<![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 Sun, 21 Sep 2014 19:39:54 -0500 Sun, 21 Sep 2014 19:39:54 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![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.]]>
<![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...]]>
<![CDATA[McDonnells Guilty on Most Charges]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 17:16:31 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mcdonnell-guilty-AP977255973421.jpg
The corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has him trying to prove that his wife's infatuation with the former CEO of a dietary supplements company is proof that the married couple didn't try to...

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<![CDATA[Texas Gubernatorial Candidates Agree to Debate]]> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 17:56:42 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/abbott-davis1.jpg
Texas gubernatorial candidates Attorney General Greg Abbott and state Sen. Wendy Davis have agreed to debate later this month in Dallas.

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<![CDATA[5 Days in October]]> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:11:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/5-Days-in-October.jpg
NBC 5 is partnering with The Dallas Morning News, KERA and Telemundo 39 to produce in-depth reports about the race for Texas Governor.]]>
<![CDATA[State Rep. Wants to Break Up DISD]]> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 13:02:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Generic-School-pen1.jpg
The DMN's Rudy Bush discusses state Rep. Jason Villalba saying he might propose breaking the Dallas ISD into smaller districts.

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<![CDATA[2016 Presidential Contenders Flock to NH]]> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 11:26:49 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/rand-paul.jpg
A third American aid worker who has contracted Ebola has been identified as Dr. Rick Sacra, 51, of Boston, according to officials with the aid group SIM USA. The news was announced at an 11 a.m. news conference

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<![CDATA[Abbott Makes North Texas Campaign Stop]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:00:23 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Abbott+UTD+090214.jpg
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott was at the University of Texas at Dallas Tuesday to talk about his higher education plan.

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<![CDATA[Abbott Campaigns in Richardson, Releases New Ad]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:39:55 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Greg+Abbott+wheelchair.jpg
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, Republican candidate for governor, released a new campaign video Tuesday and re-affirmed he's looking forward to debating Democratic opponent Wendy Davis.

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<![CDATA[Texas Gubernatorial Race Two Months from Vote]]> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:04:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TX+Gov+race+poll+090114.jpg
A tweet deleted from Gov. Rick Perry's verified account Sunday night includes a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney involved in his indictment on charges of abuse of power.

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<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: August 31, 2014]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:45:13 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On this week’s Lone Star Politics, Gromer Jeffers from The Dallas Morning News asks Dallas Republican Congressman Jeb Hensarling if he wants to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House and what he thinks the...]]>
<![CDATA[State Sen. Wendy Davis Packs Food For Guard Troops]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:24:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/203*120/083014+McAllen+Davis+bags.jpg
Gov. Rick Perry said Monday he is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops over the next month to the Texas-Mexico border to combat criminals that Republican state leaders say are exploiting a surge...]]>