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Texas Take

Jun 24, 2016

Mike and Scott discuss how President Obama takes a hit on immigration, how the University of Texas wins the right to continue to use race and ethnicity in its admissions process, how the cure for a broken foster care system could be expensive, how Democrats hope the “Trump effect” will let then make gains in...


Jun 17, 2016

Mike and Scott discuss the emotional and political fallout from the Pulse massacre in Orlando, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's unfortunate auto-tweet, the unlikely discussion happening around "common sense" gun control, and Donald Trump's fund-raising trip to Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. 

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Jun 10, 2016

As the political season heads into the summer, the hot topics this week range from Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton, Greg Abbott versus Trump University, Ken Paxton versus Delaware, the Travis County Republican Party versus Robert Morrow, and agitated and Motivated Voters versus Everyone Else. Join Mike Ward,...


Jun 9, 2016

Featuring Austin Bureau Chief Mike Ward; Scott Braddock, editor of The Quorum Report, an acclaimed Texas political newsletter; and Austin Bureau Reporter Brian M. Rosenthal, this week's conversation is about the real reasons behind all the chatter about bathroom bills and severance packages paid to employees in some...


Jun 9, 2016

  The Lone Star State’s politicians are outspoken, colorful, humorous and sometimes maddening characters who exemplify the historical Bigger Than Life view that Texas has of itself, whether in Austin or on the national stage. That ensures that Texas politics is seldom boring, often amusing and never lacking...