<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:13:05 -0500 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:13:05 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Texas Gubernatorial Race Two Months from Vote]]> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:04:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TX+Gov+race+poll+090114.jpg
A tweet deleted from Gov. Rick Perry's verified account Sunday night includes a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney involved in his indictment on charges of abuse of power.

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<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: August 31, 2014]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:45:13 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On this week’s Lone Star Politics, Gromer Jeffers from The Dallas Morning News asks Dallas Republican Congressman Jeb Hensarling if he wants to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House and what he thinks the...]]>
<![CDATA[State Sen. Wendy Davis Packs Food For Guard Troops]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:24:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/203*120/083014+McAllen+Davis+bags.jpg
Gov. Rick Perry said Monday he is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops over the next month to the Texas-Mexico border to combat criminals that Republican state leaders say are exploiting a surge...]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Hensarling on Perry Indictment]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:01:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On Sunday’s Lone Star Politics, Dallas Republican Congressman Jeb Hensarling blasts the indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry as a partisan attack. Also, Gromer Jeffers from The Dallas Morning News and NBC...]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Hensarling on ISIS]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:59:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On Sunday’s Lone Star Politics, Gromer Jeffers from The Dallas Morning News asks Dallas Republican Congressman Jeb Hensarling if U.S. ground forces should return to Iraq to fight]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Hensarling Speaker]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:56:47 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On this week’s Lone Star Politics, Gromer Jeffers from The Dallas Morning News asks Dallas Republican Congressman Jeb Hensarling if he wants to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House.]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Glass Nullification]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:54:07 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On Lone Star Politics this week, Libertarian candidate for governor Kathie Glass explains which federal laws she would refuse to enforce as governor. Plus, Gromer Jeffers from The Dallas Morning News asks Dallas...]]>
<![CDATA[KXAS to Carry Live Governor's Debate]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:17:48 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Davis-Abbott1.jpg
After backing out of a statewide televised debate with Democrat Wendy Davis that was set to air live on WFAA, Abbott accepted an invitation from KERA, NBC 5/KXAS-TV, Telemundo 39 and The Dallas...

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<![CDATA[Study: Fair Park Should be Privatized]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:03:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/207*120/fair-park-MLK.jpg
The Dallas Morning News has learned that the Texas Department of Transportation is starting a study on the costs of lowering Interstate 30, east of downtown and building a new deck park, similar to Klyde Warren...

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<![CDATA[Texas Sec. of State Getting Out the Vote]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:16:02 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/nandita-berry-capitol.jpg
There may be a higher turn out at the polls this fall due to a tour taken by Secretary of State Nandita Berry.

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<![CDATA[Resolution to Suspend John Wiley Price Dies]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:32:49 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/John+Wiley+Price+081214.jpg
The date has been set for a jury trial in the case against longtime Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price and three of his co-defendants.

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<![CDATA[Bush Staffer Touts Rick Perry in NH]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:27:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/edtAP259994489655.jpg
While on the road making speeches, Governor Rick Perry's legal team went on the offensive again on Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: August 24, 2014]]> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 08:54:07 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On Lone Star Politics this week, NBC 5’s Kristi Nelson and Gromer Jeffers from The Dallas Morning News break down the news and impact surrounding Governor Perry’s indictment with The News’ Senior...]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Dr. Elba Garcia on Craig Watkins]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On Lone Star Politics, Dallas County Commissioner Dr. Elba Garcia joins NBC 5’s Kristi Nelson and The Dallas Morning News’ Gromer Jeffers as Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins faces questions...]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Dr. Elba Garcia on John Wiley Price]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:37:50 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On Lone Star Politics, Dallas County Commissioner Dr. Elba Garcia joins NBC 5’s Kristi Nelson and The Dallas Morning News’ Gromer Jeffers to talk about two major issues: John Wiley Price’s indictment and...]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Wayne Slater on Gov. Perry]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:23:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On Lone Star Politics, The Dallas Morning News’ Senior Political Writer Wayne Slater reveals what impact, if any, Governor Perry’s indictment will have on his possible 2016 presidential]]>
<![CDATA[Perry in NH: Charges All Politics]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:03:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/edtAP259994489655.jpg
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is testing his presidential prospects in New Hampshire as he defiantly dismisses a recent indictment and tries to convince voters that he's an improved version of the 2012 candidate...

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<![CDATA[Dallas, HUD Clash]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:45:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/hud-vacant-building.jpg
The DMN's Rudy Bush discusses an ongoing dispute with the Federal Housing Department that would have cost taxpayers nearly $120 million.

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<![CDATA[GOP Staffer in Chicken Suit Faces Charges After Clucking at NH Governor, Senator]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:25:01 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/zona+chicken+suit.jpg
A GOP state committee staff member has been charged with disorderly conduct after heckling New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Governor Maggie Hassan at this past Saturday's Old Home Day

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<![CDATA[NYC Council Speaker Tweets About HPV Diagnosis, Urges Annual Check-Ups]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:34:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/MarkViverito.jpg
In an interview published in the Guardian newspaper, Douglas appeared to blame his own battle with throat cancer on oral sex — although that interpretation was later disputed by one of his representatives.

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<![CDATA[Former Vt. U.S. Sen. Jeffords Dead at 80]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:57:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/James+Jeffords.jpg
The former U.S. senator from Vermont who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent has died. James Jeffords was 80. Diane Derby, a former aide,...

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<![CDATA[Options After Governor Perry's Indictment]]> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 23:46:31 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/10p_Julie_Austin_1200x675_318994499886.jpg
A former prosecutor appointed by Governor Perry talks about the Governor's future after indictment. And a lawmaker questions if taxpayers will pick up the bill for Perry's defense.]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: August 17, 2014]]> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 23:50:47 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
This week Lone Star Politics takes advantage of the combined resources of NBC 5 and The Dallas Morning News to cover the indictment against Texas Governor Rick Perry. NBC 5’s Kevin Cokely and Gromer Jeffers from...]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Perry Legal Case]]> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 21:25:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On this week’s Lone Star Politics, Christy Hoppe from The Dallas Morning News details the case that led to Texas Governor Rick Perry being indicted on Friday. NBC 5’s Kevin Cokely and Gromer Jeffers of...]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Vintage Perry]]> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 21:22:33 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
This week on Lone Star Politics, NBC 5’s Kevin Cokely and Gromer Jeffers from the Dallas Morning News talk to Gromer’s colleague Christy Hoppe, The Dallas Morning News reporter who was there as Governor...]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Perry's Prospects]]> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 21:19:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On Lone Star Politics this week, Gromer Jeffers from The Dallas Morning News talks about the impact Governor Rick Perry’s legal troubles may have on his presidential campaign prospects.]]>