<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Politics]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.com en-us Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:49:53 -0400 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:49:53 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Apple's Tim Cook: "Religious Objection" Laws Are "Very Dangerous"]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:22:16 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/tim-cook-apple-fortuna.jpg
Apple CEO Tim Cook slammed Indiana's new "religious objection" legislation over the weekend, penning a Washington Post piece warning that “there’s something very dangerous happening in America.” The piece, which...

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<![CDATA[Iraq War Vet Tammy Duckworth Launches Senate Bid in Illinois]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:24:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Tammy-Duckworth3.jpg
In a video to supporters, Rep. Tammy Duckworth on Monday launched a 2016 challenge to Sen. Mark Kirk. “I’m running for the United States Senate in 2016 because it’s time for Washington to be held accountable...

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<![CDATA[The Week Ahead: Ted Cruz in Control?]]> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:09:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20141205+The+Week+Ahead.jpg
First candidate Ted Cruz hits the trail in Iowa, Kennedy Institute is dedicated in Boston, a summit on Cuba, it's April Fool’s Day and the lowdown on who is next to enter the Presidential fray.
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<![CDATA[Meet the Press Preview: Conflict in Yemen, Iran Nuclear Talks]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:24:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000009939604_1200x675_419415619736.jpg
Chuck Todd and guests will discuss rebel advances in Yemen, talks about Iran's nuclear capability and more on Meet the Press this Sunday.]]>
<![CDATA[Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz Speaks in NH]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:22:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/cruz-AP938170470053.jpg
Just days after making his presidential candidacy official, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is in New Hampshire for a two-day swing. Cruz was the first major candidate to announce a run for president.

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<![CDATA[CA Attorney General Moves to End Anti-Gay Initiative]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:44:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/file-kamala-harris-ca-ag.jpg
California Attorney General Kamala Harris asked a state court on Wednesday for permission to reject a proposed ballot initiative stipulating that anyone who engages in gay sex be killed.

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<![CDATA[Concern Grows Over Whereabouts of Former D.C. Del.]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:16:24 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Walter-Fauntroy.jpg
Concern is growing for the well-being of 82-year-old Walter Fauntroy -- a former D.C. congressman and longtime civil rights activist -- who has been traveling for an extended period of time, but has been unclear...]]>
<![CDATA[13 Ward 8 Candidates to Meet at Debate]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:00:12 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000009909096_1200x675_418057795671.jpg
It's a crowded field in the April 28 special election for Marion Barry's Ward 8 Council seat. Barry died late last year. Wednesday night, 13 candidates will meet for a debate. News4's Tom Sherwood offers insight...]]>
<![CDATA[The Week Ahead: A Nuclear Deal with Iran?]]> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:31:41 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20141205+The+Week+Ahead.jpg
Nuclear talks with Iran continue, Chuck Todd talks to California Governor Jerry Brown on Meet the Press, Afghan President Ghani meets with Obama and it’s 70 years since Iwo Jima.
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<![CDATA[No Run-of-the-Mill House Budget Vote]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:30:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2015-03-25_1503.jpg
Members of the House are slated to vote on a budget Wednesday -- but this is no run-of-the-mill vote. We're are about to see some very tricky legislative moves. NBC News political writer Carrie Dann walks...]]>
<![CDATA[Sherwood's Notebook: Walt Whitman’s Washington…]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 07:09:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/whitman_full.png
The Notebook shook ourselves from the couch on Sunday and traveled over the 14th Street Bridge, down the George Washington Parkway to the Athenaeum in Alexandria.

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<![CDATA[Ted Cruz Enters the 2016 Presidential Race]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:37:00 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Cruz-Rand-Paul-Shirts-03231.jpg
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz enters the 2016 presidential race. Senior Political Editor Mark Murray discusses his current position.

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<![CDATA[Calif. Gov.: Cruz Unfit for WH]]> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 15:02:06 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/brown-cruz.jpg
Calfiornia Gov. Jerry Brown tore into climate change skeptics on Sunday, saying one major presidential hopeful's position on climate change should disqualify him from the highest office in the nation.

