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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Texas horse tracks are open today, just not for racing or gambling. The legislative standoff over funding the Texas Racing Commission continues today with the agency closed and the tracks it regulates unable to take bets. Dallas Morning News
The Texas Department of Public Safety contributed to about 30 percent of the drugs seized in Operation Strong Safety’s first 11 months, according to a DPS study of the narcotics taken in during the state’s high-dollar surge at the Mexican border. Dallas Morning News
Smile, Dallas, you’re on body camera. That’s the message police officials gave Tuesday when they launched the first phase of an incremental rollout of the cameras. Officers in the northeast and central patrol divisions will wear the cameras first, but all patrol divisions will eventually have them. Dallas Morning News
You may feel young at heart, but with apologies to Frank Sinatra, that’s probably a fairy tale. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the average American man has a heart that’s 7.8 years “older” than his chronological age; for women, the comparable “heart age” is 5.4 years higher than her calendar age. Associated Press
While she was secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton wrote and sent at least six e-mails using her private server that contained what government officials now say is classified information, according to thousands of e-mails released by the State Department. Washington Post
CNN announced on Tuesday that it would amend the criteria for picking candidates for the next Republican debate, scheduled for Sept. 16. The move followed criticism from supporters of Carly Fiorina and others that she was being unfairly excluded. New York Times
The petroleum industry’s latest round of payroll cuts will eliminate more than 3,700 jobs, and many more layoffs are likely in coming months as oil companies begin planning how much drilling they’ll do next year. San Antonio Express-News
Legislative leaders agreed late Tuesday to temporarily fund the Texas Racing Commission and allow horse racing to resume in the state after a one-day shut down of venues like Retama Park in San Antonio. San Antonio Express-News
In their first opinion on an important pair of test cases, Texas examiners found no clear link between a closely scrutinized oil industry disposal well and a spate of earthquakes. San Antonio Express-News