<![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 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 05:37:23 -0500 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 05:37:23 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[600 New Texas Laws Go Into Effect Tuesday]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 23:24:36 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Texas_Capitol_Building_34.jpg
More than 600 bills become law on Sept. 1, including those ranging from drones and guns at airports to Advanced Placement scores and money for police body cameras.

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<![CDATA[New Laws Go Into Effect Sept. 1]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:50:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Texas_Capitol_Building_34.jpg
More than 600 bills become law on Sept. 1, from drones and guns at airports to advanced placement scores and money for police body cameras, NBC 5's Julie Fine highlights a few.

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<![CDATA[Critics Scrutinize Texas' Unusual Dropout Rates]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 18:41:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/179*120/GettyImages-89018487+%281%29.jpg
The head of a key Texas business group criticized the state's high school graduation rate as inflated and unsound, questioning a statistic that is a point of pride for state officials.

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<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: August 30, 2015]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 09:05:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
Controversy in Dallas County, the race for the President and the Boy Scouts of America. Watch this week’s Lone Star Politics for a head-to-head discussion about Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk’s...]]>
<![CDATA[LSP: One-on-One With Rep. Pete Sessions]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 09:04:52 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/lsp_pete_session_raw_082815_1200x675_515208259654.jpg
NBC 5 political reporter Julie Fine sits down for a one-on-one interview with U.S. House of Representatives Pete Sessions.]]>
<![CDATA[LSP: Rep. Pete Sessions on Immigration, Perry & Boy Scouts]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:48:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
U.S. House of Representatives Pete Sessions talks about his new bill targeting illegal immigrants who are also criminals. His take on the next President, former Governor Rick Perry and the Boy Scouts.]]>
<![CDATA[LSP: Will DA Susan Hawk Return?]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:43:42 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
Can Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk return? Dallas County Republican Party Chair Wade Emmert and Democratic Party Chair Carol Donovan square-off about Hawk’s depression and leave of absence on...]]>
<![CDATA[Clinton Says Biden Has 'Very Difficult' Decision]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:16:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_697432409813.jpg
Hillary Clinton pledged to run her campaign as usual, in spite of speculation about Vice President Joe Biden joining the race. Clinton said Biden has a "very difficult decision" to make about the 2016...

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<![CDATA[AG Paxton Pleads Not Guilty to Fraud, Attorney Quits]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:43:42 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/paxton-in-court.jpg
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is looking for a new lawyer after a shakeup in his legal team overshadowed his not guilty plea to charges he defrauded investors.

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<![CDATA['I'm Not a Bully': Trump Defends Ejecting Anchor]]> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:57:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_865379311727-ramos-trump-iowa.jpg
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wrangled with Univision anchor Jorge Ramos over his immigration policies in an extended — and occasionally personal — exchange, leading to the journalist's...

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<![CDATA[Fox Chief Defends Kelly, Says Trump Should Apologize]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18:49:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/trump-kelly-AP_511867665203.jpg
Fox News chief Roger Ailes said Tuesday that Donald Trump owes the network's Megyn Kelly an apology for an unprovoked Twitter attack that "is as unacceptable as it is disturbing," but Trump isn't backing

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<![CDATA[Judge: Paxton Must Show Up For Arraignment]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:40:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/kenpaxtonmugshot.jpg
A judge has denied a request by Attorney General Ken Paxton to skip his arraignment on Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: August 23, 2015]]> Sun, 23 Aug 2015 09:06:59 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/LSP+022314.jpg
Rick Perry, immigration and Planned Parenthood. Senior Congressman Joe Barton talks about the big issues facing our nation. Plus, the Dallas Citizens Council takes a stance on how to pay for all of the...]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Doubles Down on Building Border Wall at Ala. Rally]]> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 22:01:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-484797712-Trump-Alabama-Rally.jpg
Thousands of people showed up to hear Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump speak at an Alabama rally Friday, in which the business tycoon vowed, "we're going to make America better than it's...

