<![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, 19 Feb 2017 09:35:24 -0500Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:35:24 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Bill Would Allow Hunters to Target Bears, Wolves in Alaska]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:22:36 -0500 //media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/bearsinalaskafeuerherd.jpg
Hunters could once again go after bears, wolves and other predators in national wildlife refuges across Alaska if an Obama-era federal law is overturned by Congress and gets the president's approval, NBC...

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[‘I Am a Muslim Too’: Russell Simmons Headlines Unity March]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:05:14 -0500 //media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_101210146201.jpg
Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons is feeling "zen" about a multifaith and multiethnic unity rally he's headlining Sunday — organized in response to the uncertainty and anxiety that was created by President...

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[DNC Race Shakeup: Ray Buckley to Exit, Endorse Keith Ellison]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:55:49 -0500 //media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/dncshakeup.jpg
In the biggest shakeup of the Democratic leadership race in months, New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley plans to drop his bid to be the party's national chairman and throw his support behind...

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Here’s How Congress Is Handling Russia Investigations]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 04:35:30 -0500 //media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17048721312607-Sens-Comey-Secret-Meeting.jpg
At the end of a week's worth of new revelations and a resignation, FBI Director James Comey held a closed-door meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee Friday, NBC News reports.

Photo Credit: J. Scott Applewhite, AP]]>
<![CDATA[House Overturns Rule Protecting Planned Parenthood]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 02:18:59 -0500 //media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17010593540071-House.jpg
The Republican-led House this week overturned a regulation then-President Barack Obama put in place to protect Title X funding, prompting criticism from Democrats and others over the move's impact on women's...

Photo Credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Emphasizes Military Spending at Boeing]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:44:34 -0500 //media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Trump_Boeing-148736146912200001.jpg
 President Donald Trump reiterated his emphasis on rebuilding the military in a Friday visit to Boeing in South Carolina, a day after he made the same promises in a White House news conference. "We are looking seriously at a big order," he said.]]>
<![CDATA[Calls for 9/11 Commission-Style Probe Into Russia Meddling ]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:57:03 -0500 //media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/representative+elijah+cummings.jpg
A senior Democratic lawmaker said the creation of a 9/11-style commission to investigate Russian interference in the presidential election has gained bipartisan support.Rep. Elijah Cummings told msnbc the creation of the commission was necessary "to really get into how all of this happened, what was the relationship between the Trump campaign and the Russians, and try to figure out how to make sure that this does not happen again."Cummings, the ranking member on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform said the Republican co-sponsor of a bill to create the commission is "a congressman from North Carolina" whose name would be made public Friday.Sen. Ben Cardin, the leading Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has previously called for an independent commission into election meddling.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Conservative Media Firm Founder Joins White House Team]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:38:30 -0500 //media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tru7GettyImages-642085400.jpg
Donald Trump has named Mike Dubke, founder of conservative media firm Crossroads Media, to be head of the White House communications team, NBC News reported. Dubke is expected to start in his new role as early as Friday, an administration official told NBC. Crossroads Media is a conservative media firm "specializing in advertising strategy and placement for political candidates, issue advocacy organizations and trade associations," according to their website.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[America Is the 'Problem Now': Asylum Seekers Flee to Canada]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:33:49 -0500 //media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/refugeesescapetocanada.jpg
A Somali man trekked 21 hours as temperatures hovered around 0 degrees Fahrenheit to make it across the northern U.S. border into Manitoba, Canada, CBC, a Canadian news agency reported.The freezing and exhausted man shared his story with a CBC news reporter at about 4:30 a.m. Saturday."I have a problem. America is [the] problem now," he said, according to the report.

