<![CDATA[NBC 6 South Florida - Miami Political News and South Florida Politics]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC+6+LOGO+GOOGLE.png NBC 6 South Florida http://www.nbcmiami.com en-us Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:26:58 -0400 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:26:58 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Impact with Jackie Nespral - March 29, 2015]]> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:28:36 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000017515396_1200x675_419833923909.jpg
On the show: Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Frank Adderley on the fallout of the racist video that led to four officers losing their jobs, plus a debate on whether guns should be allowed on college campuses.]]>
<![CDATA[Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz Speaks in NH]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:22:38 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/cruz-AP938170470053.jpg
Just days after making his presidential candidacy official, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is in New Hampshire for a two-day swing. Cruz was the first major candidate to announce a run for president.

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<![CDATA[CA Attorney General Moves to End Anti-Gay Initiative]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:44:47 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/file-kamala-harris-ca-ag.jpg
California Attorney General Kamala Harris asked a state court on Wednesday for permission to reject a proposed ballot initiative stipulating that anyone who engages in gay sex be killed.

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<![CDATA[Calif. Gov.: Cruz Unfit for WH]]> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 15:02:06 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/brown-cruz.jpg
Calfiornia Gov. Jerry Brown tore into climate change skeptics on Sunday, saying one major presidential hopeful's position on climate change should disqualify him from the highest office in the nation.

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<![CDATA[Lewinsky Talks Cyberbullying, Affair on TED Stage]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:39:01 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/TED2015_031915_2DD7163.jpg
Monica Lewinsky spoke bluntly about cyberbullying and her own experience in the public spotlight Thursday, as the she took the stage for one of her most prominent appearances since her affair with President Bill...

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<![CDATA[Feds Probe Ex-Rep. Schock: AP]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 19:13:00 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AP326057663792_RepSchock.jpg
The Justice Department has launched a formal criminal investigation into the office and campaign expenses of resigning Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, as well as his personal business dealings with political donors,...

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<![CDATA[Trump Launches 2016 Exploratory Committee Ahead of NH Visit]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:29:28 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AP333051909036.jpg
Business mogul Donald Trump is considering throwing his hat in the 2016 ring, announcing the formation of a presidential exploratory committee. "We have lost the respect of the entire world," Trump said in...

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<![CDATA[Ill. Rep. Aaron Schock Resigns]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 20:18:06 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Aaron-Schock-blurb1.jpg
Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock resigned from Congress Tuesday following questions surrounding misuse of funds in his campaign and congressional spending accounts, including reports that he redecorated his office...]]>
<![CDATA[Photos of Rep. Aaron Schock's "Downton Abbey" Office]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:38:59 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/schock-th-462707536.jpg
Photos of Rep. Aaron Schock's (R-IL) new office in the Rayburn Office Building, which was designed to resemble the dining room of the PBS show 'Downton Abbey,' on January 30, 2015 in Washington, DC. The interior

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<![CDATA[Best Political Mustaches]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:46:59 -0400 since he was age 14 and a sophomore at St. Rita High School.]]> since he was age 14 and a sophomore at St. Rita High School.]]> http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/215*120/tlmd-jesus-chuy-garcia.jpg
Chicago mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia isn't the only politician sporting the 'stache.]]>
<![CDATA[TX Pol Backs Legal Pot, Citing God]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:15:23 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/marijuana-plants-generic.jpg
A GOP state lawmaker from East Texas says God didn't create marijuana by mistake and is pushing to remove all offenses related to the plant from Texas statutes. Texas State Rep. David Simpson filed a bill Monday

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<![CDATA[Impact with Jackie Nespral - March 1, 2015]]> Sun, 01 Mar 2015 16:03:58 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000017103679_1200x675_406144579989.jpg
Author Dave Barry, Miami-Dade Commissioner Jean Monestine appear.]]>
<![CDATA[NJ Officer Meets President Obama]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:39:24 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/216*120/Officer+Obama+Camden.jpg
Although cops are used to being called to important gatherings, a New Jersey officer was shocked to discover who she would be meeting at an upcoming event.
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<![CDATA[Runoff for Rahm: Mayor Falls Short]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:22:19 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/rahm+and+chuy.jpg
Rahm Emanuel failed to clinch another term as Chicago's mayor on Tuesday, as Associated Press projections showed him forced into an unprecedented runoff election against challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. The...]]>
<![CDATA[Impact with Jackie Nespral - Feb. 15, 2015]]> Sun, 15 Feb 2015 19:03:11 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000016898633_1200x675_399594563926.jpg
Impact with Jackie Nespral - Feb. 15, 2015]]>
<![CDATA[Philly Chosen as 2016 DNC Host]]> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 20:51:07 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/philly+skyline+generic+camden+waterfront+sunset+comcast+liberty+place.jpg
The 2016 Democratic National Convention will be held in Philadelphia, party leaders announced Thursday. Philadelphia beat out rival finalists Brooklyn, New York and Columbus, Ohio for the chance to host...
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<![CDATA[Bill Could Criminalize Bathroom Use for Some]]> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 23:37:03 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/bathroom+generic.jpg
A new bill put forward by a state lawmaker from Miami could make it a crime to use the restroom that doesn't correspond to your sex at birth, a proposal that could particularly impact transgender Floridians.]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Fla. Rep. Hastings Calls Texas a "Crazy State"]]> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 19:26:01 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/hastings020215.jpg
Florida Representative Alcee Hastings left no doubt this week about how he felt about the state of Texas when he called it a “crazy state” during a meeting of the House Rules Committee.

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<![CDATA[Wilson Wants Vaccines Mandated for Students]]> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 11:17:30 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/106887013.jpg
Democratic Congresswoman Frederica Wilson said Tuesday she is preparing to file legislation that will mandate certain vaccinations, with minimal exceptions, for all students who attend public schools.

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<![CDATA[County Encourages Beckham to Use FIU Temporarily]]> Tue, 03 Feb 2015 17:31:38 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/466949757.jpg
It’s been almost a year since international soccer icon David Beckham announced his plans for a Major League Soccer team in Miami. Since then, two different sites for a soccer stadium have been rejected and now,...

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<![CDATA[Floridians Don't Want Rubio to Run for Prez: Poll]]> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 18:06:54 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/121714+marco+rubio+discusses+developments+in+cuba.jpg
Senator Marco Rubio appears to be gearing up for a run for the presidency in 2016, but a new poll of voters in the Sunshine State showed he may want to focus on his re-election rather than 1600 Pennsylvania...]]>
<![CDATA[Donors at Koch Brothers Conference Like Rubio: Report]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:27:27 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/121714+marco+rubio+discusses+developments+in+cuba.jpg
As Senator Marco Rubio continues to take more steps towards making a run at the White House; he may is the early choice of several of the large donors to one of the biggest conservative organizations in...]]>
<![CDATA[Despite Costs, House Voting Again to Overturn ACA]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:19:53 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/obamacare+site+screengrab.jpg
Republicans in Congress are planning to vote for approximately the 60th time to overturn all or parts of the Affordable Care Act, according to TheHill.com. The vote will come at a high price to taxpayers and on...]]>