<![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 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:41:08 -0400 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:41:08 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Bloomberg to Spend $50 Million to Fight Gun Violence: Report]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:32:46 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/mayor-bloomberg-budget.jpg
In his first major political investment since leaving office, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced plans to build a nationwide network aimed at curbing gun violence and battling the...

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<![CDATA[NYers Rate de Blasio's First 100 Days]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:51:19 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/de+blasio+100+days.jpg
Thursday marked Mayor Bill de Blasio's 100th day in office. Melissa Russo asked New Yorkers how they think he's doing so far using just four words.]]>
<![CDATA[De Blasio Talks Charters, Pre-K]]> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 23:02:34 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000003653070_1200x675_213687363767.jpg
Mayor de Blasio is touting his victory in getting $300 million dollars for the city’s pre-k programs out of the New York state budget. But what about the defeat of his proposed tax hike and Albany’s refusal...]]>
<![CDATA[Police Pursue Suspect in Newark Campaign Bus Fire]]> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 06:58:22 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/215*120/baraka-bus.JPG
Authorities in New Jersey say they have identified a suspect in connection with a fire set on the campaign bus for Newark mayoral candidate Ras Baraka in February.]]>
<![CDATA[CA State Senator Arrested]]> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:15:19 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/03-26-2014-leland-yee-leaves-court.jpg
California state Sen. Leland Yee has been arrested on public corruption charges as part of several arrests made by the FBI Wednesday morning during a massive FBI sting, the FBI told NBC Bay Area.

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<![CDATA[NYC Mayor Appoints New Sanitation Commissioner]]> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:34:36 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/217*120/kathryn-garcia.jpg
Mayor de Blasio appointed Kathryn Garcia on Saturday to be the city's sanitation commissioner.

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NECN]]> <![CDATA[Scott Brown Readies N.H. Senate Run]]> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:15:09 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP19064830984.jpg
Former Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts officially announced Friday he has formed an exploratory committee for a bid in New Hampshire's U.S. Senate race this year. However, the Republican did not officially say...

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<![CDATA[Feds: DC Mayor Got Illegal Funds]]> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:45:57 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/20140310+Jeffrey+Thompson.jpg
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign benefited from more than $668,000 donated illegally by a businessman with multimillion-dollar city contracts, federal prosecutors alleged in court]]>
<![CDATA[Dolan Enters NYC Pre-K Debate]]> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 19:50:22 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/de+blasio+dolan+tour+schools.jpg
The fight over universal pre-kindergarten involves two of New York’s biggest politicians: Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio -- and now New York’s top Catholic is in the]]>
<![CDATA[NBC4 Poll: Cuomo's Approval Sags, Re-Election Lead Holds]]> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 21:34:36 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/astorino+cuomo+2014+new+york+governors+race.jpg
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s job approval rating has slipped, but he still enjoys a comfortable advantage in his quest for re-election, NBC 4 New York/Wall Street Journal/Marist Poll shows.]]>
<![CDATA[Surprises, Runoffs Likely in Texas Primary]]> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 13:08:07 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Vote+Generic+Vote+Tuesday+Voting+Sign.jpg
Gov. Rick Perry isn't on the ballot, but a new member of the Bush dynasty is. Wendy Davis can clinch a feat no woman has achieved in Texas since Ann Richards. Heavyweight Republicans are trying to survive, and a...

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<![CDATA[Jerry Brown to Seek Fourth Term as California Governor]]> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 18:00:06 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/02-27-2014-jerry-brown.jpg
Gov. Jerry Brown made it official Thursday and announced plans to seek re-election. Brown filed paperwork in Alameda County in search of a fourth term as California's governor. The 75-year-old Democrat tweeted a

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<![CDATA[De Blasio: NYC Ready for Pre-K Expansion]]> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 19:34:27 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/de+blasio+pre+k+chinatown.jpg
Despite crowded schools throughout the city, Mayor de Blasio insists he has more than enough classroom space to meet his ambitious goal of universal pre-kindergarten and under the plan, 53,000 kids would...]]>