<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Politics]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/politics http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.comen-usFri, 29 Jul 2016 14:16:23 -0400Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:16:23 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA['This Is the Job': Great Balloon Pop Follows DNC]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:40:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DNC+Balloon+Pop+Gif.gif
A massive drop of red, white and blue balloons capped off four days of Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia late Thursday night.But once the balloons dropped and...

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<![CDATA[The Great DNC Balloon Drop of 2016]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:37:05 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_16211130893385-dnc.jpg
After all of the speeches, and the videos, and the cheers, and the tears, and a historic speech by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, there was still one final order of business Thursday...

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<![CDATA[Watch Hillary Clinton's Full Speech at the 2016 DNC]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:56:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000012534105_1200x675_734481475835.jpg
All eyes were on Hillary Clinton as she stepped into history formally accepting the Democratic nomination for president and becoming the first woman to lead a political party's ticket.]]>
<![CDATA[Did Donald Trump Commit Treason?]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:58:00 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/583804964-donald-trump-press-conference.jpg
After Donald Trump urged Russia to find Hillary Clinton's deleted emails, there was a 76-percent spike in people searching the word "treason" on Merriam-Webster's website, NBC News reported.Trump and...

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<![CDATA[Fact Checking Clinton's Big Speech at DNC]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:43:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/hillary+clinton+acepta+2.jpg
On the night Hillary Clinton accepted her party’s nomination for president, Clinton and other Democrats played loose with some facts

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<![CDATA[DNC Day 4: Clinton Makes History and Other Top Moments]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:52:53 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/GettyImages-584451814.jpg
To President Barack Obama, she is a leader who will “blast through glass ceilings.” To former President Bill Clinton, she is the “best darn change agent” he has ever seen. To former New York City Mayor...

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<![CDATA[News4 Team Coverage of Hillary Clinton's Historic DNC Speech]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:36:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Clinton+Balloons.jpg
News4 Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey and reporter Aaron Gilchrist report live from the Democratic National Convention where Hillary Clinton officially accepted the presidential nomination.]]>
<![CDATA[DC Women's Democratic Group Hails Clinton's Nomination]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:22:06 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Woman+Dem.jpg
Hillary Clinton is closer than any woman has ever been to becoming president of the United States. News 4’s Meagan Fitzgerald watched Clinton’s speech with some women who weren’t always sure this day would...]]>
<![CDATA[Transcript: Hillary Clinton Accepts Presidential Nomination at the Democratic National Convention]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 23:19:24 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Hillary+clinton-584447920.jpg
Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination for president on the final evening of the Democratic National Convention. Here are her remarks as prepared.

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<![CDATA[Kaine Up Close: One-On-One With Julie Carey]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 20:39:58 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015584348_1200x675_734270531917.jpg
Northern Virginia bureau Chief Julie Carey talks with News4's Aaron Gilchrist about her one-on-one interview with vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine.]]>
<![CDATA[Inside the DNC Protest Lifestyle]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:46:00 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DNC+Day+4+BXM+home+with+dog+lead+image.jpg
Taralei Griffin began to cry shortly after 9 a.m. and moments later became the nucleus of a 20-person hug. It was during the wake up meeting for protest group Democracy Spring, inside the tiny front room of...

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<![CDATA[Fact Check: Looking at Trump's Comments on Torture]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:30:12 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_16209592514214.jpg
Donald Trump said that “enhanced interrogation … works.” But scientists have shown that the stress and pain induced by techniques like waterboarding can impair memory, and, therefore, inhibit a person from...

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<![CDATA[Melania Trump's Website Taken Down]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:35:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/melania+speech1.jpg
Melania Trump's professional website vanished from the Internet Wednesday, the Huffington Post reported.The wife of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, Trump's website URL, melaniatrump.com,...

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<![CDATA[Wikileaks Posts Alleged Dem Voicemails During DNC]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:27:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-115218062.jpg
WikiLeaks posted 14 minutes of audio of what it claimed were hacked voicemail messages from top Democratic officials Wednesday, NBC News reported.The audio was released just before Vice President Joe Biden and...

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<![CDATA[Trump Jr. Says Obama Lifted Line From His RNC Speech]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:37:54 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-577716054.jpg
Donald Trump Jr. suggested Thursday that President Obama lifted a phrase from his Republican National Convention speech. Donald Trump's son pointed out that his RNC speech and Obama's remarks at the Democratic...

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<![CDATA['Bird-Flipping' Delegate Stands by Making Obscene Gesture]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:56:39 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/NC_birddelegate0728_1920x1080.jpg
Hawaii delegate Chelsea Lyons Kent is defending her decision to make an obscene gesture on national television during the roll call vote at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, July 27, 2016.]]>
<![CDATA[Tim Kaine Dad Jokes Take Twitter by Storm]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:01:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_16210125790685.jpg
The Democratic Party may be losing the beloved goofiness of "Uncle" Joe Biden, but they could be gaining a new cult hero.Tim Kaine, who was tapped by Hillary Clinton as her running mate, introduced himself to...

