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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Reacting to a Houston Chronicle report detailing how a state agency had secret plans to build a center for violent sex offenders in Liberty County, lawmakers on Thursday asked three agencies to investigate for possible violations of state law in the deal. Houston Chronicle […]
New research suggests that pollution from fracking contributes a much larger share of Dallas-Fort Worth’s smog problem than state officials have said. The study, conducted by Mahdi Ahmadi, a graduate student at the University of North Texas, was presented at a clean-air meeting this morning in Arlington. The Observer received a copy of the presentation. Texa […]
Dallas state Rep. Jason Villalba’s received plenty of grief in recent weeks for trying to lure the maker of Sriracha to Texas. He says critics call it his “quixotic quest.” Villalba says he’s heard the snickering, all the snark. “They’re giving me grief, saying this looks silly,” says Northwest Dallas’ representative. “In Houston, they’re saying, ‘Well, this […]
During a debate on immigration this week, Republican lieutenant governor candidate Dan Patrick appeared to move away from divisive immigration rhetoric that has drawn fire in the past. Texas Tribune […]
Following the release of a special counsel's report laying out possible grounds for University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall's impeachment, a legislative committee is proceeding cautiously as it determines its next steps. Emotions on both sides of the debate are high. Texas Tribune […]
Veto investigation could affect Rick Perry's national ambitions; At debate, Dan Patrick's immigration tone seems to soften; DPS suspends use of new handgun over "concerns"; Transparency committee proceeds cautiously as emotions rise; and, ICYM these stories last night: PAC to shut down after name draws furor; Judge denies relief for El […]
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst began running an attack ad Wednesday that he hopes will help thwart Sen. Dan Patrick’s designs on his job. The 30-second TV spot depicts Patrick as slippery and self-serving. Dallas Morning News […]
With about six weeks left until the primary runoff, new campaign finance reports show that Rep. Ralph Hall and John Ratcliffe remain in a tough fight for donors’ dollars. The Rockwall Republican incumbent ended the filing period with more cash on hand than his challenger, about $177,000 to $158,000. However, Ratcliffe spent almost $140,000 more than Hall and […]
The Dallas City Council on Wednesday was divided over the controversial home-rule proposal for the Dallas school district but came far closer to a consensus in supporting the district. Council members pledged to work with school board members on a joint committee to assess the city’s schools. Dallas Morning News […]
Muska hopes that the anniversary will be an occasion to not just mourn the past but to look ahead. “We have to come to the point where you move forward,” Muska said. “You’re going to remember them, you’re going to miss them. But they’re in a better place.” Dallas Morning News […]
Republican donors and operatives are chattering about Bush’s publicity-shy wife, so worried she isn’t on board with a 2016 White House run that they’re urging people in the family’s orbit to make the case.... Donors also wonder whether Bush is willing to subject his family and their personal lives to the inevitable scrutiny that comes with a national campaig […]
Ted Cruz’s fundraising dropped sharply in the early months of 2014 after peaking during the government shutdown, a signal that his central role in that fight was a boon to his campaign finances. Politico […]