<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Dallas-Fort Worth and Texas State Political News]]>Copyright 2016http://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-usThu, 29 Sep 2016 20:47:35 -0500Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:47:35 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Gender-Neutral Restroom Law in CA]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:44:55 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GenderNeutralBathroom-AP_387290774073.jpg
California Gov. Jerry Brown waded further into the national debate over transgender rights Thursday as he signed a bill requiring that all single-stall toilets in California be designated as gender neutral. The

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<![CDATA[North Texas Congressman Helps Save a Life at U.S. Capitol]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:00:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/rep+michael+burgess1.jpg
Denton Congressman Michael Burgess and Pennsylvania Rep. Tim Murphy, who are both doctors, helped save the life of a man passed out in an elevator at the U.S. Capitol complex.

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<![CDATA[Toddler Trump Gains Fame]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:38:44 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_trumptoddler0928_1920x10801.jpg
A Pennsylvania toddler is gaining fame thanks to his resemblance to presidential candidate Donald Trump.Hunter Tirpak's star began to rise when the 2-year-old attended a Trump rally last April.Hunter's mom...

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<![CDATA[Trump Campaign Says Debate Two Must Be Better]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:06:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/trump_chicago_2.png
Two days after the first presidential debate, top aides and people close to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump admit the candidate's performance was subpar and that he must dramatically improve in his...

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<![CDATA[Gary Johnson Can't Name His Favorite Foreign Leader]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:03:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Gary-Johnson-candidato-presidencial-que-es-Alepo-Siria.jpg
Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson went on the offensive over foreign policy Wednesday night, but not before drawing a blank on the names of just about every foreign leader alive today.Even...

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<![CDATA[How Trump Fared With Women After the Debate]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:35:26 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_16271039934629.jpg
Donald Trump's debate performance did not help his standing among among women likely to vote in the election in November, according to a new NBC NewsSurveyMoney poll taken after Monday’s debate.NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Majority of Voters Say Clinton Won the Debate: Poll]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:43:32 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/clinton-and-trump.jpg
A majority (52 percent) of voters who followed the first presidential debate said Hillary Clinton won, according to an NBC News/Survey Monkey post-debate poll.Twenty-one percent of those polled thought...

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<![CDATA[Man Carves Giant Trump into Lawn After Campaign Signs Stolen]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:09:36 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_trumpsign_1920x1080.jpg
Indiana man carves giant "Trump" into his lawn after several campaign signs are stolen.

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<![CDATA[Trump Feeling 'Just Fine' Despite Low-Tempo Chicago Speech]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:08:53 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/trump+campaign1.png
An uncharacteristically low-tempo speech in Chicago Wednesday, paired with noticeable congestion, has fueled further questions about Trump's health following his infamous debate-night sniffles.]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Tries Reframing Poor Debate Performance at Florida Rally]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:05:09 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-610601852.jpg
Donald Trump spent all of Tuesday discussing Monday night's debate, asserting that he won against Hillary Clinton, NBC News reported."Last night was very exciting, and nearly every single poll had us...

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<![CDATA[Some Newly Registered Voters Motivated by Debate]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 04:16:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/798393511.jpg
Tuesday was National Voter Registration Day, and a few new voters said they registered because of Monday night's presidential debate.

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<![CDATA[#NBCDFWDebateWatch Panel Discusses Race Relations and Police]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 04:17:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/police-lights-generic-nighttime.jpg
NBC 5 invited community members from diverse backgrounds to have a conversation about the state of the country. One topic that garnered a lot of discussion is race relations with police officers.

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<![CDATA[Sparks Fly in First Presidential Debate]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:27:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_debateam0927_1920x1080.jpg
Hillary Clinton appears to come out on top after first presidential debate with Donald Trump.

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<![CDATA[Clinton Wins Applause in NC for Debate Performance]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:29:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-610636870.jpg
Hillary Clinton won applause from supporters in North Carolina for her performance in Monday night's debate. They greeted the Democratic presidential candidate with cheers on Tuesday after Clinton asked...

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<![CDATA[Takeaways From First '16 Presidential Debate]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:39:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/trump+clinton1.png
Ben Voth, Associate Professor and Director of Debate at Southern Methodist University, discussed the major takeaways for North Texans after Monday night's general election debate between Donald Trump and Hillary...]]>
<![CDATA[Most Memorable Moments From 1st General Election Debate]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:51:44 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/PL05Ma_1200x675_773938755547.jpg
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump squared off in the first presidential debate on Monday night. The candidates traded barbs and accusations throughout the often-tense 90 minute event at New York's Hofstra...]]>
<![CDATA[Taliban Watches Debate From Secret Afghanistan Location]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:58:56 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_743351664968.jpg
Taliban leaders were watching last night's debate between Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump from a secret location in Afghanistan, according to...

