<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Dallas-Fort Worth and Texas State Political News]]>Copyright 2016http://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.comen-usSat, 02 Jul 2016 02:59:25 -0500Sat, 02 Jul 2016 02:59:25 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Trump Keeps Settling Primary Scores as Campaign Struggles to Pivot]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19:48:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/543431004-donald-trump-trade-speech.jpg
Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has dedicated a lot of time in his recent speeches and rallies to rehashing past primary contests and attacking fellow Republicans, NBC News reports.On Friday, Trump...

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<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Matt Krause]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19:49:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/070116_LSP_Krause_1200x675_717120067967.jpg
State Sen. Matt Krause talks with Lone Star Politics about Fort Worth ISD's transgender student protection policy. Plus, his views on whether there will be a split convention between Trump & Cruz supporters...]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Wendy Davis]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19:44:55 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/070116_LSP_Wendy_Davis_1200x675_716956227903.jpg
Former Texas State. Rep. Wendy Davis talks with NBC 5 political reporter Julie Fine about possibly running for office again in Texas.]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics - July 3, 2016]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19:04:30 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/070316_Lone_Star_Politics_Show_1200x675_717009475778.jpg
On Lone Star Politics, State Sen. Matt Krause (R) Fort Worth talks about FWISD transgender bathroom policy and the Presidential Race. Former State Rep. Wendy Davis talks about the Supreme Court ruling on...]]>
<![CDATA[Contest Winner to Nominate Clinton at Convention]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19:18:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ClintonSupporters-AP_16173657362901.jpg
Hillary Clinton’s campaign is holding a contest to select a supporter who will give a speech on stage at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia to formally nominate her as the party’s presidential...

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<![CDATA[Texas Delegates Prepare for GOP Convention]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 18:38:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_16171043306152.jpg
With dissension in the Republican Party, Texas delegates get ready for Cleveland.

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<![CDATA[Clinton Maintains Edge in New NBC Battleground Map]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 13:18:55 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/split2-trump-clinton-june7.jpg
With both parties now having their presumptive nominees and with new battleground-state polling and maneuvering to chew on, NBC News updated its battleground map. The result: Hillary Clinton maintains her...

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<![CDATA[Trump's Reddit Fan Club Faces Crackdown, Civil War]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:46:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/trump-muslim-ban.jpg
Donald Trump's presidential campaign isn't the only thing being shaken up. His leading fan site on the online message board Reddit has been plagued by constant infighting among moderators, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[RNC Rule Proposal Aims to Thwart 'Stop Trump' Forces]]> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 12:39:07 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/trump-AP_16165715343393.jpg
In an attempt to block the "Stop Trump" movement that aimed to upend the Republican National Convention, delegates began circulating a draft rule that would effectively lock-in Donald Trump as the GOP...

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<![CDATA[Trump Won't Release Proof He Forgave Campaign Loans]]> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:05:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-542736078-trump.jpg
Donald Trump said last Thursday he was forgiving over $45 million in personal loans made to his campaign, an announcement that drew plenty of coverage.But a week later, NBC News has learned the FEC has posted...

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<![CDATA[Trump Wants Consequences for GOP Rivals Not Endorsing Him]]> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 06:03:26 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TRUMP_GettyImages-543431030.jpg
Donald Trump is once again taking on former Republican rivals and traditionally conservative allies, NBC News reported. The GOP presumptive nominee, less than three weeks from the party's convention, told...

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<![CDATA[Wendy Davis Opens Up on HB 2 Ruling, Political Future]]> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 22:42:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Wendy+Davis.jpg
Days after the U.S. Supreme Court overturns H.B. 2, former State Sen. Wendy Davis opens up about that decision, and her political future.

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<![CDATA[Sanders to Back DNC Delegate Trips]]> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:04:30 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DNC+Delegates+Philly+Money+4+Box.jpg
More than 600 delegates pledged to Bernie Sanders have taken to online crowdfunding to help pay for their expensive trips to the Democratic National Convention to be held in Philadelphia this July.

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<![CDATA[Protesters at Trump Event in Boston]]> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:52:57 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Trump+gif+new.gif
A congressman joined dozens of protesters outside a Boston hotel where presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was scheduled to make a campaign stop Wednesday. The billionaire businessman will

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<![CDATA[TX Lawmakers Working on Abortion Bills for Next Session]]> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 18:58:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Texas+Capitol+2+122115.jpg
After the U.S. Supreme Court overturned H.B. 2, Texas lawmakers are getting ready for another battle in the state legislature.

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<![CDATA[Politics Today: Poll Has Clinton Eight Points Ahead of Trump]]> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:35:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-encuestas.jpg
Presumptive Democratic nominee for president Hillary Clinton is widening the gap against challenger Donald Trump. The results of a new NBC News/Survey Monkey poll show Clinton ahead by eight points.

