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

This Week's Trivia Question

krpoliticaljunkie.com — With the New Hampshire primary just days away, we thought this would be a good opportunity for a trivia question you won't take for Granite. Since 1952, what presidential candidate who went on to win the White House received the LOWEST percentage of votes in the New Hampshire primary that year?
Feb 05, 2016

These buttons are the answer to last week's trivia question. To see the question, go to bit.ly/1nRXBYM. pic.twitter.com/4tUKZhwq2N

Feb 05, 2016

RT @kenrudin: These buttons are the answer to last week's trivia question. To see the question, go to bit.ly/1nRXBYM. pic.twitter.com/4tUKZhwq2N

Ken Rudin's Political Junkie

krpoliticaljunkie.com — With so much tension and acrimony in the battles for the Democratic and Republican presidential nomination, we thought we would go easy on you this week with a delightfully simple ScuttleButton puzzle. How to Play ScuttleButton, as you may know, is that weekly waste-of-time exercise where we post a vertical sequence of campaign buttons.
Feb 05, 2016

The Super Bowl can wait until Sunday. The new ScuttleButton puzzle, however, can't. Solve it now. krpoliticaljunkie.com/its-scuttlebut…

When losing is winning in Iowa and NH: Column

usatoday.com — Third place is the new second place in the early party nomination contests. America, as Donald Trump tells us, is the land of winners. We have no use for losers. Yes, the name of the game is finishing first. That's what Barack Obama did. That's what Michael Phelps did.
Jan 31, 2016

Sometimes losing in Iowa and New Hampshire can be better than winning. My column in USA Today: usat.ly/1RU5vx4

Feb 01, 2016

Winning IA & NH not all it's cracked up to be. 3rd place might be better than 1st tonight. @kenrudin @USATOpinion usat.ly/1QRcWE0

Feb 01, 2016

The GOP establishment is desperately hoping for a strong showing by a Trump/Cruz alternative. The battle for third: usat.ly/1RU5vx4

Iowa and New Hampshire: Always First, Not Always Right

krpoliticaljunkie.com — We're days away from the Iowa caucuses, and that will be followed shortly after by New Hampshire. If you've been following what's going in the two states - and what political junkie hasn't? - you know their influence is gigantic. They can make candidates, they can break candidates.
Jan 29, 2016

New Political Junkie column -- Iowa and New Hampshire: Always First, Not Always Right. bit.ly/1OVd5DW pic.twitter.com/bDInBKVC5x

Feb 01, 2016

Since 1976, here's the Iowa record in picking caucus winners who went on to win the nomination: 8 right, 7 wrong. krpoliticaljunkie.com/column-2/

Feb 01, 2016

RT @kenrudin: Since 1976, here's the Iowa record in picking caucus winners who went on to win the nomination: 8 right, 7 wrong. krpoliticaljunkie.com/column-2/

Caucus Calculus: A Guide to Iowa

npr.org — We keep hearing how important the "Iowa caucuses" are in determining both the Democratic and Republican nominees for president. But do we really know what a caucus is? And why Iowa? I visited the Iowa Historical Society building in Des Moines this month with NPR Video Producer John Poole.
Jan 22, 2016

The Iowa caucuses, explained in less than five minutes. NOTE: No animal was harmed in putting together this video. n.pr/1Qpk7mP

Ken Rudin's Political Junkie

krpoliticaljunkie.com — Expect to be snowed in this weekend? Well, if Sunday is the football games, then you could spend Saturday solving the latest ScuttleButton puzzle. How to Play ScuttleButton, as you may know, is that weekly waste-of-time exercise where we post a vertical sequence of campaign buttons.
Jan 21, 2016

Did you use your carnival knowledge to figure out the last ScuttleButton? Now it's time to solve this week's puzzle! bit.ly/1ZEDF6Y

This Week's Trivia Question

krpoliticaljunkie.com — With of Wilmington, N.C. becoming the latest to carry the Political Junkie program, we thought we'd honor the station with a North Carolina-related trivia question. And that is ... Who was the last presidential candidate born in North Carolina to compete in a presidential primary? Submit your answer in the box below.
Jan 14, 2016

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

Ken Rudin's Political Junkie

krpoliticaljunkie.com — In the event that this weekend's first-round games of the NFL playoffs turn out to be snoozers, at least we have a ScuttleButton puzzle that will keep you going. How to Play ScuttleButton, as you may know, is that weekly waste-of-time exercise where we post a vertical sequence of campaign buttons.

This Week's Trivia Question

krpoliticaljunkie.com — George Pataki recently dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Pataki was elected three times as governor of New York, receiving a total of 7.3 million votes. This week's trivia question is ... What Republican in HISTORY got the most cumulative votes in all his campaigns for governor?
Jan 08, 2016

This button is the answer to last week's trivia question. To see the question, go to bit.ly/1ZSmssS pic.twitter.com/S6AnSXsLYu

Name the Running Mates

krpoliticaljunkie.com — In February we'll have the winners in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. In January we'll have the winners for ... vice president! We're talking about the latest Political Junkie contest. We'll let the voters decide which candidates should get their respective party's presidential nomination.
Jan 05, 2016

Who will be the Democratic and Republican VP running mates for 2016? Enter the Political Junkie contest now! krpoliticaljunkie.com/name-the-runni…

Jan 29, 2016

Today is the final day to get your predictions in: Who will be the Democratic and Republican VP running mates? krpoliticaljunkie.com/name-the-runni…

More Articles →
Feb 11, 2016

I know politics is politics, and you do what you have to do to win. But the latest from #JohnLewis & #MadeleineAlbright feel over the top.

Feb 11, 2016

Podcast! Wesley Clark (@GeneralClark), reflecting on his 2004 bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. krpoliticaljunkie.com/episode-114/

Feb 11, 2016

Podcast! N.H. party leaders Steve Duprey (@SecretaryofFun) & Martha Fuller Clark (@mfclark) dissect the results. krpoliticaljunkie.com/episode-114/

Feb 10, 2016

.#CarlyFiorina got notice when she stood up to Trump's bullying. But her claims about what she saw in the #PlannedParenthood videos hurt.

Feb 10, 2016

The real question: Will #ChrisChristie suspend his candidacy before we record this week's Political Junkie podcast?

Feb 10, 2016

The #NHPrimary ain't over until we have the final word, this morning on @NHPRExchange, hosted by Laura Knoy. A full hour from 9-10am ET.

Feb 09, 2016

Well, that was quick: Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders called the YUGE winners in New Hampshire.

Feb 09, 2016

All NH polls closed by 8pm. Tune in to @NHPR at 8 for live coverage and join Laura Knoy, UNH's Dante Scala and me for results and analysis.


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