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Posted Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at 11:50 AM
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On this week's Slate Political Gabfest, John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon discuss the Obama administration and the November midterm election, the fall docket for the Supreme Court, and the suicide of Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi.
Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week's show:
President Obama's Rolling Stone interview.
Supreme Court cases Snyder v. Phelps and Connick v. Thompson.
Gawker piece on Tyler Clementi's online postings.
New York Times photo essay on the strange stuff confiscated at JFK airport.
David chatters about Jeffrey Toobin's New Yorker piece on Rachel Yould.
Emily chatters about a Washington Post story on four women who went to China and collected panda poop.
John chatters about Carl Paladino, the GOP nominee for governor in New York who threatened to "take out" a reporter from the New York Post.
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David Plotz is the Editor of Slate. He's the author of The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank and Good Book. He appears on Slate's Political Gabfest.
Emily Bazelon is a Slate senior editor and writes about law, family, and kids. Her forthcoming book, Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Empathy and Character. Find her at email@example.com or on Facebook or Twitter.
John Dickerson is Slate's chief political correspondent and author of On Her Trail. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read his series on the presidency and his series on risk. Follow him on Twitter.
Illustration by Robert Neubecker.