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Go behind the headlines for a look at what's really going on at the Texas Capitol and in Washington with the state's #1 political podcast: Texas Take. Join the conversation featuring Scott Braddock, editor of The Quorum Report and Houston Chronicle/San Antonio Express-News political writer Jeremy Wallace.

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Go behind the headlines for a look at what's really going on at the Texas Capitol and in Washington with the state's #1 political podcast: Texas Take. Join the conversation featuring Scott Braddock, editor of The Quorum Report and Houston Chronicle/San Antonio Express-News political writer Jeremy Wallace.

    Y'all Happy Now? There's Finally a Democrat Running for Texas Governor

    Y'all Happy Now? There's Finally a Democrat Running for Texas Governor

    After months of anticipation among Texas Democrats, former Rep. Beto O'Rourke this week announced his candidacy for governor against Gov. Greg Abbott. Plus, retirements are stacking up in the Texas Legislature as new candidates come forward to file for office all across the Great State.

    Join the conversation featuring Scott Braddock, editor of The Quorum Report, and Houston Chronicle political writer Jeremy Wallace. 

    Support the show: https://offers.houstonchronicle.com/?offerid=125&origin=newsroom&ipid=podcast

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    • 51 min
    The Far Right Starts to Turn on Ken Paxton

    The Far Right Starts to Turn on Ken Paxton

    The Texas Attorney General's race got a jolt this week as archconservative Congressman Louie Gohmert announced he's considering running against Trump-endorsed incumbent Ken Paxton in the GOP primary. Plus, some in the Texas GOP now have a new target for their anger: Big Bird. Yes, you read that right.

    Join the conversation featuring Scott Braddock, editor of The Quorum Report, and Houston Chronicle political writer Jeremy Wallace. 

    Support the show: https://offers.houstonchronicle.com/?offerid=125&origin=newsroom&ipid=podcast

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 46 min
    The United States Vs Texas

    The United States Vs Texas

    From abortion to election laws, Texas and the United States are locking horns in court. Plus, retirements abound in the Texas Legislature just as the campaign season is set to kick off with candidates throwing their hats in the ring starting in about a week.

    Connect with Scott Braddock, editor of The Quorum Report, and Houston Chronicle political writer Jeremy Wallace. 

    Support the show: https://offers.houstonchronicle.com/?offerid=125&origin=newsroom&ipid=podcast

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 54 min
    Politically Lost in Translation

    Politically Lost in Translation

    Why are Texas Republicans, including Gov. Abbott, embracing a chant that goes "Let's go Brandon"? Well, the answer actually informs just about everything happening in the state's politics at the moment. Plus the new Texas abortion law will be before the Supreme Court next week.

    Connect with Scott Braddock, editor of The Quorum Report, and Houston Chronicle political writer Jeremy Wallace. 

    Support the show: https://offers.houstonchronicle.com/?offerid=125&origin=newsroom&ipid=podcast

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    • 59 min
    It is Mercifully Over. Now What?

    It is Mercifully Over. Now What?

    Gov. Abbott racked up wins and losses in the finally-concluded special legislative session, including a big loss on vaccine mandates. Plus the new Texas Secretary of State is a Trump loyalist who tried to overturn the election last year.

    Connect with Scott Braddock, editor of The Quorum Report, and Houston Chronicle political writer Jeremy Wallace. 

    Support the show: https://offers.houstonchronicle.com/?offerid=125&origin=newsroom&ipid=podcast

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 43 min
    The Consequences of Our Actions

    The Consequences of Our Actions

    Amid a flurry of issues in Texas politics as another special session careens toward its end, we thought it would be good to slow down a little and talk about potential long term consequences of some of the debates unfolding at the Capitol this year.

    Connect with Scott Braddock, editor of The Quorum Report, and Houston Chronicle political writer Jeremy Wallace. 

    Support the show: https://offers.houstonchronicle.com/?offerid=125&origin=newsroom&ipid=podcast

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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
232 Ratings

232 Ratings

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Interesting angles and insight.

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The perfect blend of state and federal current events in the legislative branch.

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Great breakdown of Texas news

I’d listen to this even if it were a daily podcast

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