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Political Junkie with Ken Rudin on MPR News

Ken Rudin, an expert in American politics and campaign history, joins MPR News host Kerri Miller every week for a conversation about the latest on President Trump, Congress, and the American political scene.

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The Political Junkie on the impact of Trump's 'zero tolerance' policy so far

Ken Rudin joined host Stephanie Curtis to talk about the latest in immigration policy.

13mins

25 Jun 2018

Rank #1

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The Political Junkie: Are presidential candidates from the Midwest electable?

Amy Klobuchar announced that she will be running for president. Will her Midwestern roots give her an advantage in states like Iowa, Wisconsin, and Michigan that went for Trump in 2016?

15mins

11 Feb 2019

Rank #2

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The Political Junkie: The palatability of Beto O'Rourke

The political junkie offers his take on the week's big political headlines, from President Trump's first veto to Beto O'Rourke and New Zealand's commitment to reform of its gun laws.

15mins

18 Mar 2019

Rank #3

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The Political Junkie: Who is running and who is not

Even in a presidential field that's already crowded, there's much speculation about who will run and who won't. The Political Junkie stopped in to help us keep everything straight.

16mins

12 Mar 2019

Rank #4

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The Political Junkie: What could come from Cohen's testimony

Michael Cohen is set to testify publicly in front of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform on Wednesday. What information could come from his testimony? What might happen away from public view?

16mins

25 Feb 2019

Rank #5

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Political Junkie talks Trump and NATO

MPR News host Kerri Miller talked to Political Junkie Ken Rudin for his take on the politics of President Trump's visit to Europe and the UK.

15mins

18 Jul 2018

Rank #6

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The Political Junkie: The developing landscape of the 2020 election

The RNC backed Trump's bid for re-election in 2020. More democrats have been announcing their intentions to run. Ken Rudin talked about everything that's happened in politics this past week.

12mins

28 Jan 2019

Rank #7

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Political Junkie: How healthcare was utilized in the election

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 outcome of the midterm elections and healthcare.

15mins

12 Nov 2018

Rank #8

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Political Junkie: How campaigns are using funding

MPR News host Kerri Miller and Ken Rudin sat down to talk about campaign financing and early voting

17mins

22 Oct 2018

Rank #9

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Political Junkie: Talking political tribalism

The Political Junkie, Ken Rudin, joined MPR News host to talk about tribalism in politics and how people make decisions based on their party.

44mins

14 Jan 2019

Rank #10