Political Gabfest on the race between Trump and Cruz, new Iran-U.S. relations, and the Flint water crisis.

Has the GOP Race Narrowed to Just Trump and Cruz?

Has the GOP Race Narrowed to Just Trump and Cruz?

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
Jan. 22 2016 11:32 AM

The “Squirmishes” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about the GOP reaction to Trump and Cruz, Iran-U.S. relations, and the tragedy of the Flint water crisis.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the GOP’s reaction to the fight between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, a new day for Iran-U.S. relations, and the lessons of the Flint water crisis.

Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week’s show:

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Emily chatters about the popular Netflix series Making a Murderer and Kathryn Schulz’s critical piece about the documentary in the New Yorker.

John chatters about the death of William Henry Harrison and the New York Times article uncovering exactly how it happened.

David chatters about his excitement over Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, and recommends you pick up any Dickens right now!

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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Elle Bisgaard-Church.