Cornyn Spent $5.5 Million During GOP Primary
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Cornyn Spent $5.5 Million During GOP Primary

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U.S. Sen. John Cornyn spent $5.5 million during crunch time of Texas' Republican primary. Read More

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Apr 10, 2014 Share
Elder President Bush to Endorse GOP Nominee in Ga.

Elder President Bush to Endorse GOP Nominee in Ga.

President George H.W. Bush is featured in a Democrat's campaign commercial, but he plans to endorse the eventual Republican nominee in Georgia's Senate race, his spokesman said Thursday. Read More

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Apr 10, 2014
Woman Hurls Shoe at Hillary Clinton During Speech

Woman Hurls Shoe at Hillary Clinton During Speech

A woman is in custody after hurling what she said was a shoe at Hillary Clinton during a speech in Las Vegas — and after ducking to avoid the projectile, Clinton was quick to respond with a quip. Read More

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Apr 10, 2014 Share
President Obama Meets With State Sen. Wendy Davis

President Obama Meets With State Sen. Wendy Davis

President Barack Obama met with Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor, Thursday. Read More

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Apr 10, 2014 Share
Today's Civil Rights Marches: Different Issues; Same Format

Today's Civil Rights Marches: Different Issues; Same Format

Civil rights marches of 2014 reflect today's human rights debates. Read More

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Apr 10, 2014 Share
LBJ's Civil Rights Legacy: Long, Nearly Forgotten

LBJ's Civil Rights Legacy: Long, Nearly Forgotten

The April 2014 Civil Rights Summit in Austin will help remind Americans of the legacy of President Lyndon Johnson, other than the Vietnam War. Read More

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Apr 10, 2014 Share
Mansfield: Nearly 60 Years of Racial Change

Mansfield: Nearly 60 Years of Racial Change

A Fort Worth minister recalls being one of the black students who tried to racially desegregate Mansfield ISD in 1956. Read More

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Apr 10, 2014 Share
Civil Rights Summit

Civil Rights Summit

President Barack Obama is one of the four presidents who mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.

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Apr 8, 2014 Share
Civil Rights Law Anniversary Celebration

Civil Rights Law Anniversary Celebration

A civil rights summit is underway in Austin. This year marks 50 years since President Lyndon Johnson signed the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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Apr 8, 2014 Share
Sen. Dan Patrick Says Equal Pay Laws Not Needed

Sen. Dan Patrick Says Equal Pay Laws Not Needed

On day where Pres. Obama pushed for equal pay for women, Texas Lt. Gov. candidate Dan Patrick Tuesday insisted new equal pay laws are not needed. Read More

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Apr 8, 2014 Share
93-Year-Old Florida Mayor Wants Another Term

93-Year-Old Florida Mayor Wants Another Term

Voters in the Orlando suburb of Apopka are deciding whether to return their 93-year-old mayor to office. If Mayor John Land wins Tuesday's runoff election, he will extend his tenure as one of the longest-serving fulltime mayors in... Read More

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Apr 7, 2014 Share
Jeb Bush: I'll Decide This Year on Whether to Run in 2016

Jeb Bush: I'll Decide This Year on Whether to Run in 2016

Jeb Bush says all the speculation about whether he'll run for president in 2016 is actually getting him more attention than if he had already entered the race. The former Republican governor of Florida said that's not by... Read More

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Apr 7, 2014 Share
Summit Celebrates Civil Rights Law's 50th Anniversary

Summit Celebrates Civil Rights Law's 50th Anniversary

Four U.S. presidents, including Barack Obama, are scheduled to headline a summit this week that commemorates the signing of a law 50 years ago that brought broad changes in America's social fabric. Read More

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Apr 6, 2014 Share
Lone Star Politics - April 6, 2014

Lone Star Politics - April 6, 2014

NBC 5's Kevin Cokely and Gromer Jeffers of The Dallas Morning News talks with candidates Kinky Friedman, David Alameel and more.

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Apr 5, 2014 Share
Davis Speaks to Associated Press Editors

Davis Speaks to Associated Press Editors

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is speaking at the Associated Press Managing Editors annual meeting. Read More

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Apr 3, 2014 Share
Lawmakers Consider How to Attract Venture Capital

Lawmakers Consider How to Attract Venture Capital

Texas lawmakers want to see what they can do to attract more venture capitalists to the state. Read More

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Apr 3, 2014 Share
Supreme Court to Decide Texas Execution Drug Case

Supreme Court to Decide Texas Execution Drug Case

The U.S. Supreme Court will be asked to halt Thursday's execution of a Texas serial killer whose attorneys are challenging the state's refusal to release information about where it gets its lethal injection drug. Read More

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Apr 2, 2014
N.J. Voters Aren't Buying Christie's Internal Review: Poll

N.J. Voters Aren't Buying Christie's Internal Review: Poll

The Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll found that 52 percent of people polled thought hat report, which involved no interviews with several key witnesses but still managed to clear Christie of wrongdoing, was intended only... Read More

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Apr 2, 2014 Share
Dallas Advances to Next Phase of RNC Convention Selection

Dallas Advances to Next Phase of RNC Convention Selection

Dallas is one of a six-pack of cities still in the running to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. Read More

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Apr 2, 2014 Share
Ted Cruz at Liberty University

Ted Cruz at Liberty University

Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz told students at Liberty University Wednesday that “religious liberty has never been more under attack" than it is today. And he urged students at the school founded by evangelist Jerry Falwell to stand up for their faith. Cruz also discussed the Supreme Court case involving Oklahoma based Hobby Lobby. The Republican said the Affordable Care Act unfairly imposes requirements on businesses to provide access to contraception. Cruz’s father, evangelist Rafael Cruz, also recently spoke at Liberty University.

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Apr 2, 2014 Share
12,000 Cases Await New Judges in Texas

12,000 Cases Await New Judges in Texas

Ten federal judgeships have sat vacant in Texas for an average of nearly two years, creating a backlog of more than 12,000 cases, according to a report by two progressive advocacy groups that blame the problem on the state's Read More

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Mar 31, 2014 Share
Texas Redistricting Fight is Boon to Lawyers

Texas Redistricting Fight is Boon to Lawyers

The fight in Texas over the once-a-decade redrawing of election districts is a boon to lawyers with a court battle still raging four years after the 2010 census. Read More

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Mar 31, 2014 Share
Abbott Shifts to Schools in Texas Governor's Race

Abbott Shifts to Schools in Texas Governor's Race

Republican Greg Abbott is ready to shift the Texas governor's race back to education -- but not over classroom spending cuts. Read More

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Mar 31, 2014 Share
Texas Business Groups Call for Immigration Reform

Texas Business Groups Call for Immigration Reform

Top business associations representing Texas retailers, restaurants and hotels are forming a coalition to press for immigration reform. Read More

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Mar 30, 2014 Share
Lone Star Politics March 30, 2014

Lone Star Politics March 30, 2014

NBC 5’s Kevin Cokely and The Dallas Morning News’ Gromer Jeffers talk to Rep. Michael Burgess about the Affordable Care Act; talk to the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate who wants President Obama impeached; and talk to Dallas Morning News Senior Political Writer Wayne Slater about the impact abortion may have on the race for Texas governor.

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Mar 28, 2014 Share
Lone Star Politics: Impact of Abortion Rulings In Texas

Lone Star Politics: Impact of Abortion Rulings In Texas

Dallas Morning News Senior Political Writer Wayne Slater and his colleague Gromer Jeffers talk to NBC 5’s Kevin Cokely about the impact abortion may have on the race for Texas governor. Watch Lone Star Politics Sunday at 8:40 a.m. on NBC 5.

