<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Political News]]>Copyright 2019 https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/politics http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area https://www.nbcbayarea.com en-usSat, 23 Mar 2019 04:52:53 -0700Sat, 23 Mar 2019 04:52:53 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[A Timeline of Mueller’s Russia Investigation]]> Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:37:19 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SAMPLE+TIMELINE.00_00_17_14.Still019.jpg
On May 17, 2017, former FBI Director Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel to oversee the investigation into possible links between Russia and the Trump campaign. He secured the conviction of one...]]>
<![CDATA[Mueller Probe Reaction: Should the Report Be Released?]]> Fri, 22 Mar 2019 18:10:17 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/pelosi-mcconnell-032219.jpg
As soon as Special Counsel Robert Mueller had submitted his report on his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election to Attorney General William Barr, Democratic politicians began pushing...

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<![CDATA[Special Counsel Mueller Wraps Up Russia Probe]]> Fri, 22 Mar 2019 15:34:42 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Muller+Investigation+Thumbnail1.jpg
Special counsel Robert Mueller has finished his investigation into Russian election meddling, officials said Friday. Attorney General William Barr will soon report to Congress on Mueller's findings]]>
<![CDATA[Jimmy Carter Becomes Oldest Living American President]]> Fri, 22 Mar 2019 03:29:40 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Jimmy-Carter-GettyImages-484579098.jpg
Jimmy Carter can add another title to a lifetime of achievements: He's now the longest-living U.S. president, NBC News reported.As of Thursday evening, the 39th commander-in-chief was 94 years and 172 days old...

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<![CDATA[Cummings Presses White House on Kushner's WhatsApp Use]]> Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:24:25 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/kushner-cummings.jpg
The House Oversight Committee is giving the White House one last chance to “voluntarily” comply with an investigation into the use of private email accounts by Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump before resorting to...]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Signs Order to 'Protect Free Speech' on Campuses]]> Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:35:51 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+TRUMP+COLLEGE+EXECUTIVE+ORDER+032119.00_00_20_13.Still003THUMB.jpg
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday requiring U.S. colleges to certify that they protect free speech on their campuses or risk losing federal research funding.]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Escalates Criticism Against Sen. McCain, 7 Months After His Death]]> Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:30:09 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SAMPLE+TIMELINE.00_00_01_03.Still003.jpg
President Donald Trump again lashed out against the late Arizona senator saying, “’I was never a fan of John McCain and I never will be.” The comments came after he tweeted more scorn over the...]]>
<![CDATA[Decision 2020]]> Mon, 18 Mar 2019 08:59:07 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/decision2020-thumb.jpg
Read up on the latest political developments on the race for the presidency in 2020.]]>
<![CDATA[Is Jane Sanders the Most Powerful Woman Not Running in 2020?]]> Mon, 18 Mar 2019 06:31:10 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/220*120/jane+sanders+resize+img.jpg
Before Bernie Sanders took the stage to formally launch his 2020 presidential campaign this month, the candidate's most influential adviser took the mic. To cheers, Jane Sanders introduced herself to the...

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<![CDATA[With $6.1M, Beto O'Rourke Sets New 1st-Day Fundraising Mark]]> Mon, 18 Mar 2019 04:35:15 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1136005287-Beto-O%27Rourke-Iowa.jpg
Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke raised $6.1 million in the 24 hours after he declared he was running for president, his campaign announced Monday.NBC News reports that that figure surpasses Sen.

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<![CDATA[Mulvaney After Massacre: Trump 'Not a White Supremacist']]> Sun, 17 Mar 2019 12:34:46 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/mulvaneyGettyImages-948131350.jpg
Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Sunday that the New Zealand mosque massacre, where a white supremacist allegedly killed 50 people, had nothing to do with President Donald Trump's rhetoric...

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<![CDATA[Southern District of New York Doesn't 'Care About Politics']]> Sun, 17 Mar 2019 11:29:20 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Bharara.jpg
Preet Bharara, the former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, explained in an interview Sunday with CBS's "Face the Nation" why he thinks his old office might be a bigger threat to President...

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<![CDATA[Trump Urges 'Bring Back' Fox News Host Jeanine Pirro]]> Sun, 17 Mar 2019 09:33:43 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Pirro2.jpg
President Donald Trump called on Fox News to keep host Jeanine Pirro on the air after she didn't appear for her regularly scheduled Saturday night program following her anti-Muslim comments about Rep.

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<![CDATA[Trump Lashes Out at McCain Seven Months After Senator's Death]]> Sun, 17 Mar 2019 06:56:48 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/McCain10.jpg
President Donald Trump on Saturday lashed out against an old nemesis, the late Sen. John McCain, for his crucial vote against repealing Obamacare in 2017, NBC News reports.In the same tweet, the president...

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