The third Republican debate, the bipartisan budget deal, and another violent arrest of a black citizen by a white police officer on the Political Gabfest.

Hello President Rubio! (Goodbye Jeb Bush.)

Hello President Rubio! (Goodbye Jeb Bush.)

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
Oct. 30 2015 10:58 AM

The “Jeb With a Sad, Droopy Exclamation Point!” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about the third Republican debate, the bipartisan budget deal, and another violent arrest of a black citizen by a white police officer.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the third GOP debate and whether it marks the end of Jeb Bush’s White House aspirations, the two-year budget agreement shepherded by outgoing House Speaker John Boehner and whether it is a victory for President Obama, and yet another troubling encounter between a white police officer and a black citizen—this time involving a high school student in her classroom—and what it means for education policy and race relations in America.

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Emily chatters about Reginald Dwayne Betts’ book of poetry Bastards of the Reagan Era.

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Podcast production by Jason De Leon. Links compiled by Tarik Barrett.