NPR’s Political Junkie, Ken Rudin, discusses President Obama’s decision to bomb Libya, the continuing budget battles in Congress, and a possible shutdown of the federal government. Link: Political Junkie Blog

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:

State of the Union Address Analysis

Jan 26, 2011

Analysis of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address, with The Ohio State University Political Science Chair Professor Herb Weisberg and Ohio Wesleyan University Politics and Government Professor Joan McLean.

Tucson Arizona Shooting

Jan 13, 2011

NPR’s Political Editor Ken Rudin talks about the shooting near Tucson Arizona on January 8, 2011, which was reported to be an assassination attempt on Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona.

Lame Duck Congress

Dec 7, 2010

The lame duck Congress and big changes in Washington politics in the coming year, with NPR’s “political junkieâ€? political editor Ken Rudin.

Hear about the debate in congress over the gender wage gap, with Bloomberg Business Week reporter Holly Rosenkrantz. Also: WAGE Campus and Community Initiatives national director Annie Houle discusses how women can take steps to narrow the wage gap.

Ohio Casino Control Commission chairperson Charles Saxbe discusses regulating Ohio casinos and ensuring the industry operates with integrity; and Columbus Dispatch City Hall reporter Bob Vitale joins the discussion with a focus on economic development incentives and other issues related to Penn National Gaming’s plans for the casino in Columbus. A conversation with Congressman-elect Bob Gibbs (18th District).

Healthcare Reform Legislation Debate

Nov 30, 2009

Two points of view about healthcare reform legislation being debated in Congress, with AARP Government Relations, health and long-term care director Nora Super and U.S. Chamber of Commerce senior manager for health policy James Gelfand.

Science and Public Policy

Sep 23, 2009

Two scientists from the National Science Board, the panel that advises the President and Congress on public policy issues involving science and engineering and directs the research goals for the National Science Foundation: University of Oklahoma meteorology professor Kelvin Droegemeier and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) director and chief executive Dr. Dan Arvizu.

The proposed $700,000,000,000 economic package rejected by congress on Monday quickly took center stage on the campaign trail. Republican representative Pat Tiberi voted against the package at mid-day and then defended his vote at a campaign appearance last night in Delaware County. Tiberi says he felt like congressional and Bush Administration leadership "put a gun to congress' head.

Ohio Politicians Divest Some Campaign Contributions

Jan 9, 2006

A handful of Ohio politicians have given away campaign contributions from indicted Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff. And, one Ohio congressman has been repeatedly linked with Abramoff.

Whether the scandal will have a lasting effect on Ohio Politics depends on who you talk to. Top Democrat in the Ohio House of Representatives and Democratic Party head, Chris Redfern,thinks that Ohio Republicans such as Bob Ney, Deborah Pryce, Pat Tiberi, Mike DeWine,and George Voinovich were right to jettison the Abramoff cash. But, he says giving it to charity is misguided.