Why the heck won’t David Gregory factcheck his guests? The host of Meet the Press declined a proposal from NYU’s Jay Rosen to factcheck the show. The Sunday shows tend to drone around the periphery of partisan talking points. On The Media has follow up with Chas Danner who, with another college student, is fact checking the Sunday shows for Gregory and other Sunday shows.
It’s the final installment of the PMT political podcast before Election Day on November 2.
Texas Public Radio’s Terry Gildea and PMT’s Michael Olson breakdown the latest developments in the Governor’s race and key U.S. House races in Texas.
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The Senate passed a bill Thursday that would give commercial space launchers more time to get licenses from the Department of Transportation and obtain insurance assistance. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) introduced H.R. 3547, the Space Launch Liability Indemnification Extension Act, which extends through Dec. 31, 2014, the application deadline for licenses with […]
Ted Cruz broke days of silence on the bipartisan budget agreement Thursday, releasing a highly critical statement shortly before the House was set to vote on it. The Texas Republican senator said that he can’t support legislation forged by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) because it “moves in the wrong direction.” Politico […]
A 72-year-old Fort Worth man facing tax violation charges last year was convicted on Wednesday of attempting to hire a hit man for $100,000 to kill a federal judge who was going to hear the case, federal officials said. Fort Worth Star-Telegram […]
University of Texas President Bill Powers didn’t get fired Thursday by the Board of Regents. Nor did he get a vote of confidence. Instead, Powers got a public dressing-down from UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa, with instructions to improve trust, respect and communication in his dealings with regents and other system officials. The board took no acti […]
University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers kept his job Thursday after a closed-door meeting of the board of regents ended with the chancellor saying system leaders can put headline-grabbing divisions behind them. Houston Chronicle […]
Former District 9 council aide Roger L. Legrand, who handled communications for then-Councilwoman Elisa Chan, is the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation into allegations he sold a city-owned email database to a Republican activist. San Antonio Express-News […]
If it survives remaining hurdles, as appears likely, the overhaul could open opportunities in Mexico for integrated oil giants and independent producers with major operations in Houston. Houston Chronicle […]
Really Big Coloring Books Inc. said Thursday that the book's in its third printing in six days. The first run of around 10,000 sold out in barely 24 hours, and the second went nearly as fast. Associated Press […]
I would posit that conservative health-care policies do not exist in any real form. Call it the “Heritage Uncertainty Principle.” I take the name of this principle from the emblematic example, the Heritage Foundation’s health-care plan, which formed the primary intellectual basis for conservative opposition to Democratic health-care plans. New York Magazine […]
Combs’ report also projected Texas will continue adding jobs at a healthy pace over the next two years, though not at the same tick as the last three years. “The most likely scenario for our state during the 2014-2015 biennium continues to be one of slow, steady expansion,” Combs, a Republican who is not running for re-election, said in the report. Houston C […]