<![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, 31 Jan 2015 19:36:39 -0500 Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:36:39 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![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.]]>
<![CDATA[State of the Union: What To Expect]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 11:31:05 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_sotupreview0119001_1500x845.jpg
President Obama's upcoming State of The Union address is already being met by Republican criticism.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Teen Who Asked Santa for Safety Invited to State of the Union]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:54:02 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/217*120/letter+to+santa+safety.jpg
A South Side Chicago teen who wrote a letter to Santa asking for safety and received a reply from President Barack Obama has now earned an invitation from the first lady. Michelle Obama invited 13-year-old Malik...]]>
<![CDATA[Romney Hints at Presidential Run]]> Sat, 17 Jan 2015 19:15:09 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/mitt+romney+rnc+011615.JPG
Mitt Romney is addressing the GOP's winter meeting delegates aboard the USS Midway Museum on the Embarcadero Friday evening, a week after he told donors he would consider another presidential run in 2016. The...]]>
<![CDATA[Call for Action After Drone Gets in Way of Landing Plane in NY]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:32:52 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/schumer+drone.jpg
U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer called on the federal government Friday to release what he dubs "much-needed rules" for the use of unmanned drones in light of two recent instances of drones encroaching into Westchester...

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<![CDATA[Millionaires Make Up Half of Congress: Report]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:32:59 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/capitol+generic+federal+government+generic.jpg
Congress is getting richer and seeing its number of millionare members grow, as average Americans continue to struggle to recover from years of economic turmoil, according to a new report.

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<![CDATA[Christie Setting Up PAC for 2016 Campaign: Report]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 11:35:08 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/199*120/Chris+Christie+Jan+2015.JPG
Gov. Chris Christie is reportedly setting up a leadership political action committee in what would be his first step toward a presidential bid.

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<![CDATA[Staten Island DA to Run for Congress]]> Fri, 09 Jan 2015 17:44:14 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NY-DA-Daniel-Donovan.jpg
A week after pleading guilty to a single count of tax fraud in Brooklyn federal court, New York Rep Michael Grimm announced he would resign, sparking buzz about potential candidates to fill the soon-to-be vacant...

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<![CDATA[Another Kennedy Takes Office as Ted Jr. Joins Connecticut Senate]]> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 14:54:53 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ted+kennedy+jr+state+senator.jpg
Ted Kennedy Jr. officially gained the title of Connecticut state senator Wednesday, becoming the newest member of the powerful family to take office. representative for Kennedy said the state senator plans...

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<![CDATA[De Blasio: Haven't Smoked Pot Since NYU]]> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 11:07:01 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/nypd+marijuana.jpg
One of Mayor de Blasio's hallmark policy changes since taking office has been to stop arrests on low-level marijuana charges, but he says he's not a marijuana consumer himself.]]>