<![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 Sat, 01 Aug 2015 13:34:41 -0500 Sat, 01 Aug 2015 13:34:41 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[LSP: Will Rick Perry Make Cut for 1st GOP Debate?]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:46:26 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
The first republican presidential debate is next week in Cleveland, Ohio, but the stage still isn't set. The 10 candidates with the highest national poll ratings on Tuesday will be invited to the main stage...]]>
<![CDATA[LSP: Proposed Fort Worth City Council Changes]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:44:42 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
Fort Worth is growing rapidly and some say changes at city hall are needed to keep up with that growth. Assistant Manager Fernando Costa explains a proposal to expand the number of city council members,...]]>
<![CDATA[Wait, Mark Cuban and Donald Trump Are Playing Nice?! ]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:59:48 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cuban-trump-side-by-side.jpg
The belligerent billionaires just might be burying their hatchet after a decade of entertaining feuds.
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<![CDATA[Collin Co. Grand Jury Hears AG Ken Paxton Case]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:38:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Ken+Paxton.jpg
A grand jury in Collin County on Tuesday was hearing evidence in the case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, according to a person familiar with the investigation.

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<![CDATA[Community Healing As Former Police Chief Awaits Trial]]> Sat, 25 Jul 2015 22:26:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/215*120/Kevin+Coffey.jpg
It's been a trying week for the people of Maypearl, who are still reeling from the shocking arrest of former police chief Kevin Coffey.

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<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Sunday, July 26th, 2015]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:45:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
This week, the federal case against former Gov. Rick Perry weakens and the state’s top law enforcer remains the focus of a criminal investigation. Hear why Attorney General Ken Paxton believes he’ll be...]]>
<![CDATA[Spokesman Says Case Against Ken Paxton Is Without Merit]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:37:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/LSP_TZ_KEN_PAXTON_INVESTIGATION_1200x675_490956867676.jpg
Legal troubles continue for the man sworn in as the state's top law enforcement officer. This week on Lone Star Politics we sit down with his spokesman Anthony Holm. He explains why Paxton should not be indicted...]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Rick Perry Charge Dropped]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:32:20 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/LSP_TZ_PERRY_CHARGE_DROPPED_WHAT_DOES_IT_MEAN_1200x675_490950723801.jpg
A Texas appeals court has dismissed one of two criminal charges against former Gov. Rick Perry, what does this mean for his presidential campaign. Gromer Jeffers of The Dallas Morning News answers that question...]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Lindsey Graham Destroy His Phone After Trump's Comments]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:37:09 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/graham+screen+shot.JPG
Lindsey Graham won't be receiving any unwanted phone calls for the time being. A day after Donald Trump implored a campaign crowd to call a phone number belonging to the GOP presidential candidate and South...

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<![CDATA[Part of Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's Sentence Vacated]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 08:53:02 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/rod+blagojevich+1+year.jpg
Five of the counts on which former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was convicted were overturned Tuesday. Because the remaining counts were left intact, Blagojevich remains in prison. "The convictions on Counts 5,]]>
<![CDATA[GOP Field Grows to 16 as Ohio Gov. Kasich Announces 2016 Run]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:33:56 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/kasich-GettyImages-471835132.jpg
Ohio's John Kasich, a blunt governor who embraces conservative ideals but disdains the political sport of bashing Hillary Rodham Clinton, became the 16th notable Republican to enter the 2016 presidential...

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<![CDATA[McCain Calls Trump's Comments 'Totally Inappropriate]]> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 09:21:49 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_trumpmccain_1500x845.jpg
Senator John McCain says Donald Trump owes an apology to all the prisoners of war he served with. Trump recently stated that McCain is not a war hero, is only considered a war hero "because he was captured" and...]]>
<![CDATA[Walker: Trump 'Needs to Apologize' for McCain Comments]]> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 06:19:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-473663490+%281%29_scott_walker.jpg
Wisconsin Gov. and Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker said Donald Trump "needs to apologize" for his comments questioning whether Sen. John McCain is a war hero. Walker, who tried to ignore Trump's...

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<![CDATA[Bernie Sanders Visits Dallas for 2016 Race]]> Sun, 19 Jul 2015 17:31:45 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Bernie_Sanders_Dallas.jpg
A presidential candidate's race for the White House made a stop in North Texas today with thousands rallying for Bernie Sanders.

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<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: July 19, 2015]]> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:41:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
This week, we sit down with State Rep. Jason Villalba to discuss the role Texas will play in the GOP race for the White House. Hear his take on Donald Trump’s controversial remarks about immigration and how...]]>
<![CDATA[LSP: Rep. Villalba on the Hispanic Vote]]> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:39:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
This week we sit down with republican State Rep. Jason Villalba. Hear his thoughts on what it will take for the GOP presidential candidates to win over Hispanic voters. Watch the entire interview on Lone...]]>
<![CDATA[LSP: Rep. Villalba on Trump]]> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:35:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
This week we sit down with republican State Rep. Jason Villalba. Hear his take on why Donald Trump remains the frontrunner for the GOP nomination, despite his remarks about Hispanics and who he thinks will...]]>
<![CDATA[Boston Mayor Says Trump Should Apologize or Stay Out of Boston]]> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 11:17:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/walshtrump.jpg
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has a message for Donald Trump: Apologize for your comments about Mexico or stay out of Boston. "I think his comments are inappropriate," Walsh told the Boston Herald on Monday.

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