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The “Goofy Elizabeth Warren” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about Trump’s escalating conflicts with Paul Ryan and Elizabeth Warren, pending legal action on North Carolina’s HB2, and Facebook’s news algorithm.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Trump’s escalating conflicts with Paul Ryan and Elizabeth Warren, pending legal action on North Carolina’s HB2, and whether Facebook manipulates its algorithm to the detriment of conservative news.

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

David chatters about how Maine’s Gov. Paul LePage nastily (as per his usual notorious behavior) got his new terrier.

Emily chatters about a lawsuit against Frontier Airlines by four female pilots who have not been accommodated to breast pump while at work.

John chatters about his new book Whistlestop, which will be out on Aug. 2!

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 Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Elle Bisgaard-Church.