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The “House Speaker John Lewis” Edition

The Political Gabfest discusses the Florida recount, what House Democrats should prioritize during the new session, and the legal challenge to Trump’s appointment of Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.

Nov. 8 2018 6:08 PMThe “Way Too Much News” EditionThe Political Gabfest discusses the extraordinary midterm elections, newly passed voting rights initiatives, and the ouster of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Nov. 1 2018 5:14 PMThe “Most Important Election of Our Lifetimes Since the Last Election” EditionThe Political Gabfest’s Midterm Special, with special guest David Axelrod, discusses the intersection of politics and violence—and Trump’s attempts to steer the election coverage.
Oct. 18 2018 6:51 PMThe “Cheek Swab” EditionThe Political Gabfest discusses the U.S. response to Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance, Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test, and Georgia’s purge of voter registrations.
Oct. 4 2018 6:18 PMThe “All County Building Supply and Maintenance” EditionThe Political Gabfest discusses the Kavanaugh controversy, Trump tax revelations, and the new(ish) North American trade deal.
Sept. 28 2018 9:46 AMThe “100 Percent Certain” EditionListen to Slate’s show about what to make of Thursday’s Kavanaugh hearing.
Sept. 17 2018 6:58 PMThe “Kavanaugh in Crisis” EditionIn this special bonus episode, Emily Bazelon and David Plotz discuss the sexual misconduct allegations facing the Supreme Court nominee.
Sept. 6 2018 5:07 PMThe “Unsung Hero” EditionListen to Slate’s show about an anonymous top Trump official’s op-ed, the Kavanaugh hearings, and the New Yorker Festival uninviting Steve Bannon.
Aug. 23 2018 5:26 PMThe “Eight Count” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Manafort, Cohen, McGahn, potential presidential impeachment, and the Kavanaugh nomination.
Aug. 9 2018 5:25 PMThe “War on Your Mind” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Manafort trial’s second week, legal immigration policy, and Alex Jones.
July 26 2018 5:42 PMThe “Pay With Cash” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Michael Cohen’s secret tape, the Georgia gubernatorial election, and “stand your ground” laws.
July 12 2018 6:35 PMThe “Carpool Justice” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Brett Kavanaugh, NATO, and breastfeeding.
June 28 2018 6:23 PMThe “Red Court, Red Dem, and Red Hen” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Justice Anthony Kennedy, civility, and the impact of primary races around the nation.
June 14 2018 5:30 PMThe “Special Place in Hell” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Kim-Trump summit, voting rights in Ohio, and Tuesday’s primaries.
May 31 2018 5:04 PMThe “Ambien and Racism” EditionListen to Slate’s show about missing child migrants, Puerto Rico, and Roseanne’s racism.
May 17 2018 6:13 PMThe “Leaks and the Leaky Leakers Who Leaked Them” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Israeli violence toward Palestinians, White House leaks, and racial bias in marijuana arrests.
Nov. 5 2018 11:51 AMDespite GOP Dirty Tricks, Democrats Can Still Carve a Path to VictoryRepublicans pursue tactics to distract and disenfranchise. But Democrats can still capture change, even without taking the Senate.
Oct. 25 2018 5:41 PMThe “Now We Have Pipe Bombs” EditionThe Political Gabfest discusses the pipe bombs sent to Trump critics, the state of the midterm elections, and the fallout from the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.
Oct. 11 2018 5:23 PMThe “Angry Mob” EditionThe Political Gabfest discusses the dire new climate change report, the claim that Democrats are an “angry mob,” and Taylor Swift’s new foray into politics.
Oct. 1 2018 11:02 AMThe “Live From Austin: Do You Have a Drinking Problem, Senator?” EditionThe Gabfest discusses Brett Kavanaugh’s experience in purgatory and whether former felons will regain the right to vote in Florida, and special guest DeRay Mckesson weighs in on how to activate an informed citizenry.
Sept. 20 2018 6:46 PMThe “What Happens at Georgetown Prep” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Kavanaugh’s accuser Christine Blasey Ford, Trump’s call for the declassification of secret documents, and how to interpret police shootings.
Sept. 13 2018 6:21 PMThe “Trump Economy” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the economy, the state of the midterm campaigns, and the detention of migrant children.
Aug. 30 2018 6:07 PMThe “Packing and Cracking” EditionListen to Slate’s show about lawyer Don McGahn’s departure from the White House team, North Carolina’s political gerrymandering, and John McCain’s legacy.
Aug. 16 2018 6:34 PMThe “Unhinge Me Now” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Omarosa Manigault Newman’s criticisms of President Trump, state primary results, and male sexual harassment at NYU.
Aug. 2 2018 8:12 PMThe “3D-Printed Gabfest” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Paul Manafort, 3D-printed guns, and capital gains taxes.
July 19 2018 5:30 PMThe “Double Negative” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Trump’s meeting with Putin, the latest Russia-investigation indictments, and Democrats in 2020.
July 5 2018 7:13 PMThe “Abolish ICE” EditionListen to Slate’s show about potential SCOTUS nominees, the “Abolish ICE” slogan, and Scott Pruitt’s resignation.
June 21 2018 6:25 PMThe “Wicked, Even for Trump” EditionPolitical Gabfest on family separation, the FBI’s role in the 2016 election, and Harvard’s admission policies.
June 7 2018 5:33 PMThe “I Beg My Pardon” EditionListen to Slate’s show about presidential powers, the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, and Bill Clinton.
May 24 2018 6:31 PMThe “Open Hostility” EditionListen to Slate’s show about relations with North Korea, Stacey Abrams’ primary win, and the House investigation into the FBI.
May 10 2018 5:00 PMThe “Is Every Attorney in New York a Crook?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Iran nuclear deal, Michael Cohen, and Eric Schneiderman’s misdeeds.

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