Confederate flag in the campaign, Hillary’s social lean to the left, and Donald Trump’s poll numbers.

When Will the Presidential Candidates Retire Their Allegiance to That Flag?

When Will the Presidential Candidates Retire Their Allegiance to That Flag?

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June 24 2015 3:31 PM

The “Thoughtful, Emotionally Weighty” Edition

Mark Leibovich, Annie Lowrey, and Alex Wagner on the Confederate flag’s place in the campaign, Hillary’s hints of a leftward push, and Trump’s seat at No. 11.

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Here’s Episode 6 of Podcast for America, the “Thoughtful, Emotionally Weighty” Edition.

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PFA is your deep dive into the shenanigans of the presidential campaign cycle. Your hosts are Annie Lowrey of New York magazine; Alex Wagner, host of Now With Alex Wagner on MSNBC; and Mark Leibovich, national correspondent for New York Times Magazine.

This week, they look at how the renewed debate surrounding the Confederate flag will play out in the Republican campaign. Hillary Clinton is urging citizens to have potentially uncomfortable dialogues about race. Is the moderate in chief leaning further left? Plus, Donald Trump, who is currently polling at No. 11, is just outside the 10-person cutoff for Fox’s Republican Debate. What’s he going to do about it?

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Mark Leibovich is the chief national correspondent for New York Times Magazine and the author of This Town.

Annie Lowrey is a contributing editor at the Atlantic.

Alex Wagner is the host of MSNBC’s Now With Alex Wagner.