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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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Episodes

Episode #375: Sinema Paradiso

10/10/2021
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema may be driving progressives nuts by thwarting much of President Biden's agenda, but her actions may be popular back home. And we remember the unfortunate 2012 campaign gaffe of Todd Akin, who died last week, and who suggested that "legitimate rape" would not result in pregnancy. The post Episode #375: Sinema Paradiso appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:34:45

Episode #374: Trump Enemies List Loses One

9/21/2021
The decision by anti-Trump Republican Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio not to seek reelection next year is seen as a victory for the former president, who retains deep loyalty among GOP voters. And we discuss the meaning of last week's defeated recall vote in California. The post Episode #374: Trump Enemies List Loses One appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:46:40

Episode #373: Can You Recall The Governor Of California?

9/11/2021
We set up what's at stake in Tuesday's California gubernatorial recall election. And we replay an interview from last summer with former Illinois Sen. Adlai Stevenson III, who died last week. The post Episode #373: Can You Recall The Governor Of California? appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:44:17

Episode #372: Remembering Neal Conan

8/27/2021
An awful month. A disastrous exit from Afghanistan. And we lost Neal Conan to cancer. The post Episode #372: Remembering Neal Conan appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:23:11

Episode #371: No Mo Cuomo

8/11/2021
The resignation announcement by New York's Andrew Cuomo means many things, not the least of which it will lead to the state's first female governor. A look at the hopeless complaint by Democrats that their party is the only one that cares about sexual harassment. Plus, a look at last week's two congressional primaries in Ohio. The post Episode #371: No Mo Cuomo appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:46:51

Episode #370: Texas Hold ‘Em? First You Gotta Catch ‘Em.

7/18/2021
Texas Democrats have fled the state to hold up legislation that could make voting more difficult. But how long can this tactic work? And we remember Edwin Edwards, the former governor of Louisiana, first with a rebroadcast of our interview with him from 2014 and with a discussion about his influence with a noted Louisiana political expert. The post Episode #370: Texas Hold ‘Em? First You Gotta Catch ‘Em. appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:40:46

Episode #369: Mike Gravel And Acts Of Civil Disobedience

6/30/2021
We are replaying an interview we had six years ago with Mike Gravel, the former Alaska senator who died this week, about his decision to read excerpts of the Pentagon Papers on the Senate floor. The post Episode #369: Mike Gravel And Acts Of Civil Disobedience appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:19:28

Episode #368: Before ‘Enemy Of The People,’ There Was A Horsewhip Committee

6/26/2021
Christine Chabot of Loyola University weighs the arguments of getting Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire early, before Republicans have a chance of regaining control of the Senate (and the White House). And Donald Ritchie talks about his new book, “The Columnist,” about the controversial and feared journalist, the late Drew Pearson. Plus, Senate ... Read more The post Episode #368: Before ‘Enemy Of The People,’ There Was A Horsewhip Committee appeared first on Ken Rudin's...

Duration:00:50:29

Episode #367: Heroes And Villains

6/10/2021
By insisting on "bipartisanship," Joe Manchin (D-WV) is jeopardizing President Biden's agenda in the Senate. And a new book explores John Glenn's orbital mission in 1962 and how it played in the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. The post Episode #367: Heroes And Villains appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:51:03

Episode #366: Taylor-Made For The Senate

5/30/2021
We replay an interview with the late Sen. John Warner (R-VA) from 2018. And we set up this year's gubernatorial contest in the Old Dominion. The post Episode #366: Taylor-Made For The Senate appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:46:14

Episode #365: Fighting For A New GOP. And A Different California.

5/21/2021
Liz Cheney is out. But a former member of Congress won't stop fighting to rid the GOP of the Trump influence. And while the recall against California Gov. Newsom is underway, polls indicate that he is benefitting from his actions on vaccines and the reopening of the state. The post Episode #365: Fighting For A New GOP. And A Different California. appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:54:05

Episode #364: Liz Cheney And The Party Of Intolerance

5/7/2021
Liz Cheney is about to lose her House leadership position because she refuses to go along with Donald Trump's lies and misstatements. Meanwhile, President Biden needs to be cognizant of his barebones majority in the Senate and mindful of the needs of Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat who has become a powerbroker in his own right. The post Episode #364: Liz Cheney And The Party Of Intolerance appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:47:20

Episode #363: Walter Mondale Fought The Good Fight

4/23/2021
A replay of our 2015 interview with Walter Mondale, who died this week at the age of 93. The post Episode #363: Walter Mondale Fought The Good Fight appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:23:57

Episode #362: Remembering Roger Mudd

3/12/2021
A look at the recall effort in California aimed at Gov. Gavin Newsom (D). Sen. Roy Blunt's (R) unexpected retirement in Missouri is likely to open the door to a fierce battle among Republicans for the seat. And Marvin Kalb remembers the life and legacy of Roger Mudd, the exemplary television political journalist who died this week at the age of 93. The post Episode #362: Remembering Roger Mudd appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:01:05:14

Episode #361: Sexual Harassment, As Seen By The Two Parties

3/5/2021
Two politicians, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) have been hit with allegations of sexual harassment. In addition to the two cases, we ask why the two parties seem to treat sexual harassment differently, at least when it comes to their own party members. And we recap some of the nuttiness at last weekend's CPAC event. The post Episode #361: Sexual Harassment, As Seen By The Two Parties appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:01:07:21

Episode #360: Is Biden Neera Defeat?

2/27/2021
A look at how her history of snarky tweets may jeopardize Neera Tanden's chances of becoming the next head of OMB. And we talk to three journalists covering a trio of Republicans who voted against Donald Trump in the second impeachment case: Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Liz Cheney of Wyoming, and Richard Burr of North Carolina. The post Episode #360: Is Biden Neera Defeat? appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:53:06

Episode #359: From “Beat The Press” To The Governorship?

2/5/2021
Sarah Huckabee Sanders hopes her service on behalf of Donald Trump will help her win the governorship in Arkansas. Meanwhile, while Democrats are unlikely to prevail in next week's Senate trial of the former president, Republicans are split over what Marjorie Taylor Greene is doing to the party. Similar intra-GOP struggles are visible in Arizona, which now has two Democratic senators for the first time in nearly 70 years. And a retirement of a popular senator in Ohio guarantees a dogfight...

Duration:01:04:18

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