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.

Episode #296: Crossing a Line

Nancy Pelosi

Former Democratic Congresswoman Leslie Byrne talks about what the possibility of impeaching President Trump means for her party. Plus, we discuss the shocking announcement by Rep. Joe Kennedy III that he will challenge Sen. Edward Markey in next year’s Massachusetts primary. And, could Corey Lewandowski get elected to the Senate in New Hampshire?

Episode #295: Cokie

Despite gaffes and unsteady debate performances, Joe Biden is still atop the pack. We recap last week’s Democratic debate. Plus, author Bob Mann looks back on the so-called “Daisy ad,” considered to be one of the most notorious political attack ads of all time. And, as we remember the life of the beloved and respected journalist Cokie Roberts, we listen back to Ken’s conversation with her on the show from 2014.

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