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27 June 2016

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Greg Marx (Columbia Journalism Review) and Corey Hutchins (Columbia Journalism Review, The Accidental Candidate)

In the debut of Democracy in America, Greg talks to Corey about how the shutdown is playing on the ground in the Carolinas, home to “man behind the shutdown” Congressman Mark Meadows. Are the Republicans who supported the shutdown starting to have second thoughts? Is the business lobby pressuring Congress to end the shutdown? They reflect on Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor now serving in Congress and dealing with shutdown politics. How has Senator Lindsey Graham managed to survive the rise of the Tea Party? Finally, how is the shutdown affecting the local economy in the Carolinas?

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Recorded:Oct 10    Posted:Oct 11, 2013
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Democracy in America | Oct 11, 2013 | Greg Marx & Corey Hutchins

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