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

Rahm Hoping To End Chicago Race Today

krpoliticaljunkie.com — He has a solid campaign organization, tons of money, and even the president of the United States in his corner. But if reports are to be believed, Rahm Emanuel is running scared in his bid (on Tuesday, Feb. 24) for a second term as mayor of Chicago.

Whither V.P. Biden; Welcome Gov. Brown

krpoliticaljunkie.com — One of the more entertaining aspects of following politics is watching how journalists cover Sarah Palin . To a person, they swear up and down that they'll never write about her again. Then she'll say something - as she did last month, when she told a reporter that she's "seriously thinking" about running for president - which puts everyone in a tizzy.

Ken Rudin's Political Junkie

krpoliticaljunkie.com — What's Friday the 13th without a ScuttleButton puzzle to be solved? How to Play ScuttleButton, as you may know, is that weekly waste-of-time exercise where we post a vertical sequence of campaign buttons. Your job is to take one word (or concept) per button and add 'em up to arrive at a famous name or familiar expression.

Ken Rudin's Political Junkie

krpoliticaljunkie.com — You can't figure out what Seattle coach Pete Carroll was thinking when he called for that ill-fated pass play during the Super Bowl? How do you think we feel when we can't figure out who all these local campaign buttons refer to??

Joe Biden can't get any respect

newsday.com — One of the more entertaining aspects of following politics is watching how journalists cover Sarah Palin. To a person, they swear up and down that they'll never write about her again. Then she'll say something -- as she did when she told a reporter recently that she's "seriously thinking" about running for president -- which puts everyone in a tizzy.

Joe Biden can't get any respect

newsday.com — One of the more entertaining aspects of following politics is watching how journalists cover Sarah Palin. To a person, they swear up and down that they'll never write about her again. Then she'll say something -- as she did when she told a reporter recently that she's "seriously thinking" about running for president -- which puts everyone in a tizzy.

Ken Rudin's Political Junkie

krpoliticaljunkie.com — There's a wonderful interview in this week's Political Junkie podcast with Beau Willimon , the showrunner and creator of "House of Cards," the thrilling series on Netflix that is weeks away from the launch of Season Three. Beau argues that his show is not about politics but about power ...

Wrong-man, wrong-time Romney: Column

usatoday.com — A GOP machine on autopilot lifted Romney to the 2012 nomination. His turn is over. The Romney-for-president boomlet that seems to be sweeping the Romney household is not hard to understand.

Ken Rudin's Political Junkie

krpoliticaljunkie.com — Just in case you've been feeling deflated lately, a new ScuttleButton puzzle to lift your spirits! How to Play ScuttleButton, as you may know, is that weekly waste-of-time exercise where we post a vertical sequence of campaign buttons. Your job is to take one word (or concept) per button and add 'em up to arrive at a famous name or familiar expression.

Ken Rudin: Obama's "SOTU" agenda a call to his base

usatoday.com — Without prayer of becoming law, president's laundry list didn't even try to persuade GOP. The president was so forceful, so self-assured, that one almost forgot which party was the big winner in last year's elections. Barack Obama has said for quite some time that "elections have consequences."
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Mar 04, 2015

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D) says he'll run for Mikulski Senate seat. Waiting to see what Rep. Donna Edwards (D) decides.

Mar 03, 2015

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, a potential prez candidate, says he will NOT run for the Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Mikulski

Mar 03, 2015

@stuartpstevens When I wrote "both sides," I was thinking Dems & GOPers, but that was way too simplistic.

Mar 03, 2015

@airbagmoments I won't say both played politics equally. I will say that both should've known better with some of their stunts they pulled.

Mar 03, 2015

Both sides played politics with this speech. It would be funny if so much weren't at stake. #Netanyahu

Mar 03, 2015

... And he opened the speech by praising Obama but spent most of it ripping the administration's desire for a deal with Iran.

Mar 03, 2015

Netanyahu message: A bad deal is worse than no deal, and that the alternative to no deal is not nuclear war but a better deal.

Mar 03, 2015

Netanyahu ends speech: "may Israel and America always stand together". About 40 minute total speech.

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