Hu Jintao, health care repeal, and Joe Lieberman's retirement: The Political Gabfest for Jan. 21, 2011.

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On this week's Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Chinese President Hu Jintao's trip to Washington, the House vote to repeal health care reform, and Joe Lieberman's retirement.

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

A New York Times piece on Hu Jintao's visit to the White House.
A Politico piece on the public exchange about human rights between presidents Obama and Hu.
A Wall Street Journal piece on the United States and China's uneasy relationship as both friends and foes. The piece also cites a poll in which 38 percent of Americans surveyed believe China will be the world's leading nation in 20 years.
A New York Times piece on the House's vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
A Politico piece on Obama's recent bump in public approval.
Emily's Slate piece on the departure of Sen. Joe Lieberman.
A 2008 New York Times piece on Sen. Lieberman's claim that then-candidate Obama had not always "put the country first."
David chatters on China's decision to extend the National Zoo's lease on its two giant pandas, Mei Xiang and Tian Tian. David thinks it's a raw deal and American taxpayers should demand a full refund.
Emily snuck in two cocktail chatters this week. The first is a state secrets case that was argued in front of the Supreme Court. The second is about America's overcomplicated payment system for public parking.
John chatters on Jim Manley, a long-time political spokesman and all-around decent guy, who is retiring after more than two decades in the Senate.

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Posted by John Griffith on January 21st at 11:31 a.m.

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