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Mar 28, 2014 Share
Lone Star Politics: Rep. Burgess on Obamacare

Lone Star Politics: Rep. Burgess on Obamacare

NBC 5’s Kevin Cokely and The Dallas Morning News’ Gromer Jeffers talk to Lewisville Congressman Michael Burgess about the Affordable Care Act. The physician wants more details about the Obama Administration’s claim that six million people have signed up. Watch Lone Star Politics Sunday at 8:40 a.m. on NBC 5.

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Mar 28, 2014 Share
Perry Stands Against Online Gambling

Perry Stands Against Online Gambling

Three Republican governors who weren't invited to GOP super donor Sheldon Adelson's political gathering in Las Vegas are nonetheless trumpeting their agreement with him against Internet gambling. Read More

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Mar 27, 2014 Share
Appeals Court Upholds TX Abortion Rules

Appeals Court Upholds TX Abortion Rules

A federal appeals court has upheld Texas' tough new abortion restrictions. Read More

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Mar 27, 2014 Share
Lawmakers Hear Testimony on Texas Economy

Lawmakers Hear Testimony on Texas Economy

Texas state lawmakers are hearing from business leaders on the general state of the Texas economy and the impact of credit card data theft and private information on consumers and businesses. Read More

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Mar 26, 2014 Share
California State Senator Arrested in FBI Corruption Sting

California State Senator Arrested in FBI Corruption Sting

California state Sen. Leland Yee has been arrested on public corruption charges as part of several arrests made by the FBI Wednesday morning during a massive FBI sting, the FBI told NBC Bay Area. The FBI office in San... Read More

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Mar 26, 2014 Share
Gov. Perry's Security Detail Tops $2.9M

Gov. Perry's Security Detail Tops $2.9M

The Texas Department of Public Safety says the cost since 2010 to provide security for Gov. Rick Perry when he travels out of state is more than $2.9 million. Read More

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Mar 26, 2014 Share
Ted Kennedy Jr. Mulling Run for State Senate in Connecticut

Ted Kennedy Jr. Mulling Run for State Senate in Connecticut

Ted Kennedy Jr., who has been mentioned as a possible political candidate for years, says he's considering a run for the state Senate in Connecticut. The son of the late U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts said he... Read More

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Mar 25, 2014 Share
Texas House Beefs Up Online Broadcasts, Feeds

Texas House Beefs Up Online Broadcasts, Feeds

The Texas House is beefing up its online broadcasts, allowing an unlimited number of viewers to follow floor action from afar. Read More

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Mar 24, 2014 Share
Local Tea Party Defends Itself Against Harassing Phone Calls

Local Tea Party Defends Itself Against Harassing Phone Calls

Hundreds of complaints are coming into the North East Tarrant Tea Party about robocalls, however the group claims the calls aren’t from them. Read More

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Mar 24, 2014
House Dems Will "Petition" for Immigration Vote

House Dems Will "Petition" for Immigration Vote

House Democrats will file another 'discharge petition' Wednesday in an effort to force a vote on a bill to overhaul the nation's immigration system. Read More

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Mar 24, 2014 Share
Wendy Davis Blasts Greg Abbott Over Equal Pay

Wendy Davis Blasts Greg Abbott Over Equal Pay

Democrat Wendy Davis blasted her Republican rival in the Texas governor's race for saying he would veto a law that would make it easier for victims of pay discrimination to sue their employers. Read More

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Mar 24, 2014 Share
Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton Discuss Education

Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton Discuss Education

Bush and Clinton took the podium Monday at a higher education conference in suburban Dallas organized by Bush, the former Florida governor who is the brother and son of Republican presidents. Read More

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Mar 24, 2014 Share
Common Core Spawns Widespread Political Fights

Common Core Spawns Widespread Political Fights

More than five years after U.S. governors began a bipartisan effort to set new standards in American schools, the Common Core initiative has morphed into a political tempest fueling division among Republicans. Read More

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Mar 22, 2014 Share
GOP Hispanic Candidate for Statewide Office

GOP Hispanic Candidate for Statewide Office

Even as Republicans insist they're committed to courting Texas' booming Hispanic population, they can claim just one Hispanic candidate for statewide office. Read More

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Mar 21, 2014 Share
Lone Star Politics - March 23, 2014

Lone Star Politics - March 23, 2014

NBC 5’s Kevin Cokely and the Dallas Morning News’ Gromer Jeffers talk to Dallas Congressman Pete Sessions about whether Sen. Ted Cruz tried to help Katrina Pierson defeat his fellow Republican in the GOP primary. Dallas Morning News Senior Political Writer Wayne Slater discusses whether Greg Abbott’s opposition to a bill that would make it easier for women to file equal pay lawsuits will boost Wendy Davis in the race for governor and Gromer Jeffers' conducts a one-on-one interview with incumbent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst ahead of the upcoming runoff election.

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Mar 21, 2014 Share
Dallas Could Be Front Runner to Host 2016 RNC

Dallas Could Be Front Runner to Host 2016 RNC

Dallas could emerge as the front runner among eight cities vying to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. Read More

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Mar 21, 2014 Share
Dallas to Make 2016 RNC Bid

Dallas to Make 2016 RNC Bid

Dallas is set to make their bid for the 2016 Republican National Convention on Friday.

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Mar 21, 2014 Share
Rivals Dewhurst, Patrick Making Joint Appearance

Rivals Dewhurst, Patrick Making Joint Appearance

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and his Republican runoff rival, state Sen. Dan Patrick, are making a relatively rare joint appearance. Read More

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Mar 20, 2014 Share
Planned Parenthood Eyes Texas Race

Planned Parenthood Eyes Texas Race

The advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood launched a new political action fund Thursday to influence this year's election in Texas, hoping to build on its success shaping the Virginia governor's race. Read More

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Mar 20, 2014 Share
George H.W. Bush Says Strauss a Valued Adviser

George H.W. Bush Says Strauss a Valued Adviser

Former President George H.W. Bush paid tribute to his former ambassador to the Soviet Union, Robert S. Strauss, as a "particularly effective advocate" for the United States in the U.S.S.R.'s last days. Read More

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Mar 19, 2014 Share
Senator Ted Cruz Rallies Crowd in Fort Worth

Senator Ted Cruz Rallies Crowd in Fort Worth

United States Sen. Ted Cruz was in Fort Worth Wednesday to rally up support for the GOP as rumors continue to swirl on his possible presidential run in 2016. Read More

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Mar 18, 2014 Share
Sen. Ted Cruz to Make Fourth Trip to Iowa

Sen. Ted Cruz to Make Fourth Trip to Iowa

Texas tea party darling U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is making his fourth trip to Iowa in eight months. Read More

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Mar 14, 2014 Share
Lone Star Politics - March 16, 2014

Lone Star Politics - March 16, 2014

NBC 5’s Kevin Cokely and The Dallas Morning News’ Gromer Jeffers talk to two top political operatives on Lone Star Politics. GOP strategist Bryan Eppstein and Lone Star Project founder Matt Angle spar over the race for governor and talk about the prospect of Rick Perry and Ted Cruz running for president. Plus, NBC 5’s Julie Fine highlights her exclusive face to face interview with State Sen. Dan Patrick, a Republican candidate for Lt. Governor.

