<![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, 28 Jan 2015 16:19:30 -0600 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:19:30 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Fort Worth Mayor to Run for Third Term]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:16:57 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mayor-betsy-price-110413.jpg
Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price officially announced her plans Wednesday to run for a third term as mayor.

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<![CDATA[Guns on Campus Bill Has Votes to Pass TX Senate: GOP]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:59:08 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Generic+Handgun+722+x+406.jpg
Two Republican senators say a proposal that would allow college students to carry guns on campus already has enough support to pass the upper chamber.

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<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: January 25, 2015]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:41:06 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On Lone Star Politics this week, we break down newly-inaugurated Governor Greg Abbott’s first week. What can we expect from him now that he is in office? And, hear from the Dallas college student who became the...]]>
<![CDATA[Christie Woos Iowa Conservatives]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:46:55 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/12415chris.jpg
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tried to connect with Iowa conservatives at the Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday by assuring them that "you'll always know who I am" if he runs for president. While still...]]>
<![CDATA[Sen. Rubio Taking Steps Toward Possible 2016 Run]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:51:11 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/121113+marco+rubio.jpg
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio rode into Washington on a wave of anti-Obamacare sentiment in 2010. He may soon be hoping to ride a similar wave all the way up Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House in 2016.

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<![CDATA[TX Legislation Would Allow Guns Without Licenses]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:57:35 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/texas+gun+open+carry.jpg
A Texas lawmaker has introduced a bill that does away with the need for Texans to have licenses to carry guns.

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<![CDATA[Top NY Lawmaker Arrested on Corruption Charges: Source]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:21:24 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/silver7.jpg
New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested Thursday on federal corruption charges, a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation told NBC 4 New York Officials did not disclose...

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<![CDATA["Pivotal": LGBT Groups Praise Obama's "Historic" SOTU]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:38:42 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/obama+state+of+union.JPG
LGBT rights activists and organizations across the country laud President Barack Obama who became the first U.S. president to ever use the words "lesbian," "bisexual" and "transgender" in a State of the...

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<![CDATA[New Md. Gov: What to Expect]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:02:30 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/20141104+Hogan.jpg
Larry Hogan was sworn in as Maryland governor Wednesday, becoming just the second Republican to hold the post in more than 45 years. He'll face a $750 million budget deficit, a legislature controlled by...]]>
<![CDATA[Texas Gov. Abbott Celebrates at Inaugural Ball]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 23:17:56 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/abbott-inauguration-11.jpg
Newly sworn-in Texas Gov. Greg Abbott celebrated with family and colleagues at the Future of Texas Ball in Austin.

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<![CDATA[GOP Rep. Slams "Deportable" SOTU Guest From Dallas ]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:52:56 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP060731031104.jpg
A Republican congressman slammed White House over its choice for one State of the Union guest, tweeting that the first lady would have a "deportable" joining her.

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<![CDATA[Read Greg Abbott’s 2015 Texas Inaugural Speech]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:04:47 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/abbott-inauguration-11.jpg
After being sworn in as the 48th Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott delivered the following speech.

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<![CDATA[State of Texas is Set for Inauguration Tuesday]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 05:35:11 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Texas_Capitol_Building_34.jpg
Tuesday, Gov.-elect Greg Abbott and Lieutenant Gov.-elect Dan Patrick will be sworn-in in Austin.

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<![CDATA[Va. Gov. Suffers 7 Broken Ribs in Fall From Horse]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:09:49 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/0115-mcauliffe.jpg
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is recovering from injuries he received after being thrown from a horse while on a family trip to Africa, several media outlets are reporting.]]>
<![CDATA[State of the Union: What To Expect]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 10:31:05 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_sotupreview0119001_1500x845.jpg
President Obama's upcoming State of The Union address is already being met by Republican criticism.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Teen Who Asked Santa for Safety Invited to State of the Union]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:54:02 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/217*120/letter+to+santa+safety.jpg
A South Side Chicago teen who wrote a letter to Santa asking for safety and received a reply from President Barack Obama has now earned an invitation from the first lady. Michelle Obama invited 13-year-old Malik...]]>
<![CDATA[Romney Hints at Presidential Run]]> Sat, 17 Jan 2015 18:15:09 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mitt+romney+rnc+011615.JPG
Mitt Romney is addressing the GOP's winter meeting delegates aboard the USS Midway Museum on the Embarcadero Friday evening, a week after he told donors he would consider another presidential run in 2016. The...]]>
<![CDATA[Millionaires Make Up Half of Congress: Report]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 15:32:59 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/capitol+generic+federal+government+generic.jpg
Congress is getting richer and seeing its number of millionare members grow, as average Americans continue to struggle to recover from years of economic turmoil, according to a new report.

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<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: January 11, 2015]]> Sun, 11 Jan 2015 09:10:29 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On this week’s Lone Star Politics, outgoing State Representative Dan Branch (R-Dallas) analyzes whether the new, more conservative legislature will be able to deal with the biggest challenges facing Texas.]]>
<![CDATA[Maintaining, Upgrading Infrastructure #1 Issue Facing New Lawmakers]]> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 17:03:31 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
Appearing on NBC 5’s Lone Star Politics, outgoing State Representative Dan Branch (R-Dallas) believes upgrading infrastructure to accommodate Texas’ growth is the number one problem facing the new legislature.]]>