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A political podcast hosted by two political science professors, Brandon Rottinghaus from the University of Houston and Jay Aiyer from Texas Southern University. They’ll provide you with up-to-date politics and policy conversations for your next cocktail party and it’ll make you sound really smart!

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    Party Politics: Abortion-Rights Bombshell Part 2 – The Fallout

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 30:09

    This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the legal and political fallout after the leaked SCOTUS draft overturning Roe v. Wade, the State Bar of Texas' lawsuit against A.G. Ken Paxton, and Gov. Abbott's support for a school voucher program, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Fallout from SCOTUS leak (polling, Senate vote) TEXAS TOPICS Hotze conversation with Patrick on voter fraud Paxton v. State Bar of Texas Election officials "solicitation” of mail ballots (Paxton v. Longoria) being heard Crystal Mason case sent back to lower courts Abbott floats vouchers Beto courting McConaghey? School board elections You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

    Party Politics: Abortion-Rights Bombshell

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 28:57

    This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss J.D. Vance's victory in the Ohio Republican primary, Gov. Abbott's threat to declare an "invasion" at the Texas border, and the shocking revelation that SCOTUS is set to strike down Roe vs. Wade, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Vance wins in Ohio TEXAS TOPICS A border “invasion?" Operation Lone Star gets more money Chris Turner steps aside DEEP Leaked SCOTUS opinion heralds abortion-rights takedown You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

    Party Politics: Beto’s Bet

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 28:57

    This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss Kevin McCarthy's ability to avoid consequences in the wake of an unfolding political scandal, two propositions on the May 7 electoral ballot in Texas, and Beto O'Rourke's promise to expand gambling and legalize marijuana if elected governor of Texas, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Kevin McCarthy's nine lives Trump in contempt TEXAS TOPICS National Guard soldier dies rescuing migrants in Rio Grande Texas sues Biden over Title 42 Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick join Paxton on whistleblower lawsuit O'Rourke would expand gambling and legalize marijuana May 7 propositions Rick Perry is not stupid You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

    Party Politics: Schemin’ Steven

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 30:35

    This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss Michigan Sen. Mallory McMorrow's viral speech, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' beef with Disney, the lifting of mask mandates on flights, and the indictment of GOP activist Steven Hotze, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS No more masks on flights Mallory McMorrow goes viral 2024 might look very different – DNC reshuffling nominations; RNC controls debates DeSantis vs. Disney TEXAS TOPICS Hotze indicted Fundraising update Cain Takes on CitiGroup; Davis sues Cain You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

    Party Politics: Staff Inspection

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 33:43

    This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss Gov. Greg Abbott's border bottlenecking, President Biden's crackdown on ghost guns, the controversial death penalty case of Melissa Lucio, and the indictments of three staff members in the Harris County Judge's office, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Biden cracks down on ghost guns Trump endorses Oz TEXAS TOPICS Cuellar “Not a target” LA County bans travel to Florida and Texas Melissa Lucio death penalty case Abbott's Border inspection Cruz vs. Mr. T DEEP Judge Hidalgo staff indicted You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

    Party Politics: Border Wars

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 28:57

    This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss Gov. Greg Abbott's plan to bus illegal immigrants to the U.S. Capitol, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson's SCOTUS confirmation, the evidence of Russian war crimes in Ukraine, and Sarah Palin's return to politics, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmed War crimes in Ukraine Sarah Palin is BACK Legalize it? TEXAS TOPICS Dan Patrick v Disney Kim Olson pushed TDP staffer Senator Powell drops reelection bid Uh… Selena delivered by…Ron Paul? DEEP Border politics (stunts) You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

    Party Politics: All About Redistricting

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 33:10

    This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the process of redistricting and how it affects political elections, as well as contributes to the ever-widening gap between political party affiliations. They also discuss how the Texas population boom, particularly in suburban cities, incites the Texas legislature (which is controlled by Republicans) to redraw districts to suit its voter base. You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

    Party Politics: Circus SCOTUS

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 28:57

    This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the U.S. Senate hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, Ted Cruz's altercation at a Montana airport, Governor Abbott's border-policy problems, and a Texas court's injunction against child abuse investigations for transgender kids, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Ukraine update Eric Greitens accused of abuse / Senate races roundup Cruz v Bozeman airport TEXAS TOPICS Abbott border policy problems Patrick announces new committee members Foster care system under fire Court issues injunction on child abuse investigations for transgender kids DEEP SCOTUS Hearings You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

