Houston debate pits San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro against state Sen. Dan Patrick. Read More
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is heading onto the home turf of two other future potential White House contenders, Ted Cruz and Rick Perry. Read More
A Texas judge is expected to seat a grand jury in an investigation into whether Republican Gov. Rick Perry abused his power by vetoing funding for public corruption prosecutors. Read More
Emails show that plans for a Ted Nugent concert in East Texas were canceled after the shock rocker drew criticism for calling President Barack Obama a "subhuman mongrel." Read More
Wendy Davis called Saturday for offering pre-kindergarten programs for all Texas youngsters despite the steep price tag -- saying anything less would doom many students to failure later in school. Read More
NBC 5’s Kristi Nelson, The Dallas Morning News’ Gromer Jeffers and Congressman Marc Veasey about his lawsuit to overturn the Texas voter identification law, the F-35 budget and the effort to have a Hispanic represented congressional district in North Texas.
Who would throw a shoe at Hillary Clinton mid-speech at an industry conference? An Arizona woman named Alison Ernst, apparently. Read More
Legendary singer Willie Nelson will be featured at a high-dollar fundraiser for Democratic governor nominee Wendy Davis. Read More
With a single phrase of compassion for immigrants in the U.S. illegally, Jeb Bush has prompted questions about his viability as a potential presidential contender and underscored how divisive the immigration issue remains for... Read More
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn spent $5.5 million during crunch time of Texas' Republican primary. Read More
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
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
President Barack Obama met with Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor, Thursday. Read More
Civil rights marches of 2014 reflect today's human rights debates. Read More
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
A Fort Worth minister recalls being one of the black students who tried to racially desegregate Mansfield ISD in 1956. Read More
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
NBC 5's Kevin Cokely and Gromer Jeffers of The Dallas Morning News talks with candidates Kinky Friedman, David Alameel and more.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is speaking at the Associated Press Managing Editors annual meeting. Read More
Texas lawmakers want to see what they can do to attract more venture capitalists to the state. Read More
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
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
Dallas is one of a six-pack of cities still in the running to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. Read More
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.
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
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
Republican Greg Abbott is ready to shift the Texas governor's race back to education -- but not over classroom spending cuts. Read More
Top business associations representing Texas retailers, restaurants and hotels are forming a coalition to press for immigration reform. Read More
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.
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.
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.
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
A federal appeals court has upheld Texas' tough new abortion restrictions. Read More
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
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
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
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
The Texas House is beefing up its online broadcasts, allowing an unlimited number of viewers to follow floor action from afar. Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Dallas could emerge as the front runner among eight cities vying to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. Read More
Dallas is set to make their bid for the 2016 Republican National Convention on Friday.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and his Republican runoff rival, state Sen. Dan Patrick, are making a relatively rare joint appearance. Read More
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
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
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
Texas tea party darling U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is making his fourth trip to Iowa in eight months. Read More
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Rick Perry says Republican governors like him are leading the nation's economic recovery. Read More
Two more Texas abortions clinics are closing because of new restrictions placed on the facilities by the Republican-controlled Legislature. Read More
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
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
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
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
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is the first new Republican nominee for the state's governor in more than a decade. Read More
Yet another Bush may be rising among the ranks in Texas politics. Read More
Texas Democrats have nominated Houston attorney Sam Houston for state attorney general. Read More
Texas Democrats have nominated party activist and organizer Steve Brown for an open seat on the state Railroad Commission. Read More
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
Lone Star Politics anchored by NBC'S Kristi Nelson and Gromer Jeffers of The Dallas Morning News
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
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.
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
NBC 5’s Kristi Nelson and Gromer Jeffers from The Dallas Morning News ask GOP Agriculture Commissioner candidate Sid Miller why he enlisted Ted Nugent to be his campaign treasurer. Watch Lone Star Politics Sunday at 8:40 a.m. on NBC 5.
NBC 5’s Kristi Nelson and Gromer Jeffers from The Dallas Morning News ask GOP Agriculture Commissioner candidate Sid Miller why he called on Gov. Perry to be prepared to deploy the National Guard to keep the federal government from seizing land long the Red River. Watch Lone Star Politics Sunday at 8:40 a.m. on NBC 5.
NBC 5’s Kristi Nelson and Gromer Jeffers from The Dallas Morning News ask Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price why she’s asking voters to approve a $292 million bond issue next month. Watch Lone Star Politics Sunday at 8:40 a.m. on NBC 5
The closing ceremony of the Civil Rights Summit in Austin honored the legacy of President Lyndon B. Johnson.
President Barack Obama is back in Washington after attending Civil Right Summit in Texas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.