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Essential political news, analysis and history with veteran political analyst Ken Rudin.

Essential political news, analysis and history with veteran political analyst Ken Rudin.

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Essential political news, analysis and history with veteran political analyst Ken Rudin.

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English


Episodes

Episode #358: Shame. And Hope.

1/17/2021
January 2021 is the final month of Donald Trump's presidency. It also was the month where he was, for the second time, impeached by the House ... this time for inciting an insurrection. And we remember the 1954 attack on the House by Puerto Rican nationalists. The post Episode #358: Shame. And Hope. appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:30:23

Episode #357: For All The Marbles

1/3/2021
We look at what's at stake in Tuesday's Senate runoffs in Georgia. And a former senator explains why she took part in an electoral certification protest in 2005 and what it doesn't compare to what Republicans are doing this time. The post Episode #357: For All The Marbles appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:38:17

Episode #356: The 2020 Remembrances Special

12/30/2020
It's the Political Junkie 2020 Remembrances Special, where we celebrate the lives of memorable politicians who left us this year. The post Episode #356: The 2020 Remembrances Special appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:42:28

Episode #355: The Electoral College vs. Trump University

12/19/2020
A new book examines why "faithless electors" are faithless, why they break from their parties' nominees in the Electoral College. And we speak to one such elector, a 1976 Ford elector who nonetheless voted for Reagan. The post Episode #355: The Electoral College vs. Trump University appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:37:20

Episode #354: David Dinkins and the Harlem Gang of Four

12/9/2020
A former Republican congressman argues that 2020 was a great year for the GOP, despite Trump's defeat. And a former New York state comptroller discusses the life and legacy of the late David Dinkins, NYC's only black mayor, and the past and future of African-American politics in the city. The post Episode #354: David Dinkins and the Harlem Gang of Four appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:55:22

Episode #353: You Never Forget Your First Runoff

12/2/2020
Georgia will be experiencing two Senate runoffs next month. Back in 1992, Senator Wyche Fowler was forced into a runoff of his own -- where he lost his seat. Fowler offers similarities and differences between now and then. The post Episode #353: You Never Forget Your First Runoff appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:30:49

Episode #352: Georgia On Everyone’s Mind

11/22/2020
The two Georgia Senate runoffs on Jan. 5th will determine which party gets control. Democrats must win both if they are to claim the majority; if they don't, Mitch McConnell will remain as majority leader. The post Episode #352: Georgia On Everyone’s Mind appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:28:39

Episode #351: Biden Wins (Don’t Tell Trump); GOP Wins Too.

11/11/2020
Joe Biden may have won the presidency, but he'll serve without the expected Democratic Senate victory, and with a smaller House majority as well. And California Gov. Gavin Newsom will have a tough decision to make in naming a successor to Sen. Kamala Harris. The post Episode #351: Biden Wins (Don’t Tell Trump); GOP Wins Too. appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:46:13

Episode #350: This Is Us

10/30/2020
A look at the key battles for the Senate, with Democrats needing a net three (or four) seats to win the majority. And whither the Republican Party in the aftermath (or the continuation) of Trump? The post Episode #350: This Is Us appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:51:14

Episode #349: One Will Be Muted On Nov. 3rd

10/24/2020
Joe Biden's problems with articulating a coherent policy on court reform has brought comparisons to what FDR faced when he tried to pack the Supreme Court in 1937. And a White House correspondent talks about why he asked President Trump at a news conference why he continues to lie to the American people. The post Episode #349: One Will Be Muted On Nov. 3rd appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:47:10

Episode #348: Charges Of Hypocrisy And Betrayal In The Carolinas

10/15/2020
Two Senate races in the Carolinas are the focus this week, as incumbent Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is trying to hold off a stiff challenge from Democrat Jamie Harrison, while in North Carolina, marital infidelity charges leveled at Democrat Cal Cunningham could jeopardize his chances against GOP Sen. Thom Tillis. The post Episode #348: Charges Of Hypocrisy And Betrayal In The Carolinas appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:37:53

Episode #347: More White House Obfuscations Of The Truth

10/5/2020
Selected and limited information from the White House about the president's health has continued with Trump and the coronavirus. And we look back at some great moments in VP debate history. The post Episode #347: More White House Obfuscations Of The Truth appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Episode #346: The Notorious Mitch McConnell

9/25/2020
Republicans are being accused of hypocrisy, but at the end of the day there will be a new, very conservative Supreme Court justice to succeed the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg. And remembering the hoopla behind Bill Bradley's presidential candidacy two decades ago. The post Episode #346: The Notorious Mitch McConnell appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:41:35

Episode #345: Soon To Be Unemployed?

9/10/2020
Ron Elving analyzes the state of the presidential race with less than eight weeks to go. Plus, could Minnesota, which hasn't voted for a Republican presidential candidate since 1972, flip to Donald Trump this year? And we break down the battle for control of the Senate. The post Episode #345: Soon To Be Unemployed? appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:59:44

Episode #344: Great Moments in Presidential Debates

9/3/2020
On this special episode, we look back at many great moments from the history of presidential and vice presidential debates, with commentary from several journalists and historians on how those moments may have helped pave the way for the winner to reach the White House. The post Episode #344: Great Moments in Presidential Debates appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:01:01:40

Episode #343: Looking For Four More

8/28/2020
The Republicans wrap up their convention, setting the 2020 election into full swing. We hear from a Republican who avoided Trump in 2016 explain why he's supporting him this year. Plus, a look at QAnon conspiracy theorists winning Republican primaries for the House and Senate, and we preview a tight Massachusetts Senate primary between two Democrats with similar policy positions. The post Episode #343: Looking For Four More appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:59:47

Episode #342: Dems the Word

8/21/2020
The Democrats hold a convention like no other. We review the moments that highlighted an emotional and historic week. Plus, unpacking President Trump's attacks on the U.S. Postal Service. And we remember the 1956 Democratic convention, when Adlai Stevenson asked the delegates to decide who his running mate would be. The post Episode #342: Dems the Word appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:01:00:03

Episode #341: Great Moments in Convention History

8/13/2020
Far from the coronations they are today, political conventions used to be filled with moments that were contentious, memorable and historic. We journey through political history and revisit historic moments from national party conventions of the past, and consider how the role of conventions in the presidential race has evolved from then to today. The post Episode #341: Great Moments in Convention History appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:54:20

Episode #340: Hope, and Fear, During The Freedom Summer

8/6/2020
We review the latest scorecard of Joe Biden’s running mate hopefuls. Plus, a look ahead to next week's Minnesota primary and a recap of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar's first term in the House. And, author Bruce Watson, who has written a defining book about the Freedom Summer, remembers the horror, and the hope, of those days. The post Episode #340: Hope, and Fear, During The Freedom Summer appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:53:44

Episode #339: America’s Love/Hate Affair With Demagogues

7/30/2020
We discuss what President Trump might do if Joe Biden is declared the winner in November. Plus, in his new biography of Joe McCarthy, Larry Tye suggests eerie similarities to politics of the present day. And we remember Charles Evers, the brother of the late civil rights leader Medgar Evers, who died last week at the age of 97. The post Episode #339: America’s Love/Hate Affair With Demagogues appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:01:10:46