Mitt Romney's presidential run, Rep. Anthony Weiner's tweets, and the national economy on this week's Political Gabfest podcast.

Mitt Romney's presidential run, Rep. Anthony Weiner's tweets, and the national economy on this week's Political Gabfest podcast.

Mitt Romney's presidential run, Rep. Anthony Weiner's tweets, and the national economy on this week's Political Gabfest podcast.

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
June 3 2011 12:44 PM

The Political Gabfest, "Tweeting Your Staff" Edition

Listen to Slate's show about Mitt Romney's presidential run, Rep. Anthony Weiner's tweets, and the national economy.

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On this week's Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the national economy, Mitt Romney entering the presidential race, and Rep. Anthony Weiner's tweets.

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

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The latest episode of Slate's Audio Book Club, in which David, Emily, and Yale Professor David Blight discuss The Killer Angels.
A Washington Post piece on the current fight over raising the debt limit.
A Wall Street Journal piece on the impact of this week's gloomy economic numbers on financial markets.
A New York Times piece pointing out that no American president since FDR has won a second term in office when the unemployment rate on Election Day topped 7.2 percent.
A Politico piece on Mitt Romney's announcement that he's running for president in 2012.
Ryan Lizza's New Yorker piece on the health care reform Mitt Romney passed when he was Governor of Massachusetts, and how it has become his biggest liability.
A New York Times piece on the controversy over a racy picture allegedly tweeted by Rep. Anthony Weiner.
A Slate piece laying out the evidence for and against whether Rep. Weiner's Twitter account was hacked.
Monica Hesse's Washington Post piece in which she polls women on what kind of seductive photos they'd like to see from men. The answer? Pictures of made beds and folded laundry.

John chatters on The Making of the President, a documentary about the 1960 presidential race.

Emily chatters on Felix Salmon's piece on the relationship between good restaurant reviews and menu prices in New York. (Apparently there isn't one.)

David has two chatters this week. His first is an event on teacher quality he's moderating next week at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan. His second is the standard inscription of Assyrian King Ashurnasirpal II, which he would put on every statue of him.

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Posted on June 3 by John Griffith at 12:43 p.m.

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