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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The Border Patrol finds an average of one corpse a day in the badlands near the U.S.-Mexico border. While the Border Patrol says it doesn’t break out what proportion of the dead have met their end along the pipeline trails, anecdotal evidence suggests the figure is high. Authorities say beatings, kidnappings, and rapes are rising as pipeline networks expand
WASHINGTON — Two top veterans of President Obama’s campaigns are asking political campaigners to pay $5,000 per person for the chance to learn their secrets and then work for five weeks in an unpaid campaign job somewhere in America. BuzzFeed
Like a warrior-monk who has taken a vow of poverty, he not only let his own campaign lie fallow, he refused campaigning from others. When political consultants from Austin came to a summit with Hogan at Cleburne’s Blue Star Grill and offered their services pro bono, Hogan refused. When a neighbor offered to make a pro-Hogan sign and put it in his yard, he de
Last Friday, a report on Weather.com provided yet another reminder that there will be dramatic short-term departures from the average global warming trend that scientists say pollution is causing: “Temperature records set way back in the 1880s have been broken as unusually cool air is blanketing a large part of the country in the heart of summer.” Texas Clim
Texas could add $180 million to its economy if it allowed same-sex couples to get married, according to a new study. But odds are that Texas lawmakers won't repeal the ban on gay marriage anytime soon. Texas Tribune
The federal government is investigating how detailed information about migrant children being held at two American military bases wound up in the hands of con artists who are using it to lure unsuspecting relatives into paying hefty sums to reunite their families, preying on people who have been separated for years, according to the F.B.I. New York Times
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday released a list of health insurance companies that owe Texans nearly $14 million in refunds for violating a provision of the Affordable Care Act that limits the amount of money that can be spent on executive salaries and other administrative expenses. The so-called 80/20 rule offers protections to
A legislative committee examining ways to better-protect children in Texas' foster care system is convening for the first time since two foster children drowned over July 4th weekend. The House Select Committee on Child Protection meets Thursday. The state's 17,000-child foster system has been under scrutiny since seven children in foster care died
Several of the Houston area's biggest suburban school districts are getting bigger, inviting a flurry of bond proposals for new schools, expansions and renovations - and even a scaled-back version of a football stadium that voters previously rejected. Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, the third-largest school district in Texas, passed a $1.2-billion bond in May. N
They are called "lone soldiers," Jews who leave their homes around the world to serve, and fight, and sometimes die, for Israel. Their stories have hit home in Texas since Israeli forces entered Gaza earlier this month, ostensibly to destroy Hamas tunnels. But bloody fighting ensued and casualties have mounted. Houston Chronicle
Republicans and Democrats are pushing competing proposals to address the surge of children arriving at the southern border, dimming the prospects that lawmakers can reach a quick agreement. Led by Rep. Kay Granger of Fort Worth, a group of House Republicans unveiled a plan Wednesday to speed the removal process for the immigrants and to bolster security. Sen