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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon, and David Plotz discuss banking reform, possible Supreme Court nominees, and the rise of Politico in Washington.

Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:

ProPublica’s report on Magnatar.
Michael Lewis’ bookThe Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine.
Glenn Greenwald’s Salon article on Elena Kagan.
Walter Dellinger’s response to Glenn Greenwald in Slate.
The New York Times piece on Diane Wood.
Dahlia Lithwick’s Slate piece on judicial minimalism.
New York Times Magazine article about Mike Allen.
David chatters about Babies, a new documentary film.
Emily chatters about John’s series on risk.
John chatters about his conversation with Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, who wants an investigation into the Rep. Joe Sestak case.

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Posted on April 23 by Gail Sullivan at 11:52 a.m.