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Scalise on politics: Stay civil, look for areas to cooperate

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise told Louisiana State University graduates that the secret of politics is staying civil and looking for areas where opponents can work together.

He started his speech Friday by playing "Eye of the Tiger" on his phone and pointing out where he sat 30 years ago to get his computer science degree. The university will confer about 4,000 diplomas over two days during its 295th commencement.

Scalise still walks with a cane after being shot while practicing for a charity baseball game. He talked about the shooting, and noted that the first congressman to visit him in the hospital was U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, a New Orleans Democrat and head of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Despite political differences, says Scalise, they're close friends.

Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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