Impeaching The President, 1868-2014

If you’re Sarah Palin, it makes sense to talk about impeaching President Obama.  First, she may really believe in it, but let’s not discount the thought that it could also probably help her in winning subscribers to her new on-line TV channel (only $9.95 per month, or $99 a year, depending on how many months …

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Alaska Senate Race: It’s Who Will Stand Up To Obama More

One thing that’s clear the moment you step foot in Alaska is that President Obama is not an especially popular guy.  Turn on the TV and there are commercials — nonstop, considering the high-stakes Senate race this year and the primary coming up on Aug. 19 — telling us which candidates will unhesitatingly stand up …

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In Alaska, Palin is old news, but 2010 GOP primary split is not

In the calculations for Republicans to take control of the Senate in November, Alaska was always expected to play an outsized role. And why not?  It’s a state that President Obama lost by 14 points.  Sen. Mark Begich, a Democrat, won his seat in 2008 by the barest of margins, even though his opponent, veteran …

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In Honor Of Casey Kasem: The Top 40 House Races Of 2014

The death of legendary “top 40” radio personality Casey Kasem last week is the peg for this week’s Political Junkie column:  The top 40 House races of 2014. We still have a ways to go before we know the nominees for all the key contests.  And so this list will be updated several times before …

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Romney Redux? Not Likely, But It’s Happened Before

If you ask the tea party/conservative right, it’s clear where the fault lies for the 2012 presidential election results.  Mitt Romney. Romney, the GOP nominee, ran a respectable race against President Obama, losing by five million votes out of 126 million cast — 51-47%.  But, aside from North Carolina, Romney lost every swing state thought …

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Wanna Be On The Podcast? Tell Us Who Wins On Tuesday

Here’s another opportunity not only to win one of our coveted Political Junkie buttons but to be heard on next week’s Political Junkie podcast! Seven states are holding primaries on Tuesday, June 24, including that crucial runoff in Mississippi.  It’s important, I guess, who wins and who loses.  But more important is that YOU CAN …

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New Political Junkie Website Launches

On behalf of Ken and Team PJ, I’m excited to announce that we have officially launched our all-new website for Ken Rudin’s Political Junkie! We have been working very hard for the past few months to get this new website together, featuring a fresh new look for the show, and a dramatically-improved navigation and layout …

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Taking Down A Republican Senator (In The Primary)

One thing we learned this week is that it’s not easy to defeat a House majority leader in a primary.  Before David Brat took out Eric Cantor on Tuesday, it hasn’t happened since … well, ever. But it has been becoming more commonplace lately to defeat Republican senators in a primary.  It happened twice in …

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Who Dat? – E

Rewarding as it is to find campaign buttons we’ve long been seeking, it can get frustrating to come across items for candidates we’ve never heard of.  How do we identify who they are?  And when we see a “Smith for Congress” or a “Jones for Senator” button, well, how do we know which Smith or …

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Who Wins In Tuesday’s Primaries? Your Chance To Be On The Podcast!

Once again, here’s your chance to not only win the coveted Political Junkie button but to star in next week’s podcast! Eight states are holding primaries on Tuesday, June 3.  Lots at stake.  Lots of winners and losers will be declared. And you can be part of that process.  Submit your predictions to the primary …

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