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Mar 14, 2014 Share
Scott Brown Readies N.H. Senate Run

Scott Brown Readies N.H. Senate Run

Former Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts officially announced Friday he has formed an exploratory committee for a bid in New Hampshire's U.S. Senate race this year. However, the Republican did not officially say he will run against... Read More

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Mar 13, 2014
Senate Clinches Jobless Aid "Bipartisan Breakthrough"

Senate Clinches Jobless Aid "Bipartisan Breakthrough"

Senate negotiators have reached a "bipartisan breakthrough" deal on a bill to extend long-term unemployment benefits to more than 2 million Americans, more than two months after they expired, they said Thursday. Read More

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Mar 13, 2014 Share
Former NJ Gov. Corzine's Son Dead at 31: Spokesman

Former NJ Gov. Corzine's Son Dead at 31: Spokesman

A spokesman says former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine's son has died. Corzine Spokesman Steven Goldberg said Thursday that 31-year-old Jeffrey Corzine has passed away. Goldberg said in a statement Read More

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Mar 13, 2014 Share
Fiorina Joins Board of Perry Political Group

Fiorina Joins Board of Perry Political Group

Former Hewlett-Packard Co. chief executive Carly Fiorina is joining a nonprofit aimed at helping Gov. Rick Perry gear up for another possible presidential run. Read More

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Mar 12, 2014 Share
Can Dallas Land the RNC in 2016

Can Dallas Land the RNC in 2016

In nine days Dallas city leaders will try to convince the Republican National Committee to hold the 2016 Presidential Convention in Big D. But the city must raise $50 million if they want the nod. Dallas Morning News political reporter Gromer Jeffers talks with NBC 5 about the convention.

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Mar 11, 2014 Share
D.C. Mayor on Campaign Allegations: "I Didn't Break the Law"

D.C. Mayor on Campaign Allegations: "I Didn't Break the Law"

District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray pressed ahead Tuesday with his re-election bid but acknowledged he took a political hit from allegations that he led a "shadow campaign'' with a convicted donor nicknamed "Uncle Earl.'' With... Read More

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Mar 11, 2014 Share
Republican Jolly Wins Key Fla. House Race

Republican Jolly Wins Key Fla. House Race

Republican David Jolly defeated Democrat Alex Sink on Tuesday in a Tampa-area House district where President Barack Obama's health care overhaul got its first test ahead of November's midterm Read More

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Mar 11, 2014
Senate Vs. CIA: What's Behind Their Feud

Senate Vs. CIA: What's Behind Their Feud

What had been under-the-radar accusations erupted into a political firestorm Tuesday, when a top lawmaker took to the Senate floor to accuse the CIA of spying on her panel — possibly breaking the law and violating... Read More

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Mar 10, 2014 Share
Feds: Illegal Donations Went to DC Mayor's Campaign

Feds: Illegal Donations Went to DC Mayor's Campaign

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign benefited from more than $668,000 donated illegally by a businessman with multimillion-dollar city contracts, federal prosecutors alleged in court Monday. Businessman Jeffrey Thompson pleaded... Read More

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Mar 7, 2014 Share
Hilderbran Concedes GOP Comptroller Race to Hegar

Hilderbran Concedes GOP Comptroller Race to Hegar

State Rep. Harvey Hilderbran has conceded the Texas state comptroller's race to Glenn Hegar, clearing the way for him to accept the nomination. Read More

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Mar 7, 2014 Share
Lone Star Politics: March 9, 2014

Lone Star Politics: March 9, 2014

NBC 5's Kevin Cokely and the Dallas Morning News' Gromer Jeffers talk to John Ratcliffe, the former U.S. Attorney who will face longtime District 4 Congressman Ralph Hall in the May runoff. As well as Don Huffines, the real estate developer who defeated longtime incumbent John Carona in the Republican primary for the District 16 State Senate seat. And Dallas Morning News Senior Political Writer Wayne Slater weighs in on whether the fiery speeches Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Rick Perry delivered to the Conservative Political Action Committee this week are a prelude to them running for President.

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Mar 7, 2014 Share
Women From Tunisia Chosen for Bush Fellowship

Women From Tunisia Chosen for Bush Fellowship

Former first lady Laura Bush has introduced a group of women from Tunisia as the latest participants in the George W. Bush Institute's fellowship program that helps women in the Middle East and North Africa hone their... Read More

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Mar 7, 2014 Share
Governor Perry : Red Sates are Leading U.S. Recovery

Governor Perry : Red Sates are Leading U.S. Recovery

Rick Perry says Republican governors like him are leading the nation's economic recovery. Read More

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Mar 6, 2014 Share
Two More Clinics Close Amid New Abortion Restrictions

Two More Clinics Close Amid New Abortion Restrictions

Two more Texas abortions clinics are closing because of new restrictions placed on the facilities by the Republican-controlled Legislature. Read More

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Mar 5, 2014 Share
After Primary Victory, Texas' Davis Faces Big Odds

After Primary Victory, Texas' Davis Faces Big Odds

After her easy victory in the Texas Democratic primary, Wendy Davis is now embarking on her mission to win the governor's office. Read More

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Mar 4, 2014 Share
Patrick Stuns Dewhurst, Forces Lt. Gov. Runoff

Patrick Stuns Dewhurst, Forces Lt. Gov. Runoff

Houston Sen. Dan Patrick says his strong showing in the GOP race for Texas lieutenant governor shows that the tea party is "alive and well" in the state. Read More

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Mar 4, 2014 Share
Abbott, Davis Win Nominations; Lt. Gov. Undecided

Abbott, Davis Win Nominations; Lt. Gov. Undecided

Texas is holding the nation's first primary election Tuesday with a political free-for-all in Republican races that could push the state further right, but Dems say it's the next big battleground. Read More

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Mar 4, 2014 Share
Dems Nominate Wendy Davis for Governor

Dems Nominate Wendy Davis for Governor

Democrat Wendy Davis has become the first female gubernatorial nominee in Texas since former Gov. Ann Richards. The Fort Worth state senator formally clinched her party's nomination Tuesday Read More

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Mar 4, 2014 Share
Abbott Wins GOP Nomination for Texas Governor

Abbott Wins GOP Nomination for Texas Governor

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is the first new Republican nominee for the state's governor in more than a decade. Read More

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Mar 4, 2014 Share
Bush Wins Land Commissioner Nomination

Bush Wins Land Commissioner Nomination

Yet another Bush may be rising among the ranks in Texas politics. Read More

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Mar 4, 2014 Share
Texas Democrats Pick Houston for Attorney General

Texas Democrats Pick Houston for Attorney General

Texas Democrats have nominated Houston attorney Sam Houston for state attorney general. Read More

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Mar 4, 2014 Share
Democrats Nominate Brown for Railroad Commission

Democrats Nominate Brown for Railroad Commission

Texas Democrats have nominated party activist and organizer Steve Brown for an open seat on the state Railroad Commission. Read More

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Mar 4, 2014 Share
Cook Gets Democrats' Nod for Land Commissioner

Cook Gets Democrats' Nod for Land Commissioner

Former El Paso Democratic Mayor John Cook has clinched his party's nomination for land commissioner. Read More

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Mar 4, 2014 Share
Dems Nominate Collier for Comptroller

Dems Nominate Collier for Comptroller

Houston businessman Mike Collier has clinched the Democratic nominee for Texas comptroller. Read More

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Mar 4, 2014 Share
US Sen. Cornyn Wins Republican Nomination in Texas

US Sen. Cornyn Wins Republican Nomination in Texas

Incumbent John Cornyn has crushed tea party-backed U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman and six lesser-known primary challengers to win Texas' Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. Read More

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Mar 4, 2014 Share
Texas GOP Nominates 4 Incumbents for Supreme Court

