The Gabfest on Momentum for a Senate Gun Bill, Obama's Bold Budget, and Anthony Weiner's Attempted Comeback

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April 12 2013 2:48 PM

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the Senate deal on background checks that could help a gun bill move forward, President Obama’s budget proposal, and Anthony Weiner’s strategic steps toward political rehabilitation and a possible run for New York City mayor.  

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

Emily Bazelon was a Slate senior editor from 2005 to 2014. 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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