Episode #362: Remembering Roger Mudd

A look at the recall effort in California aimed at Gov. Gavin Newsom (D). Sen. Roy Blunt’s (R) unexpected retirement in Missouri is likely to open the door to a fierce battle among Republicans for the seat. And Marvin Kalb remembers the life and legacy of Roger Mudd, the exemplary television political journalist who died this week at the age of 93.

Episode #361: Sexual Harassment, As Seen By The Two Parties

Two politicians, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) have been hit with allegations of sexual harassment. In addition to the two cases, we ask why the two parties seem to treat sexual harassment differently, at least when it comes to their own party members. And we recap some of the nuttiness at last weekend’s CPAC event.

This Week’s Trivia Question

Who is the most senior member of the House who won a special election to fill the seat left vacant by the death of a spouse? Submit your answer in the box below. We’ll pick a winner at random from the bunch.  And the winner will get a fabulous Political Junkie button. The previous question …

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Episode #360: Is Biden Neera Defeat?

A look at how her history of snarky tweets may jeopardize Neera Tanden’s chances of becoming the next head of OMB. And we talk to three journalists covering a trio of Republicans who voted against Donald Trump in the second impeachment case: Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Liz Cheney of Wyoming, and Richard Burr of North Carolina.

Episode #359: From “Beat The Press” To The Governorship?

Sarah Huckabee Sanders hopes her service on behalf of Donald Trump will help her win the governorship in Arkansas. Meanwhile, while Democrats are unlikely to prevail in next week’s Senate trial of the former president, Republicans are split over what Marjorie Taylor Greene is doing to the party. Similar intra-GOP struggles are visible in Arizona, which now has two Democratic senators for the first time in nearly 70 years. And a retirement of a popular senator in Ohio guarantees a dogfight for the seat in 2022.

The Latest Trivia Question

Before Luke Letlow (R-La.) in December, who was the last person who was elected to a House or Senate seat for the first time but who died before ever getting sworn in?  Submit your answer in the box below. We’ll pick a winner at random from the bunch.  And the winner will get a fabulous …

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Episode #358: Shame. And Hope.

January 2021 is the final month of Donald Trump’s presidency. It also was the month where he was, for the second time, impeached by the House … this time for inciting an insurrection. And we remember the 1954 attack on the House by Puerto Rican nationalists.

Episode #357: For All The Marbles

We look at what’s at stake in Tuesday’s Senate runoffs in Georgia. And a former senator explains why she took part in an electoral certification protest in 2005 and what it doesn’t compare to what Republicans are doing this time.

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