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On today's agenda: Barack Obama surges in Iowa, a stem-cell breakthrough, and D.C.'s handgun law goes to court.

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Friday, Nov. 16, 2007

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On this week's agenda: bad news for Hillary; parsing the good news from Iraq; and the debate over whether to issue driver's licenses to undocumented aliens.

Some of the articles mentioned in the discussion:

Emily's "XX Factor" post on John McCain's "gaffe"
John on Hillary Clinton's planted question
Time's Michael Duffy on Rudy Giuliani's Kerik problem

Our e-mail address is podcasts@slate.com. (E-mail may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Posted by June Thomas at 3:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 9, 2007

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The Gabfest crew reconvened in the D.C. radio room to discuss Rudy's hookup with Pat Robertson, Hillary's gender politics, the worrying turn of events in Pakistan, and our sick economy.

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Friday, Nov. 2, 2007

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David is traveling this week, but the Washington Post's "Washington Sketch" writer, Dana Milbank, joined John and Emily to chew over debating Democrats, the Republican doing Meet the Press on Sunday, and the flap over waterboarding. And in a shocking development, John offers a "Cocktail Chatter" nugget that doesn't involve polling!

Some of the articles mentioned in the discussion:

The waterboarding video Emily mentioned
Dana Milbank's Washington Post piece about the waterboarding breakfast
William Saletan's piece on the AEI's forum on smart Jews
Slate V
's take on the Ron Paul ad, along with his supporters' negative reactions

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Friday, Oct. 26, 2007

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On this week's show, Emily, John, and David discuss the latest political dramas, Californian fires and signs of Armageddon, and the New Republic's "Iraq Diarist" dilemma.

The soundproofing is still a work in progress
The soundproofing is still a work in progress

Since the D.C. Slate sters moved into their swank new digs, the dimensions and acoustics of the new "studio" have been topics of some fascination for gabbers and listeners alike. By popular demand, we present a photographic explanation for why it sometimes sounds as though the Gabfest is recorded in a wind tunnel—the soundproofing is still a work in progress. (That's the carpet that Emily was responsible for selecting, BTW. I'm told it was reattached to the wall before the Oct. 26 show was recorded.)

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June Thomas is a Slate culture critic and editor of Outward, Slate’s LGBTQ section. 

Emily Bazelon is a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine and the author of Sticks and Stones

John Dickerson is Slate's chief political correspondent and author of On Her Trail. Read his series on the presidency and on risk.

Dana Milbank writes the Washington Post's Washington Sketch column.

David Plotz is the CEO of Atlas Obscura and host of the Slate Political Gabfest.

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