<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Bay Area Political News, Bay Area Politics]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usFri, 24 Jun 2016 22:26:45 -0700Fri, 24 Jun 2016 22:26:45 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Brexit Could Foreshadow Win for Trump]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:41:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/trump-scotland.jpg
Hindsight shows polls predicting Brexit would fail clearly missed a key group of voters. Now, some say one surprise could trigger another: a Donald Trump presidential win in November.

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<![CDATA[What Stands Between Trump and a US Brexit Effect]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 22:04:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/542736486-donald-trump-brexit-vote-election.jpg
Even as Donald Trump drew parallels on Friday between the British vote to leave the European Union and the American presidential election, migration experts and activists cautioned against too close a comparison...

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<![CDATA[Professor Against Removing Brock Turner Judge]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:04:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0607-2016-AaronPersky.jpg
A new voice has emerged in the debate to recall the Santa Clara judge who issued a lenient sentence to former Stanford Swimmer Brock Turner, who was convicted of sexual assault earlier this month.

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<![CDATA[Streaming Technology Shines During House Democrats' Sit-In]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 04:15:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Periscope-GettyImages-473860588.jpg
Streaming media brought the Democratic House members' message to the masses, and the Dems have Bay Area technology to thank.Periscope and Facebook Live were put into play when the mics on the House floor — the...

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<![CDATA['No Fly, No Buy' Gun Measure Survives Senate]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 04:15:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GUNS_AP_16173672808809.jpg
A Republican-backed compromise amendment to prevent people on the "no fly list" from acquiring firearms survived an effort to kill the measure Thursday — but at the moment it likely lacks the votes to pass...

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<![CDATA[The Facts and Fallacies of the AR-15]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 21:56:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/RC+ASSAULT+WEAPONS+DEBATE+-+00011306.jpg
Are AR-15 style rifles protected by the 2nd Amendment? Sam Brock investigates the debate over assault weapons in this edition of Reality Check.

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<![CDATA[SF Cycling Advocates Seethe as City Reacts to Fatalities]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 23:55:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/download8.jpg
San Francisco city leaders said today they are saddened and outraged over the deaths of two women bicyclists in separate hit-and run collisions Wednesday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Says He 'Heard' Clinton's Email Server Was Hacked]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:52:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TrumpNightlyNews.png
Donald Trump insisted Thursday that Hillary Clinton’s private email server was hacked, but could not say where he learned the information. "I think I read that," Trump said. "And I heard it, and...

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Leaders Sound Off Against SCOTUS Deadlock]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:02:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N11A+STEPH+VO+2+-+000001241.jpg
Following the Supreme Court’s announcement Thursday that it deadlocked on a case challenging President Obama’s immigration plan, Bay Area politicians and attorneys are vowing to ratchet up their immigrant rights...

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<![CDATA[Civil Rights Icon Rep. John Lewis No Stranger to Sit-Ins]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 21:44:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SIT_IN_AP_16174617154578.jpg
Rep. John Lewis, 76, led a sit-in on Wednesday in a quest to force a vote on gun control.And the Civil Rights icon has faced angry mobs hurling racial epithets, jail and a beating by cops wielding night sticks...

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<![CDATA[Rubio Move Part of GOP Strategy to Keep Senate Even if Trump Loses]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 04:21:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/RUBIO_GettyImages-515906890.jpg
Marco Rubio's decision on Wednesday to run for re-election for his Florida U.S. Senate seat, at the urging of party leaders, is part of an aggressive series of moves the GOP is taking in the hopes of keeping...

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<![CDATA[Sen. Boxer Loses NBA Finals Bet, Wears LeBron James Jersey]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 20:35:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0622-2016-BoxerLebron.jpg
A sight most Golden State fans don’t want to see – a Californian wearing Cleveland Cavaliers gear.

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<![CDATA[Anticipating Brexit in America]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 19:33:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0622-2016-Brexit.jpg
It’s a vote that could be as important worldwide as the American presidential election. U.K. residents will decide Thursday on whether Britain should make an exit – or Brexit – from the European Union.

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<![CDATA[Time's Running Out for Bernie Sanders to Make a Deal]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:43:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/topNews-AP_16161617906947.jpg
The last Democratic primary is done, President Obama, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Oprah have all endorsed Hillary Clinton, and Sen. Bernie Sanders is increasingly out of the limelight.With the country now focused...

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<![CDATA[Rubio to Run for Re-Election]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:29:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/031216Rubio.jpg
One year ago, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio announced his bid for the Republican presidential nomination while promising to not seek re-election.After failing in his run for the White House, the Florida senator is now...

