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Political Roundup: Gorsuch Confirmed and Reaction to Airstrikes on Syria

Posted on · It's time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories. We discuss everything from the Syria attack and reaction from the global community, the "nuclear option" employed by the Senate to confirmed Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch with just a simple majority, and the shakeup in the National […]

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Political Roundup, and the Future of Immigration: Wednesday’s Show (April 12, 2017)

Posted on · It's time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories. We discuss everything from the Syria attack and reaction from the global community, the "nuclear option" employed by the Senate to confirmed Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch with just a simple majority, and the shakeup in the National […]

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Political Roundup: Trump and the Chinese President, and Legal Troubles for Former Rep. Steve Stockman

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 everything from President Donald Trump meeting with several global leaders this week (including President Xi Jinping from China), his son-in-law’s visit to […]

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Political Roundup, and The Full Menu: Wednesday’s Show (April 5, 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 everything from President Trump meeting with several global leaders this week (including President Xi Jinping from China), his son-in-law’s visit to Iraq, […]

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Political Roundup: Trump Tax Returns and the GOP Healthcare Bill

Posted on · It's time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories. We discuss everything from President Trump releasing some of his 2005 tax return information ahead of a report from MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the GOP’s bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, to the […]

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Political Roundup, and Ben Folds: Wednesday’s Show (March 15, 2017)

Posted on · It's time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories. We discuss everything from President Trump releasing some of his 2005 tax return information ahead of a report from MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the GOP’s bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, to the […]

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Political Roundup: Analysis of President Trump’s Address to Congress

Posted on · For the first time, President Donald Trump addressed a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night (Feb. 28, 2017). Plus the Texas Legislature continued into its eighth week. We convene our weekly political roundup to discuss those and other political stories happening at the national, state and local levels. Joining us to offer their analysis […]

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Political Roundup, and the Best Places to Watch Sports in Houston: Wednesday’s Show (March 1, 2017)

Posted on · For the first time, President Donald Trump addressed a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night (Feb. 28, 2017). Plus the Texas Legislature continued into its eighth week. On this edition of Houston Matters, we convene our weekly political roundup to discuss the those and other political stories happening at the national, state and local […]

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Political Roundup: From Sanctuary Cities to Cabinet Confirmations

Posted on · From President Trump’s cabinet appointees being confirmed (one requiring a tie-breaking vote in the Senate from the Vice President), to the Texas Senate beginning action on Gov. Abbott's emergency items, including a preliminary vote Tuesday on a bill to ban so-called "sanctuary cities,” we break down recent political news and discuss how it all could […]

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Political Roundup and Rockets Turn 50: Wednesday’s Show (February 8, 2017)

Posted on · From President Trump’s cabinet appointees being confirmed (one requiring a tie-breaking vote in the Senate from the Vice President), to the Texas Senate beginning action on Gov. Abbott's emergency items, including a preliminary vote Tuesday on a bill to ban so-called "sanctuary cities,” on this edition of Houston Matters we break down recent political news […]

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Political Roundup: Analyzing Gov. Abbott’s State of the State Address

Posted on · With national political stories dominating the news as of late, it’s easy to forget there’s a lot going on in state politics too. On Tuesday (Jan. 31, 2017), Gov. Greg Abbott delivered his State of the State address and the new legislative session entered its fourth week. We talk about what's happening in state and […]