<![CDATA[NBC New York - Politics]]>Copyright 2018 https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/politics http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York https://www.nbcnewyork.com en-usMon, 24 Sep 2018 21:29:13 -0400Mon, 24 Sep 2018 21:29:13 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA['My Heart Aches': Florida Candidate for U.S. House Dies]]> Mon, 24 Sep 2018 18:37:17 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/24174503_1495357243916089_5169500230256501492_n.jpg
April Freeman, a U.S. House of Representatives candidate for Florida's 17th district, died unexpectedly at the age of 54 on Sunday, according to her family.Freeman's husband, David, shared the news on...

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<![CDATA[Kavanaugh Says He Has 'Never Sexually Assaulted Anyone']]> Mon, 24 Sep 2018 18:06:20 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/kavAP_18267757671125.jpg
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh said in an interview set to air Monday evening that he’s “not going anywhere” in the confirmation process to become a justice despite facing multiple allegations of...

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<![CDATA[Solicitor General Who Could Take Over Russia Probe Has Questioned Role of Special Counsels]]> Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:51:54 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17130590128623.jpg
With Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s job security in question, the spotlight is on the person next in line to oversee the Russia probe should Rosenstein be ousted: the solicitor general.Noel...

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<![CDATA[Senate GOP's No-Win Situation Imperils Kavanaugh: Analysis]]> Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:00:28 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/kavanaughAP_18247751396644.jpg
Brett Kavanaugh's prospects of winning confirmation to the Supreme Court are dimming as Republicans grapple with the increasingly complicated politics of supporting him, NBC News reported.Legal analyst Andrew...

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<![CDATA[Rosenstein, Future in Doubt, to Meet With Trump Thursday]]> Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:06:26 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/1039389112-Rosenstein-John-Kelly-White-House.jpg
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will meet on Thursday with President Donald Trump, the White House said Monday, amid conflicting reports about Rosenstein's fate in the administration.Trump has...

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<![CDATA[Second Kavanaugh Accuser Comes Forward]]> Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:17:31 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Kavanaugh+Accuser+Thumb.jpg
A second woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct has come forward, in an interview with The New Yorker. Deborah Ramirez claimed that Kavanaugh pulled down his pants and exposed...]]>
<![CDATA[Man Who Brokered Trump Tower Meeting Conveyed 'Dirty Offer']]> Mon, 24 Sep 2018 07:57:19 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/180921-goldstone-trump-tower_-ew-413p_e827e22a14e2cdeb4589e029c6825f3c.fit-2000w.jpg
British-born music publicist Rob Goldstone now believes the infamous meeting he helped arrange between senior Trump campaign officials and a Russian lawyer who promised dirt on Democrats may have been a Russian...

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<![CDATA[Democrats Hold the Advantage in November's Elections: Poll]]> Sun, 23 Sep 2018 09:43:23 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_18263656009063.jpg
Six weeks before the 2018 midterm elections, Democrats hold a 12-point lead in congressional preference among registered voters, with nearly six-in-ten saying they’d like to see significant change in the...

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<![CDATA[GOP Aide on Kavanaugh Case Resigns; Accused of Harassment]]> Sat, 22 Sep 2018 10:49:29 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/juez-brett-kavanaugh-mujer-acusa-abuso.jpg
A press adviser helping lead the Senate Judiciary Committee’s response to a sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has stepped down amid evidence he was fired from a previous...

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<![CDATA[Top Moments From Ted Cruz, Beto O'Rourke's 1st Debate]]> Fri, 21 Sep 2018 23:01:58 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Cruz-ORourke.jpg
Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz had a chance to show off his often praised debating skills Friday in his first match-up against Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke, the El Paso congressman running a strong...

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<![CDATA[Beto O'Rourke and Ted Cruz Square Off in First Debate]]> Fri, 21 Sep 2018 21:04:37 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_BETO_CRUZ_DEBATE_092118-153757785852600002.jpg
U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke and Sen. Ted Cruz faced each other in the first of three planned debates Friday in what has become a neck and neck race for the Texas senate seat.]]>
<![CDATA[Rosenstein Joked About Secretly Recording Trump: Officials]]> Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:46:15 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/rosenAP_18143696932747.jpg
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was joking when he discussed wearing a wire to secretly record President Donald Trump and does not believe Trump should be removed from office through the use of procedures...

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<![CDATA[Kavanaugh Accuser Outlines Conditions to Testify ]]> Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:12:34 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/215*120/Screen+Shot+2018-09-21+at+10.55.50+AM.png
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the professor accusing President Trump's Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault, may end up testifying after all. Attorneys for Dr. Ford said she's too busy dealing with death threats...]]>
<![CDATA[Biden on Hill Hearings: 'What the Devil Have We Learned?']]> Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:43:33 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/joe-biden-anita-hill.jpg
Former Vice President Joe Biden apologized to Anita Hill Friday for not stopping senators from grilling her during hearings he held on Clarence Thomas' Supreme Court confirmation, though he stopped short...

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<![CDATA[Trump: Senate Should 'Get on' With Kavanaugh Hearing]]> Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:56:11 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/trumpAP_18264136001470.jpg
President Donald Trump said Thursday that it's time for the Senate to "get on with it" as the Judiciary Committee works to schedule a hearing to consider Christine Blasey Ford's allegation that Supreme...

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<![CDATA[Facebook to Scale Back Political Campaign 'Embeds']]> Thu, 20 Sep 2018 22:20:58 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/facebook43.jpg
Facebook said on Thursday it would cut back the on-site support staff that it has provided in the past to political campaigns including President Donald Trump’s in 2016, NBC News reported.Facebook said in...

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<![CDATA[More Oppose Kavanaugh Confirmation Than Support It: Poll]]> Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:06:13 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Trump-Kavanaugh-declaraciones.jpg
More American voters now oppose Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination than support it after he was accused of committing sexual assault while he was in high school, with opposition increasing 9 points since...

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<![CDATA[Protesters Opposed to Kavanaugh Gather at Capitol Hill]]> Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:25:57 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+KAVANAUGH+PROTESTORS+092018.00_00_00_00.Still005THUMB.jpg
Protesters gathered at Capitol Hill Thursday to urge the Senate to reject the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Many of the protesters said they were survivors of sexual assault.]]>
<![CDATA[China, Russia Aim for 'Desirable World Order' ]]> Thu, 20 Sep 2018 20:23:52 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/212*120/PutinJinpingMeetingRussiaChina.jpg
After their third meeting in four months, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed their countries relations are "showing dynamic growth."The two leaders recently met at...

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