Listen to Slate’s show about Hillary Clinton’s impressive performance before the House Benghazi Committee, Jeb Bush’s continuing fight with Donald Trump, and disquieting claims about the state of the Democratic Party.

Is the Democratic Party Doomed?

Is the Democratic Party Doomed?

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
Oct. 23 2015 8:24 PM

The “11 Hours and She Didn’t Flinch” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about Hillary Clinton testifying on Benghazi, Jeb Bush fighting with Donald Trump over George W. Bush, and disquieting claims about the dire state of the Democratic Party.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Hillary Clinton’s commanding performance before the House Benghazi Committee and what it means for the 2016 election, Jeb Bush’s continuing fight with Donald Trump over George W. Bush and whether it can revive his faltering campaign, and the disquieting claims about the dire state of the Democratic Party and whether Democrats can rebound from their historic losses at the state and local level.

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