The Political Gabfest for March 12, 2010.

The Political Gabfest for March 12, 2010.

The Political Gabfest for March 12, 2010.

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
March 12 2010 8:38 AM

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On this week's Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the sad tale of Eric Massa, the newly raised profile of Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, and tension between the White House and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts over the president's State of the Union remarks.

Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week's show:

John's Slate piece on Rahm Emanuel.
Dana Milbank's defense of Rahm Emanuel.
Eric Massa's interviews with Glenn Beck and Larry King.
Emily chatters about a New York Times piece on Dorothy Mills and intellectual spousal abuse.
John chatters about a Twitter study.
David chatters about Edward Tufte, a recent addition to Team Obama.

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Posted on March 12 by Gail Sullivan at 4:20 p.m.

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