Political Gabfest

The “Is Trump’s Nomination Inevitable?” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about the Nevada caucus, the Supreme Court’s first case without Scalia, and the continued Apple versus FBI phone-unlocking feud.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss Donald Trump’s supposed “ceiling,” the Supreme Court’s hearing of Utah v. Strieff (the first case minus Justice Antonin Scalia), and the continued Apple versus FBI phone-unlocking feud.

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

David chatters about a new kissing rock commemorating Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date; he sneaks in a second chatter about an Atlas Obscura article about the first birthers, who claimed Chester Arthur was born in Canada.

John chatters about the “New Hampshire skiing furor” that threatened Gerald Ford’s run for president.

Topic ideas for next week? You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest (#heygabfest). (Tweets may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)

Podcast production by Mike Vuolo. Links compiled by Elle Bisgaard-Church.