Political Gabfest on President Obama’s immigration defeat, Scott Walker’s higher education budget battle, and Republicans’ assault on President Obama’s foreign policy.

Is Obama’s Immigration Policy Illegal?

Is Obama’s Immigration Policy Illegal?

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Feb. 20 2015 10:37 AM

The “Does President Obama Love America?” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about President Obama’s immigration defeat, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s higher education budget battle, and Republicans’ assault on Obama’s foreign policy.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss a Texas federal judge’s decision to halt President Obama’s immigration plan, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s decision to cut $300 million from his state’s higher education budget, and the assault on President Obama’s foreign policy by Jeb Bush and Rudy Giuliani.

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Emily chatters about the New York Times Magazine’s The Ethicists and the launch of its weekly half-hour podcast.

John chatters about how the “doorway effect” can help improve your memory and how a pleasure paradox can improve your writing.

David Plotz chatters about Nicola Griffith’s novel Hild.

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