Virginia shooting, Senate health bill, Russia investigation, and Virginia gubernatorial primaries, on the Political Gabfest.

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June 15 2017 6:40 PM

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Listen to Slate’s show about the Virginia shooting, Senate health bill, Russia investigation, and Virginia gubernatorial primaries.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, John Dickerson, Jamelle Bouie, and David Plotz discuss the Virginia shooting, Senate health bill, Russia investigation, and Virginia gubernatorial primaries.

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

Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:

  • John: A story about leaks in the Lincoln administration.
  • Jamelle: The classic Kurosawa film Drunken Angel.
  • David: A once-in-a-lifetime total eclipse on Aug. 21, for which Atlas Obscura will host a watch festival, and Isaac Chotiner’s Slate interview podcast I Have to Ask.

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

Jamelle Bouie is Slates chief political correspondent.

John Dickerson is a Slate political columnist, the moderator of CBS’s Face the Nation, and author of Whistlestop and On Her Trail

David Plotz is the CEO of Atlas Obscura and host of the Slate Political Gabfest.