<![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, 20 Feb 2017 03:38:53 -0800Mon, 20 Feb 2017 03:38:53 -0800NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Emails Show Kushner's Stricter Approach on Ethics Than Trump]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:25:58 -0800 //media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_17023542554197.jpg
The Trump administration has struggled with ethics vetting for Cabinet nominees and faced criticism for the president's decision to remain invested in his business empire. When Jared Kushner, President...

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Members of Congress Stand up for Obamacare]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:31:58 -0800 //media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ACAForums.jpg
Two Bay Area-based members of Congress on Saturday spoke in defense of the Affordable Care Act as President Donald Trump and Republican leadership strive to repeal one of Barack Obama's signature pieces...

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<![CDATA[Bill Would Allow Hunters to Target Bears, Wolves in Alaska]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 13:22:36 -0800 //media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/bearsinalaskafeuerherd.jpg
Hunters could once again go after bears, wolves and other predators in national wildlife refuges across Alaska if an Obama-era federal law is overturned by Congress and gets the president's approval, NBC...

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<![CDATA[‘I Am a Muslim Too’: Russell Simmons Headlines Unity March]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:05:14 -0800 //media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_101210146201.jpg
Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons is feeling "zen" about a multifaith and multiethnic unity rally he's headlining Sunday — organized in response to the uncertainty and anxiety that was created by President...

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<![CDATA[DNC Race Shakeup: Ray Buckley to Exit, Endorse Keith Ellison]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:55:49 -0800 //media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/dncshakeup.jpg
In the biggest shakeup of the Democratic leadership race in months, New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley plans to drop his bid to be the party's national chairman and throw his support behind...

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<![CDATA[Here’s How Congress Is Handling Russia Investigations]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 01:35:30 -0800 //media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_17048721312607-Sens-Comey-Secret-Meeting.jpg
At the end of a week's worth of new revelations and a resignation, FBI Director James Comey held a closed-door meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee Friday, NBC News reports.

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<![CDATA[House Overturns Rule Protecting Planned Parenthood]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:18:59 -0800 //media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_17010593540071-House.jpg
The Republican-led House this week overturned a regulation then-President Barack Obama put in place to protect Title X funding, prompting criticism from Democrats and others over the move's impact on women's...

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<![CDATA[Mayor Criticized For Calling Supe’s Legislation 'Gestapo']]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:15:53 -0800 //media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Peskin+message.jpg
San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin is demanding an apology from Mayor Ed Lee over what he believes was a hurtful and crass attack.

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<![CDATA[Trump Emphasizes Military Spending at Boeing]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:44:34 -0800 //media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Trump_Boeing-148736146912200001.jpg
 President Donald Trump reiterated his emphasis on rebuilding the military in a Friday visit to Boeing in South Carolina, a day after he made the same promises in a White House news conference. "We are looking seriously at a big order," he said.]]>
<![CDATA[Calls for 9/11 Commission-Style Probe Into Russia Meddling ]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:57:03 -0800 //media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/representative+elijah+cummings.jpg
A senior Democratic lawmaker said the creation of a 9/11-style commission to investigate Russian interference in the presidential election has gained bipartisan support.Rep. Elijah Cummings told msnbc the creation of the commission was necessary "to really get into how all of this happened, what was the relationship between the Trump campaign and the Russians, and try to figure out how to make sure that this does not happen again."Cummings, the ranking member on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform said the Republican co-sponsor of a bill to create the commission is "a congressman from North Carolina" whose name would be made public Friday.Sen. Ben Cardin, the leading Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has previously called for an independent commission into election meddling.

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<![CDATA[Conservative Media Firm Founder Joins White House Team]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:38:30 -0800 //media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tru7GettyImages-642085400.jpg
Donald Trump has named Mike Dubke, founder of conservative media firm Crossroads Media, to be head of the White House communications team, NBC News reported. Dubke is expected to start in his new role as early as Friday, an administration official told NBC. Crossroads Media is a conservative media firm "specializing in advertising strategy and placement for political candidates, issue advocacy organizations and trade associations," according to their website.

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<![CDATA[America Is the 'Problem Now': Asylum Seekers Flee to Canada]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:33:49 -0800 //media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/refugeesescapetocanada.jpg
A Somali man trekked 21 hours as temperatures hovered around 0 degrees Fahrenheit to make it across the northern U.S. border into Manitoba, Canada, CBC, a Canadian news agency reported.The freezing and exhausted man shared his story with a CBC news reporter at about 4:30 a.m. Saturday."I have a problem. America is [the] problem now," he said, according to the report.

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<![CDATA[Trump Taps NY Billionaire to Review Intelligence Agencies]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 04:52:39 -0800 //media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Feinberg_Trump_15519367-148727880542900001.jpg
 President Donald Trump said Thursday his administration has asked a New York-based private equity executive to lead a review of the U.S. intelligence community as he moves to crack down on "illegal leaks" of classified information.]]>
<![CDATA[Guiterrez: Hispanic Dems Barred From Meeting With ICE Director]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:32:36 -0800 //media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/luis+gutierrez+GettyImages-580956024.jpg
Rep. Luis Gutierrez was among a group of Hispanic congressmen barred from a meeting Thursday with a top federal immigration enforcement official.According to Gutierrez, a Democrat from Illinois, he and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus were scheduled to meet Tuesday with acting Immigration and Custom Enforcement Director Thomas Homan to discuss President Donald Trump’s controversial executive order on deportation.

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<![CDATA[President Trump Vows New Travel Ban Order, Defends Flynn, Slams Media]]> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:06:05 -0800 //media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/trumpwarpress.jpg
President Donald Trump did not hold back when it came to listing his accomplishments and his displeasure with the media at a news conference Thursday. Janelle Wang reports.

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<![CDATA[Trump: Flynn 'Was Just Doing His Job']]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 04:47:45 -0800 //media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/FLYNN_Trump_Full-148727036175000001.jpg
President Donald Trump said he believed Michael Flynn "was just doing his job" as a then-incoming national security advisor to the White House when he called a Russian minister. Trump maintained that Flynn was fired for misleading Vice President Mike Pence. ]]>