<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Philadelphia Political News and Philadelphia Politics]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.comen-usSat, 25 Jun 2016 21:31:16 -0400Sat, 25 Jun 2016 21:31:16 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[What Stands Between Trump and a US Brexit Effect]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 06:44:05 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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[Will DNC 'Demonstration Zones' Muffle Protesters?]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:18:14 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/221*120/DNC+Protest+Zone.JPG
Almost three football fields laid end-to-end would fit between the DNC's designated protest zones and the entrance to the convention.
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<![CDATA[House Dems Stream Sit-In]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 07:15:58 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Periscope-GettyImages-473860588.jpg
The shot wasn’t always steady, and sometimes people got in the way.Such are the perils of recording video on a cellphone.Streaming media conveyed House Democrats' message to the masses when C-SPAN cameras...

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<![CDATA[NJ Family's Hope Deflates as Supreme Court Blocks Obama Immigration Reform Effort]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:20:57 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/immigration+sc+ruling.jpg
The Supreme Court has blocked an effort by President Obama to shield more than 4 million people from deportation. A family in Union City, New Jersey, shows why it's so disheartening. Pat Battle reports. ]]>
<![CDATA['No Fly, No Buy' Gun Measure Survives Senate]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 07:15:05 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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[ACLU Sues City Over DNC Protest Permit]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 21:02:43 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015923883_1200x675_711658051933.jpg
The anti-poverty group says it was denied a permit to march from city hall to the Wells Fargo Center on the first day of the DNC.]]>
<![CDATA[Local Dems Speak After Gun Control 'Sit-in']]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 20:26:12 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015922167_1200x675_711619651610.jpg
Following an historic 25-hour sit-in by House Democrats over gun control, NBC10's Lauren Mayk reports live from Washington DC speaking to local congressmen about taking part in the movement.]]>
<![CDATA[Local Reaction to Immigration Ruling]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 20:22:17 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015923920_1200x675_711616579887.jpg
A tie vote by the Supreme Court is keeping on hold President Barack Obama's immigration plan that sought to shield millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation. NBC10's Cydney Long spoke to a...]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Says He 'Heard' Clinton's Email Server Was Hacked]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:52:36 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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[Bridgegate: Christie Under Fire]]> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 13:06:14 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/christie+gwb+scandal+inset.jpg
NJ's boisterous governor embroiled in gridlock fiasco

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<![CDATA[Historical Sit Down for Gun Control]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:31:43 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/House_Democrats_Gun_Protest.jpg
Democratic lawmakers have staged a sit-in on Capitol Hill as they demand an immediate vote on gun control measures.]]>
<![CDATA[Delaware Lengthens Waiting Time to Buy a Gun]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:27:08 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Gun-Control-Generic-0213_2.jpg
The state Senate has approved a bill extending the wait time for federal officials to conduct background checks on potential gun buyers in Delaware.The bill, which extends the maximum waiting time from...

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<![CDATA[Montco Students Win Congressional Gold Medal Awards]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 08:42:52 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Abington+awards.PNG
Five Abington Senior High School graduates, and one rising senior, traveled to Washington on Thursday to receive Congressional Award Gold Medals at the U.S. House of Representatives.

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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.nbcphiladelphia.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[Philly Changes Plan for Dealing With DNC Protesters]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:44:50 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015907756_1200x675_710981187861.jpg
Philadelphia is changing its plans for dealing with protesters at the Democratic National Convention. NBC10's Drew Smith explains.]]>
<![CDATA[Rubio Move Part of GOP Strategy to Keep Senate Even if Trump Loses]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 07:21:20 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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[Transforming The Wells Fargo Center for The DNC]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 21:54:37 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Wells-Fargo-DNC.jpg
In just about a month, the Democratic National Convention will put the spotlight on Philadelphia. NBC10's Lauren Mayk takes us inside the Wells Fargo Center where the transformation is underway for the DNC. ]]>
<![CDATA[Local Democrats Take Part in Gun Control Sit-In ]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 20:25:12 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Donald-Norcross-Sit-In.jpg
Two local congressmen who are taking part in a sit-in on the House floor are speaking out about the protest and continued push for gun control in the wake of the Orlando mass shooting.

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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.nbcphiladelphia.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['West Wing' Cast Reflects on Show's Legacy]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:28:24 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/West+Wing+Reunion+on+Today.jpg
Ten years after fans said goodbye to "The West Wing," the cast and creator of the political drama are reflecting on its lasting legacy and weighed in on the 2016 election.

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<![CDATA[Rubio to Run for Re-Election]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 17:29:37 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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[Who Wants To Be a Community School?]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:02:39 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/199*120/Philadelphia+Community+School.JPG
While students transition into summer, Philadelphia school administrators have a lot of work ahead of them to make a push to become community schools. NBC10's Katy Zachary has the latest..

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<![CDATA[DNC Moves Into Temporary Philly Home]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:42:31 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/248*120/Wells+Fargo+Center+Empty+DNC.JPG
The Democratic National Convention Staff will be calling South Philadelphia home for the next five weeks.

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<![CDATA[Donald Trump and the 'Mad Men' Ad Agency Mystery]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 17:23:41 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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.nbcphiladelphia.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.nbcphiladelphia.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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