Political Gabfest

The “Hack, Sputter, Cough” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about Clinton’s health, Trump’s foundation, and improving incomes.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, John Dickerson, Ruth Marcus, and David Plotz discuss Clinton’s coughs and gaffes, Trump’s foundation, and new numbers showing improving incomes.

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

Ruth chatters about Christine Brennan writing about Penn State honoring former coach Joe Paterno.

John chatters about a new theory that Mary Todd Lincoln’s mental health problems were due to a B12 deficiency.

David chatters about a New York Times reporter chronicling her hajj and explaining the minutiae of the Muslim rite in a fantastic series.

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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Kevin Townsend.