This Week's Junkie On TOTN: Whither Lisa, Rahm & The Sept. 14 Primaries

No primaries this week to dissect, but plenty next week, and we set them up in today's Political Junkie segment on NPR's Talk of the Nation:

How the results in Alaska play in the GOP contest for Senate in Delaware between Mike Castle and Christine O'Donnell ... The thinking behind Sarah Palin's endorsement of Brian Murphy over Bob Ehrlich in Maryland ... The Republican battle to keep Judd Gregg's Senate seat in New Hampshire ... And weighing Charlie Rangel's 40 years in his bid for another House term in New York.

Plus:  What will Lisa Murkowski do?  What will Rahm Emanuel do?  And how could the Yankees lose two in a row to the Orioles??

Last week's show, featuring Democratic pollster Anna Greenberg and Republican strategist Alex Vogel, focused on the themes for the fall midterm elections.  You can listen to that segment here.

Host Neal Conan is off this week, ably replaced by NPR's Jennifer Ludden.

Join Neal and me every Wednesday at 2 p.m. 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!

If your local NPR station doesn't carry TOTN, you can always 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).

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