<![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-usWed, 26 Jul 2017 00:56:51 -0400Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:56:51 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Sen. John McCain Returns to Senate Floor]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:52:08 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT+MCCAIN+RETURN+THUMB.jpg
Sen. John McCain returned to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to cast a vote to start debate on the Senate GOP health care bill. McCain had been absent from the Senate since he was diagnosed with brain cancer.]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Doubles Down on Sessions Criticism]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:34:08 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Trump_on_Sessions-150101355642900001.jpg
President Donald Trump's slipping confidence in Attorney General Jeff Sessions was on full display on Tuesday, after he took the opportunity to double down on his criticism of Sessions' decision to recuse...]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Praises Senate for Moving on Health Care Reform]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:37:54 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Trump_Senate_Health_Care-150101350505600001.jpg
President Donald Trump, during a Tuesday news conference with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, praised the Senate for voting to move forward on health care reform.]]>
<![CDATA[Calif. Gov. Extends Climate Change Bill, Adds 10 Years]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:41:03 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/173*120/gov+brown-0627.jpg
Gov. Jerry Brown is set to sign legislation Tuesday keeping alive California's signature initiative to fight global warming, which puts a cap and a price on climate-changing emissions.

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<![CDATA[Did Trump Declassify Secret CIA Program With a Tweet?]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:43:24 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/donaldtrumpvoterfraud.jpg
In a series of Monday night Tweets attacking what he refers to as the “Amazon Washington Post,” U.S. President Donald Trump apparently declassified a CIA program to arm Syrian rebels, NBC News reports.Last week...

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<![CDATA[Former Scouts, Organizers React to Trump's Political Speech]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:17:46 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/priAP_17205844006665.jpg
President Donald Trump's appearance at a national Boy Scout event has hit a nerve with former scouts and organizers after his speech turned political.At the Boys Scouts of America's National Jamboree in...

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<![CDATA[Federal Judge Blocks Mass Deportation of Iraqis]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 01:25:04 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17172716428292.jpg
A federal judge in Detroit Monday halted the deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals, NBC News reported.The Iraqis, many of whom are part of their home country's Christian minority, could face...

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<![CDATA[Fact Checking Trump's Remarks on Health Care]]> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 21:57:43 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tru6AP_17205761619358.jpg
President Donald Trump on Monday, in delivering remarks about health care, said the former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act has caused "nothing but pain."He concluded Obama's health bill has...

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<![CDATA[Immigrant Sanctuary Movement Grows Under President Trump]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:41:15 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NURY-Chavarria-NORWALK.jpg
A Connecticut mother who has taken refuge in a church to avoid deportation is one of a dozen immigrants staying in houses of worship nationwide under a sanctuary movement invigorated by President Trump’s...

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<![CDATA[Trump Blames GOP, Dems for Health Care Repeal Struggle]]> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:27:59 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Trump_Blames_GOP_Dems_for_ObamaCare-150092696887500001.jpg
President Donald Trump criticized GOP senators who have failed to move forward with a health care repeal, claiming they have not "done their job." He also called Democrats in Congress...]]>
<![CDATA[Congressman Uses Sounds of Scalise Shooting in Campaign Ad]]> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:11:05 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/AP_17165501432247.jpg
An Alabama congressman running for Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ former Senate seat is facing criticism for using in a campaign ad audio recorded of the June shooting that seriously injured House Majority Whip...

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<![CDATA[Kushner Denies Collusion With Russia]]> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:44:18 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/kushnerdeniescollusion_17086178_1200x675_1007643203529.jpg
Jared Kushner denies that he had any ties to Russia during President Trump's election campaign.]]>
<![CDATA[US Military Plane Intercepted by Chinese Fighter Jets]]> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:20:07 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/chinaJ10jet_1200x675.jpg
U.S. military officials confirmed two Chinese fighter jets intercepted and almost collided with a U.S. military surveillance aircraft in the East China Sea this weekend, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[White House Gives Mixed Messages on Pardons]]> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:26:21 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/scarAP_17202665084579.jpg
Newly-hired White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci said Sunday that President Donald Trump is "thinking about pardoning nobody" in connection with the Russia investigation, according to...

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<![CDATA[John McCain Spends Weekend Outdoors With Daughter, Friend]]> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 04:23:38 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/AP421965667883.jpg
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., spent the weekend outdoors about a week after undergoing surgery and being diagnosed with brain cancer, NBC News reported.McCain, 80, tweeted a photo Sunday afternoon of himself and...

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<![CDATA[GOP Legislative Agenda Stalled Amid Ideological Divides]]> Sun, 23 Jul 2017 06:41:23 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/senate-gop.jpg
Despite having control of both chambers of Congress and the White House, Republicans are struggling to pass major aspects their legislative agenda and face many issues that interfere with the party's ability to...

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