Political Gabfest on the Supreme Court’s Obamacare case, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming visit, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s presidential campaign.

Should Democrats Boycott Netanyahu’s Speech?

Should Democrats Boycott Netanyahu’s Speech?

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
Feb. 27 2015 1:03 PM

The “Bibi, Vidi, Vici” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about the Supreme Court’s Obamacare case, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming visit, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s presidential campaign.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss a challenge to the Affordable Care Act that could cost millions of Americans their health insurance, the indignation caused by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech before Congress, and whether or not Chris Christie’s presidential campaign is over before it has even begun.

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Emily chatters about the recent U.S. Supreme Court case, EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, in which the court considered accommodations for religiously devout employees.

John chatters about the unsportsmanlike play between two Tennessee girls basketball teams.

David Plotz chatters about John’s new podcast, Whistlestop, about presidential campaign history; Virginia Heffernan and Paul Ford's hilarious emails to inspire dread in the other; and The Slate Group’s announcement of Panoply, a new podcasting partnership.

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