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The Incredible Lucas Brothers

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:23:33 GMT2017-04-28T23:23:33Z

Listen to Episode 732 of Slate’s The Gist:

Comedians Keith and Kenny Lucas.

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100 Days, 100 Nights, to Know a Man’s Heart

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:43:17 GMT2017-04-28T22:43:17Z

It’s almost time. Tomorrow, if tomorrow comes, we can all put on those “I Survived 100 Days of the Trump Presidency” T-shirts—including Donald himself, of course. “It’s an artificial barrier. It’s not very meaningful,” Trump protested of that marker this week, shortly before trying to cram in an overhaul of health care (again), a simple but lucrative-for-him tax reform plan, and a brief threat to launch the Great Canadian–American Milk Wars. Not meaningful? Easy for him to say. We had to write about it.

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The Angle: Judge Love Edition

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:54:32 GMT2017-04-28T21:54:32Z

Judges, save us: Donald Trump's battle against the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which he cannot win, shows how inadequate his “vague and sloppily drafted” executive orders really are, Dahlia Lithwick argues. “Time and again he asserts that there is some virtue in stripping away all nuance and legal meaning from his official acts as president,” Lithwick observes. In court, that argument won't fly.

9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judges Sidney Thomas, Carlos Bea, and Alex Kozinski look on during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on March 16 in Washington, D.C.

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Caesar Non Supra Grammaticos

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:24:18 GMT2017-04-28T21:24:18Z

To listen to this episode of Trumpcast, use the player below:

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The Best of Slate Podcasts

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:17:58 GMT2017-04-28T21:17:58Z

In this edition of our members-only podcast digest, listen to the best segments of the week:

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When’s the Vote?

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:42:23 GMT2017-04-28T20:42:23Z

Rep. Tom MacArthur, the New Jersey congressman who authored the amendment that brought the American Health Care Act back to life earlier this week, made a very simple point Thursday afternoon when asked if Republicans had enough votes to pass the bill.

House Speaker Paul Ryan talks to reporters during his weekly news conference on Thursday in Washington.

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The Land of Lousy Options

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:34:55 GMT2017-04-28T19:34:55Z

This is a transcript from the April 17 edition of Trumpcast, featuring an interview with Victor Cha, a professor at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service and the author of The Impossible State. Cha was director of Asian affairs at the National Security Council under President George W. Bush.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watches the ground jet test of a high-thrust engine in this undated picture.

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Can the Death Penalty Ever Be Implemented Justly?

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:30:59 GMT2017-04-28T19:30:59Z

Starting in February, Slate began a series of monthly dialogues between two of the nation’s most esteemed jurists, Richard A. Posner and Jed S. Rakoff. These conversations will be moderated by Joel Cohen, author of the book Blindfolds Off: Judges on How They Decide. The subject of their last conversation was how to weigh the law and common sense on the bench. This month’s conversation is about the death penalty.

Justice Neil Gorsuch during a swearing-in ceremony at the White House April 10 in Washington.

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