<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - San Diego Politics and Political News]]>Copyright 2018https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/politics http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego https://www.nbcsandiego.comen-usSat, 20 Jan 2018 17:02:40 -0800Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:02:40 -0800NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Democrats and Republicans React to Government Shutdown]]> Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:49:15 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/SAMPLE+TIMELINE.00_00_45_11.Still002.jpg
Leaders of both parties exchanged blows after a deal to keep the government running was not reached.]]>
<![CDATA[Trump's First Year: A Tax Victory But Russia Probe Continues]]> Sat, 20 Jan 2018 06:06:44 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-907175636.jpg
President Donald Trump’s first significant legislative achievement did not come until December, when Congress approved a $1.5 trillion tax bill that cut corporate and individual rates.

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<![CDATA[How Obama Spent His 1st Year Out of Office]]> Sat, 20 Jan 2018 03:56:49 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-850292898.jpg
Leaving office was a change Barack Obama could believe in.In the year after he handed the most powerful job in the world to Donald Trump, Obama's foray into post-presidential life has included globe-trotting...

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<![CDATA[Lawmakers Point Fingers Over Failure to Prevent Shutdown]]> Sat, 20 Jan 2018 04:29:19 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP_18019543572179.jpg
Republicans and Democrats, predictably, blamed each other in the early hours of Saturday for the failure to prevent a federal government shutdown. Many government agencies had to cease operations when...

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<![CDATA[Photos: Anti-Abortion Activists 'March for Life' in DC]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:39:39 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/march4life.jpg
Thousands of anti-abortion activists gathered in Washington, D.C. on Friday for the 45th annual March for Life, which marks the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision in the case of Roe v.

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<![CDATA[Trump Addresses March For Life 2018]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:34:25 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Trump_March_for_Life_FULL-151638591258700002.jpg
President Trump became the first sitting U.S. President to address anti-abortion marchers at the March For Life.]]>
<![CDATA[Budget Director Blames 'Schumer Shutdown' on DACA]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:03:02 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Mulvaney_on_Govt_Shutdown-151638297659800002.jpg
The Office of Management and Budget director is calling it the "Schumer Shutdown" and blaming the deadlock on Democrats insistent on immediate immigration reform as the deadline for Congress to pass a...]]>
<![CDATA[What Happens in a Government Shutdown?]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:16:11 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/govshutdown.jpg
With a possible government shutdown looming, here is a look at how a shutdown would affect the country.]]>
<![CDATA[Poll: Record Share of Americans Strongly Disapprove of Trump]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 03:23:20 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/tru23AP_18008659441449.jpg
President Donald Trump ends his first year in office with 39 percent of Americans approving of his job performance, according to the latest national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll — the lowest mark in...

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<![CDATA[The Anti-Trump 'Resistance' Turns a Year Old — and Grows Up]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:36:29 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-632318086.jpg
The pink "pussy hat" is in a museum collection, protesters have left the airports and George Orwell's "1984" has fallen back off the best-seller list.But the energy behind the anti-Donald Trump protests...

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<![CDATA[Ryan Begs Senate Dems to Not Shut Down Government]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:56:11 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_SPEAKER_RYAN_011818-151632574209200002.jpg
Speaker Paul Ryan spoke briefly after the House passed a bill to continue funding the government. He implored Democratic senators to pass the bill to avoid a shutdown.  ]]>
<![CDATA[House Committee Releases Transcript of Dossier Testimony]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:22:20 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/glenn-simpson.jpg
The House intelligence committee on Thursday released 184 pages of sworn testimony by Glenn Simpson, the former Wall Street Journal reporter whose opposition research into Donald Trump spawned a controversial...

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<![CDATA[House Unveils Landmark Sexual Harassment Overhaul Bill]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:09:08 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-896677738.jpg
Lawmakers would be required to pay for sexual harassment settlements themselves under a new bipartisan legislation introduced Thursday, part of an effort to overhaul Capitol Hill's decades-old secretive system...

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<![CDATA[Fact Check: Trump's Claim That Shutdown Would Hurt Military]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:16:06 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/895385254-US-Capitol.jpg
Amid signs that the country could be headed toward a government shutdown this weekend, President Donald Trump said the consequences of one would be "devastating" to the U.S. military.In fact, a government...

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<![CDATA[Mayor says Imperial Beach Sewage Spill After Storms Is ‘Outrageous’]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:53:49 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/raw_sewage_1200x675_1139155011747.jpg
 Tijuana sewage spill in San Diego costs $2 million a year to clean, mayor says ]]>
<![CDATA[IB Sewage Spill After Storms Is ‘Outrageous’: Mayor]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:16:35 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/215*120/sewagetijuanariver.PNG
Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina plans to sue the federal government for sewage, toxic waste and plastic pollution that has been pouring into the Tijuana River near the border.]]>
<![CDATA[Sanders: Flake Only Criticizing Trump Because of Low Poll Numbers]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:46:05 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_WH_BRIEFING_011718-151622134311900002.jpg
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Senator Jeff Flake's speech on the senate floor was made due to low poll numbers than an actual sincere criticism of President Trump.]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Says N. Korea Close on Missile, Russia Helping Regime]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:32:51 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-905685696.jpg
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Russia is helping North Korea get supplies in violation of international sanctions and that Pyongyang is getting "closer every day" to developing a long-range...

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<![CDATA[9 of 12 National Park Advisory Board Members Quit: Chairman]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:33:30 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP_091102018784.jpg
Nine of the 12 members of the National Park System Advisory Board resigned this week out of frustration that the new heads of the Interior Department hadn't met with them, NBC News reported.Tony Knowles,...

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<![CDATA[GOP Sen. Flake Criticizes Trump and Fake News Claims]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:26:14 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Moral_Vandalism_Flake_Criticizes_Trump_Era_in_Speech-151621187497000002.jpg
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., criticized President Donald Trump on the Senate floor on Wednesday, calling Trump's fake news claims "despotic language."]]>