<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Dallas-Fort Worth and Texas State Political News]]> Copyright 2014 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 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:51:09 -0500 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:51:09 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[FBI Probe of NTTA Includes Wendy Davis File]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:47:52 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/wendy-davis-1200-25.jpg
Documents related to Sen. Wendy Davis’ work as a lawyer for the North Texas Tollway Authority are part of an FBI inquiry of the agency, Travis County officials say.

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<![CDATA[Wendy Davis to Undergo Neck Surgery]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:16:48 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP13062509029.jpg
Texas state Senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis announced she will have "routine" surgery to correct an issue with her neck.

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<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics - April 13, 2014]]> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:11:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/lone-star-politics-show-041314_1200x675_223825987573.jpg
NBC 5’s Kristi Nelson, The Dallas Morning News’ Gromer Jeffers and Congressman Marc Veasey about his lawsuit to overturn the Texas voter identification law, the F-35 budget and the effort to have a...]]>
<![CDATA[Willie Nelson Singing at Wendy Davis Fundraiser]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:59:49 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/1-WillieNelSon.jpg

Legendary singer Willie Nelson will be featured at a high-dollar fundraiser for Democratic governor nominee Wendy Davis.

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<![CDATA[Elder President Bush to Endorse GOP Nominee in Ga.]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:13:13 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/george+hw+bush.JPG
President George H.W. Bush is featured in a Democrat's campaign commercial, but he plans to endorse the eventual Republican nominee in Georgia's Senate race, his spokesman said Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[Today's Civil Rights Marches: Different Issues; Same Format]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:30:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/immigration+rally+national+mall.jpg
Civil rights marches of 2014 reflect today's human rights debates.

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<![CDATA[LBJ's Civil Rights Legacy: Long, Nearly Forgotten]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:17:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/LBJ+Library+276-10-WH64_web.jpg
The April 2014 Civil Rights Summit in Austin will help remind Americans of the legacy of President Lyndon Johnson, other than the Vietnam War.

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<![CDATA[Mansfield: Nearly 60 Years of Racial Change]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:22:47 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/040814+no+negroes+allowed+sign.jpg
A Fort Worth minister recalls being one of the black students who tried to racially desegregate Mansfield ISD in 1956.]]>
<![CDATA[Civil Rights Summit]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:31:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/President-Obama.jpg
President Barack Obama is one of the four presidents who mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.]]>
<![CDATA[Civil Rights Law Anniversary Celebration]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:00:53 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/199*120/276-10-wh64_medb.jpg
A civil rights summit is underway in Austin. This year marks 50 years since President Lyndon Johnson signed the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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<![CDATA[Sen. Dan Patrick Says Equal Pay Laws Not Needed]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:57:28 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Dan_Patrick_%28R%29_on_Equal_Pay_1200x675_220499523717.jpg
On day where Pres. Obama pushed for equal pay for women, Texas Lt. Gov. candidate Dan Patrick Tuesday insisted new equal pay laws are not needed.]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics - April 6, 2014]]> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 18:55:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Lone_Star_Politics_040614_ENTIRE_SHOW_1200x675_216577091512.jpg
NBC 5's Kevin Cokely and Gromer Jeffers of The Dallas Morning News talks with candidates Kinky Friedman, David Alameel and more.]]>
<![CDATA[Dallas Advances to Next Phase of RNC Convention Selection]]> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:21:57 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/generic-dallas-skyline.jpg
Dallas is one of a six-pack of cities still in the running to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.]]>
<![CDATA[Ted Cruz at Liberty University]]> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:48:56 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Ted_Cruz_at_Liberty_University_1200x675_214383683950.jpg
Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz told students at Liberty University Wednesday that “religious liberty has never been more under attack" than it is today. And he urged students at the school founded by...]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics March 30, 2014]]> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 10:05:30 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
NBC 5’s Kevin Cokely and The Dallas Morning News’ Gromer Jeffers talk to Rep. Michael Burgess about the Affordable Care Act; talk to the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate who wants President Obama impeached;...]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Impact of Abortion Rulings In Texas]]> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:35:38 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
Dallas Morning News Senior Political Writer Wayne Slater and his colleague Gromer Jeffers talk to NBC 5’s Kevin Cokely about the impact abortion may have on the race for Texas governor.]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Rep. Burgess on Obamacare]]> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:43:07 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
NBC 5’s Kevin Cokely and The Dallas Morning News’ Gromer Jeffers talk to Lewisville Congressman Michael Burgess about the Affordable Care Act. The physician wants more details about the Obama...]]>
<![CDATA[CA State Senator Arrested]]> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:15:19 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/03-26-2014-leland-yee-leaves-court.jpg
California state Sen. Leland Yee has been arrested on public corruption charges as part of several arrests made by the FBI Wednesday morning during a massive FBI sting, the FBI told NBC Bay Area.

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<![CDATA[Local Tea Party Defends Itself Against Harassing Phone Calls]]> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 00:44:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/robocalls-tea-party.jpg
Hundreds of complaints are coming into the North East Tarrant Tea Party about robocalls, however the group claims the calls aren’t from them.

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