1. Putting The 'Ex' In Texas? AG Ken Paxton Faces Permanent Removal NPR 13:43

Texas’ top law enforcement official, Attorney General Ken Paxton, has been removed — at least temporarily — from his post by fellow Republicans, following years of allegations concerning ethical lapses and criminal conduct. A final vote in the state senate will decide his fate.

Republican lawmakers in the state are also working to change how elections are overseen in the Texas’ largest county. Good governance advocates have raised concerns that the new rules could jeopardize election integrity in one of the nation’s most populous metropolitan areas.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Houston Public Media’s Andrew Schneider, and voting correspondent Miles Parks.

The podcast is produced by Elena Moore and Casey Morell. Our editor is Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi.

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