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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the new Congress, the botched effort to gut the House ethics office, and Obama’s economic legacy.
Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
- Dave Weigel in the Washington Post: “Claiming mandate, GOP Congress lays plans to propel sweeping conservative agenda”
- Jamelle Bouie in Slate: “The Ethics Fuss Pitted the GOP’s Shamelessness Against Trump’s”
- Josh Marshall in Talking Points Memo: “Ethics Office Victimized Rep Over Rabbit Travel”
- Ben Mathis-Lilley in Slate: “Hey, a Bunch of People Called Their Representatives in Congress, and It Actually Worked!”
- Jim Geraghty in National Journal: “I Guess We’re Just Not Going to Make a Fuss About That”
John chatters about an essay from Jubilee One Hundred Years of the Atlantic.
David chatters about a radical experiment in marriage.
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Kevin Townsend.