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Political Junkie: Playing the 'Gender Card'?

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Political Junkie: Playing the 'Gender Card'?

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During a recent debate, Sen. Hillary Clinton faced tough questioning from her fellow Democratic presidential candidates. Clinton's campaign alleged that her rivals were "piling on." Her critics countered that Clinton was playing "the gender card." Was it unfair treatment or business as usual?

Guests:

Ken Rudin, NPR's political editor, writes the "Political Junkie" column and has a weekly podcast called "It's All Politics"

Libby Copeland, staff writer for The Washington Post; author of the article, "The Rules for a Fair Fight"