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.
Hi How Are You?
Public Media Texas is based in Austin. We embrace our local presence in Austin with our hyper-local East Austin site 78702.org. We contribute to the discussion of the environment in the Southwest and the state of politics in Texas. We also seek to understand the dynamic between the U.S. and Mexico along our shared border. Along the way we search for artistic expressions that reflect and provide more perspective on the Lone Star state.
The increasing number of urgent care centers in Texas is proving problematic for hospitals, which say they are competing with the clinics for the same pool of insured Texans at a time when they are also getting less money to cover the cost of treating uninsured patients. Texas Tribune
Déjà vu all over again on school finance; Swelling districts find costly way to grow campuses (w/ local debt explorer); Hospitals say they've lost insured patients to urgent care; Analysis: The hunt for a different political watchdog. Texas Tribune
Deion Sanders’ behind-the-scenes efforts to merge Prime Prep Academy with A.W. Brown-Fellowship Leadership Academy appear to be fizzling. Sanders and officials from both charter schools met with Texas Education Agency staff Thursday with the goal of discussing consolidation. But Prime Prep was barely mentioned, and the TEA removed consolidation from the agen
A state judge overturned Texas’ school finance system for the second time in 18 months on Thursday, ruling that the Legislature’s funding boost last year failed to fix a system that is unfair and inadequate for the state’s 5 million public school students. Dallas Morning News
Ted Cruz is beefing up his political staff as speculation heats up that the Texas senator may run for president in 2016. The Republican firebrand is adding muscle to his campaign and political operations to help Cruz and his staff keep up with the growing political demands on Cruz since he arrived in the Senate in 2013 and achieved fame — or notoriety, depen
Democratic gubernatorial nominee Wendy Davis proposed Thursday to help Texas veterans and military families with everything from finding jobs to treating mental health issues. Davis, a state senator from Fort Worth, said she will stand up for veterans and Texas military to make sure they have what they need to create a good future. Fort Worth Star-Telegram
On the eve of a possible vote by the Texas Racing Commission, Krause, R-Fort Worth, applied for a temporary restraining order to prevent commissioners from adopting rules to allow historical racing, the replaying of already-run races on slot-machine-like devices. Fort Worth Star-Telegram
State Rep. Matt Krause, R- Fort Worth, filed an application for a temporary restraining order Thursday, and his lawyers will appear before a state district judge in Tarrant County at 9 a.m. Friday — 90 minutes before a scheduled meeting of the commission in Austin — and ask the judge to prevent the commission from voting to change its rules to allow for “his
Regulators froze $100,000 of outstanding Medicaid payments to Trueblood and demanded she repay the government $16.2 million. Within weeks, she closed her four Austin-area offices. Late last week, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s Office of Inspector General quietly settled its case against Trueblood. Instead of collecting $16 million, the agen
Texas Gov. Rick Perry will campaign with 1st Congressional District Republican candidate Rod Blum on Tuesday. They plan stops in Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha and Dubuque. On Sept. 27, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will speak at an Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition event at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. Associated Press
The Austin City Council approved a law Thursday banning the use of hand-held cellphones and many other portable electronic devices while driving. The law takes effect Jan. 1, after which police will be able to cite motorists and bicyclists if caught chatting, texting or tapping away on smartphone applications while in motion. Austin American-Statesman