    Party Politics: Crude Awakening

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 28:57

    This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the ongoing war in Ukraine, the U.S. ban on Russian crude oil, President Biden's trip to Fort Worth, and a Texas billionaire's lawsuit against Beto O'Rourke, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Ukraine update Russian oil ban TEXAS TOPICS Biden in Fort Worth Election troubles; Longoria resigns Former VP Pence ad buy Abbott orders task force to study staff shortages in schools HUD finds GLO discriminated in Harvey funds DEEP Texas oil tycoon Kelcy Warren sues Beto O'Rourke You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

    Party Politics: Texas Sets the Stage for November

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 28:57

    This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the takeaways from President Biden's State of the Union address, the ongoing war in Ukraine, Biden's nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court, and the results of the 2022 Texas primary election. NATIONAL TOPICS Biden delivers SOTU address War in Ukraine worsens Biden nominates Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to SCOTUS TEXAS TOPICS State primary election results roundup You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

    Party Politics: Life During Wartime

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 28:57

    This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the potential political fallout from Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the spectrum of primary elections in Texas, and the bigger picture of fundraising and spending for political campaigns, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Russia invades Ukraine TEXAS TOPICS State primary elections roundup Fundraising, spending, and the bigger picture You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

    Party Politics: Tag, You’re Sued!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2022 28:57

    This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the latest in the chronicles of Texas AG Ken Paxton filing lawsuits (and having lawsuits filed against him), the standoff over Ukraine, and voting concerns related to the March primaries, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS To Spend or Not to Spend – Breaking down the budget deal Russians, Ukraine, and Biden TEXAS TOPICS Texas getting a (used) wall New voter law violates 1st Amendment Texas AG sues Facebook parent Meta over facial recognition Bar complaint filed against Paxton You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

    Party Politics: Bully Pulpit

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 28:57

    This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the RNC's censure of Liz Cheney and Adam Kinsinger, the sparring match between Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Henry Cuellar, and Texas GOP candidate Shelley Luther's latest hateful remark, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Time to lift Congress' mask mandate? RNC censures Cheney and Kinsinger Biden science adviser quits TEXAS TOPICS Progressive group works to oust … Democrats? AOC vs. Cuellar GOP official sparks bipartisan scorn with 7 shocking, 'hate-filled' proposals Trans children make Texas GOP candidate Shelley Luther "uncomfortable." Ken Paxton investigates GoFundMe You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

    Party Politics: Abbott in the Cold Seat

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 28:57

    This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss President Biden's plan for a new SCOTUS nominee, Kid Rock's potential run for U.S. Congress, the fundraising numbers among Texas republicans, and Gov. Abbott's risky bet on the Texas energy grid, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Electoral Count Act Reforms SCOTUS Watch Senator Kid Rock? TEXAS TOPICS Trump in Texas Fundraising roundup: congressional offices; statewide offices Abbott goes after O'Rourke Fundraising Who is Baroness Kandy Kaye Horn, the candidate with all those billboards? DEEP Temps dropping in Texas!  Can the Governor keep his promise? You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

    Party Politics: Justice Breyer Exits Stage Left

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 28:57

    This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the hot-mic moment between President Biden and Fox News reporter Peter Doocy, the tense situation on the Russia-Ukraine border, Dan Crenshaw's unsolicited send-out of mail-in ballot applications, and Justice Stephen Breyer's retirement, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Biden v. Doocy Ukraine Situation TEXAS TOPICS Voter Registration Deadline! Rep. Crenshaw caught with hand in the hypocrisy jar Trump coming to Texas Abbott and Patrick Pushing to Let AG prosecute voter fraud Abbott: Parents Bill of Rights DEEP Breyer retires, SCOTUS nomination You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

    Party Politics: The Professors Grade Biden’s First Year

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 28:57

    Party Politics is back for 2022! This week, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the war of words between Donald Trump and Florida governor Ron DeSantis, Texas attorney general Ken Paxton's ongoing legal troubles, fundraising numbers in Texas political races, and the successes and failures (mostly failures) of President Biden's first year in office, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Dems take on voting rights (and their own party members) Trump Organization probed in NY Trump vs. DeSantis TEXAS TOPICS AG Paxton might face Open Records lawsuit AG Paxton asks TXSCOTUS to dismiss whistleblower case Fundraising Roundup:  Governor, AG Race AG Miller's consultant charged with bribery DEEP Biden: Year One You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

