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Washington, DC
Political Commentator and Columnist
As seen in:  NPR, USA Today, Newsday

The Political Junkie. Former NPR, ABC, Hotline, Camp Lokanda. Junkie podcast/column/ScuttleButton have all returned! http://www.krpoliticaljunkie.com

Has Trump, like McCarthy, done enough?

postcrescent.com — He had a history of saying incendiary things. His fellow Republicans, even those who deeply disliked him, refused to take him on; most simply tolerated his antics and stayed silent. But this time, he went too far. "You've done enough," Joseph Welch, the up-to-that-moment tolerant attorney for the Army, said to the senator from Wisconsin.

Rudin: Has Trump, like McCarthy, done enough?

usatoday.com — Fellow Republicans of red-baiting senator stayed silent, until he went too far. He had a history of saying incendiary things. His fellow Republicans, even those who deeply disliked him, refused to take him on; most simply tolerated his antics and stayed silent. But this time, he went too far.
Jul 21, 2015

Has Donald Trump finally gone too far? My column in USA Today. usat.ly/1JeFDXN

This Month in N.H. Primary History: The Hazard of Using Polls to Anoint 'Frontrunners'

nhpr.org — July 1, 1995 - In the race for the 1996 Republican presidential nomination, Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole holds a 39-point lead over Sen. Phil Gramm in an average of national polls.
Jul 01, 2015

A new feature for New Hampshire Public Radio: This Month in N.H. Primary History. bit.ly/1T5ucEC

Rudin: Dennis Hastert's sad, sick legacy

thenorthwestern.com — The Republican Party was in serious trouble approaching the 2006 midterm elections. President Bush's numbers were sinking. The war in Iraq was not going well. Gasoline and food prices were skyrocketing. The government's response to Hurricane Katrina was met with widespread anger.

Dennis Hastert's sick, sad legacy: Column

usatoday.com — The God-and-family party has an incredible ick factor. The Republican Party was in serious trouble approaching the 2006 midterm elections. President Bush's numbers were sinking. The war in Iraq was not going well. Gasoline and food prices were skyrocketing. The government's response to Hurricane Katrina was met with widespread anger.

This Week's Trivia Question

krpoliticaljunkie.com — Russ Feingold announcing he will attempt to win back the Wisconsin Senate seat he lost in 2010 to Republican Ron Johnson leads to this week's trivia question: Who was the last senator defeated for re-election who challenged the person who beat him six years later? Submit your answer in the box below.
May 22, 2015

This button is the answer to last week's trivia question. For the question, go to bit.ly/1Kp6VeQ pic.twitter.com/7I1Ge1uMWB

Ken Rudin's Political Junkie

krpoliticaljunkie.com — Last month's "Who Dat?" feature left a lot to be desired. For some time now, we've been offering photos of unknown buttons, arranged alphabetically by candidate names, for you to help identify. But last month focused on candidates whose last name began with an "I" - and there were only a handful to illustrate.
May 22, 2015

A new batch of unknown buttons to identify -- beginning with the letter "J." Thanks for your help! bit.ly/1GtW0ye

This Week's Trivia Question

krpoliticaljunkie.com — Philadelphia is holding its mayoral primary on Tuesday, which prompted this question: When was the last time a former mayor appeared on a major-party presidential ticket? Submit your answer in the box below. We'll pick a winner at random from the bunch. The winner will get a fabulous Political Junkie button.
May 18, 2015

This button is the answer to last week's trivia question. To see the question, go to bit.ly/1EYyjcO pic.twitter.com/ph9oc8YkBA

Ken Rudin's Political Junkie

krpoliticaljunkie.com — Spoiler alert: In the final episode of "Mad Men," there is no reference at all to ScuttleButton puzzles or the delight that some people get in solving them week after week. I'm probably going to stop watching. How to Play ScuttleButton, as you may know, is that weekly waste-of-time exercise where we post a vertical sequence of campaign buttons.
May 18, 2015

#MadMen may be over but ScuttleButton certainly isn't. Solve the new puzzle at bit.ly/1HpNOAk,

This Week's Trivia Question

krpoliticaljunkie.com — With Dan Donovan (R) winning the special congressional election in New York's 11th District earlier this week, and with the special election in Mississippi's 1st CD coming up on Tuesday, it seemed clear that we needed a "special" trivia question this week.
May 08, 2015

This button is the answer to last week's trivia question. To see the question, go to bit.ly/1FUi1WJ pic.twitter.com/KiEqy5PPc6

More Articles →
Jul 27, 2015

@kenchill1 @MPRnews @CapRadioNews If you don't pay attention to the campaign until May 2016 you won't have any say about who gets nominated.

Jul 27, 2015

A stunning moment Sunday at baseball's Hall of Fame ceremony in Cooperstown, where Pedro Martinez inexplicably threw at Craig Biggio's head.

Jul 27, 2015

More questions about guns & police, Clinton & emails, Trump & Earthlings. Today on @MPRnews at 10:45am ET and @CapRadioNews at 12:06pm ET.

Jul 24, 2015

On this week's show, Michael Dukakis talks about the '88 Dem convention: picking Lloyd Bentsen, adoring Ann Richards. krpoliticaljunkie.com/episode-86/

Jul 24, 2015

Talking politics today at 12:06 pm ET on @wunc's @state_of_things with host Frank Stasio.

Jul 23, 2015

"Gary Johnson" is the answer to last week's trivia question. For more details (and the NEW question), go to bit.ly/1Io9puh

Jul 23, 2015

Podcast! Michael Dukakis, on the 1988 convention: adoring Ann Richards, picking Bentsen, opportunities lost. krpoliticaljunkie.com/episode-86/

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