The Gabfest for Jan. 25.

The Gabfest for Jan. 25.

The Gabfest for Jan. 25.

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
Jan. 25 2008 4:19 PM

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This week, David (in the host's chair), Emily, and John discuss the emergence of Bill Clinton as a co-candidate, the importance of the Florida primary for Republicans, and the fallout of Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip entering into Egypt. Plus, they give the preliminary results of our contest for a new Gabfest slogan.

Here are some of the Slate stories mentioned in the podcast:

John's thoughts on Fred Thompson's departure from the race.

Nicholas Bagley in "Jurisprudence" on how the federal government allowed subprime lending to go unchecked

Our e-mail address is gabfest@slate.com. (E-mail may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Posted by Alex Joseph at 4:18 p.m.

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Friday, Jan. 18, 2007

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With John Dickerson in South Carolina and David Plotz and Emily Bazelon in Washington, D.C., Emily hosted a discussion of race and the South Carolina primary, the economy, and Bob Johnson's apology.

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Some of the Slate stories mentioned in the podcast:

John's take on Romney's win in the Michigan primary

David's "Well-Traveled" series about his recent trip to Israel

Daniel Gross' "Moneybox" on the good news about the recession

John on Romney 4.0

Timothy Noah's take on the 10th anniversary of Monicagate

Our e-mail address is gabfest@slate.com. (E-mail may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Posted by June Thomas at 12:15 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 11, 2008

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David Plotz is joined by Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson, who return to talk politics. Some topics: whether it matters if a candidate is "authentic," Clinton's tearless "cry," why there's no real Republican front-runner, and the Supreme Court on identity checks and lethal injection.

Some other items:

Why the only way Mike Huckabee will get into the White House is if someone grabs him as a running mate.

Michael Bloomberg is eyeing the presidential race—is he any good?

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Why McCain deserves a high five for not using his son's military record for his own benefit.

J.K. Rowling vs. Harry Potter Lexicon.

Some of the Slate stories mentioned in the podcast:

Emily's "XX Factor" post about feeling sympathetic to Hillary

Tim Wu on the J.K. Rowling case.

Our e-mail address is podcasts@slate.com. (E-mail may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) Posted by Jonathan Rubin at 12:15 p.m.

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Friday, Jan. 4, 2008

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The Iowa caucuses are history, and they may have made history, too. Barack and Mike are up, Hillary and Mitt are down, and the Gabfest team is here to help you make sense of it all. This week, in honor of the first actual contest of the election year, we're bringing you a portion of the Gabfest on video, featuring David in Washington and Emily and John in Manchester, N.H.

Read John's takes on the results here and here, and Emily's account of (overall-clad) Iowa caucusgoers here. Posted by Andy Bowers at 8:00 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 21, 2007

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John Dickerson, trapped in a snowstorm in New Hampshire, called into the warm and cozy D.C. studio, where he spoke with David and Chadwick Matlin. On the agenda: the presidential contest, U.S. energy policy, and Time magazine's "Person of the Year." Posted by June Thomas at 12:11 p.m.