<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Politics]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/politics http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.comen-usTue, 17 Jan 2017 16:47:33 -0500Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:47:33 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Voices From Inauguration Weekend: Who Is Going to DC and Why]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:37:57 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/congress-prep.jpg
Donald Trump will be sworn in as the country's 45th president on Friday and thousands of his supporters from across the country will attend to witness the historic event. They hope his presidency will be...

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<![CDATA[New Polls Find Most Americans Sour on Trump's Transition]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:58:05 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_17013713721598-Trump-head.jpg
New polling shows that the majority of Americans disapprove of the way President-elect Donald Trump is handling his transition into power, with less than a week to go until his inauguration.

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<![CDATA[Tweeter-in-Chief? Trump Will Keep Personal Handle]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:51:52 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_16354528098870-donald-trump-mar-a-lago.jpg
President-elect Donald Trump will maintain his personal Twitter account and other social media after his inauguration on Friday, transition officials told NBC News. The move comes amid uncertainty over...

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<![CDATA[Memorable Lines From Presidential Inaugurations ]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:24:06 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/LeadPhoto-Prez.jpg
Inaugural addresses signal what an administration hopes to accomplish, and often how it will be different from the outgoing one, according to one expert. With President-elect Donald Trump set to give his...

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<![CDATA[Crowd Sings 'We Shall Overcome' at MLK Memorial]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:51:36 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017418217_1200x675_855830083795.jpg
Thousands of people across the country paid homage Monday to Martin Luther King Jr. At a wreath-laying ceremony at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, the crowd sang "We Shall Overcome" after walking the wreath...]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Signals ‘Insurance for Everybody’]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 01:56:00 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/trumpAP_163490817185542.jpg
President-elect Donald Trump said he is working on a replacement for the Affordable Care Act that would seek to provide "insurance for everybody," The Washington Post reported Sunday night, according to...

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<![CDATA[Trump Quickly Recalling Ambassadors Is ‘Risky Move’: Experts]]> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 23:35:28 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/011317+donald+trump+miami.jpg
A plan by Donald Trump to toss out dozens of ambassadors on the day he takes office risks months of uncertainty in some of the most sensitive parts of the world, according to several experts, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Marchers Brave Cold, Rain for MLK March in DC]]> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 22:14:11 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/MLK+March1.jpg
Despite rain and cold weather, marchers filled several blocks in Washington on Saturday as they rallied in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day march that was at times also a rally against President-elect Donald Trump.

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<![CDATA[Steve Harvey Meets With Trump]]> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:08:32 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/TrumpHarvey.jpg
Steve Harvey was invited by the Obama and Trump transition teams to meet with President-Elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower earlier Friday.

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<![CDATA[Washington's Bible, Lincoln's Hair: Inauguration Symbolism]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:26:54 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Presidentsthree.jpg
President Barack Obama used Abraham Lincoln’s and Martin Luther King Jr.’s Bibles at his swearing in ceremony in 2013, two presidents used a chair George Washington sat in at his inaugural and George W.

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<![CDATA[John Lewis Doesn't See Trump as 'a Legitimate President']]> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:32:16 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-157149351.jpg
Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., does not believe Donald Trump was legitimately elected, telling NBC News in an exclusive interview Friday that he believes Russians "participated in helping this man get elected"...

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<![CDATA[Obama's Legacy]]> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:26:27 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/ap-obama-legacy-thumb.jpg
As Obama prepares to leave office, this series examines his impact on politics, policy, American life and the presidency.

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<![CDATA[Donald Trump's Inauguration: If You Are Going]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:14:43 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-624646258.jpg
The latest news on President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration for those who are in Washington

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<![CDATA[Donald Trump's Inauguration: Full Coverage]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:11:21 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-624646258.jpg
Take a look at the latest news on Donald Trump's inauguration.

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<![CDATA[Donald Trump's Transition to the Presidency: Full Coverage]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:04:00 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-624646258.jpg
Take a look at the latest news on Donald Trump's transition effort and inauguration.

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<![CDATA[Jaffe: DC Council's Flush With Cash. How Will They Spend It?]]> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:06:13 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/122016+dc+council+paid+family+leave.jpg
The District of Columbia is flush with cash. So what does that mean?

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<![CDATA[A Look at How Many People May Attend Trump's Inauguration]]> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 06:59:11 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/011217+2009+inauguration+aerial.jpg
Obama drew an estimated 1.8 million people to the National Mall eight years ago. This time, planners say they are expecting no more than 900,000 people to attend Trump's inauguration.

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<![CDATA[Ambitious Dems Seize Spotlight During Trump Cabinet Hearings]]> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 07:58:18 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-159551978.jpg
Donald Trump's inauguration is still a week away, but opposing the president-elect is good politics for any ambitious Democrat with eyes on a White House bid, NBC News reported.That could be why some of...

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<![CDATA[Comey Told Trump About Dossier After Briefing]]> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:40:41 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Trump_Comey.jpg
President-elect Donald Trump was informed about the existence of the unverified allegations against him about Russian ties after last Friday's intelligence briefing at Trump Tower on alleged Russian hacking...

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<![CDATA[Obama Awards Biden Presidential Medal of Freedom]]> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 06:44:16 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-631564170.jpg
President Barack Obama awarded a teary-eyed Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in an emotional tribute to the vice president at the White House. Obama said he's bestowing Biden with the...

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<![CDATA[World Reacts to Trump's Post-Election Press Conference]]> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:38:47 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/AP_17011610067565-news.jpg
Americans weren't the only ones tuning into Donald Trump's first press conference since being elected president — people around the world watched for clues on how the new administration would impact their...

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<![CDATA[Read Pompeo's Prepared Remarks for CIA Chief Hearing]]> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:18:59 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/pompeo1.jpg
Statement for the Record before the Senate Select Committee on IntelligenceThe Honorable Mike PompeoJanuary 12, 2017Senator Dole, thank you for your kind words. But more importantly, thank you for the...

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<![CDATA[Heiress PAC Discloses Trump Money]]> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:39:15 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/AP_17011610067565-news.jpg
A pro-Trump PAC linked to L.L. Bean heiress Linda Bean is now reporting donations it never disclosed to the federal government last year. The amended filings by Making Maine Great Again say Bean donated $30,000,...

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