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Republican Party Moderates Are Front and Center

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with several prominent moderates about their inclusion in the Republican Party. Senators Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island and Mike Castle of Delaware, former Masachusetts Gov. William Weld and Jane Swift talk about the fight for social positions that differ form the conservative ones now dominating the party. They each look to 2008, with hope that a pro-choice Republican will be on the ticket.

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Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.