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Hosted by Vlad Davidiuk, The American Chronicles Podcast features stories on politics, current events and culture across America and around the world. Based in Houston, shaped by Texas, and celebrating the USA, we cover topics that are timely and current, important to everyone. Listen each week for important issue discussion, interviews of prominent guests and critical topics of interest to everyone.

Hosted by Vlad Davidiuk, The American Chronicles Podcast features stories on politics, current events and culture across America and around the world. Based in Houston, shaped by Texas, and celebrating the USA, we cover topics that are timely and current, important to everyone. Listen each week for important issue discussion, interviews of prominent guests and critical topics of interest to everyone.
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Hosted by Vlad Davidiuk, The American Chronicles Podcast features stories on politics, current events and culture across America and around the world. Based in Houston, shaped by Texas, and celebrating the USA, we cover topics that are timely and current, important to everyone. Listen each week for important issue discussion, interviews of prominent guests and critical topics of interest to everyone.

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Ep. 043 - Candidate for RPT Chairman - James Dickey

5/24/2017
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On May 20, 2017 Republican Party of Texas Chairman Tom Mechler resigned, setting in motion a contest to replace him at the top of the Texas GOP. Among the candidates to announce is James Dickey, who currently serves as the Chairman of the Tarrant County Republican Party, based in Austin. Dickey is a longtime activist in the GOP, having begun his political journey as a volunteer on a campaign in 1984. He has served as a precinct chair and as a delegate to both state and national...

Duration:00:29:01

Ep. 041 - George T. Farrell, Chairman of BlakPAC

4/12/2017
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George T. Farrell is Chairman of BlakPAC, a political action committee primarily working to assist Black Conservatives qualify for office nationwide. The group also works to elect Black, Latino and Asian conservatives to office, opening and expanding the GOP to new voters and candidates. During the 2016 election, those efforts proved to be decisive, as BlakPAC engineered the largest single minority Get Out The Vote effort in Republican Party history, helping to give President Trump the...

Duration:00:31:37

Ep. 040 - David Balat for U.S. Congress (TX CD-7)

4/7/2017
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David Balat is a professional healthcare executive and former hospital CEO who specializes in finance and business development. His consulting firm specialized in turning around struggling health care organizations, rescuing troubled businesses and growing them into thriving, profitable organizations. David was born and raised in Houston, to parents who moved to the United States from the suburbs of Jerusalem and Bethlehem in Israel. On March 9, 2017, he announced his candidacy for the...

Duration:00:33:47

Ep. 039 - Former Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory

4/5/2017
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Elbert Guillory is a former member of the Louisiana State Senate, who represented District 24, including his native Opelousas, from May 2, 2009, until January 11, 2016, when his full term to which he was elected in 2011 ended. In 2013 Guillory gained national recognition when he switched parties, leaving the Democrats and joining the Republican Party. In becoming the Louisiana Senate’s first Republican of African-American descent since Reconstruction, he identified his former party as "the...

Duration:00:32:08

Ep. 038 - Brian Trascher - Author of "Laws and Sausage"

3/31/2017
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Brian S. Trascher is a New Orleans businessman who has helped to bridge the divide that often exists between business and politics. He is a Senior Partner at Gulf South Strategies, and the Principal of Laws and Sausage, LLC, where he offers corporate consulting and training through Citizen Advocacy Workshops. Brian's recently published book - “Laws and Sausage: You Never Want To See Either One Get Made!” is now available on Amazon.com in paperback and for Kindle. Brian joined the show to...

Duration:00:28:33

Ep. 037 - Robert Talton for Pasadena Mayor

3/17/2017
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A Pasadena, Texas resident since 1949, Robert Talton has led a life built on service to his family, his community and his church. His professional career has taken him from serving his country in the United States Air Force Reserves at Ellington AFB to protecting the streets of Pasadena as a police officer, to service as a prosecutor, city attorney and municipal judge. He served with honor and distinction for 16 years in the Texas Legislature. Now this longtime community leader seeks to...

Duration:00:55:04

Ep. 036 - Ted Harvey of Committee to Defend the President

3/8/2017
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Former Colorado State Senator Ted Harvey served as the honorary chairman of the Stop Hillary PAC. He currently works with Committee to Defend the President to defend President Trump from leftist attacks and continue to rally grassroots support behind him. He joined the show to talk about the current status of President Trump's agenda, such as the nomination of Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court and what it may mean for potential nominations in the future. We discuss the challenges of...

Duration:00:41:17

Ep. 035 - Star Wars Talk with Leif and Steve

3/4/2017
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Leif Olson and Steve Kusner joined the show for a discussion on Star Wars that touched briefly on the prequels (some useful and important bits, but largely negligible), the Expanded Universe (deleted by Disney, but containing much valuable information), the original trilogy (canon), and the most recently released films - Episode VII: The Force Awakens and the truly excellent Rogue One. Additionally, we speculate on the upcoming films - Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (set for release on...

Duration:00:58:48

Ep. 034 - Amy Kremer for Congress (Special Election GA-6)

3/1/2017
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Amy Kremer was born and raised in Marietta, Georgia and is running to fill the seat left vacant in Georgia’s 6th District by longtime congressman Tom Price, who joined the Trump Administration as Secretary of Health and Human Services. Over the last nine years, Amy has been on the front lines of the grassroots battles for America as one of the founders of the modern-day Tea Party movement, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots and former Chairman of Tea Party Express, and was instrumental in...

