Political Junkie

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Get your fix of smart, informative and fun political coverage on Ken Rudin’s Political Junkie! Host Ken Rudin combines trademark humor with an encyclopedic knowledge of American history in this weekly program featuring conversations with journalists, pundits and politicians.

Ken brings his years of experience on the campaign trail 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 scene. Plus, listeners are invited to show off their political knowledge with Ken’s regular trivia questions and ScuttleButton puzzles.

For more information, contact Ken at ken@krpoliticaljunkie.com. For carriage and purchasing information for stations, contact Douglas Bell, Coordinating Producer at dbell@krpoliticaljunkie.com.

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The New York Times' Carl Hulse discusses the disconnect between the president, the Hill and voters during President Obama's vacation. Maeve Reston ...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
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Political Junkie Ken Rudin and New York Times Washington correspondent Carl Hulse discuss the president's vacation woes, and whether they reflect a...

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  • Added: Aug 28, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
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Wayne Slater of the Dallas Morning News breaks down Rick Perry's indictment in Texas. The Week's Matt K. Lewis talks about the conservative turnaro...

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  • Added: Aug 21, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
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The political bombshell of the week was the indictment of Rick Perry on two felony charges of abusing his power and office. It came as the Texas g...

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  • Added: Aug 21, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
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Beth Reinhard of the Wall Street Journal talks about the foreign policy split between President Obama and Hillary Clinton. The Washington Post's R...

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  • Added: Aug 14, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
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Hillary Clinton's not known as someone who says whatever she’s thinking, certainly not when it has the potential to make headlines … or create wave...

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  • Added: Aug 14, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
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Former White House Counsel John Dean discusses his role in the Watergate scandal, and the thousands of uncatalogued Nixon conversations that led to...

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  • Added: Aug 07, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
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On the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon's resignation, Political Junkie host Ken Rudin chats with John Dean, former White House counsel ...

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  • Added: Aug 06, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
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The Cook Political Report's Jennifer Duffy breaks down the most important Senate races up for grabs. Molly Solomon from Hawaii Public Radio talks a...

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  • Added: Jul 31, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
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With less than a hundred days to go before Election Day, host Ken Rudin decided to bring Cook Political Report analyst Jennifer Duffy on the show t...

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  • Added: Jul 31, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
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Kaiser Health's Julie Rovner explains the latest conflicting Obamacare rulings. Katie Glueck from Politico has the full report from the progressive...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
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Not all the fights we talk about on the Political Junkie are at the ballot box. Some are in court -- as we saw this week, in the latest attempt by...

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  • Added: Jul 24, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
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Ken Rudin reports abroad from Alaska with a new trivia question, and a familiar song and dance from those on the left -- that Ruth Bader Ginsburg s...

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  • Added: Jul 17, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
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With recent news of Scott Walker's on-again, off-again (and on-again?) PAC collusion scandal, the success of Lawrence Lessig's MayDay PAC, and the ...

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  • Added: Jul 09, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
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Former Talk of the Nation host Neal Conan jumps right back in the swing of things and breaks down recent SCOTUS decisions. Fernanda Echavarri of KU...

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  • Added: Jul 03, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
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Immigration reform's dead -- at least for this year. Republicans blame President Obama for the stalemate, saying they don't trust him to follow the...

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  • Added: Jul 03, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
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SCOTUSBlog's Amy Howe fills us in on the Supreme Court's docket. NY Daily News political reporter Celeste Katz and Mississippi Public Broadcasting'...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
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Two weeks ago we were astonished that Eric Cantor, a well-situated House incumbent from Virginia, could get defeated in his primary. Now we're ast...

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  • Added: Jun 26, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
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Political Junkie host Ken Rudin sits down with another Ken - Ken Walsh of US News and World report, to talk about the Iraq blame game. USA Today's ...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
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In next week's primaries, Oklahoma Republicans are battling among themselves for the seat being vacated by Sen. Tom Coburn, who is quitting in midt...

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  • Added: Jun 19, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
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