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National Politics With Ken Rudin

Sep 14, 2020
Former Vice President Joe Biden (left) and President Donald Trump (right).
Associated Press

President Trump has been on the defensive this month, beginning with The Atlantic report that Trump had called American service members “losers” and “suckers.” The White House has denied this story.

Then, last week, journalist Bob Woodward in his new book titled “Rage” revealed what Trump knew early on in the pandemic.

National Politics With Ken Rudin

Aug 13, 2020
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden's running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during a campaign event at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020.
Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Wednesday revealed a historic pick for his running mate: Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.). She’s a former foe in the primary battleground, but the two merged this week to rally against Republican President Donald Trump.

National Politics With Ken Rudin

Jul 16, 2020
 President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable discussion with African-American supporters in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, June 10, 2020, in Washington. (
Patrick Semansky / AP

President Trump last night announced he is demoting his campaign manager, Brad Parscale, and replacing him with longtime political aide Bill Stepien.

The shakeup comes as Trump faces flagging poll numbers and a resurgence of the coronavirus that has now infected more than 3.5 million people in the United States and caused more than 137,000 deaths.

National Politics With Ken Rudin

Jun 11, 2020
 President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable discussion with African-American supporters in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, June 10, 2020, in Washington. (
Patrick Semansky / AP

Polls show President Trump is slipping in popularity among white voters as the nation wrestles with two crises, the pandemic and the ongoing mistrust of policing when it comes to African Americans.

National Politics With Ken Rudin

May 21, 2020
President Donald Trump speaks to the Ohio Republican Party State Dinner, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Columbus.
Evan Vucci / AP

President Trump last week fired State Department Inspector General Steve Linick.

It was the latest in a string of officials in watchdog roles fired by the president in recent months, turning on its head the tradition that such jobs are filled with non-partisan figures.

National Politics With Ken Rudin

May 5, 2020
Protesters gather outside of the Ohio State House in Columbus, Ohio Monday April 20, 2020, to protest the stay home order that is in effect until May 1.
Gene Puskar / Associated Press

President Donald Trump maintained over the weekend that it’s safe for states to reopen during the pandemic and voiced support for anti-lockdown protesters that have rallied at statehouses in Ohio and Michigan. 

Former Vice President Joe Biden breaks weeks of silence and flatly denied the sexual assault allegation brought against him by former Senate aide Tara Reade, telling MSNBC “it never, never happened.” 

National Politics With Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Apr 16, 2020
Democratic presidential candidates, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, and former Vice President Joe Biden, right, participate in a Democratic debate on Feb. 25, 2020 in South Carolina.
Patrick Semansky / Associated Press

Former President Barack Obama endorsed Joe Biden this week, the last candidate left in the Democratic presidential primary.

Biden also picked up endorsements from primary rivals Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, building a possible bridge between two factions in the Democratic Party.

National Politics With Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Apr 2, 2020
President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Huntington Center, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Toledo, Ohio.
Tony Dejak / AP

President Trump on Tuesday delivered his most dire warning yet about the number of deaths expected from coronavirus -- from 100,000 to 240,000.

National Politics With Ken Rudin

Mar 12, 2020
Democratic presidential candidates, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, and former Vice President Joe Biden, right, participate in a Democratic debate on Feb. 25, 2020 in South Carolina.
Patrick Semansky / Associated Press

Joe Biden strengthened his delegate lead Tuesday with victories in four states, but Bernie Sanders said Wednesday he’s not giving up his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Meanwhile, Democrats and the Trump Administration are racing to reach a deal to provide emergency relief for Americans coping with the coronavirus.

National Politics With Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Feb 20, 2020
Six candidates seeking the Democratic presidental nomination debated in Las Vegas on February 19, 2020.
John Locher / AP

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg entered the public fray for his Democratic presidential bid, joining Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden, former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Senators Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren on the stage in Nevada last night.

National Politics With Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Jan 23, 2020
President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Huntington Center, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Toledo, Ohio.
Tony Dejak / AP

This week the impeachment process against President Trump began in the Senate, only the third such trial in U.S. history.

National Politics With Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Jan 9, 2020
Afkham Davis, who joined a Columbus protest on Saturday, says she fears for her family in Iran.
Roger Ingles / Statehouse News Bureau

President Trump says Iran “appears to be standing down” after the country launched a missile strike Tuesday against U.S. forces in Iraq. No Americans were hurt in the attack, which came as retaliation against the U.S. for the assassination of a top Iranian general.

Trump's Impeachment And Democratic Debates

Dec 19, 2019
President Donald Trump speaks to the Ohio Republican Party State Dinner, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Columbus.
Evan Vucci / AP

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to impeach President Donald Trump. And candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination are priming for the debate tonight.

National Politics With Ken Rudin

Oct 17, 2019

Twelve Democratic presidential hopefuls took the stage at Otterbein University in Westerville on Tuesday. During the fourth debate, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is climbing in the polls, was the primary target. 

Topics ranged from impeachment to healthcare to economic inequality.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: political journalist Ken Rudin, host of Ken Rudin’s Political Junkie podcast talks national politics. 

 

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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. 

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