It's All Politics

It's All Politics

NPR political analysts Ken Rudin and Ron Elving delve into the week's political news and analysis.More from It's All Politics »

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It's All Politics July 25, 2013

All good things must come to an end. Ken Rudin and Ron Elving, for the final time, weigh in on the political news of the week. New York Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner is snapped up in another sexting saga, President Obama delivers his most expansive comments on race and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell now has a Tea Party challenger. The guys also make 2014 and 2016 predictions, plus read farewell letters from "The Listener."

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It's All Politics July 18, 2013

In the Penultimate Edition of the podcast, Ken Rudin and Ron Elving talk about the Senate avoiding the so-called "Nuclear Option" and who the big winners of the compromise are. Plus the surprise decision by former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer who opted not to run for the U.S. Senate in 2014. And what's a podcast without a scandal? The guys discuss the sexual harassment allegations dogging San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.

It's All Politics July 11, 2013

Ron Elving and Ken Rudin return from the 4th of July holiday to tackle in the world of politics. Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, who resigned amidst a prostitution scandal, announces he's running for New York City comptroller. Down in Texas, Governor Rick Perry won't seek another term in 2014, fueling speculation of a possible presidential run in 2016. Plus former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin flirts with a U.S. Senate campaign against embattled Alaska Senator Mark Begich.

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It's All Politics June 27, 2013

Ron Elving and Ken Rudin discuss the landmark rulings by the Supreme Court on two same-sex marriage cases and another involving the 1965 Voting Rights Act. All those rulings came by way of narrow 5-to-4 margins. Ken and Ron also discuss Massachusetts Congressman Ed Markey's special election victory.  Markey's 36 years in the U.S. House is the longest anyone has served before being elected to the U.S. Senate.

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It's All Politics June 20, 2013

Ron Elving and Ken Rudin weigh in on President Obama leaving the IRS, NSA and other controversies behind as he attended the G8 summit in Europe. Back in Washington, the House OKs a far-reaching 20-week abortion ban bill. And former Florida Governor Jeb Bush raises eyebrows saying immigrants are "more fertile" than U.S.-born citizens.

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