<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Philadelphia Political News and Philadelphia Politics]]>Copyright 2018 https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/politics http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com en-usWed, 15 Aug 2018 22:17:34 -0400Wed, 15 Aug 2018 22:17:34 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Trump Revokes Brennan's Security Clearance]]> Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:31:32 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_WH_BRIEFING_081518-153436107767000002.jpg
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Wednesday that President Donald Trump is revoking former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance. Brennan has been a prominent critic...]]>
<![CDATA[Vermont Governor Faces Transgender Opponent]]> Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:22:24 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/hallquist-th.jpg
A former Vermont utility executive on Tuesday became the first transgender candidate from a major political party to be nominated for governor. Christine Hallquist is challenging Republican Governor Phil Scott.]]>
<![CDATA[Pentagon's Top Spokeswoman Under Investigation]]> Tue, 14 Aug 2018 21:28:34 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/dana-w-white-pentagon.jpg
The Defense Department is investigating allegations that a Pentagon official forced her subordinates to run personal errands and removed those who voiced complaints, NBC News reported, citing five current...

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<![CDATA[Fallout Continues Over Omarosa Tapes]]> Tue, 14 Aug 2018 16:43:38 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-8658796141.jpg
On Tuesday, former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman released new recording of Trump campaign aides discussing his possible use of racial slurs and how they could spin the fallout.

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<![CDATA[WH: Cannot Guarantee Trump Didn't Use N-Word]]> Tue, 14 Aug 2018 16:24:39 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WH_Defends_Trump_Dog_Response-153427725285400002.jpg
The White House defended President Donald Trump calling former protégée Omarosa Manigault-Newman a "dog" in a Tuesday press conference. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also...]]>
<![CDATA[Omarosa: Trump Used 'Derogatory' Term for Puerto Ricans]]> Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:33:19 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/getty-trump-ayuda-puerto-rico-0234.jpg
Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman says in her new book that President Donald Trump and his chief of staff, John Kelly, "referred to Puerto Ricans with derogatory terms many times," NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Trump Tweets His Frustration at Omarosa, Calls Her a 'Dog']]> Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:09:08 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/NC_omarosafallout_1920x1080.jpg
President Donald Trump is ramping up his war of words with reality star and former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman after she released secretly-recorded conversations between herself and the...]]>
<![CDATA[ Ben Carson Moves to Roll Back Obama-Era Fair Housing Rule]]> Mon, 13 Aug 2018 23:23:37 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/carson-ben.jpg
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is taking new steps to roll back an Obama-era rule intended to combat housing segregation.The Trump administration on Monday formally began the process...

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<![CDATA[FBI Fires Peter Strzok, Agent Behind Controversial Anti-Trump Texts]]> Mon, 13 Aug 2018 12:06:27 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/strzok1.jpg
FBI agent Peter Strzok, who was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s team after the discovery of anti-Trump text messages, was fired by the FBI last week, his lawyer said Monday.]]>
<![CDATA[Hundreds of Counterprotestors Gather at Unite the Right Rally]]> Mon, 13 Aug 2018 13:32:24 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/SAMPLE+TIMELINE.00_00_59_13.Still004.jpg
Government and police officials in D.C. say they are confident the District can manage the events without violence.]]>