Former El Paso Democratic Mayor John Cook has clinched his party's nomination for land commissioner. Read More
Houston businessman Mike Collier has clinched the Democratic nominee for Texas comptroller. Read More
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
The four Republican incumbents on the Texas Supreme Court have won their party's nomination to run for re-election. Read More
Texas Democrats have nominated state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte for lieutenant governor. Read More
The March primary election hit a snag for voters in Dallas and Denton counties on election day. Read More
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
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
The 12-Republican race to replace U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman is all but a lock for a runoff. Read More
Surprises and runoffs are likely ahead in Tuesday's primary elections that will begin a major reshuffling of political power in Texas. Read More
The Supreme Court has ended two local governments' efforts to prevent some immigrants from renting apartments. Read More
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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.
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.
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
The deadline has arrived for Texas voters to cast ballots early for next week's Democratic and Republican primaries. Read More
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
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
Five days before the primary, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott made another stop in North Texas in his gubernatorial campaign. Read More
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
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
Dallas is among the eight finalists to host the Republicans' presidential nominating convention in 2016. Read More
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
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
The Dallas Morning News' Gromer Jeffers discusses the chances of bring the Republican National Convention to Dallas.
During a gubernatorial campaign even in McKinney, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott deflected all questions about Ted Nugent. Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Early voting begins Tuesday for the Texas Democratic and Republican primaries on March 4. Read More
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
Republican candidate for state comptroller Glenn Hegar has amended his personal financial disclosures after questions arose about their legality. Read More
2 Texas judges offer gay "commitment" ceremonies Read More
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.
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.
Wendy Davis, the Democratic candidate for Texas governor, said Thursday that she supports gay marriage. Read More
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis says she supports gay marriage. Read More
Texas Democratic candidates Wendy Davis, Leticia Van de Putte, Julian Castro to appear together to propose childhood policy changes. Read More
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
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
A big announcement from Fort Worth Councilman Joel Burns Tuesday evening, he's resigning his seat to attend Harvard. Read More
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
Two homosexual couples challenging Texas' ban on same-sex marriage will take their case to federal court on Wednesday. Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Sen. Rand Paul (R) Kentucky talks with NBC 5's Kevin Cokely and The Dallas Morning News' Gromer Jeffers about his presidential aspirations.
New polling numbers show that far more Hispanic and Anglo residents in Texas identify with the Republican Party than the national average. Read More
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
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
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
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
Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott is laying out his border security agenda if elected governor in November. Read More
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
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
Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott says he raised more than $3.1 million last month in his run for Texas governor. Read More
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
Texas voters have one last day to register for next month's primary elections. Read More
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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.
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.
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
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
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
The Dallas Morning News' Gromer Jeffers talks with NBC 5 on the critical response to TX Sen. Wendy Davis' biography.
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
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
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
The daughters of gubernatorial candidate state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) defended their mother in open letters released to fellow Texans on Tuesday. Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The four Republican candidates vying to be Texas lieutenant governor took part in an hourlong debate Monday night. Read More
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
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
Injuries from firearms send over 7,000 kids to the hospital annually, an average of 20 per day, a new study finds. Read More
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
Primary challenger to John Cornyn is nowhere to be found. Read More
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
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
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
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
Dallas Morning News' Gromer Jeffers comments on the decision behind make the interim city manager, A.C. Gonzalaez, becoming the city's top boss.
