<![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 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:21:59 -0800 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:21:59 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Republican Presidential Candidates Visiting CA in Droves]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:39:07 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/165*120/57579322_10.jpg
Potential Republican presidential candidates are coming to California in droves. On Friday, Jeb Bush spoke at a car dealers meeting in San Francisco. Last week, a half dozen potential candidates paraded before...

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<![CDATA[Christie Woos Iowa Conservatives]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 22:46:55 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/12415chris.jpg
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tried to connect with Iowa conservatives at the Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday by assuring them that "you'll always know who I am" if he runs for president. While still...]]>
<![CDATA[California's Calling Gov. Chris Christie]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:11:21 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/179*120/chris+christie+surprised+face+new+jersey+governor.JPG
Gov. Chris Christie to speak to California Republicans.

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<![CDATA[Sen. Rubio Taking Steps Toward Possible 2016 Run]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:51:11 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/121113+marco+rubio.jpg
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio rode into Washington on a wave of anti-Obamacare sentiment in 2010. He may soon be hoping to ride a similar wave all the way up Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House in 2016.

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<![CDATA[One-on-One With Janet Napolitano]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:11:47 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/207*120/2015-01-22_15-29-napolitano.jpg
Janet Napolitano has had a ceiling-shattering career. She was the first woman governor of Arizona, first woman head of Homeland Security and now as the first woman head of the UC system.

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<![CDATA[Top NY Lawmaker Arrested on Corruption Charges: Source]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:21:24 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/silver7.jpg
New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested Thursday on federal corruption charges, a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation told NBC 4 New York Officials did not disclose...

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<![CDATA["Pivotal": LGBT Groups Praise Obama's "Historic" SOTU]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:38:42 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/obama+state+of+union.JPG
LGBT rights activists and organizations across the country laud President Barack Obama who became the first U.S. president to ever use the words "lesbian," "bisexual" and "transgender" in a State of the...

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<![CDATA[New Md. Gov: What to Expect]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:02:30 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/20141104+Hogan.jpg
Larry Hogan was sworn in as Maryland governor Wednesday, becoming just the second Republican to hold the post in more than 45 years. He'll face a $750 million budget deficit, a legislature controlled by...]]>
<![CDATA[GOP Congressman Slams Obama for "Deportable" SOTU Guest]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:52:56 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP060731031104.jpg
A Republican congressman slammed the White House over one of its young State of the Union guests Tuesday, tweeting that the first lady would have a "deportable" joining her. Iowa Rep.

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<![CDATA[Va. Gov. Suffers 7 Broken Ribs in Fall From Horse]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:09:49 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0115-mcauliffe.jpg
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is recovering from injuries he received after being thrown from a horse while on a family trip to Africa, several media outlets are reporting.]]>
<![CDATA[State of the Union: What To Expect]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 08:31:05 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_sotupreview0119001_1500x845.jpg
President Obama's upcoming State of The Union address is already being met by Republican criticism.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Teen Who Asked Santa for Safety Invited to State of the Union]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:54:02 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/217*120/letter+to+santa+safety.jpg
A South Side Chicago teen who wrote a letter to Santa asking for safety and received a reply from President Barack Obama has now earned an invitation from the first lady. Michelle Obama invited 13-year-old Malik...]]>
<![CDATA[Racial Equality Since the Civil Rights Movement]]> Sun, 18 Jan 2015 20:14:09 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/RMac-insta-mlk_1200x675_385779779609.jpg
We are reminded of his legacy through modern society and the silver screen. But how far has the country come on racial equality since the civil rights movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King? Political analyst...]]>
<![CDATA[Romney Hints at Presidential Run]]> Sat, 17 Jan 2015 16:15:09 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/mitt+romney+rnc+011615.JPG
Mitt Romney is addressing the GOP's winter meeting delegates aboard the USS Midway Museum on the Embarcadero Friday evening, a week after he told donors he would consider another presidential run in 2016. The...]]>
<![CDATA[Reality Check: How Many Jobs Would Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Create?]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:50:56 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000009876727_1200x675_385495619622.jpg
One reason there's so much contention over approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline jobs -- as in, how many would this project really create? -- the projections are so all over the map. What's the real...]]>
<![CDATA[Millionaires Make Up Half of Congress: Report]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 13:32:59 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/capitol+generic+federal+government+generic.jpg
Congress is getting richer and seeing its number of millionare members grow, as average Americans continue to struggle to recover from years of economic turmoil, according to a new report.

