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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 #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


Episode #189: Jerry Seeks Donnybrook

7/27/2017
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We’re still trying to catch our breaths over the drama concerning the Senate health care votes and the return of John McCain, and President Trump’s treatment of his attorney general. But we lead this... The post Episode #189: Jerry Seeks Donnybrook appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration: 01:04:01


Episode #188: Who Knew That Health Care Was So Complicated?

7/20/2017
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Seven years of promising to get rid of Obamacare have brought the Republican Party to a place where they did not expect to be. In charge of the House, Senate AND the White House,... The post Episode #188: Who Knew That Health Care Was So Complicated? appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration: 00:54:01


Episode #187: A “Nothingburger?” More Like a Whopper Jr.

7/13/2017
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Questions about whether there was any proof about Russians willing to help the Trump campaign disappeared this week, as it was revealed that Donald Trump Jr., presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner and then-Trump campaign chair... The post Episode #187: A “Nothingburger?” More Like a Whopper Jr. appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration: 00:58:55


Episode #186: Declaration of Independents

7/6/2017
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There’s no way we can celebrate Independence Day without hearing about significant independent presidential candidates of the past half century. Ron Rapoport of the College of William & Mary takes us on a tour,... The post Episode #186: Declaration of Independents appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration: 01:09:06


Episode #185: A Clean Bill of Health Care?

6/29/2017
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After all but guaranteeing a vote on their version of a health care bill before the July 4th break, Senate Republicans, led by Mitch McConnell, realized they didn’t have the votes and decided to pull it... The post Episode #185: A Clean Bill of Health Care? appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration: 01:04:02


Episode #184: Jesse Ventura Wrestles With 2017

6/22/2017
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Even without the filibuster, it still took a while for President Trump’s cabinet to get confirmed. So just how hard is it to get through the confirmation process? Linda Chavez, who was President George... The post Episode #184: Jesse Ventura Wrestles With 2017 appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration: 01:02:52


Episode #183: Liars, Leakers and Losers

6/15/2017
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The torrent of political headlines since 2017 began has been enough to bend anybody out of shape, political junkies included. So perhaps it’s not surprising that Ken Rudin underwent back surgery this week, and... The post Episode #183: Liars, Leakers and Losers appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration: 01:04:16


Episode #182: Hearing Problems

6/8/2017
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Whoever scheduled former FBI Director James Comey to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on a Thursday clearly had one goal: to mess up the Political Junkie’s recording schedule. Don’t they know we record... The post Episode #182: Hearing Problems appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration: 01:04:44


Episode #181: Deep Throat Revisited

6/1/2017
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In 2005, Mark Felt, a former top FBI official, unveiled what was one of the biggest political secrets in history — that he was Deep Throat, the secretive source that gave information to the... The post Episode #181: Deep Throat Revisited appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration: 00:53:43


Episode #180: Witch Hunts and Nut Jobs

5/25/2017
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President Trump seems to be having a successful foreign trip, his first since his inauguration, but back home there are still questions about alleged ties to Russia and whether he has tried to block... The post Episode #180: Witch Hunts and Nut Jobs appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration: 00:56:03


Episode #179: Too Soon?

5/18/2017
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There has been no shortage of comparisons between President Trump and his firing of FBI Director James Comey with what happened during Watergate. But Tom Davis, the former Republican congressman from Virginia who knows the... The post Episode #179: Too Soon? appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration: 00:56:01


Episode #178: When Harry Met Marjie

5/11/2017
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The House passage of the American Health Care Act has a long way to go before it becomes law, and it’s premature to say with any certainty how voters in 2018 will react to... The post Episode #178: When Harry Met Marjie appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration: 00:55:06


Episode #177: Kasich Instinct

5/4/2017
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2016 may not have been John Kasich’s favorite year. The Ohio governor sought the GOP presidential nomination but won only one primary, that of his home state. He refused to attend his own party’s convention or... The post Episode #177: Kasich Instinct appeared first on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.

Duration: 00:55:55

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