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On this week's Slate Political Gabfest, John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon, and David Plotz discuss the Gulf oil spill, the Gaza flotilla raid, and the questions raised about Colorado Senate hopeful Andrew Romanoff's administration job offers.
Here are links to some of the references mentioned during this week's show:
Jeffrey Goldberg's Prisoners: A Muslim and a Jew Across the Middle East Divide.
Peter Beinart's New York Review of Books piece.
Emily chatters about New York's Nannies' Bill of Rights.
David chatters about a nuclear option for the Gulf oil spill.
John chatters about the Nixon audiotape released by UVA.
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Posted on June 4 by Gail Sullivan at 11:44 a.m.
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