This Week’s Trivia Question – 8/28/14

In this week’s podcast, we packed up our carpet bag and headed northeast to check out the race in New Hampshire with Los Angeles Times reporter Maeve Reston. If Scott Brown wins the GOP primary there next month, it will be the third time he’s been the Republican nominee for the Senate. It’ll also be the third …

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Episode #40: Is Obama Over the Hill (& Vice-Versa)?

With under 70 days to go before the midterm election, the favorability of President Obama seems to be declining each day.  His latest problem seems to be less about policy than about tone — taking a break from his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard to strongly denounce the gruesome killing of American journalist James Foley … only to immediately return …

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This Week’s Trivia Question – 8/21/14

Do you ever have a moment when you hear the trivia question in each podcast and you just want to shout out the answer, right then and there inside your car? Or on the train? In the shower? Jeez — overshare. Well there is a venue for such vociferation: the Political Junkie roadshow. Slowly, but surely, we’re …

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Episode #39: Indicting Perry, second-guessing cops

The political bombshell of the week was the indictment of Rick Perry on two felony charges of abusing his power and office. It came as the Texas governor was in the last months of his term and as he was preparing a second run for the White House. Republicans say Perry is the victim of …

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This Week’s Trivia Question – 8/14/14

We are thrilled to announce that WXXI in Rochester, New York, is now running our full hour show! We’ll be in Rochester next month for the latest installment of the Political Junkie Roadshow with Neal Conan. But now people in Rochester can listen to the show each week and decide whether or not they want …

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Episode #38: BHO v. HRC & still counting in Hawaii

Hillary Clinton is not known as someone who says whatever she’s thinking, certainly not when it has the potential to make headlines … or create waves.  But headline making she did when she seemingly launched a critical assessment of President Obama’s foreign policy in an interview with The Atlantic.  She has since said that no criticism was intended, …

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This Week’s Trivia Question – 8/7/14

The death of former Reagan Press Secretary James Brady this week got us thinking about other memorable people who’ve occupied the press podium. The question on this week’s podcast: who was the last White House press secretary who, sometime in his career, ran for office? Submit your answer in the box below. We’ll pick a winner at random from …

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Episode #37: Nixon resigns, Brady passes, pols on trial

Just in time for the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s resignation, John Dean, his former counsel, has a new book on some 1,000 White House tapes that he has exhaustively catalogued and transcribed.  What is Dean’s view about Nixon?  Why weren’t the tapes destroyed?  And how does he see his own role in the Watergate scandal?  …

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This Week’s Trivia Question – 7/31/14

The 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon‘s resignation is fast approaching, and what better time to be talking about impeachment.  So the trivia challenge on this week’s podcast is… Name the guy who ran for Congress in 1968 who later went to prison for his role in the Watergate scandal. Submit your answer in the box below. We’ll pick a …

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Episode #36: Plagiarism, leaks, & deathbed wishes

With less than a hundred days to go before Election Day, we decided to bring Cook Political Report analyst Jennifer Duffy on the show to preview the major contests for the Senate at stake this year. Jennifer is not willing to go beyond saying that it’s a “50-50” chance the Republicans win a majority… a …

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