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A political podcast hosted by two political science professors, Brandon Rottinghaus from the University of Houston and Jay Aiyer from Texas Southern University. They’ll provide you with up-to-date politics and policy conversations for your next cocktail party and it’ll make you sound really smart!

A political podcast hosted by two political science professors, Brandon Rottinghaus from the University of Houston and Jay Aiyer from Texas Southern University. They’ll provide you with up-to-date politics and policy conversations for your next cocktail party and it’ll make you sound really smart!
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United States

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A political podcast hosted by two political science professors, Brandon Rottinghaus from the University of Houston and Jay Aiyer from Texas Southern University. They’ll provide you with up-to-date politics and policy conversations for your next cocktail party and it’ll make you sound really smart!

Language:

English

Contact:

713-748-8888


Episodes

106: Trade Wars

5/17/2019
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This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer analyze the multiple layers of the years-long trade war between President Donald Trump and China. Jay and Brandon discuss the logistics behind the trade talks and how China’s raised taxes on U.S. imports will impact businesses and the American economy. Stay tuned towards the end of the show where Jay reveals a big announcement! NATIONAL TOPICS 2020 Presidential roundup Donald Trump Jr. to testify... Read More

Duration:00:28:55

105: Constitutional crisis

5/10/2019
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This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer analyze the potential outcomes of the House Judiciary Committee’s decision to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt after his refusal to comply with the Committee’s subpoenas to provide documents related to special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report. Jay and Brandon discuss the politics behind Trump evoking an Executive Privilege on all Mueller Report documentation, and explain why the Republican led Senate...

Duration:00:29:11

104: Jon Lovett

4/30/2019
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This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer are joined by a very special guest and “celebrated raconteur”! Former Obama speechwriter and Pod Save America host Jon Lovett discusses his take on the political climate going into the 2020 Presidential Election, and the strengths and weaknesses of the major Presidential candidates. Ahead of his live Houston show, Lovett shares his views on Texas politics, how humor continues to play a role in... Read More

Duration:00:29:11

103: Biden announcement

4/26/2019
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After months of deliberation, former Vice President Joe Biden finally announced his decision to throw his hat in the ring for the 2020 Presidential Election. This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer analyze who are the front runners for 2020 and discuss whether Biden has a real shot of winning the Democratic nomination. Jay and Brandon also discuss ideological shifts in the Democratic Party and how they could impact the 2020... Read More

Duration:00:29:11

102: Mueller Report

4/18/2019
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Following the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, Party Politics co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer break down the redacted version of the report and discuss what the findings reveal about the investigation into the Trump campaign. Jay and Brandon analyze the takeaways and missing pieces of the report, and evaluate how it differs from Attorney General William Barr’s summary. What comes next for the Trump......

Duration:00:28:13

101: Border crisis

4/12/2019
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President Donald Trump is tightening his grip on immigration by proposing big policy changes, including cutting aid to Central America and a more aggressive stance against people seeking asylum. How will the Administration respond after a federal judge blocked his asylum proposal earlier this week? Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer break down the resignation of Kirstjen Nielsen at the Department of Homeland Security and the politics of immigration policy. National topics 2020...

Duration:00:29:11

100: 100 Episodes

4/4/2019
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This week on Party Politics, we celebrate our 100th episode with a live podcast event recorded at the University of Houston’s coffee shop The Nook. Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer share their favorite moments from the past 100 episodes, including President Trump’s greatest wins and losses since his inauguration. Brandon and Jay take questions from the audience, analyze the biggest shifts in American politics and the impact on our culture and society. They even... Read More

Duration:00:40:51

99: Mueller report

3/29/2019
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This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer discuss the results of the most anticipated investigation since Watergate. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has delivered his report on Russian interference in the 2016 election to Attorney General William Barr. Brandon and Jay discuss the report and analyze the politics of the summary presented by the Attorney General. Will the public ever see the report? NATIONAL TOPICS -2020 Democratic Presidential candidate roundup...

Duration:00:29:11

98: Beto O'Rourke

3/21/2019
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This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer break down the new realities of the presidential race as the Beto O’Rourke campaign ramps up. Jay and Brandon analyze O’Rourke’s political leanings and discuss the challenges he faces as he takes on the other candidates who want to lead the Democratic ticket in 2020. Will O’Rourke’s past come back to haunt him? Is he liberal, moderate, or progressive? How long can he dominate... Read More

Duration:00:29:11

Episode 97: Lizzie Fletcher

3/14/2019
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This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer chat with Lizzie Fletcher, the newly-elected Representative for U.S. House District 7 (D-Houston), which encompasses parts of western and northwestern Harris County. Congresswoman Fletcher gives us a look at an "average week" on Capitol Hill, discusses Harvey recovery funds, and what her priorities are going forward. Plus, she dishes on her go-to Houston ‘Tex-Mex’ and her favorite Houston Rodeo memories! NATIONAL...

