Author: Ken Rudin

This Week’s Trivia Question

This Week’s Trivia Question

With Mark Kelly announcing his candidacy for the Senate from Arizona in the news, the trivia question is … What year was the first time a former astronaut ran for public office? Submit your...

This Week’s Trivia Question

This Week’s Trivia Question

While we await the situation in Virginia to be resolved, the trivia question is … Who was the last Democratic governor who resigned his or her office because of a scandal? Submit your answer...

It’s ScuttleButton Time!

It’s ScuttleButton Time!

Here’s how I see it:  If lawmakers can give the American people a deal that keeps the government funded and thus spared from a shutdown, then the least we can do is offer a...

It’s ScuttleButton Time!

It’s ScuttleButton Time!

Donald Trump’s intelligence agencies insist that this week’s ScuttleButton is too easy; the president calls them “naive” and suggests that perhaps “they should go back to school.”  I don’t think you need to have...

This Week’s Trivia Question

This Week’s Trivia Question

With South Bend’s Pete Buttigieg in and Los Angeles’ Eric Garcetti out, this week’s Political Junkie trivia question is:  What sitting mayor got the most primary votes in his or her bid for the...

The Latest Trivia Question

The Latest Trivia Question

With three female senators already in — Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand and Kamala Harris — and with the possibility of another, Amy Klobuchar — the question is … Who was the first female senator to launch a presidential bid?  ...

It’s ScuttleButton Time!

It’s ScuttleButton Time!

I can’t believe Melania skipped town on a government plane, headed to Mar-a-Lago, before the new ScuttleButton puzzle was posted. How to Play ScuttleButton, as you may know, is that weekly waste-of-time exercise where...

This Week’s Trivia Question

This Week’s Trivia Question

Kirsten Gillibrand announcing her candidacy on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” leads to this week’s question:  Who was the first person to announce a serious presidential candidacy on a TV program? Submit your...

This Week’s Trivia Question

This Week’s Trivia Question

Will Mitt Romney run again in 2020?  That question is what led to this week’s trivia question:  Who was the last unsuccessful presidential nominee who ran for president again more than four years after...