The end of the filibuster, human rights under Trump, and White House conflicts of interest, on the Political Gabfest.

What Happens After Republicans Nuke the Filibuster?

What Happens After Republicans Nuke the Filibuster?

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
April 6 2017 5:15 PM

The “Crossing Many Lines” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about the end of the filibuster, human rights under the Trump presidency, and conflicts of interest.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and Dana Stevens discuss Democrats filibustering Neil Gorsuch, human rights under the Trump presidency, and conflicts of interest.

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

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Emily chatters about Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ review of consent decrees and the 7th Circuit’s landmark anti-gay discrimination decision in Hively v. Ivy Tech.

John chatters about a Dick Cavett interview with pianist Oscar Peterson.

Dana chatters about The new Netflix documentary Five Came Back, an adaptation of Mark Harris’ book of the same name about Hollywood directors in World War II.

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