<![CDATA[NBC New York - Politics]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/politics http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.comen-usSun, 28 May 2017 03:42:44 -0400Sun, 28 May 2017 03:42:44 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Scandal in the WH? Clinton Aides Know What That’s Like]]> Sat, 27 May 2017 22:05:36 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/white-house-night.jpg
Life was hell in the White House.The aides and advisers who endured the last major independent investigation at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue say President Donald Trump and his team are not prepared for how...

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<![CDATA[Trump to Set Up 'War Room' to Deal With Russia Questions]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 17:38:52 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tru4AP_171015770945195.jpg
The White House is preparing to establish a "war room" to combat questions about ties between Russia and President Donald Trump's campaign, Reuters reported.The news agency cited administration officials...

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<![CDATA[Three Moments From Hillary Clinton's Commencement Address]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 15:19:20 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/hillaryclintonthumbspeech.jpg
Hillary Clinton's commencement address at Wellesley College included remarks about President Trump's proposed budget, life after the election and a comparison between President Trump and President Nixon.]]>
<![CDATA[Republican Wins House Seat, Apologizes After Assault Charge]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 17:45:46 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/giGettyImages-687778650.jpg
Republican Greg Gianforte won Montana's special congressional election late Thursday barely a day after he was charged with misdemeanor assault following accusations that he body-slammed a reporter, NBC...

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<![CDATA[Kushner Under FBI Scrutiny in Russia Probe: Officials]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 18:51:55 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/jared-kushner.jpg
Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and one of his senior advisers, has come under FBI scrutiny in the Russia investigation, multiple U.S. officials told NBC News.Investigators believe Kushner has...

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<![CDATA[Joe Lieberman Withdraws Name From FBI Director Search]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 13:05:24 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/200*120/53089455.jpg
Former Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman has withdrawn his name from the running for FBI director.The confirmation comes after reports that President Donald Trump is expected to retain Marc Kasowitz as...

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<![CDATA[Ben Carson Calls Poverty 'State of Mind']]> Thu, 25 May 2017 07:07:34 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/631548198-Ben-Carson-Senate-Hearing-Housing.jpg
Ben Carson, the secretary of housing and urban development, is facing criticism after calling poverty a "state of mind," NBC News reported.Carson was asked in a SiriusXM radio interview with Armstrong Williams...

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<![CDATA[Trump Failing to Track Foreign Cash at His Hotels]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 13:25:24 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/603142230-trump-international-hotel-DC.jpg
Just before taking office, President Donald Trump promised to donate all profits earned from foreign governments back to the U.S. Treasury.But MSNBC has learned the Trump Organization is not tracking...

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<![CDATA[Families Fear Fallout From Health Care Changes]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 11:32:56 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Alba_Somoza.jpg
Peter Hodge’s two daughters fight cystic fibrosis daily, their medications, doctor visits and hospitalizations costing about $1 million in health care benefits a year. Should the Republican-controlled Senate...

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<![CDATA[Trump Team Stands by Budget’s $2 Trillion Math Error]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 13:07:45 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/mickmulvaneyfeuerherd.jpg
President Donald Trump's newly unveiled budget contains a massive accounting error that uses the same money twice for two different purposes, NBC News reported. Based on its supersized projections of 3 percent...

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<![CDATA[Donald Trump’s Budget Breaks These 7 Campaign Promises]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 19:58:23 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17075720853888-wall.jpg
The White House took pains to insist that the 2018 budget blueprint is keeping campaign promises, NBC News reported.Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said that the president is making good on his vow to save...]]>
<![CDATA[Trump to Retain Private Attorney in Russia Probes]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 21:34:02 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/trump-rose-garden.jpg
President Donald Trump is expected to retain Marc Kasowitz as his private attorney on matters related to the Russia investigation, sources told NBC News.Kasowitz has represented Trump a number of times in the...

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<![CDATA[Senate Committee to Subpoena 2 of Flynn's Businesses]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 17:02:21 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/flynnfeuerherdIV.jpg
The Senate intelligence committee says it will subpoena two of former national security adviser Michael Flynn's businesses.The committee has already subpoenaed Flynn for documents regarding his contacts...

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Melania Follows Viral Hand Swat With Another Rebuff]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 15:24:25 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/another+melania+hand+swat.jpg
The swat heard 'round the world appears to have a sequel.

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<![CDATA[Brennan: 'Sufficient Basis' for Russia-Trump Campaign Probe]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 14:22:14 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17143547439723.jpg
Former CIA chief John Brennan testifies before members of the House Intelligence Committee on May 23, 2017. Brennan says that he left his position without clear conclusions about collusion but with...

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<![CDATA[Coats Won't Comment on Trump Collusion Report]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 12:15:58 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/US-Worldwide-Threats-2-CR-149555543017000001.jpg
During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on May 23, 2017, Dan Coats, the nation's director of national intelligence, said he wouldn't comment on a news report that President Donald Trump asked him...]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Asked Intel Officials to Push Back on Russia Probe]]> Mon, 22 May 2017 21:29:50 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/rogers-461191572.jpg
President Trump asked two top U.S. intelligence officials in March to help him push back against an FBI investigation into possible coordination between the Russian government and his campaign team, a former...

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<![CDATA[DOJ Narrows Possible Sanctions for Sanctuary Cities]]> Mon, 22 May 2017 17:08:06 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AGjeffsessions_1200x675.jpg
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday that local governments refusing to cooperate in deporting convicted criminals risk losing their Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security grant money, NBC...

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<![CDATA[Netanyahu, Trump Speak in Israel About Regional Stability]]> Mon, 22 May 2017 16:26:09 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/TrumpNetanyahu_16465883_1-149548261825500001.jpg
U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed the strength of the U.S.-Israel relationship, the international nuclear deal with Iran and Middle Eastern stability at a joint...]]>