<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Bay Area Political News, Bay Area Politics]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/politics http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usWed, 24 May 2017 18:33:05 -0700Wed, 24 May 2017 18:33:05 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Santa Clara County Slams President Trump's Proposed Budget]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 18:20:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_17143334773765-trump-palestinians-meeting.jpg
The bitter political and legal fight between Santa Clara County and President Donald Trump is escalating.

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<![CDATA[Reporter Says He Was 'Body-Slammed' By US House Candidate]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 18:26:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/gianforte-talking.jpg
A reporter for The Guardian on Wednesday said a candidate for Montana’s only House seat body-slammed him to the ground and broke his glasses after he asked a question about health care.The candidate...

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<![CDATA[Trump Failing to Track Foreign Cash at His Hotels]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 10:25:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/603142230-trump-international-hotel-DC.jpg
Just before taking office, President Donald Trump promised to donate all profits earned from foreign governments back to the U.S. Treasury.But MSNBC has learned the Trump Organization is not tracking...

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<![CDATA[Families Fear Fallout from Health Care Changes]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 14:08:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Alba_Somoza.jpg
Peter Hodge’s two daughters fight cystic fibrosis daily, their medications, doctor visits and hospitalizations costing about $1 million in health care benefits a year. Should the Republican-controlled Senate...

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<![CDATA[Trump Team Stands by Budget’s $2 Trillion Math Error]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 10:07:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/mickmulvaneyfeuerherd.jpg
President Donald Trump's newly unveiled budget contains a massive accounting error that uses the same money twice for two different purposes, NBC News reported. Based on its supersized projections of 3 percent...

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<![CDATA[Is It Time For The "I"Word?]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 20:12:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/05-23-2017-impeach-trump.jpg
NBC Bay Area political analyst Larry Gerston explores the reasons why the impeachment of President Donald Trump may be a premature thought without sufficient, well-documented evidence.

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<![CDATA[Donald Trump’s Budget Breaks These 7 Campaign Promises]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 16:58:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_17075720853888-wall.jpg
The White House took pains to insist that the 2018 budget blueprint is keeping campaign promises, NBC News reported.Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said that the president is making good on his vow to save...]]>
<![CDATA[Trump to Retain Private Attorney in Russia Probes]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 18:34:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/trump-rose-garden.jpg
President Donald Trump is expected to retain Marc Kasowitz as his private attorney on matters related to the Russia investigation, sources told NBC News.Kasowitz has represented Trump a number of times in the...

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<![CDATA[Senate Committee to Subpoena 2 of Flynn's Businesses]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 14:02:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/flynnfeuerherdIV.jpg
The Senate intelligence committee says it will subpoena two of former national security adviser Michael Flynn's businesses.The committee has already subpoenaed Flynn for documents regarding his contacts...

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<![CDATA[Watch: Did Melania Dodge Trump’s Hand Again?]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 12:24:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/another+melania+hand+swat.jpg
The swat heard 'round the world appears to have a sequel. A day after Melania Trump appeared to rebuff the president's hand as the couple walked down the red carpet on the tarmac at Israel's Ben-Gurion...

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<![CDATA[Brennan: 'Sufficient Basis' for Russia-Trump Campaign Probe]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 11:22:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_17143547439723.jpg
Former CIA chief John Brennan testifies before members of the House Intelligence Committee on May 23, 2017. Brennan says that he left his position without clear conclusions about collusion but with...

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<![CDATA[Coats Won't Comment on Trump Collusion Report]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 09:15:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/US-Worldwide-Threats-2-CR-149555543017000001.jpg
During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on May 23, 2017, Dan Coats, the nation's director of national intelligence, said he wouldn't comment on a news report that President Donald Trump asked him...]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Asked Intel Officials to Push Back on Russia Probe]]> Mon, 22 May 2017 18:29:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/rogers-461191572.jpg
President Trump asked two top U.S. intelligence officials in March to help him push back against an FBI investigation into possible coordination between the Russian government and his campaign team, a former...

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<![CDATA[Trump Heads to Rome While Washington Investigation Burn]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 07:29:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Trump_Heads_to_Rome_While_Washington_Investigation_Burn.jpg
The President has left Tel Aviv bound for Italy and a meeting with the Pope. Meanwhile, in Washington the investigation into obstruction of justice grows. Scott McGrew reports.]]>
<![CDATA[DOJ Narrows Possible Sanctions for Sanctuary Cities]]> Mon, 22 May 2017 14:08:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AGjeffsessions_1200x675.jpg
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday that local governments refusing to cooperate in deporting convicted criminals risk losing their Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security grant money, NBC...

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<![CDATA[Netanyahu, Trump Speak in Israel About Regional Stability]]> Mon, 22 May 2017 13:26:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TrumpNetanyahu_16465883_1-149548261825500001.jpg
U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed the strength of the U.S.-Israel relationship, the international nuclear deal with Iran and Middle Eastern stability at a joint...]]>
<![CDATA[Melania Trump Appears to Slap Away Husband's Hand]]> Mon, 22 May 2017 12:59:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/216*120/Screen+Shot+2017-05-22+at+1.08.26+PM.png
Melania Trump appeared to slap away her husband's outstretched hand during events staged to welcome President Donald Trump to Israel. The Trumps were welcomed on the tarmac at Ben-Gurion International...]]>
<![CDATA[Unwelcome Selfie, Melania Hand Slap: Trump Arrives in Israel]]> Mon, 22 May 2017 10:20:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/trump-selfie.jpg
The red carpet moments on the tarmac kept coming.President Donald Trump had a bumpy landing in Israel on Monday with a series of apparent faux pas, from the first lady slapping away his hand to a lawmaker...

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<![CDATA[Federal Budget Expected to Cut Billions from Medicaid, Food Stamps]]> Mon, 22 May 2017 08:53:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TRUMP-CHECKS-+BALANCES.jpg
The White House sends its budget to Congress as Donald Trump tours Israel and the West Bank. Scott McGrew reports.

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<![CDATA[Handicapping Trump's New FBI Director Selection]]> Sun, 21 May 2017 12:28:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/getty-trump-investigacion-fbi-001.jpg
NBC Bay Area political analyst Larry Gerston reviews the issues concerning the appointment and suggests some possible candidates.

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<![CDATA[Trump's Israel Visit: 5 Key Issues]]> Sun, 21 May 2017 23:54:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-635655088.jpg
President Donald Trump's two-day visit to Israel began Monday morning and there are five key issues that are expected to be the focus of his time in the country, NBC News reported.The most recent issue to come...

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