<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Bay Area Political News, Bay Area Politics]]>Copyright 2018https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/politics http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area https://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usThu, 18 Jan 2018 04:26:45 -0800Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:26:45 -0800NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Sanders: Flake Only Criticizing Trump Because of Low Poll Numbers]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:46:05 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_WH_BRIEFING_011718-151622134311900002.jpg
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Senator Jeff Flake's speech on the senate floor was made due to low poll numbers than an actual sincere criticism of President Trump.]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Says N. Korea Close on Missile, Russia Helping Regime]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:32:51 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-905685696.jpg
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Russia is helping North Korea get supplies in violation of international sanctions and that Pyongyang is getting "closer every day" to developing a long-range...

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<![CDATA[9 of 12 National Park Advisory Board Members Quit: Chairman]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:33:30 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_091102018784.jpg
Nine of the 12 members of the National Park System Advisory Board resigned this week out of frustration that the new heads of the Interior Department hadn't met with them, NBC News reported.Tony Knowles,...

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<![CDATA[GOP Sen. Flake Criticizes Trump and Fake News Claims]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:26:14 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Moral_Vandalism_Flake_Criticizes_Trump_Era_in_Speech-151621187497000002.jpg
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., criticized President Donald Trump on the Senate floor on Wednesday, calling Trump's fake news claims "despotic language."]]>
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<![CDATA[Facebook, Google Tell Congress About Fight With Extremism]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:19:55 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/FBthumbsup_1200x675.jpg
Facebook, Google and Twitter shared with the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Wednesday steps each tech giant has tekn to combat extremist content in Washington D.C, CNBC reported.

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<![CDATA[Facebook CEO Calls on Congress to Reach Deal on DACA]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:13:14 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-669889770.jpg
Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg took to his social media platform Wednesday and urged lawmakers to reach a deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and help its roughly 800,000 recipients."This is a...

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<![CDATA[FBI Agents Visited Bannon's Home to Discuss Subpoena: Source]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 03:47:45 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_18017044826395.jpg
FBI agents showed up at Steve Bannon’s Washington home last week intent on serving him with a subpoena to appear before a grand jury investigating possible ties between President Donald Trump's campaign...

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<![CDATA[White House Doctor: Trump's Health 'Excellent' ]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:49:21 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2018-01-17-at-12.47.41-PM.jpg
President Donald Trump's overall health "is excellent" and he did "exceedingly well" on cognitive screening. That's according to his White House physician, Navy doctor Ronny Jackson."In...]]>
<![CDATA[Homeland Secretary: Trump Used 'Strong Language']]> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:05:22 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/neilsen_thumb.jpg
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen shied away from accusations of racism against President Donald Trump levied by Democratic lawmakers, saying Trump was using "strong language," along with...]]>
<![CDATA[Bannon to Testify Before Congress]]> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:58:57 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_trumpam0116_1500x845.jpg
Steve Bannon, Trump's former Chief Strategist and former figurehead for Breitbart News, is set to testify before the House Intelligence Committee as part of their investigation on possible collusion between...]]>
<![CDATA[Ill. Candidate for Governor Walks Off Stage Over Gun Violence Comment]]> Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:22:28 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/chris+kennedy+2018.png
Gubernatorial candidate Chris Kennedy left the stage during a forum on Monday after Republican State Rep. Jeanne Ives argued the solution to gun violence in Illinois was having “more fathers in the home.”...]]>
<![CDATA[Congress Continues to Haggle Over DACA, Budget]]> Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:55:15 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/246*120/01-15-2018-dreamers.jpg
Congress has been unable to come up with deals for two critical issues: DACA and the budget. And if Republicans get their way, the two issues, in the end,  will be connected. Political analyst Larry Gerston

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<![CDATA[Worshipers 'Pray for Trump's Soul' After MLK Service in NYC]]> Sun, 14 Jan 2018 16:26:47 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/WNBC+6PM+AIRCHECK+M-Sun+-+18073424_WNBC_000000019459315.jpg
A service honoring civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday was dominated by conversations about vulgar comments President Trump reportedly made about African nations last week.

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<![CDATA[GOP Senators Who Didn't Recall Trump Vulgarity Backtrack]]> Mon, 15 Jan 2018 05:34:05 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/durbin+cotton+perdue.png
Two Republican senators who attended a meeting on immigration with President Donald Trump claimed Sunday that he did not use the phrase "s--ithole countries" in reference to Haiti and African nations, and...

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<![CDATA['Indefensible': Haitian-American Rep. on Trump's Remarks]]> Sun, 14 Jan 2018 10:02:37 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_531592579186.jpg
Republican Rep. Mia Love said Sunday that "she can't defend the indefensible" when it comes to the president's vulgar remarks referring to immigration from African nations and comments on whether the U.S. needed

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<![CDATA[Flake to Denounce Trump Media Attacks as Stalinist]]> Sun, 14 Jan 2018 07:41:19 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_17297759511209.jpg
Sen. Jeff Flake is planning to slam President Donald Trump's attacks on the press on the Senate floor this week in a speech that will compare the president's use of the term "enemy of the people" to describe the...

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