Texas GOP Nominates 4 Incumbents for Supreme Court

The four Republican incumbents on the Texas Supreme Court have won their party's nomination to run for re-election. Read More

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Mar 4, 2014 Share
Dems Nominate Van de Putte for Lt. Governor

Dems Nominate Van de Putte for Lt. Governor

Texas Democrats have nominated state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte for lieutenant governor. Read More

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Mar 4, 2014 Share
Dallas, Denton Report Election Day Website Issues

Dallas, Denton Report Election Day Website Issues

The March primary election hit a snag for voters in Dallas and Denton counties on election day. Read More

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Mar 4, 2014 Share
North Texans Vote in Primaries

North Texans Vote in Primaries

Texas is the first state in the country to hold primary elections this election cycle and there are several races that people are keeping a close eye on. Read More

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Mar 4, 2014 Share
Dewhurst Under Attack in Lt. Governor Race

Dewhurst Under Attack in Lt. Governor Race

After 11 years in one of the most powerful offices in Texas state government, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst faces the election of his career as he runs against three Republican challengers. Read More

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Mar 4, 2014 Share
GOP Runoff All-But Certain for Stockman's Seat

GOP Runoff All-But Certain for Stockman's Seat

The 12-Republican race to replace U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman is all but a lock for a runoff. Read More

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Mar 3, 2014 Share
Surprises, Runoffs Likely in Texas Primary

Surprises, Runoffs Likely in Texas Primary

Surprises and runoffs are likely ahead in Tuesday's primary elections that will begin a major reshuffling of political power in Texas. Read More

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Mar 3, 2014 Share
Supreme Court Declines to Take Up Immigration Debate

Supreme Court Declines to Take Up Immigration Debate

The Supreme Court has ended two local governments' efforts to prevent some immigrants from renting apartments. Read More

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Mar 2, 2014 Share
Lone Star Politics-March 2, 2014

Lone Star Politics-March 2, 2014

Lone Star Politics anchored by NBC'S Kristi Nelson and Gromer Jeffers of The Dallas Morning News

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Feb 28, 2014 Share
Wayne Slater On Gay Marriage Ban Ruling Impact

Wayne Slater On Gay Marriage Ban Ruling Impact

Dallas Morning News Senior Political Writer Wayne Slater talks with NBC 5’s Kristi Nelson and Gromer Jeffers of The Dallas Morning News about the March 2nd primary election on Lone Star Politics – Sunday at 8:40 a.m.

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Feb 28, 2014 Share
GOP Chairman Talks About TX Gay Marriage Ban Ruling

GOP Chairman Talks About TX Gay Marriage Ban Ruling

Steve Munisteri, chairman of Texas, talks with NBC 5's Kristi Nelson and Gromer Jeffers of The Dallas Morning News about the ruling overturning the same sex marriage ban in Texas on Lone Star Politics - Sunday at 8:40 a.m.

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Feb 28, 2014 Share
Trove of Clinton White House Papers Released

Trove of Clinton White House Papers Released

Former President Bill Clinton's aides were concerned early in his presidency about the health care overhaul effort, led by his wife, that never passed and a need to "soften" the image of Hillary Rodham Clinton, according... Read More

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Feb 28, 2014 Share
Texas Primary Early Voting Ends Friday

Texas Primary Early Voting Ends Friday

The deadline has arrived for Texas voters to cast ballots early for next week's Democratic and Republican primaries. Read More

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Feb 28, 2014 Share
Texas Democratic Party Head Tells Voters Not to Vote for Rogers

Texas Democratic Party Head Tells Voters Not to Vote for Rogers

The head of the Texas Democratic Party is taking the unusual step of urging voters not to support one of the candidates on his party's primary ballot. Read More

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Feb 28, 2014 Share
Perry Avoids 2016 Talk During Iowa Visit

Perry Avoids 2016 Talk During Iowa Visit

Texas Gov. Rick Perry returned to Iowa Thursday for a visit he said was focused on helping the state's Republican governor seek re-election -- and not on a potential 2016 presidential bid of his own. Read More

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Feb 27, 2014 Share
Abbott Challenges Gay Marriage, Tackles Nugent Issue

Abbott Challenges Gay Marriage, Tackles Nugent Issue

Five days before the primary, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott made another stop in North Texas in his gubernatorial campaign. Read More

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Feb 27, 2014 Share
Jerry Brown to Seek Fourth Term as California Governor

Jerry Brown to Seek Fourth Term as California Governor

Gov. Jerry Brown made it official Thursday and announced plans to seek re-election. Brown filed paperwork in Alameda County in search of a fourth term as California's governor. The 75-year-old Democrat tweeted a picture of... Read More

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Feb 27, 2014 Share
Ted Cruz Will Not Support His Fellow Texas Republican

Ted Cruz Will Not Support His Fellow Texas Republican

Sen. Ted Cruz is refusing to endorse his fellow Texas Republican in next week's primary in which a tea party candidate is trying to oust the Senate's second-ranking GOP leader. Read More

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Feb 27, 2014 Share
Dallas Among Finalists for 2016 RNC Convention

Dallas Among Finalists for 2016 RNC Convention

Dallas is among the eight finalists to host the Republicans' presidential nominating convention in 2016. Read More

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Feb 27, 2014 Share
Gov. Perry Heads to Iowa

Gov. Perry Heads to Iowa

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is returning to Iowa for a two-day visit that includes stops in the Des Moines suburbs and a meeting with business leaders in Davenport. Read More

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Feb 26, 2014 Share
Texas Gay Marriage Ban Latest to be Struck Down

Texas Gay Marriage Ban Latest to be Struck Down

A federal judge has struck down Texas' ban on gay marriage, but is leaving it in place pending a ruling by an appeals court later this year. Read More

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Feb 26, 2014 Share
DMN's Jeffers on Dallas GOP Convention Chances

DMN's Jeffers on Dallas GOP Convention Chances

The Dallas Morning News' Gromer Jeffers discusses the chances of bring the Republican National Convention to Dallas.

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Feb 24, 2014 Share
Abbott on Nugent Questions: "Never Look Back"

Abbott on Nugent Questions: "Never Look Back"

During a gubernatorial campaign even in McKinney, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott deflected all questions about Ted Nugent. Read More

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Feb 24, 2014
Texas Gov. Perry "Not Going to Ride Off Into the Sunset"

Texas Gov. Perry "Not Going to Ride Off Into the Sunset"

Texas Gov. Rick Perry maybe 11 months away from the end of his tenure at the helm of the state, but he says he is not slowing down any time soon. Read More

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Feb 24, 2014 Share
California State Senator Accused of Accepting Bribes Surrenders to Federal Authorities

California State Senator Accused of Accepting Bribes Surrenders to Federal Authorities

Embattled California State Sen. Ron Calderon was taken into custody by federal authorities Monday after he was charged last week with a long list of federal bribery and corruption allegations. Calderon was due in court in... Read More

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Feb 24, 2014 Share
Ex-U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds Deported From Zimbabwe

Ex-U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds Deported From Zimbabwe

Lawyers for former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds say he was deported to the U.S. after a paying a fine for violating Zimbabwe's immigration laws. Attorney Arthur Gurira said Monday that Reynolds left Zimbabwe Sunday Read More

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Feb 24, 2014 Share
Roker, de Blasio Shake Hands After Weather Spat

Roker, de Blasio Shake Hands After Weather Spat

Al Roker and Mayor de Blasio shook hands Monday on NBC’s “Today” show after the weatherman recently criticized the mayor for keeping public schools open during a snowstorm. De Blasio appeared on the morning show to cut the... Read More

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Feb 24, 2014 Share
Connecticut and Texas Governors Differ on Gun Legislation

Connecticut and Texas Governors Differ on Gun Legislation

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Texas Gov. Rick Perry squared off on gun control issues on Sunday, continuing a debate that began last year. Read More

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Feb 23, 2014 Share
Governors Differ on Gun Legislation

Governors Differ on Gun Legislation

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Texas Gov. Rick Perry squared off over gun control policy on Sunday, continuing a debate that began last year. Read More

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Feb 23, 2014 Share
Lone Star Politics - February 23, 2014

Lone Star Politics - February 23, 2014

NBC 5's Kevin Cokely and Gromer Jeffers of The Dallas Morning News interview Katrina Pierson who is challenging Congressman Pete Sessions in the Republican Primary for U.S. House District 32. Dallas Morning News senior political writer Wayne Slater joins them to discuss the fallout from Greg Abbott's campaign appearance in Denton with Ted Nugent and Lt. Gov. candidate Dan Patrick being accused of hiring illegal immigrants in the 1980s.

