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On this week's Slate Political Gabfest, John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon discuss Democrats moving up in the polls, infighting in the Alaska Senate race, and a call from some conservatives to protect defense spending from budget cuts.
Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week's show:
Wall Street Journal op-ed on defense spending.
Gallup poll showing GOP midterm advantage.
Gail Collins' New York Times piece on the McMahon-Blumenthal debate.
CBS poll showing Congress has an 18% approval rating.
Tea Party candidate Scott Ashjian's secret recording of rival candidate Sharon Angle.
Pat Buchanan's Tea Party vs. War Party piece.
John's Slate piece on how nasty the GOP presidential race will get.
Emily chatters about the upcoming movie Fair Game.
John chatters about disagreement among Democrats over the role of first-time Obama voters in midterms.
David chatters about a 1968 photograph of U.S. sailors captured by North Korea.
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Posted on Oct. 8 by Gail Sullivan.