Here is a timeline of events relating to the closure of lanes on the George Washington Bridge:
The interim city manager for Dallas has been promoted to the permanent job. Read More
President Barack Obama will pay a visit to Pope Francis on March 27, the White House announced. Read More
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
Wendy Davis issues a statement after reports surface that have raised questions about her biography. Read More
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
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
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
Expect Texas Republicans to take hard line on immigration to win the party base for upcoming elections. Read More
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, whose administration is embroiled in a widening scandal over politically motivated bridge lane closures, faces a key test this weekend in Florida of his ability to reassure would-be GOP donors... Read More
Houston Mayor Annise Parker has married longtime partner Kathy Hubbard in a sunset ceremony Thursday at a private residence in Palm Springs, Calif., Parker's office announced. A small group of family and friends, including Parker's... Read More
The former appointee of Gov. Chris Christie who directed lane closures that backed up traffic for hours in one New Jersey town is reiterating that he is ready to share more information if he can be granted immunity... Read More
Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency on Friday, citing a need for conservation efforts and a fingers-crossed message that he "hopes it will rain" soon. “We can’t make it rain, but we can be much better prepared for... Read More
The chairman of the Texas House Committee Energy on Energy Resources has set up a team of lawmakers to investigate earthquakes in oil and gas regions. Read More
Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn announced Thursday he would retire at the end of the current session of Congress, giving up his last two years in office. Read More
President Barack Obama on Friday ordered changes to intelligence-gathering practices so that the government would no longer store mass collection of Americans' phone metadata and immediately ordered intelligence agencies to get... Read More
Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst says he plans to serve only one more term if re-elected in November, allowing him to return to the private sector and replenish a fortune depleted by years of expensive campaigns. Read More
A look at the amounts raised by the top candidates for statewide office in Texas during the last half of 2013. Read More
Chicagoans puffing on electronic cigarettes will need to step outside and remain at least 15 feet away from any entrance to a public building. Chicago aldermen on Wednesday voted 45 to 4 to approve a plan backed by the mayor... Read More
Virginia Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) has announced his plans to retire from Congress. Read More
Pennsylvania state senators are advancing a bill to outlaw so-called “revenge porn,” the practice of posting online sexually explicit photos or videos of ex-romantic partners as a way of humiliating Read More
Fort Worth Democrat Wendy Davis says she has raised more than $12 million in her bid to become Texas governor. Read More
Gov. Chris Christie began his State of the State address Tuesday by acknowledging that "mistakes were clearly made" when lanes were unexpectedly closed near the George Washington Bridge last year, apparently as a political payback... Read More
A new poll out Monday shows that opinions of Chris Christie haven’t changed much in the days since the emergence of the GWB scandal. Read More
States whose governments resist Obamacare also hinder efforts to get people signed up for health insurance, a new study reports. Read More
Congressional negotiators late Monday announced an agreement on a massive government funding bill that would keep the government running through Sept. 30, 2014. Read More
Texas state Sen. Dan Patrick says he raised nearly $1.7 million over the past six months for his lieutenant governor campaign. Read More
Fort Worth Sen. Wendy Davis has endorsed David Alameel in the Democratic primary race for the U.S. Senate. Read More
New Jersey lawmakers are forming a special committee to investigate the role that politics played in the closing of lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge, which caused massive traffic jams and has spiraled into a... Read More
Vice President Joe Biden saluted Ariel Sharon's his “indomitable” spirit and reiterated America’s commitment to Israel in a speech at the former prime minister's state memorial service on Monday. Read More
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani says he finds it "pretty darn credible" that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie didn't know about an apparently politically motivated plan to create traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge, even... Read More
Democrats are hoping to lay the anguish of people caught in the cycle of using payday loans at the feet of Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott. Read More
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz told a conservative conference in Austin Friday that President Barack Obama is lawless, dangerous and terrifying, providing the right-wing rhetoric to his base that makes him so popular in his home state. Read More
The four candidates in the Republican Primary for Texas Lieutenant Governor will square off in The Texas Debates: Race for Lieutenant Governor on Monday, January 27, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. CT. Read More
NBC News' Tracie Potts highlights some of the Texas representatives whose net worth runs into the millions.
Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds (D-Bath) is sharing for the first time the details of a brutal attack that left him injured and fighting to reform Virginia's mental health system. Deeds, who was stabbed by son Austin... Read More
Wendy Davis made the first policy announcement of her campaign Thursday, offering proposals aimed at luring new public school teachers with guaranteed college admission, teaching jobs and loan forgiveness. Read More
An appointee of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at the center of an apparent effort to trigger horrific traffic on the George Washington Bridge as political payback was grilled by state lawmakers Thursday, but he declined to answer... Read More
Take a look at some of the most notable celebrities, politicians and athletes who've made public apologies.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is set to announce the education agenda that he wants Texas senators to pursue in 2014. Read More
Republicans who helped keep a bill to restore long-term jobless aid alive earlier this week say they won't stay on Democrats' side unless the legislation's backers find a way to pay for the $6.4 billion program. Read More
The Obama administration Wednesday issued new guidelines on classroom discipline, seeking to end the apparent disparities in how students of different races are punished for violating school rules. Read More
State Sen. Wendy Davis announced several education proposals Thursday at the University of Texas at Arlington. The Fort Worth Democrat is the front-runner for the Democratic nomination to replace Read More
The number of countries that possess nuclear materials that terrorists could use to create a nuclear weapon has decreased since 2012, according to a report released by a nonpartisan group on Wednesday Read More
Counselors who help Texas residents sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act criticized proposed state rules Monday that would require them to undergo additional training and pay fees, saying the regulations would... Read More
Sure, you know about Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sonny Bono. Check out these other celebrities turned politicians (and those eying a run for office).
One political era ended and a new one began Monday as Martin Walsh was sworn in as the city's new mayor, succeeding Thomas Menino, Boston's longest-serving chief executive, who retired after more than two decades in office. "I will Read More
Congress returns to work Monday after being away for more than two weeks, beginning the second year of a session known for its rancor and lack of productivity Read More
Liz Cheney, whose bid to unseat Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi upset members of the Republican Party, is dropping out of the Senate primary, NBC News reported. She cited "serious health issues." Read More
Outgoing Texas Secretary of State John Steen has been given a five-year term on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Read More
The mayor of a Dallas-area suburb is receiving a lot of attention after declaring 2014 the "Year of the Bible." Flower Mound Mayor Tom Hayden made a proclamation during a regularly scheduled city council meeting last... Read More
Carmen Farina was appointed Monday to one of the most closely watched posts in New York City government, leading the city's school system. During 12 years in office that ended Tuesday, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his schools... Read More
Newly minted mayors across the U.S. must handle the winter storm barreling down on the Midwest and Northeast as one of their first tasks--and it's a daunting one. Read More
Voice-over-Internet calling service Skype was apparently the target of hackers Wednesday, with its blog and social media accounts bearing messages accusing Skype's owner, Microsoft Corp., of spying for "the governments." Read More
The year 2014 will be a critical test of America's foreign policy, with political tensions gripping countries all across the world. Read More
Gov. Rick Perry says the nation's new health care law has dampened the optimism he normally feels with the coming of a new year. Read More
Forget whether Hillary Clinton could win the White House in 2016. In 2014, two Texas Democrats are going for a new kind of history: Winning as an all-female ticket for governor and lieutenant Read More
President Barack Obama will still be president, and hopes are dim that his toxic relationship with the GOP will improve. Plus, Congress' bipartisan achievements lately have been few and far between — and quite modest, like... Read More
U.S. health official Michelle Snyder, who oversaw the building of the troubled Obamacare website, HealthCare.gov, is retiring from her job as chief operating officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services... Read More
The deaths this year of three major Texas Republican donors, including a billionaire who died over the weekend, could signal a generational change for party kingmakers in the nation's largest GOP stronghold. Read More
Sen. Ted Cruz is moving to drop his Canadian citizenship. Read More
A new report says Mayor Michael Bloomberg has spent $650 million of his own fortune on New York City over the course of three terms in office. Sorting through public documents, philanthropy databases and other records the New York... Read More
France's Constitutional Council gave the green light on Sunday to the government's controversial 'millionaire tax', to be levied on companies that pay salaries of more than 1 million euros ($1.38 million) a year, according... Read More
