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Dallas Co. DA Vows to Improve Relations Between Police, Blacks

Dallas Co. DA Vows to Improve Relations Between Police, Blacks

During an appearance on NBC 5’s Lone Star Politics, Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins said he hopes... Watch »

Dec 12, 2014
4 More States Join Texas' Immigration Lawsuit

4 More States Join Texas' Immigration Lawsuit

Four more states have joined a Texas-led coalition suing the Obama administration over executive action on... Read »

Dec 10, 2014
Abbott Lays Out Top Legislative Priorities

Abbott Lays Out Top Legislative Priorities

Gov.-elect Greg Abbott said Monday that his administration's top priorities will be bolstering early education... Read »

Dec 8, 2014
Obama Meets With Newly Elected Governors

Obama Meets With Newly Elected Governors

President Barack Obama met Friday with a handful of newly elected governors from across the country, including the... Watch »

Dec 5, 2014
Arnold Schwarzenegger Portrait Goes Up at State Capitol

Arnold Schwarzenegger Portrait Goes Up at State Capitol

The portrait of former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will be hung alongside past governors at the state Capitol nearly... Read »

Dec 5, 2014
Politician's Ex-Staffer Pleads Guilty to Accepting $7,500 Christmas Card Bribe

Politician's Ex-Staffer Pleads Guilty to Accepting $7,500 Christmas...

The former chief of staff for a Chicago alderman pleaded guilty Thursday to accepting a Christmas card containing a... Read »

Dec 4, 2014
Perry Orders State Agencies to Verify Employee Status

Perry Orders State Agencies to Verify Employee Status

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Wednesday announced an executive order directing state agencies to use E-Verify to check the... Watch »

Dec 3, 2014
Abbott Leads Coalition Suing Obama Administration

Abbott Leads Coalition Suing Obama Administration

Texas is leading a 17-state coalition suing over President Barack Obama's recently announced executive actions on... Watch »

Dec 3, 2014
Jeb Bush Condemns Obama Immigration Order

Jeb Bush Condemns Obama Immigration Order

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Monday condemned President Barack Obama's recent immigration order for going... Read »

Dec 2, 2014
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings to Seek Re-Election

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings to Seek Re-Election

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says he'll seek re-election next year. Watch »

Dec 2, 2014
Optimus Prime Among Write-Ins for Texas Gov.

Optimus Prime Among Write-Ins for Texas Gov.

One Denton County voter was apparently looking a little too hard for a transformative leader for governor this year:... Read »

Dec 2, 2014
Texas Lawmakers Set $94.3 Billion Budget Cap

Texas Lawmakers Set $94.3 Billion Budget Cap

Lawmakers have capped key parts of the next state budget at nearly $94.3 billion, up almost $10 billion from the... Read »

Dec 1, 2014
Lone Star Politics: November 30, 2014

Lone Star Politics: November 30, 2014

On Lone Star Politics, Congressman Michael Burgess (R-Lewisville) talks about a possible congressional showdown with... Watch »

Nov 30, 2014
One-On-One With Lt. Gov.-Elect Dan Patrick

One-On-One With Lt. Gov.-Elect Dan Patrick

NBC 5's Meredith Land sat down with Lt. Governor-Elect Dan Patrick for a one-on-one interview. Watch »

Nov 27, 2014
George P. Bush Plans Office Reorganization, Job Cuts

George P. Bush Plans Office Reorganization, Job Cuts

Texas Land Commissioner-elect George P. Bush plans to consolidate three of the agency's previous divisions into... Read »

Nov 24, 2014
Lone Star Politics: November 23, 2014

Lone Star Politics: November 23, 2014

On this week’s Lone Star Politics, two Hispanic activists with very different takes on President Obama’s decision to... Watch »

Nov 23, 2014
Illinois Pension Overhaul Ruled Unconstitutional

Illinois Pension Overhaul Ruled Unconstitutional

An Illinois judge ruled Friday that a law intended to fix the nation's worst state employee pension crisis violates... Watch »

Nov 21, 2014
With All Ballots Counted, SoCal City Council Race Locked in Tie

With All Ballots Counted, SoCal City Council Race Locked in Tie

The razor-thin race for a Chula Vista City Council seat has ended in a tie, two weeks after Election Day, San Diego... Watch »

Nov 20, 2014
VIDEO: Democrat Jim Webb to Explore 2016 White House Run

VIDEO: Democrat Jim Webb to Explore 2016 White House Run

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb launched an exploratory committee to consider a Democratic presidential campaign in... Read »

Nov 20, 2014
Clinton Could Announce Run in January

Clinton Could Announce Run in January

Hillary Clinton is expected to announce in January that she will run for president in 2016, Democratic sources told... Read »

Nov 19, 2014
 

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