Political Gabfest

The “Wicked, Even for Trump” Edition

Political Gabfest on family separation, the FBI’s role in the 2016 election, and Harvard’s admission policies.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Ruth Marcus discuss the future for children separated from their parents at the U.S.–Mexico border, DOJ findings on the FBI and 2016 presidential election, and elite university admissions policies.

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Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:

Ruth: “Bob Dole’s Final Mission” and the empathetic endeavors of first ladies and daughters, such as Laura Bush

John: Radiooooo

David: “Atul Gawande Named to Head Cost-Cutting Healthcare Venture from Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase

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