    Party Politics: 2021, The Year In Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 28:57

    This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina look back on the most important stories of 2021 with special guests Jay Aiyer, first assistant Harris County Attorney and former co-host of Party Politics; Madlin Mekelburg, chief politics reporter for the Austin American Statesman; and Antonio Arellano, civil rights advocate and community organizer. You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

    Party Politics: Dan Crenshaw Is Not a Fan of Performance Art

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 28:57

    This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the tone-deaf and disturbing Christmas photos tweeted by Reps Thomas Massie and Lauren Boebert, Rep. Dan Crenshaw's criticism of the GOP Freedom Caucus, and the DOJ's lawsuit over Texas' congressional district maps, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Congress' December to-do List Reps Massie & Boebert Take Aim (literally) at the Holidays Presidential Commission on SCOTUS Recommendations Nunes Leaving Congress (no word on his cow) TEXAS TOPICS Rep. Crenshaw Calls Out Freedom Caucus Dowd Out! Kim Olson Running for TXDP Chair DEEP DOJ Sues Texas Over Maps You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

    Party Politics: Abortion vs. SCOTUS

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 28:57

    This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the feud between congresswomen Lauren Boebert and Ilhan Omar that sparked the intra-party spat between Marjorie Taylor Greene and Nancy Mace, the political implications of actor Matthew McConaughey's flirtation with public service, and the restrictive Mississippi abortion law being challenged before the Supreme Court, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Boebert v. Omar Greene v. Mace December pileup of legislation TEXAS TOPICS Another One Bites the Dust:  Larry Taylor Not Running And Another One Gone: Matthew McConaughey DEEP MS Abortion Case at SCOTUS You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

    Party Politics: Thanksgiving Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 28:57

    This week on a special Thanksgiving edition of Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina invite special guests Erica Greider, columnist for the Houston Chronicle, Charles Blaine, president of the Urban Reform Institute, and Houston Public Media reporter Jen Rice, to talk about what we're thankful for in politics this year. You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

    Party Politics: Beto’s Back

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 28:57

    This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the U.S. House's vote to censure Rep. Paul Gosar, Texas Rep. Ryan Guillen's switch to the Republican Party, and Beto O'Rourke's return to political life, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Steve Bannon Arrested Rep. Gosar Censured TEXAS TOPICS More Retirements! Guillen Party Switch Beckley Running for Lite Gov DEEP Bettin' on Beto? Beto O'Rourke Is Running for Governor You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

    Party Politics: Texas Voter Surge

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 28:57

    This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the addition of four million new registered voters in Texas, the DOJ's lawsuit over Texas' voting rights bill, and why Ted Cruz is bullying Big Bird, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Infrastructure Week! Vaccine mandate blocked Ted Cruz versus Big Bird TEXAS TOPICS More retirements (Lucio, Frullo) DOJ lawsuit over Texas voting rights bill Gov Abbott Blocking “Obscene” Books DEEP Election Mania!  Voter Registration Tops 17 M, Gohmert for AG (maybe) You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

    Party Politics: Proposition Edition!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 28:57

    This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss Joe Manchin's roadblocking of the BBB/BIF, Governor Abbott's investigation into "pornographic images" in Texas schools, and the results of the Texas constitutional-amendment election, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS BBB/BIF Update…but really a Joe Manchin update TEXAS TOPICS Abortion case at SCOTUS Texas sues Biden over Vaccine Mandate Abbott Appoints Young to TXSCOTUS Abbott Launches Investigation about “Pornographic Images” in library books DEEP ELECTION ROUNDUP!  VA, NJ, Texas HD118 and Constitutional Elections You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

    Party Politics: Krause’s Crackdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 28:57

    This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss Texas Representative Matt Krause's probe on books in schools, Ted Cruz's latest attempt at "troll legislation," and the Texas constitutional amendments up for vote, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS BBB and BIF – A Done Deal? Ted Cruz Files “Stop the Surge Act” TEXAS TOPICS Commissioner Miller hospitalized Ken Paxton Watch! Krause Book Probe White Asks AG For Opinion on Legality of Same Sex Marriage Who's Running for What Now?  Members Moving Districts DEEP Constitutional Amendments! (Go vote!) You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

    Party Politics: Well Isn’t That Special?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 28:57

