Political Junkie with Ken Rudinactive
A weekly conversation on politics with Ken Rudin, from MPR News
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President Donald Trump is striking out at China and Canada with tariffs, attempting to level the playing field for U.S. producers. Host Kerri Miller spoke with Political Junkie Ken Rudin about trade policy and more.
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President Trump made headlines this morning by tweeting that he has the power to pardon himself. Ken Rudin, the host of the Political Junkie podcast talked about how presidents have used that power in the past.
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Political Junkie Ken Rudin talked to MPR News host Chris Farrell about the on-again-off-again North Korea and all the latest news from Washington DC.
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Political Junkie Ken Rudin gave MPR News host Chris Farrell a recap of the latest news on midterms, recent primaries, and trade negotiations.
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Political Junkie Ken Rudin discussed recent primaries, the Robert Mueller investigation and trade negotiations with MPR News host Chris Farrell.
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Political Junkie Ken Rudin discusses President Trump's positive polling on international affairs.
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Political Junkie Ken Rudin analyzed what President Trump's new lawyer Rudy Giuliani may or may not have said over the weekend.
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Political Junkie Ken Rudin joined the program to talk about the White House Correspondent's Dinner and Michelle Wolf's comments about Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
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Ken Rudin said he could hardly blink during the interview between Comey and George Stephanopoulos.
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Ken Rudin joined host Kerri Miller to talk all things politics, as he usually does. This time, they discussed President Trump's back and forth with China on tariffs.
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Political Junkie host Ken Rudin and assistant professor Kelly Dittmar joined host Kerri Miller to talk about why some of these women voted for President Trump and how they feel about it now. Dittmar is in the political science department at Rutgers, Camden campus.
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Ken Rudin was joined by Chris Farrell to talk about Stormy Daniels' interview on "60 Minutes," regarding her alleged sexual encounter with President Trump while he was a private citizen. They also spoke about the seemingly constant personnel turnover in the White House and the March for Our Lives events that took place all over the country this weekend.
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Ken Rudin, host of the Political Junkie podcast, joined the program to talk about recent staff changes at the White House. He spoke to host Kerri Miller.
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Michael Wahid Hanna joined Kerri Miller for a discussion about America's complicated relationships with foreign allies. Does "America First" rhetoric weakens America's position as a global leader? Wahid Hanna is a senior fellow at the Century Foundation. Before Wahid Hanna joined the conversation, Ken Rudin, the Political Junkie, discussed the week's political news.
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Stephanie Curtis spoke to Political Junkie podcast host Ken Rudin about the latest political news.
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Ken Rudin, the host of the Political Junkie podcast, joined host Mike Mulcahy.
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Political Junkie Ken Rudin joined host Kerri Miller for their weekly politics discussion.
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MPR News host Stephanie Curtis spoke to Ken Rudin, the host of the Political Junkie podcast, about the memo written by Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. The memo raises questions about the legitimacy of the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Rudin spoke about the contents of the memo the Democratic response.
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Ken Rudin joined host Kerri Miller for his weekly segment about politics, but this time a third guest joined to talk about DACA. Alan Gomez covers immigration for USA Today. He spoke to Kerri and Ken about what we can expect from Congress in the next few days.
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Ken Rudin joined the program as usual, but this time he chatted with MPR's political editor Mike Mulcahy about the government shutdown that has stretched into its third day.
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Ken Rudin of the podcast, Political Junkie, joined guest host Chris Farrell to talk politics.
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Ken Rudin joined Kerri Miller for their weekly chat. This time they discussed a Pew Research poll. Americans believe the divide between Republicans and Democrats is strong--stronger than the divide between Americans of different races and classes.
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Kerri Miller and Ken Rudin, the Political Junkie, look ahead to the mid-term election year of 2018 on the day that Sen. Al Franken leaves office.
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MPR's Chris Farrell talks with the Political Junkie, Ken Rudin, about the signing of the tax bill, the federal budget, and what to make of hints from Congress and the White House of bipartisanship in 2018.
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Ken Rudin, the Political Junkie joined guest host Stephanie Curtis to talk about the GOP tax bill and other political news.
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Ken Rudin joined host Kerri Miller to chat about the week's political news which included U.S. Senator Al Franken (MN-DFL) announcing his resignation.
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MPR News host Kerri Miller talked with Political Junkie Ken Rudin about the latest news surrounding sexual harassment in Washington, including Nancy Pelosi's call that Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) resign after several allegations of sexual misconduct. They also discussed President Trump's retweets of anti-Muslim videos from a far-right group in Britain. Later in the segment, MPR News digital producer Nancy Yang joined Kerri to read some recent mail from listeners, much of it about the ongoing wave of sexual harassment allegations in media and politics.
