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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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