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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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    • 4.6 • 343 Ratings

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.

    Shoulda Seen it Comin'

    Shoulda Seen it Comin'

    Gov. Abbott made national headlines this week for pardoning a man convicted in the brutal murder of a protester during a Black Lives Matter demonstration. Jeremy has the scoop on why Abbott is setting this precedent. Plus: A Texas Congresswoman gets into a fight with a colleague over "fake eyelashes." Yes, they are being just as productive in Washington as you think. Join the conversation with Scott Braddock, editor of The Quorum Report, and Houston Chronicle political writer Jeremy Wallace. 
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    • 55 min
    Let's Play the Blame Game

    Let's Play the Blame Game

    Even after he held school funding hostage last year in a failed bid to pass a school voucher program, Gov. Abbott is blaming Texas school districts for their local budget shortfalls. We'll explain. Plus, Congressman Henry Cuellar faces federal charges of bribery, money laundering, and more. What does his reaction so far say about the state of our politics today? Join the conversation with Scott Braddock, editor of The Quorum Report, and Houston Chronicle political writer Jeremy Wallace. 

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Another Month of This?

    Another Month of This?

    The Texas runoff elections are now getting especially bitter and, frankly, tedious as we now have a little less than a month before election day. Speaker Phelan is fighting for his political life and the Texas House's inner workings are being debated by candidates from DFW to Beaumont-Port Arthur. Plus the GOP challenger to Congressman Tony Gonzales is on defense after telling a joke that he says he didn't tell about suicide among veterans while running for office in Military USA: San Antonio. Join the conversation with Scott Braddock, editor of The Quorum Report, and Houston Chronicle political writer Jeremy Wallace. 
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    • 55 min
    Civil Unrest

    Civil Unrest

    Gov. Greg Abbott is getting praise from the right and condemnation from the left - of course, exactly what he wants - after he appears to have set the stage for a standoff between pro-Palestinian protesters and state police at the University of Texas at Austin. Plus, Sen. Ted Cruz makes quite an about face on billions in aid for Ukraine in its war with Russia. Join the conversation with Scott Braddock, editor of The Quorum Report, and Houston Chronicle political writer Jeremy Wallace. 
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Awkwardly Bipartisan

    Awkwardly Bipartisan

    The political environment has become so toxic that even when Republicans and Democrats work together to accomplish something, they still don't really want to be seen together. We'll explain. Plus, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick seems to be trying to get ahead of Gov. Greg Abbott's potential property tax proposals for the 2025 session of the Texas Legislature. Join the conversation with Scott Braddock, editor of The Quorum Report, and Houston Chronicle political writer Jeremy Wallace. 
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Abortion Explodes: Déjà vu in Texas

    Abortion Explodes: Déjà vu in Texas

    Abortion policy is front and center as former President Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz argue it's an issue that should be handled differently in different states and Democrats point to Texas as the most extreme example of what happens when it's done that way. Plus, Greg Abbott takes New York City by storm acting as an unofficial surrogate for the Trump campaign. Join the conversation with Scott Braddock, editor of The Quorum Report, and Houston Chronicle political writer Jeremy Wallace. 
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    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
343 Ratings

343 Ratings

denahughes ,

New Follower

Love this podcast. Eager listener for a couple of months now. I’m in Southeast Texas, so your show has been very informative on the speakers race. Thank you for the news…the full-story thought-provoking version!

John John Smith Smith ,

Unbiased and informative!

Finally a political podcast that shares factual news and opinions. Bipartisan and for both sides of the spectrum.

another "Graham" ,

Great insight

I really look forward to new episodes from Scott and Jeremy. When something happens Texas, I can’t wait to hear their take on it and hear the behind the scenes discussions.

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