<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Bay Area Political News, Bay Area Politics]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:27:07 -0800 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:27:07 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Proposed State Takeover of UC System]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:36:54 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000009517212_1200x675_373079107714.jpg
A lot of people are unhappy about the UC tuition hikes, and it's not just students. Larry Gerston reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Race Relations in the United States]]> Sun, 14 Dec 2014 17:48:32 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP161203131320.jpg
The recent treatment of African-Americans by white police officers has led to a national debate on basic civil liberties issues. anger over the perceived -- and real -- inequality has spilled over to California...

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<![CDATA[California Marching in its Own Political Direction]]> Sun, 07 Dec 2014 12:34:17 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/sacto.jpg
While the nation became redder in the November 2014 election, California remained blue. NBC Bay Area Political Analyst Larry Gerston explains how dramatic the difference is between California and the rest...

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<![CDATA[Activist Urges Peaceful Protests After Garner Decision]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 23:36:16 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AndrewYoung.jpg
Andrew Young, a former diplomat who worked closely with Dr. Marin Luther King Jr., says addressing economic issues will help bring people of all backgrounds together. Jean Elle reports.

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<![CDATA[Politician's Ex-Staffer Pleads Guilty to Accepting $7,500 Christmas Card Bribe]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 10:37:26 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/generic+bribe+bribery+generic+money+changing+hands.jpg
The former chief of staff for a Chicago alderman pleaded guilty Thursday to accepting a Christmas card containing a $7,500 cash bribe in exchange for obtaining the alderman's letters of support for a license to...

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<![CDATA[Group Works to Repeal CA Plastic Bags Ban]]> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 19:13:41 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CA-PLASTIC-BAG-BAN-VO---00002727.jpg
A move is underway to overturn a state law before it even takes effect. Larry Gerston reports.]]>
<![CDATA[California Voters Likely to Face Tax Questions in 2016]]> Sun, 30 Nov 2014 12:56:32 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/2014-11-30_12-53-04.jpg
California voters made some big decisions in early November, but far more significant decisions may lie ahead. NBC Bay Area Political Analyst Larry Gerston has a preview of looming tax questions voters...

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<![CDATA[San Jose Councilman Opposes Oil-By-Rail Idea]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:50:19 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/oiltrains.jpg
Ash Kalra of the San Jose City Council is against shipping crude oil by rail through the Bay Area en route to a refinery.

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<![CDATA[Push To Outlaw Pedestrian Tolls On Golden Gate Bridge]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:09:28 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/golden_gate_bridge_median_barrior.jpg
The Golden Gate Bridge would remain henceforth and forever free for walkers and cyclists seeking to cross between San Francisco and Marin if two Bay Area lawmakers have their way.

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<![CDATA[How Will Republicans Respond to Obama's Immigration Policy?]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:02:52 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_tlmd_barack_obama_accion_ejecutiva.jpg
NBC Bay Area political analyst Larry Gerston examines President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration and how Republicans still plan to fight him.

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<![CDATA[Obama's Immigration Action Will Likely Energize GOP: Political Expert]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:13:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP977736028841.jpg
Political observers say around the country President Barack Obama's immigration policy will likely energize the GOP base, and may be just what the president is hoping. Mark Matthews reports.

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<![CDATA[City Council Race Ends in Tie]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:25:46 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Padilla-McCann-Chula-Vista2.jpg
The razor-thin race for a Chula Vista City Council seat has ended in a tie, two weeks after Election Day, San Diego County officials say. John McCann and Steve Padilla each won 18,450 votes for the District...]]>
<![CDATA[Examining California's Political Future]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:18:20 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/capitol84933556.jpg
Midterm elections are barely over, and already we're looking at the state's political future. Where voter interest was tepid two weeks ago, it should rebound starting in 2016, as the state's two US Senate seats...

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<![CDATA[Can Republicans Stop President Obama’s Immigration Reform?]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 23:24:22 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP977736028841.jpg
In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock looks at what Republicans can do to stop President Barack Obama from moving forward with immigration reform.

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<![CDATA[Registrar to Recount Votes in San Jose Mayoral Race]]> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 18:40:51 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sam-dave-split.jpg
The California Secretary of State Office is recommending the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters recount thousands of ballots in San Jose's mayoral race.

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<![CDATA[Rand Paul Plans Silicon Valley Campaign Office]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 18:45:54 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP13030614019.jpg
Silicon Valley is going to be a regular stomping ground for Sen. Rand Paul if he runs for president in 2016.

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<![CDATA[Republican Control of the House and Senate Doesn't Equal Tons of Progress Necessarily]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 20:01:39 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/senate-house-of-reps-generic.jpg
In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock looks into the claim that 300 bills were "bottled up" in the Senate.

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<![CDATA[Liccardo Is Next San Jose Mayor; Cortese Concedes Race]]> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 23:27:12 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sam-dave-split.jpg
Nearly a week after the election, Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese has conceded to Councilman Sam Liccardo.

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<![CDATA[Cortese Tells SJ Cops to Stay on Force if He Loses Mayor's Race]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 19:12:27 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/dave_Cortese.jpg
Several officer had warned of an exodus if Sam Liccardo won San Jose's mayoral race. Michelle Roberts reports.

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<![CDATA[Weary Rivals in SoCal Race Hopeful]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 08:15:14 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DeMaio-Peters-June-Primary.jpg
The long, divisive road to the 52nd Congressional District seat stretches on for its two weary candidates, incumbent U.S. Rep. Scott Peters and former San Diego city councilman Carl DeMaio, as officials prepare...]]>
<![CDATA[Governor Jerry Brown Talks Next Four Years]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 08:34:23 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_jerry_brown2.jpg
The day after he was elected to an unprecedented fourth term in a landslide victory, Governor Jerry Brown sat down with reporters to discuss the next four years.

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<![CDATA[Police Chief Concerned Over "Unintended Consequence" of Prop 47]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 06:21:24 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/Generic+Jail+Cell.jpg
San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr is letting officers know Proposition 47 changed the rules in California.

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<![CDATA[What's Next For California Under Gov. Brown?]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 18:54:05 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/463273955.jpg
NBC Bay Area political analyst Larry Gerston looks at what's next for California Governor Jerry Brown.

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<![CDATA[Artifical Turf, Lighting Coming to SF Soccer Fields]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 17:09:41 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1021-2014-soccerball.jpg
Voters appear to have rejected San Francisco's Proposition H and approved Proposition I, clearing a path for the installation of artificial turf and nighttime lighting at athletic fields in Golden Gate...

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<![CDATA[Props 45, 46 and 48 Fail, Prop 47 Passes]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 13:47:01 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/capitol84933556.jpg
Voters passed a sentencing reform initiative in Tuesday's election, but rejected three propositions related to health care insurance rate changes, medical negligence and Indian gaming compacts.

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<![CDATA[Larry Gerston on Tight Races, Voter Turnout]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00:06:11 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/voting-dfw-generic-01.jpg
NBC Bay Area Political Analyst Larry Gerston discusses some of the closest races in the 2014 November election and voter turnout.

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<![CDATA[Democrat Holding Slim Lead To Be State Controller]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 22:44:06 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Vote+Generic+Vote+Tuesday+Voting+Sign.jpg
The race to become California's chief fiscal officer was too close to call Tuesday, with Democrat Betty Yee narrowly leading Ashley Swearengin, a Republican who represented one of the party's best hopes to break...

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