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Episode #260: Let Them Eat Crap

1/17/2019
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The government shutdown is now approaching a month. Are we any closer to a deal? Ken Walsh of usnews.com doubts it. He assesses the damage, both to the Republican Party and to the country.... The post Episode #260: Let Them Eat Crap appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:55:34

Episode #259: Shutdown in Washington, Starting Up in Iowa

1/10/2019
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With so many inspiring stories about the record-breaking number of new women elected to Congress, why is everyone focusing on how Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) danced on a roof when she was in college? Why,... The post Episode #259: Shutdown in Washington, Starting Up in Iowa appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:55:45

Episode #258: Shutting Down the Government … And Civility As Well

1/3/2019
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It’s the first show of 2019 but we’re not through with 2018 quite just yet. NPR’s Ron Elving joins Ken for a review of the year, highlights and lowlights. Sarah Binder of George Washington University... The post Episode #258: Shutting Down the Government … And Civility As Well appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:01:04:34

Episode #257: 2018 Remembrances Special

12/20/2018
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Political analyst Stu Rothenberg and USA Today commentary editor Jill Lawrence join Ken to remember those in the political world who died this year — it’s the Political Junkie 2018 Remembrances Special. In addition to their conversations about the giants... The post Episode #257: 2018 Remembrances Special appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:01:05:05

Episode #256: Where There’s Smock, There’s Firings

12/13/2018
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The sentencing of Trump fixer Michael Cohen and the conclusions drawn by prosecutors about Paul Manafort have put the president closer to legal peril than ever before. Alex Whiting of Harvard Law School explores... The post Episode #256: Where There’s Smock, There’s Firings appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:54:26

Episode #255: Kinder, Gentler, and a Complex Legacy

12/6/2018
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We spend much of our show this week remembering the life and legacy of George Herbert Walker Bush. His biographer, Jon Meacham, talks about what he learned from the 41st President in putting together... The post Episode #255: Kinder, Gentler, and a Complex Legacy appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:01:02:04

Episode #254: The Toppled Front Runner

11/29/2018
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For all the racial gaffes and unforced errors made by Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, she still managed to win Tuesday’s runoff. Being a Republican in Ruby Red Mississippi certainly helped, and having President Trump campaign... The post Episode #254: The Toppled Front Runner appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:45:23

Episode #253: Thanksgiving Appetizers

11/21/2018
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Thanksgiving is an opportunity to step back from the daily grind of the political cycle, away from the recriminations and finger-pointing, and enjoy some time off with family and loved ones. So this week,... The post Episode #253: Thanksgiving Appetizers appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:01:03:59

Episode #252: Florida. Again.

11/15/2018
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A week after the 2018 midterm elections and there’s still no shortage of uncertainty. Susan MacManus of the University of South Florida reports on the suspicion and vitriol taking place in Florida, where races... The post Episode #252: Florida. Again. appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:47:40

Episode #251: Not a Blue Wave, But a Purple Rain

11/8/2018
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It’s finally over. The 2018 midterms, with all its rancor and charges and bitterness, are over. But if it’s a referendum on President Trump, what’s the message if the Democrats did great in the... The post Episode #251: Not a Blue Wave, But a Purple Rain appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:58:23

Episode #250: The 2018 Midterm Election Special

11/1/2018
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It’s the Political Junkie Midterm Election Special: What’s at stake on November 6th and what to look for. We hear from: Republican strategist Vin Weber and Democratic pollster Anna Greenberg on the backdrop of... The post Episode #250: The 2018 Midterm Election Special appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:54:53

Episode #249: The Washington Nationalist

10/25/2018
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To put it mildly, presidents don’t always like the coverage they get in the press. But never — not even with Nixon, or Obama, both of whom had less than cordial relations with the... The post Episode #249: The Washington Nationalist appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:55:01

Episode #248: After Kavanaugh

10/18/2018
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The president on CBS’ “60 Minutes” last Sunday was vintage Trump: combative, insistent and not willing to change his mind, even if the facts suggest he could be wrong. Aaron Blake of the Washington... The post Episode #248: After Kavanaugh appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:56:28

Episode #247: Hearing Problems

10/4/2018
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The drama and tension we saw last week during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court — beginning with emotional accusations against him by Christine Blasey... The post Episode #247: Hearing Problems appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:01:03:39

Episode #246: Brett and Butter Issues

9/27/2018
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While Washington is about to begin deciding the fate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the issue of his confirmation is playing out in campaigns across the country. Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum of... The post Episode #246: Brett and Butter Issues appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:01:01:16

Episode #245: Counting Down to the Midterms

9/20/2018
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The primaries — which began in Texas in March and ended last week in New York — have produced some interesting stories, fascinating characters and crucial matchups for November. NPR’s Ron Elving tells us... The post Episode #245: Counting Down to the Midterms appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:01:02:48

Episode #244: 44 Takes On 45

9/13/2018
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A lot of fireworks and pent-up anger last week during the Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. But, as Robert Barnes of the Washington Post points out, were any... The post Episode #244: 44 Takes On 45 appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:01:02:19

Episode #243: Super News for Berniecrats, Super Memories from Joe Lieberman

9/6/2018
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One of the main complaints Democratic Party leaders heard from Bernie Sanders supporters in 2016 was the outsized influence of superdelegates — those elected officials and other party bigwigs who were automatic delegates to... The post Episode #243: Super News for Berniecrats, Super Memories from Joe Lieberman appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:00:52:48

Episode #242: Senator, Maverick, Patriot

8/30/2018
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We remember the life, career, and legacy of John McCain, the Arizona Republican senator who died last Saturday at the age of 81. We speak with four people who knew him well: Mike Murphy... The post Episode #242: Senator, Maverick, Patriot appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration:01:01:02

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