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Democratic Sen. Al Franken spoke to the media (including MPR News) on Sunday, in his first interviews since multiple allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced against him. MPR News host Kerri Miller talked with Political Junkie Ken Rudin about Franken's statements, and how recent sexual misconduct allegations against several politicians are reverberating in Washington.
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Ken Rudin joined MPR News host Kerri Miller and Bloomberg writer Megan McArdle to talk about the growing list of men accused of sexual misconduct. How do we as a community respond--and how do our political leanings temper our responses?
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Ken Rudin, host of the Political Junkie podcast, joined host Kerri for their weekly discussion about the latest political news.
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Ken Rudin, host of the Political Junkie podcast, joined guest host Chris Farrell to talk about the whirlwind week in political news.
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Ken Rudin, host of the Political Junkie podcast, joins Kerri Miller on Mondays to talk about the week's political news.
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MPR News host Tom Weber spoke to the Political Junkie, Ken Rudin about the latest headlines from Washington DC: President Trump's plans for DACA, and Congress's plans as they reconvene after a break in August.
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Ken Rudin, host of The Political Junkie Podcast runs down the week in politics. This discuss turned to the President's reaction to white nationalists marching in Charlottesville over the weekend and rising racial tensions in the country.
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Ken Rudin, host of the Political Junkie podcast, joins host Kerri Miller every Monday to chat about the week's political news.
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Senator Mitch McConnell announced that the health care vote will be delayed until Senator McCain's health improves. But would his attendance guarantee a yes vote? MPR News Host Kerri Miller and Ken Rudin, host of The Political Junkie Podcast, discuss.
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Today the Political Junkie, Ken Rudin, lends us his wit and wisdom on the delayed healthcare bill and Trump's tirade against CNN. He spoke with MPR News host Tom Weber from New York.
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MPR News Host Kerri Miller runs down the week in politics with Ken Rudin, host of The Political Junkie Podcast. This week they discussed the GOP health care reform bill and President Trump's meeting with Putin at the G-20 summit.
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Senate Republicans are expected to call for a vote on their plan to replace the Affordable Care Act this week. Ken Rudin, the Political Junkie, talks to MPR News host Kerri Miller about the upcoming vote.
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Democrats lost a special election in Georgia yesterday that they desperately wanted to win. Republicans in Washington DC are cooking up a health care bill in secret. Political Junkie Ken Rudin analyzes this and all the latest political news with MPR News host Kerri Miller.
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Political Junkie Ken Rudin joined host Kerri Miller for their weekly conversation about the week's political news.
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MPR News host Kerri Miller is joined by Ken Rudin, host of the Political Junkie podcast, each Monday to talk politics.
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President Trump has returned from his first trip abroad since the election. He was greeted with a new revelation concerning his son-in-law's communications with Russia and the resignation of a White House communications director.
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Ken Rudin, the Political Junkie, joined the program for his weekly chat about politics.
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MPR News guest host Jana Shortal reviewed the week in politics with Ken Rudin, host of The Political Junkie Podcast. They discussed the latest in health care politics, and The Atlantic's Uri Friedman joined them with the results of France's presidential elections.
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MPR News guest host Jana Shortal of Kare 11 discussed the week in politics with Ken Rudin, host of The Political Junkie Podcast.
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MPR News Host Kerri Miller runs down the week in politics with Ken Rudin, host of The Political Junkie Podcast. This week they discuss what strategy Democrats will need to adopt to succeed in the future. This episode originally aired on April 17, 2017.
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MPR News Host Kerri Miller runs down the week in politics with Ken Rudin, host of The Political Junkie Podcast. And they discussed the presidential elections in France with Foreign Policy staff writer, Emily Tamkin.
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Ken Rudin joined the program to discuss the mixed reactions to President Trump's decision to launch 59 Tomahawk missiles into Syria last week, the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch today and how the Trump administration is prioritizing what issues to tackle next.
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Ken Rudin, the Political Junkie, joined host Kerri Miller to discuss this week's political news.
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Our regular segment with Ken Rudin was hosted by Chris Farrell, chief economics correspondent for MPR News.
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MPR News Host Kerri Miller spoke to Ken Rudin, host of The Political Junkie Podcast. They talked about President Trump's relationship with GOP members of the House who are saying they won't vote for the American Health Care Act, and other political news from this week.
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The GOP is working furiously to pass a health care bill before Easter break, but what if they can't? Political Junkie Ken Rudin weighs in on the consequences of a divided Republican House and Senate.
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Political Junkie Ken Rudin was joined by two specials guests, Mollie Hemingway, senior editor at The Federalist, and Vann Newkirk, politics and policy reporter for The Atlantic, to talk about the agenda President Trump laid out for Congress earlier this month and how tweets about potential wiretapping might distract from that.