    This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the third special session in the Texas legislature, Donald Trump's lawsuit over the committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, and Governor Greg Abbott's new appointee for Secretary of State, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Trump sues 1/6 Committee Democratic US House retirements TEXAS TOPICS Abbott appoints new Secretary of State SCOTUS and Abortion case update Who's in the money?  Fundraising roundup Abbott Attacks Beto Redistricting and shifting districts DEEP Special Session Wrap Up!  Winners and Losers, or, to Quote Speaker Phelan, “Let's Get the Hell Out of Here.” You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

    Party Politics: Abbott Flip-Flops On Party Principles

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 28:57

    This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss former president Trump's bizarre message to Republican voters, Matthew McConaughey's mixed messages about a potential run for Texas governor, and Governor Greg Abbott's ban on vaccine mandates, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Trump to Republicans: Don't vote Ted Cruz had a week TEXAS TOPICS Abbott orders special election for HD118 Lyle Larson not running Allen West has COVID Alright, alright, I might – McConaughey for Governor? DEEP Abbott's Order on Vaccine Mandates You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

    Party Politics: It’s Gerrymandering Time Again

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 28:57

    Party Politics is back for another season! Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the GOP's redistricting draft, the political fight over raising the nation's debt ceiling, a U.S. district judge's blocking of S.B. 8 (Texas' six-week abortion ban), and Donald Trump's influence on Texas politics, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS BIF & BBB!  Can lawmakers raise the debt ceiling in time? Trump urged not to announce for president…yet? TEXAS TOPICS Abortion law blocked Why are so many Members not running again? (Lucio III) Wesley Hunt raises big money Does Trump run Texas politics? (border wall, audit bill) Bible as the state text? DEEP GOP's redistrict draft further polarizes Texas voters You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

    The ‘Party Politics’ Of Third Special Session of the Texas Legislature

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 49:54

    Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM, listen online or subscribe to the podcast. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk. Gun laws. Abortion. Voting recounts. And restrictions for transgender student-athletes. Welcome to Texas politics in 2021. In Austin, state lawmakers are also tasked with allocating  $16 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funds and are deciding whether state or local governments can mandate COVID vaccines. Today, we catch up on these hot-button issues, and what's happening in the Third Special Session of the Texas Legislature, currently underway. The dynamic podcast duo of “Party Politics” join us to help explain the issues, discuss what could happen next, and they'll even speculate on all the implications while we field your political questions. Jeronimo Cortina Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Houston Associate Director of the Center for Mexican American Studies  Co-host of Party Politics  Brandon Rottinghaus Professor of Political Science at the University of Houston Co-host of Party Politics Town Square with Ernie Manouse is a gathering space for the community to come together and discuss the day's most important and pressing issues. Audio from today's show will be available after 5 p.m. CT. We also offer a free podcast here, on iTunes, and other apps.

    Party Politics: 100 Days

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 30:48

    This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the federal warrant to search the apartment and office of Rudy Giuliani, Caitlyn Jenner's run for California governor, the nominations of two Texans for federal posts, and the first 100 days of President Biden's administration, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Carville rips woke-ness Giuliani Warrant Caitlyn Jenner Running for CA Gov Burgerghazi! TEXAS TOPICS Two Texans nominated for federal posts CD6 Roundup... Read More

    Party Politics: Forecast for Reform

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2021 30:45

    This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the passing of Walter Mondale, the Derek Chauvin verdict and what it means for real police reform, and the polling on a potential McConaughey run for governor, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Walter Mondale RIP Derek Chauvin verdict Biden WH Refugee Cap Second Gentleman Douglas TEXAS TOPICS Constitutional Carry Medicaid Waiver Revoked McConaughey For Governor (For Real?) Fundraising roundup You can subscribe... Read More

    Party Politics: The Politics of Scandal

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2021 28:59

    This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan, the allegations surrounding Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, Ted Cruz's fight against Major League Baseball, and Ron Paul's jorts, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Withdrawal from Afghanistan GaetzGate TEXAS TOPICS Congressman Crenshaw emergency eye surgery Cruz vs. America's pastime Paxton v Biden on “Remain in Mexico Policy” Bush vs. Paxton 2022? Congressman Brady Retiring Ron Paul’s... Read More

