All new TribCast! We dissect the July 31 runoff & its impact on the presidential race. All before a live audience.
Congratulations, Thanh on your #SPJ award on digital media presentation @uscthanhtan (Taken with Instagram at Texas Tribune)
We are moving over our tumblr over to a new blog so we can have shared member access with some of our current staff members. The name will be the same but if you were currently following us you will have to follow our new blog which is here. Special thanks to our fantastic photo summer intern Ariel Min.
Click on the chart to link to our latest multimedia project highlighting Perry’s record on health care in Texas and the plight of the state’s 6.2 million uninsured residents. Emily Ramshaw covers the Perry angle (for the Trib and the NY Times). Thanh Tan meets a Texan navigating through life without health insurance. Ryan Murphy offers two interactive charts to show us how many Texans have enrolled in Medicaid (previewed above) and the Children’s Health Insurance Program over the years.
Perry has stumbled to second place in the latest Fox News poll. Romney takes the lead at 23%. Perry 19%. Cain 17%.
Thanks to Gov. Rick Perry, Karla Reséndiz was able to attend the University of Texas and pay in-state tuition rates — even though she is not a legal resident of Texas. Reséndiz and others like her are now the focus of a harsh political debate. And Perry finds himself is in an unusual position: facing attacks for being insufficiently hardline on illegal immigration.
Timothy Noah’s new blog post discusses the role that weight will play for candidates in the 2012 election. History shows us that the scale is tipped slightly in their favor.
Courtesy of the New York Times.
Might be time to leave this man alone.
Chris Christie swears up and down he is not running for president.
At the Reagan Library last night, where he delivered a speech on American exceptionalism, two audience members beseeched him to run. (Because his first question was about illegal immigration, Christie chuckled, “You folks are an incredible disappointment as an audience” for not asking him about his presidential aspirations right off the bat.)
In again deflecting presidential attention, he pointed the audience toward this video, put together by POLITICO, of him saying “No” to questions about whether he will run for president in about a dozen different interviews. As the Christian Science Monitor’s Linda Feldmann wrote yesterday, Christie’s coin of the political realm is authenticity, and saying “yes” after so pointedly saying “no” for so long would sacrifice a lot of that credibility.
“Thank you… I wrote that.”
Rick Perry bad lip reading.