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National Politics With Political Junkie Ken Rudin

May 23, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said yesterday that President Trump is “engaged in a cover-up,” referring to his blocking of oversight investigations. 

The President then walked out on an infrastructure meeting with top Democrats, saying he would refuse to work with Democrats until they stopped investigating him and his administration.

This is one in a long line of conflicts between President Trump and Democrats over House investigations into obstruction of justice. 

Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Mar 21, 2019

Beto O’Rourke raised more than $6 million within the first 24 hours of announcing his bid for president last week.

The early burst of fundraising was the highest among O’Rourke’s rivals for the Democratic nomination, making an emphatic statement about his grass-roots financial strength.

Coming up on All Sides, veteran political journalist Ken Rudin joins us again to discuss O’Rourke’s campaign and the latest in national politics. 

National Politics With Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Feb 21, 2019

The 2020 Democratic presidential field is getting crowded. 

12 Democrats have already announced their bids for president. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders joined the fray this week after losing in the 2016 primary to Hillary Clinton. Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, said the Democratic party has finally come around on socialistic views.

Today on All Sides, we discuss the politics of that and more politics of the day with political analyst, Ken Rudin. 

Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Jan 17, 2019

The House of Representatives announced on Tuesday that it will stay in session as the government shutdown continues.

President Trump rejected another attempt to reopen the government, as polls show that most Americans place blame for the shutdown on him and the Republicans.

Today on All Sides, national politics with Ken Rudin.

Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Dec 20, 2018

The government isn’t shutting down anytime soon.   The Senate passed a short-term spending bill yesterday to keep the government funded through February, avoiding a partial shutdown set to take effect just before Christmas.  And the Federal Reserve announced yesterday it’d be raising interest rates again for the fourth straight year.  Today on All Sides, we make sense of it all with longtime political journalist and host of the Political Junkie Podcast, Ken Rudin.  

Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Aug 30, 2018

White House Counsel Donald McGahn announced his decision to leave the White House week. While President Trump took to Twitter to thank McGahn, the news still came as a shock to Republicans on Capitol Hill, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calling it “sad news for our country.”

Coming up on All Sides, we discuss what Donald McGahn’s leaving means for the Trump Administration, Tuesday’s primary results, and more with Ken Rudin.

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Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Jul 19, 2018
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The White House is steeped in controversy following President Donald Trump’s statements about Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election. 

Political Junkie Ken Rudin

May 17, 2018
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Tuesday saw primaries in four states, including Pennsylvania, where four women emerged as the Democratic contenders for Congressional elections in November. Progressive Democrats also showed strength on Tuesday, and Republicans did not.

Join us as we look at these and last week's primary results and what they may signal for the midterms with Political Junkie Ken Rudin.

We will also discuss reported tension between Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump's aides, threats by North Korea to cancel the planned summit with Trump, and more.

Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Apr 10, 2018
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President Trump has condemned the suspected chemical weapons attack that killed several people in Syria, calling it a "barbaric act." He has said that he will make a decision about a potential military response within the next two days. Russia and Syria have denied any responsibility for the attack. 

We'll also look at the Mueller investigation, a potential trade war with China, and more with the Political Junkie, Ken Rudin.

Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Mar 15, 2018
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President Trump has fired his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson. Trump explained that the two men weren't on the same page when it came to policy. The former oil executive now joins the long list of those who have either resigned, or been fired from the White House.  

We'll also look at the results of Pennsylvania's recent congressional race, President Trump's stance on guns, and more with the Political Junkie, Ken Rudin.

Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Feb 8, 2018
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On Wednesday, Senate leaders reached a spending deal that would add billions of dollars to defense and domestics programs.

The deal now goes to the House of Representatives, where Democrats will demand action on the Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals Program, or DACA. They have until Thursday night to approve the budget and avoid another government shutdown.

We take a look at these issues and more with the Political Junkie, Ken Rudin. 

National Politics With Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Jan 18, 2018

A government shutdown could be imminent as Democrats and Republicans hammer out budgeting details for national defense, border protection, and legal guarantees for children protected by the DACA program.

We also discuss the results of President Trump’s physical exam and the backlash following his comments on Haiti and other foreign countries.

This and more as we talk national politics with political junkie Ken Rudin.

Politics with Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Dec 21, 2017
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On Wednesday, the House of Representatives gave final to the unified GOP tax reform bill, a legislative victory for Republican leadership and the Trump Administration.

Congress still has its work cut out for it before the Christmas holiday with a deadline to extend federal funding and avoid a partial government shutdown looming at the end of Friday.

We take a look at these issues and more with the Political Junkie, Ken Rudin. 

Politics with Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Nov 16, 2017
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Sexual assault allegations explode in the nation's capital. Will the fallout create new legislation? Also, the Trump administration proposes a new controversial overhaul for taxes. What does it look like and mean for the American public? We take a look at these issues and more with the Political Junkie, Ken Rudin. 

Politics with Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Oct 19, 2017
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We get the latest news about what's happening in the nation's capital from Political Junkie, Ken Rudin. We'll discuss the latest in Obamacare reform effort, the Trump Administration's campaign on tax reform, and the unified call for bipartisanship made by Ohio Governor John Kasich and former Vice President Joe Biden.

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