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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If you're not a paid staffer or blood relative, as the joke goes, you probably hate Congress. The institution is so unpopular that voters were more positive about brussels sprouts, head lice and root canals in one recent survey. But there have been a handful of times over the last 100 years when the public gave a thumbs up to Capitol Hill. The Hill
The three-year-old Texas voter ID law heads to federal court on Tuesday in Corpus Christi, where a judge will determine whether the state's measure requiring voters to present photo identification at polling places is unfair to minority voters. Texas Tribune
University of Texas at Austin officials are claiming victory after an eight-year capital campaign, which ended Aug. 31, exceeded its $3 billion goal. More than a quarter of the total — $856 million — was raised in the last fiscal year alone. Texas Tribune
Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott will call for students to receive college credit for taking massive open online courses — often referred to as "MOOCs" — as part of the higher education plan he unveils on Tuesday, sources with knowledge of his plans say. Texas Tribune
The Brief: Abbott, Davis start post-Labor Day push on campus; Analysis: Ruling provides candidates a talking point; For Texas charities, a struggle to send aid across border; Texas voter ID law trial begins in Corpus Christi; ICYMI: Momentum for four-year degrees at community colleges; On environment issues, Bush takes more moderate tone (w/ interview). Texa
WOODVILLE, Texas — Brian Babin, the small-town dentist poised to take over Steve Stockman’s House seat in November, may be a political unknown in Washington — but don’t try peddling that line to folks here. Roll Call
Texas lawmakers once prided themselves in their pay-as-you-go philosophy. But bowing to economic pressures of fast growth and political pressures to not raise taxes, we somehow got ourselves turned around. And in the past decade, we have racked up an extraordinary $25 billion debt to fund the building and maintenance of our roads. The result? More of our tax
The names in the race for Texas House District 50 should look familiar to voters in northern and northwestern Travis County. The main contenders, Democrat Celia Israel and Republican Mike VanDeWalle, have appeared on their ballots three times in 12 months. Austin American-Statesman
State leaders have hailed online education as the elixir for mushrooming college costs, but online courses have proven to be more expensive for most students than traditional classrooms in Texas, an analysis by The Dallas Morning News shows. Dallas Morning News