The Gabfest: The GOP Considers Its Fiscal Cliff Options, More Lessons From the 2012 Campaign, and the New York…

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Dec. 7 2012 10:23 AM

The Doomsday Scenario Gabfest

Listen to Slate's show about the fiscal cliff negotiations, lessons from the 2012 campaign, and the New York Post’s tragic cover photo.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the GOP’s search for better leverage in the fiscal cliff negotiations, lessons from the 2012 presidential campaign from Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio, and the ethics of the New York Post’s tragic cover photo.

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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.

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