<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Bay Area Political News, Bay Area Politics]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usThu, 05 May 2016 14:58:31 -0700Thu, 05 May 2016 14:58:31 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Trump Tweets Taco Bowl]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 13:05:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TRUMP_AP_16125071253980.jpg
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump celebrated Cinco de Mayo with a huge taco bowl in New York City.Trump posted a photo of himself posing with the dish in his office at Trump Tower...

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<![CDATA[Trump Reverses Stances on Taxes, Minimum Wage]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 14:11:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-527324320-trump.jpg
Donald Trump has already indicated he may abandon his positions on two major policy issues: a minimum wage increase and tax cuts for the rich, NBC News reported.Trump told CNBC on Thursday he backed away from...

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<![CDATA[Bush Presidents Won't Be Endorsing Trump]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 10:40:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/167503236.jpg
Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush will refrain from endorsing or commenting on Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.The senior Bush has enthusiastically endorsed...

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<![CDATA[Voters Could Pick London's First Muslim Mayor]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 09:41:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sadiq-khan.jpg
London could make history as the first major Western city to elect a Muslim mayor, with Labour Party candidate Sadiq Khan on top of opinion polls, according to NBC News.Khan, the son of a bus driver from...

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<![CDATA[Clinton Defends Against Sanders & Trump ]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 03:45:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CLINTON_AP_367442082209.jpg
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will now be defending her campaign from two flanks as Bernie Sanders' campaign continues and the sudden departure of Donald Trump's rivals have made him...

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<![CDATA[Kasich, Cruz Out: Will California Voters Follow the Leader? ]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 23:27:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N6P+TRUMP+IMPACT+ON+CA+PKG+-+00003307.jpg
After John Kasich suspended his campaign Wednesday and Ted Cruz bowing out the night before, Donald Trump officially became the last man standing in the battle for the Republican presidential nomination.

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<![CDATA[What Trump Should Consider in a Running Mate]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 15:25:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TRUMP_AP_16125071253980.jpg
Donald Trump says he will go by the playbook when choosing a running mate, which is an unconventional move that’s unexpected for him, NBC News reports. There is a range of criteria — and names — that...

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<![CDATA[Clinton Hosting Low Dollar Fundraiser in SF]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 16:31:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-526926306.jpg
Hillary Clinton is headed back to the Bay Area on Friday evening for a low dollar fundraising event.

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<![CDATA[Clinton May Need to be Deposed: Judge]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 14:06:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ClintonAbedin-AP_11061119061.jpg
A federal judge said it "may be necessary" to depose Hillary Clinton about her personal e-mail server, in a freedom-of-information lawsuit over the employment of aide Huma Abedin, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[RedState Calls on Confirmation of Garland to SCOTUS]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 11:28:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/garland-GettyImages-515910394.jpg
A conservative website is calling on Republicans to confirm President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nomination Merrick Garland, NBC News reports."Republicans must know that there is absolutely no chance that we...

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<![CDATA[Sen. Warren Blasts Trump on Twitter]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 14:57:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Trump-Warren.jpg
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren blasted Republican front-runner Donald Trump after his victory Tuesday in Indiana, saying the billionaire businessman has more support from the KKK than the GOP."There's more...

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<![CDATA[Sanders Is Now a 3rd Wheel, Despite Indiana Win]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 04:10:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SANDERS_AP_16125039010921.jpg
Bernie Sanders' upset victory Tuesday in the Indiana primary shows Democrats are not quite ready to name Hillary Clinton the nominee.Every time the race seems headed to the finish, voters decide to extend it...

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<![CDATA[It's Trump's GOP After Cruz Drops Out]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 03:40:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TRUMP_AP_16125071253980.jpg
Donald Trump became the likely GOP nominee on Tuesday as top rival Senator Ted Cruz withdrew from the race, an outcome that was unthinkable to many just a few months ago. "We are going to win again and we...

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<![CDATA[Cruz Suspends Campaign: 'Voters Chose Another Path']]> Tue, 03 May 2016 18:41:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-527830664-CRUZ.jpg
Sen. Ted Cruz, who despite an early victory in the Iowa caucus struggled to stop Donald Trump from cutting into his support from evangelical Christian voters, has dropped out of the race for the Republican...

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<![CDATA[Sanders Attacks Clinton on Free Trade Stance]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 18:29:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-526926306.jpg
Bernie Sanders says Hillary Clinton has supported free trade without fail. Is that true? Sam Brock investigates.

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<![CDATA[From Cruz Conspiracies to Cheering Muslims: Trump's Wild Claims ]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 13:59:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/trumpImages-527466972.jpg
In the latest in a string of incendiary comments, Donald Trump accused Ted Cruz’s father on Tuesday of links to President John F. Kennedy’s killer shortly before the president’s assassination.

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<![CDATA[Ex-49er Dana Stubblfield's Former Morgan Hill Home Sold at $110,000 Loss]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 12:00:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N6A+655+DANA+STUBBLEFIELD+ARREST+VO+-+00010614.jpg
The Morgan Hill home of former 49er defensive tackle Dana Stubblefield is at the center of a criminal case where prosecutors allege he raped a babysitting job candidate.

Rather, it’s his former home.

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<![CDATA[As Indiana Heads to Polls, Candidates Scramble for Votes]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 07:38:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_lv50tweb_1920x1080.jpg
Voters in Indiana headed to the polls early on May 3, 2016, in a primary that's been called a must-win for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) if he wants to defeat front-runner Donald Trump for the GOP nomination.]]>
<![CDATA[Highlights From the 2016 Campaign Trail]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 17:40:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/2016-AP_16125796454108.jpg
The 2016 presidential race has been contentious and full of surprises, with candidates fighting to the finish in superdelegate states. Check out scenes from the campaign trail and keep track of the candidates as...

