<![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-usSun, 19 Feb 2017 13:58:46 -0500Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:58:46 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Bill Would Allow Hunters to Target Bears, Wolves in Alaska]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:22:36 -0500 //media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/bearsinalaskafeuerherd.jpg
Hunters could once again go after bears, wolves and other predators in national wildlife refuges across Alaska if an Obama-era federal law is overturned by Congress and gets the president's approval, NBC...

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<![CDATA[‘I Am a Muslim Too’: Russell Simmons Headlines Unity March]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:05:14 -0500 //media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP_101210146201.jpg
Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons is feeling "zen" about a multifaith and multiethnic unity rally he's headlining Sunday — organized in response to the uncertainty and anxiety that was created by President...

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<![CDATA[DNC Race Shakeup: Ray Buckley to Exit, Endorse Keith Ellison]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:55:49 -0500 //media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/dncshakeup.jpg
In the biggest shakeup of the Democratic leadership race in months, New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley plans to drop his bid to be the party's national chairman and throw his support behind...

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<![CDATA[Here’s How Congress Is Handling Russia Investigations]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 04:35:30 -0500 //media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP_17048721312607-Sens-Comey-Secret-Meeting.jpg
At the end of a week's worth of new revelations and a resignation, FBI Director James Comey held a closed-door meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee Friday, NBC News reports.

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<![CDATA[Bridgegate: Christie Under Fire]]> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 12:06:14 -0500 //media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/christie+gwb+scandal+inset.jpg
NJ's boisterous governor embroiled in gridlock fiasco

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<![CDATA[House Overturns Rule Protecting Planned Parenthood]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 02:18:59 -0500 //media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP_17010593540071-House.jpg
The Republican-led House this week overturned a regulation then-President Barack Obama put in place to protect Title X funding, prompting criticism from Democrats and others over the move's impact on women's...

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<![CDATA[Trump Emphasizes Military Spending at Boeing]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:44:34 -0500 //media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Trump_Boeing-148736146912200001.jpg
 President Donald Trump reiterated his emphasis on rebuilding the military in a Friday visit to Boeing in South Carolina, a day after he made the same promises in a White House news conference. "We are looking seriously at a big order," he said.]]>
<![CDATA[Controversy Over Pro-Palestinian Speaker at Main Line School]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:38:13 -0500 //media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000019414116_1200x675_879470147999.jpg
Controversy on the campus of Friends Central school in Wynnewood, Montgomery County School over the school's decision to postpone an appearance by Swarthmore College professor Sa'ed Atshan, a speaker known for his pro-Palestinian viewpoints. NBC10's Brandon Hudson reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Calls for 9/11 Commission-Style Probe Into Russia Meddling ]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:57:03 -0500 //media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/representative+elijah+cummings.jpg
A senior Democratic lawmaker said the creation of a 9/11-style commission to investigate Russian interference in the presidential election has gained bipartisan support.Rep. Elijah Cummings told msnbc the creation of the commission was necessary "to really get into how all of this happened, what was the relationship between the Trump campaign and the Russians, and try to figure out how to make sure that this does not happen again."Cummings, the ranking member on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform said the Republican co-sponsor of a bill to create the commission is "a congressman from North Carolina" whose name would be made public Friday.Sen. Ben Cardin, the leading Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has previously called for an independent commission into election meddling.

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<![CDATA[Conservative Media Firm Founder Joins White House Team]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:38:30 -0500 //media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/tru7GettyImages-642085400.jpg
Donald Trump has named Mike Dubke, founder of conservative media firm Crossroads Media, to be head of the White House communications team, NBC News reported. Dubke is expected to start in his new role as early as Friday, an administration official told NBC. Crossroads Media is a conservative media firm "specializing in advertising strategy and placement for political candidates, issue advocacy organizations and trade associations," according to their website.

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<![CDATA[America Is the 'Problem Now': Asylum Seekers Flee to Canada]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:33:49 -0500 //media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/refugeesescapetocanada.jpg
A Somali man trekked 21 hours as temperatures hovered around 0 degrees Fahrenheit to make it across the northern U.S. border into Manitoba, Canada, CBC, a Canadian news agency reported.The freezing and exhausted man shared his story with a CBC news reporter at about 4:30 a.m. Saturday."I have a problem. America is [the] problem now," he said, according to the report.

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<![CDATA[Trump Taps NY Billionaire to Review Intelligence Agencies]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:52:39 -0500 //media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Feinberg_Trump_15519367-148727880542900001.jpg
 President Donald Trump said Thursday his administration has asked a New York-based private equity executive to lead a review of the U.S. intelligence community as he moves to crack down on "illegal leaks" of classified information.]]>
<![CDATA[Hundreds of Events Planned for Friday's 'General Strike' ]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:50:02 -0500 //media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/generalstrikefeuerherd.jpg
Tens of thousands of people across the United States are expected to skip work and attend rallies and marches Friday as part of a "general strike" to "get our democracy back," NBC News reported. Strike4Democracy, one of the groups organizing the nationwide event, which is called the "#F17 General Strike," said more than 100 public protests are expected. Event pages on Facebook indicate the potential for high participation: Nearly 20,000 people have responded to the page for a New York City march alone.It will be the second straight day of national protests, following Thursday's "Day Without Immigrants" campaign, which was aimed at making a point about the economic impact immigrants have on the U.S. labor force.

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<![CDATA[Trump Responds to Russian Spy Ship Spotted off Delaware]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:22:03 -0500 //media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-642093036.jpg
During a press conference Thursday, President Donald Trump mentioned the Russian spy ship that was spotted off the Delaware coast earlier in the week. NBC10's Keith Jones reports.

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<![CDATA[Student Nazi Salute in NJ Classroom Investigated]]> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:33:44 -0500 //media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/MaplewoodNaziSalute.jpg
School administrators say they're responding after a small group of students were caught using the verbal Nazi salute and gesture inside a middle-school classroom. Maplewood Middle School Dana Crocker Gronau sent a letter to parents and students informing them alerting them to the incident.She said the school's harassment, bullying and intimidation specialists are working with administrators to take the appropriate responsive steps.She said she considers the incident to be a teachable moment to reinforce the school's belief in inclusiveness."At Maplewood Middle School, we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where students can grow, learn, and participate in society as informed and caring citizens," she wrote. Gronau said the school will add specific anti-bias discussions to advisory sessions and create opportunities for eighth graders to participate in these discussions.Administrators will conduct a meeting wi]]>
<![CDATA[Guiterrez: Hispanic Dems Barred From Meeting With ICE Director]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 03:32:36 -0500 //media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/luis+gutierrez+GettyImages-580956024.jpg
Rep. Luis Gutierrez was among a group of Hispanic congressmen barred from a meeting Thursday with a top federal immigration enforcement official.According to Gutierrez, a Democrat from Illinois, he and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus were scheduled to meet Tuesday with acting Immigration and Custom Enforcement Director Thomas Homan to discuss President Donald Trump’s controversial executive order on deportation.

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<![CDATA[Sept. 11 Kin Protest Trump Tavel Ban in 'Fight for the Soul of America' ]]> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:31:35 -0500 //media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/911+protest.jpg
Family members of some of the victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks gathered Thursday in Manhattan to protest President Trump’s executive order temporarily banning people from seven countries. Dozens of relatives, who united at "The Sphere" in Battery Park, say the executive order titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” makes reference to the attacks to justify a ban on refugees and other people arriving from the Muslim-majority countries. “We will not tolerate President Trump’s use of 9/11 to defend his deplorable anti-American political agenda,” the families said in a statement.

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