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Hillary Clinton, The Liberal?

Episode 4 of No One Knows Anything: The BuzzFeed Politics Podcast, looks at the moments Clinton surprised Democrats and activists by being to the left of what they expected, including an overlooked but effective moment in the primary on immigration.

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Hillary Clinton had previously backpedaled on driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants in 2008 and supported returning unaccompanied minors who crossed the border in 2014 back to Central America.

The Clinton campaign made a calculation that it would need to run more progressive on certain issues in the current climate in Democratic politics — to gain support, sure, but also to lessen damaging protests.


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Adrian Carrasquillo is the White House correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, DC.

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