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On this week's Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss President Obama's Middle East speech, the heating up of the Republican presidential race, and the sexual escapades of prominent men like Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week's show:
A New York Times piece on President Obama's Middle East speech.
A New York Times piece on protests at the Israeli border this week.
A New York Times piece on recent U.S. sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and six other senior officials.
John's Slate piece on the rough start to Newt Gingrich's presidential candidacy.
A Huffington Post piece on Mitt Romney's $10 million fundraising day.
A Politico piece on the GOP elite's 2012 savior: Indiana governor Mitch Daniels.
A New York Times piece on how whispers of Arnold Schwarzenegger's infidelity became and admission.
A New York Times piece on the arrest of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on charges of sexual assault.
A Daily Mail piece alleging that Nicolas Sarkozy warned DSK in 2007 that his behavior with women would be "passed under a magnifying glass" in America.
Emily chatters on a new Gallup poll showing for the first time that the majority of Americans support same sex marriage.
John chatters on the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Riders and a recent episode of PBS's American Experience chronicling their heroic ride.
David chatters on the British television show The Thick of It, available in short segments on YouTube.
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Posted on May 20 by John Griffith at 4:42 p.m.