<![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 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:10:33 -0500 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:10:33 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[CA Plastic Bag Ban Approved]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:23:56 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/212*120/Plastic+Bag+Ban+Store+Counter+copy.jpg
Police say they’ve accused a 17-year-old boy of climbing an under-construction residential tower that, upon completion, will be one of the city's tallest buildings so he could take

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<![CDATA[Davis Calls on Abbott to Disavow Remarks by GOP Strategist]]> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 11:05:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/092314_Davis_after_speech_1200x675_332571715826.jpg
Campaigning in Dallas Tuesday, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Sen. Wendy Davis called on Republican nominee Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to disavow remarks made by a GOP consultant on Lone...
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<![CDATA[Dallas Council Delays Nelson Mandela Road Discussion]]> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:07:58 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mandela10.jpg
A young man from Dallas has a new suit after shaming a city council member into taking him shopping.

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<![CDATA[Dallas County Voter Registration Day Kicks Off]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:38:53 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/798393511.jpg
Dallas County Voter Registration Day kicks off Tuesday morning with 17 locations where people can go to sign up.

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<![CDATA[Davis Makes "Lone Star Politics" Exchange a Campaign Issue]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:11:42 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/LSP+Debate+Abortion+092014.jpg
On this week’s Lone Star Politics, NBC 5’s Julie Fine reports from McAllen on Friday night’s first gubernatorial debate. Plus, Republican consultant Matt Mackowiak and Democratic strategist Matt Angle...

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<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: September 21, 2014]]> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 08:19:07 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On this week’s Lone Star Politics, NBC 5’s Julie Fine reports from McAllen on Friday night’s first gubernatorial debate. Plus, Republican consultant Matt Mackowiak and Democratic strategist Matt Angle...]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Gov. Debate on Education]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:39:37 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/LSP+Debate+Education+092014.jpg
On Lone Star Politics, two political strategists, Republican Matt Mackowiak and Democrat Matt Angle, discuss who won the first gubernatorial debate, including the candidates’ contrasting views on funding public...

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<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Cantrell on Minimum Wage]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:36:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/092114_LSP_Cantrell_1200x675_331578435854.jpg
On this week’s Lone Star Politics, Dallas County Commissioner Mike Cantrell explains why he opposes County Judge Clay Jenkins’ plan for a minimum wage that would apply to employees of contractors doing business...]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Gov. Debate on Abortion]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:39:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/LSP+Debate+Abortion+092014.jpg
On Lone Star Politics, two political strategists, Republican Matt Mackowiak and Democrat Matt Angle, discuss who won the first gubernatorial debate, including the candidates’ different viewpoints on...

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<![CDATA[New Ads in Governor's Race Hit TV]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:35:53 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/abbott-davis.jpg
In the past few days, both Attorney General Greg Abbott and Sen. Wendy Davis have new ads on television.

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<![CDATA[Dallas Mayor's Spokesman Resigns to Run for Council]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:11:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/sammerten1.jpg
The spokesman for Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings has resigned to run for City Council.

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<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: September 14, 2014]]> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:52:18 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On this week’s Lone Star Politics, Gromer Jeffers and Wayne Slater from The Dallas Morning News discuss the impact of Senator Ted Cruz getting booed off stage for pro-Israel comments may have on his presidential...]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Cruz's Popularity]]> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:16:31 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On Lone Star Politics, The Dallas Morning News Senior Political Writer Wayne Slater assesses the popularity of Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz with conservatives. And Sam Houston, the Democratic candidate...]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Davis Memoir]]> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:09:07 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On this week’s Lone Star Politics, Gromer Jeffers and Wayne Slater from The Dallas Morning News discuss the impact Wendy Davis’ new memoir and a new TV ad from Greg Abbott may have on the race for governor.]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Houston Vs. Paxton]]> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:07:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On this week’s Lone Star Politics, the Democratic candidate for Attorney General, Sam Houston, claims his opponent, Ken Paxton, is not ethically fit to hold the job of the state’s top law enforcement]]>
<![CDATA[Ground Attack Necessary to Defeat ISIS: Pete Sessions]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:47:53 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/091114_Pete_Sessions_reax_Obama_speech_1200x675_328096323996.jpg
U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Dallas) Thursday predicted American combat forces will need to fight ISIS on the ground in Iraq and Syria to defeat them.]]>
<![CDATA[Beheadings Don't Justify Strikes Against ISIS: U.S. Rep.]]> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 06:54:19 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/091114_EBJ_entire_interview_1200x675_328079427949.jpg
U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Dallas) argued the beheading of two American journalists by ISIS does not justify U.S. airstrikes into Syria Thursday.
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<![CDATA[What Impact With Davis' Memoir Have on Race?]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 12:28:02 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DMN_Wendy_Davis__1200x675_326865475957.jpg
The Dallas Morning News' Gromer Jeffers discusses the timing of Sen. Wendy Davis' memoir "Forgetting to Be Afraid" and the impact it may have on the race for Texas Governor.]]>
<![CDATA[Wendy Davis Releases Memoir]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:32:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Wendy+Davis.jpg
Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis is opening up about her personal life as she releases a memoir less than two months prior to election day.

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<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: September 7, 2014]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:43:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On this week’s Lone Star Politics, Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin) reveals he would vote to send American ground troops to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria if that’s what President Obama’s top...]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Sen. Van de Putte on Border]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:42:18 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On Lone Star Politics, the Democrat running for Lt. Governor, State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, calls for more DPS and more deputies to deal with the Border Crisis and criticized Governor Perry’s decision...]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Dan Patrick]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:36:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On Lone Star Politics, the Democrat running for Lt. Governor, State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, claims many Texas business owners worry her opponent, GOP State Sen. Dan Patrick, will be bad for the...]]>
<![CDATA[Meet Chuck Todd of "Meet the Press"]]> Sat, 06 Sep 2014 08:22:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/090714_LSP_Chuck_Todd_1200x675_325741123764.jpg
David Gregory will leave NBC's "Meet the Press" in September and will be replaced by Chuck Todd, who is currently the NBC News political director and the host of "The Daily Rundown" on MSNBC.]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Williams on ISIS]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:29:55 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On this week’s Lone Star Politics, Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin) reveals he would vote for sending American ground troops to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria if that’s what President Obama’s top...]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Chuck Todd]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:23:42 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On this week’s Lone Star Politics Chuck Todd previews his interview with President Obama on his first episode as the new moderator of Meet The Press. Also, Gromer Jeffers of The Dallas Morning News...]]>