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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon and David Plotz discuss the fallout from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial speech to Congress and the possible scandal surrounding Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email account in her official capacity as U.S. secretary of state. They also analyze the oral arguments in the King v. Burwell Obamacare case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- How did Netanyahu’s speech go and what, if any, impact did it have on Israel’s relationship with the U.S?
- Was Bibi’s speech about Iran and disrupting the U.S.’s ongoing negotiations with Iran, or about bolstering his re-election chances?
- What's happening with Hillary’s emails and why did she do it?
- Clinton says “nothing nefarious” is going on, but did she actually break the law? Do voters even care?
- Is this just more typical Clinton mess all over again?
- What’s really going on with Obamacare? SCOTUSblog has the latest on the Obamacare challenge?
- After oral arguments, will Justice Kennedy be the swing vote, or will it be Chief Justice Roberts again?
- Slate’s Amicus podcast explains why millions of Americans—including those in Red States—could lose their health insurance. What happens then?
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