The Political Gabfest for Feb. 12, 2010.

The Political Gabfest for Feb. 12, 2010.

The Political Gabfest for Feb. 12, 2010.

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
Feb. 12 2010 3:16 PM

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On this week's Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss President Obama and party politics, where to hold terrorist trials, and why we care about the Olympics.

Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week's show:

The Wall Street Journal essay "Before I Die …" mentioned by John.
The listings for the front-row seat auctions for the Mar. 3 live Gabfest in New York City.
The New Yorker piece on Eric Holder and terrorism trials.
David chatters about a New York Times piece on a former felon turned Supreme Court litigator.

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Posted on Feb. 12, 2010, by Gail Sullivan at 3:16 p.m.

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