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Political Junkie Ken Rudin looked to the future this week. The Democrats have some work to do if they want to be successful in 2020 elections
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President Trump promised to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act simultaneously, but we haven't seen anything from Republican lawmakers. Political Junkie Ken Rudin discussed that and other political news with MPR News host Kerri Miller.
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Political Junkie Ken Rudin talked about U.S. relations with Japan, China, and, you guessed it, Russia.
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Ken Rudin joined MPR's Chris Farrell to talk about Trump's whirlwind second week as President.
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Political Junkie Ken Rudin discussed the chaotic weekend that was sparked by President Donald Trump's most recent executive order on immigration.
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Political Junkie Ken Rudin looked ahead to President-elect Donald Trump's busy week of Senate confirmations and where Trump stands on Russia's involvement in the 2016 election.
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2016 was unprecedented in many ways, said Political Junkie Ken Rudin. The nastiness of the campaigns and the heightened level of the voter frustration made it a year to remember.
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Political Junkie Ken Rudin joined MPR News host Tom Weber to revisit the year in politics.
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Political Junkie Ken Rudin joined MPR News host Euan Kerr and discussed President-elect Donald Trump's weekend full of Tweets and foreign policy.
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Political Junkie Ken Rudin was ready to talk about the news from the weekend, including Russia's influence in the U.S. presidential election, and President-elect Donald Trump's take on intelligence briefings.
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Ken Rudin, the self-proclaimed Political Junkie, discussed the weekend's surprising cabinet additions and President-elect Donald Trump's meetings with foreign leaders.
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Political Junkie, Ken Rudin, discussed president-elect Donald Trump's accusations that millions of illegal votes were cast in November, and Jill Stein's push for a recount in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.
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Political Junkie Ken Rudin shared his concerns with host Kerri Miller about President-elect Trump's inability to separate his business affairs with his presidential duties. They also talked about Trump's potential cabinet appointments and Vice President-elect Mike Pence's lecture from the Hamilton cast.
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Political Junkie Ken Rudin recaps the surprising results of the 2016 presidential election.
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Political Junkie Ken Rudin joined the program on the eve of the 2016 presidential election to talk about more emails, Trump's stops in Minnesota and other mostly blue states, and what it means that Latino voters are showing up to polls in record numbers, while Black voters might be sitting this election out.
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Political Junkie, Ken Rudin, talked about the FBI's decision to re-open its investigation into Hillary Clinton's e-mails and whether the constant drip of stolen e-mails from Wikileaks will erode Clinton's recent gains in swing states.
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MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke to Political Junkie about the three presidential debates and what races might push the democrats into the majority.
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Kathleen Hall Jamieson joined Ken Rudin to discuss a busy weekend in politics - from the tape showing Donald Trump bragging about groping women, to leaked highlights of Hillary Clinton's speeches to powerful financial firms, to Sunday night's debate.
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Political Junkie Ken Rudin joined the program to review an unprecedented week in presidential election politics and to look ahead to the final debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
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As usual, Political Junkie Ken Rudin covered a lot of ground after a busy and surprising weekend. Documents that show Trump taking advantage of a business loophole in his taxes were released by the New York Times. Also, Rudin reminds us who those vice presidents are, because they're debating Oct. 4.
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Political Junkie, Ken Rudin discussed the expectations for Hilary Clinton's and Donald Trump's first debate.
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Political Junkie, Ken Rudin, joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to talk about Trump's response to the bombing in New Jersey, and the role of moderators in debates. Should they question the candidate's statements? Or is that the job of the opponent?
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Ken Rundin, the political junkie, joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to talk about Hillary Clinton's health and her comments about Donald Trump's supporters.
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Presidential candidates have been sparring over who is the larger player in the "pay-to-play" game of influence. Does the Clinton Foundation - and Bill Clinton - pose a threat to Hillary's success at the ballot box in November? And what about Trump's business deals involving the Bank of China and Goldman Sachs. Has money's sphere of influence in the political arena gotten so large that it's casting a shadow down ballot? How will all this talk of money and influence actually affect states' candidates? 8/29/16
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Political Junkie Ken Rudin reacts to recent reports of unrest in Trump's campaign.
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Political analyst Ken Rudin debriefed MPR News host Marianne Combs on the two conventions and looked ahead to the general election. 8/1/16
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Ken Rudin has made his way to Philadelphia. He previewed the Democratic Convention, which is off to a rocky start as the party chairwoman has announced she'll step down after a leak of embarrassing e-mails show the extent to which the party tried to undermine the campaign of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. And Ken recapped the highlights of the Republican convention in Cleveland. 7/25/16
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Political Junkie Ken Rudin spoke with MPR News host Kerri Miller about what kind of vice presidential candidate Mike Pence will make and whether Donald Trump can unite delegates enough to prevent battles on the convention floor. 7/18/16
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Political junkie Ken Rudin spoke with MPR News host Kerri Miller about the week's shootings in Lousiana, Minnesota and Texas. 7/11/16
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It's July, when parties prepare for their conventions, the candidates vet potential VP candidates, and the Justice Department considers what comes next in their investigation of Hillary Clinton's e-mail server. MPR News Host Kerri Miller talks with Ken Rudin, the Political Junkie.
