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It's ScuttleButton Time! - Ken Rudin's Political Junkie

krpoliticaljunkie.com — After hearing those tough questions from Matt Lauer - "So, is it true you really love cats?" - I realized it was time for a new 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.

Time To Enter The Electoral College Contest! - Ken Rudin's Political Junkie

krpoliticaljunkie.com — With nine weeks to go before the election, we suspect most of you are already doing your electoral college calculations. That sounds like the perfect time to enter the latest Political Junkie contest! Send us your predictions for what you think will be the final electoral vote totals for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump (and, if you're so inclined, Gary Johnson and Jill Stein as well).

This Week's Trivia Question

krpoliticaljunkie.com — The conventions may be over, but that doesn't mean we've forgotten about them. This week's trivia question is: Who was the last presidential candidate who had the lead in delegates going INTO the convention but failed to win his or her party's nomination? Submit your answer in the box below.

Specter Helped Defeat Sessions In 1986 Judiciary Vote

npr.org — With Arlen Specter 's defection to the Democratic Party, the new ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee is Jeff Sessions of Alabama. In a deal worked out yesterday by Senate Republicans, Sessions will be the ranking GOPer through 2010, when Charles Grassley of Iowa will assume the post.

Best, worst running mate picks

thecalifornian.com — The quadrennial season of "Survivor: Veepstakes" is in its final throes of gossip and suspense. But what will it mean in the end? Does a running mate even matter? The selection of Geraldine Ferraro by the Democrats in 1984 was seen as one of the most exciting political moments ever, but the Mondale-Ferraro ticket carried just one state and the District of Columbia that November.

OPINION: The best - and worst - of VP picks

dailyrecord.com — The quadrennial season of Survivor: Veepstakes is in its final throes of gossip and suspense. But what will it mean in the end? Does a running mate even matter? The selection of Geraldine Ferraro by the Democrats in 1984 was seen as one of the most exciting political moments ever, but the Mondale-Ferraro ticket carried just one state and the District of Columbia that November.

Political Junkie at the 2016 National Conventions!

krpoliticaljunkie.com — Exciting News! The Political Junkie will be in both Cleveland AND Philadelphia next month for the Republican and Democratic National Conventions! This will be the first time since we launched the show in 2013 that we're taking the show on the road, and where better to start!

5 best and worst VP picks in recent history

greenbaypressgazette.com — The quadrennial season of "Survivor: Veepstakes" is in its final throes of gossip and suspense. But what will it mean in the end? Does a running mate even matter? The selection of Geraldine Ferraro by the Democrats in 1984 was seen as one of the most exciting political moments ever, but the Mondale-Ferraro ticket carried just one state and the District of Columbia that November.

5 best and worst VP picks in recent history

baxterbulletin.com — The veepstakes is tops for suspense and entertainment. As for real impact, well, it depends. The quadrennial season of Survivor: Veepstakes is in its final throes of gossip and suspense. But what will it mean in the end? Does a running mate even matter?

My VP Predictions: Mike Pence (R), Sherrod Brown (D)

krpoliticaljunkie.com — Our quadrennial exercise of predicting the major party running mates is both fun and ridiculous at the same time. We spend all this time assessing the strengths of weaknesses of potential vice presidents. Do they bring in a state or region? Do they ideologically balance the ticket?
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Sep 25, 2016

I'm listening on the radio. Do the #NYGiants look as pathetic on TV as they sound on the radio?

Sep 25, 2016

What to look for in Monday's #debate: Today on @WTOP at 5:40pm Eastern.

Sep 25, 2016

Here's one thing no one will be talking about tomorrow: "Falcons vs. Saints on Monday Night Football."

Sep 25, 2016

Trump, facetiously or not, invites Gennifer Flowers to Monday's #debate. Flowers says she'll be there. This race gets classier every day.

Sep 25, 2016

The deadline to enter our Electoral College contest is tomorrow, Monday, noon Eastern time. Don't miss out!  http://bit.ly/2bRX33y 

Sep 24, 2016

"Hi. Donald Trump cruelly mocked my wife's looks & said my father was in on the JFK assassination. Thus I am proud to endorse him for prez."

Sep 24, 2016

Sure, it's interesting that a Trump adviser is best buds w/the Kremlin, but HILLARY DIDN'T TELL US SHE HAD PNEUMONIA!! #cantmakethisstuffup

Sep 22, 2016

@Zachary_Cohen @KatieShappell In the song, it's followed by, "Just go out and VOTE it -- Stevenson!"

Sep 22, 2016

Dear Fellow Dork: It's Adlai (pronouncing it as "Ad-lie") to you, Adlai ("Ad-lee") to me, I don't care how you quote it." For Stevenson. https://t.co/EqnVyRY27i


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