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The Rundown is a daily news briefing on Texas politics and policy from The Texas Tribune. With reporters based in Austin, Dallas and Washington, D.C., and on the U.S.–Mexico border, we are your go-to source for news on Texas issues.

The Rundown is a daily news briefing on Texas politics and policy from The Texas Tribune. With reporters based in Austin, Dallas and Washington, D.C., and on the U.S.–Mexico border, we are your go-to source for news on Texas issues.
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The Rundown is a daily news briefing on Texas politics and policy from The Texas Tribune. With reporters based in Austin, Dallas and Washington, D.C., and on the U.S.–Mexico border, we are your go-to source for news on Texas issues.

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Episodes

Kids in exchange for deportation: The latest on family separations at the border

6/25/2018
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Joined by a senator from New Mexico, the two Texas congressmen got a short tour of the detention camp and said nearly 300 minors are there, including some whose parents have been deported to their home countries. The tour came hours before the Trump administration said it has a plan to reunite more than 2,000 migrant children still in federal custody. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:02:53

The latest from the border: families, FLOTUS and floods

6/22/2018
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More than 2,000 children have been separated from their families at the border. Here's the latest on what's happening at the border, in Washington and among Texas politicians. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:03:01

Most Texas voters oppose family separations at the border, with greater support among men and Republicans

6/21/2018
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Male Republicans support separating families trying to cross illegally into the U.S. from Mexico, but most other groups — and Texas voters overall — do not, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:03:18

Political and policy concerns mount over Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy

6/20/2018
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There is increasing political and policy concern at the U.S. Capitol over the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the Texas-Mexico border. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:02:51

Listen to crying children who’ve just been separated from their parents at the Texas-Mexico border

6/19/2018
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ProPublica has obtained audio from inside a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility in which children can be heard wailing as an agent jokes, “We have an orchestra here.” www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:03:30

Democrats keep focus on policy separating immigrant children from parents

6/18/2018
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Days after a tent city went up near El Paso, demonstrators near the facility took aim at the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children from parents who were seeking asylum. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:03:01

Trump administration to erect first tent city to house immigrant children near El Paso

6/15/2018
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services confirmed Thursday it has selected Tornillo as a site to house immigrant children separated from their parents under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:02:45

Vice President Mike Pence promotes Trump agenda in speech to Southern Baptists

6/14/2018
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Vice President Mike Pence, speaking Dallas Wednesday, promised the Trump administration would not be fooled by North Korea's recent promise to work toward denuclearization. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:02:53

Report: Immigrant children could be housed in tent cities on Texas military bases

6/13/2018
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is considering several Texas military bases as sites for tent cities to house thousands of immigrant children separated from their parents, per McClatchy. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:02:36

U.S. Attorney General reverses asylum policy

6/12/2018
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“The mere fact that a country may have problems effectively policing certain crimes — such as domestic violence or gang violence ... cannot itself establish an asylum claim,” U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ruled Monday. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:02:32

State lawmakers explore ways to address school gun violence and make campuses safer

6/11/2018
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The Texas Senate’s new committee on school violence and security meets today and tomorrow. Lawmakers will hear invited and public testimony both days. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:02:21

Lawsuit filed against parents of the Santa Fe High School shooter aims to do more than collect money

6/8/2018
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The lawsuit filed against the Santa Fe shooting suspect's parents aims to hold gun owners responsible for the way they store their firearms around their troubled children. Experts say it fits into a nationwide pattern of gun liability cases that aspire to keep gun owners and manufacturers accountable through fear of high-cost lawsuits. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:02:08

Gov. Greg Abbott: The state is ready for the next Hurricane Harvey

6/7/2018
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"We are ready, and we are taking steps on a daily basis to make sure we will be able to address any challenge coming our way," Abbott told reporters after a briefing President Donald Trump and federal emergency officials. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:02:43

Congress on cusp of bypassing Paul Ryan and forcing vote on “Dreamers”

6/6/2018
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With the help of two Texas border Democrats, lawmakers are just three votes shy of having the number needed to bypass House Speaker Paul Ryan and force a vote on “Dreamers.” On Tuesday, Democratic U.S. Reps. Vicente Gonzalez and Filemon Vela announced they would in fact sign onto the petition another border congressman Republican Will Hurd, originally spearheaded. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:02:24

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, a constitutional lawyer, at a loss for words over whether President Trump could pardon himself

6/5/2018
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President Donald Trump tweeted Monday that he has “the absolute right to pardon himself," should he be charged as a result of the investigation into possible Russian collusion with his 2016 presidential campaign. But one constitutional scholar — Texas' own U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz — was at a bit of a loss for words when asked about it on capitol hill. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:03:02

Rep. Will Hurd says GOP members have votes to bring immigration bills to House floor

6/4/2018
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The San Antonio-area Republican says he has the votes to bring multiple immigration bills to the floor of the U.S. House for debate; a move he expects to happen this month. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:02:15

Texas-based attorneys push to end separation of families who enter U.S. illegally

6/1/2018
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A coalition of Texas-based lawyers filed an emergency request Thursday to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to order the Trump Administration to stop separating immigrant parents from their children at the border. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:02:36

Trump will meet with families of Santa Fe shooting victims during Thursday trip to Texas

5/31/2018
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President Donald Trump will meet with the families of the victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting when he travels to Texas on Thursday, according to the White House. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:02:38

Gov. Greg Abbott to announce school safety plan, less than two weeks after Santa Fe shooting

5/29/2018
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Gov. Greg Abbott will unveil a plan Wednesday to make the state's schools safer in light of the recent shooting rampage in Santa Fe that killed 10 people. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:02:34

Greg Abbott, Dan Patrick work through weekend to outline new school safety plan

5/29/2018
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Following last week’s discussions with law enforcement, legislators and victims of recent mass shootings in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick vowed to work through the weekend to lay out a school safety plan before the next school year gets underway in August. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:02:18