<![CDATA[NBC New York - Politics]]>Copyright 2018https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/politics http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York https://www.nbcnewyork.comen-usFri, 20 Jul 2018 03:07:22 -0400Fri, 20 Jul 2018 03:07:22 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Fewer Than 15 Percent of Separated Immigrant Kids Reunited]]> Thu, 19 Jul 2018 21:17:50 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Fewer_than_400_Migrant_Children_Reunited_in_Past_Week.jpg
Court filing reveals new details of government’s effort to reunite families that were separated at the border. The government identifies more than 1,600 families are “possibly eligible” for reunification.]]>
<![CDATA[Rosenstein Details DOJ Efforts to Fight Election Meddling]]> Thu, 19 Jul 2018 20:52:25 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/919082458-Rod-Rosenstein-Announcement-DOJ.jpg
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein released a detailed Justice Department report Thursday describing efforts to combat foreign manipulation of American elections.The document offered no major new...

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<![CDATA[Trump: I'll Be Putin's 'Worst Enemy' If Things Go Bad]]> Thu, 19 Jul 2018 17:47:14 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-1000144046.jpg
President Donald Trump vowed Thursday that if his dealings with Russian leader Vladimir Putin don't "work out, I'll be the worst enemy he's ever had."Trump made the statement during an interview at the...

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<![CDATA[Mueller's Investigation Not a Witch Hunt, Spicer Says]]> Thu, 19 Jul 2018 11:46:26 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/071918seanspicer.jpg
Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer said during an interview with “Today” on Thursday that he doesn’t believe Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential Russian meddling in the 2016...

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<![CDATA[Coats Says He Wishes Trump Hadn't Met Alone With Putin ]]> Thu, 19 Jul 2018 16:48:18 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-928063560.jpg
Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, said Thursday he wished President Donald Trump had not met alone with Vladimir Putin of Russia.In an extraordinary acknowledgement, the nation's spy chief said...

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<![CDATA[Russia Continues to Sow Discord in US: Wray ]]> Wed, 18 Jul 2018 22:01:02 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/wrayAP_18179567101148.jpg
FBI Director Chris Wray suggested on Wednesday that he has previously threatened to resign — and pushed back against President Donald Trump's recent comments that cast doubt on Russian interference in the...

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<![CDATA[Did Trump Deny Russia Is Still Targeting US? New Dispute Over ‘No’]]> Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:13:34 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_TRUMP_RUSSIA_NO_071818-153193732194500002.jpg
Asked at the White House if Russia is still targeting the United States, President Donald Trump appeared to say “no.” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said later that Trump...]]>
<![CDATA[Kavanaugh Said He’d Overturn Independent Counsel Precedent]]> Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:46:27 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/071618kavanaugh.jpg
Two years before President Donald Trump nominated him to a seat on the Supreme Court, federal appeals courts Judge Brett Kavanaugh said he believes the legal precedent that allows for independent counsels...

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<![CDATA[Covert Russian Agent Maria Butina Arrested: AP Explains]]> Thu, 19 Jul 2018 11:02:48 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/221*120/Screen+Shot+2018-07-19+at+11.01.00+AM.png
A 29-year-old gun-rights activist served as a covert Russian agent while living in Washington, gathering intelligence on American officials and political organizations, federal prosecutors charged Monday.]]>
<![CDATA[Americans Becoming More Anti-Russia Under Trump: Poll]]> Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:53:16 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/071818trumpputin.jpg
Sixty-eight percent of Americans believe Russia is unfriendly or an enemy of the American people, a nine percent increase from a year ago, according to an NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll.Poll data was collected...

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<![CDATA[Trump Calls NATO Ally Montenegro 'Very Aggressive']]> Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:28:30 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_18193381933513-President-Donald-Trump-NATO-.jpg
Montenegro, a U.S. ally that is smaller than Connecticut and about as populous as Baltimore, found itself in President Donald Trump's cross hairs late Tuesday as he once again criticized NATO, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Mueller Wants to Give Immunity to Five Manafort Witnesses]]> Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:56:17 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/manamueller.jpg
Special counsel Robert Mueller wants to give a form of immunity to five potential witnesses against former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort, according to court papers filed Tuesday.Mueller did not name...

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<![CDATA[Trump Responds to Putin Summit Criticism]]> Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:59:34 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_TRUMP_SPEAKS_AFTER_RUSSIA_071718-153185579636700002.jpg
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he misspoke during his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. Trump said he does "accept" the intelligence community's conclusion...]]>
<![CDATA[Obama Delivers Rebuke on Trump Policies at Mandela Celebration]]> Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:16:12 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/SAMPLE+TIMELINE.00_00_32_16.Still003.jpg
Former President Barack Obama condemned the current state of American politics while not mentioning President Donald Trump by name during a speech to honor the late Nelson Mandela in South Africa.]]>
<![CDATA[Lawmakers Push Ban on Federal 'Gay and Trans Panic Defense']]> Tue, 17 Jul 2018 11:27:54 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/markeykennedyGettyImages-989904562.jpg
Sen. Edward Markey and Rep. Joe Kennedy are pushing a bill that would end the use of so-called “gay panic” and “trans panic” defenses in federal court, NBC News reported. The legislation, titled Gay and Trans...

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<![CDATA[British 'Baby Trump' Blimp Is Coming to America]]> Mon, 16 Jul 2018 23:27:10 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/trump-baby.jpg
The 20-foot-tall inflatable orange baby with the face of Donald Trump that floated over Britain’s parliament for the president’s U.K. visit may be making its way across the pond to the U.S.A GoFundMe page...

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<![CDATA[Trump Backs Russia Over US Intelligence Agencies]]> Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:37:43 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/SAMPLE+TIMELINE.00_01_45_07.Still003.jpg
President Donald Trump threw his support behind Russian leader Vladimir Putin during a joint press conference in Helsinki, saying Putin was "extremely strong and powerful in his denial" of Russian...]]>