The Political Gabfest for Oct. 29, 2010.

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Oct. 29 2010 4:52 PM

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On this week's Slate Political Gabfest, John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon discuss next week's big midterm election, how both parties will deal with a likely new congressional order, and a case about video-game violence coming before the Supreme Court.

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

A New York Times poll showing that many core Obama supporters are jumping ship in 2010.

Clips from President Obama's interview on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.

A Politico piece on the GOP's plan of attack if they win the House next week.

A National Journal piece on whether losing the House will actually help Obama in 2012.

A Washington Post piece on Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants Association, a Supreme Court case that will decide whether states can ban the sale of violent video games to minors.

John chatters about an upcoming Slate piece on what to watch on election night. (It will publish on Monday).

Emily chatters about a GoodMenProject.com piece on the NFL's monthlong drive to wear pink during games in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

David chatters about an NPR piece on how prison economics helped drive the Arizona immigration law.

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