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National Politics With Ken Rudin

Nov 22, 2019

The Trump impeachment inquiry concluded 72 hours of hearings on Thursday.

Testimony from two witnesses underscored the belief that President Donald Trump likely withheld military aid and and a White House meeting to persuade Ukraine to investigate his political rival.

Today on All Sides Ken Rudin, host of Ken Rudin’s Political Junkie podcast, joins us to talk impeachment and Democratic debate politics. 




Workplace Discrimination In The U.S.

Sep 18, 2019
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Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost in August joined the Trump Administration in arguing that federal civil rights laws do not protect LGBTQ employees against discrimination in the workplace.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act forbids, among other things, discrimination against workers based on sex. What that means, exactly, will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in October. 

Today on All Sides, workplace discrimination protections and Ohio’s role in the cases at hand.



National Politics With Ken Rudin

Sep 10, 2019

The remaining candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination take to the debate stage on Thursday. Joe Biden still leads the pack, but Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are on his heels.

Many find Biden still vulnerable. 

Today on All Sides: national politics and presidential policy with Ken Rudin, host of Ken Rudin’s Political Junkie podcast.

National Politics With Ken Rudin

Aug 22, 2019

President Donald Trump criticized Jewish Democratic voters this week, claiming they are "very disloyal” for their political opinions. 

Jewish voters expressed outrage at his remarks, labeling them as anti-Semitic. 

This comes in the wake of the recent travel restrictions placed on U.S. Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, Democrats from Minnesota and Michigan, because of their past criticism of the Israeli government.

National Politics With Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Jul 11, 2019

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta on Wednesday defended a 10-year-old plea agreement with accused sex trafficker Jeffery Epstein. 

As the top federal prosecutor in Miami at the time, Acosta negotiated what has been deemed a sweetheart deal for Epstein, who plead guilty to lesser state charges in exchange for immunity from federal prosecution. 

Epstein now faces charges in New York for sex trafficking girls, some as young as 14. 

We talk about the political implications for Acosta’s boss President Donal Trump with political journalist Ken Rudin. 

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. 

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.

The Future of America's National Monuments

Dec 7, 2017
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President Trump announced the decision to shrink the Bears Ears, a sacred tribal site in Utah, and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments by more than 1.1 million acres and more than 800,000 acres, respectively. Today we examine the decision, its impact, and what that means for the future of national monuments in the United States in the Trump Era and beyond.

Politics with Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Nov 16, 2017

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. 

The Evangelical Movement and American Politics

Nov 2, 2017
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Christian symbols, messages, and ideology have permeated American politics since our nation's founding. Often a source of base support for conservative Republicans, Evangelical Christians overwhelmingly supported Donald Trump in the 2016 election, yet some claim the President's personal life and actions do not reflect the values that Evangelicals live by.

Today, we discuss the Evangelical movement and its influence in our democratic system.

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In Washington this week, the US Senate voted to kill a rule adopted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that allowed Americans to join class-action lawsuits against financial institutions such as banks and credit card companies. Richard Cordray, CFPB director and former Ohio Attorney General, called the vote "a giant setback for every consumer in the country."

Today, we look at the future of the CFPB under the Trump administration's deregulation agenda.

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.

Athlete Activism: #TakeTheKnee Protests

Sep 28, 2017
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Last weekend, President Trump made a number of inflammatory statements concerning about professional athletes, particularly NFL players who chose to kneel during the national anthem over the last year. In response, the "#TakeTheKnee" protests expanded into a movement, putting a spotlight on the influence of athletes and their organizations in the national discourse on race, equality, and patriotism.

Today, we discuss the evolution, outcomes, and trajectory of this ongoing phenomenon.

The Role of Arab States in Terrorism

May 24, 2017
President Donald Trump meets with King Hamed bin Issa of Bahrain during their bilateral meeting, Sunday, May 21, 2017, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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A day before the Islamic State claimed the terror attack at a concert in Manchester, England, President Trump spoke at the Arab-Islamic-American summit in Saudi Arabia where he urged Muslim world leaders to increase their efforts in combating terrorism. How will the Gulf states respond to the threat of international terrorism?

Join us today as we discuss this, the role of terror in the Middle East, and the U.S.-Middle East relations on terrorism. 

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Jan 30, 2017
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On Wednesday President Donald Trump signed executive actions to begin building a wall on the Mexican border and put restrictions on refugees and immigrants coming from Muslim countries. However, he is facing pushback from Mexico and sanctuary cities who welcome and protect refugees coming into the United States. Join us with a panel of reporters to discuss this and the latest state and national political news.