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Slate blogger Dave Weigel talks politics with D.C.'s most interesting guests. Presented by GE as part of the #pressing program.

Slate blogger Dave Weigel talks politics with D.C.'s most interesting guests. Presented by GE as part of the #pressing program.
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Slate blogger Dave Weigel talks politics with D.C.'s most interesting guests. Presented by GE as part of the #pressing program.

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Episodes

WeigelCast: Former White House Counsel John Dean

8/6/2014
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Slate senior political reporter Dave Weigel speaks with John Dean, the former White House Counsel to President Richard Nixon. Forty years ago, Dean resigned from his post over Watergate, even testifying against the President. Dean has written his third book about the scandal entitled 'Nixon's Defense.' The WeigelCast is part of the #PRESSING program, brought to you by GE.

Duration:00:15:05

WeigelCast: Journalist Rick Perlstein

7/30/2014
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In this week's episode, Slate political reporter David Weigel speaks with author Rick Perlstein, who has been chronicling the rise of the right in American politics. Perlstein publishes his third installment, The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan, this week.

Duration:00:12:22

WeigelCast: Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI)

7/24/2014
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In this week's episode, Slate political reporter David Weigel speaks with Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) about his upcoming primary against Brian Ellis, accusations that he is "Al Qaeda's best friend," and the need for national surveillance reform.

Duration:00:12:59

WeigelCast: The Club For Growth's Chris Chocola

7/17/2014
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In this week's episode Slate political reporter Dave Weigel speaks with Chris Chocola, president of the Club for Growth. The Club gives money to fiscally conservative Republican candidates through it's PAC and Super PAC.

Duration:00:12:15

WeigelCast: DC Council-member Marion Barry

7/10/2014
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Slate political reporter David Weigel speaks with former D.C. mayor and current council-member Marion Barry about his new book, Mayor for Life. Barry discusses contemporary racism, the decriminalization of marijuana, and his own exploitation by "white reporters." Part of a #Pressing Series presented by GE.

Duration:00:11:46

Weigelcast: Mayday PAC's Lawrence Lessig and Mark McKinnon

7/5/2014
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Slate political reporter speaks with Lawrence Lessig and Mark McKinnon, founders of Mayday PAC, the super PAC to end all super PAC's.

Duration:00:15:45

WeigelCast: Former Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader

6/27/2014
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Slate political reporter speaks with former presidential candidate Ralph Nader. Nader talks about his new book, 'Unstoppable', how and why politics on the left and right should converge, and why Bernie Sanders couldn't be president.

Duration:00:13:22

WeigelCast: Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC)

6/19/2014
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In this week's episode, Slate political reporter David Weigel speaks with Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC), who published a memoir in May titled Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black.

Duration:00:11:52

WeigelCast: Authors Ken Vogel and Dan Schulman

6/13/2014
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Slate political reporter Daved Weigel speaks with Politico's Ken Vogel, author of Big Money, and Mother Jones' Dan Schulman, author of Sons of Wichita. Both books examine the effect of wealthy donors on politics.

Duration:00:15:02

WeigelCast: Susan B. Anthony List's Marjorie Dannenfelser

6/6/2014
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Slate political reporter David Weigel speaks with Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the SBA List, about training pro-life politicians how to talk about abortion.

Duration:00:14:39

WeigelCast: Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN)

5/29/2014
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Slate political reporter David Weigel speaks with Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) about finding a financial solution for his hometown of Detroit, and why progressive politics is "winning" politics.

Duration:00:15:03

WeigelCast: Journalist Sasha Issenberg

5/23/2014
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Slate political reporter David Weigel speaks with journalist Sasha Issenberg about what Democrats have learned (and failed to learn) about mid-term election campaigns.

Duration:00:14:28

WeigelCast: Senator Chris Coons (D-DE)

5/16/2014
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Slate political reporter Dave Weigel speaks with Sen. Chris Coons, a Democrat from Delaware, about the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram and about Washington's engagement with African affairs more generally.

Duration:00:13:01

WeigelCast: Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer

5/9/2014
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Slate political reporter Dave Weigel speaks with Former White House Press Secretary for George W. Bush, Ari Fleischer, on the current and future state of the GOP.

Duration:00:15:34

WeigelCast: Former Massachusetts State Senator Richard Tisei

5/2/2014
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Slate political reporter Dave Weigel speaks with former Massachusetts Sen. Richard Tisei about being a gay Republican, and why he's hopeful that he will win his bid for higher office this year.

Duration:00:10:27

WeigelCast: Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont

4/25/2014
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In this week’s episode, Slate political reporter David Weigel talks to Sen. Sanders about the Republicans' rightward shift, Obama's missed opportunity to fight for working families, and the meaning of "socialism."

Duration:00:11:19

WeigelCast: Center for American Progress Neera Tanden

4/17/2014
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Slate political reporter Dave Weigel speaks with the president of the Center for American Progress, Neera Tanden. Tanden talks about moving forward with Obamacare, why having a Democratic primary isn't a crazy idea, and how to pass a balanced budget without being called a socialist.

Duration:00:12:42

Weigelcast: Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)

4/11/2014
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Slate political reporter Dave Weigel speaks with Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) about her the U.S. Agency for International Development's Cuban Twitter program, her ardent support for the Cuba embargo, and supporting gay marriage.

Duration:00:11:04

WeigelCast: Veep Creator Armando Iannucci

4/4/2014
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In this week’s episode Slate political reporter David Weigel talks to Armando Iannucci, the creator of 'Veep', and a few more era-defining cringe comedies. Among the subjects of discussion – why politicians over-react to cable TV, why failure is so funny,

Duration:00:11:51

WeigelCast: Steve Beshear

3/22/2014
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Slate political blogger Dave Weigel talks with the Democratic governor of Kentucky, Steve Beshear, about the Affordable Care Act and the legalization of marijuana. WeigelCast is presented by GE.

Duration:00:12:09