Weiner Sexting, the Next Debt Ceiling Standoff, and the End of Big Law on the Political Gabfest

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July 26 2013 11:31 AM

The "Hey Sucker, You'll Never Ever Make Partner" Gabfest

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon, and David Plotz discuss New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner’s sexting problem, again. They also talk about the early moves toward another budget and debt ceiling showdown and a New Republic piece about challenges confronting large corporate law firms.

This week’s Audible recommendation is Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. Try Audible free for 30 days and get a free audiobook by visiting AudiblePodcast.com/Gabfest.

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

David chatters about Real Escape Game.

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Podcast production by Mike 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 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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