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Bill Scher (CAF, Real Clear Politics, Politico) and Matt K. Lewis (The Daily Caller, MattLewis.org)

Matt returns to the DMZ from vacation, and relates his adventures traveling with children. Turning to politics, Matt has a theory on why ThinkProgress attacked him for thinking out loud about Todd Akin. Bill sees irony in Rush Limbaugh‘s warning against epistemic closure. Did Republicans turn on Akin just to attract women voters? Bill wants to know why the GOP is so much worse at abortion politics than it was two decades ago.

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Recorded:Aug 23    Posted:Aug 25, 2012
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The DMZ | Aug 25, 2012 | Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

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