The Gabfest: Cain, Gingrich, Egypt, and SCOTUS on shaken babies

The Gabfest on Cain and Gingrich, Egypt and Europe, and a shaken baby case at the Supreme Court.

The Gabfest on Cain and Gingrich, Egypt and Europe, and a shaken baby case at the Supreme Court.

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Dec. 2 2011 3:04 PM

The Cain Mutiny Gabfest

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Emily Bazelon discuss Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich, Egypt and Europe, and the Supreme Court’s decision on a shaken-baby case.

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

The original FOX5 Atlanta interview with Ginger White.


The latest polls showing Gingrich in the lead in Iowa, South Carolina, Louisiana, and Florida.

John’s Slate piece on Gingrich’s candidacy.

An ABC News interview in which Gingrich declared, “I’m going to be the nominee.”

A 2002 video in which Mitt Romney stresses his pro-choice stance on abortion.


A Washington Post interview with Austan Goolsbee on why the euro zone won’t survive.

Emily’s Slate piece on the Supreme Court’s “vindictive” decision in the shaken-baby case.

The full Supreme Court decision, including Justice Ginsburg’s dissent.

A Seventh Circuit decision on another shaken-baby case.


John chatters about Mike Allen and Evan Thomas’ new book about the 2012 campaign, The Right Fights Back.

Emily chatters about a California ballot initiative that would limit the harsher provisions of the three-strikes law.

David chatters about Mo Willems’ Elephant and Piggy book, We Are in a Book!

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Podcast production by Andrew Bouvé and Dale Willman. Links compiled by Aviva Shen.