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<![CDATA[Obama's Hard Stance on Ketchup]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:05:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_16145366840419.jpg
In this uncertain election season with its scandals, attacks and bald-faced lies, it’s refreshing when a politician takes a hardline stance on the world stage’s most pressing issues.That’s exactly what...

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<![CDATA[City of Frisco Helps Small Businesses Grow, Prosper]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:23:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Frisco+small+businesses.jpg
As the presidential candidates debate on how best to help millions of Americans achieve prosperity, there are lessons to be learned in North Texas.

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<![CDATA[Voters Weigh In On the Direction of America]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:20:58 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dealey+voters.jpg
Monday night's presidential debate touched on the direction of America, so NBC 5 asked voters if they believe the country is on the right track.

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<![CDATA[The Top Trump-Clinton Debate Tweet? It's From 2012]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:43:18 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/610601740-hillary-clinton-donald-trump-debate-tweets.jpg
Twitter was abuzz during the presidential debate Monday, but nothing grabbed people's attention like a tweet Donald Trump sent in 2012, according to the company itself. Days before that year's election,...

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<![CDATA[Clinton vs. Trump Debate: Social Media Reacts]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:48:50 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-610601290.jpg
The presidential nominees sparred for 99 minutes in their first presidential debate held at Hofstra University Monday night.Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton tackled the economy, ISIS, taxes and the president's...

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<![CDATA[Top Tweets on the 1st Presidential Debate]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:17:20 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP+-+Hofstra+Debate+16+sized.jpg
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump didn't hold back during the first debate of the 2016 general election. Because most viewers have a habit of watching through a second (and third) screen, Twitter feeds were...

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<![CDATA[Fact-Checking the 1st General Election Debate]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:26:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_16271039934629.jpg
The first presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump certainly kept fact-checkers busy at FactCheck.org. The less-than-accurate claims included: Clinton's dig at Trump's tax...

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<![CDATA[Presidential Debate Outlook]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:19:28 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/hillary+y+trump+12+jul1.jpg
The Dallas Morning News Political Report Gromer Jeffers discusses what's at stake for Monday night's presidential debate.]]>
<![CDATA[North Texans Talk Politics With NBC 5]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:33:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ntx+talks+politics.jpg
From Fort Worth to Dallas and many stops in between, NBC 5's Kristin Dickerson asked people what's on their mind during this political season. We were quickly reminded that politics is a very sensitive subject.

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<![CDATA[North Texas Voters React to First Presidential Debate]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:45:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ntx-panel-voters.jpg
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump met Monday for the first of three presidential debates, and NBC 5 is hearing the opinions of voters in North Texas.

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<![CDATA[Clinton Leads Trump by 5 Ahead of 1st Debate: Poll]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:15:19 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-605904136.jpg
Hillary Clinton takes a five-point lead among likely voters over Donald Trump into Monday night's presidential debate, according to the latest NBC NewsSurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll, released hours...

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<![CDATA[Debate-Day Trump Snapchat Filter Takes Swipe at Clinton]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:38:33 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/trump-crooked-hillary-snapchat-filter.jpg
Snapchat claims it reaches 41 percent of Americans between 18 and 34 years old on any given day.Donald Trump's presidential campaign is trying to win that group over with a new Snapchat filter debuted...

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<![CDATA[Memorable Moments From Presidential Debates Past]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:56:26 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/nixon-debate-P1.jpg
You can argue whether presidential debates have the power to swing an election, but they are a dependable source of images and sound bites that help color voters' perception of the candidates - for good and for...

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<![CDATA[Local Business Gets Political With Piñatas]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:20:09 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Clinton-Trump-Pinata.jpg
Presidential nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are not alone when it comes to preparing for Monday's debate.

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<![CDATA[What to Expect in Monday Night's Debate]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:33:48 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/trump+clinton+hofstra.jpg
Ben Voth, Associate Professor and Director of Debate at Southern Methodist University, gives insight on what to look for and how presidential candidates are expected to perform in Monday night's debate.

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<![CDATA[Debate Details Revealed: Clinton Gets 1st Question]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:19:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/clinton-trump-texas-encuestas.jpg
Debate officials have released the details of Monday night's presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, NBC News reported.Clinton will receive the first question from NBC...

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<![CDATA[Clinton & Trump Prepare for the First National Presidential Debate]]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:32:57 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Clinton+Trump3.jpg
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are preparing for their first national presidential debate.

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<![CDATA['I Hope' My Foundation Hasn't Broken the Law: Trump]]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:27:02 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_16268837219115-Trump-shrugs.jpg
When asked in an interview Sunday whether he was confident he’d followed the law with regards to his personal charitable foundation, Donald Trump said that he “hoped so.”Media reports have found that Trump has...

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