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Episode #241: Left Turn in Mass., Right Turn in Fla., A Turnaround in N.Y.

8/16/2018
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Chris Collins was a leading Republican congressman from New York, the first GOP House member to endorse Donald Trump in 2016. But his arrest last week on insider trading charges has effectively ended his... The post Episode #241: Left Turn in Mass., Right Turn in Fla., A Turnaround in N.Y. appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:01:02:55

Episode #240: A Harbinger for November?

8/9/2018
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The special congressional election in Ohio’s 12th District is still too close to call. But just the fact that a Democrat almost won this longstanding GOP bastion is enough for Nathan Gonzales, editor and... The post Episode #240: A Harbinger for November? appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:53:50

Episode #239: Our Collusion Delusion Confusion

8/2/2018
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The “impeach Rod Rosenstein” effort is going nowhere, to no surprise, but that hardly means conservatives in the House Republican conference are backing down. Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio is running to head up... The post Episode #239: Our Collusion Delusion Confusion appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:52:47

Episode #238: Rohrabacher, Russia Backer?

7/26/2018
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The victory of Democrat Conor Lamb in a solidly Republican House seat in Pennsylvania earlier this year brought national headlines. Could the same thing happen next month in Ohio? Owen Daugherty of the Columbus... The post Episode #238: Rohrabacher, Russia Backer? appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:49:44

Episode #237: To Russia with Love

7/19/2018
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The almost surreal news conference in Helsinki between President Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin was the big story of the week, and we’ve got it covered. Amanda Sloat of the Brookings Institution reviews Trump’s... The post Episode #237: To Russia with Love appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:54:30

Episode #236: Kavanaugh Comes A-Courtin’

7/12/2018
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President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to succeed Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court has given the president his second chance to move the court in a more conservative direction. Burgess Everett... The post Episode #236: Kavanaugh Comes A-Courtin’ appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:52:29

Episode #235: Reshaping The Court … Again

6/28/2018
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The announcement by Anthony Kennedy, the crucial “swing” justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, that is retiring has sent shock waves through both parties. And the battle to confirm President Trump’s nominee to succeed... The post Episode #235: Reshaping The Court … Again appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:55:50

Episode #234: Zero Tolerance

6/21/2018
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Faced with a losing political argument on “zero tolerance” and the separation of children from the parents who enter the U.S. illegally, President Trump signed an executive order that basically ended his own Administration’s... The post Episode #234: Zero Tolerance appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:59:07

Episode #233: Pulling Rank in Maine

6/14/2018
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Maine tried something this week that has never been tried before. It became the first to hold a statewide primary using a system called “ranked choice voting” — in which voters don’t simply indicate... The post Episode #233: Pulling Rank in Maine appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:55:39

Episode #232: Buy Me Some Primaries and Cracker Jack

6/7/2018
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It was a big primary night Tuesday in California, and KQED’s Scott Shafer has all the key results. The big takeaway: Democrats didn’t get shut out of some key House races because of the... The post Episode #232: Buy Me Some Primaries and Cracker Jack appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:57:08

Episode #231: Trick or Tweet

5/31/2018
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After a week’s absence, the primaries return next Tuesday. Nathan Gonzales of Inside Elections previews the contests in seven states, most notably in California, where the large number of vulnerable Republicans may decide who... The post Episode #231: Trick or Tweet appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:01:03:54

Episode #230: 1968 — The Voters Have Their Say

5/24/2018
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As the 1968 presidential candidates left their conventions and moved into the general election, the nation was watching to see what would happen. Would Richard Nixon, the Republican, hold onto his lead and become... The post Episode #230: 1968 — The Voters Have Their Say appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:01:06:34

Episode #229: All In The Family

5/17/2018
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Sunday was Mother’s Day, and so we picked this week to spread some family love by playing some of our favorite segments from past broadcasts. We hear from two proud daughters. Shelley Moore Capito,... The post Episode #229: All In The Family appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:53:34

Episode #228: When The Blankenship Hit The Fan

5/10/2018
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He disavowed both the Iran nuclear deal that Obama put together, as well as the comments his new attorney Rudy Giuliani said on the TV talk shows. Whatever President Trump is doing he is... The post Episode #228: When The Blankenship Hit The Fan appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:51:50

Episode #227: The Reporters Who Cried Wolf

5/3/2018
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After a month’s lapse, the primaries return next Tuesday, in Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana and North Carolina. One big race everyone is watching is the Republican Senate primary in W.Va., a very pro-Trump state... The post Episode #227: The Reporters Who Cried Wolf appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:01:00:06

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