<![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 Sun, 02 Aug 2015 13:35:05 -0700 Sun, 02 Aug 2015 13:35:05 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Family to Pay Price for Trying to Sue Ammo Dealers]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:17:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0730-2015-Lawsuit.jpg
The family of an Aurora, Colorado shooting victim was ordered to pay $200,000 in court fees for the ammo dealers they tried to sue, a ruling that has sparked moral outrage. But how are the fees that high for...

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<![CDATA[Examining Uber's Link Between Technology and Politics]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:47:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/uber-file.jpg
Not a week goes by without Uber in the international headlines. San Francisco-based Uber now faces two court cases and potential state legislation. Larry Gerston reports.]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Lindsey Graham Destroy His Phone After Trump's Comments]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:37:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/graham+screen+shot.JPG
Lindsey Graham won't be receiving any unwanted phone calls for the time being. A day after Donald Trump implored a campaign crowd to call a phone number belonging to the GOP presidential candidate and South...

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<![CDATA[Part of Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's Sentence Vacated]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 06:53:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/rod+blagojevich+1+year.jpg
Five of the counts on which former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was convicted were overturned Tuesday. Because the remaining counts were left intact, Blagojevich remains in prison. "The convictions on Counts 5,]]>
<![CDATA[GOP Field Grows to 16 as Ohio Gov. Kasich Announces 2016 Run]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 09:33:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/kasich-GettyImages-471835132.jpg
Ohio's John Kasich, a blunt governor who embraces conservative ideals but disdains the political sport of bashing Hillary Rodham Clinton, became the 16th notable Republican to enter the 2016 presidential...

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<![CDATA[House Ethics Committee Reviews Congressman Mike Honda's 2014 Campaign]]> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 19:03:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1006-2014-MikeHonda.jpg
A South Bay congressman is under investigation by the House Ethics Committee. Members are looking at whether Mike Honda broke the rules during his 2014 campaign. Larry Gerston reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Brown Talks Papal Visit, 'Courageous' Climate Change Action]]> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:52:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/jerry-brown-pope-francis.jpg
Gov. Jerry Brown, who once studied for the priesthood, will visit the Vatican in Rome this week to participate in a symposium on climate change for a meeting he said is both about public policy and a personal...

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<![CDATA[McCain Calls Trump's Comments 'Totally Inappropriate]]> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 07:21:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_trumpmccain_1500x845.jpg
Senator John McCain says Donald Trump owes an apology to all the prisoners of war he served with. Trump recently stated that McCain is not a war hero, is only considered a war hero "because he was captured" and...]]>
<![CDATA[Walker: Trump 'Needs to Apologize' for McCain Comments]]> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 04:19:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-473663490+%281%29_scott_walker.jpg
Wisconsin Gov. and Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker said Donald Trump "needs to apologize" for his comments questioning whether Sen. John McCain is a war hero. Walker, who tried to ignore Trump's...

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<![CDATA[Future of Iran Deal Rests in Hands of US Congress, Experts Say]]> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 19:13:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/topNews-AP_531111217442.jpg
A historic nuclear agreement, or dead on arrival? In this Reality Check, Sam Brock explains how the U.S. holds most of, if not all, of the chips in getting the Iran nuclear agreement through.

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<![CDATA[California Leads U.S. in Campaign Donations]]> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:35:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/minimum-wage-cash.jpg
California leads the nation in the amount of money being contributed to the 2016 presidential election.
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<![CDATA[Uber Driver Nonplussed After Giving Jeb Bush Ride]]> Thu, 16 Jul 2015 18:32:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/jaysalazarcrop.jpg
Uber driver Jay Salazar was pretty nonplussed about the customer he gave a ride to on Thursday: Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush.

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<![CDATA[Fox News Cameras Accost SF Supervisors]]> Wed, 15 Jul 2015 13:17:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/227*120/fox2.PNG
"O'Reilly Factor" cameras tried to rile up San Francisco Supervisors over the shooting death of Kate Steinle, but it didn't go so well.

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<![CDATA[Report: Jeb Bush Will Uber to SF Campaign Event]]> Thu, 16 Jul 2015 08:38:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/jeb-bush-in-a-car.jpg
Jeb Bush is visiting San Francisco on Thursday. Politico reports Bush will use the Uber app for transportation to an event in the city’s SoMa neighborhood.

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<![CDATA[Boston Mayor Says Trump Should Apologize or Stay Out of Boston]]> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 09:17:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/walshtrump.jpg
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has a message for Donald Trump: Apologize for your comments about Mexico or stay out of Boston. "I think his comments are inappropriate," Walsh told the Boston Herald on Monday.

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<![CDATA[CA Ballot Proposition]]> Sun, 12 Jul 2015 17:29:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000012243774_1200x675_483108419734.jpg
While most people are concerned with the 2016 presidential elections, California voters may have their hands full from another source- dozens of statewide ballot propositions. NBC Bay Area Political Analyst...]]>
<![CDATA[Trump: 'Nobody Wants to Talk About' Immigration, Crime]]> Sat, 11 Jul 2015 09:26:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Donald+Trump2.jpg
Presidential candidate Donald Trump decried the American media's supposed unwillingness to cover undocumented immigration in his press appearance at a Los Angeles hotel Friday, doubling down on controversial...]]>
<![CDATA[Studies Show Immigration Doesn't Cause Rise in Crime]]> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19:44:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/The-Donald-Trump-2-July-2015.jpg
A tragic shooting at Pier 14 and the arrest of an undocumented immigrant. A unique event or is there really a link between increased immigration and violent crime? Sam Brock looks at that controversial claim.

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<![CDATA[Donald Trump Blames Unsafe Border for Pier 14 Shooting]]> Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:44:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/DonaldTrump_Getty_07032015.jpg
Donald Trump on Friday blamed the United States' vulnerable southern border for this week's fatal shooting of Kathryn Steinle at Pier 14 in San Francisco.

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