<![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-usWed, 29 Jun 2016 19:37:35 -0400Wed, 29 Jun 2016 19:37:35 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA["She's Gonna Win": Vice President Biden on the Presidential Election]]> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:48:04 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015250825_1200x675_715533891567.jpg
Vice President Joe Biden, at the end of an interview on his "moonshot" cancer summit in D.C. Wednesday, also shared his thoughts on the presidential election.]]>
<![CDATA[Sanders to Back DNC Delegate Trips]]> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:04:30 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DNC+Delegates+Philly+Money+4+Box.jpg
More than 600 delegates pledged to Bernie Sanders have taken to online crowdfunding to help pay for their expensive trips to the Democratic National Convention to be held in Philadelphia this July.

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<![CDATA[Protesters at Trump Event in Boston]]> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:43:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Trump+gif+new.gif
A congressman joined dozens of protesters outside a Boston hotel where presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was scheduled to make a campaign stop Wednesday. The billionaire businessman will

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<![CDATA[Sherwood's Notebook: The Car…No Longer Never Wrong ]]> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:53:05 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Bike-Lane-Generic-2015.jpg
The D.C. Council was set to vote Tuesday on a bill that would give cyclists and pedestrians more power to sue for damages should they be in a wreck with motorized vehicles. But Ward 5 Council member Kenyan...]]>
<![CDATA[Obama Urges Calm Following Brexit ]]> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:56:56 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/OBAMA_FOR_MAC_1200x675_711548995969.jpg
President Obama urged calm following Britain's vote to exit the European Union.In an interview broadcast Tuesday on National Public Radio, the president, who opposed Brexit, said the spirit of international...]]>
<![CDATA[Democrats' Preemptive Benghazi Report Exonerates Clinton]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 20:30:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/hillary-clinton-benghazi.jpg
Frustrated by the pace of the investigation, the House Select Committee on Benghazi's Democratic members released their own, 339-page minority report on the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S.

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<![CDATA[Trump, Clinton Less Popular Than NRA, Planned Parenthood: Poll]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 09:02:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-encuestas.jpg
The Democratic and Republican parties and their presumptive presidential nominees continue to be significantly unpopular with voters, in some cases more so than institutions like the NRA and Planned Parenthood...

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<![CDATA[Dump Trump Movement Planning for Convention Floor Fight]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 00:20:12 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_16171043306152.jpg
The grassroots movement aimed at ousting Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention is planning for a convention floor fight, hiring staff, establishing a command center in Cleveland and rolling out ads...

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<![CDATA[What Stands Between Trump and a US Brexit Effect]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 06:44:05 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/542736486-donald-trump-brexit-vote-election.jpg
Even as Donald Trump drew parallels on Friday between the British vote to leave the European Union and the American presidential election, migration experts and activists cautioned against too close a comparison...

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<![CDATA[How Will Brexit Affect the U.S?]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:14:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015196230_1200x675_712423491511.jpg
The United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union. Beyond Friday's dramatic drop in the stock market, what implications does the Brexit have for the United States? News4's Pat Lawson Muse reports.]]>
<![CDATA['No Fly, No Buy' Gun Measure Survives Senate]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 07:15:05 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GUNS_AP_16173672808809.jpg
A Republican-backed compromise amendment to prevent people on the "no fly list" from acquiring firearms survived an effort to kill the measure Thursday — but at the moment it likely lacks the votes to pass...

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<![CDATA[Trump Says He 'Heard' Clinton's Email Server Was Hacked]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:52:36 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/TrumpNightlyNews.png
Donald Trump insisted Thursday that Hillary Clinton’s private email server was hacked, but could not say where he learned the information. "I think I read that," Trump said. "And I heard it, and...

