Steve Scalise http://wrkf.org en MONDAY: Political Consultant Roy Fletcher; Author Chris Colin http://wrkf.org/post/monday-political-consultant-roy-fletcher-author-chris-colin <p>Roy Fletcher, former National Deputy Campaign Manager for Sen. John McCain, and now a Political Consultant and Strategist, joins Jim in studio for the better part of today's show. He and Jim discuss the unexpected and surprisingly successful rise of Rep. Steve Scalise to House Majority Whip; Sen. David Vitter's bid for the Governor's mansion and his sudden shift to the middle; Bill Cassidy running for Senate; Common Core and Superintendent John White; Governor Jindal; the Landrieu Family; and much, much, much, much more.</p><p>Also, Author Chris Colin talks with Jim for the last segment of today's show about his latest book <em>What to Talk About: On a Plane, at a Cocktail Party, in a Tiny Elevator with Your Boss's Boss</em>.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:05:14 +0000 Jim Engster 28389 at http://wrkf.org FRIDAY: Political Consultant Gus Weill; Marlon Brando Biographer Susan Mizruchi http://wrkf.org/post/friday-political-consultant-gus-weill-marlon-brando-biographer-susan-mizruchi <p>Political Consultant Gus Weill&nbsp;joins Jim for the better part of today's show to discuss the last few days in Louisiana Politics. He and Jim touch on Rep. Steve Scalise becoming the U.S. House Majority Whip and what that means for the GOP and Congress; the love/hate relationship between Governor Bobby Jindal and Superintendent of Education John White over their Common Core dispute; and much, much more.</p><p>Susan Mizruchi joins Jim for the last segment of today's show to talk about her new biography of Marlon Brando titled <em>Brando's Smile</em>. At 19 years old Brando left Nebraska for New York, and by the age of 23 he was one of the worlds greatest actors.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:06:14 +0000 Jim Engster 28287 at http://wrkf.org GOP: McCarthy Voted Majority Leader; Scalise Chosen As Whip http://wrkf.org/post/gop-mccarthy-voted-majority-leader-scalise-chosen-whip Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>House Republicans have elected a new majority leader. As expected, Kevin McCarthy of California, currently the third-ranked Republican in the House, easily prevailed. And Steve Scalise of Louisiana won the fight to replace McCarthy as majority whip. The leadership shuffle followed last week's unexpected primary defeat of the previous majority leader, Eric Cantor. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:22:00 +0000 Ailsa Chang 28278 at http://wrkf.org House GOP Picks McCarthy For Majority Leader; Scalise Gets Whip http://wrkf.org/post/house-gop-picks-mccarthy-majority-leader-scalise-gets-whip <strong>This post was updated at 4:20 p.m. ET.</strong><p>Calif. Rep. Kevin McCarthy has been chosen by House Republicans to be their next majority leader, taking the place of Rep. Eric Cantor, who was defeated in a stunning primary upset earlier this month. Louisiana's Rep. Steve Scalise has been selected to fill the majority whip post left vacant by McCarthy's promotion.<p>McCarthy defeated Idaho Rep. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 19:21:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 28245 at http://wrkf.org House GOP Picks McCarthy For Majority Leader; Scalise Gets Whip In Race To Replace Cantor, Southern Republicans See Opportunity http://wrkf.org/post/race-replace-cantor-southern-republicans-see-opportunity If today's Republican Party can be said to have a center of gravity, it's in the South.<p>The states that made up the Confederacy account for less than a third of the country's total population, yet in the 2012 election they gave Republicans close to half of their membership in the House and accounted for nearly 60 percent of Mitt Romney's electoral votes.<p>But in House leadership? There, the South has been underrepresented.<p>Eric Cantor, who Is stepping down as majority leader after losing in a primary last week,<strong> </strong>was the only Southerner. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:52:46 +0000 S.V. Date 28225 at http://wrkf.org In Race To Replace Cantor, Southern Republicans See Opportunity MONDAY: Congressman Steve Scalise, Tiger Rag Editor Cody Worsham http://wrkf.org/post/monday-congressman-steve-scalise-tiger-rag-editor-cody-worsham <p></p><p></p><p>Jim talks with Louisiana District 1 Congressman Steve Scalise (R-River Ridge) about federal debt &amp; spending and other matters.</p><p>Tiger Rag Magazine Editor Cody Worsham discusses the LSU Tigers' season opener this Saturday in Dallas.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 16:58:24 +0000 Jim Engster 15173 at http://wrkf.org MONDAY: Congressman Steve Scalise, Tiger Rag Editor Cody Worsham