<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Dallas-Fort Worth and Texas State Political News]]> Copyright 2016 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 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:41:06 -0600 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:41:06 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Donald Trump Threatens 'Birther' Lawsuit Against Ted Cruz]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:12:19 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Ted-Cruz-Donald-Trump-GettyImages-505043546.jpg
Donald Trump has long questioned whether Sen. Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada, is eligible to be president. Now, Trump is threatening to sue Cruz over it. Trump says Cruz may not be a natural born citizen, one...

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<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton to Open Dallas Campaign Office]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:15:12 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Hillary+Clinton5.jpg
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is opening a campaign office in Dallas.

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<![CDATA[Ted Cruz's New Ad Lets Kids Dump on Trump]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:57:05 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_548795612767.jpg
A playful new political attack ad that compares Donald Trump to a child joins a long political tradition of using kids to make a presidential point. Called "Playing Trump," Sen.

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<![CDATA[Sen. Cruz Relents, Ambassadors to Sweden and Norway Confirmed]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:37:37 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-505046612.jpg
The Senate on Friday moved to confirm a handful of ambassadors and State Department officials, including the American ambassadors to Sweden and Norway after Republican presidential candidate Sen.

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<![CDATA[Eric Garner's Daughter in Bernie Ad]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:11:48 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Erica+Garner+II.jpg
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released a new campaign ad Thursday that prominently features the daughter of Eric Garner, a New York man who died in 2014 after being placed in a chokehold by a...

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<![CDATA[John Lewis Questions Sanders' Civil Rights History]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:52:24 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/JohnLewis-AP_845681499037.jpg
Rep. John Lewis said Thursday he never saw Sen. Bernie Sanders during the most tumultuous years of the civil rights movement, NBC News reported. "I never saw him. I never met him," the Georgia congressman said....

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<![CDATA[Presidential Campaigns Turn to South Carolina]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:38:20 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_politicsam0211_1500x845.jpg
Presidential hopefuls are focusing their efforts on South Carolina ahead of the state's upcoming primaries.]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics February 7, 2016 Show]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:26:18 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D), Texas Congressional District 32 talks about campaigning for another term. Also, David Sanchez with the Bernie Sanchez campaign and State Sen. Konni Burton, Sen.]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Makes Electability Pitch Since N.H. Victory]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 21:11:11 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TrumpSouthCarolina-AP_446723142501.jpg
Donald Trump is making his first pitch of electability after a landslide victory in New Hampshire. Trump told nearly 5,000 people in South Carolina that he could win beyond the Palmetto State, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Congressional Black Caucus to Endorse Clinton]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:38:21 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/508448996-Hillary-Clinton-necn-Viewer-Question.jpg
The Congressional Black Caucus PAC will endorse Hillary Clinton on Thursday, NBC News has confirmed. The group will help her campaign to win over minority voters in upcoming primary contests. Clinton has...

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<![CDATA[Trump Won Despite Ignoring NH's Famed Retail Politics]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 06:31:53 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-509216262.jpg
The governors competing for the Republican presidential nomination all tried to outdo each other in time spent in New Hampshire, staking their campaigns on an electorate more moderate and less religious than in...

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<![CDATA[ATPE Pushing Teachers to Get Out, Vote in Elections]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:08:03 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/voting+booth+2.jpg
With an increase in need for school funding and more demand for accountability, there is a new organization working to get educators to vote.

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<![CDATA['Free Ponies for All' Candidate Vermin Supreme Finishes 4th in NH Primary]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:22:21 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/verminsupreme.jpg
Pony-loving, boot wearing Vermin Supreme finished fourth among Democrats in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary. Bernie Sanders beat Hillary Clinton in a rout. Martin O'Malley, who dropped out of the race after the...

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<![CDATA[Campaign Trail Heads Next to South Carolina]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:05:37 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/juan-julie-snow-new-hampshire.jpg
NBC 5 Reporter Julie Fine wraps up coverage in New Hampshire and, along with the candidates, is looking toward South Carolina.

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<![CDATA[Obama Returns to Illinois]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 21:00:07 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/obama-AP_481030974134.jpg
President Barack Obama arrived in Springfield on Wednesday morning prepared to make history, becoming the fourth U.S. president to address the Illinois General Assembly. Nine years ago was Obama’s last time in...

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<![CDATA[ICYMI: 5 Things to Know From the NH Primary]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:06:01 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Spotlight-Graphic-5Things-Th.jpg
Here's a quick summary of what happened on Tuesday night at the New Hampshire primary.

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<![CDATA[Trump Wins New Hampshire Primary]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 23:25:54 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000010361555_1200x675_619909187632.jpg
After winning the New Hampshire GOP primary, Donald Trump claimed he would be the "greatest jobs president that God every created." He also stated that the unemployment rate could be as high as 28 or even...]]>
<![CDATA[Sanders Wins New Hampshire Primary]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:44:30 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000010361223_1200x675_619865667712.jpg
Bernie Sanders won the Democratic primary in New Hampshire, beating Hillary Clinton. He slammed Republican policies and "establishment politics" for supporting the interests of large donor groups instead of the...]]>
<![CDATA[Clinton Concedes New Hampshire Primary to Sanders]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:44:56 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000010360982_1200x675_619843651985.jpg
Hillary Clinton conceded the New Hampshire primary to Bernie Sanders, appealing to his voters in her address by discussing income inequality and Citizens United.]]>
<![CDATA[See Photos of NH Primary Vote]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 07:18:40 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-509278698-bernie-sanders-new-hampshire.jpg
Voters in New Hampshire took to their polling places to cast their ballots on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016.

