Political Gabfest on the fallout from John Boehner’s surprise resignation, the showdown between Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama over Syria, and the troubling state of DNA evidence law in criminal cases.

Will Republicans Rue the Resignation of John Boehner?

Will Republicans Rue the Resignation of John Boehner?

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
Oct. 2 2015 10:27 AM

The “The Living Will Envy the Dead” Edition

Listen to Slate's show about the fallout from John Boehner’s resignation, the showdown between Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama, and the troubling state of DNA evidence law in criminal cases.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and Jamelle Bouie discuss the fallout from John Boehner’s surprise resignation and Emily’s New York Times Magazine article on the troubling state of DNA evidence law in criminal cases. The hosts are also joined by special guest Julia Ioffe, contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine and Foreign Policy, to discuss how President Obama should respond to Russia’s escalating involvement in the Syrian civil war and whether or not Vladimir Putin has a greater interest in helping combat ISIS’s advances or in saving the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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Jamelle chatters about Robert Harris’ novel Fatherland and the cast recording of the Broadway musical Hamilton.

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