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Political Roundup: Post-Shooting Politics, And Speaker Bonnen’s Rough Week

Our local experts discuss the latest political news.



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It’s been a busy week in politics — from responses and reactions to last weekend's deadly mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, to Pres. Trump’s receptions in both cities, to another Republican Congressman from Texas not seeking re-election, to Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen’s speakership suddenly being in jeopardy.

In the audio above, Craig Cohen goes through those and other stories with University of Houston political scientists Elizabeth Simas and Jeronimo Cortina, who’s just been named the new co-host of Houston Public Media’s Party Politics podcast, which returns in September.