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Ken Rudin's 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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Politico's Lauren French talks about Republican response to the president's immigration plan. The Boston Globe's Matt Viser shares the history and ...

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  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
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Politico's Lauren French discusses President Obama's immigration order, and how Republicans, in lieu of an immigration bill of their own, might thw...

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  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
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(Special coming on Dec. 16. Promo available now.) As 2014 draws to a close, Political Junkie Ken Rudin remembers the lawmakers and newsmakers from...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2014
  • Length: :29
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The Washington Post's Aaron Blake lays out what's likely to happen (or not) during the lame duck session of Congress. Jeremy Alford of LaPolitics.c...

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  • Added: Nov 20, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
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Even though the Democrats suffered major losses on November 4, they returned Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to their respective House and Senate leade...

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  • Added: Nov 20, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
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Debbie Walsh, director of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University, tallies up how women fared in the 2014 elections. Alask...

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  • Added: Nov 13, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
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2014 was a record-breaking election for women in Congress... but don't rush to declare it "The Year of the Woman" just yet. Debbie Walsh, director ...

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  • Added: Nov 12, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
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Republican strategists Ed Rollins and Steve Duprey celebrate the sweeping Republican win and look ahead to the lame duck session and 2016. Kevin Br...

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  • Added: Nov 06, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
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The results are in. It's good news for the Republican Party. And a sweeping repudiation of President Obama and the Democrats. In the Senate, a new...

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  • Added: Nov 06, 2014
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Democratic pollster Anna Greenberg and Republican analyst and former Congressman Vin Weber talk about the national stakes of this year's midterms. ...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
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Republican strategist Vin Weber and Democrat pollster Anna Greenberg lay out what's at stake on November 4th, and what it might mean for the final ...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2014
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The Washington Post's Reid Wilson fills us in on ballot initiatives to watch out for. Michael McDonald, who runs the U.S. Elections Project, breaks...

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
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It's not just candidates whom we're voting for (or against!) this year. It's also hundreds of ballot initiatives, propositions and referenda that ...

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  • Added: Oct 22, 2014
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The Washington Post's Aaron Blake talks about Ebola's role on the 2014 campaign trail. John Ellis of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader breaks down the s...

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
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If politics can get you sick, and Ebola can get you very sick, then what happens when Ebola and politics collide? Both parties are pointing finger...

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
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The Washington Post's Robert Barnes breaks down the Supreme Court's non-decision on same-sex marriage and previews cases likely to come. Dr. Janine...

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  • Added: Oct 09, 2014
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The Supreme Court's decision not to make a decision regarding same-sex marriage has effectively kept the rulings favoring such marriages intact. R...

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  • Added: Oct 09, 2014
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Kathie Obradovich of the Des Moines Register breaks down the surprising polling out of Iowa's Senate race. Chris Cadelago of the Sacramento Bee and...

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  • Added: Oct 02, 2014
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With five weeks (and counting) to go to the November midterms, one Senate race that was not supposed to give the Democrats heartburn -- the one in ...

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  • Added: Oct 01, 2014
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The Washington Post's Paul Kane talks about the lack of Congressional debate over the campaign against ISIS in Syria. New Hampshire Public Radio's ...

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  • Added: Sep 25, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
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