Doug Jones defeats Roy Moore, sexual assault cases continue to emerge, and the GOP tax bill, on the Political Gabfest.

What Can the GOP Accomplish With a Waning Majority in the Senate?

What Can the GOP Accomplish With a Waning Majority in the Senate?

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Dec. 14 2017 7:18 PM

The “Devil and Mr. Jones” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about Democrat Doug Jones’ win in Alabama, the current state of the tax bill, and awful men in the headlines.

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Doug Jones, left, and Roy Moore.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Democrat Doug Jones’ win over Trump-backed Roy Moore in Alabama, the tax bill’s status, and how those accused of sexual assault should be handled.

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