TOTN's Junkie Focuses On Pirates And Twins (Al & Norm), Followed By Web Chat

If it's Wednesday, it's time for the Political Junkie segment on Talk of the Nation.

The President gets good news off the coast of Somalia. But other foreign policy hopes result in less than smooth sailing.

Plus: new developments in the Minnesota Senate race (though still no winner), awaiting a call in New York 20 (though still no winner), and NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg renews his flirtation with the GOP. For now.

Join host Neal Conan and me every Wednesday at 2 pm ET for the Junkie segment on TOTN, where you can often, but not always, find interesting conversation, useless trivia questions and sparkling jokes. And you can win a Political Junkie t-shirt!

Last week's segment, with special guest Rep.-elect Mike Quigley (D-IL), can be heard here.

If your local NPR station doesn't carry TOTN, you can hear the program on the Web or on HD Radio. And if you are a subscriber to XM/Sirius radio, you can find the show there as well (siriusly).

And as we do each Wednesday, immediately following the Junkie segment we pick up with our political Web chat. I'll be joined this week by Elizabeth Stawicki, a legal correspondent for Minnesota Public Radio, who will update us on the stalemated Senate race; and Joanne Bamberger, a contributing editor at BlogHer who blogs as "PunditMom."

If you want to submit questions in advance, you can leave them in the comments section.

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