During the 2019 Texas Tribune Festival, many of the state's biggest names and some of the nation’s most influential public figures visited Austin for three days of discussions on politics, policy and other issues facing Texas and the nation. The conversations featured presidential candidates, state and federal lawmakers, and experts on a range of topics affecting everyday Texans. Here's a look at the panels that were livestreamed during the Festival.
Opening Keynote: One-on-One with Will Hurd
The Texas congressman on his decision to retire, his support of the president, the future of the Republican party, the surge of white supremacy and the crisis at the border.
El Paso and Dayton
El Paso Mayor Dee Margo and Dayton, Ohio, Mayor Nan Whaley on an unbearably tragic weekend in August and a remarkably resilient aftermath.
A Live Recording of the "Takeout" Podcast
William McRaven, the retired four-star admiral and former chancellor of the University of Texas System, talks about life at sea, at war and in higher ed.
One-on-One with Pete Buttigieg
The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, on his race for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.
One-on-One with Anthony Scaramucci
The former White House communications director on his 11 days of infamy, what he thinks of President Donald Trump and the media, and who’s going to win in 2020.
One-on-One with Beto O'Rourke
The former Texas congressman on his race for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.
Trump Gets Reelected If ...
Watch POLITICO’s Tim Alberta talk with 2016 campaign chiefs who know what worked and what didn’t — and how to pivot the strategy in 2020.
One-on-One with Amy Klobuchar
The U.S. senator from Minnesota on her race for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.
Playbook Exchange with Members of the House Freedom Caucus
POLITICO Playbook co-authors Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman talk with House Freedom Caucus founding Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio; Chairman Mark Meadows R-North Carolina; and member Chip Roy, R-Austin.
Live Recording of "Why is This Happening? with Chris Hayes" featuring U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz
The host of MSNBC’s “All In” talks to Texas' junior senator about small government, big tech, the Senate vs. the House and his relationship with the president.
How to Fix American Politics
In a two-part discussion, POLITICO’s Ryan Heath unpacks potential solutions to improve the state of our politics today. Part one features Heath in conversation with Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. In part two, Heath and a panel of special guests talk about real-life experiments and pie-in-the-sky ideas.
One-on-One with Michael Bennet
The U.S senator from Colorado on his race for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.
2020 and the Border
POLITICO’s Laura Barrón-López leads a discussion about how border and immigration policy and politics are shaping the 2020 landscape.
One-on-One with Julián Castro
The former secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on his race for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.
Ag in the Modern World
POLITICO’s Helena Bottemiller Evich leads a panel discussion about the state of agriculture in 2020 and beyond
Closing Keynote: One-on-One with Nancy Pelosi
The speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives on making Congress work, a presidency without precedent, the coming elections and her vision for a better America.
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