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Political Roundup: Pres. Trump’s Visits To Puerto Rico And Las Vegas

Houston Matters’ political experts discuss the latest national, state, and local political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas.



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

On this week's edition: We discuss Pres. Donald Trump's visits to Puerto Rico and Las Vegas, the renewed debate over gun control after the Las Vegas mass shooting, the president’s tax plan, and a federal court case over Harris County’s bail system.

Our panel of political experts this week includes: Brandon Rottinghaus, political science professor from the University of Houston and co-host of Houston Public Media's Party Politics podcast; Mark Jones, political science fellow at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy; and Jon Taylor, political science professor at the University of St. Thomas.