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GOP Buy-In To Trump Agenda '100 Percent,' Says Cleaver, And A Kansas Parks & Wildlife Briefing

Luke X. Martin
KCUR 89.3
When Pres. Trump cited in his State of the Union record-low African-American unemployment, the Congressional Black Caucus stayed silent. "We obviously couldn't jump up and down off of something that was not completely true, " says Rep. Emanuel Cleaver.

Despite the raucous Republican reception Pres. Trump's State of the Union received, Kansas City's Rep. Emanuel Cleaver thinks the commander-in-chief missed an opportunity with his speech. Today, he shares his theory on why GOP members in Congress are eager to be seen supporting the president. Then, we get the latest word on the rainbow trout, zebra mussels, and Eastern spotted skunks that the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is keeping an eye on.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Luke X. Martin is associate producer of KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at or on Twitter, @lukexmartin.