The Political Gabfest for May 14, 2010.

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May 14 2010 11:28 AM

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On this week's Slate Political Gabfest, John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon, and Bill Smee discuss Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, primary election results, and the Capitol Hill reaction to the Gulf oil spill.

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

John's Slate piece on Kagan's ties to the Obama administration.
Emily's Slate piece on Kagan and the Harvard military recruitment issue.
Dahlia Lithwick's Slate piece on the Sphinx-like qualities of Elena Kagan.
The GOP critique of Kagan's reference to constitutional defects.
A SlateV video on Pennsylvania primary attack ads.
Emily chatters about Attorney General Eric Holder's endorsement of modified Miranda rights for terror suspects.
Bill chatters about a PBS documentary on the Doors.
John chatters about a proposed "courageous restraint" medal for soldiers in Afghanistan.

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Posted on May 14 by Gail Sullivan at 1 p.m.

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