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: 'This is on you'

This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the horrific school shooting in Uvalde, Tx., the politics surrounding yet another call for gun reform, and the results of this week's runoff elections, among other stories. Party Politics is taking a break for the summer, but we'll be back with new episodes in September. TEXAS TOPICS Uvalde, Tx. tragedy Another call for gun reform Beto crashes Abbott press conference NRA convention in Houston Runoff election roundup You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

Party Politics: Abortion-Rights Bombshell Part 2 – The Fallout

This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the legal and political fallout after the leaked SCOTUS draft overturning Roe v. Wade, the State Bar of Texas' lawsuit against A.G. Ken Paxton, and Gov. Abbott's support for a school voucher program, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Fallout from SCOTUS leak (polling, Senate vote) TEXAS TOPICS Hotze conversation with Patrick on voter fraud Paxton v. State Bar of Texas Election officials "solicitation" of mail ballots (Paxton v. Longoria) being heard Crystal Mason case sent back to lower courts Abbott floats vouchers Beto courting McConaghey? School board elections You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

Party Politics: Abortion-Rights Bombshell

This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss J.D. Vance's victory in the Ohio Republican primary, Gov. Abbott's threat to declare an "invasion" at the Texas border, and the shocking revelation that SCOTUS is set to strike down Roe vs. Wade, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Vance wins in Ohio TEXAS TOPICS A border "invasion?" Operation Lone Star gets more money Chris Turner steps aside DEEP Leaked SCOTUS opinion heralds abortion-rights takedown You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

Party Politics: Beto's Bet

This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss Kevin McCarthy's ability to avoid consequences in the wake of an unfolding political scandal, two propositions on the May 7 electoral ballot in Texas, and Beto O'Rourke's promise to expand gambling and legalize marijuana if elected governor of Texas, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Kevin McCarthy's nine lives Trump in contempt TEXAS TOPICS National Guard soldier dies rescuing migrants in Rio Grande Texas sues Biden over Title 42 Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick join Paxton on whistleblower lawsuit O'Rourke would expand gambling and legalize marijuana May 7 propositions Rick Perry is not stupid You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

Party Politics: Schemin' Steven

This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss Michigan Sen. Mallory McMorrow's viral speech, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' beef with Disney, the lifting of mask mandates on flights, and the indictment of GOP activist Steven Hotze, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS No more masks on flights Mallory McMorrow goes viral 2024 might look very different – DNC reshuffling nominations; RNC controls debates DeSantis vs. Disney TEXAS TOPICS Hotze indicted Fundraising update Cain Takes on CitiGroup; Davis sues Cain You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

Party Politics: Staff Inspection

This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss Gov. Greg Abbott's border bottlenecking, President Biden's crackdown on ghost guns, the controversial death penalty case of Melissa Lucio, and the indictments of three staff members in the Harris County Judge's office, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Biden cracks down on ghost guns Trump endorses Oz TEXAS TOPICS Cuellar "Not a target" LA County bans travel to Florida and Texas Melissa Lucio death penalty case Abbott's Border inspection Cruz vs. Mr. T DEEP Judge Hidalgo staff indicted You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

Party Politics: Border Wars

This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss Gov. Greg Abbott's plan to bus illegal immigrants to the U.S. Capitol, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson's SCOTUS confirmation, the evidence of Russian war crimes in Ukraine, and Sarah Palin's return to politics, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmed War crimes in Ukraine Sarah Palin is BACK Legalize it? TEXAS TOPICS Dan Patrick v Disney Kim Olson pushed TDP staffer Senator Powell drops reelection bid Uh... Selena delivered by...Ron Paul? DEEP Border politics (stunts) You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

Party Politics: All About Redistricting

This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the process of redistricting and how it affects political elections, as well as contributes to the ever-widening gap between political party affiliations. They also discuss how the Texas population boom, particularly in suburban cities, incites the Texas legislature (which is controlled by Republicans) to redraw districts to suit its voter base. You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

Party Politics: Circus SCOTUS

This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the U.S. Senate hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, Ted Cruz's altercation at a Montana airport, Governor Abbott's border-policy problems, and a Texas court's injunction against child abuse investigations for transgender kids, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Ukraine update Eric Greitens accused of abuse / Senate races roundup Cruz v Bozeman airport TEXAS TOPICS Abbott border policy problems Patrick announces new committee members Foster care system under fire Court issues injunction on child abuse investigations for transgender kids DEEP SCOTUS Hearings You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

Party Politics: Crude Awakening

This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the ongoing war in Ukraine, the U.S. ban on Russian crude oil, President Biden's trip to Fort Worth, and a Texas billionaire's lawsuit against Beto O'Rourke, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Ukraine update Russian oil ban TEXAS TOPICS Biden in Fort Worth Election troubles; Longoria resigns Former VP Pence ad buy Abbott orders task force to study staff shortages in schools HUD finds GLO discriminated in Harvey funds DEEP Texas oil tycoon Kelcy Warren sues Beto O'Rourke You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.