A weekly look at politics in North Texas and across the state with NBC 5 political reporter Julie Fine and Gromer Jeffers of The Dallas Morning News.
SCOTUS Allows Abortion Suit to Proceed; 2022 Midterm Filing Deadline
After the U.S. Supreme Court allowed a lawsuit challenging Texas' abortion law to move forward, state House Democratic Caucus Chair Rep. Chris Turner (D-Arlington) joins the show. Then, Republican political consultant Vinny Minchillo previews the 2022 primaries and general election in Texas.
Texas' New Secretary of State; First Lady on Christmas, COVID-19
Appointed just over a month ago, Texas' new Secretary of State John Scott discusses elections in the state. Then, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg explains what the infrastructure plan means for North Texas and First Lady Jill Biden on the first family's first Christmas in the White House.
O'Rourke Explains Why He Decided to Run; DPD Chief Garcia on Dallas Crime
Democratic gubernatorial candidate and former Congressman Beto O'Rourke discusses why he decided to enter the 2022 race and Dallas police Chief Eddie Garcia reflects on his first 10 months on the job and the progress the city has made.
Allred on Infrastructure Bill; Krause to Run for Attorney General
With President Joe Biden set to sign a large, bipartisan infrastructure bill, U.S. Rep. Colin Allred (D-Dallas) explains what impact it could have on North Texas and state Rep. Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth) discusses why he decided to run for attorney general. Plus, aviation reporter Kyle Arnold of The Dallas Morning News on what to expect as the holiday travel season kicks into gear.
Disappointing Election for Democrats; George P. Bush on Run for Attorney General
After a disappointing night nationwide for Democrats on Election Day, political strategist Matt Angle explains what the party needs to improve on before the midterms. Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush discusses why he decided to run for attorney general, and director of the Dallas Public Library Jo Giudice, on how the city acquired an original copy of the Declaration of Independence.
Supreme Court to Hear Texas Abortion Law; Drew Pearson on Sports and Politics
The United States Supreme Court will hear arguments surrounding Texas' abortion law on Monday. Former Democratic state Senator Wendy Davis and current state Sen. Drew Springer (R-Muenster) discuss the upcoming case. Then, former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver and Pro Football Hall of Famer Drew Pearson explains why he thinks it's a good thing sports and politics intersect.