The Gabfest: The Petraeus Affair, a Game of Chicken Over the “Fiscal Cliff,” and a Challenge to the Voting…

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Nov. 16 2012 2:49 PM

The All In Gabfest

Listen to Slate's show about the Petraeus affair, President Obama’s news conference on Benghazi and the fiscal cliff, and the Supreme Court’s review of the Voting Rights Act.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and special guest Ta-Nehisi Coates of the Atlantic discuss the Petraeus affair, President Obama’s news conference on Benghazi and the fiscal cliff, and the Supreme Court’s review of the Voting Rights Act.

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

Ta-Nehisi chatters about Bound for the Promised Land, a biography of Harriet Tubman.

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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.

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

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a senior editor for The Atlantic. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.