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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.
Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- A Texas federal judge stops President Obama’s immigration plan in its tracks. What happens now?
- Is the president’s immigration plan even constitutional, or is it an(other) example of executive overreach?
- Cass Sunstein argues for its constitutionality.
- Does the ruling impact the Homeland Security shutdown showdown?
- Is Scott Walker’s budget battle over higher education and the Wisconsin Idea simply partisan politics?
- Catherine Rampell explores why Americans decide to go to college.
- Jeb Bush lays out his vision of American foreign policy. Was he successful? Is he any different from his brother? Does this impact Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy agenda?
- John Dickerson critiques Jeb Bush’s speech.
- Does President Obama love America? Is it racist to suggest he doesn’t? What does Scott Walker think about Rudy Giuliani’s accusations?
- Slate’s Jamelle Bouie discusses why President Obama isn’t like his predecessors.
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