Ken Rudin's Political Junkie

Ken Rudin's Political Junkie

Latest Episodes

Episode #398: Kevin Can’t Wait
January 12, 2023

Republican strategist Vin Weber gives us the inside scoop of Kevin McCarthy’s ultimately successful bid to become Speaker of the House.  Former RNC chair Michael Steele sets up this month’s election f

Episode #397: Sinema Vérité
December 15, 2022

Carl Hulse of the New York Times talks about the decision by Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema to switch from the Democratic Party and become an independent.  He also talks about other famous Senate party s

Episode #396: 51 Or 50, And Fight
November 30, 2022

Greg Bluestein of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution sets up next week’s Georgia Senate runoff between Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker.  Regardless of the

Episode #395: Trump’s Problems, Pelosi’s Decision And A 2022 Wrap
November 23, 2022

The votes were still being counted but the news was being made elsewhere.  Donald Trump announced his candidacy but then was hit with two bombshells:  The Justice Department named a special counsel to

Episode #394: Women Yes, Abortion Rights Maybe
October 30, 2022

Debbie Walsh, the director of the Center for American Women and Politics, discusses the number of women running in next week’s elections, and what it might — or might not — say about the future of rep

Episode #393: Keystone State May Be Key To Senate Majority
October 22, 2022

Jonathan Tamari of the Philadelphia Inquirer lays out the Pennsylvania Senate race between Mehmet Oz, the Republican nominee, and John Fetterman, the Democratic candidate.  Fetterman was thought to ha

Episode #392: O Father, Where Art Thou?
October 07, 2022

Greg Bluestein of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports on the myriad of controversies and alleged scandals surrounding Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker.  The latest — reports that the anti

Episode #391: She Has Everything But The Voters
August 15, 2022

We talk to our old pal Alan Simpson, the former Wyoming senator, who talks about his long relationship with Liz Cheney, the congresswoman who is in danger of losing her primary on August 16th.  Simpso

Episode #390: A Risk Of Failin’ For Cheney And Palin
July 29, 2022

The political future of two well-known Republican women — Liz Cheney and Sarah Palin — will be determined by the voters next month.  The August 16th primaries in Wyoming and Alaska may end the careers

Episode #389: The Facts Are There. Is Anyone Listening?
June 13, 2022

A quick review of the first installment of the January 6th committee’s hearings to learn what exactly happened in the time leading up to the insurrection — what Donald Trump and his co-conspirators kn