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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, John Dickerson, David Plotz and Emily Bazelon discuss the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya, Obama’s modest bounce, and the Chicago teachers’ strike.
Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week's show:
Just how important is a good ambassador? That and other Libya answers from Slate’s Brian Palmer.
John talks about a Sept. 11 Washington Post-ABC News poll that found a larger bounce for Obama among registered voters than among likely voters.
David thinks Obama needs to spend heavily on ground efforts to make up for his relatively worse polling among likely voters. Nate Cohn has a similar analysis.
Emily says research on teaching evaluations says they are best at identifying the most and least effective teachers. In March, a group of education researchers sent Mayor Emanuel an open letter raising concern about the evidence that links teacher evaluations with school improvement.
John chatters about a harrowing tale of a climate scientist in Libya.
Emily chatters about a breast-feeding professor.
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