Episode 124: The Leaders of the Pack

New York has given Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton something she hasn’t seen in weeks:  a victory.  Democratic consultant Mark Mellman says that the result may have made it clear that her opponent, Bernie Sanders, will not be able to find the votes to have a shot at overtaking her for the nomination.

Meanwhile, Democrats are facing contentious Senate primaries as well.  Melissa Deckman of Washington College talks about the battle between two Maryland House members, Chris Van Hollen and Donna Edwards.  And Terry Madonna of Franklin and Marshall College reviews the primary fight in Pennsylvania between Joe Sestak, the unsuccessful party nominee six years ago, and establishment favorite Katie McGinty.

It was 16 years ago this week when the Elian Gonzalez incident roiled U.S.-Cuban relations.  Guillermo Grenier of Florida International University discusses the implications.

And the Sacramento Bee’s Jack Ohman, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning, suggests that being on the Political Junkie program may be an even bigger thrill.

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