    Party Politics: The GOP vs. Corporate America

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2021 28:59

    This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the battle over voting rights, the future of Beto O'Rourke's political career, and Gov. Abbott's ban on "vaccine passports," among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS RIP Rep. Hastings Fundraising roundup:  Reps Greene and Gonzales rake it in Biden introduces gun regulations TEXAS TOPICS Abbott appoints new PUC Commissioner Abbott issues EO banning “Vaccine Passports” Beto for Governor (Question Mark) Collier for Lt. Governor... Read More

    Party Politics: Rights and Reform

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 28:59

    This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the debate over voting rights and abortion rights, President Biden's infrastructure plan, and "Big" Dan Rodimer's Texas-cosplay campaign video, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Biden releases infrastructure plan Matt Gaetz faces inquiry over sex with an underage girl Republicans asking for information on Hunter Biden missing gun Donald Trump: wedding guest TEXAS TOPICS TX GOP deactivates Gab account District judge denied Texas... Read More

    Party Politics: Is Gun Reform Possible?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 28:59

    This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the renewed calls for gun reform after a new spike in mass shootings, former Missouri governor Eric Greitens' senate bid, and attorney Lee Merritt's run for Texas AG, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS US House to review Iowa race Former scandal-plagued MO Gov. Greitens running for Senate White House narcs on staffers San Antonio wax museum forced to take down Trump wax figure... Read More

    Party Politics: 365 Days Later

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2021 29:00

    This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss President Biden's address to the nation at the one-year mark of the coronavirus pandemic, the immigration crisis at the Mexico border, and Twitter's lawsuit against Texas AG Ken Paxton, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS First Biden national address Senator Blunt retiring Trump to RNC:  Keep your name outta my mouth! COVID package passes Major Biden in major doo-doo TEXAS TOPICS ERCOT Update... Read More

    Party Politics: Texas Unmasked

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2021 28:59

    This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss Governor Abbott's lifting of the mask mandate and allowing businesses to open at 100%, the Democrats agenda in the U.S. Congress, and the scandals swirling around NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Tanden nomination pulled Democratic agenda:  COVID package, minimum wage, EQUALITY Act CPAC, Straw Poll, Ted Cruz approval rating Gov Andrew Cuomo scandals Cancelled?  Potato Head and Dr. Seuss... Read More

    Party Politics: ERCOT Under Fire

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2021 29:00

    This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the fallout over ERCOT's handling of the Texas power-grid crisis, the hearings in Congress over President Biden's appointees, and Texas Agricultural Commissioner Sid Miller's apparent affinity for a clean vehicle, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Nomination battles:  Neera, Garland, Becerra, Haaland Trump Taxes Newsmax anchor attacks Biden dogs! TEXAS TOPICS TDP 2020 Autopsy Dan Patrick Priority Legislation Sid Miller Likes a Clean... Read More

    Party Politics: Snowpocalypse Now

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 20, 2021 28:59

    This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the death of Rush Limbaugh, another whistleblower in the corruption saga of Texas A.G. Ken Paxton, and the Ted Cruz vacation scandal amid a winter-weather disaster in Texas, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Rush Limbaugh dies Biden town hall ($15 minimum wage; student debt relief) Immigration package revealed Impeachment McConnell v Trump TEXAS TOPICS Whistleblowers allege Paxton swapped favors for help Flyin'... Read More

    Party Politics: Impeachment Part Two

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2021 28:59

    This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss former President Trump's second impeachment trial, the passing of U.S. Rep. Ron White from COVID-19, and the effort by Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick to mandate the national anthem at all events supported by state money, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Shelby Retires TEXAS TOPICS Wright passes Patrick says no to expanded gambling But yes to National Anthem Chairman West embraces Texit... Read More

    Party Politics: State of the State

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2021 29:00

    This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the debate over a new COVID-19 relief bill, President Biden's executive orders on immigration, and Governor Greg Abbott's State of the State address, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS COVID Relief Bill GOP infighting over Cheney, Greene Biden immigration orders Trump Names Impeachment Lawyer Myanmar Coup Dolly Parton Congressional Medal of Freedom? TEXAS TOPICS Judge blocks Republicans from kicking Planned Parenthood off Medicaid... Read More

    Party Politics: The Texas Lege Returns

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2021 28:59

    This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the retirement of Republican senator Rob Portman, the controversy over Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's social media posts, the Twitter back-and-forth between Ted Cruz and actor Seth Rogen, and the return of the Texas legislature, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Portman retires, Huckabee Sanders returns Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene social media trouble Impeachment:  the Revenge Biden Nominee Roundup TEXAS TOPICS COVID concerns:  Wright;... Read More

