<![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-usMon, 19 Mar 2018 22:13:28 -0400Mon, 19 Mar 2018 22:13:28 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Facebook Security Chief to Leave in Wake of Scandal: Report]]> Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:40:49 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-490832273.jpg
Facebook Chief Information Security Officer Alex Stamos is reportedly leaving after disagreements over how the social media network should handle the spread of disinformation, the New York Times reported.In a...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Shares Tumble Following Reports of Data Breach]]> Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:42:03 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+CAMBRIDGE+ANALYTICA+THUMB.jpg
Facebook shares tumbled Monday following reports that user data had been inappropriately obtained. Cambridge Analytica, whose clients included Donald Trump's presidential campaign, reportedly used the data...]]>
<![CDATA[Hidden Camera Exposes Cambridge Analytica's Tactics]]> Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:07:11 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-872186612.jpg
In a meeting with the head of Cambridge Analytica — the political data firm used by the Trump campaign in 2016 — reporters from NBC News’ U.K. partner ITN Channel 4 News posed as potential clients interested in...

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<![CDATA[Lawyer Who Supports Conspiracy Theory Joins Trump's Team ]]> Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:54:03 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/diGGettyImages-754597.jpg
President Donald Trump has added a longtime Washington lawyer to his legal team who has publicly promoted a conspiracy theory that officials in the FBI and Justice Department are plotting to frame the president...

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<![CDATA[5 Ways Trump's Tweet on Mueller Stretched the Truth]]> Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:10:17 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/trump-mueller-foto-doble-01234.jpg
President Donald Trump made his most direct — and explicit — criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation in a tweet this weekend that contained at least five inaccuracies or distortions...]]>
<![CDATA[Final Battle for Democratic Civil War in Chicago's Suburbs]]> Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:41:48 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/newman-lipinski-split.jpg
Liberal Democrats have used language like "horrible," "shameful" and "one of the worst" to describe one of their own members of Congress, the moderate, anti-abortion Rep. Dan Lipinski, NBC News reported.The...

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<![CDATA[Democrats Hold Double-Digit Lead for Midterm Elections: Poll]]> Mon, 19 Mar 2018 08:25:53 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-912375890.jpg
Democrats have a 10-point advantage over Republicans when registered voters were asked this month who they want controlling Congress, NBC News reported.The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found...

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<![CDATA[Trump Takes Aim at McCabe and Muller on Twitter]]> Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:38:45 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/trump-muller-tweets-th.jpg
Over the weekend, President Donald Trump tweeted his displeasure with special counsel Robert Mueller and the Russia investigation.]]>
<![CDATA[Why Trump Is Thrilled About McCabe's Firing: Analysis]]> Sun, 18 Mar 2018 08:26:40 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/trump-cabinet-mtg.jpg
President Donald Trump had to cheer the firing of former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe to sell the narrative that he is the victim of a bipartisan conspiracy, carried out over two administrations, to...

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<![CDATA[FBI Deputy Director Fired Two Days Before Retirement]]> Sat, 17 Mar 2018 13:46:21 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/SAMPLE+SEQUENCE.00_00_28_21.Still001.jpg
Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who was a regular target of President Donald Trump's anger and criticism.]]>
<![CDATA[Read McCabe's Full Statement on His Termination From the FBI]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:46:08 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17131530697588.jpg
Below is Andrew McCabe's full statement on his termination from the FBI:

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<![CDATA[White House: 'No Immediate Personnel Changes at This Time']]> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:05:17 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/US-WH-Briefing-2-CR-152123000579100002.jpg
Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the press Friday that no more staff changes were coming, and that the Chief of Staff told staffers they "shouldn't be concerned."]]>
<![CDATA[Texas Dems Say Russian Hackers May Be Targeting Convention]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:39:55 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_russianbots0316_1920x1080.jpg
While organizing for local conventions, Glen Maxey, legislative affairs director for the Texas Democratic Party, found almost 50 email registrations that seemed odd. He thinks it was a foray into Texas politics...]]>
<![CDATA[Longtime NY Rep. Louise Slaughter Dead at 88 After Fall]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:12:50 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/louise+slaughter.jpg
Longtime Democratic Rep. Louise Slaughter, who represented New York districts for more than three decades, died early Friday of injuries sustained in a fall last week at her Washington, D.C., home, her chief of...

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<![CDATA[Vanessa and Donald Trump Jr. File for Divorce]]> Thu, 15 Mar 2018 22:12:00 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+TRUMP+DIVORCE+THUMB.jpg
Vanessa and Donald Trump Jr. filed for divorce Thursday ending their 12-year marriage. The couple released a joint statement that said their children remained their top priority.]]>
<![CDATA[Mueller Subpoenas Trump Organization for Russia Docs: Report]]> Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:28:01 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/specialcounselmullerprobe_1200x675.jpg
Special counsel Robert Mueller has issued a subpoena to the Trump Organization for documents related to Russia and other areas, The New York Times reported Thursday.NBC News reported that the White House...

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<![CDATA[Trump: Russians Carried Out Nerve Agent Poisoning]]> Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:41:07 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_TRUMP_RUSSIA_UK_031518_1-152113241269800002.jpg
President Donald Trump was asked his thoughts about the nerve agent poisoning in the U.K. that targeted a former Russian spy and his daughter.]]>