<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Bay Area Political News, Bay Area Politics]]>Copyright 2018 https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/politics http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area https://www.nbcbayarea.com en-usSat, 22 Sep 2018 18:53:51 -0700Sat, 22 Sep 2018 18:53:51 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[GOP Aide on Kavanaugh Case Resigns; Accused of Harassment]]> Sat, 22 Sep 2018 07:49:29 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/juez-brett-kavanaugh-mujer-acusa-abuso.jpg
A press adviser helping lead the Senate Judiciary Committee’s response to a sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has stepped down amid evidence he was fired from a previous...

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<![CDATA[Top Moments: Cruz, O'Rourke Face Off in Texas Senate Debate]]> Fri, 21 Sep 2018 20:01:58 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Cruz-ORourke.jpg
Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz had a chance to show off his often praised debating skills tonight in his first match-up against Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke, the El Paso congressman running a strong...

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<![CDATA[Beto O'Rourke and Ted Cruz Square Off in First Debate]]> Fri, 21 Sep 2018 18:04:37 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_BETO_CRUZ_DEBATE_092118-153757785852600002.jpg
U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke and Sen. Ted Cruz faced each other in the first of three planned debates Friday in what has become a neck and neck race for the Texas senate seat.]]>
<![CDATA[Rosenstein Joked About Secretly Recording Trump: Officials]]> Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:46:15 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/rosenAP_18143696932747.jpg
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was joking when he discussed wearing a wire to secretly record President Donald Trump and does not believe Trump should be removed from office through the use of procedures...

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<![CDATA[Kavanaugh Accuser Outlines Conditions to Testify ]]> Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:12:34 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/Screen+Shot+2018-09-21+at+10.55.50+AM.png
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the professor accusing President Trump's Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault, may end up testifying after all. Attorneys for Dr. Ford said she's too busy dealing with death threats...]]>
<![CDATA[Biden on Hill Hearings: 'What the Devil Have We Learned?']]> Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:43:33 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/joe-biden-anita-hill.jpg
Former Vice President Joe Biden apologized to Anita Hill Friday for not stopping senators from grilling her during hearings he held on Clarence Thomas' Supreme Court confirmation, though he stopped short...

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<![CDATA[Trump: Senate Should 'Get on' With Kavanaugh Hearing]]> Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:56:11 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/trumpAP_18264136001470.jpg
President Donald Trump said Thursday that it's time for the Senate to "get on with it" as the Judiciary Committee works to schedule a hearing to consider Christine Blasey Ford's allegation that Supreme...

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<![CDATA[Facebook to Scale Back Political Campaign 'Embeds']]> Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:20:58 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/facebook43.jpg
Facebook said on Thursday it would cut back the on-site support staff that it has provided in the past to political campaigns including President Donald Trump’s in 2016, NBC News reported.Facebook said in...

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<![CDATA[More Oppose Kavanaugh Confirmation Than Support It: Poll]]> Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:06:13 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Trump-Kavanaugh-declaraciones.jpg
More American voters now oppose Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination than support it after he was accused of committing sexual assault while he was in high school, with opposition increasing 9 points since...

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<![CDATA[Protesters Opposed to Kavanaugh Gather at Capitol Hill]]> Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:25:57 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+KAVANAUGH+PROTESTORS+092018.00_00_00_00.Still005THUMB.jpg
Protesters gathered at Capitol Hill Thursday to urge the Senate to reject the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Many of the protesters said they were survivors of sexual assault.]]>
<![CDATA[China, Russia Aim for 'Desirable World Order' ]]> Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:23:52 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/PutinJinpingMeetingRussiaChina.jpg
After their third meeting in four months, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed their countries relations are "showing dynamic growth."The two leaders recently met at...

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<![CDATA[Trump Offers Full Support for Florence Victims: 'Nothing Will Be Left Undone']]> Wed, 19 Sep 2018 09:48:19 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/trump+florence.jpg
While visiting the areas battered by Hurricane Florence in North Carolina, President Donald Trump vowed to provide the area with all the resources they need for a full recovery.]]>
<![CDATA[Sen. Hirono Tells Men to 'Shut Up and Step Up']]> Wed, 19 Sep 2018 09:55:13 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SAMPLE+TIMELINE.00_00_10_17.Still003.jpg
Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii addressed "the men in this country" during a Tuesday press conference.]]>
<![CDATA[Boy Gets Hug From Trump at Florence Aid Event]]> Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:45:50 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/HUG.jpg
While handing out meals to Hurricane Florence victims in New Bern, North Carolina, President Donald Trump got a special request — a hug from a young boy who was helping out. Trump obliged]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Says of Sessions: 'I Don't Have an Attorney General']]> Wed, 19 Sep 2018 09:53:26 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/trump-fustiga-a-sessions.jpg
President Donald Trump launched an aggressive new attack against Jeff Sessions on Wednesday, going so far as to suggest that his attorney general's job performance has been so disappointing, it borders on...

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<![CDATA[Koreas Strike Nuclear Site Deal, With US Condition]]> Wed, 19 Sep 2018 07:12:18 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Kim-Moon.jpg
North and South Korea reached a deal to shut down North Korea’s main nuclear site - on one condition.]]>
<![CDATA[Trump 'Feels Terribly' For Kavanaugh]]> Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:48:47 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_TRUMP_PRESSER_091818-153729900411800002.jpg
President Donald Trump said Tuesday he "feels terribly" for Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his family. The Senate is trying to schedule a hearing to hear from Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who...]]>