    Party Politics: A New Agenda

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2021 28:59

    We're back! This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss President Joe Biden's inauguration, the administration's plans for its first 100 days, and Texas state Republican fundraising, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Inauguration The Biden agenda Trump pardons; legacy; greatest hits TEXAS TOPICS Republican fundraising Abbott criticizes federal officials over vetting of National Guard Texit? Really? Covid in the Capitol You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Tweet... Read More

    Party Politics: President Biden – What to Expect

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2020 29:00

    This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss President Trump's unwillingness to concede the 2020 election to President-elect Joe Biden, the suggestion by SCOTUS that Obamacare will be upheld, and new allegations against Texas attorney general Ken Paxton, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Trump refuses to concede Trump campaign legal strategy Trump in the interim SCOTUS Obamacare TEXAS TOPICS El Paso COVID cases spiking New Paxton allegations include affair Dan Patrick... Read More

    Party Politics: And Now We Wait

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2020 29:00

    This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the results of the 2020 election, both nationally and statewide. NATIONAL TOPICS Election results stalled Incumbents stay TEXAS TOPICS Republicans, on message, stem the tide Democrats misread the Latino electorate? Sexier: MJ Hegar or Beto? You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze, the audio engineer is Todd Hulslander.

    Party Politics: Harris Campaigns in Texas

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2020 29:00

    This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the final days before the 2020 election, Senator Kamala Harris' Texas campaign trip, and voter turnout in Texas, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS 2020 comes to a crashing halt:  candidate closing arguments Justice Amy Coney Barrett Trump rally leaves people out in the cold TEXAS TOPICS Turnout is up! Kamala Harris is coming to Texas Money flowing to Texas races Senate Race:  MJ... Read More

    Party Politics: Special Texas Election Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2020 29:12

    This week on a special edition of Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina talk with reporters from Texas NPR-affiliate stations to get a sense of how the 2020 election is playing out across the state, as well as identify key races and analyze turnout numbers. Guests: Ashley Lopez, KUT, Austin Andrew Schneider, Houston Public Media Bret Jaspers, KERA, Dallas Maria Mendez, Texas Public Radio, Laredo You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple... Read More

    Party Politics: Following the Money

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2020 29:00

    This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the success of fundraising efforts by Democrats, Trump's attacks on Dr. Anthony Fauci, and voter turnout in Texas, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Biden leads in cash count, Dems too Trump attacks Fauci! Senate Democrats boycott Barrett hearings Debate preview / Hunter Biden Eric Trump shares manipulated photo of Ice Cube and 50 Cent TEXAS TOPICS Turnout roundup Fundraising roundup:  TX Senate, Congressional... Read More

    Party Politics: The Barrett Hearings

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2020 28:59

    This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, the kidnapping plot against Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and the tremendous voter turnout in Texas early voting, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Hunter Biden laptop controversy SCOTUS says Census can stop counting  MI Gov. Whitmer kidnapping plot Barrett hearings Shaq and Snoop vote for the first time! TEXAS TOPICS Election Turnout bonanza! GOP Chair... Read More

    Party Politics: The Fly Heard Round the World

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2020 29:00

    This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the vice presidential debate between Senator Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence (and an unexpected visitor), the possibility of a Democrat takeover of the Senate, and the voting-related lawsuits in Texas, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Senator Toomey calling it Quits NC Sexting Scandal Can Dems Take the Senate? VP Debate Nude Celebs Urge Us to Vote! TEXAS TOPICS Biden Money Drop... Read More

    Party Politics: Trump Has COVID-19

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2020 28:59

    This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the political implications of President Trump contracting COVID-19, and how it might affect the election, the debates, and the appointment of a new Supreme Court justice, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS POTUS & FLOTUS test positive for Covid FLOTUS caught on tape Gen. McMaster: Trump abets Putin Republicans in close Senate races Guilfoyle and Pascale compromising Trump campaign TEXAS TOPICS CD10 Mike Siegel... Read More

    Party Politics: RBG RIP

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2020 28:59

    This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the political fallout over the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the fight over mail-in ballots in Harris County and the legitimacy of the 2020 election, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS 2020 Round up!  (Biden money lead, Cindy McCain endorses Biden) Trump lawyering up for election TEXAS TOPICS Clinton headlines Dem Dinner Battle for the Alamo (again) Harris County mail ballot... Read More

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