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Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Political Roundup, and The Full Menu (July 5, 2017)

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state, and local political stories. Also this hour, we discuss the meaning of "American food" on The Full Menu, and Pink Martini performs from Houston Public Media's Geary Studio.

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Political Roundup: Senate Healthcare Bill, and the Constitutionality of the ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Bill

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state, and local political stories. On this week’s edition, we discuss everything from the status of the healthcare bill in the Senate, to Texas joining a ten-state coalition supporting the constitutionality of President Trump’s executive order regarding sanctuary cities, to whether or not […]

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Political Roundup, and Lessons to Learn From Austin: Wednesday’s Show (June 21, 2017)

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories. On this week’s edition, we discuss everything from the status of the healthcare bill in the Senate, to Texas joining a ten-state coalition supporting the constitutionality of President Trump’s executive order regarding sanctuary cities, to whether or not […]

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Analysis of Former FBI Director James Comey’s Senate Testimony

Posted on · (Above: Former FBI Director James Comey, who will testify before the Senate today. AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Former FBI Director James Comey testified for about two hours Thursday before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. He faced questions about his conversations with President Donald Trump, the FBI’s investigation of possible Trump campaign connections to Russia, and his […]

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Political Roundup: NSA’s Report on Russian Cyber Attack, and Gov. Abbott Calls For a Special Session

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political round up and analysis of national, state and local political stories. Today, we discuss a report from the NSA saying Russia’s military intelligence agency launched a cyber attack on a US company that provides election services ahead of the 2016 election, and Gov. Greg Abbott calling a special session of […]

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Political Roundup: 85th Texas Legislature Ends with Protests and Threats of Violence

Posted on · The 85th regular session of the Texas Legislature wrapped up this week with some contention — and even threats of violence. Also, lawmakers passed a $217 billion budget to run the state for the next two year, and Gov. Greg Abbott says he’ll decide sometime this week if he wants to call a special session […]

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Political Roundup: Pres. Trump’s First Overseas Trip and the Final Days of the Legislature

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories. From the attack in Manchester, to Pres. Donald Trump’s first trip overseas in office, to the waning days of the Texas Legislature, we discuss the latest news and offer analysis with an eye toward how it all might […]

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Political Roundup: The Comey Memo and What Trump Shared With the Russians

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political round up and analysis of national, state and local political stories. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss the latest on reports that fired FBI Director James Comey wrote a memo recounting President Trump asking him to shut down the Bureau’s investigation into the President’s former national security […]

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President Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey: Wednesday’s Show (May 10, 2017)

Posted on · The reactions to and implications of President Trump’s stunning firing Tuesday of FBI Director James Comey continue to unfold moment by moment. Comey was, of course, the top official leading a criminal investigation into whether Trump advisers colluded with Russian officials to influence the 2016 election. This morning, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, on the […]

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Political Roundup: Trump’s 100-Day Milestone, and Regulating Ride-Sharing

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories — with an eye toward how they might affect Houston and Texas. This week, we discuss Congress coming back this week from its spring recess, the 100-day milestone of Donald Trump’s presidency, growing tensions with North Korea, and proposed […]

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Political Roundup, and Financial Advice: Wednesday’s Show (April 26, 2017)

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories — with an eye toward how they might affect Houston and Texas. This week, we discuss Congress coming back this week from its spring recess, the 100-day milestone of Donald Trump’s presidency, growing tensions with North Korea, and proposed […]

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Political Roundup: Pence’s Warning to the North Korea, and Tillerson’s Visit to Russia

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories. On this week’s edition, we discuss everything from V.P. Mike Pence warning the North Korean leader that the “era of strategic patience is over,” to Sec. of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to Russia and discuss how these developments might affect Houston […]