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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Ted Cruz has mapped out a path to the White House that all but ignores the explosion of minority voters in America. The Texas senator's general election strategy depends almost wholly upon maximizing turnout among millions of conservative white voters — mostly evangelical Christians and the white working class — who didn't participate in the last p
As Texas officials consider overhauling the state’s standardized test, parents and school officials are calling for diminishing the test’s punitive nature while making the questions more appropriate to students’ grade levels. Austin American-Statesman
More than a decade after leading geneticists argued that race is not a true biological category, many studies continue to use it, harming scientific understanding and possibly patients, researchers argued in a provocative essay in Science on Thursday. Stat
Three weeks ago, at a packed diner about an hour from here, Ted Cruz had a jarring moment with a voter. Fielding a question about the drug epidemic in New Hampshire, he briefly mentioned his half-sister, who died of an overdose, before quickly, and awkwardly, launching into a screed against illegal immigration. Politico
Texas transportation officials haven’t yet finalized which highway projects will benefit from a new program aimed at curbing urban congestion. But top leaders said Wednesday that the Texas Transportation Commission is chipping in an additional $300 million to what was a $1 billion initiative. Dallas Morning News
Heroin is ravaging New Hampshire, and Ted Cruz feels their pain. The Texas senator known for smash mouth politics and rubbing Washington insiders the wrong way showed a softer, more empathetic side on Thursday as he stumped in New Hampshire. Dallas Morning News
Ever since Helen Madla announced that she was challenging state Sen. Carlos Uresti in the upcoming Democratic primary, the big question has been whether Madla would exercise the nuclear option. San Antonio Express-News