We are extremely pleased to announce The McLaughlin Group, “The American Original” for over three decades, the sharpest minds, best sources, and hardest talk, returns on Sundays at 12:00 Noon on ABC7-WJLA beginning January 7. John McLaughlin mentee Tom Rogan will be taking over as moderator, joined by iconic panelists Eleanor Clift, Pat Buchanan and Clarence Page. Rogan, in his early 30’s, has been working in Washington DC as a respected political journalist and national TV commentator, and is not shy about expressing his opinions on major issues of the day. A weekly rotating guest panelist will also join the group. This week’s guest is Robert Traynham, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s vice president of communications. Traynham’s career in public service began as a White House intern during the Clinton administration. He later served as a senior aide and press secretary for former Senator Rick Santorum, and as deputy chief of staff and communications director for the Senate Republican Conference. In that role, he was the highest-ranking African-American Republican staffer in Congress. Traynham also served as senior advisor to several congressional and presidential campaigns. is the time, now more than ever, for balanced debate.