<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Dallas-Fort Worth and Texas State Political News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/politics http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.comen-usMon, 24 Apr 2017 07:05:46 -0500Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:05:46 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Lawmaker Fasts in Protest of Texas Sanctuary Cities Bill]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:47:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2017-04-24-06h40m28s209.jpg
State Rep. Victoria Neave is withstanding from food to protest the anti-Sanctuary Cities Bill that is set for debate this Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Analysis: Can Bernie Sanders Save the Democratic Party?]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:31:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/670413724-Bernie-Sanders-DNC-Rally-Miami.jpg
Boos, blowback and a American flag falling during a live interview have plagued the Democratic National Committee's national "unity tour" featuring Sen Bernie Sanders and DNC chairman Tom Perez, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Oncor Proposes Rate Increase For Solar, Wind Customers]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:31:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/solar-panels-GettyImages-98768488.jpg
Oncor says households with solar and wind power are not paying their fair share and may be costing customers money.

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<![CDATA[California Gears Up to Fight Trump on Car Emissions]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:31:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/134002821-405-traffic-generic.jpg
Even as President Trump pulls back on regulations governing car emissions, part of a broader policy of overturning environmental protections enacted by the Obama administration, California is determinedly headed...

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<![CDATA[Pelosi: Border Wall Is ‘Immoral, Expensive, Unwise’]]> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 11:07:30 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/pelosibudgetfeuerherd.jpg
A deal to fund the federal government this week won't necessarily include all the funds needed for a border wall, but White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus on Sunday said there will be "enough to get going"...

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<![CDATA[Majority Give Trump Low Marks for First 100 Days: Poll]]> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:21:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-642088032.jpg
About two-thirds of Americans give President Donald Trump poor or middling marks for his first 100 days in office, including a plurality who say he's off to a "poor start," according to results from a new...

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<![CDATA[Mike Pence Discusses North Korea With Australia Leader]]> Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:41:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-04-22-at-6.46.52-PM.jpg
Vice President Mike Pence and Australia's Prime Minister have joined forces on the issue of North Korea. They urged China to pressure the North Korean regime to drop its nuclear weapons program.]]>
<![CDATA[Establishment Challenges Dallas Council Incumbent]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:17:49 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Council-Race-Dist-14-042117.jpg
It's a boat-rocker versus the establishment in the bitter race for the Dallas City Council District 14, but the boat rocker is the incumbent.

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<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics - April 23, 2017]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:37:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On this week's Lone Star Politics: State Rep. Ron Simmons, sponsor of the Texas House bathroom bill; Sgt. Mike Mata, president of the Dallas Police Association on the city's pension crisis; and an exclusive...]]>
<![CDATA[LSP: Dallas Police Assoc. President on Pension Crisis]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:27:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/LSP_TZ2_04232017_1200x675_926797891948.jpg
Dallas Mayor Rawlings is asking residents to rally against in a bailout bill for the city's pension crisis. Dallas Police Association President Sgt. Mike Mata says the mayor is misrepresenting the situation.]]>
<![CDATA[LSP: State Rep. Simmons on HB 2899]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:24:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/LSP_TZ1_04232017_1200x675_926760003534.jpg
The debate over the "bathroom bill": Is it a solution looking for a problem? State Rep. Ron Simmons, sponsor of the bill before the Texas House, answers the question Sunday morning at 8:40 a.m. on Lone]]>
<![CDATA[Evolution, Creationism Debated in Austin]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:38:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Classroom-School-GettyImages-470622795.jpg
Friday, the Texas Board of Education will vote to decide what students will be taught, in terms of evolution and creationism.

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<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton Warns Trump Admin. Threatens LGBT Rights]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:32:42 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/hcAP_17096774888472.jpg
Hillary Clinton slammed President Donald Trump Thursday at a fundraiser, saying his administration is a threat to LGBT rights, NBC News reported.The former presidential candidate said the administration...

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<![CDATA[Beyond Belief: The Intersection of Religion and Politics]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:45:55 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/religion+and+politics.jpg
Political Reporter Julie Fine delves into the relationship between faith, religion and politics in Texas.

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<![CDATA[Sen. Bernie Sanders Rallies Democrats in Grand Prairie]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:28:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/bernie-sanders-grand-prairie.jpg
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders visited North Texas on Thursday to rally with local Democrats.

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<![CDATA[Raw Video: Sen. Bernie Sanders One-on-One]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:59:58 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Bernie_One_on_One_1200x675_925698627838.jpg
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders visited North Texas on Thursday and spoke with NBC 5 political reporter Julie Fine about the DNC unity tour.]]>
<![CDATA[Groups Take Aim at USDA for Animal Welfare Document Takedown]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:06:53 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/USDA-Headquarters-GettyImages-71752176.jpg
Thousands of public records about animal welfare have vanished from the internet, part of a government database that included atrocious puppy mill conditions, improper veterinary care and other mistreatment...

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<![CDATA[Ivanka Trump's Chinese Fan Club Worships 'Goddess Ivanka']]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:40:27 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ivankatrumpinauguration_1200x675.jpg
The White House's first daughter Ivanka Trump is a star among the young Chinese population, news agencies such as China's official news agency Xinhua has described Trump as "capable and stylish," and the...

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<![CDATA[Texas House OKs Major School Finance Fix, But Will Senate?]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:43:56 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Texas+state+capitol.jpg
The Texas House has approved a bipartisan, $1.6 billion bill to begin overhauling the state's troubled school finance system.

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<![CDATA[Trump Welcomes Palin, Nugent and Kid Rock to the White House]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:27:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/kidrockandthenuge.jpg
Rockers Ted Nugent and Kid Rock joined former reality-show star and one-time Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin for dinner at the White House with President Donald Trump Wednesday night, an...

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<![CDATA[Texans Debate 'Bathroom Bill' Overnight]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:19:42 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/211*120/bathroom+sign1.jpg
After Gov. Abbot broke his silence on the controversial 'bathroom bill', the legislation has gained new momentum. 

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