<![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-usMon, 26 Jun 2017 08:25:09 -0700Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:25:09 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Trump's Tenuous Timeline]]> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:00:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Trumps_Tenuous_Timeline.jpg
In a series of angry tweets, President Trump says Barack Obama was informed of Russian meddling in August. But “did nothing”. However, Scott McGrew points out everyone – including Trump...]]>
<![CDATA['Lets Not Rush This': Senators Urge Health Care Vote Delay]]> Sun, 25 Jun 2017 07:56:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ronjohnsonfeuerherd.jpg
Senators on both sides of the aisle can agree on at least one thing: rushing a vote on health care would be ill-advised, NBC News reported. Republican senators unveiled their version of the health bill...

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<![CDATA[Trump Acknowledges Russian Election ‘Meddling’ in Tweet]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 20:11:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/trump-face-wahhh.jpg
President Donald Trump appeared to acknowledge Russian meddling in the presidential election on Twitter Friday, attacking former President Barack Obama."Just out," Trump tweeted, "The Obama Administration knew...

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<![CDATA[Poll: Dems, GOP Divided on Virginia Shooting Motivation]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 16:45:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/scalisesavedbypolice.jpg
Data from this month’s NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows that partisan identity significantly affected how Americans viewed the shooting on Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball practice...

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<![CDATA[Trump WH Has Taken Little Action to Stop Next Election Hack]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 03:31:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-632915364.jpg
The Trump administration has taken little meaningful action to prevent Russian hacking, leaking and disruption in the next national election in 2018, despite warnings from intelligence officials that it...

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<![CDATA[More Americans Believe Comey Over Trump: Poll]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:06:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/james-comey-donald-trump-hearing.jpg
By a 2-to-1 margin, Americans say they are more likely to believe former FBI Director James Comey than President Donald Trump in regard to their differing accounts of the events that led up to Comey’s firing...

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<![CDATA[Medical Groups Hate the 'Heartless' Senate Health Care Plan]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:11:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-699840802.jpg
Both versions of the Republican plan to fix the American health care system would make things worse, not better, according to groups that represent a variety of physicians.NBC News reported that pediatrician...

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<![CDATA[Boeing Factory Where Trump Touted US Jobs Set for Layoffs]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:18:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Trump-Boeing.jpg
Workers at a South Carolina Boeing factory are bracing themselves for layoffs just five months after President Donald Trump visited the plant "to celebrate jobs."Boeing confirmed on Thursday that up to...

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<![CDATA[Podesta to Answer Congressional Questions in Russia Probe]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:33:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-621866370.jpg
John Podesta will answer questions next week in a closed session from the House Intelligence Committee, which is investigating the Russian meddling in last year's election, NBC News reported.Podesta was...

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<![CDATA[Intel Director Says Trump Seemed Obsessed With Russia Probe]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:30:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_17143501331059.jpg
National Intelligence Director Dan Coats told House investigators Thursday that President Donald Trump seemed obsessed with the Russia probe and repeatedly asked him to publicly assert there was no evidence...

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<![CDATA[Trump’s Approval Remains Low But Steady]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:38:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/trumponsaudiarabiafeuerherd.jpg
Between the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, President Donald Trump has managed to maintain a historically low but stable approval rating...

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<![CDATA[Senate GOP's Health Care Plan Would Bring 'Pain': Obama]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:10:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-672311826.jpg
Former President Barack Obama on Thursday posted a long statement on Facebook condemning the Senate Republicans' health care overhaul plan and urging Americans to work to prevent its passage.

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<![CDATA[Americans Overwhelmingly Oppose House Health Plan: Poll]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:07:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-688363060-ryan.jpg
Americans disapprove of the House plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act by a 3-to-1 margin, according to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll that comes as the Senate reveals its plan to replace...

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<![CDATA[Senate Releases Health Care Bill]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:09:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT+SENATE+HEALTHCARE+BILL+THUMB.jpg
U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell released the GOP's health care overhaul on Thursday. The 142-page proposal includes massive cuts to Medicaid, cuts in taxes for the wealthy and defunding of Planned Parenthood for...]]>
<![CDATA[Disabled Protesters Removed From Mitch McConnell's Office]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:43:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/HealthProtest_Thumb.jpg
Disabled protesters were physically removed from a sit-in outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office Thursday morning, hours after the GOP Senate bill to dismantle the the Affordable Care Act was...

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<![CDATA[Disabled Health Care Protesters Dragged From Senate Hallway]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:07:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/mcconnellprotesters.jpg
Capitol Police removed protesters, many of whom are disabled and use wheelchairs, from outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office after text of the GOP Senate health care bill was released Thursday....

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<![CDATA[President Pivots Conversation Back to Russia]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:16:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/trumponsaudiarabiafeuerherd.jpg
As we wait for details on the Senate healthcare plan, President Trump reminds people of the investigation in an early morning tweet. Scott McGrew reports.

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<![CDATA[Trump Appointee Is Still a Saudi Government Lobbyist]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:18:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/trumponsaudiarabiafeuerherd.jpg
One of President Donald Trump's newest appointees is a registered agent of Saudi Arabia who earns hundreds of thousands of dollars to lobby on the kingdom's behalf, according to U.S.

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<![CDATA[Gianforte Gets Orange Jumpsuit in Mail on First Day as Rep.]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 01:03:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/687778708-Greg-Gianforte-Montana-Special-Election.jpg
Newly elected Rep. Greg Gianforte received a bright orange jumpsuit in the mail on his first day working on Capitol Hill Wednesday, NBC News reported.The Montana Democratic Party sent the representative...

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<![CDATA[5 Key Issues to Look for in the Senate Health Care Bill]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:44:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/mcconnell3.jpg
With Senate Republican leaders expected to release details of their health care bill in a 9:30 a.m. meeting Thursday, NBC News rounded up five big issues that are at the heart of the proposed legislation.

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