<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Dallas-Fort Worth and Texas State Political News]]>Copyright 2017https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/politics http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth https://www.nbcdfw.comen-usFri, 24 Nov 2017 20:24:54 -0600Fri, 24 Nov 2017 20:24:54 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Sunday, November 26, 2017]]> Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:39:36 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
A special Thanksgiving episode of Lone Star Politics features the story of Congressman Michael McCaul and North Texas girl Sadie Keller. The two bonded over her battle with cancer, and how to fight childhood...]]>
<![CDATA[LSP: Texas Congressman, Little Girl Fight Cancer Together]]> Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:21:19 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
Representative Michael McCaul met Sadie Keller through his duties as Chairman of the Childhood Cancer Caucus. But the two formed a bond that lasted well beyond their first meeting.]]>
<![CDATA[Mike Flynn Business Partner Now Subject of Mueller Probe]]> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:40:38 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Flynn-phone.jpg
A former business associate of Michael Flynn has become a subject of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation for his role in the failure of Flynn's former lobbying firm to disclose its work on behalf...

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<![CDATA[Roy Moore's Communications Director Resigns]]> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:55:07 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_moore161122_1920x1080.jpg
Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore's communications director, John Rogers, has resigned, as Moore continues to deny any sexual misconduct against underage girls.In a new interview, Moore again denied the...]]>
<![CDATA[Net Neutrality: What It Is and Why It Matters]]> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:18:03 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/SAMPLE+TIMELINE.00_00_16_23.Still003.jpg
The FCC is set to dismantle rules requiring internet service providers to ensure consumers have equal access to all online content.]]>
<![CDATA[Philly Mayor Calls Trump 'Bully' and 'Punk,' Questions Upbringing]]> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:39:24 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Kenney1.JPG
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney unleashed an insult-laden tirade against President Donald Trump on Wednesday, denouncing the Trump administration's decision to end protections for Haitians and other immigrants...

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<![CDATA[Secret Conyers Settlement Raises New Questions in Congress]]> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:33:24 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/130535025-John-Conyers-Congress.jpg
The spotlight was already on a lack of accountability in how Congress handles sexual harassment claims when a newly reported accusation against Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., raised more questions Tuesday, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Trump on Ala. Senate Race: ‘We Don’t Need a Liberal’]]> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:14:07 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_TRUMP_DEPARTS_112117-151129768438000002.jpg
As President Donald Trump departed the White House Tuesday, he stopped to speak with reporters about the ongoing Roy Moore controversy.]]>
<![CDATA[Dallas Mayoral Candidates]]> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:15:30 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DMN_11.21.jpg
While most of us are focusing on turkey and football, this holiday season is also a time to start eyeballing potential cadidates for the mayor's seat in Dallas in the spring of 2019. The names of several viable,]]>
<![CDATA[Why Alabama Young Republicans Are Deserting Roy Moore]]> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:26:16 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/875055874-Roy-Moore-Alabama-Senate.jpg
The Young Republican Federation of Alabama voted this weekend to suspend support of Roy Moore, the party's nominee for U.S. Senate in next month's special election, NBC News reported.The recent allegations of...

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<![CDATA[Dallas County GOP Elects First Chairwoman]]> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:16:36 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/missy-shorey.jpg
Missy Shorey on Monday became the first woman elected to lead the Dallas County Republican Party.

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<![CDATA[Laws Stymie Efforts to Trace Guns Used in Crimes ]]> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:36:59 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/handguns.jpg
How easily a stolen gun can be matched to one used in a crime depends on laws that can either speed or impede the trace.Making the job easier: mandatory reporting of lost or stolen guns and background checks...

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<![CDATA[Fed Chair Janet Yellen to Step Down]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:05:14 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_17324706612780.jpg
Janet Yellen announced Monday that she will step down from the Federal Reserve board of governors once her successor is sworn in next year. Yellen's term as chairperson ends Feb. 3 — but she could have stayed on

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<![CDATA[Trump Was a 'Factor' in Decision to Retire, Says GOP Rep.]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:06:49 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/troAP_17324678770142.jpg
Republican Rep. Dave Trott told CNBC on Monday that President Donald Trump was a "factor" in his decision to retire from the House at the end of his second term."We have different styles and I sometimes don't...

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<![CDATA[Donald Trump Is Shutting Down His Charitable Foundation]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:07:01 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/donaldtrumpatcabinetmeetingfeuerherd.jpg
President Donald Trump's charitable foundation, which last year admitted violating federal rules on "self-dealing," is in the process of dissolving, according to newly filed documents reviewed by NBC News.The...

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<![CDATA[North Texas Woman Says Sen. Al Franken Grabbed Her in 2010]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:53:42 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Al_Franken_Accuser.jpg
In tweets last week, a North Texas woman says U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) grabbed her while taking a photo at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010.]]>
<![CDATA[WH: US Increases Pressure on North Korea With Designation]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:56:36 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_NK_TILLERSON_REAX_112017-151121369698300002.jpg
During a White House press briefing Monday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that designating North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism is part of a plan to increase pressure on the country.]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Designates North Korea a State Sponsor of Terror]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:28:53 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+NK+STATE+SPONSOR+THUMB.jpg
President Donald Trump designated North Korea a state sponsor of terror during a cabinet meeting Monday. Citing repeated nuclear threats, support of international terror and Kim Jong Un's suspected involvement...]]>
<![CDATA[Gun Theft From Legal Owners Is on the Rise, Fueling Violence]]> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:45:29 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/missingpieces-poster.jpg
Hundreds of thousands of firearms stolen from the homes and vehicles of legal owners are flowing each year into underground markets, and the numbers are rising. Those weapons often end up in the hands of people...
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