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Party Politics: The Texas Lege Returns

Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina delve into the latest news in national and local politics.


Texas state troopers wearing riot gear stand guard outside the Capitol in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, for the opening of the legislative session. The Texas Department of Public Safety has increased its presence at the state Capitol after last week’s deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump. The FBI also has warned of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington, D.C., in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.


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This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the retirement of Republican senator Rob Portman, the controversy over Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s social media posts, the Twitter back-and-forth between Ted Cruz and actor Seth Rogen, and the return of the Texas legislature, among other stories.


Portman retires, Huckabee Sanders returns

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene social media trouble

Impeachment: the Revenge

Biden Nominee Roundup



COVID concerns: Wright; Sherman

Abbott threatens Texas cities over police funding

Paxton lawsuits against Biden WH

Cruz V Rogen

The Lege Returns — First Up, the Budget


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Troy Schulze

Troy Schulze

Producer, Houston Matters

Troy Schulze is a producer for Houston Matters. He also produces the podcast Party Politics and the digital video series Skyline Sessions. Schulze has been working as a writer and producer in digital media for over 20 years. He has received three Emmy nominations for his work on the TV...

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