Party Politics, National Edition Ep. 42: Ladies And Gentlemen We Had A Shutdown!

Posted on · "In effect Congress is run like an unruly preschool" - Brandon Rottinghaus, co-host of Party Politics, on a talking stick being thrown and lawmakers behaving badly during talks before the shutdown.


Hectic Week Awaits Texans In Congress Amid Shutdown Fears

Posted on · After a two weeks back in their home districts, Texas members of Congress will return to Washington on Tuesday to a hectic week that could include both another attempt to undo President Obama's health care overhaul and an urgent effort to meet a four-day deadline to keep the government’s doors open.

Houston Matters

What Debt Ceiling Crisis Could Mean for Houston

Posted on · U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is warning lawmakers that unless Congress raises the debt ceiling by next Thursday, he cannot promise any payments to anyone, including social security recipients and U.S. bondholders. What was once seen by many as a rubber stamp vote in Congress has become a line in the sand for some Tea Party-backed Congressional […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

The Good, Bad & Ugly of Houston News: Oct. 4, 2013

Posted on · We discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of recent Houston news, including a new burger named after Matt Schaub’s interception troubles, Mattress Mack using his stay in the hospital for heart issues to advertise speedy furniture delivery, a government shutdown at NASA and more. We’re joined by: Joe Holley, Native Texan columnist and editorial […]