Health care, the Supreme Court, and Trump’s war on the media, on the Political Gabfest.

Is the Current GOP Health Bill Dead?

Is the Current GOP Health Bill Dead?

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
June 29 2017 7:16 PM

The “Mitch McConnell Really Does Have a Secret Plan” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about health care, the Supreme Court, and the White House’s war on the media.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and Jacob Weisberg discuss health care, the Supreme Court, and Trump’s war on the media.

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

Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:

  • Emily: The book Chokehold, by law professor Paul Butler, about the policing of black men, and the podcast Cerebronas by two Latina Stanford Law students.
  • Jacob: The new nature book The Seabird’s Cry, by Adam Nicolson.
  • David: The new novel American War, by Omar El Akkad, about a fictional war-ravaged future.

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