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How Is It That a Loud Minority Is Winning the DACA Debate?

How Is It That a Loud Minority Is Winning the DACA Debate?

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Jan. 22 2018 8:09 PM

The Dems Have a Bad Hand

Conservative Democratic voters are to blame for Chuck Schumer's move on DACA.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer speaks to members of the media on Wednesday in Washington.

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McClatchy reporter Alex Roarty explains why the animating force driving both Democrats and Republicans right now is a loud conservative minority.

In the Spiel, Greece has beef regarding which part of world gets to be called “Macedonia.”

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