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Texas Take

Sep 20, 2019

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's feud with hard line conservatives on the issue of guns has put into sharp focus the deep divisions in the Texas GOP. You can add that to the fact that grassroots conservatives are debating whether Republican House Speaker Dennis Bonnen should resign over allegations he plotted against members...


Sep 11, 2019

On the eve of an historic debate in Houston, we break down how the Texas candidates may approach it and look back on the fact that 1987 was the only other time Democratic presidential hopefuls debated in Houston - and Joe Biden was on stage.

Meantime, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick picks a fight with the NRA and Sen. John Cornyn...


Sep 5, 2019

In the wake of shootings in El Paso and Odessa, Democrats across Texas demanded Gov. Greg Abbott call a special session on gun violence. But he was quick to say no and instead issue eight executive orders.

Meantime, Rep. Dan Crenshaw got into a social media fight with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez over lending his...


Aug 31, 2019

In a rare conciliatory moment, Gov. Greg Abbott this week admitted that "mistakes were made" in the days before the El Paso shooting when his campaign sent an anti-immigrant fundraising letter to supporters. Critics said it was similar in tone to the writings of the shooter himself, who harbored hatred toward...


Aug 22, 2019

After weeks of silence, former Texas House GOP Caucus Chairman Dustin Burrows on Thursday spoke out about the allegations that he and Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen offered media credentials to a political operative in exchange for targeting GOP lawmakers in their primary elections.

Gov. Greg Abbott convened the...