Ballot Talks: Obama’s Big Month & What It Means for His Legacy

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Guests: Ryan Grim, Julian Zelizer

In this edition of Ballot Talks: in December, President Barack Obama said, “My presidency is entering the fourth quarter; interesting stuff happens in the fourth quarter. And I’m looking forward to it.” He’s made good on this statement, making such moves the nuclear deal with Iran, his administration’s warming relations with Cuba, his eulogy for South Carolina State Senator the Reverend Clementa Pinckney, the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act and gay marriage, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and his moves in criminal-justice reform. This hour Marty speaks with RYAN GRIM, Washington bureau chief for The Huffington Post, and JULIAN ZELIZER, professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University, about what the past month will mean for Obama’s legacy.


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