<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Politics]]> Copyright 2016 http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.com en-us Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:35:44 -0500 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:35:44 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Trump Makes Electability Pitch Since N.H. Victory]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 22:11:11 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/TrumpSouthCarolina-AP_446723142501.jpg
Donald Trump is making his first pitch of electability after a landslide victory in New Hampshire. Trump told nearly 5,000 people in South Carolina that he could win beyond the Palmetto State, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Congressional Black Caucus to Endorse Clinton]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 19:38:21 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/508448996-Hillary-Clinton-necn-Viewer-Question.jpg
The Congressional Black Caucus PAC will endorse Hillary Clinton on Thursday, NBC News has confirmed. The group will help her campaign to win over minority voters in upcoming primary contests. Clinton has...

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<![CDATA[Talk Around Town: Voting in Maryland]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:08:35 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/generic-voting-station-voter.jpg
WHUR's Troy Johnson discusses new Maryland laws allowing ex-convicts to vote. Also, Maryland will use paper ballots in the April primary.

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<![CDATA[Trump Won Despite Ignoring NH's Famed Retail Politics]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 07:31:53 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-509216262.jpg
The governors competing for the Republican presidential nomination all tried to outdo each other in time spent in New Hampshire, staking their campaigns on an electorate more moderate and less religious than in...

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<![CDATA['Free Ponies for All' Candidate Vermin Supreme Finishes 4th in NH Primary]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:22:21 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/verminsupreme.jpg
Pony-loving, boot wearing Vermin Supreme finished fourth among Democrats in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary. Bernie Sanders beat Hillary Clinton in a rout. Martin O'Malley, who dropped out of the race after the...

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<![CDATA[Obama Returns to Illinois]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 22:00:07 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama-AP_481030974134.jpg
President Barack Obama arrived in Springfield on Wednesday morning prepared to make history, becoming the fourth U.S. president to address the Illinois General Assembly. Nine years ago was Obama’s last time in...

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<![CDATA[Sherwood's Notebook: A Council Comeback?]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 05:45:15 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/121515+vincent+gray.jpg
The former D.C. Council member, council chairman and mayor announced on the WAMU Kojo Nnamdi Show he’ll run to reclaim the Ward 7 council seat.]]>
<![CDATA[ICYMI: 5 Things to Know From the NH Primary]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:06:01 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Spotlight-Graphic-5Things-Th.jpg
Here's a quick summary of what happened on Tuesday night at the New Hampshire primary.

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<![CDATA[Trump Wins New Hampshire Primary]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:25:54 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000010361555_1200x675_619909187632.jpg
After winning the New Hampshire GOP primary, Donald Trump claimed he would be the "greatest jobs president that God every created." He also stated that the unemployment rate could be as high as 28 or even...]]>
<![CDATA[Sanders Wins New Hampshire Primary]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 22:44:30 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000010361223_1200x675_619865667712.jpg
Bernie Sanders won the Democratic primary in New Hampshire, beating Hillary Clinton. He slammed Republican policies and "establishment politics" for supporting the interests of large donor groups instead of the...]]>
<![CDATA[Clinton Concedes New Hampshire Primary to Sanders]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 22:44:56 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000010360982_1200x675_619843651985.jpg
Hillary Clinton conceded the New Hampshire primary to Bernie Sanders, appealing to his voters in her address by discussing income inequality and Citizens United.]]>
<![CDATA[Concealed Carry Permit Fee Upheld in Prince William Co.]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:34:22 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/469413157.jpg
A bid to wipe out the fee charged to residents who apply for concealed handgun permits in Prince William County, Virginia, failed Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[See Photos of NH Primary Vote]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 08:18:40 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-509278698-bernie-sanders-new-hampshire.jpg
Voters in New Hampshire took to their polling places to cast their ballots on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016.

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<![CDATA[Cruz Responds to Trump's Profanity]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:52:01 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/cruz-trump-statement.jpg
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz took the high road Tuesday in his response to rival Donald Trump's use of profanity to describe the Texas Republican. Trump, the GOP frontrunner, derided his opponents while addressing about...

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<![CDATA[N.H.'s Undeclared: Less Independent Than You Might Think]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 13:36:52 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/24907310025_d9d6fcc234_o.jpg
New Hampshire voters have a reputation of being free thinkers, but truly independent voters could be hard to find in the Granite State. Undeclared voters in the state are allowed to vote in the Democratic...

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<![CDATA[Iowa vs. New Hampshire: Who Better Predicts GOP Nominee]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 12:04:16 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GOP-Primary.jpg
"Iowa picks corn and New Hampshire picks presidents," former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu famously said. Among Republicans, New Hampshire's primary results over the last few decades have been better than...

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<![CDATA[Bowser Announces New Homeless Shelter Locations]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:22:03 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DC+homeless+family+shelter+map.jpg
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser revealed the locations for the District's new homeless family shelters in each ward during a breakfast with the D.C. Council Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Bloomberg Talks WH Bid: Report]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:14:38 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/GettyImages-501810656.jpg
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has confirmed that he is thinking about running for president as an independent candidate in 2016. In a story published Monday in the Financial Times, Bloomberg said...

