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On this week's Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Weigel discuss the ongoing debt ceiling negotiations, Michele Bachmann's migraines, and the scandal surrounding Rupert Murdoch.
Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week's show:
A Washington Post piece on the "cut, cap, and balance" bill that passed the House this week.
An Associated Press piece on the number of Republican votes John Boehner needs to pass a debt deal in the House.
A Daily Caller piece on Michele Bachmann's "incapacitating" migraines.
A New York piece on whether the Michele Bachmann migraine story is sexist.
A Reuters piece on how a Rick Perry candidacy would reshape the 2012 race.
A New York Times piece on Rick Perry's complicated relationship with former President George W. Bush.
A Politico piece on Rupert Murdoch's hearing in front of the British Parliament.
Ryan Linkof's New York Times op-ed on why America needs the tabloids.
David chatters on Rep. Allen West's email to colleague Debbie Wasserman Schultz, calling her "the most vile, unprofessional and despicable member of the US House of Representatives."
John chatters on his new standing desk.
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Posted on July 22 by John Griffith at 10:52 a.m.
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