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The Supreme Court struck down a Texas law they said placed undue burdens on pregnant women seeking abortions. Political analyst Ken Rudin joined MPR News host Kerri Miller and former Supreme Court reporter Kimberly Atkins to discuss this ruling. 6/27/16
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MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with Political Junkie Ken Rudin about the politics of guns and how the Orlando shooting has changed the presidential election. 6/20/16
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The Political Junkie, Ken Rudin, spoke with MPR News host Tom Weber about the upcoming California primary and how disappointed he is that Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders will not debate one another. 5/31/16
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Political analyst Ken Rudin joined MPR News reporter Marianne Combs to talk about Obama's visit to Hiroshima and the 2016 presidential race. 5/23/16
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Political analyst Ken Rudin spoke with MPR News host Kerri Miller about developments in the 2016 presidential race. 5/16/16
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Political analyst Ken Rudin joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to discuss Indiana's primary. 5/2/16
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Political analyst Ken Rudin joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to straighten out the confusing uncommitted delegate situation in Pennsylvania. 4/25/16
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Political analyst Ken Rudin spoke with MPR News host Kerri Miller about the New York primary and why it matters in this election as opposed to others. 4/18/16
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MPR News host Bob Collins spoke with Ken Rudin, The Political Junkie, about next week's New York primary, featuring three prominent candidates who claim New York as home. They also discussed Bill Clinton's reaction to Black Lives Matter protesters at a recent campaign event. 4/11/16
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Political analyst Ken Rudin joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to discuss the upcoming Wisconsin primary. 4/4/16
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Tuesday brings voting for another string of states and one territory. Ken Rudin told MPR News host Kerri Miller what to watch for as people from Arizona, Idaho, Utah and American Samoa head to the polls. 3/21/16
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MPR News host Luke Burbank spoke with political analyst Ken Rudin about events from the weekend and what to watch for in the upcoming political contests this week. 3/14/16
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Political analyst Ken Rudin joined us, like every Monday, to talk politics. Today we reviewed the results of weekend primaries and caucuses and remember the political influence of Nancy Reagan. 3/7/16
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Candidates' campaigns are ratcheting up ahead of Super Tuesday and political analyst Ken Rudin spoke with MPR News host Kerri Miller about why southern black voters are leaning towards Hilary Clinton like we saw in the South Carolina primary. 2/29/16
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MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke to political analyst Ken Rudin about the South Carolina primary and Nevada caucus. 2/22/16
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After months (years?) of anticipation, the voting finally begins in the 2016 presidential contest. Iowa holds it's first-in-the-nation caucus tonight. The Political Junkie, Ken Rudin, joins MPR News host Kerri Miller to review what's at stake for candidates involved. 2/1/16
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Ken Rudin joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to talk about to expect in the days leading up to the Iowa caucuses. 1/25/16
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MPR News host Kerri Miller and political analyst Ken Rudin spoke about the latest round of Democratic debates, the release of Americans from an Iranian prison and Iran's compliance with the nuclear pact. 1/18/16
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Political analyst Ken Rudin and MPR News host Kerri Miller chatted about about which voters Trump will attract in Iowa and where the other GOP candidates stand in the polls. 1/11/16
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Political Junkie Ken Rudin joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to talk about what President Obama might accomplish in the first week of 2016.
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Political analyst Ken Rudin spoke to MPR News host Kerri Miller about his predictions for the primaries and what surprised him in 2015.
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MPR News host Marianne Combs spoke to political analyst Ken Rudin about the final debate of 2015 and Lindsey Graham's announcement to drop out of the GOP race.
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Ken Rudin checks in with MPR News host Bob Collins on the 2016 presidential race.
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Kerri and Ken talk about the political reaction to the shootings in San Bernardino, including President Obama's unusual prime time address to the nation on Sunday evening.
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Political Junkie Ken Rudin weighs in on the latest developments with Chris Christie's endorsements and Donald Trump's refusal to apologize.
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Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins MPR News host Kerri Miller to discuss how the Paris terror attacks are changing the 2016 landscape.
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The Political Junkie, Ken Rudin, joins Tom Weber to discuss the latest in campaign politics.
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Can Jeb fix it? Hillary Clinton, local issues and a look ahead at this week's campaign news.
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