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Political Roundup: Pres. Trump’s First State Of The Union Speech

Our political experts discuss the latest national, state, and local political stories with an eye for how they 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.

This week, we discuss Pres. Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address and the Democratic response from Rep. Joe Kennedy III of Massachusetts. We also examine reactions from Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut and White House Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah.

Our panel of political experts this week includes Elizabeth Simas, assistant professor of political science at the University of Houston, and political analyst Dallas Jones.

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