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Feb 21, 2014 Share
Lone Star Politics: Katrina Pierson

Lone Star Politics: Katrina Pierson

The woman challenging Congressman Pete Sessions in the Republican Primary for U.S. House District 32 claims he is out of touch with GOP voters. Katrina Pierson thinks her life story as a single mom who’s now a single parent will resonate with voters on March 4. Watch Lone Star Politics Sunday at 9:40 a.m., right before Meet The press.

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Feb 21, 2014 Share
Lone Star Politics: Wayne Slater

Lone Star Politics: Wayne Slater

This week on Lone Star Politics, Wayne Slater from The Dallas Morning News discuss the fallout from Greg Abbott’s campaign appearance in Denton with Ted Nugent. Also on Lone Star Politics, Katrina Pierson, the local Tea Party activist who is challenging Pete Sessions in the U.S. House District 32 primary. Watch Lone Star Politics at 9:40 a.m. Sunday, right before Meet The Press.

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Feb 21, 2014 Share
Should Texas Legalize Eating Roadkill?

Should Texas Legalize Eating Roadkill?

A candidate for the Texas House is giving new meaning to the idea of roadside dining. Rack of raccoon or smidgen of pigeon could be on the menu if legislators take up the call by Tink Nathan to allow motorists to collect... Read More

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Feb 21, 2014 Share
Perry Condemns Nugent's "Subhuman Mongrel" Remark

Perry Condemns Nugent's "Subhuman Mongrel" Remark

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday condemned inflammatory remarks by Ted Nugent that resurfaced when the outspoken rocker this week joined Republican Greg Abbott's gubernatorial campaign. Read More

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Feb 20, 2014 Share
Colo. Lawmaker Leaves Loaded Handgun in State Capitol

Colo. Lawmaker Leaves Loaded Handgun in State Capitol

A Colorado state lawmaker left a loaded handgun in the state Capitol building earlier this month, The Denver Post reported. Colorado Rep. Jared Wright, a Republican legislator, left the gun in a black canvas bag under a... Read More

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Feb 20, 2014 Share
Senate Panel Checks Women's Health Programs

Senate Panel Checks Women's Health Programs

The Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee is checking in on women's health programs as activists prepare to protest the exclusion of Planned Parenthood. Read More

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Feb 19, 2014 Share
101-Year-Old Sarasota Man Running for Congress

101-Year-Old Sarasota Man Running for Congress

Florida resident Joe Newman, 101, recently announced a bid for Congress, saying he will run as a write-in candidate against Republican Rep. Vern Buchanan. A win in the district along Florida's west coast would make him the oldest... Read More

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Feb 19, 2014 Share
Woman Tricked Into Miscarriage Pleads for New Law

Woman Tricked Into Miscarriage Pleads for New Law

A Florida woman who authorities say was tricked into taking abortion drugs by her ex-boyfriend is urging lawmakers to pass a change in law that would have allowed the state to prosecute John Andrew Welden for the death of... Read More

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Feb 18, 2014 Share
Gubernatorial Candidates in DFW for Early Voting

Gubernatorial Candidates in DFW for Early Voting

In Fort Worth, State Sen. Wendy Davis (D) took advantage of early voting while Attorney General Greg Abbott held a meet-and-greet with voters in Denton. Read More

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Feb 18, 2014 Share
Abbott Welcomes Nugent, but Ducks Divisive Remarks

Abbott Welcomes Nugent, but Ducks Divisive Remarks

Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott is campaigning with Ted Nugent but says he's not aware of divisive remarks on immigration made by the salty-tongued musician. Read More

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Feb 18, 2014 Share
ID Cards Needed For All Texas Voters

ID Cards Needed For All Texas Voters

With early voting kicking off Tuesday in the Texas primary races, it's an opportune time to remind voters they'll need approved identification if they plan on casting a ballot. Read More

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Feb 18, 2014 Share
Ex-Congressman Arrested in Zimbabwe: Report

Ex-Congressman Arrested in Zimbabwe: Report

A Zimbabwean official said Tuesday morning that immigration officers had arrested former U.S. congressman Melvin Reynolds, The Associated Press reported. The official, Ario Mabika, said Reynolds is being Read More

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Feb 17, 2014 Share
Early Voting in Primaries Begins Tuesday

Early Voting in Primaries Begins Tuesday

Early voting begins Tuesday for the Texas Democratic and Republican primaries on March 4. Read More

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Feb 16, 2014 Share
Abbott Argues Disability Lawsuit

Abbott Argues Disability Lawsuit

Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott has vigorously fought disability suits against Texas as attorney general, despite being in a wheelchair himself and benefiting from the 1990 federal law that helps guarantee access for... Read More

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Feb 15, 2014 Share
Hegar Touts Transparency in Comptroller's Race

Hegar Touts Transparency in Comptroller's Race

Republican candidate for state comptroller Glenn Hegar has amended his personal financial disclosures after questions arose about their legality. Read More

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Feb 15, 2014 Share
Texas Judges Hold Gay "Commitment" Ceremonies

Texas Judges Hold Gay "Commitment" Ceremonies

2 Texas judges offer gay "commitment" ceremonies Read More

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Feb 14, 2014 Share
Lone Star Politics: Wayne Slater

Lone Star Politics: Wayne Slater

NBC 5’s Kevin Cokely and the Dallas Morning News’ Gromer Jeffers talk to Dallas Morning News political reporter Wayne Slater about Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz. Slater believes Cruz’s latest attempt to derail a Senate vote on raising the debt ceiling is more proof he wants to run for president in 2016. Watch Lone Star Politics on NBC 5 Sunday at 8:40 a.m. before Meet the Press.

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Feb 14, 2014 Share
Lone Star Politics: Joel Burns

Lone Star Politics: Joel Burns

NBC 5’s Kevin Cokely and the Dallas Morning News’ Gromer Jeffers talk to outgoing Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns about the city’s biggest challenge. Burns says he’ll send his remaining time on the council trying to pass a May bond issue to help fund the city’s transportation needs. Watch Lone Star Politics on NBC 5 Sunday at 8:40 a.m. before Meet the Press.

