<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:24:40 -0400 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:24:40 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[NYPD Sergeants' Union Blasts Brooklyn DNC Bid]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:13:59 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/sba+letter+anti+dnc.jpg
Mayor de Blasio got blasted in print on Tuesday by the head of the NYPD’s sergeants’ union, which is urging Democrats not to choose New York City as the site of their 2016]]>
<![CDATA[Perry in NH: Charges All Politics]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:03:05 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/edtAP259994489655.jpg
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is testing his presidential prospects in New Hampshire as he defiantly dismisses a recent indictment and tries to convince voters that he's an improved version of the 2012 candidate...

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<![CDATA[GOP Staffer in Chicken Suit Faces Charges After Clucking at NH Governor, Senator]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:25:01 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/zona+chicken+suit.jpg
A GOP state committee staff member has been charged with disorderly conduct after heckling New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Governor Maggie Hassan at this past Saturday's Old Home Day

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<![CDATA[City Council Speaker Tweets She Has HPV]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:34:22 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/MarkViverito.jpg
Westchester County health officials are warning residents about the possibility of rabid bats after nearly 50 of the creatures were brought in for testing during the first week of August.

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<![CDATA[Former Vt. U.S. Sen. Jeffords Dead at 80]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:57:40 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/James+Jeffords.jpg
The former U.S. senator from Vermont who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent has died. James Jeffords was 80. Diane Derby, a former aide,...

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<![CDATA[Florida Ad Tries to Connect Pot With Date Rape]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 08:56:27 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/potdaterapead.jpg
Robin Williams stood in the eye of his own humor hurricane, a human perpetual motion machine of comedy who unleashed manic streams of pop-cultural consciousness with the improv intensity of a be-bop great...

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<![CDATA[Jim McGreevey, 10 Years Later]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 08:20:44 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/MCGREEVEY+10+YEARS.jpg
Brian Thompson sat down with former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey, to talk about his historic resignation and the changes he and society have gone through in the past decade.]]>
<![CDATA[5 Things to Know About New House GOP Leader McCarthy]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:14:41 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/450883992.jpg
House Republicans on Thursday selected Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, a high-ranking member of House Speaker John Boehner’s leadership team, to be their next Majority Leader, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Astorino Hammers Cuomo on Handling of Moreland Commission]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:31:11 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/cuomo+astorino+moreland.jpg
Gov. Cuomo's handling of the Moreland Commision is becoming an election-year thorn in his side. His Republican challenger Rob Astorino is hammering him on this issue. Melissa Russo reports.]]>
<![CDATA[CA Has 1st Openly Gay Governor - For Part of Day]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:39:14 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/toni+atkins+swearing+in.jpg
More than 20 million gallons of water were lost during Tuesday's massive water main break near UCLA, doubling the initial estimate, officials said. Crews were still shutting off water to the busted pipe...

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<![CDATA[Blistering Report on Cuomo's Anti-Corruption Commission]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:26:28 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/cuomo+ethics.jpg
Gov. Andrew Cuomo declined to comment on a New York Times investigation that offers unprecedented detail on how he created a panel to tackle corruption -- then systematically blocked it from probing...]]>
<![CDATA[The Politics Behind LIRR Labor Deal]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:49:18 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/lirr+strike+averted+cuomo.jpg
Does Gov. Cuomo deserve credit for averting a strike, or was this all just a scripted act of political theater? Melissa Russo reports.]]>
<![CDATA[No Evidence of Cuban Plot to Smear NJ Senator]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 07:07:27 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP265398688093.jpg
New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez helped push a port security deal in the Dominican Republic that could be worth hundreds of millions to a company owned by friend and political fundraiser Salomon Melgen,...

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<![CDATA[Port Authority Hires Firm With Christie Ties: Report]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:58:01 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/chris+christie+june+2014.jpg
The Port Authority fast-tracked the hiring of a law firm with strong ties to Governor Christie and gave it millions of dollars in legal work after the Christie administration pressed officials to hire the...

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<![CDATA[Berkeley Set to Require Free Medical Pot for Poor]]> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:55:16 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/06-11-2014-medical-marijuana-generic.jpg
Medical marijuana dispensaries in Berkeley, California, will likely soon be required to provide free pot to low-income members, according to an ordinance approved by the city council on Tuesday. The city is also

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