<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Politics]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.comen-usSat, 30 Apr 2016 03:16:43 -0400Sat, 30 Apr 2016 03:16:43 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Trump, Cruz Supporters Fight for Delegates at VA GOP Convention]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:20:43 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Virginia+Republican+Convention+042916.jpg
For Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, winning the Virginia primary in March was an important step in the process, but two months later, a new Trump versus Ted Cruz battle is playing out in...

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<![CDATA[Clinton Team Shifting Staff to General Election States]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:18:26 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-524679204.jpg
Hillary Clinton’s campaign is preparing to hire staffers in some of the general election’s battleground states, NBC News reported.A Clinton campaign official told NBC News the first wave of new hires...

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<![CDATA[Trump's Bill Unpaid After 3 Months]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:13:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Trump-GettyImages-503927392.jpg
The city of Burlington, Vermont, is considering calling a debt collection agency on a billionaire: Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump.Mayor Miro Weinberger, a Democrat, said Trump is nearly...

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<![CDATA[Do Celebrity Endorsements Help or Hurt?]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:48:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DAWSON_GettyImages-521061462.jpg
Celebrity surrogates have been ubiquitous on the campaign trail this season, frequently been driving the 2016 news cycle — and in some cases, forcing their preferred candidates off message.In a crowded...

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<![CDATA[Talk Around Town: Diversity in Politics]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:00:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Edwards+vs+Van+Hollen+V2.jpg
WHUR's Troy Johnson discusses Maryland's Democratic Senate primary, which some say broke along race and gender lines.

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<![CDATA[The Rocky History Between Cruz and Boehner]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:40:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/split2-cruz-boehner.jpg
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz personally told NBC News he had not met John Boehner, when he addressed comments made about him by the former House Speaker.But the two men do have a past: Ted Cruz was once Boehner’s...

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<![CDATA[Cub Reporter Broke 'Lucifer' Story]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 22:06:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/boehner-Ada_Throckmorton.jpg
Stanford Daily cub reporter Ada Statler-Throckmorton, 20, has spoken with big names and tackled weighty topics in the past.The student from Prairie City, Kansas, has done a Q&A with Whole Foods Market CEO John...

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<![CDATA['If We Win In Indiana, It's Over': Trump]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:48:52 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/TrumpIndiana-AP_16119692031356.jpg
Donald Trump set the stakes of the Indiana primary Thursday, saying he refused to take time off from the campaign trail because of the importance of the primary, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[USHCC Endorses Clinton, Kasich]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:46:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/split2-march15-kasich-clinton.jpg
The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday it is endorsing Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican John Kasich, in its first ever endorsement of any presidential candidate, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Testimony At Hastert Sentencing]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:04:43 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Hastert+Arrival.png
For seasoned court watchers, attorneys, even veteran prosecutors, the sentencing of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert proved to be powerful and troubling."Nothing is more disturbing than having 'serial child...

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<![CDATA[Tapping Fiorina Early, Cruz Echoes Reagan's Gamble]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:49:12 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/CRUZ_AP_16118751601761.jpg
Ted Cruz's unconventional decision to tap Carly Fiorina on Wednesday as his running mate echoes Ronald Reagan's gambit heading into the 1976 convention, a history that offers cautionary notes for Cruz.Reagan...

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<![CDATA[MD's GOP Candidate Looks Ahead at Her Path to US Senate]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:44:05 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Kathy+Szleiga+042716.jpg
Kathy Szeliga, the Republican candidate for Maryland's open U.S. Senate seat vacated by Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski, explains News4's Chris Gordon why she thinks she can beat Democratic candidate Rep. Chris

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<![CDATA[Get More Census Info for LGBTQ Community: Rep. Grijalva]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:35:03 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/RaulGrijalva-AP_82052430668.jpg
Arizona Democratic congressman Raúl Grijalva believes sexual orientation should be included in the Census to strengthen the LGBTQ community's access to resources and legislation, NBC News reported.Rep.

