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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Across the country, there’s so much concern for college students’ emotional safety that some schools add “trigger warnings” to novels and other texts. But in Texas, there’s so little concern for college students’ physical safety that concealed firearms will be permitted in classrooms at public universities like the state flagship here. New York Times
Data from the Texas Department of Public Safety's 1,200-plus border cameras shows that in the 14 months since the state began a surge of law enforcement along the Texas-Mexico border, the number of arrests in smuggling events detected by the technology has dropped, according to a newspaper report. Associated Press
It was supposed to be a quiet meeting of regional clubs at a local Waco breastaurant. Instead, nine men were killed, 20 were wounded, and 177 wound up in jail. Was it a turf war gone mad? Or a botched police response? Nathaniel Penn reports on how the bloodiest day in biker history went down GQ
Dee Kelly Sr., one of Texas’ best-known attorneys and a political power broker, died unexpectedly Friday afternoon. Mr. Kelly collapsed at Shady Oaks Country, said state Rep. Charlie Geren, R-Fort Worth. He was 86. Fort Worth Star-Telegram
She is among hundreds of refugees a year who resettle in North Texas because they are no longer safe in their native lands. Most recently, the Obama administration paved the way for 10,000 additional Syrians to move to the United States from their troubled homeland. And while these refugees are mostly safe in the United States, the obstacles are many. Fort W
Potential voters who take their curiosity about presidential candidates to Google are interested in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s age, Jeb Bush’s height, Chris Christie’s weight, Donald Trump’s net worth, Carly Fiorina’s marital status and Bobby Jindal’s birthplace. Associated Press
Donald Trump is leading the Republican presidential pack in Texas with 21 percent support among likely GOP voters, 5 points ahead of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, according to the results of a new Texas Lyceum poll released Thursday. Austin American-Statesman
A complaint filed in federal district court in Dallas says Doreen Mitchell, her two sons and her cousin, all Arlington residents, are charged with conspiracy to defraud the Social Security Administration of nearly $462,000. Doreen Mitchell began receiving benefits in November 1978. Austin American-Statesman
Texas Health and Human Services Commission chief Chris Traylor said in a Thursday letter that the agency would work to "preserve access to care" even if "full" funding reductions approved by the Legislature "cannot be achieved." Austin American-Statesman
Texas social services chief Chris Traylor has assured Senate GOP leaders that he gets their message — he’ll squeeze as much savings as he can out of Medicaid spending on therapy but won’t hurt disabled children’s access to services. Responding a day after they told him publicly not to cut rates so deeply that therapy providers drop out of Medicaid, Health an