Apr 12, 2018
New forecasts are predicting that a mushrooming population of senior Texans, and a shortage of doctors to care for them, could produce a "silver tsunami" in coming years.
This, in a state targeted for years by complaints that it was not providing enough healthcare for its most needy children.
As that news rolled out, the politics in Washington went wild -- again -- as President Trump's personal legal papers were seized in an FBI raid on his lawyer's office, as Republican U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold resigned amid sexual harassment allegations, as former U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman was convicted on federal corruption charges, and as Republican U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan shocked the D.C. political establishment by announcing his retirement.
In a year when President Trump is considered a drag on many Republican reelection campaigns, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott was smiling broadly as Fox Business host Neil Cavuto suggested Abbott was Trump's favorite governor.
And then there was this: U.S. Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, and Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, were warning Texas colleges and universities that a foreign exchange program at the schools was actually a spy front for China?
Not fake news, folks.
Texas politics are always entertaining but never boring, as this edition of the state's leading political podcast, produced in collaboration with partner Texas Public Radio, clearly shows.