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Political Roundup: French President’s Visit, And Trump Nominees Face Scrutiny

The Houston Matters 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 when we discuss national, state, and local political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas.

Today, our experts discuss Pres. Trump’s travel ban going before the Supreme Court. They update us on the progress of several presidential nominees, including Ronny Jackson, Mike Pompeo, and Gina Haspel. They discuss the state visit of French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte. And we check in on recent poll numbers in the Senate race between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke.

Our panel of experts this week includes Jon Taylor, political science professor at the University of St. Thomas, and Nancy Sims from Pierpont Communications and a lecturer at the University of Houston.

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