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THIS WEEK — Ep114: Is a vote for Cruz a vote for Trump?

Our Austin Bureau, Scott Braddock of the Quorum Report and Ryan Poppe of Texas Public Radio go behind the headlines for an insider’s take on what’s really going on with politics in the Lone Star State.

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THIS WEEK — Ep114: Is a vote for Cruz a vote for Trump?

Our Austin Bureau, Scott Braddock of the Quorum Report and Ryan Poppe of Texas Public Radio go behind the headlines for an insider’s take on what’s really going on with politics in the Lone Star State.

    Ep171: Getting Nasty Now. Must be Primary Season in Texas

    Ep171: Getting Nasty Now. Must be Primary Season in Texas

    The special election for a Texas House seat in Fort Bend County has gotten downright nasty. Scott was there this week and has the story. Jeremy tells us about the record number of people running for Congress in the Houston area. And Allie has the scoop on how taxpayer funded gun locks are free for Texans, unless you don't have the right political agenda. 
    All that and more as we go behind the headlines for a look at what's really going on in Texas politics.

    • 42 min
    Ep 151: Investigating Iranian Cyber-attacks in Texas 

    Ep 151: Investigating Iranian Cyber-attacks in Texas 

    As tensions flare with Iran, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says Iranian cyber attacks are attempted against state government systems as often as 10,000 a minute. Meantime, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller says the FBI is investigating an Iranian inspired attack against his agency's website. Plus, Democrats running for the White House are campaigning in Texas perhaps more than ever. 

    • 36 min
    Ep169: Castro Out

    Ep169: Castro Out

    Former San Antonio Mayor and HUD Secretary Julian Castro dropped his bid for the presidency this week. Houston Chronicle political writer Jeremy Wallace has been covering the campaign and has the scoop. Meantime, a church shooting in the Fort Worth area has thrust the gun debate back into the spotlight in Texas. Chronicle reporter Andrea Zelinski has the details. Scott Braddock, editor of The Quorum Report guides the conversation at Texas Take, the state's #1 political podcast.

    • 45 min
    Ep168: Trump Impeached 

    Ep168: Trump Impeached 

    Texans weigh in on both sides of the impeachment of President Donald John Trump, with Sen. Ted Cruz taking the lead and accusing Speaker Nancy Pelosi of making threats in in the process. Meantime, Scott and Jeremy weigh on their top stories of 2019: The fall of a speaker, mass shootings in Texas, the changing face of suburban politics, and more. 

    • 47 min
    Ep167: Who's President Trump's biggest defender now? The guy he's called "Lyin' Ted Cruz"

    Ep167: Who's President Trump's biggest defender now? The guy he's called "Lyin' Ted Cruz"

    As impeachment moves forward in Washington Sen. Ted Cruz has now emerged as perhaps President Donald Trump's biggest defender. Candidates have now lined up for Congress, Texas House, and other offices across the state, with a record number of Republican women running. And Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is now defending against accusations that he's a fan of Santa Anna. 

    • 32 min
    Ep166: A GOP Flameout in Fort Bend and Impeachment Drives Texas Donations to Trump 

    Ep166: A GOP Flameout in Fort Bend and Impeachment Drives Texas Donations to Trump 

    The political career of a Republican lawmaker came to a swift end in the Texas suburbs this week after he made racially offensive comments about Asian Americans. Gov. Greg Abbott's office is under scrutiny after two members of a commission that oversees judges said they were ousted over their disagreement with Abbott in a case centered on gay marriage. And the march toward impeachment in DC is driving donations to president Trump back here in Texas.  

    • 40 min

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Great insight into Texas Politics

Being new to Texas, i find this show absolutely essential to understanding the lay of the political land. The insider view is pretty cool too.

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