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<![CDATA[Bloomberg Blasts Trump at DNC]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:45:04 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000012519182_1200x675_733583427877.jpg
Former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg took the stage at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday in a bid to reach independents and undecided voters. He blasted Donald Trump, calling him a "risky...]]>
<![CDATA[DNC Day 3 Top Moments: Obama Backs Clinton, Knocks Trump]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:39:00 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-583840420.jpg
President Barack Obama excoriated Donald Trump's vision of America Wednesday night as he endorsed Hillary Clinton, telling Democrats Trump was betting he could get win in November by scaring enough people...

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<![CDATA[Fact Check: Democratic National Convention Day 3]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:10:13 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Obama-583835804.jpg
The president headlined the night’s speeches, and a few of his boasts of his record headline our fact-checking report

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<![CDATA[Read President Obama's Speech to the DNC]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:30:48 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Obama-583835804.jpg
President Barack Obama spoke at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday evening to back Hillary Clinton as the party's nominee and its leader.

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<![CDATA[Trump's Reddit Q&A: Appeals to Youth, Sanders Fans]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:46:21 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/TrumpScrantonRally-AP_16209751831494.jpg
As the Democratic National Convention prepared to receive President Barack Obama Wednesday, Republican nominee Donald Trump jumped online for an appearance of his own, answering questions from some of his...

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<![CDATA[Read Sen. Tim Kaine's Speech at the DNC]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:24:13 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/TKaine-583832380.jpg
Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine accepted the nomination for vice president at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday evening. Here are his remarks as prepared.

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<![CDATA[O'Malley to Address Democratic National Convention]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:06:35 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015570535_1200x675_733456451743.jpg
Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker talks about what he expects to hear from former Maryland governor and presidential hopeful Martin O'Malley, when he addresses the DNC Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Bashes Kaine Ahead of DNC Speech]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:02:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015570362_1200x675_733445699700.jpg
During an almost hour-long press conference, Donald Trump attacked Hillary Clinton's running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine. But the vice presidential hopeful had a few words of his own for the GOP nominee.]]>
<![CDATA[Fact-Checking Donald Trump's Press Conference]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:08:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/583804964-donald-trump-press-conference.jpg
Donald Trump made several false and misleading statements in an hour-long press conference — on Bernie Sanders, Vladimir Putin, Hillary Clinton’s emails and more.

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<![CDATA[Maryland Dems Ready to Rally for Clinton]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:43:46 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015570368_1200x675_733451331513.jpg
Maryland democrats in Philadelphia say they're ready to rally around Hillary Clinton, the first female presidential nominee of a major political party. News4's Aaron Gilchrist reports from the Democratic...]]>
<![CDATA[Norton Pushes for DC Statehood at DNC]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:32:03 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Eleanor+Norton.jpg
D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton pushed for statehood when she had the opportunity to speak at the Democratic National Convention. Her speech came as Tim Kaine prepared to introduce himself to the American...]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Wants Female President, 'Just Not' Clinton]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:42:36 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/TrumpScrantonRally-AP_16209751831494.jpg
Speaking to supporters in Pennsylvania, Donald Trump warned women to be “careful what they wished” for if they were supporting Hillary Clinton in her bid to become the first female president, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Kaine Reunites With Virginia Delegation at Convention]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:25:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Kaine2.jpg
Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey was with the Virginia delegation Wednesday during an emotional reunion with the new vice presidential candidate.]]>
<![CDATA[Kaine Reveals the Moment He Got 'the Call' From Clinton]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:20:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015569592_1200x675_733401667747.jpg
Northern Virginia bureau chief Julie Carey reports on Tim Kaine's breakfast with the Virginia delegation.]]>
<![CDATA[Talk Around Town: Michelle Obama, Mothers of the Movement and Freddie Gray Case]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:16:45 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015569288_1200x675_733394499527.jpg
WHUR's Troy Johnson tells News4's Pat Lawson Muse how the community has reacted to Michelle Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention, the Mothers of the Movement, who lost sons to...]]>
<![CDATA[Fact Check: Trump Blasts Kaine for Syrian Refugee Plan]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:07:19 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-583519916.jpg
Donald Trump falsely claims that Tim Kaine signed a letter recently asking to bring in even more Syrian refugees to the U.S. than Hillary Clinton has proposed. But Kaine recently only asked President Obama...

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<![CDATA[Sen. Kaine's Wife Anne Holton Joins Campaign]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:16:40 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015569059_1200x675_733382211707.jpg
Hillary Clinton's campaign has plans for her running mate's wife, Anne Holton. Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton Joins These 13 Historic Female 'Firsts']]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 04:53:29 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20160727+elizabeth+blackwwell+victoria+woodhull+first+women.jpg
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined good company when she became the first woman nominated for president by a major party. Here are 13 more powerful women who chipped away at the glass ceiling...

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