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The 180 | May 23, 2013 | 12:47

How is the Conservative base responding to the Senate scandal?

There's outrage from pundits and opposition politicians over the Senate scandal. But how is the Conservative base responding? We take the temperature in Conservative heartland.

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The 180 Whales, Protest rights, Distracted driving Apr 11, 2014 | 54:00In this episode Jim's guests debate keeping whales in captivity, they talk about preparing for protests, and they make the case for putting distracted drivers in jail.
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