Episode #7: Health Care Website Woes & Congressional Budget Talks

We know for certain that President Obama pardoned a turkey this Thanksgiving. But is Healthcare.gov a turkey as well? Host Ken Rudin speaks with Washington Post reporter Reid Wilson about the mangled launch of the site and the Obama administration’s hopes that it’ll succeed before the midterms. Ken also talks to Janet Hook, congressional correspondent …

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Episode #6: Nuclear in Iran and in the Senate

The word of the week is “nuclear,” and the latest Political Junkie show is all over it.  We speak with Cameron Abadi, an editor for Foreign Affairs magazine, about the accord signed by the United States and five other nations regarding Iran’s nuclear energy program. Then we head on to the Senate, where the majority …

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Episode #5: Dems & Obama and JFK in the Senate

In this week’s Political Junkie program, host Ken Rudin speaks with Siobhan Hughes of the Wall Street Journal, who has been covering the political ramifications of the Affordable Care Act, and how some Democrats are feeling the 2014 heat. Also, as we approach the 50th anniversary of the assassination, John Shaw, author of “JFK in …

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Episode #4: Neal Conan Reunion, Chris Christie & Obamacare

The old “Talk of the Nation” team of Ken Rudin and Neal Conan gets together in Ken’s Political Junkie program this week to talk about the rise of Chris Christie (which doesn’t make the Tea Party happy) and the problems of the Affordable Care Act (which don’t make Democrats up in 2014 happy).  Also, Colorado …

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Episode #3: Virginia’s Special Election and Charlie Crist

The results of the 2013 elections are in, and while the winners in most races were not a surprise, the margin in Virginia certainly was.  And because it was so close, it’s almost impossible to say with any certainty what Ken Cuccinelli’s loss to Terry McAuliffe really meant.  Political Junkie Ken Rudin talks 2013 — …

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Episode #2: A Preview of Election 2013

Political Junkie Ken Rudin speaks with Stu Rothenberg, editor and publisher of The Rothenberg Political Report, about next week’s off-year elections, focusing on the gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia. They also compare and contrast the two Republicans running, Chris Christie of the Garden State and Ken Cuccinelli of the Old Dominion.  And in the election …

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Episode #1: The Political Junkie is Back, and It’s All Politics.

Political Junkie Ken Rudin speaks with NPR Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving about the winners and losers in the government shutdown crisis, the race for governor of Virginia and the civility of former House Speaker Tom Foley, who died last week. Also joining the conversation is Newark Star Ledger columnist Paul Mulshine on New Jersey’s …

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