The "Can Anyone Stop This Darn Immigration Bill?" GabfestListen to Slate's show about progress on immigration reform. Plus, Obama’s defense of the NSA and why his sliding poll numbers matter.
The Let Me Just Swab Your Cheek GabfestListen to Slate's show about how the government spies on big data, Chris Christie’s special election scheme, and the Supreme Court’s ruling on routine DNA collection.
The an Apple a Day Keeps the Taxes Away GabfestListen to Slate's show about Apple’s taxes, Obama’s new drone policy, and the debate over education reform.
The "Is Anyone Too Fat to Be President?" GabfestListen to Slate's show about Obama’s “red line” in Syria, the modern surveillance state, and Chris Christie's weight-loss surgery.
The “That Dime Bag Will Be $14.50 With Tax” GabfestListen to Slate's show about the case against bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, President Obama’s backbone problem, and how to tax the new pot market.
The Guy Named Plotz Makes Jokes About a Guy Named Weiner GabfestListen to Slate's Political Gabfest on a Senate gun bill deal, Obama's budget proposal, and Anthony Weiner’s strategic re-entry into public life.
The Everybody’s Back Hurts GabfestListen to Slate's show about gay marriage before the Supreme Court, the status of gun control legislation 100 days after Newtown, and This American Life’s investigation of disability benefits.
The Screw You, Let’s Have Lunch GabfestListen to Slate's show about Obama’s renewed efforts to schmooze the GOP, Rand Paul’s filibuster, and the evolving Sen. Menendez prostitution scandal.
The Sequestering Obama’s Golf Game GabfestListen to Slate's show about the sequester standoff, a new challenge to campaign finance laws, and the president’s snub of the White House press corps.
The Drone On GabfestListen to Slate's show about Obama’s drone policy, a preview of the State of the Union, and a plan to fix the deficit.
The Live in Washington, D.C., GabfestListen to Slate's show about Obama's second inauguration, filibuster reform, and the perils of tweeting on the job.
The $1 Trillion GabfestListen to Slate's show about the embattled Hagel nomination, the platinum coin option, and Obama’s administration full of men.
The 2012 Conundrums Gabfest Listen to Slate's special year-end show featuring the conundrums that stumped us in 2012.
The “If This Be Treason, Make the Most of It” GabfestListen to Slate's show about Edward Snowden’s status as hero or traitor. Plus, you gotta fight for your right to be house proud.
The Boardwalk Bromance GabfestListen to Slate's show about the durability of President Obama’s most prominent bipartisan relationship, the showdown over judicial appointments, and the next stage in the fight over Obamacare.
The Barack Obama Is Richard Nixon GabfestListen to Slate's show about Obama’s scandal trifecta. Plus, the murder conviction of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell.
The "Whoops, Did I Really Just Hand the 2000 Election to Bush?" GabfestListen to Slate's show about the hunger strike at Gitmo, Congress' FAA fix, and Sandra Day O’Connor’s Supreme Court regrets.
The What a Horrible, Horrible Week GabfestListen to Slate's show about the Boston Marathon bombing and the ensuing coverage by mainstream and social media. Plus, the defeat of the gun bill.
The Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor ... But Not on the Basketball Court GabfestListen to Slate's show about Marco Rubio’s vacillation on immigration reform, new abortion laws in conservative states, and the line between tough coaching and bullying.
The Scary, Out-of-Touch, Narrow-Minded, Stuffy Old Man GabfestStephen Colbert visits the Political Gabfest as we discuss Republican rebranding; the Steubenville rape case; and Sheryl Sandberg’s new book, Lean In.
The Gigantic, Delicious Sugary Drink GabfestListen to Slate's show about Paul Ryan’s updated budget proposal, the overturning of Michael Bloomberg’s soda ban, and the tense coexistence of religion and modernity.
The I’m Working From Home GabfestListen to Slate's show about life after the sequester, the Supreme Court’s review of the Voting Rights Act, and Yahoo's ban on working from home.
The Send Them to the Glue Factory GabfestListen to Slate's show about the State of the Union address, whether some politicians should follow the pope’s lead and retire, and the president’s new emphasis on education reform.
The Huddled Masses and Plotz's Birthday GabfestListen to Slate's show about the politics of immigration reform, the unrest in Egypt, and how to compensate the victims of child pornography.
The Elitist and Hypocrite GabfestListen to Slate's show about the White House plan to confront gun violence, the suicide of Aaron Swartz, and a preview of President Obama’s inauguration.
The After the Fiscal Cliff, the Debt Ceiling Chasm GabfestListen to Slate's show about the fiscal cliff deal, the dysfunctional Congress, and a newspaper’s decision to publish a map of gun permit owners. Plus, an interview with Slate's “War Stories” columnist Fred Kaplan.
The Last Shot GabfestListen to Slate's show about the political legacy of the Newtown shootings, Boehner’s Plan B, and the legacy of Robert Bork.