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Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Sep 21, 2018
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The confirmation hearing for our country’s new Supreme Court Justice is still on hold following accusations of sexual assault.  The woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault is prepared to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week.  Christine Blasey Ford, who brought forward this allegation, said last night she’d testify as long as senators offer “terms that are fair and which ensure her safety.”  Today on All Sides, Kavanaugh’s prospects of joining the nation’s high court and more with political junkie Ken Rudin.  

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

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. 


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

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 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