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Texas Democrats React With Outrage To Trump’s ‘Shithole’ Comment —Al Green Calls For Impeachment

Posted on · After President Donald Trump reportedly questioned why the United States should offer protections to immigrants from "shithole" countries, Democrats and some Republicans from Texas expressed outrage. One Democratic congressman from Houston said he'd push for impeachment

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Party Politics, Texas Edition Ep. 36: Saddle-Up! The Democrats Are Joining The Race For Governor

Posted on · “Andrew White has taken that Rolling Stones, Mike Jagger philosophy of ‘You can’t always get what you want but, you get what you need’” – Jay Aiyer, co-host of Party Politics, on how Texas Democrat gubernatorial candidate Andrew White is perfect for moderates but would have little effect on the down ballot race

Houston Matters

Texas Democrats Aim To Use Trump To Turn The State Blue

Posted on · Texas Democrats haven’t elected a candidate to statewide office since 1994. The last Democratic presidential candidate to carry Texas was Jimmy Carter in 1976. But at last week’s state convention, the party’s leadership seemed optimistic that Texas Democrats are nearing the end of their years in the wilderness. News 88.7’s politics and government reporter Andrew […]

Houston Matters

Turning Texas Blue: Breaking the GOP Grip on America’s Reddest State

Posted on · For more than 20 years now, Republicans have held every statewide elected office in Texas. How did the Lone Star State come to be so dominated by the GOP? And what would it take for Democrats to break that grip? We explore these questions with Mary Beth Rogers. She ran Democrat Ann Richards‘ successful 1990 campaign […]

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The Hispanic Vote, Curling & Valentine’s Day Angst: Houston Matters for Thurs., Feb. 13, 2014

Posted on · A new Gallup poll calls into question the conventional wisdom that changing demographics in Texas might lead to a change in statewide political power. The concept goes like this: more and more Hispanics are in Texas every year. Historically, they’re a voting bloc that leans heavily Democratic. Therefore, changing demographics in Texas suggest Democrats might […]