Episode #306: Standing Up to a President

We pay tribute to the late William Ruckelshaus, the career public servant who was one of two Justice Department officials who departed the Nixon administration during the Saturday Night Massacre. Plus, we remember the career of John Glenn, three years after his death. And we look back at the assassinations of San Francisco’s George Moscone and Harvey Milk in 1978.

Episode #305: Talking Turkey and Politics

This week on the Political Junkie show, we hear from Carol Anderson who discusses her book, “One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy.” John Warner, a conservative Republican from Virginia reflects back on his 30 years in the Senate … including his controversial “not guilty” vote in the Clinton impeachment trial. And, Craig Shirley, the author of several Ronald Reagan biographies, talks about his latest one, which covers the period between Reagan’s loss for the 1976 GOP nomination to his victory in the 1980 election.

Episode #304: Sherrod Brown and His Desk of History

Ron Elving sizes up the winners and losers from the ten Democratic presidential candidates who debated this week in Atlanta. Ohio Democrat Sherrod Brown has a new book about his desk in the Senate the progressive champions of the past who previously occupied it. And we replay parts of our 2015 interview with Roger Stone who saw things in Donald Trump that few others did.

Episode #303: When Is Late “Too Late?”

This week, we ask why there are more Democratic candidates jumping into the presidential race – and what roadblocks will they face? We also review the history of late-announcing candidates. And we discuss the decision of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions to seek his former Senate seat next year.

Episode #302: The Difficulty of Being a GOP Governor in Kentucky

We sift through the memorable storylines from Tuesday’s election results. Plus, former New Jersey Senator Bob Torricelli reflects on his career and the campaign finance scandal that brought it to an end. And we trace the rise and possible fall of Kamala Harris’ presidential bid.

Episode #301: Another Leftwing Third Party Candidate?

What is the possible motivation for congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard’s attacks on her party establishment, including Hillary Clinton? Plus, we consider one organization’s listing of the nation’s most popular governors, as well as the most unpopular. And we look back on the life of John Conyers, the disgraced former House member from Michigan who died last week.

Episode #300: Oops: Memorable Presidential Primary Debate Moments

We remember the career of Congressman Elijah Cummings, a man dedicated to decency and honor. Plus, we review some great moments in past presidential primary debates, and look back and examine the facts and mythology of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Episode #299: The Democrats’ Heart and Soul

What stands out after the fourth Democratic debate? Plus, we assess the role President Trump will play in the three southern gubernatorial contests this year. And former congressman Russ Carnahan remembers the awful day when his father, Missouri Gov. Mel Carnahan, died in a plane crash.

Episode #298: The Perils of Voting to Impeach

Former Republican Congressman James Rogan talks about the backlash he faced after he fought to impeach President Clinton. Plus, what to look for during next week’s Democratic debate, and we recall Donald Trump’s first presidential bid, 20 years ago.

Episode #297: Defending Her City

Dayton, Ohio Mayor Nan Whaley joins Ken to talk about what needs to be done to curb gun violence in cities like hers, and her unnecessary feud with President Trump. Plus, we examine the differences between the impeachment situation faced by President Nixon 45 years ago and the one Trump is now up against. And a new book looks at how the GOP has abandoned its principles in order to stake out its loyalty to the president.

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