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Former Vt. U.S. Sen. Jeffords Dead at 80

Former Vt. U.S. Sen. Jeffords Dead at 80

The former U.S. senator from Vermont who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party... Watch »

Aug 18, 2014
Defense to Begin in Corruption Trial Against Ex-Va. Governor

Defense to Begin in Corruption Trial Against Ex-Va. Governor

The defense is set to start presenting its case in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Watch »

Aug 18, 2014
Perry Moves Ahead With 2016 Courtship Despite Case

Perry Moves Ahead With 2016 Courtship Despite Case

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is moving ahead with plans to visit 2016 primary states and calling his indictment politically... Read »

Aug 18, 2014
Options After Governor Perry's Indictment

Options After Governor Perry's Indictment

A former prosecutor appointed by Governor Perry talks about the Governor's future after Watch »

Aug 17, 2014
Lone Star Politics: August 17, 2014

Lone Star Politics: August 17, 2014

This week Lone Star Politics takes advantage of the combined resources of NBC 5 and The Dallas Morning News to cover... Watch »

Aug 17, 2014
Lone Star Politics: Perry Legal Case

Lone Star Politics: Perry Legal Case

On this week’s Lone Star Politics, Christy Hoppe from The Dallas Morning News details the case that led to... Watch »

Aug 16, 2014
Lone Star Politics: Vintage Perry

Lone Star Politics: Vintage Perry

This week on Lone Star Politics, NBC 5’s Kevin Cokely and Gromer Jeffers from the Dallas Morning News talk... Watch »

Aug 16, 2014
Lone Star Politics: Perry's Prospects

Lone Star Politics: Perry's Prospects

On Lone Star Politics this week, Gromer Jeffers from The Dallas Morning News talks about the impact Governor... Watch »

Aug 16, 2014
Gov. Perry Responds Defiantly to Indictment

Gov. Perry Responds Defiantly to Indictment

Texas Gov. Perry said indictment is abuse of power. Watch »

Aug 18, 2014
Perry First Texas Gov. Indicted in Nearly a Century

Perry First Texas Gov. Indicted in Nearly a Century

Texas Gov. Rick Perry vowed Saturday to fight the indictment against him, calling it an "outrageous" abuse... Watch »

Aug 16, 2014
Prosecution Rests in Corruption Trial of Va. Ex-Gov. McDonnell, Wife

Prosecution Rests in Corruption Trial of Va. Ex-Gov. McDonnell, Wife

The prosecution rested its case Thursday in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Watch »

Aug 14, 2014
Abbott Sided Against Other Sexual Assault Victims

Abbott Sided Against Other Sexual Assault Victims

Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott is again facing criticism from Democrat Wendy Davis over his rulings... Read »

Aug 14, 2014
Texas Medicaid Load Rising Even Without Expansion

Texas Medicaid Load Rising Even Without Expansion

Officials estimate the Texas Medicaid caseload could soon increase by more than 600,000 cases, despite the... Read »

Aug 14, 2014
Texas Lt. Gov. Candidates Working on Debate

Texas Lt. Gov. Candidates Working on Debate

Republican Dan Patrick and Democrat Leticia Van de Putte still haven't settled on a first and perhaps only debate in... Read »

Aug 13, 2014
Judge Questions Burdens for Texas Abortion Access

Judge Questions Burdens for Texas Abortion Access

A federal judge presiding over a lawsuit against new Texas abortion restrictions says he has a problem with... Read »

Aug 13, 2014
Florida Ad Tries to Connect Pot With Date Rape

Florida Ad Tries to Connect Pot With Date Rape

The campaign against medical marijuana in Florida is in high gear as it tries to link easier access to pot to... Watch »

Aug 13, 2014
McDonnell Corruption Trial: Brother of Star Witness Testifies

McDonnell Corruption Trial: Brother of Star Witness Testifies

Prosecutors presented Tuesday afternoon what they say is another example of gifts the former first couple... Watch »

Aug 12, 2014

"Tiger Selfies" Banned in New York

New York's Internet Romeos will have to find new ways to attract mates now that it's illegal to pose for photos with... Read »

Aug 12, 2014
McDonnell Corruption Trial: Aide Says He Had No Idea About Businessman's Gifts

McDonnell Corruption Trial: Aide Says He Had No Idea...

The onetime chief of staff to former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says he had no idea at the time that his boss... Watch »

Aug 11, 2014
Davis Once Supported Death Penalty Moratorium

Davis Once Supported Death Penalty Moratorium

Wendy Davis, the Democratic candidate for Texas governor, is facing new pressure over her past support of... Read »

Aug 11, 2014
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