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April 27 2012 11:38 AM

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Emily Bazelon discuss Marco Rubio as a potential VP candidate, arguments on Arizona’s immigration law at the Supreme Court, and Steve Coll’s new book, Private Empire: Exxon Mobil and American Power.

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

John’s Slate piece on how Marco Rubio is this election’s Sarah Palin.
A Miami Herald article on Marco Rubio’s welcoming of protesters.
Dave Weigel’s Slate blog post on the criteria for Mitt Romney’s running mate.
Arizona’s immigration law, SB 1070.
Dahlia Lithwick’s Slate piece on the immigration argument at the Supreme Court.
Peter Spiro’s New York Times op-ed arguing that the Supreme Court should uphold SB 1070 so Arizona can reap the consequences.
Steve Coll’s new book, Private Empire: Exxon Mobil and American Power.

Emily chatters about three books: Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel, The World Without You by Joshua Henkin, and Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History by Florence Williams.
John chatters about a book about presidential campaigns, See How They Ran by Gil Troy.
David chatters about a Fast Company article on Homeboy Industries.

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Podcast production by Andrew Bouvé and Dale Willman. Links compiled by Aviva Shen.

Emily Bazelon was a Slate senior editor from 2005 to 2014. She is the author of Sticks and Stones.

John Dickerson is Slate's chief political correspondent and author of On Her Trail. Read his series on the presidency and on risk.

David Plotz is Slate's editor at large. He's the author of The Genius Factory and Good Book.

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