<![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-usTue, 28 Mar 2017 05:23:32 -0400Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:23:32 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[House Set to Vote on Allowing ISPs to Sell Your Web History]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:21:02 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/LaptopTyping-GettyImages-500231363.jpg
The House on Tuesday is expected to vote on a controversial measure that would allow internet service providers (ISPs) to sell your browsing history and habits without your consent.The Senate voted 50-48...

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<![CDATA[Schiff: Nunes Should Recuse Himself From Russia Probe]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:09:14 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-653548766.jpg
Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, called for its chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes, to recuse himself from "any investigation" into President Donald Trump's campaign and transition...

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<![CDATA[Trump's Early Moves on Education Draw Concern, Praise]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:24:49 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17081565411668-trump.jpg
The nomination of Betsy DeVos, a school choice advocate, as Education secretary, was a signal from President Donald Trump that he was going to shake up public education.On Monday, Trump moved to roll...

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<![CDATA[Sessions Threatens Federal Funding for Sanctuary Cities in WH Briefing]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:31:13 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/Screen+Shot+2017-03-27+at+2.25.24+PM.png
 Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a warning to sanctuary cities in a Monday White House briefing, threatening to pull federal funding for states and cities that do not follow federal code on illegal...]]>
<![CDATA[Nunes Met Source for Trump Monitoring Claim at WH Grounds]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:07:23 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/656523922-devin-nunes-trump-intelligence.jpg
The day before Rep. Devin Nunes claimed Trump Tower may have been caught up in United States surveillance efforts during the transition period, the House Intelligence Committee chairman was on White House...

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<![CDATA[Trump's Son-in-Law to Lead New Office for Federal Overhaul]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:30:48 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17023542554197.jpg
President Donald Trump plans to debut a new office Monday to streamline and overhaul the federal government, and he intends to name his son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner as its head, the White...

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<![CDATA[DC's 'A Lot More Broken' Than Trump Thought: Mulvaney]]> Sun, 26 Mar 2017 11:54:50 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/MickMulvaney.jpg
The unpopular health care proposal supported by President Trump and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan could not get enough Republican votes to pass through the House this week, but Mick Mulvaney, the director...

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<![CDATA[Sen. Lindsey Graham Fights Back at Rowdy Town Hall]]> Sun, 26 Mar 2017 03:00:44 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/lindsey-graham-rowdy-townhall.jpg
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham defended his conservative values and voting record at a raucous town hall on Saturday, hitting back at what he described as the "double standard" among his more liberal-minded...

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<![CDATA[Dems Take Aim at Trump Transparency With 'MAR-A-LAGO' Act]]> Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:26:06 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_16327026097462-mar-a-lago.jpg
Democrats want to give President Donald Trump a transparency check in the form of a new bill with a mouthful of a name — and an acronym that takes an unsubtle dig at the president, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Nunes Backs Down From Assertion Trump Was Monitored]]> Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:51:15 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/656523922-devin-nunes-trump-intelligence.jpg
The chairman of the House intelligence committee has backed down from his assertion that Donald Trump and his aides were "monitored" by U.S. spies — a claim the Republicans have cited this week in emails...

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<![CDATA[Toronto School Board Bars New Trips to US]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:06:51 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Trump_health_MAR17_1200x675.jpg
The largest school board in Canada said it won't be booking future trips to the United States, citing "uncertainty" surrounding President Donald Trump's latest travel restrictions, NBC News reported.The...

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<![CDATA[Trump Urges Bipartisan Effort on 'A Better Bill']]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:09:30 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Trump_Ryancare_Reax_1-149039121373800001.jpg
Following the withdrawal of a Republican-backed health care bill, President Donald Trump on Friday urged Republican and Democratic lawmakers to work together on "a better bill."]]>
<![CDATA[Ryan: 'This is a Disappointing Day for Us']]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:52:26 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Ryan_Healthcare-149038805651200001.jpg
 House Speaker Paul Ryan speaks on Friday, March 24, 2017, after Republican pulled the health care bill meant to replace the Affordable Care Act.]]>
<![CDATA[Write-In Candidate Pulls Off Stunner in Philly Election]]> Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:25:16 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Emilio+Vazquez.jpg
Democratic write-in candidate Emilio Vasquez pulled off a surprise victory in a North Philadelphia special election to replace disgraced state Rep. Leslie Acosta, who gave up her seat following a corruption...

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<![CDATA[Clinic Run by Michele Bachmann’s Husband Hit With Violations]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:10:57 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/michellebachmanandhusband2011_1200x675.jpg
A clinic that was accused of pushing bogus "pray away the gay" therapy — and is owned by former Rep. Michele Bachmann's husband — was cited by Minnesota health inspectors for failing to properly keep patient...

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<![CDATA[Trump Issues Keystone XL Pipeline Permit]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:11:11 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT_POL_TRUMPPIPELINE_032417_1-149037141095300001.jpg
President Trump issues a permit to build the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline on Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Spanish Lifeguard Founded Group Saved Thousands Refugees]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:00:11 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/migrants-AP_17063596037427.jpg
Two islands in the Mediterranean—Lesbos in Greece and Lampedusa in Italy—have become battlefronts in a much wider political war about border security and immigration.Proactiva organizers and volunteers...

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<![CDATA[Commerce Chief's Shipping Business Raises Conflict Questions]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:22:48 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-629852548.jpg
When private equity billionaire Wilbur Ross Jr. signed on to be President Donald Trump's commerce secretary, he agreed to divest millions of dollars in assets, NBC News reported.But one asset Ross plans...

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