<![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-usThu, 30 Mar 2017 06:32:35 -0700Thu, 30 Mar 2017 06:32:35 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[GOP, Dems Agree — Their Parties Are Deeply Divided: Poll]]> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 04:45:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/capitolbuildingfeuerherdIII.jpg
Democrats and Republicans agree on at least one thing: both parties say in a new poll that they are deeply divided, NBC News reported. About three-quarters of Republican and Republican-leaning Americans...

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<![CDATA[Ivanka Trump Will Serve as White House Employee]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:36:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT_POL_IVANKATRUMP_JOB_032917_1-149082984481800001.jpg
Ivanka Trump will become an official White House employee. The eldest daughter of President Donald Trump will serves as Assistant to the President, the White House announced Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Day 69: White House Insists it Wants Yates to Testify]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:47:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/3-2-17-100days-trump-SCOTT+MCGREW.jpg
The House Intelligence Committee cancels hearings into the Trump campaign’s connection with Russia amidst allegations of pressure to quash testimony by former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates?

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<![CDATA[Plans Underway for Ann Coulter to Speak at UC Berkeley]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:22:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-596739344.jpg
Conservative commentator Ann Coulter is set to appear at UC Berkeley on April 27, just months after a scheduled talk by disgraced Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos was cancelled amid fiery, violent protests.

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<![CDATA[Mom Tells Son's Story in Fight for NIH Funding]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:43:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/220*120/2017-03-28_2340.png
Pediatric cancer research is one of the least funded and proposed budget cuts to NIH will deplete it even more. A family whose child died from pediatric cancer is testifying on Capitol Hill Wednesday, March 29...

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<![CDATA[Black Women Stand Up on Twitter Following Maxine Waters Dig]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:15:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Maxine+Waters2.jpg
Bill O'Reilly's joke about a congresswoman's wig and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's dressing down of a reporter have spurred black women to take to social media in protest.

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<![CDATA[How Likely Is Congress to Create a Russia Commission?]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:46:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-653548766.jpg
Some members of Congress are convinced it's time for a full-scale, independent inquiry into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 election like the investigations into the Sept.

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<![CDATA[Clinton Jabs Trump in First Major Post-Election Speech]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:43:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/174*120/GettyImages-659440412.jpg
A spirited Hillary Clinton took on the Trump administration Tuesday in some of her sharpest political comments since she lost the presidential election.

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<![CDATA[Spicer to Reporter: 'Stop Shaking Your Head']]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:27:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Spicer_April_Ryan_Exchange-149074099787700001.jpg
White House press secretary Sean Spicer and American Urban Radio Networks reporter April Ryan have an exchange at a press briefing on Tuesday, with Spicer telling Ryan to "stop shaking your head"...]]>
<![CDATA[DNC Asks All Staffers For Resignation Letters: Sources]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:27:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-545170458.jpg
Democratic National Committee has requested the resignation letters of all current staffers be submitted by next month, according to multiple sources familiar with the party's internal working, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Trump Overturns Climate Regulations, Cites 'War on Coal']]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:09:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/War_On_Coal-149072861540400001.jpg
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday aimed at overturning environmental regulations and reviving the coal industry. Trump also railed against a so-called "War on Coal" as well as...]]>
<![CDATA[Border Agent Searches of Americans' Cellphones Spark Lawsuit]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:09:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CBP-generic-border-GettyImages-609971224.jpg
An advocacy group is suing the Department of Homeland Security to release details about every time United States border officers have searched travelers' electronic devices over the past five years, NBC...

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<![CDATA[Trump Appears to Take Credit for 2015 Ford Investment]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:56:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Ford-logo.jpg
Ford on Tuesday outlined new details for a planned $9-billion investment in the United States.The automaker's investment push was first announced in 2015, but President Donald Trump suggested on Twitter...

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<![CDATA[In Too Tight? Calls for Devin Nunes to Recuse Himself from Trump Investigation]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:28:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/3-2-17-100days-trump-SCOTT+MCGREW.jpg
The leading Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says the committee’s chairman cannot conduct a fair investigation. Scott McGrew reports.

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<![CDATA[Petition: Melania Trump Must Move or Foot Security Bill]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:04:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/white+house+melania+donald+trump.jpg
A petition quickly amassing signatures online calls for members of the Senate to force First Lady Melania Trump to move into the White House or pay for the security required to protect her in New York City.

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<![CDATA[House Votes in Favor of Blocking Online Privacy Regulation]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:39:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/computer+generic2.JPG
The House of Representatives approved a measure on Tuesday that would keep the Federal Communications Commission from enforcing rules passed last year that would ban internet, cable and mobile providers...

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<![CDATA[Trump's Early Moves on Education Draw Concern, Praise]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:24:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_17081565411668-trump.jpg
The nomination of Betsy DeVos, a school choice advocate, as Education secretary, was a signal from President Donald Trump that he was going to shake up public education.On Monday, Trump moved to roll...

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<![CDATA[Gov. Brown on Meet the Press: 'You Don't Want to Mess With California']]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:18:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/202*120/2017-03-27-meet-the-press-gov-jerry-brown-thumb.jpg
California Gov. Jerry Brown stopped by NBC's Meet the Press for a wide-ranging interview with Chuck Todd on everything from President Donald Trump, to healthcare, taxes, immigration, free trade and more.

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<![CDATA[Sessions Threatens Federal Funding for Sanctuary Cities in WH Briefing]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:31:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/Screen+Shot+2017-03-27+at+2.25.24+PM.png
 Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a warning to sanctuary cities in a Monday White House briefing, threatening to pull federal funding for states and cities that do not follow federal code on illegal...]]>
<![CDATA[Nunes Met Source for Trump Monitoring Claim at WH Grounds]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:07:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/656523922-devin-nunes-trump-intelligence.jpg
The day before Rep. Devin Nunes claimed Trump Tower may have been caught up in United States surveillance efforts during the transition period, the House Intelligence Committee chairman was on White House...

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