<![CDATA[NBC New York - Politics]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.com en-us Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:52:30 -0400 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:52:30 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[CA Has 1st Openly Gay Governor - For Part of Day]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:39:14 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/toni+atkins+swearing+in.jpg
For eight or nine hours on Wednesday, California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins will be acting as the state's top chief executive— the first openly gay governor in state history.

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<![CDATA[Blistering Report on Cuomo's Anti-Corruption Commission]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:26:28 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/cuomo+ethics.jpg
Gov. Andrew Cuomo declined to comment on a New York Times investigation that offers unprecedented detail on how he created a panel to tackle corruption -- then systematically blocked it from probing...]]>
<![CDATA[The Politics Behind LIRR Labor Deal]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:49:18 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/lirr+strike+averted+cuomo.jpg
Does Gov. Cuomo deserve credit for averting a strike, or was this all just a scripted act of political theater? Melissa Russo reports.]]>
<![CDATA[No Evidence of Cuban Plot to Smear NJ Senator]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 07:07:27 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP265398688093.jpg
There is no credible evidence that Cuban government agents hatched a smear campaign to try to link U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez to an underage prostitution scandal, government officials tell NBC 4 New York.

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<![CDATA[Port Authority Hires Firm With Christie Ties: Report]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:58:01 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/chris+christie+june+2014.jpg
The Port Authority fast-tracked the hiring of a law firm with strong ties to Governor Christie and gave it millions of dollars in legal work after the Christie administration pressed officials to hire the...

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<![CDATA[Berkeley Set to Require Free Medical Pot for Poor]]> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:55:16 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/06-11-2014-medical-marijuana-generic.jpg
Medical marijuana dispensaries in Berkeley, California, will likely soon be required to provide free pot to low-income members, according to an ordinance approved by the city council on Tuesday. The city is also

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<![CDATA[5 Things to Know About New House GOP Leader McCarthy]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 19:30:24 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/450883992.jpg
Rep. Kevin McCarthy was chosen by his House peers Thursday to succeed outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who was handed a surprising defeat by a little-known GOP challenger in Virgnia's...

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<![CDATA[Judge Orders Astorino Supporters Off Independence Party Enrollment]]> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 19:47:53 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000004219199_1200x675_283152451719.jpg
Did the Westchester County Executive and Republican nominee for governor really threaten to dismember his political rivals? That’s what Independence party officials are accusing Rob Astorino and his...]]>
<![CDATA[NBC's Chuck Todd: Why Cantor Lost]]> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 22:35:52 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000006784560_1200x675_278401091860.jpg
NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd explains what cost House Majority Leader Eric Cantor his congressional seat in a stunning primary defeat Tuesday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Fans Line Up for 4 Seconds With Hillary Clinton]]> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:42:36 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/212*120/hillary-book-signing.JPG
Hundreds of people lined up at a Manhattan bookstore for a chance to meet Hillary Rodham Clinton for four seconds and have the potential 2016 presidential candidate sign a copy of her new book being...]]>
<![CDATA[Ex-DA Used Money From Criminals: DOI]]> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 10:19:43 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP797902109507.jpg
Former longtime Brooklyn district attorney Charles Hynes is accused of misusing hundreds of thousands of dollars seized from criminal suspects to pay for a political consultant, according to a report by...

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<![CDATA[Public Advocate Backtracks on School Lunch Comments]]> Fri, 30 May 2014 19:57:21 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/School-Lunch-generic.jpg
Earlier this week the New York City Council ripped into the de Blasio administration for rejecting a proposal to offer free lunch to every child in public school regardless of financial]]>
<![CDATA[Bush Has Knee Surgery in Chicago ]]> Tue, 27 May 2014 20:53:35 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP13042414604.jpg
President George W. Bush traveled to Chicago over the Memorial Day weekend to have a knee replacement surgery at the Rush University Medical Center's Midwest Orthapaedics. The former president had...

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<![CDATA[NY Governor's Race on Parade on Memorial Day]]> Mon, 26 May 2014 20:32:49 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/cuomo+astorino.jpg
The two men battling in New York’s governor’s race hit the bricks and the campaign trail this Memorial Day. Governor Andrew Cuomo attended ceremonies on Staten Island and in Queens.]]>