Episode #17: Dingell Drops Out, Brewer Vetoes, and What’s the Matter with Kansas?

This week’s Political Junkie and host Ken Rudin try to answer three questions: What’s the matter with Kansas?  Well, we learn that Sen. Pat Roberts, seeking a fourth term this year, may not have an actual residence in the state.  But his Tea Party-backed opponent in the GOP primary, Milton Wolf, made inappropriate jokes X-ray images of gunshot victims on his …

Read more

Episode #16: GOP Fissures, Texas Primaries, and 1984 Iowa Surprises

Another vote — this time on raising the debt ceiling — and other fissure exposed inside the GOP. Carl Hulse of the New York Times talks to Political Junkie host Ken Rudin about how a majority of Republicans voted against the bill … but secretly wished it would pass. Then we move to Texas, where …

Read more

This Week’s Trivia Question – 2/9/14

This was the trivia question that appeared in this week’s Political Junkie show: What state currently has the longest/continuous one-party rule for governors? Send your answer to ken@kenrudinpolitics.com. The randomly selected winner gets a fabulous (?) vintage Political Junkie button. Last week’s trivia question was …When was the last time a team from west of …

Read more

Waxman Departure Marks End Of Watergate Dem Class Of 1974

And then there was none. The announcement on Thursday (1/30) that Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) will retire after this year means that the Democratic House class of 1974 — the group of 75 Democratic “Watergate babies” who came to Congress in the election of November 1974 — will be no longer.  Waxman and his fellow …

Read more

This Week’s Trivia Question – 1/22/14

This was the trivia question that appeared on this week’s Political Junkie show: When presidents come before a joint session of Congress, as President Obama will next week, we almost always hear that the state of the union is “strong.”  Or it’s “good.”  Who was the last president who gave a negative assessment of the …

Read more

This Week’s Trivia Question – 1/15/14

This was the trivia question that appeared in this week’s Political Junkie show: Ed Gillespie, the former chairman of the Republican National Committee, is expected to announce his candidacy soon for the Senate seat currently held by Virginia Democrat Mark Warner.  Who was the last former national party chair — Democrat or Republican — who …

Read more

Remembering Those Who Left Us In 2013 (Part 3 of 3)

Here is Part Three of my political obituaries for the year, those who left us between September and December of 2013.  (See Monday’s post for January thru April, and Tuesday’s post for May thru August.)  As I said on Monday, this list doesn’t claim to be complete, but it includes many of those who made …

Read more

Remembering Those Who Left Us In 2013 (Part 2 of 3)

Here is Part Two of my political obituaries for the year, those who left us between May and August of 2013.  (See Monday’s post for January thru April; Thursday’s will have September thru December.)  As I said on Monday, this list doesn’t claim to be complete, but it includes many of those who made our …

Read more

Remembering Those Who Left Us In 2013 (Part 1 of 3)

Politically, it was a most unsettling year.  No one felt it more than the president of the United States, who began with an inaugural and lofty themes, and who ended 2013 with falling polling numbers, explaining what he meant about you keeping your own insurance plan, and trying to reassure Democrats that 2014 won’t be …

Read more

Item added to cart.
0 items - $0.00