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Political Roundup, and Energy Trends Reshaping America’s Future: Wednesday’s Show (May 31, 2017)

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, and Musician Bobby Bridger: Wednesday’s Show (May 24, 2017)

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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The State of Houston Politics and Government, and Political Roundup: Wednesday’s Show (May 3, 2017)

Posted on · Today on Houston Matters, we continue our 3rd annual State of Houston series with a look at the state of politics and government in Greater Houston with the help of Andrew Schneider, News 88.7’s politics and government reporter Also this hour…

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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 […]

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Political Roundup, and The Gatekeepers: Wednesday’s Show (April 19, 2017)

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss everything from Vice President 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 […]

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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 Security […]

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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 Security Council. […]

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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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Political Roundup: Ted Poe Leaves the Freedom Caucus, and Trump Undoing Climate Change Regulations

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories. This week’s discussion includes: Rep. Ted Poe leaving the House Freedom Caucus, to Attorney Gen. Jeff Sessions urging states and local jurisdictions to comply with federal immigration laws, to Pres. Trump undoing former Pres. Obama’s climate change order, to a bill introduced […]