<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Dallas-Fort Worth and Texas State Political News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/politics http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.comen-usTue, 26 Sep 2017 07:34:27 -0500Tue, 26 Sep 2017 07:34:27 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[WH Aides Used Private Emails for Official Work: Reports]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 21:05:02 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/kushner-blank.jpg
White House aides regularly used personal devices for official business, while at least six close advisers to President Donald Trump occasionally used private email addresses, both Politico and the New...

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<![CDATA[Photo of Chicago Cops Kneeling, Raising Fists Prompts Reprimand]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 23:31:18 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/copskneelinginsta0925.jpg
Two Chicago police officers face disciplinary action after taking a knee and putting their fists in the air in a photo shared on social media, authorities confirmed Monday.The image was posted to the Instagram...

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<![CDATA[Twitter Promises to Clarify Rules in Wake of Trump Tweets]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 20:52:30 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/632863052-realdonaldtrump-potus-donald-trump-twitter.jpg
Twitter said Monday that President Donald Trump's weekend tweet warning that North Korea "won't be around much longer!" didn't violate its terms of service, which it said it would clarify publicly at a...

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<![CDATA[Protesters Removed From Senate Health Care Bill Hearing]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:10:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/US-Health-Care-2-CR-150637884759400002.jpg
Protesters chanting "No cuts for Medicaid, save our liberty!" were forcibly removed from the Senate Finance Committee room Monday as lawmakers attempted to convene a hearing into the Republican Graham...]]>
<![CDATA[WWII Vet, 97, Takes a Knee to Support NFL Protests]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:57:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ww2-vet-takes-knee.jpg
A photo of a 97-year-old WWII veteran kneeling to show solidarity with protesting NFL players is being shared widely on social media after the vet's grandson posted it to Twitter Sunday night.

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<![CDATA[Memorable Protests by Athletes Through the Years]]> Tue, 26 Sep 2017 06:34:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/kapernick_gallery.jpg
After President Donald Trump demanded that the NFL fire athletes who do not stand during the national anthem, more than 200 players knelt, sat or otherwise expressed protest during Sunday games across the...

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<![CDATA[Mavs Media Day: Cuban on Trump, Players Having a Voice]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 22:11:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Dirk_Nowitzki_on_20_Years_in_Dallas_1200x675_1054486595593.jpg
Following a weekend of protests, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he wants to give his players a platform to share their thoughts and views on popular issues.
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<![CDATA[Republicans May Introduce New Health Care Law Wednesday]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:41:27 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_trumpam0925_1920x1080.jpg
Republicans may introduce another plan to repeal and replace Obamacare as early as Wednesday.Senators Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., wrote the bill, which relies on block grants to the...]]>
<![CDATA[Trump's 'Kneel' Attack Gives Base Reason to Stand: Analysis]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 02:44:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/donaldtrumprallyfeuerherd.jpg
After his racially charged confrontation with athletes and sports teams about kneeling during the national anthem, President Donald Trump is getting a much-needed morale boost from his supporters who see...

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<![CDATA[White House ‘Planning’ on Health Care Vote This Week]]> Sun, 24 Sep 2017 12:00:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/whitehouseonhealthvote.jpg
Despite a rushed timetable and the daunting task of pulling together enough votes, the White House is planning on a Senate vote on the “Graham-Cassidy” health care bill this week, White House Director of...

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<![CDATA[Key Moments From President Trump’s Alabama Rally]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:30:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIT_TRUMP_RALLY_092217-150613334176900002.jpg
President Donald Trump held a rally in Huntsville, Alabama, Friday night to endorse Sen. Luther Strange. Here are some key moments from his speech.]]>
<![CDATA[Rep. Hensarling Makes Headlines for Comment on Flooding]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:01:26 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Hensarling_Houston_6p_92217.jpg
During an appearance on CNBC, U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Dallas, talked about the problems of homeowners who have repeated flood damage, referring to one that has flooded more than 40 times, saying, “God...]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics - Sept. 24, 2017]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:57:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
Republicans make a last-ditch attempt to overhaul healthcare, but face major challenges getting the 50 votes needed. Tensions with North Korea rise as both country's leaders make personal attacks against...]]>
<![CDATA[LSP: Policy Expert Discusses Healthcare Impact on Texans]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:57:38 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
Congress' new healthcare proposal would make changes to the amount of money states receive, cutting the amount 35 states receive under Obamacare. Merrill Matthews discusses how it would impact Texas.  Lone...]]>
<![CDATA[LSP: Rep. Ratcliffe Weighs in on Struggle to Control N. Korea]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:51:54 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
Congressman John Ratcliffe said that he believes China is the key to controlling North Korea, and acknowledges the power of keeping a U.S. attack on the table. Lone Star Politics airs Sunday at 8:40 a.m.]]>
<![CDATA[Could You Get a Visa Under Trump's Immigration Overhaul?]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:14:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/trumpandcottonfeuerherd.jpg
A wall along the Mexico border isn’t President Donald Trump’s only proposal to curtail immigration into the United States. Trump also wants to limit legal immigration into the U.S.

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<![CDATA[Trump Tightens Sanctions Against North Korea]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:51:58 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Trump160921_MP4-150602972917100002.jpg
President Trump is hitting North Korea with severe new sanctions and issuing an ultimatum to the world: If you do business with Kim Jong Un the United States will not do business with you.]]>