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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Herman Cain’s sexual harassment scandal, a Supreme Court case on eyewitness testimony, and President Obama’s relationship with the Jews.
Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week's show:
The Politico piece that broke the story of sexual harassment charges against Herman Cain.
A Politico piece about Iowa’s apparent indifference to the Cain scandal.
John’s Slate piece comparing Herman Cain’s scandal to Clarence Thomas’ “high-tech lynching.”
John’s Slate piece on the Cain campaign’s other problems.
Dahlia Lithwick’s Slate piece on the Supreme Court’s reluctance to rule on eyewitness testimony in Perry v. New Hampshire.
A New York Times article on the New Jersey Supreme Court’s study on the unreliability of eyewitness identifications.
Nate Silver’s New York Times Magazine piece discussing Obama’s “Jewish problem” among other issues.
John chatters about an Atlantic piece on Jay Carney’s misattribution of the quote “The Lord helps those who help themselves” to the Bible.
Emily chatters about a Supreme Court case examining bad plea bargains.
David chatters about Chad Harbach’s novel The Art of Fielding.
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Podcast production by Andrew Bouve and Dale Willman. Links compiled by Aviva Shen.