<![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, 21 Oct 2014 12:49:57 -0500 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:49:57 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[TX DPS Opening Saturdays to Provide Election IDs]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:03:45 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/texas-voter-id-eic.jpg
Whether you plan to vote early or on Election Day, you'll need identification if you plan to cast a ballot.

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<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: October 19, 2014]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 08:42:20 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On Lone Star Politics this week, Senator John Cornyn talks Ebola, ISIS, and Ted Cruz. Plus, Gromer Jeffers and Wayne Slater from The Dallas Morning News discuss the impact the Ebola cases may have on the...]]>
<![CDATA[Rival Gets Hands on Campaign Book]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:40:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/carl+demaio+scott+peters.JPG
A new bombshell dropped Friday in the race for California’s 52nd Congressional District when both candidates confirmed a Carl DeMaio campaign strategy book, allegedly stolen during an office break-in, found its...
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<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Slater on Davis Ad]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:13:53 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/101914_LSP_Ebola_Gov._race_1200x675_344267843560.jpg
On this week’s Lone Star Politics, Wayne Slater, Senior Political Writer with The Dallas Morning News, says the Wendy Davis campaign may have made a mistake airing a new TV ad that highlights the...]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Ebola's Impact on Governor's Race]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:12:23 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/davis-abbott.jpg
On this week’s Lone Star Politics, Gromer Jeffers and Wayne Slater from The Dallas Morning News discuss the impact the Dallas Ebola cases may have on the race for governor. Plus, Senator John Cornyn talks about...]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Cornyn on ISIS]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:10:26 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/101914_LSP_Cornyn_ISIS_1200x675_344263235825.jpg
On Lone Star Politics, Senator John Cornyn predicts U.S. ground forces will ultimately be needed to defeat ISIS in Iraq. Watch Lone Star Politics Sunday at 8:40 a.m. on NBC 5.]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Troops for Ebola]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:09:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/101914_LSP_Cornyn_Ebola_Troops_1200x675_344258627805.jpg
On this week’s Lone Star Politics, U.S. Senator John Cornyn explains why he supports the deployment of U.S. troops to West Africa to help prevent the spread of Ebola. Also, Cornyn talks about who may be the 2016...]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Cornyn on Ebola Czar]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:08:30 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/101914_Cornyn_Ebola_Czar_1200x675_344242243909.jpg
On this week’s Lone Star Politics, U.S. Senator John Cornyn commends President Obama for naming an Ebola Czar, a person to coordinate the national effort to prevent and contain the deadly]]>
<![CDATA[Campaign Ad Featuring James Foley Pulled]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:58:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_james_foley_ejecucion_isis_syria.jpg
A conservative ad campaign that featured James Foley, the New Hampshire journalist slain by ISIS, moments before his execution, will be pulled, the group responsible for the ad said. Secure America Now President

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<![CDATA[5 Days in October: Greg Abbott on Infrastructure]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:55:52 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Abbott+Infrastructure+101614.jpg
Congestion, a major problem as Texas continues to grow. But Attorney General Greg Abbott says he has a plan, and it will not cost you.

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<![CDATA[5 Days in October: Wendy Davis on Infrastructure]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:55:23 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Davis+Infrastructure+101614.jpg
Democratic gubernatorial candidate State Sen. Wendy Davis says what's happening on North Texas highways is a failure of Republican leadership.

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<![CDATA[5 Days in October: Greg Abbott on the Economy]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:58:52 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Abbott-Economy1.jpg
We talked to Attorney General Greg Abbott about his plans for the economy if he's elected governor of Texas.
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<![CDATA[5 Days in October: Wendy Davis on the Economy]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:58:18 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Davis+Economy.jpg
Democratic gubernatorial candidate State Sen. Wendy Davis says despite the economic growth, Texas tax dollars aren't being invested smartly.

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<![CDATA[5 Days in October: Greg Abbott on Health Care]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:36:55 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Greg+Abbott+Health+Care+101314.jpg
In a one-on-one interview, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott explained his health care plan, saying it will provide more access to more people

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<![CDATA[5 Days in October: Wendy Davis on Health Care]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:35:54 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Wendy+Davis+Health+Care+101314.jpg
In every interview, Davis argues that Texas has turned its back on $100 billion in federal health care money.

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<![CDATA[NH Lawmaker Calls Congresswoman "Ugly as Sin"]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:22:59 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/Steve+Vaillancourt.jpg
A Republican New Hampshire state lawmaker has called a Democratic congresswoman "ugly" and said the GOP opponent in her November re-election race is one of the most attractive women in politics.

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<![CDATA[5 Days in October: Greg Abbott on Immigration]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:30:30 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/166925865.jpg
When it comes to securing the border, Attorney General Greg Abbott plans to spend $300 million if he is elected governor of Texas.

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<![CDATA[5 Days in October: Wendy Davis on Immigration]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 16:12:02 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/183007809.jpg
State Sen. Wendy Davis said she supports much of what Governor Rick Perry during this summer's border crisis, but she said as governor she would have listened better to the needs of the local communities...

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<![CDATA[5 Days in October: Greg Abbott on Education]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:28:55 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/476664717.jpg
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has made his mission clear for education. he wants the state to be No. 1 in the nation.

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<![CDATA[5 Days in October: Wendy Davis on Education]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:01:31 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/wendy-davis-1200-12.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. The first report is on education.

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<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Burton, Willis on Budget]]> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 08:43:37 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
A Lone Star Politics interview with the candidates who want to replace Wendy Davis in the Texas Senate turns into a free for all this week. Libby Willis (D) and Konni Burton (R) clash over Ebola, abortion,...]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: October 5, 2014]]> Sun, 05 Oct 2014 08:43:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On Lone Star Politics, Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins and his opponent Susan Hawk argue over whether Watkins was entitled to use more than $50,000 in county forfeiture funds to settle a car crash...]]>
<![CDATA[Rep. Ralph Hall Undergoes Surgery]]> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 07:49:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/hall-defeat.jpg
Texas Rep. Ralph Hall (R) is in the hospital in stable condition after being involved in a wreck Saturday, officials say.

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<![CDATA[Dallas County DA Considers Charges Against Ebola Patient]]> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 15:26:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-000045.jpg
Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins says his office is considering whether to charge Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S.

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<![CDATA[Clinton Recommends Grandmotherhood]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:39:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_hillaryclinton7.jpg
Thousands waited hours in the sun to see Former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday in South Florida. Clinton was signing copies of her new book "Hard Choices" at Books & Books at...]]>
<![CDATA[CA Plastic Bag Ban Approved]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:23:45 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/212*120/Plastic+Bag+Ban+Store+Counter+copy.jpg
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. The measure, first proposed by Democratic Sen. Alex Padilla of Los Angeles, would prohibit single-use plastic bags...

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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
Plans to rename Lancaster Road in Dallas for the late South African President Nelson Mandela took a bad turn Wednesday.

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