<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Philadelphia Political News and Philadelphia Politics]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/politics http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.comen-usThu, 19 Jan 2017 01:42:23 -0500Thu, 19 Jan 2017 01:42:23 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Welcome Rally Thursday Ahead of Inauguration]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:37:26 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Welcome+Rally+Before+Inauguration+_22206619.jpg
Crews continue to set up for the presidential inauguration Friday in Washington, DC. A Welcome Rally will take place Thursday. NBC10's Lauren Mayk has the latest on preparations and also speaks to a local...]]>
<![CDATA[Preparations Continue for Presidential Inauguration ]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:38:59 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Inauguration+MAYK+6P+PKG+-+00001820_22204555.jpg
With the inauguration only two days away, crews are hard at work in preparation. NBC10's Lauren Mayk has the details.]]>
<![CDATA[91-Year-Old NJ Man to Attend His 18th Inauguration ]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:09:16 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/B+Harold+Smick+Jr+_22204217.jpg
B. Harold Smick Jr. remembers Jan. 20, 1941, as if it was yesterday. It was the day Franklin D. Roosevelt became the only U.S. president to be sworn in to a third term. It was also the first presidential...

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<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton Would Beat de Blasio for NYC Mayor: Poll]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:29:53 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/de+blasio+clinton.jpg
Hillary Clinton would crush New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in a head-to-head matchup if she ran as an independent, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[What to Know Before the Women's March on Washington]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:52:03 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/womens-march-sign2.jpg
A day after Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, hundreds of thousands of people will converge on the National Mall for the Women's March on Washington.
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<![CDATA[Stop Sex Trafficking: Philly Battles to Save the Exploited]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:51:33 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Sex-Trafficking-Sting-Lead-Photo.jpg
The underground world of sex trafficking is one of the country’s fastest growing crimes.

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<![CDATA[Scores of US Lawmakers to Boycott Trump Inauguration]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:00:35 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/AP_17011739079713.jpg
More than 40 Democratic representatives of Congress from across the country have announced plans to boycott Donald Trump's inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017.

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<![CDATA[Bridgegate: Christie Under Fire]]> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 12:06:14 -0500 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[Presidential Children: Post-White House Years ]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:56:45 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/HarrySTruman.jpg
The sons and daughters of United States presidents, most of whom were children and teenagers when they followed their parents into the White House, each made a life for themselves away from the shadow of...

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<![CDATA[Chris Christie Signs Executive Order to Tackle Opioid Abuse]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:50:43 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Chris+Christie+State+of+the+State_22108498.jpg
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took a step forward Tuesday to achieving his goal for his final year in office when he signed an executive order declaring opioid drug use a public health crisis and establishing a...]]>
<![CDATA[Man Tries to Set Self on Fire Outside Trump's DC Hotel in Protest]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:59:03 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/2017-01-17_2300.png
A man was injured outside Trump International Hotel in Washington Tuesday night after he tried to set himself on fire to protest the election of Donald Trump. Police said they were called to the Pennsylvania...

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<![CDATA[A History of the Presidential Inaugural Procession]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:53:29 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Clinton---1993-Inauguration-USSS-0001.jpg
From the horse and buggy to reinforced limousines, see the century-long history of Secret Service agents - and their rides - at the side of newly elected presidents from Theodore Roosevelt to Barack Obama. ]]>
<![CDATA[Poll: Majority of Americans Dislike Trump's Twitter Usage]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:14:22 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP_17013713721598-Trump-head.jpg
In these divisive political times, the American public actually has a pretty unambiguous message for Donald Trump: "Cool it with the tweets."Nearly seven-in-ten Americans say that Trump's use of Twitter is...

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<![CDATA[Why Obamacare Name May Have Done More Harm Than Good]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:16:02 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Obamacare-501447632.jpg
Obamacare was such a catchy nickname for the 2010 healthcare reform law. Even President Barack Obama himself embraced it when his Republican enemies coined the term.But it may have done more harm than good for...

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<![CDATA[Pennsylvania Voters Prepare for Inauguration Day]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:23:51 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Inauguration+Day+_22189125.jpg
President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn into office on Friday, January 20th. NBC10’s Randy Gyllenhaal spoke to people from our area who are heading to Washington, D.C. for Inauguration Day.]]>
<![CDATA[Going Once ... Trump's Childhood Home Up for Auction]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:02:29 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/preview+image+trump+house.jpg
Bidding on the 1940 Tudor-style home in Jamaica Estates in Queens ends Tuesday at 4 p.m. EST, three days before Trump takes the oath of office on inauguration day.]]>
<![CDATA[Inauguration Day Events at National Constitution Center]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:25:29 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018871885_1200x675_856466499815.jpg
Philadelphia's National Constitution Center has two big events this week highlighting President-elect Donald Trump and the festivities surrounding Inauguration Day.]]>
<![CDATA[Voices From Inauguration Weekend: Who Is Going to DC and Why]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:30:59 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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 17:40:06 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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.Just 40 percent of...

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<![CDATA[Trump Inauguration Preps Underway]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:45:07 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018867625_1200x675_856293955688.jpg
With large groups of protesters and supporters expected at Friday's inauguration of Donald Trump, thousands of extra police officers will be on duty in Washington D.C.]]>
<![CDATA[Who's in the Parade? List of Participants -- in Order]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:59:35 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/20170116+Inaugural+Parade.jpg
Here's who is expected to march in President-elect Donald Trump's Inaugural Parade -- and the expected order.

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<![CDATA[First Lady's Dress at Obama's Farewell Speech: What It Meant]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:52:30 -0500 The significance of Obama’s dress last Tuesday may not have been an obvious one, but for a woman whose presidency consisted of memorable and thoughtful attire, it spoke volumes.

The significance of Obama’s dress last Tuesday may not have been an obvious one, but for a woman whose presidency consisted of memorable and thoughtful attire, it spoke volumes.


In returning to Chicago last week for his farewell speech, it was clear President Barack Obama was bringing his presidency full circle, but in her own way, first lady Michelle Obama was subtly doing the...

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<![CDATA[Why Voters Picked Donald Trump]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:11:11 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Hillary-Clinton-Donald-Trump-GettyImages.jpg
NBC News' Nicolle Wallace spoke to NBC10 about why some Barack Obama voters chose Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the presidential election.

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<![CDATA[Trump Gala Loses B Street Band]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:46:01 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/Bruce_Springsteen1.jpg
The B Street Band, a Bruce Springsteen tribute band from New Jersey, has announced it is withdrawing from performing at the Trump inauguration gala. The band announced its withdrawal from the event on...

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<![CDATA[Protests, Boycotts on Inauguration Day]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:40:44 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018868211_1200x675_856293955685.jpg
Some Philadelphia-area lawmakers are boycotting the inauguration of Donald Trump. Meanwhile beefed up security will be on hand for the expected protesters.]]>