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<![CDATA[Obama Urges Calm Following Brexit ]]> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:56:56 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/OBAMA_FOR_MAC_1200x675_711548995969.jpg
President Obama urged calm following Britain's vote to exit the European Union.In an interview broadcast Tuesday on National Public Radio, the president, who opposed Brexit, said the spirit of international...]]>
<![CDATA[Democrats' Preemptive Benghazi Report Exonerates Clinton]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:30:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/hillary-clinton-benghazi.jpg
Frustrated by the pace of the investigation, the House Select Committee on Benghazi's Democratic members released their own, 339-page minority report on the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S.

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<![CDATA[Clinton's Possible Running Mate, Trump Defends Brexit Comments]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:04:46 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-encuestas.jpg
Hillary Clinton has a possible running mate, Bernie Sanders's support and Trump defends his comments on Britains exit from the European Union.

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<![CDATA[Trump, Clinton Less Popular Than NRA, Planned Parenthood: Poll]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 08:02:50 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-encuestas.jpg
The Democratic and Republican parties and their presumptive presidential nominees continue to be significantly unpopular with voters, in some cases more so than institutions like the NRA and Planned Parenthood...

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<![CDATA[Dump Trump Movement Planning for Convention Floor Fight]]> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 23:20:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_16171043306152.jpg
The grassroots movement aimed at ousting Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention is planning for a convention floor fight, hiring staff, establishing a command center in Cleveland and rolling out ads...

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<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics June 26, 2016]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 21:25:47 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On the June 26, 2016 edition of Lone Star Politics, a DFW congressman talks about why he took part in a protest on Capitol Hill; State Rep. Roberto Alonzo talks about Supreme Court tie on immigration case and a...]]>
<![CDATA[Rep. Veasey Talks About House Sit-In]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 21:26:47 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/LSP_Veasey_Tease_1200x675_712451651995.jpg
Rep. Marc Veasey (D) of North Texas tells NBC 5's Kristi Nelson and Julie Fine and Gromer Jeffers of The Dallas Morning News why he believes the sit-in by Democratic lawmakers was a success despite not securing...]]>
<![CDATA[Dallas Councilman Talks About Proposed I-35E Deck Park]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 20:46:28 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/gateway+deck+park+dallas.jpg
On the June 26 edition of Lone Star Politics, Dallas councilman Lee Kleinman talks with Kristi Nelson and Gromer Jeffers about a proposed deck park covering I-35E.

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<![CDATA[What Stands Between Trump and a US Brexit Effect]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:44:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/542736486-donald-trump-brexit-vote-election.jpg
Even as Donald Trump drew parallels on Friday between the British vote to leave the European Union and the American presidential election, migration experts and activists cautioned against too close a comparison...

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<![CDATA['No Fly, No Buy' Gun Measure Survives Senate]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 06:15:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GUNS_AP_16173672808809.jpg
A Republican-backed compromise amendment to prevent people on the "no fly list" from acquiring firearms survived an effort to kill the measure Thursday — but at the moment it likely lacks the votes to pass...

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<![CDATA[Democrats End Sit-In with No Vote on Gun Legislation]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:03:36 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/AP_16174600149411-news.jpg
House Democrats staged a sit-in on Capitol Hill for more than 24 hours to push for a vote on gun legislation. But where did it get them?

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<![CDATA[Trump Says He 'Heard' Clinton's Email Server Was Hacked]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:52:36 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TrumpNightlyNews.png
Donald Trump insisted Thursday that Hillary Clinton’s private email server was hacked, but could not say where he learned the information. "I think I read that," Trump said. "And I heard it, and...

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<![CDATA[Texas a Key Part of SCOTUS Rulings on Immigration, Affirmative Action]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:00:09 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/supreme-court-immigration.jpg
Texas had a lot to do with Supreme Court rulings Thursday on affirmative action and immigration.

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<![CDATA[Rep. Marc Veasey on Gun Control]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 08:08:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/House_Democrats_Gun_Protest.jpg
Fort Worth Representative Marc Veasey (D) joins NBC DFW to shed light on why Democrats are holding a sit-in as the House prepares to adjourn for the next two weeks.]]>
<![CDATA[What Lies Ahead for House Gun Control]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 08:12:36 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/House_Floor_Sit_in.jpg
NBC News' Tracie Potts joins NBC DFW from Washington D.C. with the challenges House leaders face as Democrats continue a floor sit-in.

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<![CDATA[Civil Rights Icon Rep. John Lewis No Stranger to Sit-Ins]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 23:44:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/SIT_IN_AP_16174617154578.jpg
Rep. John Lewis, 76, led a sit-in on Wednesday in a quest to force a vote on gun control.And the Civil Rights icon has faced angry mobs hurling racial epithets, jail and a beating by cops wielding night sticks...

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<![CDATA[Rubio Move Part of GOP Strategy to Keep Senate Even if Trump Loses]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 06:21:20 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/RUBIO_GettyImages-515906890.jpg
Marco Rubio's decision on Wednesday to run for re-election for his Florida U.S. Senate seat, at the urging of party leaders, is part of an aggressive series of moves the GOP is taking in the hopes of keeping...

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