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<![CDATA[How Likely is Mandatory Voting in the U.S.?]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:03:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000009857602_1200x675_415895107981.jpg
NBC News Senior Political Editor Mark Murray analyzes the possibility of mandatory voting in the U.S. after President Obama commented on the idea.]]>
<![CDATA[Lewinsky Talks Cyberbullying, Affair on TED Stage]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:39:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/TED2015_031915_2DD7163.jpg
Monica Lewinsky spoke bluntly about cyberbullying and her own experience in the public spotlight Thursday, as the she took the stage for one of her most prominent appearances since her affair with President Bill...

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<![CDATA[Feds Probe Ex-Rep. Schock: AP]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 19:13:00 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP326057663792_RepSchock.jpg
The Justice Department has launched a formal criminal investigation into the office and campaign expenses of resigning Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, as well as his personal business dealings with political donors,...

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<![CDATA[Trump Launches 2016 Exploratory Committee Ahead of NH Visit]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:29:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP333051909036.jpg
Business mogul Donald Trump is considering throwing his hat in the 2016 ring, announcing the formation of a presidential exploratory committee. "We have lost the respect of the entire world," Trump said in...

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<![CDATA[Hillary Supporters Launch Online Campaign for 2016 Run]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:15:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/188*120/2015-03-18_1008.png
Hillary Clinton hasn't announced whether she will run for president in 2016, but her husband is already running for the position of first lady. Well, a mascot version of him is.

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<![CDATA[Sherwood's Notebook: What's in a Name...]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:41:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/national+mall+aerial+generic.jpg
Maybe we should rename the Washington Monument. After all, the father of our country was a brutal slave owner.

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<![CDATA[D.C. Budget Approval Process Still Controversial]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:50:11 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/461046870.jpg
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says she has no plans to ask Congress to formally approve the District's budget as it has in the past.

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<![CDATA[Maryland Lawmakers Consider Hazing Crackdown]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 19:05:31 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000009818954_1200x675_414581827904.jpg
Victims of hazing shared their emotional stories with lawmakers in Annapolis. Legislators are considering two bills that would strengthen penalties for those who participate in hazing on college campuses.]]>
<![CDATA[Ill. Rep. Aaron Schock Resigns]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 20:18:06 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Aaron-Schock-blurb1.jpg
Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock resigned from Congress Tuesday following questions surrounding misuse of funds in his campaign and congressional spending accounts, including reports that he redecorated his office...]]>
<![CDATA[Photos of Rep. Aaron Schock's "Downton Abbey" Office]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:38:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/schock-th-462707536.jpg
Photos of Rep. Aaron Schock's (R-IL) new office in the Rayburn Office Building, which was designed to resemble the dining room of the PBS show 'Downton Abbey,' on January 30, 2015 in Washington, DC. The interior

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<![CDATA[The Influence of the "Invisible Primary"]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:36:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000009814747_1200x675_414328899944.jpg
Mark Murray, political editor for NBC News, discusses potential 2016 candidates and the influence of the "invisible primary."]]>
<![CDATA[Former Md. Lt. Gov. Brown to Run for Rep. Edwards’ Seat]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 05:20:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/BROWNULMANTICKETPKG_722x406_32139843818.jpg
Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has announced his intent to run for Rep. Donna Edwards' House seat.]]>
<![CDATA[Ney Warns McDonnell About Life in Prison]]> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 19:39:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/160*120/112308-Pardon-Bob-Ney.jpg
Former U.S. Rep. Bob Ney, who served a two-year sentence in federal prison, has advice for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.

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<![CDATA[AP Sues for Access to Clinton's Emails]]> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 15:19:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2015-03-11_1517.jpg
The Associated Press is suing the Department of State to release private emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. NBC News political writer Carrie Dann discusses how the lack of transparency could...]]>