The Gabfest on Anthony Weiner, GOP politics in Iowa, and a possible circumcision ban in San Francisco.

The Gabfest on Anthony Weiner, GOP politics in Iowa, and a possible circumcision ban in San Francisco.

The Gabfest on Anthony Weiner, GOP politics in Iowa, and a possible circumcision ban in San Francisco.

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June 10 2011 6:42 PM

The Pathetic Weiner Gabfest

Listen to Slate's show about Anthony Weiner's ongoing troubles, GOP politics in Iowa, and a proposal to ban circumcision in San Francisco.

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On this week's Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the ongoing scandal surrounding Rep. Anthony Weiner, politics in Iowa, and a proposed ban on circumcision in San Francisco.

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

A New York Times piece on calls for Rep. Anthony Weiner's resignation.
A Huffington Post piece on Weiner's lewd Facebook chats with Lisa Weiss.
A Washington Post piece on how the Weiner scandal defines the modern "e-ffair."
John's Slate piece on why Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign is over.
A National Journal piece on John Huntsman's decision to skip the Iowa caucus.
John's Slate piece arguing that even Iowans don't care about ethanol subsidies anymore.
A Slate piece on the new San Francisco ballot measure would ban circumcision.
A San Francisco Chronicle piece on a comic book created by supporters of the circumcision ban, starring "monster" rabbis and blonde superheroes.
Emily's Slate piece on the relationship between circumcision and sex.
John chatters on the joy of minor league baseball, inspired by an Iowa Cubs game he attended this week.
Emily chatters on SCOTUSblog's analysis of agreement rates among the Supreme Court justices this term. The Court's two newest members, Sonia Sotomayor and Elana Kagen, agreed in every case.
David chatters on the "unimaginably long" A Game of Thrones novels. He asks listeners for advice on how he can take himself away from the books after investing so much time in them.

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