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<![CDATA[Trump, Cruz Trade Barbs as New Hampshire Hits the Polls]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:42:00 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/nh-polls-julie-fine.jpg
Sen. Ted Cruz and rival Donald Trump trade barbs Tuesday, the day New Hampshire voters hit the polls in the nation's first Decision 2016 primary.

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<![CDATA[Cruz Takes High Road in Response to Trump's Profanity]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 13:52:01 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cruz-trump-statement.jpg
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) took the high road Tuesday in his response to rival Donald Trump's use of profanity to describe him.

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<![CDATA[Ben Carson Says He Feels Confident in NH]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 13:21:37 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/julie_web_carson_1200x675_619463235683.jpg
Presidential candidate Ben Carson tells NBC 5's Julie Fine he feels confident heading into the NH primary and is off to South Carolina.]]>
<![CDATA[N.H.'s Undeclared: Less Independent Than You Might Think]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 12:36:52 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/24907310025_d9d6fcc234_o.jpg
New Hampshire voters have a reputation of being free thinkers, but truly independent voters could be hard to find in the Granite State. Undeclared voters in the state are allowed to vote in the Democratic...

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<![CDATA[Tales from the Trail: Snow Not an Issue for Candidates in N.H.]]> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 22:41:41 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/new-hampshire-snow.jpg
NBC 5 political reporter Julie Fine hits the campaign trail in New Hampshire.
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<![CDATA[Iowa vs. New Hampshire: Who Better Predicts GOP Nominee]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 11:04:16 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GOP-Primary.jpg
"Iowa picks corn and New Hampshire picks presidents," former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu famously said. Among Republicans, New Hampshire's primary results over the last few decades have been better than...

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<![CDATA[Bloomberg Talks WH Bid: Report]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:14:38 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/GettyImages-501810656.jpg
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has confirmed that he is thinking about running for president as an independent candidate in 2016. In a story published Monday in the Financial Times, Bloomberg said...

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<![CDATA['I Need Your Vote': Trump in NH]]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 18:42:01 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/Donald+Trump+NH+020716.jpg
Republican candidate Donald Trump spoke to hundreds at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, just two days before the state's primary. Trump asked that people not vote at all if they can't vote for

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<![CDATA[Gloria Steinem Apologizes for Comments About Young Women]]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 17:26:06 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GloriaSteinem-GettyImages-508082072.jpg
Feminist icon Gloria Steinem has apologized for implying that younger women have chosen to support Sen. Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton because they want to meet men, NBC News reported. "In a case...

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<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton Calls Flint Water Crisis 'Immoral']]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 16:10:42 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ClintonFlint-AP_578549665494.jpg
Hillary Clinton called for “action now” to fight the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, in a speech she made to a packed congregation in the city, NBC News reported. Clinton, who stepped away from the campaign...

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<![CDATA[Tales from the Trail: On the Road to NH]]> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:30:55 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/julie-juan-lede.jpg
We're back on the road -- following the campaign trail to New Hampshire for Tuesday's primary.

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<![CDATA[Trump Says Iowa Caucus Results 'Very Unfair']]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 16:23:21 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Trump+MTP+New+Hampshire.png
Donald Trump said Sunday that he does not need to win the New Hampshire primary and that the Iowa caucus results were "very unfair" to him and Ben Carson. "There are those that say I actually came in first...

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<![CDATA[Sanders Defends His Foreign Policy Credentials]]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 11:53:19 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Sander+Defends+Foreign+Policy.png
Senator Bernie Sanders defended himself Sunday against criticism that he does not have sufficient depth or interest in foreign policy matters. "Let me reassure the American people…it goes without saying that...

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<![CDATA[Ben Carson Waits in the Wings in Debate Introduction]]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 11:23:07 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/BenCarsonDebate-AP_47261554959.jpg
The Republican debate in Manchester, New Hampshire, got off to a bit of an awkward start on Saturday. It began on a high note, when ABC moderator David Muir introduced New Jersey Gov.

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<![CDATA[GOP Debate in NH: Christie vs. Rubio, More Top Moments]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:04:12 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/rubio-at-debate.jpg
Donald Trump was back, Carly Fiorina was out and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida was drawing attacks after his strong showing in Iowa. The GOP presidential candidates were on stage Saturday night for the final...

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<![CDATA[Fiorina Uses Debate Exclusion As Fuel to Fight On]]> Sat, 06 Feb 2016 15:43:28 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CarlyFiorina-AP_707918705720.jpg
Carly Fiorina told a crowd of supporters on Saturday morning that "the game is rigged," assailing ABC News for not inviting her onto Saturday's GOP debate stage because of her low polling numbers nationally, NBC...

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<![CDATA[Illinois Dems Move to Make Obama’s Birthday a State Holiday]]> Sat, 06 Feb 2016 12:23:29 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/obama4.png
Illinois State Rep. Andre Thapedi introduced a new bill this week that could make President Barack Obama’s birthday a state holiday. The proposed legislation, House Bill 4654, would close schools and state...

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<![CDATA[WATCH: John Kasich's Snow Day in N.H.]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:53:17 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/john-kasich-snowball-fight-new-hampshire.jpg
Considering how much time he has spent campaigning in New Hampshire, it's perhaps no surprise that Republican John Kasich took some time Friday to have a snowball fight. The governor of Ohio, whose...

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