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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Obamacare repeal, Trump’s wiretapping accusation, and Planned Parenthood.
Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
- Matt Yglesias writes in Vox: “Republicans are now paying the price for a years-long campaign of Obamacare lies”
- Dylan Matthews writes in Vox: “The GOP health bill is a $600 billion tax cut — almost entirely for the wealthy”
- Ben Shapiro writes in National Review: “Why We Should Ignore Trump’s Rhetoric”
- Maggie Haberman writes in the New York Times: “Trump Tells Planned Parenthood Its Funding Can Stay if Abortion Goes”
Emily chatters about the Supreme Court sending the transgender bathroom case back to the lower courts.
David chatters about the Trump White House’s attempt to shutter the Energy Star program.
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Kevin Townsend.