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State Rep. C. Denise Marcelle of Baton Rouge talks about divisions in the city, the state, and in the nation. Marcelle is asking President Donald Trump to tone down his rhetoric as hostilities heighten in the aftermath of last week’s tragedy in Charlottesville.

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Louisiana political consultant Gus Weill talks about President Donald Trump's challenges.


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Dick Morris, veteran pollster and writer, talks on why he believes President Donald Trump is the victim of a witch hunt.


Professor Mak Lilla of Columbia University talks about his book, "The Once and Future Liberal." Lilla's op-ed piece in the New York Times last year, "The End of Identity Liberalism," was the most read op-ed essay of 2016, with 1.6 million views.


Elbert Gillory
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Former state lawmakers Elbert Guillory, (R)-Opelousas, and Melissa Flournoy, (D)-Shreveport, weigh in on national and state politics as another vote on health care reform looms in the U.S. Senate.


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Colonel Rob Maness talks about his unwavering support for President Trump amid multiple investigations into Trump's 2016 campaign.

Maness remains an ardent Trump supporter despite revelations this week of a June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and two high-ranking officials of the campaign with a Russian emissary.


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Conservative columnist and commentator Quin Hillyer weighs the dilemma faced by Republicans who are dismayed with the first 25 months of the Trump Presidency.


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Political consultant Raymond Strother comments on the political consequences of the connection between the Trump campaign and Russia. Strother discusses why President Donald Trump remains popular with his base of supporters and is a powerful force in the American South.


Pollster Bernie Pinsonat talks about President Donald Trump's popularity in Louisiana and how Republican lawmakers in the state might still be reluctant to challenge initiatives from an embattled president.


Quin Hilyer
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Today we're talking to political writers. Quin Hillyer of the American Spectator and Lamar White of Bayou Brief reflect from different sides of the political spectrum on President Donald Trump's chances of convincing the U.S. Senate to pass health care reform this week.


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