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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 Iraq, […]

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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, Supreme […]

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Local Analysis of the Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing: Wednesday’s Show (March 22, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch on Capitol Hill for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)The confirmation hearing for Judge Neil Gorsuch continues today in Washington. Houston Public Media is continuing live coverage from NPR on News 88.7 and online. During the brief lunch break on Capitol Hill, Houston […]

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Political Roundup: Flynn Resigns and the NFL Weighs in on the ‘Bathroom Bill’

Posted on · On our weekly political roundup, we discuss the latest happenings at the Texas Legislature and talk about what’s happening in politics on the national level that could impact Houston. Some topics we’ll address include: President Trump’s news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu The resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn Potential points of debate […]

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Sex Trafficking Across Texas, and Political Roundup: Wednesday’s Show (February 15, 2017)

Posted on · A new project from The Texas Tribune is the result of several months of investigation looking at sex trafficking across Texas. The project is called Sold Out: How the crusade against sex trafficking in Texas has left child victims behind. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn more about the report’s findings — and how Houston plays […]