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Feb 14, 2014 Share
Davis Supports Gay Marriage, Abbott Would "Defend Constitution"

Davis Supports Gay Marriage, Abbott Would "Defend Constitution"

Wendy Davis, the Democratic candidate for Texas governor, said Thursday that she supports gay marriage. Read More

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Feb 13, 2014 Share
Wendy Davis Says She Supports Gay Marriage

Wendy Davis Says She Supports Gay Marriage

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis says she supports gay marriage. Read More

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Feb 13, 2014 Share
Texas Democratic Stars To Appear Together

Texas Democratic Stars To Appear Together

Texas Democratic candidates Wendy Davis, Leticia Van de Putte, Julian Castro to appear together to propose childhood policy changes. Read More

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Feb 12, 2014 Share
Cruz Provokes Chaos During Debt Limit Vote

Cruz Provokes Chaos During Debt Limit Vote

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz sat with eyes glued to his mobile device as the chaos he provoked ensnared his Republican leaders on the Senate floor. Read More

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Feb 12, 2014 Share
Federal Judge Mulls Delay of Texas Voter ID Trial

Federal Judge Mulls Delay of Texas Voter ID Trial

A federal judge is considering a request from the Department of Justice to postpone a trial on the state's voter ID law until after the November election. Read More

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Feb 11, 2014 Share
FW Councilman Joel Burns Resigns

FW Councilman Joel Burns Resigns

A big announcement from Fort Worth Councilman Joel Burns Tuesday evening, he's resigning his seat to attend Harvard. Read More

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Feb 12, 2014 Share
Davis Supports Medical Marijuana, Considers Decriminalization

Davis Supports Medical Marijuana, Considers Decriminalization

Democratic candidate for Texas governor Wendy Davis says she supports the use of medical marijuana and would consider decriminalizing possession of small amounts of the substance. Read More

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Feb 12, 2014 Share
Judge Hears Challenge of Texas Gay Marriage Ban

Judge Hears Challenge of Texas Gay Marriage Ban

Two homosexual couples challenging Texas' ban on same-sex marriage will take their case to federal court on Wednesday. Read More

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Feb 11, 2014
House OKs Raising the Debt Ceiling

House OKs Raising the Debt Ceiling

The House passed a bill to raise the debt ceiling Tuesday, clearing the way for the Treasury Department to keep borrowing freely through March 15, 2015. Read More

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Feb 10, 2014 Share
More Subpoenas Coming in N.J. Bridge Closure Probe

More Subpoenas Coming in N.J. Bridge Closure Probe

More than a dozen additional subpoenas surrounding the George Washington Bridge scandal are expected to be issued by a New Jersey legislative committee. The new round comes after 20 people and organizations close to Read More

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Feb 9, 2014 Share
Gay Marriage Battle Could Linger for Next Texas AG

Gay Marriage Battle Could Linger for Next Texas AG

When two same-sex Texas couples challenge the state's gay marriage ban in a San Antonio federal court this week, they'll carry the momentum of recent legal victories in conservative Utah and Oklahoma. Read More

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Feb 8, 2014
UK Immigration Minister Resigns Over Undocumented Housekeeper

UK Immigration Minister Resigns Over Undocumented Housekeeper

Britain's immigration minister, already under fire for what critics said was an overly harsh crackdown on illegal immigrants, resigned Saturday — after it was learned that his cleaning lady was an illegal immigrant, NBC... Read More

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Feb 8, 2014 Share
In the Cruz Family, Ted is the Diplomatic One

In the Cruz Family, Ted is the Diplomatic One

Bursts of applause had already interrupted Rafael Cruz repeatedly, but the loudest cheer of the night came when the Cuban-born pastor finally made the Barack Obama-Fidel Castro comparison the crowd had been waiting for. Read More

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Feb 8, 2014 Share
Dewhurst Is in Debt

Dewhurst Is in Debt

A new federal report shows Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst still owing businesses $1.4 million from his failed 2012 run for U.S. Senate. Read More

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Feb 8, 2014 Share
Lone Star Politics - February 9, 2014

Lone Star Politics - February 9, 2014

NBC 5's Kevin Cokely and Gromer Jeffers of The Dallas Morning News interview Sen. Rand Paul (R) Kentucky about his presidential aspirations. They also talk with Don Huffines and John Carona, running for the Senate District 16 seat.

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Feb 7, 2014 Share
Rand Paul Instead of Perry or Cruz?

Rand Paul Instead of Perry or Cruz?

Sen. Rand Paul (R) Kentucky talks with NBC 5's Kevin Cokely and The Dallas Morning News' Gromer Jeffers. He answers why is a preferred candidate over Sen. Ted Cruz or Gov. Rick Perry.

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Feb 7, 2014 Share
Lone Star Politics: Rand Paul

Lone Star Politics: Rand Paul

Sen. Rand Paul (R) Kentucky talks with NBC 5's Kevin Cokely and The Dallas Morning News' Gromer Jeffers about his presidential aspirations.

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Feb 7, 2014 Share
Poll: More GOP Hispanics in Texas Than U.S. Average

Poll: More GOP Hispanics in Texas Than U.S. Average

New polling numbers show that far more Hispanic and Anglo residents in Texas identify with the Republican Party than the national average. Read More

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Feb 6, 2014 Share
Wendy Davis Supports Open Carry Law

Wendy Davis Supports Open Carry Law

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis says her support of expanding gun rights in Texas includes allowing people with concealed handgun licenses to openly carry their weapons in public. Read More

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Feb 5, 2014 Share
Sandra Fluke Won't Run for Congress

Sandra Fluke Won't Run for Congress

Women's rights activist Sandra Fluke has decided not to run for Congress this year, announcing instead that she will run for a Southern California state Senate seat, the Los Angeles Times reported Read More

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Feb 4, 2014 Share
Perry's Tech Fund Shows Gains Despite Bankruptcies

Perry's Tech Fund Shows Gains Despite Bankruptcies

More bankruptcies within Gov. Rick Perry's portfolio of Texas startups funded with taxpayer dollars didn't dampen a better year on paper for the Emerging Technology Fund. Read More

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Feb 4, 2014 Share
N.J. Congressman to Resign, Join Law Firm

N.J. Congressman to Resign, Join Law Firm

New Jersey Rep. Rob Andrews has announced he's resigning from his congressional post after holding the seat for more than two decades. “I think I’ve had the best boss ever for the past 24 years in the people of South Jersey,"... Read More

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Feb 4, 2014 Share
Abbott to Unveil Border Security Agenda

Abbott to Unveil Border Security Agenda

Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott is laying out his border security agenda if elected governor in November. Read More

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Feb 3, 2014
Christie Campaign Seeks OK to Raise Funds

Christie Campaign Seeks OK to Raise Funds

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's campaign committee is seeking approval to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay legal fees associated with the so called “Bridgegate” investigations. Read More

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Feb 3, 2014 Share
Cornyn Reports Raising $1.48M; Has $6.5M in Cash

Cornyn Reports Raising $1.48M; Has $6.5M in Cash

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn raised nearly $1.5 million in the final quarter of last year and has $6.5 million in cash on-hand. Read More

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Feb 3, 2014 Share
Abbott, Cornyn Hold Large Fundraising Advantages

Abbott, Cornyn Hold Large Fundraising Advantages

Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott says he raised more than $3.1 million last month in his run for Texas governor. Read More

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Feb 3, 2014 Share
Former Virginia Governor's Pre-Trial Talks Limited

Former Virginia Governor's Pre-Trial Talks Limited

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and wife Maureen were given strict orders Monday not to discuss anything "substantive'' about their upcoming trial on corruption charges with potential witnesses, including family and... Read More

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Feb 3, 2014 Share
Voter Reg. Deadline is Today for Primaries

Voter Reg. Deadline is Today for Primaries

Texas voters have one last day to register for next month's primary elections. Read More

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Jan 31, 2014 Share
Lone Star Politics - February 2, 2014

Lone Star Politics - February 2, 2014

Lone Star Politics - presented by NBC 5 News and The Dallas Morning News with NBC 5's Kevin Cokely and Gromer Jeffers of The Dallas Morning News.

