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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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: 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, […]

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Severe Weather Update and Political Roundup: Wednesday’s Show (March 29, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: Heavy rains fall in downtown Houston during the late morning hours Wednesday. Photo: Gail Delaughter, Houston Public Media) As News 88.7 is reporting, strong storms bringing heavy rains and wind are passing through the Greater Houston region today. Some areas were under a tornado warning earlier. On this edition of Houston Matters, we get […]

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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: Allegations of Wiretapping and Travel Ban No. 2

Posted on · It's time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories. This week we discuss everything from President Trump’s allegations of wiretapping, to Homeland Security executing the president’s second executive order temporarily banning travel from six predominantly Muslim countries, to the Texas Legislature’s first hearing on the so-called Bathroom […]

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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 Roland Martin: Wednesday’s Show (February 22, 2017)

Posted on · It's time again for our weekly political round up and analysis of national, state and local political stories. From President Donald Trump's lengthy press conference last week (Feb. 16, 2017), to Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Europe, to the latest from the Texas Legislature, on this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss it all […]

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Political Roundup: Perry Indictment and the Governor’s Race

Posted on · On the last Monday of each month between now and election day, we’ll set aside some time to talk about some of the major developments in politics, on and off the campaign trail, in Houston and across Texas. Today, we talk about: the indictment of Gov. Rick Perry and what it could mean for his […]