<![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-usMon, 29 May 2017 20:32:45 -0500Mon, 29 May 2017 20:32:45 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Germany’s Merkel Signals Deepening Rift With US Under Trump]]> Mon, 29 May 2017 14:48:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/trump-and-merkel.jpg
Angela Merkel's said Europe could no longer "fully count on others" in a speech over the weekend, a sign of the widening cracks in Germany-U.S. relationship, NBC News reported."All I can say is that we...

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<![CDATA[TX Lawmakers Request Harsher Punishments for Corpse Abusers]]> Mon, 29 May 2017 11:00:28 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Aundrea+Jones.jpg
Texas Legislators approved a bill that will elevate penalties for those who abuse a corpse.

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<![CDATA[Kushner Lying Low After Russia-Related Reports: Source]]> Mon, 29 May 2017 08:37:49 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_17023542554197.jpg
Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner is being told to "lay low" in the aftermath of the reports that he sought to set up a secret back-channel with Russia, a White House official told NBC News.The official...

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<![CDATA[Protesters Gather Outside 'Alt-Right' Leader's Va. Office]]> Sun, 28 May 2017 21:19:01 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/20170528+Richard+Spencer+Protest.jpg
A group of protesters gathered Sunday outside the offices of Richard Spencer, the white nationalist who is credited with coining the term "alt-right."Protesters have convened outside Spencer's Virginia offices...

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<![CDATA[Biden Slams Democrats for Silence on Middle-Class Struggles]]> Sun, 28 May 2017 18:46:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_17148774142321.jpg
Former Vice President Joe Biden questioned Democrats' strategy for representing the middle-class, suggesting Sunday that they "haven't spoken enough to the fears and aspirations to the people we come from," NBC...

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<![CDATA[Scandal in the WH? Clinton Aides Know What That’s Like]]> Sat, 27 May 2017 21:05:36 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/white-house-night.jpg
Life was hell in the White House.The aides and advisers who endured the last major independent investigation at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue say President Donald Trump and his team are not prepared for how...

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<![CDATA[Trump to Set Up 'War Room' to Deal With Russia Questions]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 16:38:52 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tru4AP_171015770945195.jpg
The White House is preparing to establish a "war room" to combat questions about ties between Russia and President Donald Trump's campaign, Reuters reported.The news agency cited administration officials...

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<![CDATA[Three Moments From Hillary Clinton's Commencement Address]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 14:19:20 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/hillaryclintonthumbspeech.jpg
Hillary Clinton's commencement address at Wellesley College included remarks about President Trump's proposed budget, life after the election and a comparison between President Trump and President Nixon.]]>
<![CDATA[Republican Wins House Seat, Apologizes After Assault Charge]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 16:45:46 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/giGettyImages-687778650.jpg
Republican Greg Gianforte won Montana's special congressional election late Thursday barely a day after he was charged with misdemeanor assault following accusations that he body-slammed a reporter, NBC...

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<![CDATA[Kushner Under FBI Scrutiny in Russia Probe: Officials]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 17:51:55 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/jared-kushner.jpg
Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and one of his senior advisers, has come under FBI scrutiny in the Russia investigation, multiple U.S. officials told NBC News.Investigators believe Kushner has...

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<![CDATA[Gov. Abbott: 'Way Premature' to Speculate on Special Session]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 17:51:56 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/gov+abbott+052517.jpg
With just four days left to go in the Texas legislative session, Gov. Greg Abbott thinks there is enough time to pass property tax reform and a "privacy" bill.

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<![CDATA[Joe Lieberman Withdraws Name From FBI Director Search]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 12:05:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/200*120/53089455.jpg
Former Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman has withdrawn his name from the running for FBI director.The confirmation comes after reports that President Donald Trump is expected to retain Marc Kasowitz as...

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<![CDATA[Ben Carson Calls Poverty 'State of Mind']]> Thu, 25 May 2017 06:07:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/631548198-Ben-Carson-Senate-Hearing-Housing.jpg
Ben Carson, the secretary of housing and urban development, is facing criticism after calling poverty a "state of mind," NBC News reported.Carson was asked in a SiriusXM radio interview with Armstrong Williams...

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<![CDATA[DCS Legislation Will Bring Chaos, Cost Increases: Mullins]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 04:17:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Leatha+Mullins.jpg
Dallas County Schools Interim Superintendent Leatha Mullins says if proposed legislation to dissolve the agency passes it will create chaos for the families of 76,000 students who depend on them each day.

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<![CDATA[Trump Failing to Track Foreign Cash at His Hotels]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 12:25:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/603142230-trump-international-hotel-DC.jpg
Just before taking office, President Donald Trump promised to donate all profits earned from foreign governments back to the U.S. Treasury.But MSNBC has learned the Trump Organization is not tracking...

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<![CDATA[Families Fear Fallout From Health Care Changes]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 10:32:56 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Alba_Somoza.jpg
Peter Hodge’s two daughters fight cystic fibrosis daily, their medications, doctor visits and hospitalizations costing about $1 million in health care benefits a year. Should the Republican-controlled Senate...

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<![CDATA['Feed Oak Cliff' Fights for Grocery Store in South Dallas]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 13:38:01 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/oak-cliff-food-desert.jpg
Anga Sanders, founder of "Feed Oak Cliff," is on a mission to bring fresh food and produce to her community.

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<![CDATA[Trump Team Stands by Budget’s $2 Trillion Math Error]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 12:07:45 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mickmulvaneyfeuerherd.jpg
President Donald Trump's newly unveiled budget contains a massive accounting error that uses the same money twice for two different purposes, NBC News reported. Based on its supersized projections of 3 percent...

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<![CDATA[Donald Trump’s Budget Breaks These 7 Campaign Promises]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 18:58:23 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_17075720853888-wall.jpg
The White House took pains to insist that the 2018 budget blueprint is keeping campaign promises, NBC News reported.Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said that the president is making good on his vow to save...]]>