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Ken Rudin's Political Junkie

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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 #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


Episode #207: A Watershed Moment?

11/30/2017
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The never-ending list of sexual harassment allegations now comes to Capitol Hill, where Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) is under pressure to resign, though he insists he has no intention of doing so. Even Nancy... The post Episode #207: A Watershed Moment? appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration: 00:45:50


Episode #206: Giving Thanks to Great Political Memories

11/22/2017
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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... The post Episode #206: Giving Thanks to Great Political Memories appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration: 00:49:25


Episode #205: Moore Problems in Alabama

11/16/2017
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is one of many Beltway Republicans who have called for the withdrawal of Roy Moore from the Alabama Senate race. But Bill Stewart of the University of Alabama notes... The post Episode #205: Moore Problems in Alabama appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration: 00:52:52


Episode #204: The Big Sweep

11/9/2017
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Democrats would rather be united in their opposition to Donald Trump than have to revisit the painful reminders of what happened to them in 2016. And a new book by party strategist Donna Brazile,... The post Episode #204: The Big Sweep appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration: 00:58:28


Episode #203: This Week with George Papadopoulos

11/2/2017
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Tuesday is election day, and voters in two states — New Jersey and Virginia — will be electing new governors. In the Garden State, Brigid Harrison of Montclair State Univ. notes that, with the... The post Episode #203: This Week with George Papadopoulos appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration: 00:58:15


Episode #202: It’s My Party (And I’ll Cry If I Want To)

10/26/2017
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President Trump pledges to have a good working relationship with Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell at the same time his former chief strategist works for the defeat of Republican incumbents. Republican strategist Vin Weber... The post Episode #202: It’s My Party (And I’ll Cry If I Want To) appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration: 00:50:22


Episode #201: Abe and Steve’s Excellent Adventure

10/19/2017
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With two senators trying to work out a compromise, is there a real chance of a breakthrough deal on health care? And would President Trump let it happen? Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News... The post Episode #201: Abe and Steve’s Excellent Adventure appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration: 01:05:20


Episode #200: I’m The Political Junkie (And So Can You!)

10/12/2017
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It’s the 200th episode of The Political Junkie! And so this week, we thought we would explore the question: What makes a political junkie? Are you a political junkie, and why? And so, we... The post Episode #200: I’m The Political Junkie (And So Can You!) appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration: 01:06:37


Episode #199: Death On The Strip, Deja Vu On The Hill

10/5/2017
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The horror of the mass shooting in Las Vegas has led to the predictable call for gun control legislation on Capitol Hill. Mike DeBonis, who covers Congress for the Washington Post, talks about some... The post Episode #199: Death On The Strip, Deja Vu On The Hill appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration: 00:58:46


Episode #198: Are You Ready For Some Political Football?

9/28/2017
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As the Trump-instigated national debate over patriotism and the NFL continues, Dave Zirin of The Nation reminds us that the confluence of politics and sports has been with us for a very long time. Brian Lyman of the Montgomery Advertiser reports on... The post Episode #198: Are You Ready For Some Political Football? appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration: 00:59:40


Episode #197: Guns And Butter

9/21/2017
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Robert Rowland, a communications and rhetoric professor at the University of Kansas, sizes up President Trump’s tough Tuesday speech at the U.N. General Assembly, noting that he has never heard a president give such... The post Episode #197: Guns And Butter appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration: 01:00:53


Episode #196: What The Hill Happened

9/14/2017
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President Trump’s decision to bypass Republican congressional leaders and forge a deal with Democrats Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi sent shock waves through GOP ranks, leading observers to speculate about the future of Trump-congressional... The post Episode #196: What The Hill Happened appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration: 01:04:53


Episode #195: Sitting On The DACA The Bay

9/7/2017
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Remember all the things Congress needed to get done this fall? Carl Hulse of the New York Times explains that many of the lawmakers’ priorities have shifted in the wake of the unexpected huge... The post Episode #195: Sitting On The DACA The Bay appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration: 00:56:09


Episode #194: Pardons, Purges and Primaries

8/31/2017
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The violence in Charlottesville has already created a split in the Trump administration as well as within the Republican Party. Bob Holsworth, a longtime analyst of Virginia politics, says it may very well have... The post Episode #194: Pardons, Purges and Primaries appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration: 00:56:24


Episode #193: Did Charlottesville Eclipse Trump’s Moral Authority?

8/24/2017
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Hilde Restad, a political professor in Oslo, Norway and an observer of American politics, offers her impressions of the demonstrations in and President Trump’s reaction to Charlottesville. She received her Ph.D. from the University... The post Episode #193: Did Charlottesville Eclipse Trump’s Moral Authority? appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration: 00:48:21


Episode #192: An Unorthodox Running Mate

8/17/2017
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We open the program by hearing from two voices related to the violence and tragedy last Saturday at Charlottesville. M.A. Sullivan, a longtime resident of the college town, attended the rally to give support... The post Episode #192: An Unorthodox Running Mate appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration: 01:08:44


Episode #191: No Delay For Delaney — The Road from the House to the White House

8/10/2017
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We’re still some 30 months or so away from the 2020 presidential primaries, but already there is a candidate in the race hoping to take on President Trump. It’s John Delaney, a three-term Democratic congressman... The post Episode #191: No Delay For Delaney — The Road from the House to the White House appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration: 01:05:25


Episode #190: Time to End the Staff Infection?

8/3/2017
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As more troubles hit the White House, the president’s opposition is taking more aggressive action. That includes a bill to impeach Trump, as offered by Rep. Brad Sherman, a California Democrat. Sherman explains why... The post Episode #190: Time to End the Staff Infection? appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration: 01:00:21

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