<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Philadelphia Political News and Philadelphia Politics]]>Copyright 2018https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/politics http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia https://www.nbcphiladelphia.comen-usThu, 22 Feb 2018 18:00:46 -0500Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:00:46 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[More Pa. Republicans Try to Halt New District Map ]]> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:13:47 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Pa+Congreassional+Map+2018+compare.jpg
Less than one week after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a new congressional map, candidates from both parties are scrambling to make sense of entirely new, and unexpected, political races.

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<![CDATA[Poehler, Scott Slam NRA for Tweeting 'Parks and Rec' GIF]]> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:16:59 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-159938551.jpg
After the National Rifle Association invoked the spirit of Leslie Knope with a "Parks and Rec" GIF on Twitter, the show's alumni slammed the organization for using their star to push a "pro-slaughter...

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<![CDATA[NRA Chief: It's Time 'to Harden Our Schools']]> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:42:40 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/SAMPLE+TIMELINE.00_01_26_29.Still003.jpg
NRA Chief Wayne LaPierre gave a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference a week after the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, arguing it is time “to harden our schools.”]]>
<![CDATA[NJ School Tells Students Not to Stage Mass Shooting Walkout]]> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:09:35 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Students_Stage_Walkouts_After_School_Shooting.jpg
Hundreds of students staged walk-outs across New Jersey to mark one week since the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead, but at least one school told students they could be suspended if...]]>
<![CDATA[Father of Killed Fla. Student Gives Emotional Plea to Trump]]> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:25:25 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+TRUMP+LISTENING+THUMB.jpg
Andrew Pollack, whose daughter was murdered in the Parkland school shooting, gave an emotional plea to President Donald Trump during the listening session Wednesday on public safety.]]>
<![CDATA[Students Who Survived Fla. Shooting Rally for Gun Laws]]> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:27:50 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_FLORIDA_STUDENTS_PRESSERS-151925205491000002.jpg
Students from Stoneman Douglas High held a rally inside and outside the capitol building in Tallahassee, Florida, demanding stricter gun laws.]]>
<![CDATA[Bridgegate: Christie Under Fire]]> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 12:06:14 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/christie+gwb+scandal+inset.jpg
NJ's boisterous governor embroiled in gridlock fiasco

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<![CDATA[In Wake of School Shooting, Pa. Lawmaker Wants New Gun Law]]> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:02:36 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Gun_Control_Debate.jpg
United Church of Christ in Glenside, Pennsylvania will be holding a candlelight vigil Wednesday night to mark the one-week anniversary of the Florida shooting. NBC10's Randy Gyllenhaal reports on the push...]]>
<![CDATA[Mueller Asking if Manafort Promised WH Job to Receive Loans]]> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:56:48 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-869474958.jpg
Federal investigators are probing whether former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort promised a Chicago banker a job in the Trump White House in return for $16 million in home loans, two people with direct...

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<![CDATA[Turning Anger Into Activism]]> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:37:39 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Turning_Anger_Into_Activism.jpg
Survivors of the Florida high school shooting are turning their anger into activism, by calling for politicians to pass gun control legislation. NBC10's Dray Clark is following the conversation over firearms.]]>
<![CDATA['No Reason for Assault Rifles': US Biathletes Call for Gun Control]]> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:33:33 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/usa-bailey-biathlon.jog_.jpg
Four-time Olympian Lowell Bailey shoots a .22 caliber rifle for a living, but following a spate of mass shootings he said he wants the U.S. to "wake up" and ban ordinary citizens from owning assault rifles...

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<![CDATA[Trump Proposes ‘Bump Stock’ Ban]]> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:18:41 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+TRUMP+BUMP+STOCK+BAN+THUMB.jpg
During the Public Safety Medal of Valor award ceremony, President Trump said that he has been in discussions with Attorney General Jeff Sessions on a proposal to ban “bump stocks,” devices that...]]>
<![CDATA[Local Politicians Announce Efforts to Prevent Mass Shootings]]> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:07:57 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Local_Politicians_Announce_Efforts_to_Prevent_Mass_Shootings.jpg
Politicians in New Jersey and Pennsylvania are announcing new efforts to prevent future mass shootings in the aftermath of the massacre at a Florida high school. NBC10's Brandon Hudson takes a look at the...]]>
<![CDATA[White House Admits Russia Meddled in Election, Maintains There Wasn’t Collusion]]> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:02:25 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_WH_BRIEFING_022018-151916323350500002.jpg
Following a series of tweets President Trump sent over the weekend in response to the Parkland, Florida, shooting and the indictment of 13 Russian nationals who tried to sow discord in the 2016 U.S.]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Pushes Insurance Sans Pre-Existing Condition Coverage]]> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:13:12 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/doctorpatient_1200x675.jpg
The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it is moving to expand the use of low-budget temporary insurance, which could offer customers a cut-rate alternative to plans on the Affordable Care Act's...

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<![CDATA[Florida School Shooting Sparks Gun Debate Around U.S.]]> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:33:49 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/School_Shooting_Sparks_Gun_Debate.jpg
NBC10's Dray Clark breaks down the gun control debate following the Florida school massacre.]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Calls Assault Claim Fake News, Denies Knowing Accuser]]> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:43:53 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-917434382.jpg
After spending the weekend criticizing his political opponents in a tweetstorm, President Donald Trump went on the offense again Tuesday — this time denying a sexual assault claim and attacking the "fake...

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<![CDATA[New Jersey School District Adds Armed Police Officers ]]> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:06:15 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/East+Brunswick+schools.jpg
An entire school district in New Jersey has voted to roll out new security measures in the wake of the deadly Florida high school shooting, and now there are additional calls from other districts in the...

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<![CDATA[White House: Trump Moves to Improved Gun Background Checks]]> Mon, 19 Feb 2018 23:40:29 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/913126606-President-Donald-Trump.jpg
The White House has shown support Monday towards efforts to improve background checks for gun purchases since the gun debate was sparked after the deadly Florida high school shooting that left 17 students...

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<![CDATA[NJ Parents Angry About Months-Delayed Notification of School Threat ]]> Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:54:16 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WNBC_18_ASI_HR_131633830737350000.jpg
A New Jersey school district notified parents about a student's threat "to shoot up" the school -- a threat that was made several months ago.]]>
<![CDATA[Parkland Student Pens an Emotional Plea for Gun Control]]> Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:47:33 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/parklandsurvivorletter+THUMB2.jpg
A freshman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is the most recent survivors of the Parkland high school shooting to speak out publicly in favor of gun control]]>
<![CDATA['Get on the Right Side': Shooting Survivors Decry 'Inaction']]> Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:47:41 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2018-02-18-at-2.19.45-PM.jpg
The young students who survived Wednesday's deadly massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have found themselves at the center of the country's tempestuous gun control debate — and they're not...

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