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

Political Gabfest
June 23 2017 3:48 PMFree Speech for All?The Political Gabfest on two First Amendment rulings by the Supreme Court.
Political Gabfest
June 16 2017 1:34 PMShould Megyn Kelly Have Interviewed Alex Jones?The Political Gabfest on giving a platform to the far-right Infowars host.
Whistlestop
June 14 2017 4:40 PMA Powerful PardonOn Sept. 8, 1974, President Gerald Ford Announced His Pardon of Richard Nixon.
Political Gabfest
June 2 2017 12:28 PMJust How Scandalous Was the Kathy Griffin Photo Scandal?The Political Gabfest takes on a comedic faux pas.
Whistlestop
June 1 2017 3:53 PMOliver North, Master Crafter of the Political LieIn 1986, an American plane loaded with weapons for Contra guerrillas fighting communists in Nicaragua crashed, fueling the Iran–Contra affair.
Political Gabfest
May 26 2017 7:13 AMThe “Glowing Orb” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the budget, Trump’s trip abroad, and a Supreme Court ruling on gerrymandering.
Whistlestop
May 17 2017 4:14 PMRecording From the OvalIn February 1971, President Nixon asked his chief of staff if they could record conversations in the Oval Office for posterity.
Political Gabfest
May 4 2017 7:17 PMThe “Deface the Nation” EditionListen to Slate’s show about John Dickerson’s interview with President Trump, the return of Hillary Clinton, and Bret Stephens at the New York Times.
Political Gabfest
April 20 2017 6:46 PMThe “Bill Comes Due” EditionListen to Slate’s show about North Korea, H-1B visas, tax reform, and Bill O’Reilly’s departure from Fox News.
Political Gabfest
April 17 2017 10:16 AMThe “Red, Red Line” EditionListen to Slate’s show about America’s foreign relations, congressional races, and the United Airlines seat ejection.
Political Gabfest
April 6 2017 5:15 PMThe “Crossing Many Lines” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the end of the filibuster, human rights under the Trump presidency, and conflicts of interest.
Political Gabfest
March 24 2017 1:02 PMThe “Playing Softball With Neil” EditionListen to Slate’s show about James Comey, Neil Gorsuch, and Florida prosecutor Aramis Ayala.
Political Gabfest
March 16 2017 4:57 PMThe “When I’m 64” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Trumpcare, the president’s proposed budget, and the latest hurdles to the federal immigration ban.
Whistlestop
March 8 2017 2:31 PMThe 104-Year-Old MistakeJohn Dickerson visits March 15, 1913—when President Woodrow Wilson convened the very first presidential press conference.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 23 2017 7:18 PMThe “Deploy, Detain, Deport” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Trump’s deportation effort, the rollback of transgender bathroom guidelines, and the fall of Milo Yiannopoulos.
Political Gabfest
June 22 2017 5:32 PMThe “Lump of Coal” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Georgia congressional race, the Senate health care bill, and a Supreme Court case on gerrymandering.
Political Gabfest
June 15 2017 6:40 PMThe “Mean” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Virginia shooting, Senate health bill, Russia investigation, and Virginia gubernatorial primaries.
Political Gabfest
June 13 2017 1:50 PMThe America First Argument for a Global Climate PactRead what the Political Gabfest had to say about Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.
Political Gabfest
June 1 2017 5:54 PMThe “Jared Went to Him” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Jared Kushner, the Paris climate accord, and President Trump’s European trip.
Political Gabfest
May 31 2017 10:01 PMPresidential Prerequisites?The Political Gabfest on what presidential candidates should be required to see and do before they are allowed to run.
Politics
May 22 2017 3:27 PMThe Future of American ConservatismEvan McMullin joins the Political Gabfest to discuss the GOP, Trump, and what D.C. and Utah can learn from each other.
Political Gabfest
May 11 2017 10:48 AMThe “Tuesday Night Massacre” Edition—Live From D.C.Listen to Slate’s show about the firing of FBI Director James Comey, the state of conservatism under Trump, and what Utah and D.C. can learn from one another.
Political Gabfest
April 27 2017 5:52 PMThe “One-Page Tax Plan” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Trump’s 100-day mark, Obama’s Wall Street speech, and the executive order on sanctuary cities.
Whistlestop
April 20 2017 10:24 AMA Recipe for a Presidential SpeechOn June 11, 1962, President Kennedy made a speech he thought would sway his audience at Yale.
Political Gabfest
April 13 2017 1:20 PMGoing NuclearRead what the Political Gabfest had to say about the end of the filibuster, human rights under Trump, and more.
Whistlestop
April 5 2017 5:12 PMThe Fiery Words of Spiro AgnewRevisiting Oct. 15, 1969, and the then–vice president’s divisive language.
Whistlestop
March 22 2017 4:19 PMThe Bricker Amendment and Stories of Migratory BirdsWhistlestop travels back to Jan. 7, 1953, and the introduction of the Bricker Amendment.
Political Gabfest
March 9 2017 5:16 PMThe “Is This the Worst Bill in History?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the proposed Obamacare repeal, President Trump’s wiretapping accusation, and the future for Planned Parenthood.
Political Gabfest
March 2 2017 5:14 PMThe “Live From the Free and Independent Republic of California” EditionListen to Slate’s show about President Trump’s address to Congress, Jeff Sessions, and California secession.
Whistlestop
Feb. 22 2017 10:24 AMSteely Executive Orders From Presidents Truman and TrumpWhen a president’s executive powers are challenged by the courts.

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