Party Politics

Party Politics

Overwhelmed by the political news cycle every week? We get it — that’s why we’re ‘keeping the fun but losing all the drama’ of politics! Party Politics podcast is hosted by Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina, two smart and sassy University of Houston political science professors, who deliver a friendly, funny, and casually informative recap of the week's biggest political news stories. Join the conversation on Twitter @HPMPolitics; use #PartyPoliticsPod to ask Brandon and Jeronimo questions; or email us at Party Politics.

Episodes

May 27, 2022 28 min

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.

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Uvalde, Tx. tragedy

Another call for gun reform

Beto...

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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.

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Fallout from SCOTUS leak (polling, Senate vote)

 

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Hotze conversation with Patrick on vot...

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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.

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Vance wins in Ohio

 

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A border “invasion?"

Operation Lone Star gets more mone...

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April 29, 2022 28 min

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.

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Kevin McCarthy's nine lives

Trump in cont...

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April 22, 2022 30 min

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.

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No more masks on flights

Mallory McMorrow goes viral

2024 might look very different – DNC reshuffling nominations; RNC...

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April 15, 2022 33 min

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.

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Biden cracks down on ghost guns

Trump endorses Oz

 

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Cuellar “Not...

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April 8, 2022 28 min

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.

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Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmed

War crimes in Ukraine

Sarah Palin is BACK

Legal...

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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...

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March 25, 2022 28 min

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.

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Ukraine update

Eric Greitens accused of abuse / Senate races ro...

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March 11, 2022 28 min

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.

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Ukraine update

Russian oil ban

 

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Biden in Fort Worth

Election troubles; Longoria resigns

Former VP Pence ad buy

Abbott orders...

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This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the takeaways from President Biden's State of the Union address, the ongoing war in Ukraine, Biden's nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court, and the results of the 2022 Texas primary election.

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Biden delivers SOTU address

War in Ukraine worsens

Biden nominates Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to S...

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February 25, 2022 28 min

This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the potential political fallout from Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the spectrum of primary elections in Texas, and the bigger picture of fundraising and spending for political campaigns, among other stories.

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Russia invades Ukraine

 

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State primary elections roundup

Fundraising, spending, and the bigger picture

Y...

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February 18, 2022 28 min

This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the latest in the chronicles of Texas AG Ken Paxton filing lawsuits (and having lawsuits filed against him), the standoff over Ukraine, and voting concerns related to the March primaries, among other stories.

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To Spend or Not to Spend – Breaking down the budget deal

Russians, Ukraine, and Biden

 

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Texas getting a (us...

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February 11, 2022 28 min

This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the RNC's censure of Liz Cheney and Adam Kinsinger, the sparring match between Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Henry Cuellar, and Texas GOP candidate Shelley Luther's latest hateful remark, among other stories.

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Time to lift Congress' mask mandate?

RNC censures Cheney and Kinsinger

Biden science adviser quits

 

TEX...

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February 4, 2022 28 min

This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss President Biden's plan for a new SCOTUS nominee, Kid Rock's potential run for U.S. Congress, the fundraising numbers among Texas republicans, and Gov. Abbott's risky bet on the Texas energy grid, among other stories.

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Electoral Count Act Reforms

SCOTUS Watch

Senator Kid Rock?

 

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Trump in Texas

Fundraising...

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This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the hot-mic moment between President Biden and Fox News reporter Peter Doocy, the tense situation on the Russia-Ukraine border, Dan Crenshaw's unsolicited send-out of mail-in ballot applications, and Justice Stephen Breyer's retirement, among other stories.

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Biden v. Doocy

Ukraine Situation

 

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Voter Registrat...

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Party Politics is back for 2022! This week, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the war of words between Donald Trump and Florida governor Ron DeSantis, Texas attorney general Ken Paxton's ongoing legal troubles, fundraising numbers in Texas political races, and the successes and failures (mostly failures) of President Biden's first year in office, among other stories.

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Dems take on v...

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December 17, 2021 28 min

This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina look back on the most important stories of 2021 with special guests Jay Aiyer, first assistant Harris County Attorney and former co-host of Party Politics; Madlin Mekelburg, chief politics reporter for the Austin American Statesman; and Antonio Arellano, civil rights advocate and community organizer.

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This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the tone-deaf and disturbing Christmas photos tweeted by Reps Thomas Massie and Lauren Boebert, Rep. Dan Crenshaw's criticism of the GOP Freedom Caucus, and the DOJ's lawsuit over Texas' congressional district maps, among other stories.

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Congress’ December to-do List

Reps Massie & Boebert Take Aim (literally) at ...

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December 3, 2021 28 min

This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the feud between congresswomen Lauren Boebert and Ilhan Omar that sparked the intra-party spat between Marjorie Taylor Greene and Nancy Mace, the political implications of actor Matthew McConaughey's flirtation with public service, and the restrictive Mississippi abortion law being challenged before the Supreme Court, among other stories.

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