KUT-FM: Ben Philpott, KUT News http://kccu.org en George P. Bush Steps Into Texas Political Limelight http://kccu.org/post/george-p-bush-steps-texas-political-limelight George P. Bush is expected to win Tuesday's GOP primary for land commissioner. Ben Phillpott of KUT brings the story of the young Bush's low-key campaign and outreach to Hispanic voters. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 21:37:00 +0000 KUT-FM: Ben Philpott, KUT News 51881 at http://kccu.org Could A Democrat Become Governor In Texas? http://kccu.org/post/could-democrat-become-governor-texas In 2014, Texas voters might just see something they haven't experienced in two decades — a competitive race for governor.<p>Current Republican Gov. Rick Perry isn't running for re-election, so it's an open race, with new faces and new optimism for Texas Democrats.<p>Earlier this year, the Democrats were once again facing the prospect of scrambling to find someone to run as their candidate. Then, on June 25, state Sen. Wed, 09 Oct 2013 20:41:00 +0000 KUT-FM: Ben Philpott, KUT News 43364 at http://kccu.org Could A Democrat Become Governor In Texas? Miss., Texas Won't Offer VA Benefits To Same-Sex Partners http://kccu.org/post/miss-texas-wont-offer-va-benefits-same-sex-partners Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.<p>Today, a Justice Department ruling opened the way for the Veterans Administration to extend benefits to same-sex married partners of veterans. This comes the same week that gays in the military can start applying for spousal benefits. But the process has not gone smoothly for National Guard members in Texas and Mississippi. In those states, Guard spokespeople say they won't file the paperwork for same-sex couples requesting benefits. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 20:36:00 +0000 KUT-FM: Ben Philpott, KUT News 41155 at http://kccu.org Redistricting Issue Heats Up In Texas http://kccu.org/post/redistricting-issue-heats-texas Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning, I'm David Greene.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And I'm Renee Montagne.<p>We're going to hear now about drawing and redrawing the political map in two big states, beginning with Texas, where the legislature has had some legendary battles over the years, few more contentious than those involving revising legislative and congressional districts. Wed, 29 May 2013 09:24:00 +0000 KUT-FM: Ben Philpott, KUT News 34907 at http://kccu.org Perry Campaign Amplifies Attacks On Santorum http://kccu.org/post/perry-campaign-amplifies-attacks-santorum Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry has been aboard a bus touring Iowa hoping to score an upset in next Tuesday's caucuses. Perry spent Thursday trying to reverse the surge that challenger Rick Santorum has seen in a recent poll. Fri, 30 Dec 2011 11:39:00 +0000 KUT-FM: Ben Philpott, KUT News 4451 at http://kccu.org