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<![CDATA[Sanders Within Striking Distance of Clinton for Ind. Primary]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 08:50:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sanders-clinton-split.jpg
In Indiana, where the latest poll shows Sen. Bernie Sanders within striking distance of Hillary Clinton in the primary on Tuesday, Kristen Callihan will not even contemplate a general election without the...

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<![CDATA[California Delegates Snubbed?]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 20:13:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0502-2016-GOPConvention.jpg
When the Republican convention gets underway in Cleveland, California's delegation will be put up 60 miles away in Sandusky. Mark Matthews reports.

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<![CDATA[Cruz and Fiorina Team Up in Last-Ditch Nomination Bid]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 19:14:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ted-cruz1.jpg
NBC Bay Area political analyst Larry Gerston explores the challenges and opportunities for the would-be Republican duo.

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<![CDATA['Trump Fence' Becomes Magnet For Selfies]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 13:10:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/WEB+TRUMP+JUMP_19182201+%281%29.gif
Who knew that a dull grey concrete barrier along U.S. 101 in Burlingame, California near the San Francisco International Airport would become a tourist attraction?

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<![CDATA[Ted Cruz Says Young Heckler Deserves a Spanking]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 10:34:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ted-cruz1.jpg
Ted Cruz responded to a young heckler who yelled out "you suck" during a campaign event in Indiana by telling the child that such an outburst would land him a spanking in the Cruz household.

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<![CDATA[Trump in Indiana Says China Is 'Raping' America]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 03:57:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TRUMP_AP_16122772500150.jpg
Speaking about trade policy at a rally in Indiana, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took his rhetoric about China to a new level Sunday. "We can't continue to allow China to rape our country,"...

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<![CDATA[Sanders Insists He Can Still Win the Dem. Nomination]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 19:32:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/526912210-bernie-sanders-contested-convention.jpg
Facing a large delegate deficit, tough odds and just 10 remaining state contests, Senator Bernie Sanders made it clear Sunday that he intends to fight on to become the Democratic presidential nominee, NBC...

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<![CDATA[A Look at Clinton's Promise of a Cabinet Full of Women]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 14:42:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_16122673573195-hillary-clinton-campaign-trail.jpg
Hillary Clinton last week pledged that, if elected, she would appoint a presidential cabinet in which at least half of the members are women, a move that would profoundly shift the look of the people who govern...

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<![CDATA[Democrat Delegate Selection Heats up in Bay Area ]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 22:30:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N6P+DEMOCRATIC+DELEGATE+CAUCUS+SOTVO+-+00002519.jpg
While the focus has been on California's Republican Convention this weekend, Democratic supporters have been hard at work selecting delegates to send to their national convention in Philadelphia.]]>
<![CDATA[Scattered May Day Protests Shine Light on Social Injustice]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 22:21:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N430P+SJ+MAYDAY+PROTESTS+VO+-+00003627.jpg
Thousands attended the scattered May Day marches Sunday in Oakland, San Jose and San Francisco, blasting through microphones and chants their frustration with low wages, the upcoming presidential election...

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<![CDATA[Trump Leads Cruz in Crucial Indiana Primary: Poll]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 07:17:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_161110678355521.jpg
Donald Trump holds a 15-point lead over Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the potentially decisive May 3 presidential primary race in Indiana, according to results from a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist...

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<![CDATA[Obama Roasts GOP Candidates at WH Correspondents' Dinner]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 10:27:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/WhiteHouse-GettyImages-526666530.jpg
President Barack Obama pulled out the punches during the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, D.C., Saturday, taking jabs at the candidates vying for the Republican nomination.

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<![CDATA[Cruz Defends Position on 'Bathroom Bills' ]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 08:03:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CruzMTP-Screen-Shot-2016-04-30-at-7.53.59-PM.jpg
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is standing his ground in his belief that allowing transgender people to use the bathroom of their choice opens the door for people "who are predators," dismissing criticism from reality...

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<![CDATA[Sanders, Clinton Open Campaign Headquarters in East Bay]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 08:16:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sanders+hillary.jpg
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders are gearing up for what is sure to be a tough California primary, with both presidential hopefuls setting up California headquarters in the...

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<![CDATA[White House Correspondents' Dinner 2016]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 18:13:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/WhiteHouseDinner-GettyImages-526658212.jpg
President Barack Obama hosts the 102nd White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, also known as the "Nerd Prom." The biggest names in politics and entertainment will come out to watch the event, also known...

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<![CDATA[No Fireworks, But Supporters Impressed With Cruz]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 08:42:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CruzFiorina-AP_16118762029424.jpg
Three days after former House Speaker John Boehner called fellow Republican and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh" during a talk at Stanford, Cruz arrived in the Bay Area to speak.

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<![CDATA[Kasich: Gay People 'Probably' Born That Way]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 06:41:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/John-Kasich-AP_16119805722401.jpg
Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Friday distanced himself from discriminatory laws passed recently by some states and said some people are "probably" born gay during a heated exchange with a man challenging the...

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<![CDATA[Trump Supporters Flock to Burlingame to See Their Leader]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 08:23:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/184*120/Screen+Shot+2016-04-29+at+12.01.42+PM.png
Donald Trump supporters of all age groups and from all parts of the Bay Area and beyond showed up at the California GOP Convention Friday in Burlingame to catch a glimpse of who they are calling the "next...

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<![CDATA[Bay Area’s Polarizing Reaction to Trump]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 08:26:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Trump-GettyImages-503927392.jpg
While Friday’s political protests outside the California Republican Convention in Burlingame may seem fresh, they are not much different from those of the past. The only real difference is the man in the middle:...

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