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Jan 31, 2014 Share
Dallas Morning News' Wayne Slater On Lone Star Politics

Dallas Morning News' Wayne Slater On Lone Star Politics

Wayne Slater, Senior Political Writer for The Dallas Morning News talked about breaking the story on gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis on "Lone Star Politics." It airs Sunday at 8:40 am on NBC 5.

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Jan 31, 2014 Share
State Sen. Royce West on Lone Star Politics

State Sen. Royce West on Lone Star Politics

State Sen. Royce West (D) Dallas County talked about the Wendy Davis campaign with NBC 5's Kevin Cokely and Gromer M. Jeffers of the Dallas Morning News on Sunday's "Lone Star Politics." It airs Sunday at 8:40 am on NBC 5.

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Jan 31, 2014 Share
Christie Knew of Bridge Closures, Ex-Ally's Lawyer Says

Christie Knew of Bridge Closures, Ex-Ally's Lawyer Says

Gov. Chris Christie knew about the lane closings on the George Washington Bridge as they were happening, according to the lawyer for a former ally who oversaw the traffic changes. A lawyer for former Port Authority official... Read More

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Jan 31, 2014 Share
"Pocket Tweet" Strikes Again for Former Senator Scott Brown

"Pocket Tweet" Strikes Again for Former Senator Scott Brown

It appears the "pocket tweet" has struck again for former U.S. Senator Scott Brown. Brown's 64,000 Twitter followers got an undecipherable update Friday morning, when the GOP politician tweeted a string of gibberish from... Read More

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Jan 31, 2014 Share
Kathleen Sebelius to Visit Dallas Friday

Kathleen Sebelius to Visit Dallas Friday

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius visits Dallas on Friday to promote community-based efforts to sign Texans up for health insurance. Read More

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Jan 29, 2014 Share
Davis Fires Back After Biography Criticism

Davis Fires Back After Biography Criticism

The Dallas Morning News' Gromer Jeffers talks with NBC 5 on the critical response to TX Sen. Wendy Davis' biography.

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Jan 29, 2014
Republicans Tout "Opportunity" in Response to Obama Address

Republicans Tout "Opportunity" in Response to Obama Address

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the top-ranking Republican woman in Congress, delivered the sanctioned Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union speech. Read More

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Jan 29, 2014
What We Learned From the State of the Union Address

What We Learned From the State of the Union Address

President Barack Obama made sweeping statements during his State of the Union address but presented relatively modest policy proposals, according to NBC News. Read More

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Jan 29, 2014
Army Ranger Honored During State of the Union Address

Army Ranger Honored During State of the Union Address

Sgt. First Class Cory Remsburg, a guest of Michelle Obama, had the entire room in a standing ovation near the end of the State of the Union address Tuesday. Read More

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Jan 28, 2014 Share
Davis' Daughters Refute Claims in Open Letters

Davis' Daughters Refute Claims in Open Letters

The daughters of gubernatorial candidate state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) defended their mother in open letters released to fellow Texans on Tuesday. Read More

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Jan 28, 2014 Share
Special Election Gives Democratic Group Trial Run

Special Election Gives Democratic Group Trial Run

Democrats from across Central Texas are helping Celia Israel, the party's candidate in a tiny special election for an open seat in the state House of Representatives. Read More

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Jan 28, 2014 Share
Wendy Davis, Bristol Palin Trade Barbs

Wendy Davis, Bristol Palin Trade Barbs

Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis traded barbs over parenting with Sarah Palin's daughter's this week, as scrutiny of the Fort Worth Democrat's biography persisted. Brisol Palin lashed out at the state senator and... Read More

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Jan 28, 2014
Christie Bridge Ally in Another Scandal: Report

Christie Bridge Ally in Another Scandal: Report

One of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's closest allies, who's already embroiled in the bridge-closing scandal swirling around the governor, could be caught up in another controversy, The Bergen Record reported. Read More

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Jan 28, 2014
Christie's Numbers Tank as Scandals Continue: Poll

Christie's Numbers Tank as Scandals Continue: Poll

Embattled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's favorability among Americans has taken a hit since the scandal in his state over lane closures on the George Washington Bridge. Read More

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Jan 28, 2014 Share
GOP Candidates Vow Changes After Brain-Dead Mother

GOP Candidates Vow Changes After Brain-Dead Mother

The removal of a brain-dead, pregnant Texas woman from life support has four influential Republicans running for lieutenant governor agreeing again, this time that a judge erred and they'd tighten state law so it doesn't happen in... Read More

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Jan 28, 2014
70 Percent of Americans Dissatisfied With Economy: Poll

70 Percent of Americans Dissatisfied With Economy: Poll

On the eve of Tuesday’s State of the Union address, 68 percent of Americans say the country is either stagnant or worse off since President Barack Obama took office, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Read More

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Jan 27, 2014 Share
GOP Leaders: Court Erred in Brain-Dead Pregnancy

GOP Leaders: Court Erred in Brain-Dead Pregnancy

Four big-name Republicans running for lieutenant governor said Monday night that a Texas judge erred when he ordered a brain-dead, pregnant woman off life support and vowed if elected to tighten state law so that a similar outcome... Read More

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Jan 27, 2014 Share
GOP Lt. Gov. Candidates Meet in Televised Debate

GOP Lt. Gov. Candidates Meet in Televised Debate

The four Republican candidates vying to be Texas lieutenant governor took part in an hourlong debate Monday night. Read More

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Jan 27, 2014
What to Expect from Obama's State of the Union Address

What to Expect from Obama's State of the Union Address

Faced with underwhelming approval ratings and a stagnant Congress, President Barack Obama will likely use his State of the Union address Tuesday to hit the political reset button, according to NBC News. Read More

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Jan 27, 2014
Three Ways Obama Can Break Through Congress Gridlock

Three Ways Obama Can Break Through Congress Gridlock

When Obama stands before lawmakers Tuesday night for his State of the Union speech, he's likely to emphasize a willingness to go it alone after being halted by a divided Congress for the past three years, according to NBC News. Read More

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Jan 27, 2014
Guns Hurt or Kill 10K U.S. Kids Each Year

Guns Hurt or Kill 10K U.S. Kids Each Year

Injuries from firearms send over 7,000 kids to the hospital annually, an average of 20 per day, a new study finds. Read More

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Jan 23, 2014
Hagel Orders Review of U.S. Nuclear Force

Hagel Orders Review of U.S. Nuclear Force

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday ordered a sweeping review of the U.S. military’s nuclear weapons mission following reports that 34 officers who operate missiles had been removed from launch duty. Read More

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Jan 23, 2014 Share
Cornyn's Primary Challenger a No-Show

Cornyn's Primary Challenger a No-Show

Primary challenger to John Cornyn is nowhere to be found. Read More

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Jan 23, 2014 Share
Where Are Your Federal Taxes Being Spent?

Where Are Your Federal Taxes Being Spent?

