<![CDATA[NBC New York - Politics]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.com en-us Thu, 27 Nov 2014 23:38:38 -0500 Thu, 27 Nov 2014 23:38:38 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[City Council Race Ends in Tie]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:25:46 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Padilla-McCann-Chula-Vista2.jpg
The razor-thin race for a Chula Vista City Council seat has ended in a tie, two weeks after Election Day, San Diego County officials say. John McCann and Steve Padilla each won 18,450 votes for the District...]]>
<![CDATA[NYPD to Stop Arresting People for Minor Pot Offenses]]> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 20:29:05 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NYPD-generic.jpg
Many New Yorkers facing low-level marijuana charges will soon be issued summonses instead of being taken to precinct houses in handcuffs, department brass said Monday.]]>
<![CDATA[GOP Wins in Blue States Could Boost Christie's Profile]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 14:44:08 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/chris+christie+windsor+locks.jpg
Republicans got elected governor in some blue states though elsewhere Democrats held onto to their jobs, leaving a mixed bag of results. But the wins are a boost for New Jersey Gov.

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<![CDATA[Weary Rivals in SoCal Race Hopeful]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 11:15:14 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DeMaio-Peters-June-Primary.jpg
The long, divisive road to the 52nd Congressional District seat stretches on for its two weary candidates, incumbent U.S. Rep. Scott Peters and former San Diego city councilman Carl DeMaio, as officials prepare...]]>
<![CDATA[Andrew Cuomo: "Restore NY As the Progressive Capital of the Nation"]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 23:12:40 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000005248307_1200x675_352689731684.jpg
In his victory speech Tuesday night, Gov. Andrew Cuomo touts the accomplishments of his first term and looks ahead to his priorities for the next four years.]]>
<![CDATA[Booker: "Looking to Represent Best of NJ Values"]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 10:20:36 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000005248111_1200x675_352680003801.jpg
In his victory speech Tuesday night, U.S. Senator Cory Booker promises New Jersey voters to fight for them in Washington, D.C. and wants to override politics to "represent the best of New Jersey values and...]]>
<![CDATA[NJ Nature Center Campaign Signs Stolen, Vandalized]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 19:51:14 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tenafly+nature+preserve+vote+battle.jpg
The battle over a new headquarters for Tenafly's Nature Center has taken a nasty turn on Election Day, with supporters' signs being stolen and spray-painted. Brian Thompson reports]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Tot Wants to Vote ]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 08:35:20 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/195*120/Xavier+cries+p1.jpg
Xavier is only 3 years old. He cannot legally vote for another 15 years. But Xavier is passionate about the democratic process. The tyke went with his mom, Erica Hallman Nagy to vote this morning near...]]>
<![CDATA[Connecticut's Last Dry Town No More: Vote Reverses Alcohol Ban]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 22:18:31 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/beer+bottles+generic+edit.jpg
Voters in the Connecticut town of Bridgewater made the historic decision Tuesday to end prohibition and reverse an alcohol ban in the state's last dry town. Some residents have bars in their garages but...

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<![CDATA[Conn. Gov., GOP Challenger Debate]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 16:09:17 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/malloy+foley+chaz+and+aj+debate.jpg
Connecticut's Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his Republican challenger Tom Foley faced off in their last gubernatorial debate Monday morning, a day after independent candidate dropped out and threw...

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<![CDATA[NY Governor's Race Goes to Church]]> Sun, 02 Nov 2014 21:15:45 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/cuomo+church.jpg
Both Governor Cuomo and Republican challenger Rob Astorino stumped for votes and perhaps a higher endorsement at local churches Sunday. Melissa Russo reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Most NYers Approve of Cuomo's Ebola Response: Poll]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:20:01 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/cuomo+astorino1.jpg
New Yorkers back Gov. Andrew Cuomo on his handling of the state's first Ebola case and maintains his lead over his gubernatorial challenger Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino.]]>
<![CDATA[NASA Rocket Explodes With NJ Students' Experiment]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:07:13 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Wallops+Island+rocket+launch+explosion+1028-rocket.jpg
A group of South Jersey students watched in person as their award-winning science experiment blasted off toward the International Space Station Tuesday night, only to see the rocket carrying it explode...
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<![CDATA[Astorino Attacks Cuomo for Allegedly Using Federal Funds for Sandy Ads]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:51:32 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/sandy+politics+cuomo.jpg
On the eve of the second anniversary of Sandy, Gov. Cuomo met with hurricane victims as Rob Astorino criticized the governor's alleged use of funds for Sandy ads. Greg Cergol reports]]>
<![CDATA[Cuomo's Controversial Ebola Quarantine Policy]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:52:11 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000005182512_1200x675_348575299637.jpg
Since Gov. Cuomo announced a new mandatory quarantine policy along with Gov. Christie Friday, he's been experiencing blowback. Melissa Russo reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Differences Show in Gov. Debate]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:01:36 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/Baker+Coakley+Debate.jpg
On Monday, Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Martha Coakley showcased their differences in the Massachusetts gubernatorial debate moderated by NECN's Latoyia Edwards at Worcester's Hanover Theatre for...

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<![CDATA[Jeb Bush Still Hasn't Made Decision on 2016]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:19:41 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/474646291.jpg
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush still "has not made a decision" about whether he'll run for president in 2016, a spokesperson said after the GOP politician's son seemed to suggest over the weekend that a bid...

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<![CDATA[Cuomo Ripped Over Moreland in Debate]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:48:46 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/169*120/AP895082250901.jpg
Gov. Cuomo took big hits from his gubernatorial challengers over the Moreland Commission scandal. See some of the highlights from Wednesday's debate.

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<![CDATA[Anthony Weiner: "My Political Career is Probably Over"]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:56:44 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/anthony+weiner+august+2.jpg
In an interview with Politico, Anthony Weiner said he is done with politics both in the nation’s capital and New York City and that he “would have lost (his) marbles” if he had stayed in Congress after his...]]>
<![CDATA[Rivals Debate in NH Senate Race]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:06:59 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/vlcsnap-2014-10-21-21h11m54s10.jpg
Republican challenger Scott Brown continued to hammer away at Democrat Jeanne Shaheen's record in Washington as the incumbent repeatedly accused her opponent of fear mongering during a debate in New...
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<![CDATA[Rival Gets Hands on Campaign Book]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:40:34 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/carl+demaio+scott+peters.JPG
A new bombshell dropped Friday in the race for California’s 52nd Congressional District when both candidates confirmed a Carl DeMaio campaign strategy book, allegedly stolen during an office break-in, found its...
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