Duration:00:29:11

Episode 96: Public education

3/7/2019
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Earlier this week the Texas Senate unanimously passed their first piece of legislation on school finance reform, addressing one of Governor Greg Abbott’s emergency items for the current legislative session. The bill passed in the upper chamber would cost $4 billion over the next two years and provide $5,000 annual pay raises for full-time classroom teachers and librarians. As the bill heads to the state House of Representatives, reactions across the political aisle seem to... Read More

Duration:00:29:11

Episode 95: Michael Cohen

3/1/2019
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Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, testified before the House Oversight Committee and described the President as a con man, as well as a racist and disloyal person. His explosive testimony came in the aftermath of Cohen’s own plea deal for lying before Congress. Will Cohen’s testimony matter in the ongoing investigation of the President? Should his testimony even be considered, in light of his own conviction? What are the political implications for Democrats... Read More

Duration:00:29:11

94: National emergency

2/22/2019
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President Trump won the battle over his proposed border wall, but the war rages on. Despite Congress passing and the President signing a budget full of border security funds, including some for physical barriers, Trump declared a national emergency to tap into additional funds to build the wall his way. Party Politics co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer discuss the implications of this order, the political blowback and legislative relations following this executive action. NATIONAL......

Duration:00:29:11

93: Funding bill

2/14/2019
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Against the backdrop of a potential second shutdown, House and Senate leaders came up with a compromise funding bill to keep the government open. The White House said President Trump will sign the bill, but will also declare a national emergency to stop what the administration categorizes as a “national security and humanitarian crisis at the border.” Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus break down what happened and what happens next in the wall debate. Also,... Read More

Duration:00:28:55

Episode 92: State of the Union

2/7/2019
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An embattled President Donald Trump delivered his postponed State of the Union address this week and Party Politics co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus highlight the top issues and controversies. Did Trump reset his policy agenda? Did he deliver on his promises of bipartisanship and make overtures to wavering Republicans? Did the President double-down on funding for the border wall? Did he make a surprise announcement on a long-planned summit with North Korea? This week’s... Read More

Duration:00:29:11

91: Voter fraud

2/1/2019
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The office of the Texas Secretary of State David Whitley recently flagged about 95,000 registered voters for citizenship checks. However, in Harris County, the number of people on that initial list has since dropped by thousands. The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), a historic civil and voting rights group, is crying foul and has filed litigation against the state of Texas. Party Politics co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus separate fact from fiction,... Read More

Duration:00:29:11

Episode 90: Shutdown continues

1/24/2019
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It’s high noon in Washington, D.C. and President Donald Trump and the Democrats in Congress are still facing off over the government partial shutdown, now the longest in U.S. history. The President has made policy overtures, but House Democrats have rejected the offer over funding for Trump’s proposed border wall. Senate leaders have gotten involved, but prospects for an immediate solution are slim. Party Politics co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus discuss prospects for the... Read...

Duration:00:29:11

Episode 89: Texas inauguration

1/16/2019
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick were sworn in to office this week and it was a far cry from the last legislative session. Gone are the divisive social issues of the past—replaced by more funding for schools and property tax reform. Is this move to bread and butter issues going to hold? Party Politics co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer break down the speeches and highlight the politics of funding schools... Read More

Duration:00:29:11

Episode 88: Shutdown continues

1/11/2019
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In this image from video, President Donald Trump speaks during a televised address from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. As the government shutdown nears a record-setting length, President Donald Trump and the Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives continue to jockey over the construction of a billion-dollar border wall. Following the dueling prime time addresses by Trump and the Democratic leaders, Party Politics co-hosts... Read More

Duration:00:29:11

Episode 87: Government Shutdown

1/3/2019
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President Trump’s promise to build a "big" and "beautiful" wall along the southern border of the United States has run into political trouble in the form of a partial government shutdown since the branches have yet to agree on a short or long term budget. The new Democratic majority in the U.S. House of Representatives makes it harder to get a deal and the White House is digging in. With all this bickering, how long... Read More

Duration:00:29:10