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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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Today at 10 a.m.

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 Roundtable

Jul 26, 2017
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The Senate voted to advance the floor debate to replace and repeal the Affordable Care Act. Senator John McCain returned to the floor to help the Republicans reach the needed 50 votes for the motion and Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote allowing the motion to pass. The debate on the repeal of Obamacare is now open with the contents of the final bill and whether it will pass or fail is still unknown. 

Coming up, we're talking about healthcare and the latest in national politics with a panel of reporters. 

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

National Politics in the News

Dec 8, 2011

10:00 On this hour of "All Sides," we'll discuss national politics. Join our talk about the republican presidential primary season, President Obama's focus on the economy, and much more. Guest

  • James Oliphant (Political Correspondent, Los Angeles Times)