Fallen soldiers, Mike Pence, and the opioid crisis, on the Political Gabfest.

Would a Pence Presidency Enable a More Conservative Agenda to Take Hold?

Would a Pence Presidency Enable a More Conservative Agenda to Take Hold?

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
Oct. 19 2017 5:40 PM

The “President Pence” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about presidents and grieving military families, Mike Pence’s core politics, and the opioid crisis.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss presidents’ calls to grieving families, Vice President Mike Pence’s core politics, and the opioid crisis.

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Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:

Emily: Lawmakers in North Carolina are seeking greater politicization of the courts.

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John: Dolphins! They’re quite intelligent.

David: An empty corporate jet used to trail GE leader Jeff Immelt when he traveled, says the Wall Street Journal.

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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Izzy Rode.