<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Politics]]>Copyright 2017https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/politics http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington https://www.nbcwashington.comen-usSat, 25 Nov 2017 03:19:03 -0500Sat, 25 Nov 2017 03:19:03 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Va. Gov. Disgusted by Reports of Sex Harassment in Entertainment, Media, Politics]]> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:27:18 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Virginia_Governor_Disgusted_by_Reports_of_Sex_Harassment_in.jpg
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he's disgusted by reports of sexual harassment taking place in Hollywood, media and politics.]]>
<![CDATA[Mike Flynn Business Partner Now Subject of Mueller Probe]]> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:40:38 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Flynn-phone.jpg
A former business associate of Michael Flynn has become a subject of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation for his role in the failure of Flynn's former lobbying firm to disclose its work on behalf...

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<![CDATA[Roy Moore's Communications Director Resigns]]> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:55:07 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/NC_moore161122_1920x1080.jpg
Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore's communications director, John Rogers, has resigned, as Moore continues to deny any sexual misconduct against underage girls.In a new interview, Moore again denied the...]]>
<![CDATA[Net Neutrality: What It Is and Why It Matters]]> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:18:03 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/SAMPLE+TIMELINE.00_00_16_23.Still003.jpg
The FCC is set to dismantle rules requiring internet service providers to ensure consumers have equal access to all online content.]]>
<![CDATA[Philly Mayor Calls Trump 'Bully' and 'Punk,' Questions Upbringing]]> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 23:39:24 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Kenney1.JPG
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney unleashed an insult-laden tirade against President Donald Trump on Wednesday, denouncing the Trump administration's decision to end protections for Haitians and other immigrants...

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<![CDATA[Secret Conyers Settlement Raises New Questions in Congress]]> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:33:24 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/130535025-John-Conyers-Congress.jpg
The spotlight was already on a lack of accountability in how Congress handles sexual harassment claims when a newly reported accusation against Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., raised more questions Tuesday, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Trump on Ala. Senate Race: ‘We Don’t Need a Liberal’]]> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:14:07 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_TRUMP_DEPARTS_112117-151129768438000002.jpg
As President Donald Trump departed the White House Tuesday, he stopped to speak with reporters about the ongoing Roy Moore controversy.]]>
<![CDATA[Why Alabama Young Republicans Are Deserting Roy Moore]]> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:26:16 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/875055874-Roy-Moore-Alabama-Senate.jpg
The Young Republican Federation of Alabama voted this weekend to suspend support of Roy Moore, the party's nominee for U.S. Senate in next month's special election, NBC News reported.The recent allegations of...

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<![CDATA[Maryland Official Wants Sweeping Change in Craft Beer Rules]]> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:50:13 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/beer+generic+glass.jpg
Maryland's comptroller is recommending sweeping changes to the state's regulation of craft breweries.

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<![CDATA[Laws Stymie Efforts to Trace Guns Used in Crimes ]]> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:36:59 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/handguns.jpg
How easily a stolen gun can be matched to one used in a crime depends on laws that can either speed or impede the trace.Making the job easier: mandatory reporting of lost or stolen guns and background checks...

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<![CDATA[Fed Chair Janet Yellen to Step Down]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:05:14 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_17324706612780.jpg
Janet Yellen announced Monday that she will step down from the Federal Reserve board of governors once her successor is sworn in next year. Yellen's term as chairperson ends Feb. 3 — but she could have stayed on

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<![CDATA[Trump Was a 'Factor' in Decision to Retire, Says GOP Rep.]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:06:49 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/troAP_17324678770142.jpg
Republican Rep. Dave Trott told CNBC on Monday that President Donald Trump was a "factor" in his decision to retire from the House at the end of his second term."We have different styles and I sometimes don't...

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<![CDATA[Donald Trump Is Shutting Down His Charitable Foundation]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:07:01 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/donaldtrumpatcabinetmeetingfeuerherd.jpg
President Donald Trump's charitable foundation, which last year admitted violating federal rules on "self-dealing," is in the process of dissolving, according to newly filed documents reviewed by NBC News.The...

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<![CDATA[WH: US Increases Pressure on North Korea With Designation]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:56:36 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_NK_TILLERSON_REAX_112017-151121369698300002.jpg
During a White House press briefing Monday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that designating North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism is part of a plan to increase pressure on the country.]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Designates North Korea a State Sponsor of Terror]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:28:53 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+NK+STATE+SPONSOR+THUMB.jpg
President Donald Trump designated North Korea a state sponsor of terror during a cabinet meeting Monday. Citing repeated nuclear threats, support of international terror and Kim Jong Un's suspected involvement...]]>
<![CDATA[Gun Theft From Legal Owners Is on the Rise, Fueling Violence]]> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:45:29 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/missingpieces-poster.jpg
Hundreds of thousands of firearms stolen from the homes and vehicles of legal owners are flowing each year into underground markets, and the numbers are rising. Those weapons often end up in the hands of people...
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