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<![CDATA['I Need Your Vote': Trump in NH]]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 19:42:01 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/Donald+Trump+NH+020716.jpg
Republican candidate Donald Trump spoke to hundreds at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, just two days before the state's primary. Trump asked that people not vote at all if they can't vote for

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<![CDATA[Gloria Steinem Apologizes for Comments About Young Women]]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 18:26:06 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GloriaSteinem-GettyImages-508082072.jpg
Feminist icon Gloria Steinem has apologized for implying that younger women have chosen to support Sen. Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton because they want to meet men, NBC News reported. "In a case...

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<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton Calls Flint Water Crisis 'Immoral']]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 17:10:42 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/ClintonFlint-AP_578549665494.jpg
Hillary Clinton called for “action now” to fight the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, in a speech she made to a packed congregation in the city, NBC News reported. Clinton, who stepped away from the campaign...

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<![CDATA[Trump Says Iowa Caucus Results 'Very Unfair']]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 17:23:21 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Trump+MTP+New+Hampshire.png
Donald Trump said Sunday that he does not need to win the New Hampshire primary and that the Iowa caucus results were "very unfair" to him and Ben Carson. "There are those that say I actually came in first...

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<![CDATA[Sanders Defends His Foreign Policy Credentials]]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 12:53:19 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Sander+Defends+Foreign+Policy.png
Senator Bernie Sanders defended himself Sunday against criticism that he does not have sufficient depth or interest in foreign policy matters. "Let me reassure the American people…it goes without saying that...

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<![CDATA[Ben Carson Waits in the Wings in Debate Introduction]]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 12:23:07 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/BenCarsonDebate-AP_47261554959.jpg
The Republican debate in Manchester, New Hampshire, got off to a bit of an awkward start on Saturday. It began on a high note, when ABC moderator David Muir introduced New Jersey Gov.

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<![CDATA[GOP Debate in NH: Christie vs. Rubio, More Top Moments]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:04:12 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/rubio-at-debate.jpg
Donald Trump was back, Carly Fiorina was out and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida was drawing attacks after his strong showing in Iowa. The GOP presidential candidates were on stage Saturday night for the final...

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<![CDATA[Fiorina Uses Debate Exclusion As Fuel to Fight On]]> Sat, 06 Feb 2016 16:43:28 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/CarlyFiorina-AP_707918705720.jpg
Carly Fiorina told a crowd of supporters on Saturday morning that "the game is rigged," assailing ABC News for not inviting her onto Saturday's GOP debate stage because of her low polling numbers nationally, NBC...

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<![CDATA[Illinois Dems Move to Make Obama’s Birthday a State Holiday]]> Sat, 06 Feb 2016 13:23:29 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama4.png
Illinois State Rep. Andre Thapedi introduced a new bill this week that could make President Barack Obama’s birthday a state holiday. The proposed legislation, House Bill 4654, would close schools and state...

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<![CDATA[WATCH: John Kasich's Snow Day in N.H.]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 22:53:17 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/john-kasich-snowball-fight-new-hampshire.jpg
Considering how much time he has spent campaigning in New Hampshire, it's perhaps no surprise that Republican John Kasich took some time Friday to have a snowball fight. The governor of Ohio, whose...

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<![CDATA[The Week Ahead: Primary Time!]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:55:27 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20141205+The+Week+Ahead.jpg
The Week Ahead with Andy Gross
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<![CDATA[Las Vegas Newspaper Endorses Marco Rubio]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:38:55 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/MarcoRubio-AP_480187241596.jpg
The Las Vegas Review-Journal endorsed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio Friday, NBC News reported. "Our reasons for endorsing Sen. Rubio are many. Notably, the Florida senator has deep personal connections to the...

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<![CDATA[Clinton Fights Back After Low N.H. Poll Numbers]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 08:24:36 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_617541352129-debate.jpg
Hillary Clinton is way behind in the latest New Hampshire polls, and she came out swinging in last night's Democratic Debate.

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<![CDATA[Megyn Kelly Talks Trump Boycott on 'Tonight Show' ]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 01:45:39 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/KELLY_AP_828085981256.jpg
Megyn Kelly explained on "The Tonight Show” that she was just doing her job as a journalist during the Republican debate she moderated that featured a clash with Donald Trump. “We never thought anyone...

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<![CDATA[Poll: Trump Holds Lead in N.H., Rubio Gains Ground]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 07:50:49 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Rubio-Trump-Split.jpg
Donald Trump continues to lead Tuesday's New Hampshire primary after his second-place finish in Iowa, but Marco Rubio has gained ground on him, according to a new NBC/WSJ/Marist poll conducted after the...

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<![CDATA[Clinton '100 Percent Confident' Emails Won't Hurt Campaign]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 08:26:26 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/HillaryClintonDebate-GettyImages-508470704.jpg
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was faced with the nagging issue of her private email server once again during MSNBC’s Democratic debate in Durham, New Hampshire on Thursday. Clinton said she is “100...

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