Trump’s immigration order and Supreme Court nominee, and resisting Trump, on the Political Gabfest.

How Should Federal Employees Resist President Trump?

How Should Federal Employees Resist President Trump?

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
Feb. 2 2017 5:12 PM

The “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses … Ah, Screw It” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about President Trump’s immigration order, his nominee to the Supreme Court, and the approaches of Washington’s bureaucrats to Trump.


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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss President Trump’s immigration order, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, and federal employees resisting the Trump administration.

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


Emily chatters about the new book Why Time Flies by Alan Burdick.

John chatters about a 1957 Guardian article describing tea vending machines expected to “revolutionise the way we have a cuppa.”

David chatters about Virginia congressman David Brat avoiding town halls because he says women are all up “in my grill” about health care.

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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Kevin Townsend.