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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A former state representative, Jones lost his District 83 Texas House seat Charles Perry in 2010, another announced candidate for Duncan’s former seat. Jones and Perry join the campaign trail against Plainview native and former Texas Tech Chancellor Jodey Arrington, former Sweetwater mayor Greg Wortham and Wolfforth resident Epifano Garza. Plainview Daily He
I wish I could say that my experience as an African-American educator in Texas public schools was different. I wish I could say that having a bachelor’s degree and two master’s degrees in education or earning a doctorate before the age of 30 was an indication of my competence. I wish I could say that my students’ performance, the programs and presentations I
Kissing babies is not the only way politicians win votes and curry favor. Saving them from choking, when the opportunity arises, works just as well. So there was Congressman Pete Gallego, a Democrat from Alpine, flying back to Texas Friday evening when a small child next to him started chocking on his chicken nuggets. San Antonio Express-News
And in a world where that candidate is restricted in fundraising and spending but those PACs aren't, why not let the PACs handle the TV ads and radio and the online marketing and the field and all of that? For years, candidates have been happy to have outside groups run negative ads against opponents. Why not let them do more? The candidate is just hims
More than 380 students attended the three charters. Under stricter standards, implemented under Senate Bill 2 passed in 2013, schools can have their charter status revoked if they fail to meet certain performance ratings for three years. All three schools had received ratings of “academically unacceptable,” “substandard achievement” or “improvement required”
Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Texas, jumped into action to during a flight home to Texas on Friday night to help a young boy next to him who was choking on a chicken nugget. “I had my headphones on and was listening to some news articles,” Gallego told CQ Roll Call during a phone interview Monday, when he heard a commotion next to him. Roll Call
Texas tycoon Sam Wyly and the estate of his late brother Charles should pay damages totaling $1.41 billion for their role in a scheme that hid trades in companies they controlled using offshore trusts, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said. Reuters
The influx of children into the state from Central America has many Texans wondering how they can help. Foster care is one option, but advocates say potential foster parents should first understand the differences between the state and federal systems. Texas Tribune
Despite what politicians say, the border crisis is not an immigration problem or a border security problem. We’ve got all those problems, but this ain’t that. These kids—these tired, poor, huddled masses—are not economic migrants. They—these homeless, tempest tossed to us—are seeking refuge from violent gangs and corrupt cops in Central America. If we deal w
Pretty soon, Texas lawmakers will have to decide who is a reporter — and who isn't. Legislators have to decide who ought to be allowed to roam among the members of the House and the Senate and who ought to remain outside with lobbyists and the public. Texas Tribune