<![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 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 09:22:08 -0700 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 09:22:08 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Donald Trump Piñatas Proliferate in the Mission]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:45:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/donald-trump-se-defiende.jpg
At least two kinds of Donald Trump piñatas are for sale in San Francisco's Mission District.

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<![CDATA[CA Drought Not Fault of Democrats]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:27:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_193078422826.jpg
Carly Fiorina blames the drought on California Democrats. Is there any truth to that claim? Sam Brock investigates.]]>
<![CDATA[Clinton Says Biden Has 'Very Difficult' Decision]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:16:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_697432409813.jpg
Hillary Clinton pledged to run her campaign as usual, in spite of speculation about Vice President Joe Biden joining the race. Clinton said Biden has a "very difficult decision" to make about the 2016...

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<![CDATA['I'm Not a Bully': Trump Defends Ejecting Anchor]]> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:57:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_865379311727-ramos-trump-iowa.jpg
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wrangled with Univision anchor Jorge Ramos over his immigration policies in an extended — and occasionally personal — exchange, leading to the journalist's...

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<![CDATA[Fox Chief Defends Kelly, Says Trump Should Apologize]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 16:49:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/trump-kelly-AP_511867665203.jpg
Fox News chief Roger Ailes said Tuesday that Donald Trump owes the network's Megyn Kelly an apology for an unprovoked Twitter attack that "is as unacceptable as it is disturbing," but Trump isn't backing

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<![CDATA[Will Gov. Brown Have Impact on Presidential Election?]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 19:05:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_jerry_brown_california11.jpg
Where does the governor stand on the race and will his voice matter? NBC Bay Area political analyst Larry Gerston examines the topic.]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Doubles Down on Building Border Wall at Ala. Rally]]> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 20:01:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-484797712-Trump-Alabama-Rally.jpg
Thousands of people showed up to hear Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump speak at an Alabama rally Friday, in which the business tycoon vowed, "we're going to make America better than it's...

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<![CDATA[Santorum Slams Cruz on Visas, Immigration]]> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 19:31:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_457237193995.jpg
Rick Santorum called out Ted Cruz this week for his stance on immigration, particularly H-1B visas. Are Santorum's claims accurate? Sam Brock investigates.

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<![CDATA[Examining Google's Impact on Election]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 19:31:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/186*120/google12.jpg
Is Google powerful enough to sway the presidential election? A researcher says yes. Scott Budman reports.

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<![CDATA[Trump Poses With Bald Eagle for Time Magazine]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:20:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/Trump-Time-Cover.jpg
GOP frontrunner Donald Trump posed with a bald eagle at his New York City office for a spread in this week’s issue of Time magazine. The 27-year-old eagle, named uncle Sam, was flown in from Texas and...
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<![CDATA[Martin O'Malley Makes First Campaign Stop in SF to Talk Tech]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 11:52:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/171*120/FullSizeRender+%281%292.jpg
Clean energy, better wages for restaurant workers and faster alerts to locate missing children— these were some of the civic tech pitches Martin O'Malley listened to during his first presidential campaign...

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<![CDATA[Examining Big Issues Facing State Legislature]]> Mon, 17 Aug 2015 18:48:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/capitol84933556.jpg
The state legislature returned Monday with one last opportunity to deal with some thorny issues before its adjournment for the year on Sept. 11. Larry Gerston reports.

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<![CDATA[Walker Agrees with Trump on Ending Birthright Immigration]]> Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:17:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/scott+walker+new.jpg
Scott Walker, the Republican governor of Wisconsin and GOP presidential candidate, said Monday that he agrees with Donald Trump's position that the United States should end the practice of allowing children...

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<![CDATA[Sanders Draws Big Crowds at Iowa State Fair, Town Hall]]> Sat, 15 Aug 2015 22:12:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_331484957977.jpg
Bernie Sanders may not leave Iowa as popular as the pork chop on a stick or fried PBJ — but the Democratic candidate rolled into the Iowa State Fair to a crowd that wrapped around to the back of the soapbox...

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<![CDATA[Trump: Undocumented Immigrants 'Have to Go']]> Sun, 16 Aug 2015 05:17:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_879695016320.jpg
Donald Trump would reverse President Obama's executive orders on immigration and deport all undocumented immigrants from the U.S. as president, he said in an exclusive interview with NBC's Chuck Todd. "We're...

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<![CDATA[Trump Calls Boston Mayor a 'Clown']]> Sat, 15 Aug 2015 06:57:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Donald-Trump-Michigan.jpg
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was back in New Hampshire on Friday after a recent poll showed his numbers in the state are slipping. Trump hosted a packed rally at Winnacunnet High School...

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<![CDATA[Trump's Video Juxtaposed Obama with 'Jihadi John']]> Fri, 14 Aug 2015 11:44:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_464150734673.jpg
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump posted a video on his Instagram account Thursday showing a masked ISIS executioner, accusing Democrats of "having fun" as foreign policy crises erupt around...

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<![CDATA[Gore Not Considering 2016 Run, Source Says]]> Fri, 14 Aug 2015 05:19:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/al+gore+serious.jpg
Former presidential candidate Al Gore will not seek a presidential run in 2016 despite rumors to the contrary, a top Democratic Party source told NBC News. A BuzzFeed report Thursday claimed that Gore's...

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<![CDATA[Joe Biden 'Calling Around' About 2016 Run]]> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 12:43:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-451068965.jpg
Joe Biden has been calling close friends to discuss the possibility of becoming a presidential candidate for the 2016 election, a longtime Democratic operative and a source close to the vice president told...]]>
<![CDATA[Trump on Megyn Kelly: 'What I Said Was Appropriate']]> Sun, 09 Aug 2015 08:35:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_244099086617.jpg
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wasn't backing away Sunday morning from his "blood" comment regarding Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, that prompted the host of the conservative gathering RedState to...

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<![CDATA['Bulletproof': Female Trump Staffer Dismisses Critics]]> Sun, 09 Aug 2015 06:18:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_7695882324921.jpg
The female co-chair of Donald Trump's Iowa campaign slammed those who have criticized the real estate mogul's remarks about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly as sexist and inappropriate. Trump sparked outrage when he...

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