<![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 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:38:23 -0500 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:38:23 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Indiana Gov: We Intend to Fix "Perception" Problem of Law]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:55:30 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/pence-presser-468206814.jpg
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Tuesday said a bill he signed into law last Thursday has been "grossly mischaracterized" and was the subject of "shoddy reporting," but said he and legislators have been working around...

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Indiana Gov. Addresses Law Controversy]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:56:48 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Mike-Pence-Indiana-Gov.jpg
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said in a Tuesday op-ed in the Wall Street Journal that a controversial bill he signed into law last week is not a "license to discriminate." "I abhor discrimination," he wrote.

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<![CDATA["I'm Not Running": Warren Shuts Down 2016 Buzz Again]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:36:50 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP868875334282.jpg
Sorry, "Elizabeth Warren for President" holdouts. The U.S. senator from Massachusetts on Tuesday dealt another blow to supporters — and rivals on the right — hoping she'll enter the 2016 race, repeating...

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<![CDATA[Apple's Tim Cook: "Religious Objection" Laws Are "Very Dangerous"]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:22:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tim-cook-apple-fortuna.jpg
Apple CEO Tim Cook slammed Indiana's new "religious objection" legislation over the weekend, penning a Washington Post piece warning that “there’s something very dangerous happening in America.” The piece, which...

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<![CDATA[Iraq War Vet Tammy Duckworth Launches Senate Bid in Illinois]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:24:28 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Tammy-Duckworth3.jpg
In a video to supporters, Rep. Tammy Duckworth on Monday launched a 2016 challenge to Sen. Mark Kirk. “I’m running for the United States Senate in 2016 because it’s time for Washington to be held accountable...

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<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: March 29, 2015]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:24:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On this week’s Lone Star Politics, a bombshell report. The Dallas Morning News breaks the news that Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk spent time in rehab for prescription drug use.]]>
<![CDATA[LSP: What Ted Cruz Must Do To Win GOP Presidential Nomination]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:56:07 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz makes it official: he is running for the White House. What are his chances, and what does he need to do to win his party’s nomination? The Dallas County GOP Chairman joins us to answer these...]]>
<![CDATA[LSP: Dallas Co. DA Spent Time in Rehab: Report]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:54:49 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
The Dallas Morning News reports that Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk spent at least a month in rehab for prescription drug use. We talk to the two reporters who broke this story and ask how will this...]]>
<![CDATA[Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz Speaks in NH]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:22:38 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cruz-AP938170470053.jpg
Just days after making his presidential candidacy official, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is in New Hampshire for a two-day swing. Cruz was the first major candidate to announce a run for president.

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<![CDATA[New Bill Introduced in TX to Stop Recording Police ]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:25:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/police+watcher+bill.jpg
A committee hearing has been postponed regarding a controversial bill authored by a North Texas State Representative. Rep. Jason Villalba introduced a bill that would make it a misdemeanor to record police...

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<![CDATA[CA Attorney General Moves to End Anti-Gay Initiative]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:44:47 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/file-kamala-harris-ca-ag.jpg
California Attorney General Kamala Harris asked a state court on Wednesday for permission to reject a proposed ballot initiative stipulating that anyone who engages in gay sex be killed.

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<![CDATA[The DMN's Rudy Bush on Cruz for President]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:32:26 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TDMN_Cruz_Obama_11a_032515_1200x675_418044995758.jpg
The Dallas Morning News' Rudy Bush discusses Sen. Ted Cruz's decision to run for U.S. President.]]>
<![CDATA[Cruz Becomes First in Crowded Presidential Field]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:41:13 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/467344620_TedCruz.jpg
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced his 2016 presidential campaign on Monday, talking about his family, his faith and the promise of America.

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<![CDATA[Sen. Ted Cruz Announces Presidential Bid]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:42:54 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ted-cruz-speech.jpg
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, kicked off his presidential campaign with a speech Monday, March 23, 2015, at Liberty University.

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<![CDATA[Reaction Follows Cruz Campaign Announcement]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:39:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ted-cruz-family-speech.jpg
Reaction has been pouring in since U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced his intention to run for president of the United States.

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<![CDATA[Transcript: Sen. Ted Cruz Announces Presidential Campaign]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:17:44 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ted-cruz-speech.jpg
Below are the remarks delivered by Sen. Ted Cruz at Liberty University, March 23, 2015, sent by the Cruz campaign.

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<![CDATA[Students Protest Mandatory Attendance of Cruz Announcement]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:21:56 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/rand-t-shirts-cruz.jpg
Thousands of students at Liberty University attended Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential announcement Monday morning, but those students had to attend and some made their political preferences known.

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<![CDATA[Cruz to Announce White House Run for 2016]]> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 22:52:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ted-cruz-anunciara-candidat.jpg
Senator Ted Cruz will make it official Monday morning.

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<![CDATA[Calif. Gov.: Cruz Unfit for WH]]> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 14:02:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/brown-cruz.jpg
Calfiornia Gov. Jerry Brown tore into climate change skeptics on Sunday, saying one major presidential hopeful's position on climate change should disqualify him from the highest office in the nation.

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<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: March 22, 2015]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:10:33 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
This week on Lone Star Politics, a Dallas attorney’s fight to win the seat for Dallas mayor. What he says is needed to get the city back on track. Plus, from education and roads to videotaping police, Gov.]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Unborn Child Due Process Act]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:08:03 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
Representative Matt Krause introduced a bill that would appoint a guardian to an unborn child whose mother is unconscious, unresponsive and undergoing life-sustaining treatment. He explains how it would work and]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Ronquillo on Dallas Mayor Race]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:05:55 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
Dallas Attorney Marcos Ronquillo is challenging Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings for the city’s top seat. Ronquillo says it is time to turn the focus to re-building Dallas neighborhoods.]]>
<![CDATA[Lewinsky Talks Cyberbullying, Affair on TED Stage]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:39:01 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TED2015_031915_2DD7163.jpg
Monica Lewinsky spoke bluntly about cyberbullying and her own experience in the public spotlight Thursday, as the she took the stage for one of her most prominent appearances since her affair with President Bill...

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<![CDATA[Feds Probe Ex-Rep. Schock: AP]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 18:13:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP326057663792_RepSchock.jpg
The Justice Department has launched a formal criminal investigation into the office and campaign expenses of resigning Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, as well as his personal business dealings with political donors,...

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<![CDATA[Trump Launches 2016 Exploratory Committee Ahead of NH Visit]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:29:28 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP333051909036.jpg
Business mogul Donald Trump is considering throwing his hat in the 2016 ring, announcing the formation of a presidential exploratory committee. "We have lost the respect of the entire world," Trump said in...

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