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Clinton’s Rivals

Clinton’s Rivals

“Once you identify a candidate who is really making a case against Clinton, interesting things can happen,” Ryan Lizza, who wrote about Hillary Clinton’s potential Presidential opponents in this week’s magazine, says on this week’s Political Scene podcast. “The history of these open primaries is that the dominant front-runner always gets challenged.” Lizza joins Evan Osnos and the host, Dorothy Wickenden, to discuss the challenges that Clinton may face as a candidate, both from within her party and from the Republicans. They talk about the reasons that Obama was able to defeat Clinton in 2008, the legacy of her vote for the Iraq War, and the expectation that her campaign will disparage the Obama Administration. They also discuss how Obama’s agreement with China on carbon emissions may play out, environmentally and politically. Of this, Osnos, who has written about China’s clean-energy initiatives for the magazine, says, “Since China and the United States account for almost half of the