NBC 5's Eric King highlights a tool that lets U.S. Citizens estimate their share of the Federal budget --- and where that money goes. Click here to try it yourself: The Federal Budget, Per Person

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Jan 22, 2014
FBI Questions Hoboken Mayor's Aides Over Sandy Probe

FBI Questions Hoboken Mayor's Aides Over Sandy Probe

FBI agents are a part of the investigation into whether New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's aides threatened to cut off Hurricane Sandy relief money to Hoboken unless the city's mayor backed a billion-dollar development... Read More

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Jan 22, 2014 Share
2 Schemed to Use Foreign Funds to Influence SD Elections: Feds

2 Schemed to Use Foreign Funds to Influence SD Elections: Feds

A tech CEO and a former San Diego police detective are accused of illegally funneling more than $500,000 in foreign dollars to San Diego political campaigns in hopes of influencing elections, including the 2013 special... Read More

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Jan 21, 2014 Share
Davis Defends Past, Says She Has Joint Custody

Davis Defends Past, Says She Has Joint Custody

Democratic candidate for Texas governor Wendy Davis is defending allegations that aspects of her life story are blurred while trying to stay focused on the campaign issues at hand. Read More

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Jan 21, 2014 Share
Gromer Jeffers on New Dallas City Manager

Gromer Jeffers on New Dallas City Manager

Dallas Morning News' Gromer Jeffers comments on the decision behind make the interim city manager, A.C. Gonzalaez, becoming the city's top boss.

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Jan 10, 2014 Share
Timeline: New Jersey's George Washington Bridge Scandal

Timeline: New Jersey's George Washington Bridge Scandal

Here is a timeline of events relating to the closure of lanes on the George Washington Bridge:

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Jan 21, 2014 Share
Gonzalez Named as Dallas City Manager

Gonzalez Named as Dallas City Manager

The interim city manager for Dallas has been promoted to the permanent job. Read More

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Jan 21, 2014
Obama to Meet With Pope Francis in March

Obama to Meet With Pope Francis in March

President Barack Obama will pay a visit to Pope Francis on March 27, the White House announced. Read More

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Jan 21, 2014 Share
N.J. Gov. Christie Sworn In for 2nd Term Amid Scandal

N.J. Gov. Christie Sworn In for 2nd Term Amid Scandal

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was sworn into office Tuesday for a second term, saying he had a mandate to stay the course even as Democrats ramp up criticism of the Republican governor amid investigations of a bridge scandal that... Read More

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Jan 20, 2014 Share
Wendy Davis Responds to Questions About Biography

Wendy Davis Responds to Questions About Biography

Wendy Davis issues a statement after reports surface that have raised questions about her biography. Read More

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Jan 20, 2014 Share
Dewhurst: Texas Teachers Paid "Very Fair Salary"

Dewhurst: Texas Teachers Paid "Very Fair Salary"

An influential Houston tea party group is a hosting a debate between four Republican lieutenant governor candidates locked in the state's most competitive primary. Read More

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Jan 20, 2014
Obama: Marijuana Is Not More Dangerous Than Alcohol

Obama: Marijuana Is Not More Dangerous Than Alcohol

President Barack Obama commented on marijuana and concussions in the NFL during a lengthy profile in the current issue of the New Yorker magazine. Read More

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Jan 20, 2014 Share
American Jailed in N. Korea Appeals to U.S.

American Jailed in N. Korea Appeals to U.S.

Kenneth Bae, an American missionary who has been jailed in North Korea for more than a year, has appeared before reporters and is appealing to the U.S. government to do its best to secure his release, according to The... Read More

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Jan 18, 2014 Share
Texas GOP Candidates: Immigration Stance Can Win Votes

Texas GOP Candidates: Immigration Stance Can Win Votes

Expect Texas Republicans to take hard line on immigration to win the party base for upcoming elections. Read More

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Apr 11, 2014 Share
Civil Rights Summit Pays Tribute to LBJ

Civil Rights Summit Pays Tribute to LBJ

The closing ceremony of the Civil Rights Summit in Austin honored the legacy of President Lyndon B. Johnson.

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Apr 10, 2014 Share
President Obama Attends Civil Rights Summit

President Obama Attends Civil Rights Summit

President Barack Obama is back in Washington after attending Civil Right Summit in Texas.

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Apr 10, 2014 Share
Obama Speaks at 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

Obama Speaks at 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

Reflecting on the unique power of the office he holds, President Barack Obama on Thursday honored Lyndon B. Johnson as leader who seized the presidency's opportunity to shape the "currents of history" and fulfill America's founding promises of equality. See his entire speech here.

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Apr 8, 2014 Share
Dan Patrick Says Equal Pay Laws Are Not Needed

Dan Patrick Says Equal Pay Laws Are Not Needed

On day where President Barack Obama pushed for equal pay for women, candidate for Lt. Gov., Texas Sen. Dan Patrick, insisted new equal pay laws are not needed.

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Mar 31, 2014 Share
Dallas Attorney, Ray Hutchison, dies

Dallas Attorney, Ray Hutchison, dies

Family and friends are mourning the death of a powerful Texas lawyer and political figure. Ray Hutchison died at UT Southwestern Medical Center Sunday. He was 81 years old.

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Mar 24, 2014 Share
Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton Talk Education

Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton Talk Education

Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton shared the spotlight at an education conference in Irving Monday. But some people wondered if their visit could be a preview of the 2016 presidential race.

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Mar 21, 2014 Share
Dallas Hopes to Host the 2016 Republican National Convention

Dallas Hopes to Host the 2016 Republican National Convention

Dallas could come out a front runner in the bid to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. According to Mayor Mike Rawlings, the city has already raised more than half of the money required to play host.

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Mar 21, 2014 Share
Lone Star Politics: Slater on Abbott's Equal Pay Opposition

Lone Star Politics: Slater on Abbott's Equal Pay Opposition

NBC 5’s Kevin Cokely and the Dallas Morning News’ Gromer Jeffers talk to Dallas Morning News Senior Political Writer Wayne Slater about whether Greg Abbott’s opposition to a bill that would make it easier for women to file equal pay lawsuits will boost Wendy Davis in the race for governor. Watch Lone Star Politics Sunday at 8:40 a.m. on NBC 5.

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Mar 21, 2014 Share
Lone Star Politics: Rep. Pete Sessions

Lone Star Politics: Rep. Pete Sessions

NBC 5’s Kevin Cokely and the Dallas Morning News’ Gromer Jeffers talk to Dallas Congressman Pete Sessions about whether Sen. Ted Cruz tried to help Katrina Pierson defeat his fellow Republican in the GOP primary. Watch Lone Star Politics Sunday at 8:40 a.m. on NBC 5.

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Mar 21, 2014 Share
Lone Star Politics: Jeffers' Interview with Dewhurst

Lone Star Politics: Jeffers' Interview with Dewhurst

NBC 5’s Kevin Cokely and the Dallas Morning News’ Gromer Jeffers take a look at the upcoming runoff election between Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and State Sen. Dan Patrick. Watch Jeffers’ one-on-one interview with incumbent Dewhurst on Lone Star Politics Sunday at 8:40 a.m. on NBC 5.

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Mar 19, 2014 Share
Senator Ted Cruz Rallied to a Crowd in Fort Worth

Senator Ted Cruz Rallied to a Crowd in Fort Worth

Hundreds of people showed up to hear U.S. Senator Ted Cruz speak at the a rally for state senate candidate Konni Burton at the Fort Worth Stockyards Wednesday evening.

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Mar 14, 2014 Share
Lone Star Politics: Angle and Eppstein on the Governor's Race

Lone Star Politics: Angle and Eppstein on the Governor's Race

NBC 5’s Kevin Cokely and the Dallas Morning News’ Gromer Jeffers talk to two political operatives about the Texas race for governor. Republican consultant Bryan Eppstein and Democrat Matt Angle debate whether Wendy Davis can defeat Greg Abbott to become the state’s first Democratic governor in twenty years. Watch Lone Star Politics Sunday at 8:40 a.m. on NBC 5.

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