Photo Credit: CBC News ]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Taps NY Billionaire to Review Intelligence Agencies]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:52:39 -0500 //media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Feinberg_Trump_15519367-148727880542900001.jpg
 President Donald Trump said Thursday his administration has asked a New York-based private equity executive to lead a review of the U.S. intelligence community as he moves to crack down on "illegal leaks" of classified information.]]>
<![CDATA[Guiterrez: Hispanic Dems Barred From Meeting With ICE Director]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 03:32:36 -0500 //media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/luis+gutierrez+GettyImages-580956024.jpg
Rep. Luis Gutierrez was among a group of Hispanic congressmen barred from a meeting Thursday with a top federal immigration enforcement official.According to Gutierrez, a Democrat from Illinois, he and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus were scheduled to meet Tuesday with acting Immigration and Custom Enforcement Director Thomas Homan to discuss President Donald Trump’s controversial executive order on deportation.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Trump: Flynn 'Was Just Doing His Job']]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:47:45 -0500 //media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/FLYNN_Trump_Full-148727036175000001.jpg
President Donald Trump said he believed Michael Flynn "was just doing his job" as a then-incoming national security advisor to the White House when he called a Russian minister. Trump maintained that Flynn was fired for misleading Vice President Mike Pence. ]]>
<![CDATA[Senate Confirms Trump Budget Chief Mulvaney]]> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:19:35 -0500 //media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/MickMulvaney.jpg
Mick Mulvaney gained a key Senate supporter Wednesday, clearing his path to confirmation to be director of the Office of Management and Budget. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, had been withholding backing for Mulvaney, a conservative member of the House from South Carolina, but she said Wednesday that she would support him, giving him the support of a majority of senators, NBC News reported. The Senate voted 51-49 to approve Mulvaney, with John McCain voting no. He'd said he opposes Mulvaney's desire to cut defense spending.

Photo Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Two House Chairmen Ask for DOJ Probe Over Flynn Leaks]]> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 07:47:21 -0500 //media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17041111533259.jpg
The Republican chairmen of two powerful committees in the House asked the Justice Department on Wednesday to investigate a series of leaks to the media relating to Michael Flynn and communications with Russia's ambassador to the United States, NBC News reported.Flynn resigned as President Donald Trump's national security adviser on Monday, days after The Washington Post, citing current and former administration officials, reported that he discussed sanctions with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak before Trump was inaugurated."According to some of the reports, the information may come from classified intelligence products," Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Bob Goodlatte, R-Virginia, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said in a letter to the Justice Department's inspector general."We have serious concerns about the potential inadequate protection of classified information here," they wrote.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Lawmaker Defends Abortion Bill Labeling Women 'Hosts']]> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:21:37 -0500 //media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_abortionbill0215_1920x1080.jpg
An Oklahoma lawmaker is defending his use of the word "host" to describe pregnant women in his controversial new abortion bill. House Bill 1441, authored by Republican Rep. Justin Humphrey, would force women seeking abortions to identify the father to the doctor.Humphrey's use of the word 'host' regarding pregnant women sparked outrage among some in the community."When I use the term host, it's not meant to degrade women. I actually went and Googled that. I went to Webster, and I couldn't find a better term," Humphrey said.

Photo Credit: KFOR]]>
<![CDATA[Did Oprah Winfrey Torpedo Labor Nominee Andrew Puzder?]]> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:07:25 -0500 //media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/puzder+winfrey+.jpg
President Donald Trump's pick for Labor Secretary, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his name Wednesday from consideration for the Cabinet post amid concerns over his business record and remarks about women and workers at his company.But another aspect of Puzder's history — involving 30-year-old allegations of domestic abuse against his ex-wife — has begun to take center stage, and that scandal has engulfed an unlikely person — talk show icon and media mogul Oprah Winfrey, NBC News reported.

Photo Credit: Getty
This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.]]>
<![CDATA[Kutcher Blows Sen. McCain a Kiss at Senate Hearing]]> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:52:03 -0500 //media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/mccain+kutcher.jpg
A Senate committee hearing on a serious topic took a lighthearted turn when Ashton Kutcher blew a kiss at Sen. John McCain . In the hearing, Kutcher testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on ending modern slavery and human trafficking.The actor may not have expected a wry comment from Sen. John McCain, a committee member and Kutcher fan, one day after Valentine's Day.“Ashton, you were better looking in the movies,” Sen. McCain said while thanking him for his testimony.Kutcher blew him a kiss as the room laughed.

Photo Credit: AP
This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.]]>