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Giving the Freedom Caucus Its Due

Giving the Freedom Caucus Its Due

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Oct. 19 2015 7:54 PM

Giving the Freedom Caucus Its Due

Conservative thinker Reihan Salam points out how Freedom Caucus Republicans are better serving their constituents on this one major issue.

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Rep. Tom Price and members of the Freedom Caucus Rep. Dave Brat, Rep. Gary Palmer, and Rep. Marlin Stutzman head for a House Republican caucus meeting in the basement of the U.S. Capitol.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.