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Party Politics, Texas Edition Ep. 39: Texas Primary Sprint! What To Expect From The GOP And Dems

Posted on · “I’m all for Jefferson’s wall of separation between church and state but not if there’s water flowing over it!” – Brandon Rottinghaus, co-host of Party Politics, on churches being allowed to claim reimbursement from FEMA after Harvey.

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Party Politics, Special Ep. 38: #MeToo, Covfefe And Harvey, 2017 Has Been Quite The Busy Year!

Posted on · “It was the first time where the President literally tweeted nonsense, nonsense dominated the news cycle” – Jay Aiyer, co-host of Party Politics, on President Trump tweeting the word ‘covfefe’ and the media’s reaction to that tweet.

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Party Politics, Special Live Edition Ep. 37: Voting, Freedom Of Speech And Lone Star College Tomball

Posted on · “Everyone says everything is bigger in Texas, that is not true when it comes to voting” – Brandon Rottinghaus, co-host of Party Politics, on low voter turnout in Texas, about 43% in 2016.

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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

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Party Politics, National Edition Ep. 36: What Does The Flynn Guilty Plea Really Mean?

Posted on · “You start with Whitewater and you end with Lewinsky” – Brandon Rottinghaus, co-host of Party Politics, on the Robert Mueller special investigation into ties between President Trump's campaign and Russia

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Party Politics, Texas Edition Ep. 35: Sexual Allegations And The Texas Legislature

Posted on · “Nelson Rockefeller was thought to be unable to get the Republican nomination because he had been divorced, if there had been Twitter back then, who knows what would’ve happened” – Brandon Rottinghaus, co-host of Party Politics, on how the times have changed in the world of politics and what constitutes as unacceptable behavior to voters today

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Party Politics, National Edition Ep. 35: The Trouble With Taxes

Posted on · “To deal with the budget resolutions, to deal with the debt ceiling, to deal with DACA…it seems almost impossible that they’re going to be able to get this through both houses and signed in about a week and a half ” – Jay Aiyer, co-host of Party Politics, on the nearly impossible list of tasks Congress has to tackle before the Christmas break

Donald Trump speaking at CPAC in Washington D.C. on February 10, 2011.

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Party Politics, Thanksgiving Edition Ep. 34: One Year Of A Donald Trump Presidency

Posted on · “Dozens of people gathered to scream at the sky on the anniversary of Donald Trump’s election” - Brandon Rottinghaus, co-host of Party Politics, on a new ritual that happened in Boston literally named “scream helplessly at the sky on the anniversary of the election.”

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Party Politics, National Edition Ep. 33: “Moore” Problems For The GOP

Posted on · “Every single endorser, who is a U.S. Senator from John McCain to John Cornyn have withdrawn their endorsements” – Jay Aiyer, co-host of Party Politics, pointing out that U.S. Sen. Rep. candidate from Alabama, Roy Moore, has lost a lot of support from the Republican party after a number of sexual assault allegations.

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Party Politics, Texas Edition Ep. 32: A Shooting, A Death Penalty Case And The 2018 Elections

Posted on · "The only thing I know, because you can't necessarily keep guns out of the hands of people who are going to violate the law ... all I can say is, you know, in Texas at least we have the opportunity to have concealed-carry" - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Fox News after the Sutherland Springs shooting.

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Party Politics, National Edition Ep. 31: War On Opioid’s, Indictments And The New York Terrorist Attack, It’s Been A Busy Week!

Posted on · “He’s got multiple passports, he travels all over, if this were a Jason Bourne movie Jay, you wouldn’t believe it” – Brandon Rottinghaus, co-host of Party Politics, on the lavish lifestyle of Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager.

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Party Politics, Texas Edition Ep. 31: November Elections And Houston Astros Fever

Posted on · “At least there’s no lines to slow you down…unlike waiting in line to go purchase Astros’ merchandise now” – Jay Aiyer, co-host of Party Politics, on Texas’ historically low voter turnout for elections and the Houston Astros winning the World Series. Election day is November 7th.