<![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 Thu, 28 May 2015 21:27:30 -0500 Thu, 28 May 2015 21:27:30 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Texting and Driving Ban Dies in Texas Senate]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 18:39:52 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/texting-driving1.jpg
There will not be a texting and driving ban this legislative session. A bill that would have outlawed texting and driving statewide never made it for a vote in the Texas Senate.

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<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton Visits NH Brewery]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 17:21:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/228*120/Hillary+Clinton+smuttynose+2.jpg
Republicans in Congress and GOP presidential hopefuls are threatening tens of thousands of small business jobs by seeking to cut a little-known government agency that guarantees loans to help U.S.

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<![CDATA[Jim Kenney Wins Philly Mayoral Bid]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 23:15:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/AP142050022358.jpg
Jim Kenney is one step closer to becoming Mayor of Philadelphia after winning the Democratic Party's nomination in Tuesday's primary. The 57-year-old former at-large city councilman was declared the winner...

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<![CDATA[Should College Be Free? Bernie Sanders Says So]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 18:35:57 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/471658670.jpg
Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announced a proposal Tuesday that would make undergraduate tuition at four-year public colleges and universities free to students. The idea would be largely funded through...]]>
<![CDATA["Hello, Twitter!" President Obama Gets His Own Account]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 11:43:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/obama-blackberry-459365998.jpg
President Barack Obama has joined the Twitterverse. With his second term more than halfway through, the president sent an inaugural tweet from a new @POTUS Twitter account on Monday.

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<![CDATA["SNL" Heralds the Summer of Hillary Clinton]]> Sun, 17 May 2015 05:37:59 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Hillary-Clinton-SNL-Louis-CK-16-May-2015-2.jpg
Nevermind the nice weather: Hillary Clinton was in campaign mode on "Saturday Night Live," and she is taking to sandy beaches and picnic tables across America to earn her place in the White House.

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<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Sunday, May 17, 2015]]> Fri, 15 May 2015 16:01:07 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
Former Texas Governor Rick Perry is ready to run for president, again. He’s set to announce his second bid for the White House at an event in Dallas June 4. Christy Hoppe of The Dallas Morning News broke...]]>
<![CDATA[LSP: New Arlington Mayor Hopes TX Rangers Stay Home]]> Fri, 15 May 2015 15:54:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
Newly-elected Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams sits down to talk about his surprise win over longtime Mayor Robert Cluck. He explains his vision for the city and he discusses whether the Texas Rangers will move to...]]>
<![CDATA[LSP: Rick Perry's Second Run for President]]> Fri, 15 May 2015 15:51:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
Former Texas Governor Rick Perry will run again for the White House. This run will be vastly different from his 2012 presidential bid. Christy Hoppe from The Dallas Morning News tells us just how much work...]]>
<![CDATA[Retired Officer Joins Push to Decriminalize Marijuana]]> Tue, 12 May 2015 18:33:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/marijuana+ads.jpg
Legalizing marijuana in a conservative state like Texas might seem unlikely, but one bill is moving through the state legislature with a little help from an unlikely ally.

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<![CDATA[Williams Ready to be Arlington’s Mayor]]> Tue, 12 May 2015 17:24:20 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/JEFF+WILLIAMS.jpg
Tuesday night will mark the final time that Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck presides over a City Council meeting. Local businessman Jeff Williams defeated the six-term incumbent during this weekend’s elections.

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