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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss whether Congress should keep the government running, Trump’s opinions on immigration, and what positive outcomes could result from the public dissection of Babe.com’s Aziz Ansari story.
Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
- Vox’s Dara Lind reports that deportation is slowing down under President Trump.
- Matthew Yglesias of Vox says Trump’s weakness is policy.
- Sen. Tom Cotton went on the record to CBS saying that Trump’s sentiments on immigration were misrepresented.
Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:
- Emily: The HBO series The Leftovers is ripe for binge-watching. Also, Bloomberg’s Adam Minter on why “No One Wants Your Used Clothes Anymore.”
- John: A beautiful collection of DMs received by @AtticusGF, a politically engaged tweeter, after he tweeted about his sick child.
- David: This Could Hurt, by Jillian Medoff.
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Izzy Rode.