<![CDATA[NBC New York - Politics]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.com en-us Sat, 28 Feb 2015 07:34:27 -0500 Sat, 28 Feb 2015 07:34:27 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[NJ Officer Meets President Obama]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:39:24 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/216*120/Officer+Obama+Camden.jpg
Although cops are used to being called to important gatherings, a New Jersey officer was shocked to discover who she would be meeting at an upcoming event.
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<![CDATA[Runoff for Rahm: Mayor Falls Short]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:22:19 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/rahm+and+chuy.jpg
Rahm Emanuel failed to clinch another term as Chicago's mayor on Tuesday, as Associated Press projections showed him forced into an unprecedented runoff election against challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. The...]]>
<![CDATA[Philly Chosen as 2016 DNC Host]]> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 19:51:07 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/philly+skyline+generic+camden+waterfront+sunset+comcast+liberty+place.jpg
The 2016 Democratic National Convention will be held in Philadelphia, party leaders announced Thursday. Philadelphia beat out rival finalists Brooklyn, New York and Columbus, Ohio for the chance to host...
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<![CDATA[Former State Sen. Malcolm Smith Found Guilty in Bribe Scheme]]> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 14:05:53 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/malcolm+smith+probe.jpg
Former Democratic state Sen. Malcolm Smith has been found guilty of scheming to bribe Republican party leaders so he could run on the GOP line in a New York City mayoral race, making him the latest ex-Albany...]]>
<![CDATA[NY Sen. Leader Dean Skelos Investigated: Sources]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:39:00 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/dean-skelos.jpg
Federal investigators are looking into state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos' sources of income, according to people familiar with the investigation.

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<![CDATA[Democrats Jockey to Replace Silver as Assembly Speaker]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:53:21 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/sheldon+silver+latst.jpg
Sheldon Silver’s fast fall from a lofty perch of power in Albany has resulted in a race among legislators to replace him and the outcome could have a big impact on New York City. Melissa Russo reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Storm Politics: How NYC Mayors Handled Snow]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:50:17 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/snow+politics+nyc.jpg
Thirty inches of snow hit parts of Long Island but a mere 9 or 10 inches in New York City -- some Manhattanites were relieved, many more were annoyed that services and transit were shut down. David Ushery gives]]>
<![CDATA[Christie Courts Iowa Conservatives]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:46:55 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/12415chris.jpg
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is trying to connect with Iowa conservatives by assuring them that "you'll always know who I am" if he runs for president.]]>
<![CDATA[Sen. Rubio Taking Steps Toward Possible 2016 Run]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:51:11 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/121113+marco+rubio.jpg
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio rode into Washington on a wave of anti-Obamacare sentiment in 2010. He may soon be hoping to ride a similar wave all the way up Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House in 2016.

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<![CDATA[Sheldon Silver Arrested, Accused of Taking Millions in Bribes]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:21:24 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/silver7.jpg
New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested Thursday on federal corruption charges and is accused of using his position in the state legislature to collect millions of dollars in bribes...

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<![CDATA["Pivotal": LGBT Groups Praise Obama's "Historic" SOTU]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:38:42 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/obama+state+of+union.JPG
LGBT rights activists and organizations across the country laud President Barack Obama who became the first U.S. president to ever use the words "lesbian," "bisexual" and "transgender" in a State of the...

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<![CDATA[New Md. Gov: What to Expect]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:02:30 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/20141104+Hogan.jpg
Larry Hogan was sworn in as Maryland governor Wednesday, becoming just the second Republican to hold the post in more than 45 years. He'll face a $750 million budget deficit, a legislature controlled by...]]>
<![CDATA[GOP Congressman Slams Obama for "Deportable" SOTU Guest]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 20:52:56 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP060731031104.jpg
A Republican congressman slammed the White House over one of its young State of the Union guests Tuesday, tweeting that the first lady would have a "deportable" joining her. Iowa Rep.

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<![CDATA[De Blasio Visits Paris After Terror Attacks]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 01:22:55 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/De-Blasio-Bouquet-France.jpg
Mayor Bill de Blasio made a trip to Paris on Tuesday to show his and his city's support in the wake of a spate of bloody terrorist attacks that horrified France.

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<![CDATA[Va. Gov. Suffers 7 Broken Ribs in Fall From Horse]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:09:49 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/0115-mcauliffe.jpg
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is recovering from injuries he received after being thrown from a horse while on a family trip to Africa, several media outlets are reporting.]]>