<![CDATA[NBC New York - Politics]]>Copyright 2019 https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/politics http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York https://www.nbcnewyork.com en-usWed, 20 Feb 2019 22:51:31 -0500Wed, 20 Feb 2019 22:51:31 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[NJ Woman Fights to Be Reimbursed After CT Scan]]> Wed, 20 Feb 2019 18:26:55 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NJ_Woman_Fights_to_Be_Reimbursed_After_CT_Scan.jpg
A New Jersey woman didn't get reimbursed for her medical expenses, despite having her insurance review approved. Lynda Baquero reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Pentagon Chief's Syria Briefing Irks Lawmakers]]> Wed, 20 Feb 2019 16:00:35 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/215*120/ShanahanMunichBriefing.jpg
Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan clashed with Sen. Lindsey Graham over the administration’s Syria policy during a briefing last weekend, prompting Graham to unleash a string of expletives and declare...

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<![CDATA[Trump Says It's Up to AG to Release Mueller Report]]> Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:24:09 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/trumpGettyImages-1126252673.jpg
President Donald Trump said Wednesday it will be up to newly confirmed Attorney General William Barr to release special counsel Robert Muller's report on the Russia investigation, NBC News reported."That'll be...

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<![CDATA[McCabe: Congress Did Not Object to FBI Trump Probe]]> Wed, 20 Feb 2019 09:39:00 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/McCabe0219_1080-155067191306900002.jpg
Former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe revealed Tuesday that he opened a counter intelligence investigation into President Trump in 2017. Speaking on "The Today Show", McCabe said "we thought it...]]>
<![CDATA[US Launches Global Bid to Decriminalize Homosexuality]]> Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:20:59 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/richard-grenell.jpg
The Trump administration is launching a global campaign to end the criminalization of homosexuality in dozens of nations where it's still illegal to be gay, NBC News reported. The effort is aimed in part...

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<![CDATA[Trump Denies Asking Whitaker to Change Leadership in Cohen Investigation]]> Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:33:43 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/trump021919.jpg
President Donald Trump on Tuesday fielded questions about former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s role in the Michael Cohen investigation.]]>
<![CDATA[Sanders Back on Campaign Trail With 2020 Presidential Run]]> Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:16:15 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/bernie_sanders.jpg
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., announced Tuesday in a radio interview that he will is again running for president, vying for the Democratic nomination in 2020.]]>
<![CDATA[16 States Sue Trump Over Emergency Declaration]]> Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:04:57 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/Screen+Shot+2019-02-19+at+9.53.01+AM.png
California, New York, Maryland and 13 other states have filed lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump's emergency declaration. The declaration bypasses Congress, allowing Trump to use military funds to build...]]>
<![CDATA[Sen. Elizabeth Warren Unveils Universal Child Care Plan]]> Tue, 19 Feb 2019 09:59:38 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/warren6.jpg
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., was in Glendale, California, Monday to unveil her plan for universal child care.]]>
<![CDATA[Bernie Sanders Announces He Is Running for President Again]]> Tue, 19 Feb 2019 19:30:32 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Bernie-Sanders-20.jpg
Vermont senator and 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announced Tuesday he is running for president again in the 2020 race.Sanders told Vermont Public Radio he is running for office because President...

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<![CDATA[Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Likely to Step Down in 3 Weeks]]> Mon, 18 Feb 2019 22:16:08 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/rosensteinAP_18311790693912.jpg
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will likely be stepping down from his position in about three weeks, NBC News reported, citing Justice Department officials.That word comes just days after William...

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<![CDATA[Sen. Rubio on National Emergency Declaration: ‘I Think it’s a Bad Idea’]]> Mon, 18 Feb 2019 14:55:26 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT_20NAT_20169_20Rubio_20v1_1200x675_1444406851704.jpg
Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio weighs in on the president’s decision to declare a national emergency that may divert funding from other military construction projects.]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Declaration Faces Challenges]]> Mon, 18 Feb 2019 10:20:09 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_trumpam0218_1500x845.jpg
Both Congress and the courts are likely to challenge President Trump's emergency declaration that would divert funds for construction of a southern border wall.]]>
<![CDATA[Texas Border Town Fears Trump's Wall Could Displace Homes]]> Sun, 17 Feb 2019 02:24:20 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/TexasBorderWall.jpg
In Roma, Texas, there are absolutely zero barriers between the United States and Mexico. The town with its population of about 11,000 sits just across from Ciudad Miguel Aleman, Mexico.

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<![CDATA[WH Press Secretary Sanders Interviewed by Mueller's Office]]> Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:28:59 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/sandersAP_19046714034912.jpg
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders acknowledged on Friday that she's been interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office, NBC News reported."The President urged me, like he has everyone in...

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<![CDATA[Judge Issues Gag Order in Roger Stone Case]]> Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:27:49 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_18340759582053-Roger-Stone.jpg
A federal judge issued a gag order in the Roger Stone case Friday, saying attorneys and witnesses for the former Trump campaign adviser and prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller may not...

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<![CDATA[Beto O'Rourke on Current Border Barriers: 'I'd Take the Wall Down']]> Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:53:15 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/1098056458-El-Paso-Beto-O%27Rourke.jpg
Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke said amid the debate about building out the wall on the border with Mexico that, if he could, he would take down existing barriers, NBC News reported."Absolutely, I'd take the...

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<![CDATA[Trump Declares National Emergency to Build Border Wall]]> Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:01:07 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/trump96.jpg
President Donald Trump announced Friday that he is declaring a national emergency in an attempt to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border]]>