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National Memo Editor-in-Chief Joe Conason spoke to MSNBC host Steve Kornacki on Sunday morning about a potential Hillary Clinton presidential run in 2016, and what her role would be in implementing and upholding the Affordable Care Act. While the Clintons occupied the White House, affordable health care topped their list of priorities. Now that the prospect of another Clinton presidency seems possible, Hillary could become the new face of Obamacare.

Watch the segment below via Up With Steve Kornacki:

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Joe Conason on Up With Steve

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When it rains, pieces of glass, pottery, and metal rise through the mud in the hills surrounding my Maryland home. The other day, I walked outside barefoot to fetch one of my kid's shoes and a pottery shard stabbed me in the heel. Nursing a minor infection, I wondered how long that fragment dated back.

A neighbor of mine found what he said looked like a cartridge case from an old percussion-cap rifle in his pumpkin patch. He told us that the battle of Monocacy had been fought on these grounds in July 1864, with 1,300 Union and 900 Confederate troops killed or wounded here. The stuff that surfaces in my fields when it storms may or may not be battle artifacts, but it does remind me that the past lingers and that modern America was formed in a civil war.

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