Duration:00:43:19

Ep. 033 - Dr. Richard Haass of CFR on "A World in Disarray"

2/25/2017
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Dr. Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations spoke with members of the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston on February 16, 2017, offering a profound and timely examination of a world increasingly defined by disorder as a new administration takes office and as President Obama's foreign policy legacy is assessed and discussed. Dr. Haass also presented his new book, A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order, a lucid and incisive...

Duration:00:54:32

Ep. 032 - Republican Precinct Chair 2017 Legislative Workshop

2/8/2017
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On Saturday, February 4, 2017, Texas State Senator Paul Bettencourt sponsored a Precinct Chair Legislative Workshop for Harris County Precinct Chairs with updates from the Texas Senate from Bettencourt and Texas House Updates from State Representatives. HCRP Chair Paul Simpson talked about the work underway at the county level. Bettencourt addressed Property Tax Legislation, State Representative Dwayne Bohac discussed Tax Credit Scholarship Legislation, and Mike Schofield talked about...

Duration:00:59:48

Ep. 031 - Steven L. Hayes of Americans For Fair Taxation

1/25/2017
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As America’s debt continues to grow, and American workers shoulder more of the burden of never ending fiscal irresponsibility, Americans For Fair Taxation - a US political advocacy group dedicated to fundamental tax code replacement - has led the way in advocacy and activism. As Chairman and President of Americans For Fair Taxation, Steven L. Hayes has dedicated a lifetime to finding and implementing alternatives to the income tax, and helps to lead the effort to shepherd legislation...

Duration:00:31:53

Ep. 030 - Harris County GOP & the Trump Inauguration

1/21/2017
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In celebration of a day long awaited - January 20, 2017 – the Harris County Republican Party held a watch party to observe and celebrate the Inauguration of President Donald J. Trump at Ninfa’s - a Houston institution for TexMex. I spoke with former Judge Clyde Leuchtag, County Chair Paul Simpson, and Houston Young Republican member and realtor Morad Fiki to get their thoughts on the events of the day and what they expect for the future. I also provide running commentary during the...

Duration:00:37:29

Ep. 029 - Peggy Venable and Aaron Smith on School Choice

1/18/2017
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While education reform is seemingly a constant agenda item for the Texas Legislature, during this session it has taken on a new shape as School Choice. Republicans, led by Texas Lieutenant Gov. Dan Patrick, are taking on the challenge of expanding school choice to all. Two people working on the front lines to help implement school choice for Texas - Peggy Venable - the Senior Visiting Fellow at the Center for Education Freedom at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, and Aaron Smith – an...

Duration:00:52:32

Ep. 028 - Autry Pruitt

1/14/2017
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Autry Pruitt is the author of Planes, Steak, and Water: Defending Donald J. Trump (available at BelieveDonald.com), and worked as a Trump Campaign surrogate during the election cycle. He is a board member of Americans for Fair Taxation (FairTax.org), and he hosts his own radio show on the Red State Radio Network. He joined the show to discuss his work on America’s tax structure, the long-term prospects of the Trump administration and how personal relationships, understanding and...

Duration:00:48:30

Ep. 027 - Col. Rob Maness of GatorPAC

1/11/2017
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Rob Maness is a former candidate for the United States Senate from Louisiana, and a retired Colonel with a record of service to the nation of more than 32 years. He is currently the owner of Iron Liberty Group, and Chairman of GatorPAC, a group that works to educate political activists on effective ways to influence elected officials and get candidates elected. He joined the show to discuss his accomplishments, his views on the challenges facing the incoming Trump administration, and his...

Duration:00:24:27

Ep. 026 - Ted Harvey of Stop Hillary PAC

1/6/2017
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Former Colorado State Senator Ted Harvey was first elected in 2001 as Representative. He previously served in the Reagan administration, and served as the honorary chairman of the Stop Hillary PAC. He currently works with Committee to Defend the President to support President-Elect Donald Trump from leftist attacks and continue to rally grassroots support behind him. He joined the show to talk about the efforts to defeat Clinton and defend the President-Elect. Website: Committee to Defend...

Duration:00:30:08

Ep. 025 - Keeping Faith in the Electoral College

12/7/2016
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Every four years, after the General Election, the states convene a meeting of the members of the Electoral College to formally elect the President of the United States. Under normal circumstances, those Electors merely affirm the popular vote as determined by citizens. However, every so often, a “Faithless Elector” confronts the moral challenge of casting a vote for a candidate they view as unacceptable – placing the outcome of their vote in doubt. On this episode, Constitutional historian...

Duration:00:53:17

Ep. 024 - Harris County Sheriff-Elect Ed Gonzalez

11/30/2016
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Harris County Sheriff-Elect Ed Gonzalez served a total of 18 years in the Houston Police Department, and retired as a sergeant in 2009. He was then elected to represent District H on Houston City Council and served until 2015, when term limits ended his tenure. He takes office as Sheriff on January 1, 2017, but first, he joined the show to discuss his electoral win, the challenges he faces, and his hopes for the future of the largest Sheriff’s office in Texas. Ed Gonzalez campaign...

Duration:00:32:54

Ep. 023 - Judge Linda Garcia, County Criminal Court at Law 16

11/5/2016
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Judge Linda Garcia was unanimously appointed by Harris County Commissioners Court as judge of the newly-created Harris County Criminal Court at Law No. 16 in December 2015 and took the bench on January 4, 2016. She is running to keep her seat on the bench. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Garcia was a prosecutor with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office for over 15 years, where she tried over 70 jury trials to a verdict, served as a chief prosecutor in the Misdemeanor and Justice...

Duration:00:26:34