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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss the FBI’s findings on Hillary’s emails, Trump tweeting a star of David, and Obama’s nighttime routine.
Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
- FBI Director James Comey’s remarks on Hillary Clinton’s email server
- Fred Kaplan’s story in Slate: “The Hillary Clinton Email Scandal Was Totally Overblown”
- Glenn Greenwald’s column in the Intercept: “Washington Has Been Obsessed With Punishing Secrecy Violations — until Hillary Clinton”
- Anthony Smith in Mic: “Donald Trump’s Star of David Hillary Clinton Meme Was Created by White Supremacists”
- Josh Marshall in Talking Points Memo: “Understanding the Trump/Star of David Blow Up”
- Michael D. Shear in the New York Times: “Obama After Dark: The Precious Hours Alone”
- Todd Purdum in Vanity Fair in 2013: “Obama the Loner: The Trouble With the President’s Self-Reliant, Closed-Off Attitude”
Emily chatters about Jessica Winter’s novel, Break in Case of Emergency.
David chatters about the new Atlas Obscura book, Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders.
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Kevin Townsend.