Dina Smeltz

Senior fellow, public opinion and foreign policy, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Senior fellow, public opinion and foreign policy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

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Josh Barro talks with David Dayen and Lanhee Chen about Congress getting organized for the Biden presidency, the fight over the filibuster and major legislation, and foreign policy in…

President Biden calls for unity. Will he get it?

Josh Barro talks with David Dayen and Lanhee Chen about Congress getting organized for the Biden presidency, the fight over the filibuster and major legislation, and foreign policy in…

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