Episode #12 On NSA, Fla. 13 & Tom Coburn … Plus, The Return Of Neal Conan

This week’s Political Junkie show reviews President Obama’s speech on NSA surveillance with Josh Gerstein of POLITICO, then looks ahead to the president’s State of the Union address, reuniting host Ken Rudin with his old pal, Neal Conan.  (And they have an announcement about a July 11 Political Junkie Road Show!) Later, in the extended …

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Episode #11: Chris Christie & a Look Ahead To Iowa 2016

Continuing where he left off in 2013, Chris Christie remains the most talked about Republican in the country … only this time he may not like what everyone is saying.  The week’s Political Junkie show focuses on the New Jersey governor and whether the “Bridgegate” scandal is a minor blip, or something more.  Host Ken …

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Episode #9 On The Budget Deal And The Continuing GOP Family Feud

Republicans in Congress were prepared to agree to a fairly innocuous budget deal with the Democrats with little fuss, if for no reason other than they can get the focus back on the problems with the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s continuing slide in the polls, and Democratic nervousness for 2014.  But many conservatives were …

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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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