Political Gabfest

The “Packing and Cracking” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about lawyer Don McGahn’s departure from the White House team, North Carolina’s political gerrymandering, and John McCain’s legacy.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss lawyer Don McGahns’s departure from the White House team, North Carolina’s political gerrymandering, and John McCain’s legacy.

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Here are this week’s cocktail chatters: And the U.S. is denying passports to Americans along the border.

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