<![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-usTue, 18 Dec 2018 20:44:47 -0500Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:44:47 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Washington Braces for Federal Shutdown]]> Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:04:47 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_debt1117_1500x845.jpg
Democrats and Republicans are showing no sign of compromise as a crucial deadline to avoid a government shutdown looms. President Trump is demanding $5 billion for a border wall; Democrats have offered about...]]>
<![CDATA[Donald Trump's Presidency in Photos]]> Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:07:18 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/trump-xmas-thumb.jpg
Take a look at significant events from President Donald Trump's time in office, including the signing of the travel ban, Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the Supreme Court, the launch of 59 missiles at Syria's...]]>
<![CDATA[Reports Show Russian Social Media Influence in 2016]]> Mon, 17 Dec 2018 19:38:05 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Trump161217_MP4-154509153212900002.jpg
Two new reports commissioned by the Senate Intelligence Committee lay out the stunning steps taken by Russians to influence the 2016 election.]]>
<![CDATA[Impassioned Comey Calls Congressional Republicans 'Shameful']]> Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:37:40 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/215*120/Screen+Shot+2018-12-17+at+3.53.34+PM.png
Former FBI Director James Comey called Republican members of Congress "shameful" for not standing up for the truth.]]>
<![CDATA[Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander Won't Seek a Fourth Term]]> Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:41:12 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/lamaralexanderGettyImages-862490466.jpg
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., announced Monday that he will not seek election to a fourth term.The state's senior senator, Alexander has a solidly conservative voting record but is known in the halls of...

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<![CDATA[Dems Cautious on Subpoena Powers as They Prep Investigations]]> Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:40:27 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/1078579248-Jarrold-Nadler.jpg
The most powerful tool available to Democrats taking control of the House next month, the subpoena, is being held in reserve as they build their strategy to investigate the Trump administration, congressional...

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<![CDATA[ More People Say Trump Isn't Truthful on Russia Probe: Poll]]> Sun, 16 Dec 2018 11:02:40 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/trump-mueller120718.jpg
Six in 10 Americans say President Donald Trump has been untruthful about the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, while half of the country says the investigation has given...

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<![CDATA[Volunteers Lay Thousands of Wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery as Trump Visits]]> Sat, 15 Dec 2018 18:22:00 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/SAMPLE+TIMELINE.00_00_12_08.Still003.jpg
President Trump visited the Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday as thousands of volunteers laid wreaths.]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Names Mick Mulvaney Acting Chief of Staff]]> Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:08:57 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/mulvaney1.jpg
President Donald Trump announced on twitter Friday that Mick Mulvaney will take over as acting chief of staff, replacing John Kelly.]]>
<![CDATA[Warren Takes Swipe at Trump, Says She Is 'Optimistic']]> Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:24:45 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_18333782401648.jpg
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., took a thinly veiled swipe at President Donald Trump in a speech to new graduates of Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, on Friday, telling students that even in...

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<![CDATA[Dept. of Education to Cancel $150M in Student Loan Debt]]> Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:48:06 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/devosAP_18071811337403.jpg
The U.S. Department of Education said Thursday it is cancelling $150 million in students loans connected to for-profit colleges, complying with a court order that essentially forced the Obama-era move to...

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