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Get your weekly fix of smart, informative and fun political coverage on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie! Host Ken Rudin brings his trademark humor and encyclopedic knowledge of American history to this podcast of conversations with journalists, pundits, and politicians. Ken brings his years of experience as a long-time political reporter to the fore as he highlights notable moments in political history, and looks ahead to the biggest issues, personalities and horse-races on the national political scene. Plus, listeners are invited to show off their political knowledge with Ken's weekly trivia question and Scuttlebutton puzzles.

Get your weekly fix of smart, informative and fun political coverage on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie! Host Ken Rudin brings his trademark humor and encyclopedic knowledge of American history to this podcast of conversations with journalists, pundits, and politicians. Ken brings his years of experience as a long-time political reporter to the fore as he highlights notable moments in political history, and looks ahead to the biggest issues, personalities and horse-races on the national political scene. Plus, listeners are invited to show off their political knowledge with Ken's weekly trivia question and Scuttlebutton puzzles.
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Get your weekly fix of smart, informative and fun political coverage on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie! Host Ken Rudin brings his trademark humor and encyclopedic knowledge of American history to this podcast of conversations with journalists, pundits, and politicians. Ken brings his years of experience as a long-time political reporter to the fore as he highlights notable moments in political history, and looks ahead to the biggest issues, personalities and horse-races on the national political scene. Plus, listeners are invited to show off their political knowledge with Ken's weekly trivia question and Scuttlebutton puzzles.

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Episodes

Episode #226: 1968 — A Party Divided

4/26/2018
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A half-century later, 1968 remains etched in our collective memory, a year of tremendous hope and utter tragedy. This week we take the second of three looks at that iconic year, focusing on the... The post Episode #226: 1968 — A Party Divided appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:01:04:57

Episode #225: Republicans On The Run

4/19/2018
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Speaker Paul Ryan’s decision to retire after this year and endorse Kevin McCarthy as his successor normally would mean that the California Republican would be the odds-on favorite to become either the next speaker... The post Episode #225: Republicans On The Run appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:57:41

Episode #224: The Speaker Has Spoken

4/12/2018
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President Trump has never been shy about expressing his thoughts regarding the investigation into his 2016 campaign … and whether (1) Russia played a role in his election, and (2) whether his campaign colluded... The post Episode #224: The Speaker Has Spoken appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:50:58

Episode #223: He Had A Dream

4/5/2018
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Fifty years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, and what have we learned? What lessons has he taught us — and what lessons were ignored. Wornie Reed, a professor at Virginia Tech... The post Episode #223: He Had A Dream appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:01:01:39

Episode #222: 1968 — Turbulence and Tragedy

3/29/2018
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A half-century later, 1968 remains etched in our collective memory, a year of tremendous hope and utter tragedy. This week we take the first of three looks at that iconic year. Gary Eichten, a... The post Episode #222: 1968 — Turbulence and Tragedy appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:58:04

Episode #221: Barack to the Future

3/22/2018
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So what’s the lesson to be learned from the Republican loss in Pennsylvania’s 18th District special election? Jack Pitney of Claremont McKenna College suggests that while it’s clearly bad news for the GOP, there’s... The post Episode #221: Barack to the Future appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:55:14

Episode #220: Lamb Chops the GOP

3/15/2018
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It’s a solidly Republican district that both Donald Trump and Mitt Romney easily carried. The previous Republican congressman was considered so strong that Democrats failed to even run a candidate in either 2014 and... The post Episode #220: Lamb Chops the GOP appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:56:20

Episode #219: And The Oscar Goes To…

3/8/2018
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It appears that for all the angst over how to respond to the latest mass shootings, this time in Parkland, Florida, Congress is not in any hurry to enact new gun laws. But what... The post Episode #219: And The Oscar Goes To… appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:54:58

Episode #218: On Guns, Does Anything Change?

3/1/2018
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The latest incident of gun violence has led to the predictable debate about what Congress can, and will, do. Harry Wilson of Roanoke College reminds us that while previous shootings may have moved public... The post Episode #218: On Guns, Does Anything Change? appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:01:00:09

Episode #217: The Lines Are Drawn in Pennsylvania

2/22/2018
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The new congressional map drawn by the Democratic-controlled Pennsylvania Supreme Court may not only abolish the Republican-drawn gerrymander that’s been in effect since 2011, but it could give the Dems anywhere from 3 to... The post Episode #217: The Lines Are Drawn in Pennsylvania appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:56:47

Episode #216: Kelly On The Ropes

2/15/2018
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There have been many crises and mini-crises in the Trump White House, but usually they seem to vanish pretty quickly … as new ones pop up. But the current imbroglio involving former staff secretary... The post Episode #216: Kelly On The Ropes appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:57:58

Episode #215: One Dare Call It Treason

2/8/2018
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There doesn’t seem to be any letting up in the war between Democrats and Republicans in the House over the propriety of the investigation into President Trump and Russia. Republicans on the House Intelligence... The post Episode #215: One Dare Call It Treason appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:56:41

Episode #214: The State of the Union is Stromg

2/1/2018
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President Trump gave his State of the Union address on Tuesday, filled with talk about bipartisanship and putting politics aside — a wonderful sentiment, but how does that jibe with what he has been... The post Episode #214: The State of the Union is Stromg appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:49:44

Episode #213: The Shutdown Crisis That Wasn’t

1/25/2018
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The shutdown is over. Now it’s time for finger pointing. Roll Call’s Lindsey McPherson and Simone Pathé talk about the next step in funding the government and how politics plays into all of it. Brigid... The post Episode #213: The Shutdown Crisis That Wasn’t appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:01:00:34

Rebroadcast: Don’t Know Much About History?

1/18/2018
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There are lots of reasons why so many of you have become sick of what’s going on in Washington. For Ken Rudin, he is just sick … period. He has caught what so many... The post Rebroadcast: Don’t Know Much About History? appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:51:47

Episode #212: The Stable Genius Who Cried Wolff

1/11/2018
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The response to the new book, “Fire and Fury,” has not only claimed the political power of Steve Bannon — at least for the moment — but it’s also led to serious questions about... The post Episode #212: The Stable Genius Who Cried Wolff appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:57:00

Episode #211: Out With The Old, In With The Familiar?

1/4/2018
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It’s the first podcast of the new year, and who better to have on the program than NPR’s Ron Elving, who helps explain the surreal nature of 2017 and what we might possibly expect... The post Episode #211: Out With The Old, In With The Familiar? appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:57:28

Episode #210: The 2017 Remembrances Special

12/21/2017
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As 2017 comes to a close, we are once again presenting a program celebrating and honoring some of the more distinguished politicians and political journalists who left us this year. Political analyst Stu Rothenberg and... The post Episode #210: The 2017 Remembrances Special appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:52:15

Episode #209: Crimson Tide Goes Blue

12/14/2017
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The shock of the Senate result in Alabama has yet to wear off. NPR’s Mara Liasson talks about Doug Jones’ upset victory and what it means for President Trump, Steve Bannon, Democratic morale and... The post Episode #209: Crimson Tide Goes Blue appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:58:50

Episode #208: Who’s Naughty, Who’s Nice on Capitol Hill

12/7/2017
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The resignation of John Conyers and, apparently, Al Franken — coming at the same time the president of the United States is rooting for a Roy Moore victory in Alabama — is just one... The post Episode #208: Who’s Naughty, Who’s Nice on Capitol Hill appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:01:02:19

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