289 episodes

Overwhelmed by the political news cycle every week? We get it — that’s why we’re ‘keeping the fun but losing all the drama’ of politics! Party Politics podcast is hosted by Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina, two smart and sassy University of Houston political science professors, who deliver a friendly, funny, and casually informative recap of the week's biggest political news stories. Join the conversation on Twitter @HPMPolitics; use #PartyPoliticsPod to ask Brandon and Jeronimo questions; or email us at Party Politics.

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    • 4.9 • 61 Ratings

Overwhelmed by the political news cycle every week? We get it — that’s why we’re ‘keeping the fun but losing all the drama’ of politics! Party Politics podcast is hosted by Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina, two smart and sassy University of Houston political science professors, who deliver a friendly, funny, and casually informative recap of the week's biggest political news stories. Join the conversation on Twitter @HPMPolitics; use #PartyPoliticsPod to ask Brandon and Jeronimo questions; or email us at Party Politics.

    How old is too old to be president?

    How old is too old to be president?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-FpaC5Tqt8

    This week, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the age factor in presidential viability, Donald Trump's controversial NATO comments, and the feud between John Cornyn and Ken Paxton, among other stories.

    NATIONAL TOPICS

    RFK Jr. blasted for Super Bowl ad

    Outrage over Trump NATO comments

    Trump wants mass deportations

    Shakeup in the RNC?

    Old age and the presidency

     

    TEXAS TOPICS

    Texas GOP censures Dade Phelan

    Paxton vs. Cornyn

     

    In addition to the YouTube version, you can also enjoy Party Politics on television every Friday night at 8:00pm on Houston Public Media TV-8 (PBS), or listen to the radio broadcast every Friday at 7:30pm on News 88.7. As always, you can subscribe to the audio podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Join the conversation: Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org.

    • 26 min
    House GOP fails to impeach DHS Secretary

    House GOP fails to impeach DHS Secretary

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92mplS1Gy8c

    This week, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the House GOP's failure to impeach Alejandro Mayorkas, a D.C. court's decision that Trump is not immune from prosecution over January 6, and a look at the Texas primary elections, among other stories.

    NATIONAL TOPICS

    An ungovernable Congress?

    Trump takes Nevada

    Haley appearance on 'SNL'

    Where's Joe Biden?

    Court: Trump not immune

     

    TEXAS TOPICS

    Primary elections in Texas

    Ted Cruz wants security escorts

     

    In addition to the YouTube version, you can also enjoy Party Politics on television every Friday night at 8:00pm on Houston Public Media TV-8 (PBS), or listen to the radio broadcast every Friday at 7:30pm on News 88.7. As always, you can subscribe to the audio podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Join the conversation: Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org.

    • 26 min
    Texas governor in feud with Biden administration

    Texas governor in feud with Biden administration

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=042mFAhaPL8

    This week, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the border-security standoff between Greg Abbott and the federal government, the House GOP's effort to impeach Alejandro Mayorkas, and Jill Dutton's runoff win in the Texas House, among other stories.

    NATIONAL TOPICS

    Border deal busted?

    House GOP advances effort to impeach Mayorkas

     

    TEXAS TOPICS

    Abbott vs. the federal government

    Paxton case do-over?

    Trump in feud with Phelan

    Dutton edges Money in runoff

     

    In addition to the YouTube version, you can also enjoy Party Politics on television every Friday night at 8:00pm on Houston Public Media TV-8 (PBS), or listen to the radio broadcast every Friday at 7:30pm on News 88.7. As always, you can subscribe to the audio podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Join the conversation: Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org.

    • 26 min
    Addressing political polarization

    Addressing political polarization

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF4Aho0rUnM

    This week, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the topic of political polarization--its underlying causes, how partisanship is pushed to its extremes, and some potential steps toward better unification.

    DISCUSSION POINTS

    What is polarization?

    The gerrymandering effect

    Campaigns are expensive

    The primary process

    The shrinking center

    Violence on the rise

    Potential solutions

     

    In addition to the YouTube version, you can also enjoy Party Politics on television every Friday night at 8:00pm on Houston Public Media TV-8 (PBS), or listen to the radio broadcast every Friday at 7:30pm on News 88.7. As always, you can subscribe to the audio podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Join the conversation: Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org.

    • 26 min
    Iowa caucuses narrow Republican field

    Iowa caucuses narrow Republican field

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsocxaBj1Ao

    This week, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the political implications of another test for the Texas electric grid, Trump's win in Iowa, and Greg Abbott's record-breaking campaign donation, among other stories.

    NATIONAL TOPICS

    Congress approves major tax deal

    Biden-Harris campaign raises big money

    Trump wins Iowa caucuses

    Ted Cruz endorses Trump

     

    TEXAS TOPICS

    Texas electric grid survives freeze

    Texas migrant buses paused

    Cruz tweets Cancun "joke"

    Abbott receives record-breaking donation

     

    In addition to the YouTube version, you can also enjoy Party Politics on television every Friday night at 8:00pm on Houston Public Media TV-8 (PBS), or listen to the radio broadcast every Friday at 7:30pm on News 88.7. As always, you can subscribe to the audio podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Join the conversation: Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org.

    • 26 min
    Speaker Johnson under pressure over budget deal

    Speaker Johnson under pressure over budget deal

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJBVoQyjVCU

    This week, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss Speaker Johnson's status with Republicans over his budget deal with Democrats, the DOJ's lawsuit against Texas over a new migrant law, and Rep. Mayra Flores' "Grubgate" scandal, among other stories.

    NATIONAL TOPICS

    Congress reaches budget deal

    Border security looms large

    Iowa caucuses next week

    Trump in appeals court

     

    TEXAS TOPICS

    Justice Department sues Texas over migrant law

    Dan vs. Dade

    Mayra Flores mired in "Grubgate"

     

    In addition to the YouTube version, you can also enjoy Party Politics on television every Friday night at 8:00pm on Houston Public Media TV-8 (PBS), or listen to the radio broadcast every Friday at 7:30pm on News 88.7. As always, you can subscribe to the audio podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Join the conversation: Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

GriffDon99 ,

Excellent analysis of current Texas Politics

I thoroughly enjoy the updates and analysis of Texas Politics from Brandon and Geromino.
Excellent work.

State Rep White ,

5-star

Real political scientists discussing the real issues in politics. Where are those multi-variate models…lol

peru2you ,

Smart, friendly and fun!

I love getting the scoop on Texas and national politics from Brandon and Jerónimo. Their commentary is insightful and my favorite way to catch up what’s happening in the lone star state.

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