought, water cutbacks, and the recent recession, California voters are giving high marks to Governor Jerry Brown. The latest NBC Bay Area Field Poll finds his approval numbers are near a record...]]>
<![CDATA[Bay Area Legislator Wants to Increase Gas Taxes]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 20:22:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/gas+prices+rising.JPG
More than 4 million Californians hit the road this weekend. The highest number since 2005. Larry Gerston examines a proposal to increase gas taxes.

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