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<![CDATA[Dancing White House Visitor Gets ID Thanks to New Rule]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:37:19 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Virginia+McLaurin1.jpg
Virginia McLaurin, the 107-year-old woman who charmed President Obama with her dance moves earlier this year, is finally getting a government-issued photo ID thanks to a new regulation in the District,
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<![CDATA[Hastert Gets 15 Months in Prison]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:07:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Hastert+Update.png
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison for breaking federal banking rules in a hush-money scheme attempting to cover up decades of sexual abuse.He was also...

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<![CDATA[Sherwood's Notebook: Soccer, Statehood and More]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 05:57:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Muriel-Bowser-AP_816174278725.jpg
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser was wielding a silver-plated sledge hammer on Monday.

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<![CDATA[Trump: Clinton Playing Woman Card]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:38:52 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/TRUMP_AP_16118114842811.jpg
Coming off a huge win on Tuesday night, Donald Trump said he has all but clinched the Republican nomination, NBC News reported. "I consider myself the presumptive nominee, absolutely," Trump said at a...

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<![CDATA[Indicted Congressman Loses Primary]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 03:44:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Evans_Fattah_1200.gif
Longtime Pennsylvania House Rep. Dwight Evans has defeated incumbent U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah in the Democratic primary for the 2nd Congressional District seat.Evans, a popular Northwest Philadelphia politician...

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<![CDATA[Primary Day: Voters in 5 States Cast Ballots]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 21:57:36 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/election-27-GettyImages-524665434.jpg
Democratic and Republican primary voters in five Northeastern states went to the polls on Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[MD Results Delayed as 4 Baltimore Polls Close Late]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 21:16:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Voting-Sign-Generic-Ballot-1.jpg
Results for the presidential campaign and a U.S. Senate race were delayed in Maryland Tuesday night after a judge granted an injunction to keep some polls in Baltimore City open past the 8 p.m.]]>
<![CDATA[Who Will President Obama Roast at This Year's White House Correspondents' Dinner? ]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:42:46 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/whcd2016-04-26_1652.jpg
PYPO Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Thorp discusses the humor, celebrities and parties that come with the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner. She predicts that President Obama won't hold back in the comedy...]]>
<![CDATA[Bernie Sanders Floats Elizabeth Warren's Name for VP]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 10:53:41 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Sanders-Warren.jpg
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said a female vice president would be a "great idea" and mentioned Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren as an example of a woman qualified to hold the office.

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<![CDATA[Clinton: Sandy Hook a Focal Point]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 18:03:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Hillary+Clinton+1200.jpg
In her only interview with Connecticut media on Monday, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton told NBC Connecticut about her recent rhetoric about guns and about how the Sandy Hook tragedy...

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<![CDATA[Md. Votes: What You Need to Know for Primary Day]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:06:31 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Maryland+Flag.jpg
Here's what you need to know before you head to the polls, plus a rundown of some top races, in case your mind is still not made up.]]>
<![CDATA[Kasich, Cruz Team Up Against Trump]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:32:36 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2016-04-25_1331_001.jpg
The presidential hopefuls announced their plan to team up against front-runner Donald Trump -- but Trump said they're too late. Mark Murray, senior political editor for NBC News, has more on the alliance...]]>
<![CDATA[Candidates Descend on Philly Region]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 00:23:17 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Candidates-Collage.jpg
With dozens of delegates up for grabs for both parties, presidential hopefuls descended on the Philadelphia region Monday before voters head to the polls in Pennsylvania and Delaware on Tuesday.Republican...

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<![CDATA[Sanders Holds Rally in Conn.]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:58:22 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/bernie+sanders+on+stage+in+Connecticut.JPG
Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders headed to Hartford on Monday for his second campaign stop in Connecticut ahead of Tuesday's primary election."Looks to me like Hartford...

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