The Political Gabfest for July 9, 2010.

The Political Gabfest for July 9, 2010.

The Political Gabfest for July 9, 2010.

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
July 9 2010 11:30 AM

The Errant Tweet Gabfest

Listen to Slate's review of the week in politics.

The Political Gabfest has moved! Find new episodes here.

Become a fan of the Political Gabfest on Facebook. We post to the Facebook page throughout the week, so keep the conversation going by joining us there.

Listen to the Gabfest for July 9 by clicking the arrow on the audio player below:

On Slate's Political Gabfest this week, John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon, and Chris Beam discuss Michael Steele's latest gaffe, the Justice Department lawsuit challenging Arizona's immigration law, and a media firing over an errant tweet.

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

RNC Chairman Michael Steele's remarks about Afghanistan.
The Justice Department's challenge to Arizona's immigration law.
The Supremacy Clause, found in Article VI of the U.S. Constitution.
Octavia Nasr's tweet and follow-up blog post.
Harvard's study of water-boarding coverage in the New York Times.
Chris chatters about a Jezebel blog post and the debate over whether The Daily Show is sexist.
Emily chatters about the Double X discussion of Sarah Palin's new political ad.
John chatters about the nomination of James Mattis to be commander of Central Command.

The e-mail address for the Political Gabfest is (E-mail may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)

Posted by Gail Sullivan on July 9 at 11:30 a.m.

Slate Senior Editor Emily Bazelon, Chief Political Correspondent John Dickerson, and Editor David Plotz host the Gabfest weekly.