In the last Political Junkie for 2015, Abby Livingston of the Texas Tribune reviews last Saturday’s Democratic debate in New Hampshire, where Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley all had forceful performances. But a status quo debate means that Clinton ends the year as she began: as the clear frontrunner for her party’s nomination.
Meanwhile, on the Republican side, Ted Cruz is ahead in Iowa, but Donald Trump continues to lead everywhere else. Josh Rogers of New Hampshire Public Radio has the latest from the Granite State for both the Republicans and Democrats.
We close 2015 with a touching interview with Senator Shelley Moore Capito, the West Virginia Republican, whose father, former Governor Arch Moore, died earlier this year.
And our “this week in history” feature remembers former President Gerald Ford, who passed away nine years ago in December of 2006. Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith, who is writing a biography of our 38th President, says there is much more to Ford than history gives him credit for.
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