Episode #319: Biden, Bernie … and Neal Conan

We discuss how the entrance of Steve Bullock into the Montana Senate race gives Democrats a chance at a much-needed pickup. Plus, did sexism contribute to the failed candidacy of Elizabeth Warren? And Neal Conan joins Ken to talk about the race for president and the changes in his life.

Episode #318: The Democrats’ B & B

Super Tuesday has come and gone, with Biden emerging as the big, and surprising, winner. We assess California’s decision to move up their primary earlier this year. And while many early voters cast ballots for candidates who later dropped out, do the pluses of early voting still outweigh the negatives? Plus, the history of super delegates in the Democratic party.

Episode #317: Will It Be Super for Bernie?

We analyze the final Democratic debate before the South Carolina primary. Plus, a preview of what’s happening on Super Tuesday in North Carolina, and could Elizabeth Warren have a tough battle ahead of her in her home state of Massachusetts? And we preview some key House and Senate primaries at stake on Tuesday.

Episode #316: Fear & Loathing & Stopping & Frisking in Vegas

We discuss the memorable lines, what we learned, and who benefited from the no-holds-barred Democratic debate in Las Vegas. Plus, analysis of the upcoming Nevada caucus and next week’s South Carolina primary. And is Senator Mitt Romney getting heat back home in Utah for his vote on impeachment?

Episode #315: What Keeps Democratic VPs From The White House?

The results of Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary are in, so where does the race for the Democratic nomination go from here? Plus, a look ahead to next month’s Democratic primary rematch in Illinois’ 3rd District. And Gary Hart reminisces of what it was like to finish second in Iowa and go on to win New Hampshire 36 years ago.

Episode #314: From First in the Nation to Worst in the Nation

Could the disastrous Monday night in Iowa end that state’s hold on first-in-the-nation status? Plus, a longtime friend of Sen. Lamar Alexander says his vote on impeachment witnesses shouldn’t have been a surprise. And former New Hampshire GOP chairman Fergus Cullen reminisces about some of the Granite State’s primaries history.

Episode #313: What Iowa Has Taught Us

Will the John Bolton manuscript lead to testimony in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump? Plus, how a victory in Iowa might prove to be a first step to winning the nomination – or not. And we talk about the Republicans who stood up to President Nixon as he faced impeachment.

Episode #312: After 232 Years, It’s Time

We get the latest on the dust up between Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders about whether a woman can beat President Trump in 2020. Plus, we examine the issue of “faithless electors” and the possible consequences should they alter the result of a presidential election. And, we talk to one such “faithless elector” who, in 1976, ignored his pledge to vote for President Gerald Ford and instead voted for Ronald Reagan.

Episode #311: Debate, Division, Des Moines

This week, we have analysis of Tuesday’s final Democratic presidential debate before next month’s Iowa caucuses. Plus, we summarize the end of Senator Cory Booker’s presidential bid, and examine the Maryland congressional race to nominate a successor to the late Rep. Elijah Cummings.

Episode #310: The Risk of Switching Parties

Lawmakers who are up for re-election this year may have to cast some difficult votes in the coming weeks. How will their re-election bids factor into their decisions? And in the aftermath of the recent party-switch of Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-N.J.), we speak to two former congressmen who switched parties … and failed to survive the next primary.

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