The Texas Tribune will cover the top news events from the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival, which takes place virtually throughout September. The Festival will feature more than 250 speakers in over 100 events, some of which are free and some ticketed. View the full schedule here, and use this page to see news stories on political and policy debates from the Festival.
“I’ve got the message up to him,” said Allen West, who took over as party chair in July. “I’d like to see the president come back to Texas one more time, especially come back to North Texas.” Full Story
Speaking during The Texas Tribune Festival, Clinton said Democrats should play up the risks to health care access that could result from a more conservative high court overturning the Affordable Care Act. Full Story
Crenshaw, a freshman Republican from Houston, made the comments in an interview during The Texas Tribune Festival that aired Monday. He also discussed immigration and changing voting patterns in Houston. Full Story
Hannah-Jones, a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine, and Lowery, a correspondent for 60 Minutes' "60 in 6," also discussed racial disparities during the pandemic and the fight for a true democracy. Full Story