<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Bay Area Political News, Bay Area Politics]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/politics http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usThu, 29 Sep 2016 17:35:56 -0700Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:35:56 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[California Gender-Neutral Restroom Bill Becomes Law]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:23:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GenderNeutralBathroom-AP_387290774073.jpg
Gov. Jerry Brown waded further into the national debate over transgender rights Thursday as he signed a bill requiring that all single-stall toilets in California be designated as gender neutral.

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<![CDATA[Trump Campaign Says Debate Two Must Be Better]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:06:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/trump_chicago_2.png
Two days after the first presidential debate, top aides and people close to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump admit the candidate's performance was subpar and that he must dramatically improve in his...

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<![CDATA[Gary Johnson Can't Name His Favorite Foreign Leader]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:03:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Gary-Johnson-candidato-presidencial-que-es-Alepo-Siria.jpg
Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson went on the offensive over foreign policy Wednesday night, but not before drawing a blank on the names of just about every foreign leader alive today.Even...

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<![CDATA[How Trump Fared With Women After the Debate]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:35:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_16271039934629.jpg
Donald Trump's debate performance did not help his standing among among women likely to vote in the election in November, according to a new NBC NewsSurveyMoney poll taken after Monday’s debate.NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Majority of Voters Say Clinton Won the Debate: Poll]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:43:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/clinton-and-trump.jpg
A majority (52 percent) of voters who followed the first presidential debate said Hillary Clinton won, according to an NBC News/Survey Monkey post-debate poll.Twenty-one percent of those polled thought...

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<![CDATA[Trump Feeling 'Just Fine' Despite Low-Tempo Chicago Speech]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:08:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/trump+campaign1.png
An uncharacteristically low-tempo speech in Chicago Wednesday, paired with noticeable congestion, has fueled further questions about Trump's health following his infamous debate-night sniffles.]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Tries Reframing Poor Debate Performance at Florida Rally]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:05:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-610601852.jpg
Donald Trump spent all of Tuesday discussing Monday night's debate, asserting that he won against Hillary Clinton, NBC News reported."Last night was very exciting, and nearly every single poll had us...

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<![CDATA[Clinton Wins Applause in NC for Debate Performance]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:29:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-610636870.jpg
Hillary Clinton won applause from supporters in North Carolina for her performance in Monday night's debate. They greeted the Democratic presidential candidate with cheers on Tuesday after Clinton asked...

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<![CDATA[Most Memorable Moments From 1st General Election Debate]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:51:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PL05Ma_1200x675_773938755547.jpg
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump squared off in the first presidential debate on Monday night. The candidates traded barbs and accusations throughout the often-tense 90 minute event at New York's Hofstra...]]>
<![CDATA[Taliban Watches Debate From Secret Afghanistan Location]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:58:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_743351664968.jpg
Taliban leaders were watching last night's debate between Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump from a secret location in Afghanistan, according to...

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<![CDATA[Obama's Hard Stance on Ketchup]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:05:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_16145366840419.jpg
In this uncertain election season with its scandals, attacks and bald-faced lies, it’s refreshing when a politician takes a hardline stance on the world stage’s most pressing issues.That’s exactly what...

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<![CDATA[The Top Trump-Clinton Debate Tweet? It's From 2012]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:43:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/610601740-hillary-clinton-donald-trump-debate-tweets.jpg
Twitter was abuzz during the presidential debate Monday, but nothing grabbed people's attention like a tweet Donald Trump sent in 2012, according to the company itself. Days before that year's election,...

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<![CDATA[Clinton vs. Trump Debate: Social Media Reacts]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 03:48:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-610601290.jpg
The presidential nominees sparred for 99 minutes in their first presidential debate held at Hofstra University Monday night.Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton tackled the economy, ISIS, taxes and the president's...

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<![CDATA[Top Tweets on the 1st Presidential Debate]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:17:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP+-+Hofstra+Debate+16+sized.jpg
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump didn't hold back during the first debate of the 2016 general election. Because most viewers have a habit of watching through a second (and third) screen, Twitter feeds were...

