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Political Roundup: Healthcare Bill Stalls, And The Special Session Begins

We examine recent political developments with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas.

It's time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state, and local political stories.

On this edition, we discuss Senate Republicans lacking enough support to repeal and replace Obamacare and instead opting to move forward with a vote on a measure to repeal the law. Plus we discuss what's at stake in the special session of the Texas Legislature, which began Tuesday. And we examine other recent political developments with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas.

Today, our guests are: Jay Aiyer, from Texas Southern University and co-host of Houston Public Media's Party Politics podcast; Andrew Schneider, politics and government reporter for News 88.7; and Dr. David Branham, professor of political science at the University of Houston-Downtown.

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