Party Politics A political podcast from two smart guys providing you with up-to-date policy and politics for your next cocktail party, with hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer.
Party Politics

Party Politics

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A political podcast from two smart guys providing you with up-to-date policy and politics for your next cocktail party, with hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer.

Most Recent Episodes

Party Politics: Republican In-fighting; Texas Primary Runoff Recap

This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss Texas Republicans' objections to Governor Greg Abbott's COVID-19 policies, and the results of the Texas primary runoffs, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS GOP Convention update Alabama Senate Race Stone sentence commuted Trump re-election campaign shake-up TEXAS TOPICS Republican in-fighting Castro makes play for House Foreign Affairs Harris County GOP chair-elect staying put? GOP Convention begrudgingly moves online Cruz full of (Goya) beans ... Read More

Party Politics: Phase Two

This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss Texas' phase two of reopening the state's economy, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Election 2020: Justin Amash OUT! Trump taking anti-malarial drug Obama not coming to WH for portrait State Dept. ousts watchdog Space Force flag unveiled TEXAS TOPICS Agencies asked for 5% cuts! Mail ballots allowed? West accused Cornyn of using racist dog whistle Patrick: Let us play sports! DEEP: Abbott... Read More

Party Politics: COVID In The White House

This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina talk about the political fight over opening Texas, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Election 2020: Tara Reade fallout, Trump digital campaigning, DNC moves online More stimulus! Flynn case dropped by DOJ SCOTUS case on WH subpoenas TEXAS TOPICS Early voting extended SA City Council chastised by Cruz Paxton threatens local officials Texas Senate endorsements DEEP: COVID inside the WH; partisan masks You... Read More

Party Politics: The Battle To Open Texas

This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina talk about the political fight over opening Texas, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS RBG in hospital 2020: Biden allegations Ratcliffe DNI hearings FBI and Michael Flynn Murder Hornets! Axl Rose vs. Steven Mnuchin TEXAS TOPICS Federal COVID-19 strike force to Amarillo Lawsuit over mail ballots Sen. Cornyn can't block Twitter followers Blue Bell CEO busted Texas budget update from comptroller DEEP: Political fight... Read More

Party Politics: Ready To Reopen?

This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina talk about the White House's erratic behavior regarding COVID-19, plans for re-opening the country's economy, among other national stories. Jeronimo and Brandon also discuss the latest in Texas politics. NATIONAL TOPICS -Election 2020: Pelosi, Clinton endorse Biden; NY cancels primary; Ventura and Amash running? -WH COVID activity: testing; no more briefings?; warnings earlier about virus coming -Trump issues executive order to open meat supply chain... Read More

Party Politics: To Re-Open, Or Not To Re-Open

This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina talk about Texas' plan, and the federal government's plan, for re-opening the country's economy, among other national stories. Jeronimo and Brandon also discuss the latest in Texas politics. NATIONAL TOPICS 2020 campaign fundraising roundup Trump's immigration order Congress poised to pass new COVID-19 bill Mark Warner, "Mr. Mayo" TEXAS TOPICS Dan Patrick doubles down El Paso Sues Trump Texas charter of the American... Read More

Party Politics: Power Play

This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina talk about the constitutional can of worms President Trump opened when he claimed ultimate power over re-opening the country's economy. Jeronimo and Brandon also discuss the latest in Texas politics. NATIONAL TOPICS 2020 Election: Biden endorsements and sexual harassment allegations OPEC Deal + Texas RRC "meets" to discuss Florida governor Ron DeSantis declares WWE is an "essential service." TEXAS TOPICS Challenges to Abbott's "stay... Read More

Party Politics: Bernie's Out; Abbott Vs. Jenkins

This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina talk about Bernie Sanders' exit and the possible effects of COVID-19 on the 2020 presidential race. Jeronimo and Brandon also discuss the latest in Texas politics. NATIONAL 2020: Bernie OUT! VEEPSTAKES. DNC Postponed On Wisconsin! (voting) New WH Press Secretary Trump fires watchdog National strategic stockpile changes website! Trump pardon Tiger King? TEXAS Abbott v. Jenkins in Dallas Hildalgo's order overridden by Court Fundraising: ... Read More

Party Politics: The Politics of COVID-19

This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina talk about the political implications of COVID-19 and its effect on the 2020 presidential race. Jeronimo and Brandon also address the virus' effect on Texas politics. NATIONAL TOPICS 2020: Gabbard out, Biden promises female VP Rep. Dan Lipinski loses primary TEXAS TOPICS Pete Sessions gets endorsement in CD29 DEEP: COVID-19 Effect on 2020 – presidential race; how are we going to vote? Stimulus... Read More

Party Politics: Coronavirus; Biden Dominates

This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina continue to address the political implications of the coronavirus, as well as Joe Biden's dominance in the primaries. Jeronimo and Brandon also recap the latest developments in Texas politics. NATIONAL 2020: Biden wins, Harris/Booker endorse, Jackson endorses Sanders, New WH Chief of Staff Trump endorses Tuberville TEXAS Patrick vs. Bush on the Alamo Dems sue over STV Dallas County recount HD138 Haunted by... Read More

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