In this new web series, Need to Know dissects the rhetoric of the campaign trail. This week: The annals of “treason” are filled with some of history’s most reviled traitors. Now, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has suggested a new candidate: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.
The Texas governor’s moderate track record on immigration is being billed by opponents as a major weakness in his quest for the Republican nomination.
Texas recently voted not to add creationism to its science texts. But the actions of the state’s school board continue to be closely watched by the nation. Need to Know caught up with the Board last May as it was considering changes for its social studies textbooks.
Alison Stewart talks to Ken Herman of the Austin American-Statesman about Governor Rick Perry’s accomplishments in Texas and his national ambitions.