A man who grew from East Texas roots into one of America's wealthiest men died this weekend. Dallas billionaire and philanthropist Harold Simmons passed away Saturday night. He was 82 years old. He currently sits at Read More
A senior Obama administration official said the White House does not dispute a New York Times article published Saturday about the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which found no evidence al Qaeda was involved,... Read More
A Texas district judge was arrested and charged with family violence assault overnight Friday, NBC 5 has learned. According to a Dallas police report, Judge Carlos Cortezand his girlfriend of 13 months got into an argument over the... Read More
Ninety-year-old Texas Congressman Ralph Hall -- the oldest person ever to serve in the U.S. House -- says his 2014 campaign will be his last. Read More
What do 2014's political rising stars have in common? For one, they're unafraid of a good fight. Read More
NSA leaker Edward Snowden urged the U.S. and other world powers to "end mass surveillance" Wednesday in his first televised interview since arriving in Russia to avoid prosecution in the U.S.. Read More
The main website for enrollment under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law has drawn nearly 2 million visits in a last-minute rush to meet an ever-flexible deadline for people to obtain insurance coverage... Read More
Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer and his wife are ending their marriage. The couple, who have been living apart for months, issued a statement late Tuesday announcing the split. The statement reads, "We regret that our... Read More
National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden said his "mission's already accomplished" and spoke of having “personal satisfaction” at the revelations about U.S. surveillance policies in an interview published Tuesday. Read More
The fired former commander of the Air Force’s arsenal of ballistic missiles drank too much, had “associations” with foreign women and made rude comments to his hosts during a visit to Russia for military exercises, an... Read More
Congress is sending President Barack Obama a comprehensive defense bill that both cracks down on sexual assault in the military and adds protections for victims. Read More
The Obama administration gave another break to people losing their health insurance coverage late Thursday, offering a special hardship exemption to patients who want the extremely cheap, minimal plans known as... Read More
Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on Thursday called on a state Senate committee to study sentences for intoxication manslaughter cases after a teenager received probation for a wreck that killed four people. Read More
Russian President Vladimir Putin described Edward Snowden as “noble” Thursday, but denied he had never met or worked with the NSA leaker. Read More
A decision to indict Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell by this week on felony charges has been delayed, according to a report from The Washington Post. The report states U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Dana Boente,... Read More
The United States has sent two detainees held at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility back to their native Sudan, the Defense Department said Wednesday, the latest transfers in an effort to eventually close the... Read More
NBC 5’s Kevin Cokely and the Dallas Morning News’ Gromer Jeffers talk to Don Huffines, the real estate developer who defeated longtime incumbent John Carona in the Republican primary for the District 16 State Senate seat. Huffines responds to accusations that a mailer portraying Carona as The Godfather was inappropriate. Watch Lone Star Politics Sunday at 8:40a.m., right before Meet The Press.
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. Ratcliffe explains why he wants to oust the oldest person to ever serve in Congress. Watch Lone Star Politics Sunday at 8:40a.m., right before Meet The Press.
NBC 5’s Kevin Cokely and the Dallas Morning News’ Gromer Jeffers talk to Dallas Morning News Senior Political Writer Wayne Slater about 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. Watch Lone Star Politics Sunday at 8:40a.m., right before Meet The Press.
Dan Patrick and David Dewhurst are gearing up for a May runoff for the GOP nomination in the Texas Lt. Governor's race.
Attorney General Greg Abbott beat three opponents to win the GOP nomination for Texas governor. Next, he'll face Democratic nominee Wendy Davis in the November election.
Wendy Davis locks up an easy primary win and is ramping up an aggressive campaign against the GOP nominee Greg Abbott.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott accepts the GOP nomination for Texas Governor.
George P. Bush, the GOP nominee for the Land Commissioner, talks about the upcoming race.
George P. Bush, the 37-year-old son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush easily defeated businessman David Watts to secure the Republican nomination for Texas land commissioner Tuesday.
Democrat Wendy Davis has become the first female gubernatorial nominee in Texas since former Gov. Ann Richards.
Attorney General Greg Abbott campaigned for governor in in Fort Worth Thursday, telling supporters he's challenging the ruling on gay marriage in Texas and responding to questions about rocker Ted Nugent appearing with him on the campaign trail.
When asked about having Ted Nugent at an event as he campaigns for Texas Governor, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says he doesn't believe in looking back.