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<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Rep. Barton Supports Perry]]> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:15:26 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/082115_LSP_Tease_One_Joe_Barton_1200x675_510413891654.jpg
Republican Congressman Joe Barton says former Texas Governor Rick Perry will be the next President of the United States. On this week’s Lone Star Politics, Gromer Jeffers with The Dallas Morning News and NBC5’s...]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Mandatory Vaccines For TX Kids]]> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:03:44 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/082115_LSP_Tease_Two_Gromer_Jeffers_1200x675_510416963949.jpg
Parents choosing not to vaccinate their children is a growing trend across Dallas Fort Worth. Doctors and health officials share concerns. But Gromer Jeffers with The Dallas Morning News says Texas will...]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Poses With Bald Eagle for Time Magazine]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 16:20:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/212*120/Trump-Time-Cover.jpg
GOP frontrunner Donald Trump posed with a bald eagle at his New York City office for a spread in this week’s issue of Time magazine. The 27-year-old eagle, named uncle Sam, was flown in from Texas and...
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<![CDATA[Ken Paxton Re-Indicted in Collin County]]> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 22:13:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2015-08-03-16h31m07s100.jpg
A Collin County Grand Jury has just re-indicted Attorney General Ken Paxton, according to the Collin County District Court website.]]>
<![CDATA[Walker Agrees with Trump on Ending Birthright Immigration]]> Mon, 17 Aug 2015 18:17:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/scott+walker+new.jpg
Scott Walker, the Republican governor of Wisconsin and GOP presidential candidate, said Monday that he agrees with Donald Trump's position that the United States should end the practice of allowing children...

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<![CDATA[Fort Worth Native Remembers Julian Bond]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:15:55 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_415912971464.jpg
Lorraine C. Miller, the first female President and CEO of NAACP remembers Julian Bond. The Civil Rights activist died Saturday at the age of 75 in Florida. Read more about Bond: http://on.nbcdfw.com/UDXouVc

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<![CDATA[Hamilton Park Celebrates 60th Anniversary]]> Sun, 16 Aug 2015 16:56:38 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/NMC_14hamilton_COVER.jpg
When black families began moving into Hamilton Park in the 1950s, the North Dallas neighborhood was the fulfillment of a dream.

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<![CDATA[Sanders Draws Big Crowds at Iowa State Fair, Town Hall]]> Sun, 16 Aug 2015 00:12:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_331484957977.jpg
Bernie Sanders may not leave Iowa as popular as the pork chop on a stick or fried PBJ — but the Democratic candidate rolled into the Iowa State Fair to a crowd that wrapped around to the back of the soapbox...

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<![CDATA[Trump: Undocumented Immigrants 'Have to Go']]> Sun, 16 Aug 2015 07:17:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_879695016320.jpg
Donald Trump would reverse President Obama's executive orders on immigration and deport all undocumented immigrants from the U.S. as president, he said in an exclusive interview with NBC's Chuck Todd. "We're...

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<![CDATA[Trump Calls Boston Mayor a 'Clown']]> Sat, 15 Aug 2015 08:57:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Donald-Trump-Michigan.jpg
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was back in New Hampshire on Friday after a recent poll showed his numbers in the state are slipping. Trump hosted a packed rally at Winnacunnet High School...

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<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Sunday, August 16, 2015]]> Fri, 14 Aug 2015 15:58:20 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
Will campaign financial troubles be too big a hurdle in Rick Perry’s run for the White House … Congressman Marc Veasey talks about being the lead plaintiff in a case against Texas and The Trinity River Parkway...]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Jeffers on Perry's Financial Troubles]]> Fri, 14 Aug 2015 15:28:26 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/LSP_Gromer_on_Perry_Financial_Troubles_TZ_081615_1200x675_505036355579.jpg
Rick Perry is back on the campaign trail after it was revealed some staff members are not being paid because of financial problems. On this week’s Lone Star Politics, Gromer Jeffers with The Dallas Morning News...]]>