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:

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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 Slate senior editor and the Truman Capote Fellow at Yale Law School. 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.