To listen to the discussion, use the player below:
Slate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast feed.
Become a fan of the Political Gabfest on Facebook. We post to the Facebook page throughout the week, so keep the conversation going by joining us there. Or follow us @SlateGabfest. The email address for the Political Gabfest is email@example.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)
The Political Gabfest is brought to you by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer. Sign up for Stamps.com and get a four-week trial when you use promo code gabfest.
And by ZipRecruiter. Post your job listing to all the top job sites with a single click. Try it for free by going to ZipRecruiter.com/gabfest.
And by Vistaprint. Get 500 business cards starting at just $9.99 by going to Vistaprint.com and using promo code gabfest at checkout.
For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment the hosts discuss the Marine nude photo–sharing scandal. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at slate.com/gabfestplus.
On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Ruth Marcus discuss Trumpcare, the budget, and the new Muslim ban.
Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
- Catherine Rampell writes in the Washington Post: “The Republican health-care plan isn’t about health care at all”
- Fox News has a new poll showing 34 percent of voters favor the GOP health care reform
- Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis write in the Washington Post: “How James Inhofe is upending the nation’s energy and environmental policies”
- Michael Shear writes in the New York Times: “Who Undercut President Trump’s Travel Ban? Candidate Trump.”
Ruth chatters about the recovery of a stolen Stradivarius.
Topic ideas for next week? You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest (#heygabfest). (Tweets may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)
Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Kevin Townsend.