The second presidential debate, Romney’s binders full of women, and Libya on the Gabfest.
The Gabfest: The Town Hall Debate, the Fight Over Libya, and Women Voters Take a Second Look at Romney
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Oct. 19 2012 2:40 PM

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the town hall brawl, the fight over what happened in Libya, and Mitt Romney’s efforts to win women voters.

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


Emily chatters about a U.S. Court of Appeals decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act.

John chatters about the amended seal of the United States which hung between the candidates. Do you know more about the significance of “the union and the Constitution forever?” Post your answers to our Facebook page!

David chatters about White House beer.

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Podcast production by Michael Vuolo. Links compiled by Jeff Friedrich.

Emily Bazelon is a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine and the author of Sticks and Stones

John Dickerson is a Slate political columnist, the moderator of CBS’s Face the Nation, and author of On Her Trail. Read his series on the presidency and on risk.

David Plotz is the CEO of Atlas Obscura and host of the Slate Political Gabfest.