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<![CDATA[Fact-Checking the 1st General Election Debate]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:26:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_16271039934629.jpg
The first presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump certainly kept fact-checkers busy at FactCheck.org. The less-than-accurate claims included: Clinton's dig at Trump's tax...

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<![CDATA[Clinton Leads Trump by 5 Ahead of 1st Debate: Poll]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:15:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-605904136.jpg
Hillary Clinton takes a five-point lead among likely voters over Donald Trump into Monday night's presidential debate, according to the latest NBC NewsSurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll, released hours...

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<![CDATA[Debate-Day Trump Snapchat Filter Takes Swipe at Clinton]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:38:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/trump-crooked-hillary-snapchat-filter.jpg
Snapchat claims it reaches 41 percent of Americans between 18 and 34 years old on any given day.Donald Trump's presidential campaign is trying to win that group over with a new Snapchat filter debuted...

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<![CDATA[Memorable Moments From Presidential Debates Past]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:56:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/nixon-debate-P1.jpg
You can argue whether presidential debates have the power to swing an election, but they are a dependable source of images and sound bites that help color voters' perception of the candidates - for good and for...

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<![CDATA[Debate Details Revealed: Clinton Gets 1st Question]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:19:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/clinton-trump-texas-encuestas.jpg
Debate officials have released the details of Monday night's presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, NBC News reported.Clinton will receive the first question from NBC...

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<![CDATA['I Hope' My Foundation Hasn't Broken the Law: Trump]]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 17:27:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_16268837219115-Trump-shrugs.jpg
When asked in an interview Sunday whether he was confident he’d followed the law with regards to his personal charitable foundation, Donald Trump said that he “hoped so.”Media reports have found that Trump has...

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<![CDATA[New York Times Endorses Hillary Clinton for President]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:25:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/hillary-clinton-profile.jpg
The New York Times editorial board endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton Saturday, writing the endorsement is "rooted in respect for her intellect, experience, toughness and courage over...

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<![CDATA[How Should Trump Debate Clinton? Advice From a Man Who Knows]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:53:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/clinton-trump-split-upset.jpg
The man famous for getting in Hillary Clinton’s face during the campaign that launched her political career has some debate advice for Donald Trump.Stay at his lectern.Rick Lazio should know.

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<![CDATA[A Rare Bipartisan Agreement Reached, Briefly, on Abortion]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:45:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CONGRESS_GettyImages-2062515.jpg
Abortion rights advocates and opponents in Congress reached a rare bipartisan consensus at a Friday hearing: Both sides agreed on the effectiveness of a ban on federal abortion funding.

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<![CDATA[Trump Calls For End to Violence ]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:31:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/US-PA-Trump-3-CR-147464484892100001.jpg
Delivering his law-and-order message at a rally in Chester Township, Pennsylvania, saying that "The main victims of these violent demonstrations are law abiding African-Americans who live in these communities...]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Campaign Volunteer Quits After Racially Charged Speech]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:50:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP16262084465196_opt.jpg
A Trump campaign chair in Ohio resigned Thursday after she made several racially insensitive comments in an on-camera interview, including a reference to the Black Lives Matter movement as “a stupid waste...

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<![CDATA[Trump Says Stop-and-Frisk Comment Meant for Chicago]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:08:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/trump44.jpg
After calling for the use of the controversial "stop-and-frisk" police practice to combat crime on Wednesday, Donald Trump clarified his comments to say he really only meant in Chicago."Look, we had tremendous...

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<![CDATA[Poll: Clinton Leads Trump Ahead of First Debate]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:12:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/clinton-trump-split-serious.jpg
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads Republican Donald Trump by 6 points among likely voters heading into the first presidential debate on Monday, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal...

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<![CDATA[Watch: Donald Trump, Mike Pence Campaign in Ohio]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:16:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/trump44.jpg
Donald Trump and Mike Pence hold a campaign rally in Toledo, Ohio.

Check here for a live stream.

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