Political Gabfest

The “A House Is Not a Hole” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about the potential government shutdown, Trump on immigration, and the Aziz Ansari story.

Activists rally for the passage of a “clean” DREAM Act, one without additional security or enforcement measures, outside the New York office of Sen. Chuck Schumer on Jan. 10 in New York City.

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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.

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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Izzy Rode.