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<![CDATA[Donald Trump and the 'Mad Men' Ad Agency Mystery]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:23:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP16170075104020_opt.jpg
Donald Trump's latest campaign finance filing contains the names of dozens of companies that were paid for services, but one really stands out: Draper Sterling, a play on the name of the fictional ad agency from...

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<![CDATA[Apple Will Not Support GOP Convention: Report]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 07:57:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple-mac-generic.jpg
Apple is not being silent about its political stance against Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump.

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<![CDATA[Republican Senator Seeks Bipartisan Support for Gun Deal]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:00:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_16173674394575.jpg
A moderate Republican senator was seeking broad support Tuesday for a compromise to block guns from suspected terrorists, a day after the chamber split along partisan lines to derail each party's more sweeping...

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<![CDATA[Women Who Ran for the Presidency]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 11:02:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Presidency-thumb.jpg
Hillary Clinton made history as the first woman to become the presumptive presidential nominee of a major political party. But the first woman to try for the White House ran 144 years ago.

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<![CDATA[Hastert's Last Hours of Freedom]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 04:09:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Hastert2.png
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert is enjoying his last 48 hours of freedom.Hastert has until 2 p.m. Wednesday, to surrender to the Federal Medical Center prison in Rochester, Minnesota, where he will...

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<![CDATA[LeBron Wears an 'Ultimate Warrior' Shirt ]]> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:16:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/lebron19.jpg
When LeBron James got off the plane in Cleveland, he wasn't just wearing any shirt — he was wearing an "Ultimate Warrior" shirt.

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<![CDATA[Anti-Trump Republicans Allege 'Intimidation' by Party Leaders]]> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 04:25:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TrumpArizona-AP_16171030319864.jpg
Republicans who do not support Donald Trump as their presidential candidate said that "intimidation" tactics were being used by party leaders against them to prevent any subversion at the party's convention next...

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<![CDATA[Speaker Ryan Talks Obligation to Support Trump]]> Sun, 19 Jun 2016 09:42:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/split2-ryan-trump.jpg
Paul Ryan says it's his obligation as the Speaker of the House to support presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, but he won't force fellow Republicans to do the same.In an interview with NBC's Chuck...

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<![CDATA[Sacramento Mayor Says He Can 'Take' Wrestling Champ]]> Sun, 19 Jun 2016 15:24:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-487799676.jpg
Sacramento, California, Mayor Kevin Johnson usually wrestles with local issues when he's in the City Council chambers. This week, though, he just wrestled.

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<![CDATA[Marco Rubio Laying Groundwork for Potential Senate Bid]]> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 21:14:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/RUBIO_GettyImages-515906890.jpg
Signs are growing that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is moving towards a run for reelection, a reversal of his past statements committing to retire from the Senate at the end of his term, NBC News reported.A major...

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<![CDATA[Trump Vows to 'Save' Gun Rights at Texas Rally]]> Sat, 18 Jun 2016 05:33:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP16170075104020_opt.jpg
Donald Trump emphatically told a Texas crowd Friday night that when he wins the presidency, people will call the White House to say they "can't believe you've saved the Second Amendment,” NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Dump Trump Campaign at GOP Convention Emerges]]> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 16:19:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Trump-AP_16169030171563.jpg
Anti-Donald Trump forces are launching a “multi-pronged” approach to stop the presumptive nominee at the Republican National Convention, which could lead to chaos on the floor, NBC News reported. Kendal Unruh,

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<![CDATA[Sanders Backers Keeping Eye on Clinton's College-Ed Plans]]> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:20:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/173*120/GettyImages-519597112.jpg
Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign has now slowed to a halt, but that isn't to say his run was for nothing. The candidate may be best remembered for his ability to shake up the election, inspire young voters...

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<![CDATA[Ryan Lets GOP Voters Follow 'Conscience' on Trump]]> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 12:30:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PaulRyan-AP_16161559614348.jpg
In a "Meet the Press" interview set to air Sunday, House Speaker Paul Ryan essentially gave Republicans license to follow their conscience in whether to support Donald Trump."The last thing I would do is tell...

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<![CDATA[Trump Campaign Brushes Off RNC Advice, Sources Say]]> Thu, 16 Jun 2016 16:05:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/539034324-reince-priebus-donald-trump.jpg
Tensions are growing between Donald Trump's campaign and the Republican National Committee as the presumptive GOP nominee's operation proves sluggish to adopt suggestions from party leaders, NBC News reports....

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