<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Dallas-Fort Worth and Texas State Political News]]> Copyright 2014 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, 20 Dec 2014 02:48:44 -0600 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 02:48:44 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: December 14, 2014]]> Sun, 14 Dec 2014 08:49:06 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On this week’s Lone Star Politics, in his first one-on-one TV interview since losing the election, Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins talks about his plans after he leaves office.]]>
<![CDATA[Retiring DMN Columnist Recalls Early Meetings With George W. Bush]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:12:59 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On this week’s Lone Star Politics, Wayne Slater, Senior Political Writer with The Dallas Morning News, recalls covering George W. Bush when he served as Texas governor. Also on Lone Star Politics, Dallas County...]]>
<![CDATA[Retiring DMN Columnist Remembers Ann Richards]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:13:20 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On this week’s Lone Star Politics, Wayne Slater, Senior Political Writer with The Dallas Morning News, remembers former Texas Gov. Ann Richards. Also on Lone Star Politics, Dallas County District Attorney Craig...]]>
<![CDATA[Austin as Dysfunctional as Washington D.C.: Wayne Slater]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:13:36 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On this week’s Lone Star Politics, Wayne Slater, Senior Political Writer with The Dallas Morning News, discusses his impending retirement. And he reveals why he thinks the state government in Austin has...]]>
<![CDATA[Dallas Co. DA Vows to Improve Relations Between Police, Blacks]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:13:51 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
During an appearance on NBC 5’s Lone Star Politics, Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins said he hopes to help improve relations between police officers and the black community after he leaves the DA’s...]]>
<![CDATA[Politician's Ex-Staffer Pleads Guilty to Accepting $7,500 Christmas Card Bribe]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 12:37:26 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/generic+bribe+bribery+generic+money+changing+hands.jpg
The former chief of staff for a Chicago alderman pleaded guilty Thursday to accepting a Christmas card containing a $7,500 cash bribe in exchange for obtaining the alderman's letters of support for a license to...

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<![CDATA[Perry Orders State Agencies to Verify Employee Status]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 15:33:10 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/rick-perry-dec-3.jpg
Texas Gov. Rick Perry Wednesday announced an executive order directing state agencies to use E-Verify to check the employment eligibility of current and prospective employees.]]>
<![CDATA[Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings to Seek Re-Election]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 19:26:49 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Mike+Rawlings+Micki.jpg
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says he'll seek re-election next year.

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<![CDATA[Optimus Prime Among Write-Ins for Texas Gov.]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 10:07:47 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/216*120/ff2302580639v01.jpg
One Denton County voter was apparently looking a little too hard for a transformative leader for governor this year: He or she wrote in Optimus Prime.

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<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: November 30, 2014]]> Sun, 30 Nov 2014 08:41:58 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On Lone Star Politics, Congressman Michael Burgess (R-Lewisville) talks about a possible congressional showdown with President Obama next month over funding the government. Burgess also reacts to a joint...]]>
<![CDATA[One-On-One With Lt. Gov.-Elect Dan Patrick]]> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 23:28:11 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/patrick+land.jpg
NBC 5's Meredith Land sat down with Lt. Governor-Elect Dan Patrick for a one-on-one interview.

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<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: November 23, 2014]]> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:51:37 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On this week’s Lone Star Politics, two Hispanic activists with very different takes on President Obama’s decision to sidestep Congress and permit up to five million illegal immigrants to remain in the U.S....]]>
<![CDATA[City Council Race Ends in Tie]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:25:46 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Padilla-McCann-Chula-Vista2.jpg
The razor-thin race for a Chula Vista City Council seat has ended in a tie, two weeks after Election Day, San Diego County officials say. John McCann and Steve Padilla each won 18,450 votes for the District...]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: November 16, 2014]]> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 08:50:03 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On Lone Star Politics this week, three of Texas’ most respected journalists, Wayne Slater and Rudy Bush from The Dallas Morning News, and KERA Managing Editor Shelley Kofler, discuss how Gov.-elect Greg Abbott,...]]>
<![CDATA[The DMN's Rudy Bush on Upcoming Texas Legislation]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 12:19:28 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DMN_-_Texas_Legislature_11a_111214_1200x675_356965443637.jpg
The Dallas Morning News editorial writer Rudy Bush discusses what we might see in the upcoming Texas Legislature session.]]>
<![CDATA[Tax Cuts, Immigration, Guns: TX Legislature Bills]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 12:21:42 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/texas-capitol-tex1sam.jpg
Texas lawmakers filed a number of bills on Nov. 10 for the upcoming 2015 Texas Legislature.

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<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics for November 9, 2014]]> Sun, 09 Nov 2014 21:20:09 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On this week’s Lone Star Politics, the interview you will not see anywhere else: In his first-election comments, Wendy Davis’ campaign manager Chris Turner talks about her inability to get crossover votes in the...]]>
<![CDATA[LSP: Columnists Examine What Went Wrong For Wendy Davis]]> Sun, 09 Nov 2014 08:53:03 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On this week’s Lone Star Politics, two columnists with The Dallas Morning News, Wayne Slater and Gromer Jeffers, weigh in on what went wrong with the Wendy Davis campaign for governor.]]>
<![CDATA[Weary Rivals in SoCal Race Hopeful]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 10:15:14 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DeMaio-Peters-June-Primary.jpg
The long, divisive road to the 52nd Congressional District seat stretches on for its two weary candidates, incumbent U.S. Rep. Scott Peters and former San Diego city councilman Carl DeMaio, as officials prepare...]]>
<![CDATA[The DMN's Rudy Bush on Election Night]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 12:04:54 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Election_State_of_Texas_1200x675_353040963800.jpg
The Dallas Morning News editorial writer Rudy Bush discusses what happened during Tuesday night's elections. (Nov. 5, 2014)]]>