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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Hillary Clinton’s and Sen. Marco Rubio’s runs for the presidency and Congress’s bipartisan Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act.
Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- Hillary Clinton has launched her 2016 presidential campaign. Will she win? And what’s the big deal with her new logo?
- Can her populist rhetoric and calls for campaign finance reform shape the Democrats’ inequality agenda? (Thank you, Elizabeth Warren!)
- Slate’s John Dickerson critiques Clinton’s opening pitch and explores her campaign’s small ball strategy.
- Why aren’t we talking about the murder of Walter Scott anymore?
- Marco Rubio has announced his 2016 presidential campaign. What is his story? Can he win?
- Did he successfully contrast himself with Hillary Clinton? Will his Obama-esque appeal, hawkish foreign policy, and hard work pay off? And can he overcome his immigration debacle and relative lack of experience?
- Slate’s John Dickerson questions whether Rubio’s rhetorical talents will prove successful—or is he destined to be the GOP's runner-up?
- Congress finally found something it could compromise and agree on! What happened to force the president to capitulate?
- Should Congress have a say? When should the sanctions be lifted? Is an Iran nuclear deal still possible?
- CONGRATULATIONS to Slate’s John Dickerson for being selected as the new host of CBS’s Face the Nation!
John chatters about his gratitude toward Gabfest listeners regarding his new job.
David chatters about sex, dementia, and a husband on trial.
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