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 Texas Senate on Tuesday tentatively approved legislation directing some oil and gas taxes to highway funding, but the unanimous voice vote doesn’t necessarily mean that Senate Joint Resolution 2 is on its way to passage. Austin American-Statesman […]
The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved the most restrictive ban on abortion considered by Congress in a decade, a largely symbolic vote that laid bare the deep ideological differences between Democrats and Republicans. New York Times […]
Former Rep. Ron Paul isn’t buying that NSA surveillance of private American citizens is necessary or has prevented as many terrorism plots as officials claim it has, as was unveiled by hearings today. Politico […]
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg made her first public comments on Tuesday about Gov. Rick Perry’s move Friday to cut about $3.7 million in annual funding to her office. Austin American-Statesman […]
Blue Mound officials have been defeated for now in their attempt to take over a privately owned water system because Gov. Rick Perry vetoed legislation that would allow them to take control of the utility. Fort Worth Star-Telegram […]
Thursday night at the Capitol Hill Club, Representative Ted Poe had a scary choking incident and was thankfully aided by a doctor-turned-GOP-aide, Nick Muzin, who may have saved his life. National Review […]
Only 26 of the 150 lawmakers in the lower chamber declined their per diem payments over the last two weeks when the full House stood silent, according to records obtained by the Houston Chronicle / San Antonio Express-News. San Antonio Express-News […]
Measuring assimilation properly requires following the same immigrants over generations. And the good news is that longitudinal studies that take this approach show that Latino immigrants have made gains similar to other groups who preceded them. Wall Street Journal […]
Mexico has a tremendous opportunity available to grow the average income, create hundreds of thousands of jobs and accelerate the building of a middle class — and all that is required is removing the current barrier to capital investment. San Antonio Express-News […]