<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Bay Area Political News, Bay Area Politics]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Tue, 05 May 2015 04:22:16 -0700 Tue, 05 May 2015 04:22:16 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[CA's Carbon Emissions Goals Attainable?]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 19:34:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/presupuesto-california-gobernador-jerry-brown.jpg
California Governor Jerry Brown announced last week a new plan for reducing the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. The executive order calls on the Golden State to decrease carbon emission rates by 40 percent...]]>
<![CDATA[Critic of Presidential Hopeful Carly Fiorina Uses Her Domain Name ]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 21:22:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Carly+Fiorina+NH+050115.jpg
A website domain using the name of Presidential hopeful and former Hewlett-Packard tech executive Carly Fiorina shares how many people she fired while leading the Silicon Valley company.

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<![CDATA[Ex-Christie Aides Plead Not Guilty]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 15:56:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/kelly-Baroni.jpg
Two former political allies of Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie entered not guilty pleas Monday after they were charged for their alleged involvement in politically motivated lane closures of the George...]]>
<![CDATA[Has California Fulfilled Its Obligation to Reduce Overcrowded Prisons?]]> Sun, 03 May 2015 13:55:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP784771844590.jpg
California has finally complied with a federal court order to reduce overcrowded state prisons. The order resulted from a lawsuit that contended the conditions subjected inmates to cruel and unusual punishment...

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<![CDATA[Sen. Sanders Announces White House Bid]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:21:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sanders-announce.jpg
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders discusses his plans to run for the White House in 2016.]]>
<![CDATA[Examining Beall's Proposal On Deferred Road Repairs]]> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 19:09:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Road-Closed-Generic.jpg
California faces nearly $60 billion in deferred road repairs and the cost is going up every year. Now, a local state senator wants to do something about it. Larry Gerston reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Lawmakers Try to Curb Smoking in California]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 01:06:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/smoking-stock-generic-73160938.jpg
New efforts are underway in California to snuff out smoking--or at least make it even more difficult for smokers to light up. NBC Bay Area Political Analyst Larry Gerston explains what lawmakers are doing to try...

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Obama Jokes at Correspondents' Dinner]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 02:09:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Obama-White-House-Correspondents-Dinner-1.jpg
President Obama poked fun at politicians, government officials and himself at this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner.

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<![CDATA[Clinton Has Qualms on Trade Deal]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:16:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/l_apclintonburritox1200.jpg
Hillary Rodham Clinton expressed qualms Tuesday about the sweeping trade deal the Obama administration is negotiating with Pacific nations. Without weighing in for or against the agreement, Clinton told students...

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<![CDATA[Technology and Politics: Why Social Media is Important to Presidential Candidates]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 04:33:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/hillary-clinton-generica01.jpg
For years anyone running for president was focused on getting people to knock on voters' doors, a tactic often called the "ground game." But these days the question is how is your "web game?"]]>
<![CDATA[Managing California's Water During a Historic Drought]]> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 15:24:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000010992116_1200x675_426957891556.jpg
The California drought may have started as a nuisance but now it has become a crisis. NBC Bay Area's Larry Gerston talks about how we manage our water when we don't have enough.]]>
<![CDATA[VP Biden Talks Job Training in Oakland]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:24:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/248*120/tlmd_20140226_joe_biden.jpg
Vice President Joe Biden and his wife are in the San Francisco Bay Area on a two-day visit to raise money for House Democrats and discuss the importance of workforce development.]]>
<![CDATA[2016 NH Primary Candidate Tracker]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 06:28:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/candidate-tracker-NH.jpg
Keep tabs on which potential 2016 presidential candidates have been to the Granite State, how many times they've visited, and where they've been.
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<![CDATA[California Divided Over The Drought?]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 19:42:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ca-drought-stock-breaking-465639979.jpg
Is it fair? Who gets to use more water and who is being forced to cut back? NBC Bay Area Political Analyst Larry Gerston shows how Gov. Jerry Brown is getting some heat for his new plan.

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<![CDATA[Former RI Gov. Lincoln Chafee Exploring Presidential Bid]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 07:59:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/183*120/72123949.jpg
Lincoln Chafee, the former governor and U.S. senator from Rhode Island, announced Thursday that he has formed an exploratory committee to consider a run as the Democratic nominee for president in 2016.

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<![CDATA[Analysis: Rahm Emanuel Wins Again]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 21:31:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/rahm-463880456.jpg
It always seemed inevitable that he’d win. That was the point. Rahm Emanuel won his re-election contest Tuesday night and bested challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia to remain in charge of Chicago for another...

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<![CDATA[Jeb Bush ID'd Himself as "Hispanic" on Voter Form]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 07:15:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP632245416248.jpg
Likely Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Monday that a 2009 voter registration form that identified him as Hispanic was a "mistake." "My mistake! Don’t think I’ve fooled anyone!" the former Florida...

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Man Killed in Yemen: Family]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 04:26:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/211*120/YEMEN21.JPG
The Bay Area’s Yemeni community is calling on the American government to do more to stem the violence in their country after an Oakland man was killed amid escalating tensions in the Middle Eastern nation.]]>
<![CDATA[Family Holds Memorial Service for Bay Area Man Killed in Yemen]]> Sun, 05 Apr 2015 12:36:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/yemen6.JPG
The Bay Area’s Yemeni community is calling on the American government to do more to stem the violence in their country after an Oakland man was killed during a recent wave of violence in Yemen.]]>
<![CDATA[Impact of Asian Americans on American Politics]]> Sun, 05 Apr 2015 11:45:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000010885321_1200x675_423376451768.jpg
Asian Americans make up the fastest growing population in the country. NBC Bay Area’s political analyst Larry Gerston joins us live to discuss how this community's growth is having an impact on American...]]>
<![CDATA["A Necessity": Undocumented Immigrants Flock to DMV for Licenses Under New Law]]> Sun, 05 Apr 2015 12:06:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/dmv_lines_saturday.jpg
Undocumented immigrants in California can start applying for driver's licenses on Friday. The California Department of Motor Vehicles expects 1.4 million people to seek a license in the first three years of the...]]>
<![CDATA[CA's Water Policy For Ag Faces Review Call]]> Sat, 04 Apr 2015 14:27:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/188*120/citrus+tree.jpg
Some see the rapid depletion of groundwater reserves as reason to reconsider water policy and speed the implementation of groundwater protections.]]>
<![CDATA[Lease Signed for Hillary Clinton Campaign HQ]]> Sat, 04 Apr 2015 08:44:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/clinton-emails-USE-THIS-ONE-465797002.jpg
A lease has been signed for an office in Brooklyn that is expected to be the headquarters for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, sources familiar with the deal told MSNBC on Friday.

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