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The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival is upon us! Join us Sept. 27-29 in downtown Austin for two days of unique perspectives, thoughtful conversation and networking — all in the shadow of the Texas Capitol. 

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Saturday, September 29 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
The Mood Out There

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Political pulse-takers assess the nation’s temperament heading into November.

Moderators
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Jim Henson

Director of the Texas Politics Project
Henson directs the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a founder and co-director of the University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll, the only open-source statewide survey of public opinion in Texas. Henson is also the co-author of a Texas politics web-based... Read More →

Speakers
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Kristen Soltis Anderson

Co-Founder of Echelon Insights and Contributor for ABC News
Soltis Anderson is the co-founder of Echelon Insights and a political commentator for ABC News. She is a commentator and columnist at The Washington Examiner and has written for The New York Times and The Washington Post. Soltis Anderson specializes in public opinion research, particularly... Read More →
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Jonathan Martin

National Political Correspondent for The New York Times
Martin has served as national political correspondent for The New York Times since 2013. He was previously a senior political writer and White House correspondent for Politico, where he covered the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections. Martin was also a reporter for The Hotline and... Read More →
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Mark Murray

Senior Political Editor at NBC News
Murray joined NBC News in 2003 and is currently senior political editor and author of NBC’s First Read blog. He appears regularly on MSNBC and Washington, D.C.’s NBC affiliate and also serves as a manager of NBC’s political coverage. Murray was previously a reporter at National... Read More →
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Margie Omero

Principal at GBA Strategies
Omero is a principal at GBA Strategies, a Democratic polling firm. She is the founder of Momentum Analysis, a Democratic public opinion research firm, and former managing director of Purple Insights, the research division of the political communications firm Purple Strategies. Omero... Read More →
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Elena Schneider

Campaign Reporter for Politico
Schneider is a campaign reporter for Politico, focusing on House and Senate races. She previously served as a news assistant and freelancer for The New York Times’ D.C. bureau. Schneider’s work has also appeared in The Texas Tribune, Texas Monthly and Business Insider.