President Obama’s controversial mandate to require religious organizations to include contraception in their health care coverage has already become fodder for his conservative opponents’ campaigns as they round the bend to their final run on the White House. This clip from Wednesday’s “Democracy Now!” explores what impact the issue might have on this year’s presidential pageant. –KA

“Democracy Now!”:


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