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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and Julia Ioffe discuss the Georgia congressional race, the Senate health care bill, and a Supreme Court case on partisan gerrymandering.
Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
- David Weigel writes in the Washington Post: “Georgia’s Lesson: All Politics Is Tribal”
- Jonathan Chait writes in New York: “This Might Be the Worst Democratic Freak-out Ever”
- Margot Sanger-Katz writes in the New York Times: “G.O.P. Health Plan Is Really a Rollback of Medicaid”
- Adam Liptak writes in the New York Times: “Justices to Hear Major Challenge to Partisan Gerrymandering”
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Kevin Townsend.