The Political Gabfest for Dec. 10, 2010.

The Political Gabfest for Dec. 10, 2010.

The Political Gabfest for Dec. 10, 2010.

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
Dec. 10 2010 12:56 PM

The Consenting Adults Gabfest

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On this week's Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the congressional tax-cut battle, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and developments with California's Prop 8.

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

A New York Times piece on President Obama's tax-cut deal.
John's Slate piece on Obama's "victory for the sensible center."
A Slate piece on the stealth stimulus package hidden within the tax deal.
A Politico piece on Mayor Michael Bloomberg's speech hinting at a possible presidential run in 2012.
A Washington Post piece on the U.S.'s lackluster performance in a recent OECD education report.
A clip of Sarah Palin shooting a caribou on her reality-TV show, Sarah Palin's Alaska.
Video of Monday's oral arguments for Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the California Prop 8 case.
A Los Angeles Times piece on the questions of constitutionality and legal standing surrounding the Prop 8 case.

David chatters on Lyndon B. Johnson's alleged "Fresca button" in the oval office.
Emily chatters on a Wal-Mart class-action sex-discrimination case that the Supreme Court recently agreed to hear.
John chatters on the film Advise & Consent, starring Charles Laughton.

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Posted at 1 p.m. on Dec. 10 by John Griffith.

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