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John Jordan

John Jordan does a little bit of everything at The Texas Tribune. In addition working with our great photographers to editing our Directory of elected officials, John manages the day-to-day operations at the Tribune and makes sure we have good coffee to drink. Before coming to work at the Tribune, John spent several decades as a touring and recording musician. In 2005, he left the road to join a statewide political campaign. After that, John worked for an Austin-based nonprofit, then joined the Austin Bureau of The Dallas Morning News, where he worked for four years before joining the staff at The Texas Tribune.

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John Jordan

The Playlist: She Caught the Katy

In a story this week about former Florida governor and likely presidential contender Jeb Bush's early Texas years, we learned that in college Bush and his roomies listened to jazz and Taj Mahal records on their stereo, so it's all Taj and jazz for this week's playlist of the week's news.

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Illustration by John Jordan

The Playlist: Something in the Water

This week, we published Undrinkable, our series on why tens of thousands along the Texas border don’t have ready access to safe, clean drinking water, so we start this week’s playlist of the week’s news with “Something in the Water” by Prince.

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Inside Texas Politics: Mother, May I?

On this week's edition of WFAA-TV's Inside Texas Politics with host Jason Whitely, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Bud Kennedy and Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey, talk turns to spending caps and constitutional amendments.

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The Playlist: The Race is On

The first University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll of 2015 had good news for likely White House hopefuls Scott Walker and Hillary Clinton — so we’re kicking off this week’s playlist with George Jones singing “The Race Is On."

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The Playlist: Hamilton

This week's playlist is dedicated to Reeve Hamilton, one of the Tribune's original reporters who leaves us today after a memorable five-plus years.

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Inside Texas Politics: "Crazy State"

On this week's edition of WFAA-TV's Inside Texas Politics with host Jason Whitely, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Bud Kennedy and Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey: a widely shared video in which a Florida congressman calls Texas a "crazy state."

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Inside Texas Politics: Rand Paul's Recent Moves

On this week's edition of WFAA-TV's Inside Texas Politics with host Jason Whitely, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Bud Kennedy and Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey talk about U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, who's showing all the signs that he's gearing up for a presidential run.

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The Playlist: Thursday

There was no shortage of news coming out of the Capitol this week, but last Thursday was so singular that we built our entire playlist around the events of that day. Kicking things off: Wes Montgomery’s cover of “A Day In The Life” by The Beatles.

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