Political Gabfest discusses Ben Rhodes, a national security adviser to Obama.

What Does the Political Gabfest Think About NYT Magazine’s Controversial Profile of Ben Rhodes?

What Does the Political Gabfest Think About NYT Magazine’s Controversial Profile of Ben Rhodes?

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May 16 2016 3:01 PM
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Who Is Ben Rhodes?

The Political Gabfest takes a closer look at Ben Rhodes—a national security adviser to Obama.

Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor to US President Barack Obama, speaks about the President's upcoming trip to Cuba during a daily press briefing at the White House February 18, 2016 in Washington, DC.
Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser, speaks during a daily press briefing at the White House on Feb. 18 in Washington, D.C.

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On Thursday’s edition of the Political Gabfest Slate Plus bonus segment, hosts David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Emily Bazelon shine the spotlight on Ben Rhodes—President Obama’s deputy national security adviser. Last week, Rhodes was the subject of a less than flattering profile in the New York Times Magazine. The profile has left many wondering: Who really is Ben Rhodes and what are his foreign policy tactics? The Political Gabfest takes on these questions and more—so stay tuned!

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