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Fighting Over Harvey Aid And A Bathroom Bill

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Plus Steve Bannon’s favorite-- Ted Cruz... impeachment... and medical marijuana

Editor's note: Mike Ward, who appeared on this podcast, was a reporter for the Houston Chronicle whose reporting was called into question in August, 2018. Although the podcasts were primarily analysis of current events, in the interest of disclosure, we thought it wise to include this information.
 
The Houston Chronicle retracted eight reports and issued corrections in multiple others, saying they were based on fabricated information, after an outside investigation revealed 44 percent of people quoted in Ward’s stories did not appear to exist. Ward resigned earlier this year while the investigation was underway.

An angry Gov. Greg Abbott takes on fellow Republicans in the U.S. House for getting "rolled" by not demanding that Texas gets an additional $18 billion now in Hurricane Harvey relief funding.

And former top Trump adviser Steve Bannon says he's fixin' to unseat all Republican U.S. senators except Texan Ted Cruz, as U.S. Rep. Al Green of Houston files paperwork to impeach Trump for . . . well, being Trump.

That and more on this week's show, the lowdown on all the political action in Austin and Washington -- and what it means to average Texans.

With Mike Ward, the Houston Chronicle's Austin Bureau chief, and Scott Braddock, editor of the Quorum Report, comes Texas' leading online podcast about Lone Star politics -- now coming to you in collaboration with Texas Public Radio.