<![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 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:54:44 -0700 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:54:44 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Apple's Tim Cook: Anti-Gay Laws Are "Very Dangerous"]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:22:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tim-cook-apple-fortuna.jpg
Shortly after Apple CEO Tim Cook decided to announce he’s planning on giving his wealth away, the gay executive penned an editorial in the Washington Post saying “there’s something very dangerous happening...

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<![CDATA[Iraq War Vet Tammy Duckworth Launches Senate Bid in Illinois]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:11:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Tammy-Duckworth3.jpg
In a video to supporters, Rep. Tammy Duckworth on Monday launched a 2016 challenge to Sen. Mark Kirk. “I’m running for the United States Senate in 2016 because it’s time for Washington to be held accountable...

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<![CDATA[Court Overturns Part of Pension Cut for SF City Workers: Report]]> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:12:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/sfcityhall2.JPG
A state appeals court overturned part of a pension cut for San Francisco city employees that voters approved years ago.

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<![CDATA[Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz Speaks in NH]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:22:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/cruz-AP938170470053.jpg
Just days after making his presidential candidacy official, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is in New Hampshire for a two-day swing. Cruz was the first major candidate to announce a run for president.

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<![CDATA[CA Attorney General Moves to End Anti-Gay Initiative]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:44:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/file-kamala-harris-ca-ag.jpg
California Attorney General Kamala Harris asked a state court on Wednesday for permission to reject a proposed ballot initiative stipulating that anyone who engages in gay sex be killed.

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<![CDATA[California Minority Voters See Extraordinary Growth]]> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 14:46:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/239*120/latino3.JPG
It’s well known that California Is becoming a more diverse state. What is less well known, however, is the impact of this change with respect to California’s elections and policies.]]>
<![CDATA[Calif. Gov.: Cruz Unfit for WH]]> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 12:02:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/brown-cruz.jpg
Calfiornia Gov. Jerry Brown tore into climate change skeptics on Sunday, saying one major presidential hopeful's position on climate change should disqualify him from the highest office in the nation.

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<![CDATA[Lewinsky Talks Cyberbullying, Affair on TED Stage]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 10:39:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TED2015_031915_2DD7163.jpg
Monica Lewinsky spoke bluntly about cyberbullying and her own experience in the public spotlight Thursday, as the she took the stage for one of her most prominent appearances since her affair with President Bill...

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<![CDATA[Feds Probe Ex-Rep. Schock: AP]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:13:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP326057663792_RepSchock.jpg
The Justice Department has launched a formal criminal investigation into the office and campaign expenses of resigning Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, as well as his personal business dealings with political donors,...

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<![CDATA[Trump Launches 2016 Exploratory Committee Ahead of NH Visit]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:29:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP333051909036.jpg
Business mogul Donald Trump is considering throwing his hat in the 2016 ring, announcing the formation of a presidential exploratory committee. "We have lost the respect of the entire world," Trump said in...

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<![CDATA[Ill. Rep. Aaron Schock Resigns]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 17:18:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Aaron-Schock-blurb1.jpg
Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock resigned from Congress Tuesday following questions surrounding misuse of funds in his campaign and congressional spending accounts, including reports that he redecorated his office...]]>
<![CDATA[Photos of Rep. Aaron Schock's "Downton Abbey" Office]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 11:38:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/schock-th-462707536.jpg
Photos of Rep. Aaron Schock's (R-IL) new office in the Rayburn Office Building, which was designed to resemble the dining room of the PBS show 'Downton Abbey,' on January 30, 2015 in Washington, DC. The interior

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<![CDATA[San Jose Mayor Delivers First 'State of the City']]> Sun, 15 Mar 2015 14:17:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sam_liccardo_state_of_the_city_sj.jpg
San Jose's new mayor Sam Liccardo delivered his first "State of the City" address Saturday morning, and he pledged to beef up the police department and restore services.

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<![CDATA[Fact Check: Did Hillary Break The Law, Or the Rules? ]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:42:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/clinton-emails-USE-THIS-ONE-465797002.jpg
The firestorm surrounding Hillary Clinton’s use of personal email during her time as secretary of state culminated in a highly anticipated news conference this week.

What did we learn?

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<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton Speaks at eBay Conference]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 08:50:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Hillary-Clinton1.jpg
Hillary Clinton made a surprise appearance at an eBay conference in San Jose on Wednesday where she addressed 500 eBay executives.

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<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Tech Firms Flex Political Muscle]]> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 18:58:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/266*120/citiyhall.jpg
The Silicon Valley may drive California's economic engine, but for years its political might has been missing. But things are changing. NBC Bay Area political analyst Larry Gerston reports.

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<![CDATA[Best Political Mustaches]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 08:46:59 -0700 since he was age 14 and a sophomore at St. Rita High School.]]> since he was age 14 and a sophomore at St. Rita High School.]]> http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/tlmd-jesus-chuy-garcia.jpg
Chicago mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia isn't the only politician sporting the 'stache.]]>
<![CDATA[TX Pol Backs Legal Pot, Citing God]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:15:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/marijuana-plants-generic.jpg
A GOP state lawmaker from East Texas says God didn't create marijuana by mistake and is pushing to remove all offenses related to the plant from Texas statutes. Texas State Rep. David Simpson filed a bill Monday

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<![CDATA[Examining CA GOP's Recent Vote]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 20:05:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/140009064.jpg
The California Republican Party made history this past weekend when members voted overwhelmingly to accept a gay political club into the fold. Substance or symbolism? NBC Bay Area Political Analyst Larry Gerston...

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<![CDATA[NJ Officer Meets President Obama]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:39:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/216*120/Officer+Obama+Camden.jpg
Although cops are used to being called to important gatherings, a New Jersey officer was shocked to discover who she would be meeting at an upcoming event.
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<![CDATA[Congresswoman Cracks Down on Liquid Detergent Pods]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:02:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Consumer-Reports-Pods.jpg
Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo counties) is set to introduce the tougher laws surrounding the packaging of liquid laundry detergent pods after a child ended up in intensive care...]]>
<![CDATA[Runoff for Rahm: Mayor Falls Short]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:22:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/rahm+and+chuy.jpg
Rahm Emanuel failed to clinch another term as Chicago's mayor on Tuesday, as Associated Press projections showed him forced into an unprecedented runoff election against challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. The...]]>
<![CDATA[Shirakawa Pleads No Contest in Mailer Case]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:18:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/shirakawa6.jpg
Disgraced former Santa Clara County Supervisor George Shirakawa Jr. pleaded no contest late Monday acknowledging that he dreamed up a deceptive mailer campaign, according to the Santa Clara County District...]]>
<![CDATA[Will Kamala Harris Win US Senate Seat by Default?]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 20:54:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/181*120/Kamala4.jpg
It’s been a month since California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced her candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat held by Barbara Boxer. Boxer retires from office next year, and Harris is still the only...

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