The Political Gabfest for Oct. 15, 2010.

The Political Gabfest for Oct. 15, 2010.

The Political Gabfest for Oct. 15, 2010.

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
Oct. 15 2010 11:37 AM

The New York Live Gabfest

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And here's the question-and-answer session that followed:

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On this week's Slate Political Gabfest, John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon discuss money and politics, the Obama presidency, and the documentary Waiting for "Superman."

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

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The Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and Federal Election Commission vs. Wisconsin Right to Life cases.
Washington Post analysis of the increase in interest-group spending on midterms and the decrease in disclosure of donor identities.
The clip of someone from the Jerry Brown campaign calling gubernatorial opponent Meg Whitman a "whore."
Peter Baker's New York Times Magazine piece on his interview with President Obama.
Ryan Lizza's New Yorker piece on climate-change legislation.
The film Waiting for "Superman."
A New Yorker piece on New York City's "rubber rooms."
A survey showing that most GOP Senate candidates dispute climate-change science.

Cocktail chatter:

Emily chatters about the injunction against Don't Ask Don't Tell issued by a California federal judge.
David chatters about an upcoming Slateseries on how couples manage their finances.
John chatters about Michelle Obama's "mom-in-chief" speech.

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