<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Dallas-Fort Worth and Texas State Political News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.com en-us Sun, 03 May 2015 11:57:37 -0500 Sun, 03 May 2015 11:57:37 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Vice President Biden Speaks to GLBT Group in Dallas]]> Sat, 02 May 2015 22:38:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/10p_joe_biden_dallas_1200x675_438441539923.jpg
Vice President Joe Biden spoke to philanthropists within the GLBT community in Dallas on Saturday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: May 3, 2015]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 14:59:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
Can a “miracle drug” help stop seizures in children? Lawmakers begin debating the “Compassionate Use Act” this week which would allow doctors to prescribe cannabis oil to children with epilepsy.]]>
<![CDATA[LSP: What's Next for Denton's Fracking Ban]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 15:44:13 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
Denton’s ban on fracking faces a stiff challenge from lawmakers in Austin. A bill being considered could stop cities from banning the drilling process. Mayor Chris Watts explains why Denton’s ban should]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Can "Miracle Drug" Stop Seizures in Children?]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 15:00:59 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
Right now, lawmakers are debating a bill that would allow doctors to prescribe cannabis oil to children. Doctors think the “Compassionate Use Act” could help children suffering from epilepsy.]]>
<![CDATA[Sen. Sanders Announces White House Bid]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:21:58 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/sanders-announce.jpg
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders discusses his plans to run for the White House in 2016.]]>
<![CDATA[Arlington Mayoral Candidates Square Off in Debate ]]> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 19:24:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/arl+mayoral+race.jpg
With early voting underway and Election Day fast approaching, voters in Arlington have an important question in front of them – who should serve as the city’s mayor? During a debate Monday evening, current Mayor...

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<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Sunday, April 26, 2015]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 09:11:45 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
This week Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings joins us as he enters the final stages of his re-election campaign. We ask him about the Trinity Toll Road, officer-involved shootings, and the plastic bag ban.]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Obama Jokes at Correspondents' Dinner]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 04:09:02 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Obama-White-House-Correspondents-Dinner-1.jpg
President Obama poked fun at politicians, government officials and himself at this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner.

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<![CDATA[LSP: Trinity Road Proposals Headed in the Right Direction]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:25:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings joins us on Lone Star Politics this week as he enters the final leg of his re-election campaign. We ask him about the future of the Trinity Toll Road amid a new Dallas Morning...]]>
<![CDATA[LSP: Rawlings Shows Support for DPD Chief Brown]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:25:26 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
After a Dallas County grand jury decided not to indict a Dallas officer who shot a mentally ill man holding a screwdriver, we ask the mayor about the police use of deadly force.]]>
<![CDATA[Bill to Ban Texting and Driving Stalled in Senate Committee]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:46:49 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/texting-driving1.jpg
An effort to ban texting and driving in Texas has stalled in the state legislature again. It's a bill that many Texas drivers say they want, but with six weeks left in the session it has not been heard in...

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<![CDATA[Bill Restricting Texting and Driving Stalled in Senate]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:43:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/texting-driving1.jpg
An effort to ban texting and driving in Texas has stalled in the state legislature again. It's a bill that many Texas drivers say they want, but with six weeks left in the session it has not been heard in...

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<![CDATA[TX Bill Would Authorize Pump Rooms in Workplaces]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:11:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/happy+baby.jpg
The Texas House is set to take up a bill intended to give all public employees the time and space to pump breast milk at work.

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<![CDATA[Clinton Has Qualms on Trade Deal]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:16:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/l_apclintonburritox1200.jpg
Hillary Rodham Clinton expressed qualms Tuesday about the sweeping trade deal the Obama administration is negotiating with Pacific nations. Without weighing in for or against the agreement, Clinton told students...

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<![CDATA[Gov. Abbott Releases Tax Return]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:11:27 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/greg-abbott-tx-gov-AP574643806708.jpg
Texas Governor Greg Abbott today released his tax return for 2014, as promised.

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<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Sunday, April 19, 2015]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:20:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On Lone Star Politics, Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne explains why she supports a bill that would ban judges from using foreign laws in their rulings, a practice already illegal here.]]>
<![CDATA[Irving Mayor Speaks on Controversial Resolution]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:06:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/LSP_IRVING_MAYOR_SPEAKS_OUT_041715_1200x675_429838403909.jpg
Only on NBC 5, Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne explains why her city passed a resolution supporting a state bill that would ban judges from using foreign laws in their rulings. It is a practice that is already...]]>
<![CDATA[Why Gun Range Owner Does Not Support Open Carry]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:03:38 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/LSP+Gun+Range+Owner.jpg
The State Legislature is set to pass the open carry bill, a bill which would allow licensed gun owners to openly carry their guns. A Lewisville gun range owner explains why he supports the Second Amendment, but...]]>