<![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-usTue, 24 May 2016 18:44:41 -0700Tue, 24 May 2016 18:44:41 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Hillary Clinton Calls Trump a 'Bully' Who Threatens Economy]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 14:36:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Clinton5232332734.jpg
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, in a speech to union workers in Detroit on Monday, railed against Donald Trump on everything from wages and immigration to paid family leave."He could...

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<![CDATA[Obama Hits Highest Job Approval Since 2013: Poll]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 15:45:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-533205868.jpg
President Barack Obama enjoys the highest approval from Americans since his second term began, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows.Fifty-one percent of registered voters say they approve...

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<![CDATA[Last Day to Register in California to Vote in June 7 Primary]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 13:13:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/voting4.jpg
Monday is the last day to register to vote in California's June presidential primary election.

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<![CDATA[Gore: Trump's Climate Change Stance Is Concerning]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 06:53:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-519674944.jpg
Former vice president and climate change activist Al Gore is concerned that a potential Donald Trump presidency could roll back progress in the fight against climate change. "He has said some things on...

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<![CDATA[Poll: Clinton's Lead Over Trump Shrinks to 3 Points]]> Sun, 22 May 2016 09:39:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Trump+Clinton+.jpg
Hillary Clinton's advantage over Donald Trump has narrowed to just three points, resulting in a dead-heat general-election contest with more than five months to go until November, according to results from a new...

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<![CDATA[Clinton: Trump is a 'Pretend Successful']]> Sun, 22 May 2016 10:52:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/216*120/Clinton+MTP+Trump+Taxes.png
Hillary Clinton called Donald Trump a "pretend successful" who is only focused on "making himself appear great," an attack on the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's "Make America Great Again" campaign...

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<![CDATA[Sanders Won't Back Wasserman Schultz in Fla. Primary]]> Sat, 21 May 2016 17:44:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/BernieSanders-AP_16139614761695.jpg
Bernie Sanders said Saturday he would not back Democratic National Committee Chairwoman and Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz in the Democratic primary race for Florida’s 23rd congressional...

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<![CDATA[Top ‘SNL’ Sketches During Wild 2016 Race]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 09:45:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/Bernie-Larry-SNL-Ship-.jpg
As the show caps is 2015-2016 run, check out highlights of a season like no other amid a wild presidential race.
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<![CDATA[4 Sanders DNC Rallies Approved]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 18:34:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/bernie+sanders+rally.jpg
Four pro-Bernie Sanders rallies, with estimated attendance of 38,000 activists, have been approved for public demonstrations during the Democratic National Convention in July, the city said Thursday.The...

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<![CDATA[Airbnb Slapped With Suit for Discrimination, Violation of Civil Rights]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 17:00:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AIRBNB5.jpg
Airbnb was slapped with a proposed class action in a Washington D.C. federal court Tuesday for allegedly violating the fair housing act and the civil rights of its African-American users.]]>
<![CDATA[Md. Trump Delegate Indicted on Child Porn, Weapons Charges]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 13:57:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Donald-Trump-Office-NY-AP_16135465999162.jpg
A man slated to be a delegate for Donald Trump has been indicted on child pornography and other charges, according to officials, NBC News reported. The Department of Justice announced Thursday that Caleb...

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<![CDATA[California Braces For Ballot Showdown Over Death Row]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 18:59:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/HQ-Seaport-5.jpg
Death penalty supporters are setting the stage for a November showdown over whether to speed up executions in California or do away with them entirely.

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<![CDATA[Vote on LGBT Rights Fails, Causes Chaos on House Floor]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 13:31:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SeanMaloney-AP_172102760084.jpg
An amendment to help protect LGBT people from discrimination failed by just one vote Thursday, creating chaos on the House floor, NBC News reported. During the vote, Republicans allowed a few members of their...

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<![CDATA[Expanded Role for Trump Aide Paul Manafort]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 12:54:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PaulManafort-GettyImages-524993070.jpg
Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s top aide, will be taking on a bigger role in the presumptive nominee’s campaign, NBC News reported.Manafort will become campaign chairman and chief strategist, signaling a...