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<![CDATA[Civil Rights Icon Rep. John Lewis No Stranger to Sit-Ins]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:44:00 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/SIT_IN_AP_16174617154578.jpg
Rep. John Lewis, 76, led a sit-in on Wednesday in a quest to force a vote on gun control.And the Civil Rights icon has faced angry mobs hurling racial epithets, jail and a beating by cops wielding night sticks...

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<![CDATA[Rubio Move Part of GOP Strategy to Keep Senate Even if Trump Loses]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 07:21:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/RUBIO_GettyImages-515906890.jpg
Marco Rubio's decision on Wednesday to run for re-election for his Florida U.S. Senate seat, at the urging of party leaders, is part of an aggressive series of moves the GOP is taking in the hopes of keeping...

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<![CDATA[Time's Running Out for Bernie Sanders to Make a Deal]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 17:43:21 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/topNews-AP_16161617906947.jpg
The last Democratic primary is done, President Obama, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Oprah have all endorsed Hillary Clinton, and Sen. Bernie Sanders is increasingly out of the limelight.With the country now focused...

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<![CDATA[Rubio to Run for Re-Election]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 17:29:37 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/031216Rubio.jpg
One year ago, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio announced his bid for the Republican presidential nomination while promising to not seek re-election.After failing in his run for the White House, the Florida senator is now...

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<![CDATA[Sherwood's Notebook: A Bridge Too Far Gone?]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 06:05:44 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/2016-AP_588951409736.jpg
Monday was a beautiful day to spend along the Potomac River where the Arlington Memorial Bridge stands, its nine graceful arches belying the rot under the bridge.

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<![CDATA[Donald Trump and the 'Mad Men' Ad Agency Mystery]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 17:23:41 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP16170075104020_opt.jpg
Donald Trump's latest campaign finance filing contains the names of dozens of companies that were paid for services, but one really stands out: Draper Sterling, a play on the name of the fictional ad agency from...

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<![CDATA[Republican Senator Seeks Bipartisan Support for Gun Deal]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:00:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_16173674394575.jpg
A moderate Republican senator was seeking broad support Tuesday for a compromise to block guns from suspected terrorists, a day after the chamber split along partisan lines to derail each party's more sweeping...

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<![CDATA[Women Who Ran for the Presidency]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:02:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Presidency-thumb.jpg
Hillary Clinton made history as the first woman to become the presumptive presidential nominee of a major political party. But the first woman to try for the White House ran 144 years ago.

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<![CDATA[Hastert's Last Hours of Freedom]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 07:09:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Hastert2.png
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert is enjoying his last 48 hours of freedom.Hastert has until 2 p.m. Wednesday, to surrender to the Federal Medical Center prison in Rochester, Minnesota, where he will...

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<![CDATA[Anti-Trump Republicans Allege 'Intimidation' by Party Leaders]]> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 07:25:07 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/TrumpArizona-AP_16171030319864.jpg
Republicans who do not support Donald Trump as their presidential candidate said that "intimidation" tactics were being used by party leaders against them to prevent any subversion at the party's convention next...

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<![CDATA[Speaker Ryan Talks Obligation to Support Trump]]> Sun, 19 Jun 2016 12:42:19 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/split2-ryan-trump.jpg
Paul Ryan says it's his obligation as the Speaker of the House to support presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, but he won't force fellow Republicans to do the same.In an interview with NBC's Chuck...

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<![CDATA[Marco Rubio Laying Groundwork for Potential Senate Bid]]> Sat, 18 Jun 2016 00:14:18 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/RUBIO_GettyImages-515906890.jpg
Signs are growing that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is moving towards a run for reelection, a reversal of his past statements committing to retire from the Senate at the end of his term, NBC News reported.A major...

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<![CDATA[Trump Vows to 'Save' Gun Rights at Texas Rally]]> Sat, 18 Jun 2016 08:33:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP16170075104020_opt.jpg
Donald Trump emphatically told a Texas crowd Friday night that when he wins the presidency, people will call the White House to say they "can't believe you've saved the Second Amendment,” NBC News...

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