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Political Roundup: Special Session Ends Early, And Trump’s Response To Charlottesville

Our group of experts offers analysis of national, state, and local political stories with an eye for how it all might affect Houston and Texas.

It’s time again for the Houston Matters weekly political roundup with analysis of national, state, and local political stories with an eye for how it all might affect Houston and Texas.

On this week’s edition, we discuss everything from the early conclusion of the special session of the Texas Legislature, to Pres. Trump’s statements in response to violence in Charlottesville, Va., to CEOs leaving the president’s American Manufacturing Council.

Today, our guests are: Andrew Schneider, politics and government reporter for News 88.7, Brandon Rottinghaus from the University of Houston and co-host of Houston Public Media’s Party Politics podcast, and Jeremi Suri from the University of Texas Department of History.

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