<![CDATA[NBC 6 South Florida - Miami Political News and South Florida Politics]]>Copyright 2017https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/politics http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+6+LOGO+GOOGLE.png NBC 6 South Florida https://www.nbcmiami.comen-usSat, 16 Dec 2017 21:49:26 -0500Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:49:26 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[What’s Next for Net Neutrality; When Will We See Change?]]> Sat, 16 Dec 2017 04:00:08 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-892296992.jpg
After years of playing what internet service providers have likened to "regulatory ping-pong" with net neutrality rules, the game is still far from finished, NBC News reported.The attorneys general of New York...

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<![CDATA[Former Aide Accuses Virginia Rep. Scott of Sexual Misconduct]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:52:44 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AP_163068116341251.jpg
A former aide to Rep. Bobby Scott on Friday accused the Virginia Democrat of sexual misconduct and said he fired her after she rebuffed his alleged advances, NBC News reported.At a press conference, Macherie...

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<![CDATA[Rubio Says He Won't Support Current Tax Bill Without Changes]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:45:46 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/NC_taxesam1215_1920x1080.jpg
Senate Republicans can only afford to lose two votes, and five are in question.Senators Mike Lee and Marco Rubio are holding out to make more of the child tax credit refundable to low and middle income...]]>
<![CDATA[House Ethics Committee Investigating Nev. Rep. Kihuen]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:55:09 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AP_16319813812226.jpg
The House Ethics Committee said Friday that it has opened an investigation into Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen after reports of sexual harassment against the Nevada congressman. "The Committee notes that...

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<![CDATA[Trump Blasts FBI an Hour Before Graduation Speech]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:38:07 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Trump_FBI_Split.jpg
President Donald Trump sent conflicting messages on the FBI Friday morning, ripping the agency outside the White House just an hour before he praised the 2018 graduating class in Quantico, Virginia. ]]>
<![CDATA['We'll See': Trump Doesn't Rule Out Michael Flynn Pardon]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:55:25 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AP_17349543819533.jpg
President Donald Trump on Friday refused to directly say whether he would pardon former national security adviser Michael Flynn, NBC News reported."I don't want to talk about pardons for Michael Flynn

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<![CDATA[Trump Doesn't Rule Out Pardon for Michael Flynn]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:36:42 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/trump+speaks.jpg
When asked if he would pardon former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, President Donald Trump said, "We'll see what happens."]]>
<![CDATA[8-Year-Old Spoken Word Poet: 'Please, Mr. Trump, Stop Tweeting']]> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:12:10 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/121417+kid+poet+dc.jpg
An 8-year-old poet from D.C. has a request: "Please, Mr. Trump, stop tweeting. Stop teasing America." Christian Alvarado, a member of a youth spoken word program, performed his poem about President Donald Trump...

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<![CDATA[Omarosa’s Departure Raises Questions About WH Diversity]]> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:39:48 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Omarosa-file.jpg
Before her departure this week, Omarosa Manigault Newman, along with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, stood as the only black voices among more than 30 Cabinet secretaries and senior...

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<![CDATA[Breaking Down the New GOP Tax Plan]]> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:15:14 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/taxplan.jpg
The Senate and House have an agreement upon new tax legislation. AP Reporter Stephen Ohlemacher looks at some of the key takeaways.]]>
<![CDATA[Why Black Women Voters Stepped Up for Doug Jones]]> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:14:28 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/voter-doug-jonnes.jpg
#BlackWomen trended on Twitter as many hailed African American women for playing a major role in driving Democrat Doug Jones' projected victory against Roy Moore in deep-red Alabama.

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<![CDATA[Obamacare Sign-Ups Surge; Enrollment Likely Down Next Year]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:51:31 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Healthcare.gov-website.jpg
Over 1 million people chose insurance through the federal health care exchange last week as open enrollment approaches its Dec. 15 deadline. But the total number is likely to fall short of last year, which...

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<![CDATA[Trump Pitches Tax Bill for Families, Businesses]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:04:20 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Trump_Pitch_Tax_Cut_Bill_For_Families_Corporations-151319062153300002.jpg
President Donald Trump pitched a tax cut bill drafted by GOP lawmakers, claiming it will bring money back from offshore accounts while giving families a modest tax cut of $2,000. Democratic lawmakers, meanwhile,]]>
<![CDATA[Anderson Cooper: Trump Taunt on Twitter Wasn't From Me]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:59:31 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/anderson-cooper-trump.jpg
CNN's Anderson Cooper said Wednesday that someone had "gained access" to his Twitter account and sent out a tweet calling President Donald Trump a "pathetic loser."The taunt from Cooper's verified account came...

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<![CDATA[Reported Schumer Sex Suit Is 'Completely False': Ex-Staffer]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:19:32 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AP_17318739073690.jpg
A former staffer for Sen. Chuck Schumer said a draft of a sexual harassment lawsuit naming the Senate minority leader and purporting that she was the accuser is "completely false." Schumer also described...

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<![CDATA[Black Voter Turnout, Allegations Doomed Moore: Exit Poll]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:29:08 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/election-line.jpg
The allegations of sexual misconduct against Roy Moore and a Democratic surge boosted by high African-Americans turnout led Doug Jones to his projected election upset win in Alabama, NBC News' exit polls...

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<![CDATA[In Stunning Upset, Jones Is Apparent Winner of Ala. Senate Race]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 01:28:51 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/SAMPLE+TIMELINE.00_00_09_12.Still001.jpg
Democrat Doug Jones is the apparent winner of the Alabama Senate race. Jones’ win is an upset in a deep red state that has not had a Democrat in the Senate in 25 years.]]>
<![CDATA[Senators React to Jones' Victory in Alabama Senate Race]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:03:02 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-890909758.jpg
Senators took to social media after Doug Jones was the apparent winner to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, with many Democrats calling it a political setback for President Donald Trump."Congratulations to my friend...

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<![CDATA[FBI Agent Removed from Russia Probe Called Trump an 'Idiot']]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:33:02 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AP_17342690192155.jpg
Two FBI officials who would later be assigned to the special counsel's investigation into Donald Trump's presidential campaign described him with insults like "idiot" and "loathsome human" in a series of...

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<![CDATA[US Open to NKorea Talks 'Without Precondition': Tillerson]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:08:51 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/876790472-Rex-Tillerson-White-House.jpg
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that the United States is open to talks with North Korea without preconditions, saying it is unrealistic for the country to give up its nuclear weapons program...

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<![CDATA[Families May Lose CHIP Children's Health Insurance]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:06:12 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Chip-anniversary.jpg
Officials in several states started warning families this week that funding for the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is about to run out.The joint state-federal health plan designed to...

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