Politics with Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Jun 20, 2013

10:00 There's lots of news from Washington this week: On Tuesday, congressional budget analysts determined that immigration reform would yield major economic benefits. That same day, the House passed a bill that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. And a new poll shows an increasing number of Americans think the White House was behind the IRS Tea Party targeting scandal. This hour, Ken Rudin joins us to sort out the latest headlines.   Guests

  • Ken Rudin, NPR's Political Junkie

10:00 Today, voters in Mississippi will consider an amendment that would end all abortions and could also restrict in vitro fertilization and certain kinds of birth control. The ballot initiative is part of a national campaign called Personhood USA that next year will target Florida, Montana and Ohio. On this hour of "All Sides," we'll hear from a reporter covering the campaign in Mississippi, as well as proponents and opponents for the campaign already begun in Ohio. Guests

10:00... This past Tuesday, language was placed into the Ohio Budget that added new abortion restrictions to the document. We'll talk about what these new restrictions entail this segment on All Sides. 10:40... As our nation faces many economic, social and national security threats, author and former Secretary of State, Ken Blackwell believes the road with the most promise travels back in time to the fathers of the constitution. We'll talk about this "constitutional conservatism" this segment. Guests:

Listen to two points of view about legislation about abortion introduced in the Ohio General Assembly, with NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Executive Director Kellie Copeland, and State Representative Lynn R. Wachtman. LA Times Washington Bureau Reporter Kathleen Hennessey talks about about the recent focus on abortion-related issues in Congress. Related information:

Bills being considered in the Ohio General Assembly would abolish the collective bargaining rights of employees of the state, ban most abortions, and eliminate the estate tax. Analysis with Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau Chief Karen Kasler and Associated Press Reporter Julie Carr Smyth.