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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.

Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Mar 31, 2017
President Donald Trump announcing Judge Neil Gorsuch as his Supreme Court nominee at the White House on January 31st, 2017.
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As Judge Neil Gorsuch's confirmation vote for Supreme Court draws closer, it's becoming apparent that Democrats are prepared to filibuster. If he does not get the 60 votes needed to clear the Senate, Republicans could invoke the "nuclear option" and create a rule change that would allow Gorsuch to be confirmed with just a simple majority. Join us as we discuss this and the latest in political news with Ken Rudin. 

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Ken Rudin: NPR's Political Junkie

Aug 22, 2013

10:00 This hour we'll get the lowdown on all things political with NPR's Political Junkie, Ken Rudin. What are Chris Christie's chances in the 2016 presidential race? And what about our own governor?  Will San Diego recall mayor Bob Filner? And of course fights over immigration, voter laws and Obamacare continue. But fear not-- expert analysis is on the way! Guests

  • Ken Rudin, NPR's Political Junkie

10:00 Even without secret tests in the desert, it looks like the Senate has narrowly avoided the "nuclear option--" a split along party lines that threatened to rewrite rules regarding approval of executive branch nominees. And that's just one topic on this hour's All Sides. We'll be joined by Ken Rudin, who will walk us through the latest news and quagmires in Washington. Guests

  • Ken Rudin, NPR's Political Junkie

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