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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

Political Scuttlebutt with Ken Rudin

May 16, 2013

10:00 Feeling overwhelmed by current events? This hour on All Sides, we're joined by NPR's Political Junkie, Ken Rudin, who'll help us sort out the latest scandals, coups, reforms, and maybe even a few achievements. From Benghazi to immigration to the IRS, we'll gain some insight into the stories behind recent headlines.


  • Ken Rudin, NPR's Political Junkie

10:00 If President Obama and members of Congress can't reach a deal, $85 billion in spending cuts are set to begin unfolding on Friday. This process, known as sequestration, will hit almost every federal program including the military. In this hour, we'll wrap our heads around sequestration, discuss the confirmation of Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense, and take your calls for NPR's Political Junkie Ken Rudin. Guests

  • Ken Rudin, NPR's Political Junkie

NPRs Political Junkie Talks Politics

Aug 30, 2012

10:00 The Republican National Convention will heat up with an acceptance speech by candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday night. NPR's Political Junkie will join us on this hour to talk about the RNC, as well as next week's DNC preview. Guests

10:00 Who will be Mitt Romney's running mate? How will the recent Supreme Court decision on health care affect the Presidential election this fall? In this segment, we'll talk about the latest in national politics. Guests

  • Ken Rudin (NPR's Political Junkie)

10:40 Then, we'll talk about a 200Columbus CD that celebrates Columbus with 14 unique songs. Guests

10:00 President Obama is kicking off his campaign with a rally in Columbus this weekend... Mitt Romney is settling his sights on the President as he presumptively secures the nomination, yet he still needs a running mate. On this segment of "All Sides," NPR's Political Junkie Ken Rudin will talk Presidential politics as the candidates look to November. Guests

10:00 So, Super Tuesday is over. What primaries are left? How are the Republican Presidential primaries shaping up? Who will be the candidate? Guest

  • Ken Rudin (NPR's Political Junkie)

10:00 It's primary season... Can you tell? In this segment of "All Sides," we'll talk all things Republican primaries, Obama, Congress and more. Guest

  • Ken Rudin (NPR's Political Junkie)

10:40 The city of Indianapolis is no stranger to hosting nationally recognized events, but the Super Bowl is bigger than big. How has the city prepared? We'll talk more about that in this segment of "All Sides." Guest

  • Chris Gahl (Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association)

10:00 The NCAA released their final sanctions on the Ohio State football program yesterday... How will this affect the future of Buckeye football? Guest

Tom Petty’s classic “American Girl,â€? the would-be theme song for presidential hopeful, Michelle Bachmann’s campaign won’t be anymore if Petty has his way. Yet, at this point in the game, Bachmann herself appears to be the new unstoppable Republican force, riding the wave of Tea Party approval. There’s plenty to talk about Bachmann, her opponents in the GOP presidential primary.

There's a lot going on in politics these days--budget & tax talks, campaigns for presidency, the Arab Spring policies. Joining All Sides this hour to cover it all is NPR’s Political Junkie, Ken Rudin. Listen in and stay informed on important issues. Guest:

  • Ken Rudin (NPR Political Editor)

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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

NPR’s Washington Editor “political junkieâ€? Ken Rudin talks about political uprisings in Libya, public employee protests around the U.S., and a possible shutdown of the federal government if Congress can’t reach a budget deal. Read more: Political Junkie (NPR)

NPR’s Washington Desk Political Editor Ken Rudin talks about political upheaval in Egypt, remembering Ronald Reagan, and Washington politics. In 18 riveting days, the Obama administration and the world witnessed political upheaval in Egypt culminating in a peaceful transition from dictatorship to military control. In a press conference immediately following the announcement of President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt's resignation, President Barack Obama welcomed Egypt's peaceful transition of power. "The people of Egypt have spoken. Their voices have been heard.

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.