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<![CDATA[Ex-Pennsylvania Gov. Rendell Apologizes for 'Ugly Women' Comment]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 07:22:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ed+rendell+getty+2.jpg
Ed Rendell has apologized for "incredibly dumb and selfish" comments he made referring to "ugly women in America" while criticizing Donald Trump.The former Pennsylvania governor and Philadelphia mayor felt the...

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<![CDATA[GOP Senator Bob Bennett Apologized to Muslims for Trump While on Deathbed]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 23:35:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/BENNETT_AP_100520113661.jpg
On a hospital bed,just days before he died, former Utah Republican Senator Bob Bennett apologized to Muslims in America for Donald Trump's rhetoric, NBC News reported."And he was very emotional," Bennett's son...

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<![CDATA[Trump Lobs 'Rape' Allegation at Bill Clinton]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 00:42:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TrumpMarALago-AP_282114720228.jpg
Donald Trump used the word "rape" in rehashing a controversial claim by an alleged Bill Clinton mistress in the 1990s that was never ultimately corroborated in court, NBC News reported.His comments came in...

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<![CDATA[No 'Fundamental Split' in the Democratic Party: Biden]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 18:42:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/bidenGetty-467221349.jpg
Vice President Joe Biden said he doesn’t believe there’s a “fundamental split in the Democratic Party,” NBC News reports.Biden said he believes Sanders will back Clinton in the same way Clinton called...

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<![CDATA[1st of Many DNC Protests OK'd]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 04:47:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DNC-Tues-P9.jpg
On the day that thousands of Democratic delegates from every state and territory of America get off planes and check into their hotels in Philadelphia this summer, thousands more will already be rallying...

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<![CDATA[Bernie Sanders Woos Millennials in Silicon Valley With Fiery Speech Against Poverty]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 12:02:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/178*120/berniehat.PNG
Bernie mania took over the Santa Clara County fairgrounds on Wednesday, as millennials, baby boomers, soccer moms, veterans, grandmothers and dads with strollers showed up to “Feel the Bern.”
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<![CDATA['Sick of Poverty': Sanders Says in Bay Area Stops ]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 11:59:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Ciw_3ReVAAAAjHF.jpg
Bernie Sanders supporters converged on two Bay Area locations Wednesday to listen to the progressive presidential candidate speak about social and environmental justice at “A Future to Believe In” rallies in San...

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<![CDATA[Mayor Lashes Out at Trump Calling City 'Most Dangerous']]> Wed, 18 May 2016 15:07:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/oakland-trump.jpg
Oakland is one of the most dangerous places in the world, according to Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump. The city's mayor disagrees.

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<![CDATA[Trump and Republican Party Agree to Join Fundraising Forces]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 04:06:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/trump+ryan.jpg
Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee have finalized an agreement that will allow individual donors to contribute nearly half a million dollars each toward electing the presumptive nominee and other...

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<![CDATA[Vallejo, San Jose Gear Up For Sanders Rallies]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 00:12:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-530363392-bernie-2.jpg
Crews in San Jose and Vallejo on Tuesday night were gearing up for Bernie Sanders campaign rallies happening Wednesday.

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<![CDATA['No Trump Anytime' Signs]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 17:19:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/no-trump-anytime.jpg
The political season is hitting the streets in a very literal way in Washington, D.C. and other cities around the country.News4 reporter Tom Sherwood spotted an unusual traffic sign outside the Howard Theater...

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<![CDATA[Marco Rubio Mocks Media With Gym Jokes in Late Night Twitter Tirade]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 02:42:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/RUBIO_GettyImages-515906890.jpg
Former Republican hopeful Marco Rubio unleashed a late-night Twitter tirade that included sarcastic tweets about his gym routine.The rant followed a story in the Washington Post that suggested he was unsure of...

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<![CDATA[Bernie Sanders Making Stops in San Jose, Vallejo]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 23:14:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SANDERS_AP_16131691374197.jpg
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is planning appearances in San Jose and Vallejo on Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Trump and the Female Factor]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 19:31:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TrumpMarALago-AP_282114720228.jpg
NBC Bay Area political analyst Larry Gerston reviews Donald Trump’s approach to women and how that might influence their votes in the 2016 presidential election.

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