The Political Gabfest for June 11, 2010.

The Political Gabfest for June 11, 2010.

The Political Gabfest for June 11, 2010.

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
June 11 2010 6:09 PM

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On this week's Slate Political Gabfest, John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon, and David Plotz discuss primary election results, the BP Gulf oil spill, and Helen Thomas' sudden retirement.

Jonathan Alter's Newsweek piece.
John's Slate piece on primary results.
Ezra Klein's piece on election results in Arkansas.
Daniel Gross' Slate piece on why BP CEO Tony Hayward hasn't been fired yet.
John's Slate piece on whether Obama should have phoned Tony Hayward.
Matt Bai's New York Times Magazine piece.
David chatters about the sale of Politics & Prose, a beloved Washington D.C. bookstore.
Emily chatters about the Fiorina-Boxer hair spat.
John chatters about the forthcoming HBO documentary For Neda.

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Posted by Gail Sullivan on June 11 at 6:09 p.m.

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