<![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, 04 Jul 2015 08:46:03 -0500 Sat, 04 Jul 2015 08:46:03 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Trump Blames Border for SF Shooting]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 03:14:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/DonaldTrump_Getty_07032015.jpg
Donald Trump on Friday blamed the United States' vulnerable southern border for this week's fatal shooting of a woman at Pier 14 in San Francisco after authorities arrested an undocumented immigrant in...

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<![CDATA[Lt. Gov. Patrick's Grassroots Board Dissolves]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 18:18:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/219*120/texas+lt+gov+dan+patrick.JPG
The grassroots advisory board Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick set up as a sounding board for his tea party constituency is dissolving after a legislative session that left the leadership of that constituency dissatisfied.

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<![CDATA[2016 Hopefuls Flood NH for July 4 Weekend]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:33:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP136093298170.jpg
Presidential hopefuls are going on parade throughout the Granite State this July 4. At least seven 2016 candidates will spend Independence Day courting residents who will vote in the nation's first presidential...

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<![CDATA[Texas AG Spokesman Says Case is 'Political Hit-Job' in Media]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:30:44 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Ken+Paxton.jpg
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's spokesman says a special prosecutor handling the criminal investigation into Paxton has turned the case into a "political hit-job" in the media.

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<![CDATA[Peas in Guacamole? Obama Weighs in on Twitter Debate ]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:15:38 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/guacamole-GettyImages-456804252.gif
President Barack Obama has a message for The New York Times: please don't pass the peas.

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<![CDATA[Donald Trump: "I Don't Think It Matters If I'm Nice"]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:17:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/donald-trump-univision-pone-fin-a-relacion-comercial.jpg
Donald Trump spoke in New Hampshire Tuesday night, just one day after getting dumped by NBC Universal and Univision due to his comments about Mexican immigrants.]]>
<![CDATA[State Workers Can Deny Marriage Licenses: Opinion]]> Sun, 28 Jun 2015 22:28:02 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Ken+Paxton.jpg
Texas Attorney General Paxton warned in a statement Sunday that any clerk, justice of the peace or other administrator who declines to issue a license to a same-sex couple could face litigation or a fine.

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<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Sunday, June 28, 2015]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:02:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
This week, we sit down with Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins about the landmark decision on same sex marriage. Plus Obamacare off life support, what the U.S. Supreme Court ruling means for your wallet. And...]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Caraway on His Run for Commissioner]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:08:58 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/lsp_caraway_on_run_for_commissioner_1200x675_471970883989.jpg
This week former Dallas City Councilman Dwaine Caraway discusses his run for commissioner. Hear why he believes he deserves the seat currently held by Commission John Wiley Price … on Lone Star Politics,...]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Judge Jenkins on Same Sex Marriage]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:07:31 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/lsp_jenkins_on_same_sex_marriage_1200x675_471963715749.jpg
This week Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins talks about the landmark decision on same sex marriage. Hear how the county is handling the rush for couples to say "I do" … on Lone Star Politics, this Sunday at 8:40...]]>
<![CDATA[2016 Hopefuls on Gay Marriage Ruling]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:36:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-478464492_PRide.jpg
The presidential candidates’ reactions to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in favor of same-sex marriage broke down predictably along party lines — with Democrats tweeting about love and Republicans criticizing...

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<![CDATA[Caraway Announces Bid for Price's Seat on Comm. Court]]> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:08:30 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dwaine-caraway-campaign.jpg
Former Dallas City Councilman Dwaine Caraway says he is running for the Commissioners Court and wants the seat currently occupied by embattled commissioner John Wiley Price.

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<![CDATA[Exec. Indictment Sheds New Light on John Wiley Price Case]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 22:54:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/court-gavel-generic-law.jpg
The investigation and indictment of a corporate executive in Austin is shedding new light on the FBI's case against Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price.

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<![CDATA[Raisin Program Unconstitutional: Supreme Court]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 15:06:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP060410025294raisins62215.jpg
The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the government can't force raisin farmers to give up part of their annual crop for less than it's worth, a victory for conservative groups that hailed the decision as a win...

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<![CDATA[ Maine Sen. Angus King Diagnosed With Cancer ]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 11:15:52 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AngusKing1.jpg
Sen. Angus King of Maine said Monday he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will undergo surgery on Friday. The 71-year-old independent said the cancer was discovered early, during a routine annual...

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<![CDATA[Texas Politicians Linked to White Supremacist ]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 11:21:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dylann+roof.JPG
The 21-year-old accused of gunning down nine people inside a Charleston church is crediting a man whose donated thousands of dollars to republican campaigns, including two Texas, for influencing his views...]]>
<![CDATA[Perry Calls Charleston Shootings an "Accident"]]> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 20:08:02 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/rick-perry-012815.jpg
Rick Perry asserted Friday that President Obama succumbed to a "knee jerk" liberal impulse to use the massacre at a black church in Charleston to push a gun-control agenda.

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<![CDATA[Clinton and Sanders Top Candidates on Facebook]]> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 19:00:28 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Hilary-GettyImages-477234226.jpg
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders lead the pack of presidential candidates in early primary and caucus states — at least in terms of Facebook likes and interactions. Discussion on the social network in...]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: June 21, 2015]]> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:17:53 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
This week, we dissect what happened in the 84th Legislative Session with State Rep. Chris Turner. We ask him if lawmakers accomplished everything he thinks they needed to and what they missed.]]>
<![CDATA[LSP: Lawmaker Questions Why Texting and Driving Bill Failed]]> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:01:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On this week’s Lone Star Politics, we ask State Rep. Chris Turner about his thoughts on the legislative session. He tells us what he thinks lawmakers accomplished, plus why can’t Austin pass a bill that...]]>
<![CDATA[Marc Maron Interviews Obama]]> Sat, 20 Jun 2015 09:14:03 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/presobamamarcmarongetty123456-horz.jpg
President Barack Obama visited with comedian Marc Maron in the garage of his Highland Park home Friday at the end of a two-day visit to Southern California. The host of "WTF With Marc Maron" announced in...

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