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: 100 Days

This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the federal warrant to search the apartment and office of Rudy Giuliani, Caitlyn Jenner's run for California governor, the nominations of two Texans for federal posts, and the first 100 days of President Biden's administration, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Carville rips woke-ness Giuliani Warrant Caitlyn Jenner Running for CA Gov Burgerghazi! TEXAS TOPICS Two Texans nominated for federal posts CD6 Roundup Texas Gains Two new House Seats DPS investigates sexual assault at Capitol You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze, the audio engineer is Todd Hulslander.

Party Politics: Forecast for Reform

This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the passing of Walter Mondale, the Derek Chauvin verdict and what it means for real police reform, and the polling on a potential McConaughey run for governor, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Walter Mondale RIP Derek Chauvin verdict Biden WH Refugee Cap Second Gentleman Douglas TEXAS TOPICS Constitutional Carry Medicaid Waiver Revoked McConaughey For Governor (For Real?) Fundraising roundup You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze, the audio engineer is Todd Hulslander.

Party Politics: The Politics of Scandal

This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan, the allegations surrounding Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, Ted Cruz's fight against Major League Baseball, and Ron Paul's jorts, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Withdrawal from Afghanistan GaetzGate TEXAS TOPICS Congressman Crenshaw emergency eye surgery Cruz vs. America's pastime Paxton v Biden on "Remain in Mexico Policy" Bush vs. Paxton 2022? Congressman Brady Retiring Ron Paul's Short Shorts You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze, the audio engineer is Todd Hulslander.

Party Politics: The GOP vs. Corporate America

This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the battle over voting rights, the future of Beto O'Rourke's political career, and Gov. Abbott's ban on "vaccine passports," among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS RIP Rep. Hastings Fundraising roundup: Reps Greene and Gonzales rake it in Biden introduces gun regulations TEXAS TOPICS Abbott appoints new PUC Commissioner Abbott issues EO banning "Vaccine Passports" Beto for Governor (Question Mark) Collier for Lt. Governor... Read More

Party Politics: Rights and Reform

This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the debate over voting rights and abortion rights, President Biden's infrastructure plan, and "Big" Dan Rodimer's Texas-cosplay campaign video, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Biden releases infrastructure plan Matt Gaetz faces inquiry over sex with an underage girl Republicans asking for information on Hunter Biden missing gun Donald Trump: wedding guest TEXAS TOPICS TX GOP deactivates Gab account District judge denied Texas... Read More

Party Politics: Is Gun Reform Possible?

This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the renewed calls for gun reform after a new spike in mass shootings, former Missouri governor Eric Greitens' senate bid, and attorney Lee Merritt's run for Texas AG, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS US House to review Iowa race Former scandal-plagued MO Gov. Greitens running for Senate White House narcs on staffers San Antonio wax museum forced to take down Trump wax figure... Read More

Party Politics: 365 Days Later

This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss President Biden's address to the nation at the one-year mark of the coronavirus pandemic, the immigration crisis at the Mexico border, and Twitter's lawsuit against Texas AG Ken Paxton, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS First Biden national address Senator Blunt retiring Trump to RNC: Keep your name outta my mouth! COVID package passes Major Biden in major doo-doo TEXAS TOPICS ERCOT Update... Read More

Party Politics: Texas Unmasked

This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss Governor Abbott's lifting of the mask mandate and allowing businesses to open at 100%, the Democrats agenda in the U.S. Congress, and the scandals swirling around NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Tanden nomination pulled Democratic agenda: COVID package, minimum wage, EQUALITY Act CPAC, Straw Poll, Ted Cruz approval rating Gov Andrew Cuomo scandals Cancelled? Potato Head and Dr. Seuss... Read More

Party Politics: ERCOT Under Fire

This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the fallout over ERCOT's handling of the Texas power-grid crisis, the hearings in Congress over President Biden's appointees, and Texas Agricultural Commissioner Sid Miller's apparent affinity for a clean vehicle, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Nomination battles: Neera, Garland, Becerra, Haaland Trump Taxes Newsmax anchor attacks Biden dogs! TEXAS TOPICS TDP 2020 Autopsy Dan Patrick Priority Legislation Sid Miller Likes a Clean... Read More

Party Politics: Snowpocalypse Now

This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the death of Rush Limbaugh, another whistleblower in the corruption saga of Texas A.G. Ken Paxton, and the Ted Cruz vacation scandal amid a winter-weather disaster in Texas, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Rush Limbaugh dies Biden town hall ($15 minimum wage; student debt relief) Immigration package revealed Impeachment McConnell v Trump TEXAS TOPICS Whistleblowers allege Paxton swapped favors for help Flyin'... Read More

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