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<![CDATA[AG Harris Running for Boxer's Senate Seat]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 10:06:23 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/file-kamala-harris-ca-ag.jpg
California Attorney General Kamala Harris became the first high-profile Democrat to announce plans to enter the 2016 race to replace retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer in the U.S. Senate.

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<![CDATA[Gavin Newsom Says He Won't Run for Senate in 2016 ]]> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 18:38:33 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/171*120/171540773_8.jpg
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday that he won't join what's likely to be a crowded field of California candidates running for U.S. Senate in 2016.

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<![CDATA[Have Americans Lost Faith in the Political System?]]> Sun, 11 Jan 2015 21:36:10 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/217*120/generic_people_walking.jpg
Have Americans lost faith in the system? It is a central question in a new book by San Jose State professor and NBC Bay Area political analyst Larry Gerston, who discuss his new book, "Reviving Citizen...

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<![CDATA[Political Analyst Larry Gerston Discusses Sen. Barbara Boxer Not Seeking Re-Election]]> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 11:49:53 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000009782998_1200x675_381666371573.jpg
NBC Bay Area's political analyst Larry Gerston discusses Sen. Barbara Boxer's announcement that she's not seeking re-election and makes some predictions.]]>
<![CDATA[Bay Area Politicians Tip Hats to Sen. Boxer]]> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 13:23:59 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/186*120/01-08-2015-barbara-boxer-2.jpg
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, who announced her decision not to run for re-election in 2016, touched the lives of many politicians across the country. But politicians in the Bay Area, the district she's...

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<![CDATA[These Donors May Miss Senator Boxer the Most]]> Fri, 09 Jan 2015 12:03:45 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/186*120/01-08-2015-barbara-boxer-2.jpg
When Senator Barbara Boxer leaves office next year, these are the donors who may miss her the most.

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<![CDATA[Another Kennedy Takes Office as Ted Jr. Joins Connecticut Senate]]> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 11:54:53 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ted+kennedy+jr+state+senator.jpg
Ted Kennedy Jr. officially gained the title of Connecticut state senator Wednesday, becoming the newest member of the powerful family to take office. representative for Kennedy said the state senator plans...

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<![CDATA[Ex-Va. Governor Faces Decade-Plus in Prison at Corruption Sentencing]]> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 09:22:31 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/454631202.jpg
Former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell could be sentenced to more than a decade in prison Tuesday, months after he and his wife were convicted on public corruption charges. McDonnell left the court a stricken man...

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<![CDATA[Changes to CA's Mercurial Initiative Process in 2015]]> Sun, 04 Jan 2015 21:18:21 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/gov_brown_prop_30_yes.jpg
Beginning in 2015, California’s mercurial initiative process will contain changes, with the intent of making the system more understandable, transparent, and flexible. NBC Bay Area Political Analyst Larry...

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<![CDATA[Calif. Senator Introduces Ignition Interlock Bill]]> Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:00:04 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/ignition2.jpg
California State Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) announced he is introducing legislation that would require everyone convicted of driving under the influence to install an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) on his...

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<![CDATA[Sen. Hill Proposes Vehicle Ignition Locks for Drunk Drivers]]> Sat, 27 Dec 2014 10:58:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/senator-jerry-hill.jpg
California state Sen. Jerry Hill is proposing legislation that would require all Californians convicted of a DUI offense to install vehicle ignition locks that detect blood-alcohol levels.

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